Brian_Bowles

Brian_Bowles

Lives in: Evans, GA USA

Member since: 11/23/18

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Added reply in a thread 1986 YZ125 - Bringing her back 12/29/2018 3:15 PM

Unfortunately the Kickstarter bolt was sheared off I side the shaft. I had to buy a new Kickstarter and a new shaft. It looked like someone tried to get the bolt out with an easy out and then broke it off in the shaft. While the side cover was off I

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Added reply in a thread 1986 Yamaha YZ250S 12/29/2018 8:10 AM

I started one today. http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Bike-Builds,46/1986-YZ125-Bringing-her-back,1351508

Added reply in a thread 1986 YZ125 - Bringing her back 12/29/2018 7:11 AM

After cleaning the carb out and spraying some fuel in the car she started right up. Not bad after 5 plus years of sitting. First time runningFirst drive by

Started new thread 1986 YZ125 - Bringing her back 12/29/2018 6:57 AM

I got a 1986 YZ125 and a 1986 CR125 recently for free. They were dying in a backyard. The owner told me if I wanted them I could have them. After cleaning out the carb on both bikes and putting in new gas they both run. Here is the photos on the YZ125:

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Added reply in a thread 1986 Yamaha YZ250S 12/29/2018 5:46 AM

Great build! I am working on a 1986 YZ125.

Started new thread Flexible boots 12/28/2018 10:05 PM

I need a recommendation on some boots that are not real expensive but flexible. I was given an older pair of O’Neal boots. The are so stiff it makes changing gears ver difficult. Granted this coming from someone who has not worn boots in the past. Maybe ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Can a yellowed white yz125 gas tank be made whiter? 12/28/2018 9:46 PM

Looks like a bust. I see no improvement. Here are the before and after pictures together:

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Added reply in a thread Can a yellowed white yz125 gas tank be made whiter? 12/28/2018 5:32 PM

When I get home I will take a “whiteness reading”.

Started new thread Can a yellowed white yz125 gas tank be made whiter? 12/28/2018 2:29 PM

It is raining outside again! Nothing else to do so..... I put some soft scrub on the bottom my my 1986 YZ125 gas tank. Soft scrub worked fantastic on the fenders. Here are the results:

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Added reply in a thread 1992 CR 125 Restoration: Completed project! 12/28/2018 2:16 PM

This build is epic! Great job!

Added reply in a thread Another yz125 build-Complete rebuild-99% done 12/28/2018 2:10 PM

It really looks nice! What was your process for getting everything so clean?

Added reply in a thread 87’ CR250 restoration 12/27/2018 3:55 PM

Thanks Steve, I will look at the plastic from UFO. I need a rear fender.

Added reply in a thread 87’ CR250 restoration 12/27/2018 1:39 PM

I will Mark. I have another thread here on the forum for this one. It is a 1986 YZ125. I got it at the same time. It took it out riding yesterday.

Added reply in a thread 87’ CR250 restoration 12/27/2018 11:39 AM

Great project. I got a free 1986 YZ125 a few weekend ago. It did not have much corrossion either. I have it running but it needs a lot of love. This thread is motivating. It has all original plastic with the exception of the rear fender.

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Added reply in a thread 1986 Yamaha yz125 restoration 12/27/2018 11:13 AM

Thanks Geordie

Added reply in a thread Avoid Clarke Tanks 12/27/2018 9:33 AM

I think the thread getting deleted is a bit much. After reading this thread I would still use Clark if I had to but now they are a last resort. I have a yellowed gas tank so am off white Clark tank would not be much better. Maybe the thread will help ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1986 Yamaha yz125 restoration 12/27/2018 9:25 AM

Thanks Geordie, did you use satin on the exhaust? I think I have 4 days of rain coming up so I might as well do some stuff.

Added reply in a thread 1986 Yamaha yz125 restoration 12/26/2018 5:27 PM

Was the swing arm originally painted silver when the bike was new? I noticed the swing arm on my brother’s KDX was painted.

Added reply in a thread 1986 Yamaha yz125 restoration 12/25/2018 12:11 PM

On my 1986 yz125 the cylinder does not appear to be painted.

Added reply in a thread 1986 Yamaha yz125 restoration 12/25/2018 10:30 AM

I will get decals next and paint the exhaust pipe. My brother has a downer coating kit. We will probably buy a small oven for the garage. Then we can powder coat some of the smaller parts. A few days we replaced the Kickstarter shaft. It had a bit and

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