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New thread 1984 RM500 Restoration 9/22/2020 8:58 AM

I picked up a new project for when the ATK gets finished up. This wasn't really on my radar, but it was fairly local to me and I had never actually seen one. I thought if I didn't pick this up, I would probably never have the opportunity again (unless

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New thread 2011 KTM 250SX compression advice 5/26/2020 4:53 PM

I bought this bike new in fall of 2010. It rips. All I have ever done engine-wise has been to change filters somewhat regularly, clean the carb often, and change the oil occasionally with cheap 10w30 dinosaur oil. I also started using a BR8EIX plug for ... more »

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New thread Do you use t-handles? 4/18/2020 9:48 PM

Thats all. Just wondering if you use t-handles or 8, 10, 12 mm sockets.

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New thread Thin shock oil recommendation 3/22/2020 8:27 AM

I was recommended Motorex sd1 for a mid 80's WP shock. It seems to only come in 5L jugs though. Rather than spend $75 on oil, can someone recommend a very thin similar oil that I can buy in a smaller bottle?

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New thread Chrome powder coat 1/14/2020 2:41 PM

This may be as good of a place to post this as any, but does anyone have experience with chrome powder coat? I already know it won't look anything like chrome, but I talked to my local guy today and he said that in his experience it hasn't been flexible. ... more »

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New thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 11/6/2019 3:07 PM

I wanted to play with something a little more obscure and figured an ATK would do the trick. As a 10 year old kid I remember thinking these bikes were the answer to a question nobody was asking. They looked weird...and not in a good way. As time has ... more »

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New thread Cool stuff from your childhood! 6/24/2019 8:39 PM

I stumbled across these Answer TX-10 gloves from around 1990 in the garage. I was 12 and had an XR100 and aside from a brain bucket I had zero gear. After a few weeks of woods riding with my friends (KDX 80 and a YZ 80) my hands were chewed to pieces.

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New thread Rusty Transmission 5/8/2019 7:31 AM

Just checking for anyone who has purchased a basket case engine, that has been rusted over from undesirable storage (usually in a bucket or egg crate). I was eyeing up an early 80's bike that is fairly complete, rolling chassis, but the engine is in ... more »

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New thread Kickstand manufacturer? 6/29/2018 7:22 AM

Can anyone tell me who would have made a kickstand like this one back in the day? I've got three drill holes in my CR500R swingarm with some beefy lugs that appear to match up perfectly with this pattern. Just wondering if I would like to use them to

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New thread Middle School 6/4/2018 1:35 PM

I found some pictures from 2000 that I wanted to share. They may not be "old school" per say, but if I were to gauge "old" by how I felt back them when I was 22 years old, to what 40 feels like now, I would say they should officially be "old school"

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New thread Alta Picture 5/24/2018 12:52 PM

Got this email the other day and couldn't get past the picture. I was like, "Where in the hell is he going?!?" It looks like the trail just dissolves in front of him. I'm sure it would make more sense if the camera panned back, but I thought it was a

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New thread 1992 CR500R restoration 4/2/2018 6:12 PM

I had been considering a big bore two stroke for a couple years and finally pulled the trigger on one a couple weeks ago. The thread was posted over here: https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Old-School-Moto,22/1992-CR500R-price-question,1324219 However, I'm

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New thread ID shock spring rates 3/26/2018 2:21 PM

Is there a way to measure shocks springs to find out what rate they are, in the absence of any markings?

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New thread Replica frame ID tags? 3/25/2018 7:06 AM

Does anyone make replica Honda frame tags? I'm sending a frame to the powdercoater and it sure would be nice to have a new 1992 tag to install.

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New thread CR500R number plates? 3/16/2018 8:49 PM

I have searched and not really found the answer. Can you swap a newer style front number plate (94+) from a CR500R to an earlier 90's CR500R? At least without having to fab anything?

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New thread 04-06 RMZ 250 2/22/2018 2:31 PM

Just curious how bad they really were. I've heard a lot of stuff about them on the net, but never ridden one.

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New thread Full waffle vs. Half waffle 11/20/2017 12:25 PM

I can't believe I'm asking this, but has anyone measured any significant difference between the grips? Maybe full waffles do better if you get mud on them? Its time to replace my full waffle, cheapo Scott grips on my bike and for the first time I paused ... more »

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New thread Titanium valve heat expansion rate 11/13/2017 2:34 PM

On a stock 2002 YZ250F that I'm rebuilding, I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the stock titanium valve and stock valve guide both expand at the same rate with heat? I'm basically wondering if the stem to guide tolerance will get looser or tighter ... more »

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New thread What brand to upgrade KTM levers 10/23/2017 5:54 PM

I've got a 2011 KTM 250SX and keep breaking the stock clutch lever. Its about $40 to replace since its a hydraulic clutch, so I keep going with the stock cast piece. I'm finally looking to upgrade both brake and clutch with something more durable that ... more »

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New thread 1992 CR500R price question 8/11/2017 1:35 PM

Got a question for yall. I've been tinkering with the idea of picking up a CR500R. As fate would have it, a friend of mine said he may be selling his 92. Its average to below average in condition. It does run, everything works, I suspect the forks or ... more »

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