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Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by kdxsully » 03:11 pm Aug 11 2019

Picked up a YOT 98 yz125 for 1100. Got it from a pastor who had it for 4 years and barely rode it; before that I think it was a racer. It runs great, but it needs love. It was less obvious when I first bought it and when I took it out for a ride, but..

It sounds like a 99 diesel f150.



What do you guys think, main bearings? I messed with the flywheel side and didn’t get any play whatsoever, taking care to make sure it wasn’t the play of the flywheel itself. Gonna check the right side after I go through the carb.

I know this is a non-KDX, so I probably won’t post much about it.
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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by KDXGarage » 06:32 am Aug 12 2019

I must have missed it. Post all you want. Lot of us have other bikes IN ADDITION to KDX's. :-)
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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by kdxsully » 03:49 pm Aug 12 2019

KDXGarage wrote:
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I must have missed it. Post all you want. Lot of us have other bikes IN ADDITION to KDX's. :-)
I hope I’m wrong! I’d rather not leave it to chance regardless.
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Post by SS109 » 04:29 pm Aug 12 2019

KDXGarage wrote:
06:32 am Aug 12 2019
I must have missed it. Post all you want. Lot of us have other bikes IN ADDITION to KDX's. :-)
Nah, nah... I say we ban him! Ban Him I say! :twisted:

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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by kdxsully » 05:41 pm Aug 12 2019

I don’t disagree.
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Post by KDXGarage » 08:10 pm Aug 12 2019

I do! I have a Yamaha. I like dirt bikes!
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Post by SS109 » 09:56 pm Aug 12 2019

<raises pitchfork and grabs a torch> Burn all the non-green owners! <cough> realizes he owns a GasGas.<cough>

Uh. nothing to see here! Move along! :mrgreen:
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Post by VTMTcowboy » 10:24 am Aug 14 2019

I think this is what this Sub-Forum is for haha, "Other Bikes." You're probably safe for now...

If you are going to turn the bike into a woods racer/gncc style/ aka YZ125X then I am all in on this. It is something I want to do down the line.

Not sure I could really hear anything out of the ordinary in the video, but worth expecting everything to save yourself even more trouble down the road. At $1100, you have a low enough starting point as well. Good luck!
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Post by VTMTcowboy » 10:29 am Aug 14 2019

I also "cheated" on the KDX last week but I need a plate, so that is my excuse haha.
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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by SS109 » 12:29 pm Aug 14 2019

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I also "cheated" on the KDX last week but I need a plate, so that is my excuse haha.
Shame! Messing around with those Italian trollops. SHAME! :mrgreen:
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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by kdxsully » 04:42 pm Aug 14 2019

SS109 wrote:
12:29 pm Aug 14 2019
VTMTcowboy wrote:
10:29 am Aug 14 2019
I also "cheated" on the KDX last week but I need a plate, so that is my excuse haha.
Shame! Messing around with those Italian trollops. SHAME! :mrgreen:
I thought they were Swedish?
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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by kdxsully » 04:44 pm Aug 14 2019

VTMTcowboy wrote:
10:24 am Aug 14 2019
I think this is what this Sub-Forum is for haha, "Other Bikes." You're probably safe for now...

If you are going to turn the bike into a woods racer/gncc style/ aka YZ125X then I am all in on this. It is something I want to do down the line.

Not sure I could really hear anything out of the ordinary in the video, but worth expecting everything to save yourself even more trouble down the road. At $1100, you have a low enough starting point as well. Good luck!
These are good things to be reading. I’m gonna crack this oyster open for peace of mind. Rod seems tight and is definitely Japanese. Will probably do main bearings and seals at the least.

I’ve been meaning to post my day one and two findings, my computer was giving me a hard time uploading photos. To be continued..
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Post by SS109 » 07:13 pm Aug 14 2019

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I thought they were Swedish?
Sadly, Husqvarna bikes haven't been Swedish since 1987. They were bought out by Cagiva, which is Italian, and moved production there. Then in '07 they were sold to BMW, yet still built in Italy, until Pierer Industrie AG/KTM bought them. Now they're made in Austria.
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Post by SS109 » 07:18 pm Aug 14 2019

kdxsully wrote:
04:44 pm Aug 14 2019
VTMTcowboy wrote:
10:24 am Aug 14 2019
I think this is what this Sub-Forum is for haha, "Other Bikes." You're probably safe for now...

If you are going to turn the bike into a woods racer/gncc style/ aka YZ125X then I am all in on this. It is something I want to do down the line.

Not sure I could really hear anything out of the ordinary in the video, but worth expecting everything to save yourself even more trouble down the road. At $1100, you have a low enough starting point as well. Good luck!
These are good things to be reading. I’m gonna crack this oyster open for peace of mind. Rod seems tight and is definitely Japanese. Will probably do main bearings and seals at the least.

I’ve been meaning to post my day one and two findings, my computer was giving me a hard time uploading photos. To be continued..
I bought a basket case '00 YZ125 about four years back. The piston seized and the guy took it all apart, planning on a full rebuild, and just gave up on it. Since it was all apart I got a complete Hot Rods assembled crank/rod kit and put it in there. That bike is still running great. Just an easy, reasonably cheap, option to having the stock crank rebuilt with a new rod if you need to go that route.
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Day 1

Post by kdxsully » 11:49 pm Aug 14 2019

So, a guy had a few parts laying around, picked up a rim, clutch assembly, and spare seat.

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Anyway, day one consisted of seeing what I got for my money...

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Wouldn't be a used motorcycle without busted nuts and stripped bolts.

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Had to use the dremel to open the carb.

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First look in the carb.. I think I'm gonna throw up..

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"Lightly used" - any eBay seller. Apparently these are hard to find, especially with my 5.5 cutaway. Anyone know of a good source for these?? Trying to decide if I'll just get a different carb altogether... it's a 36mm so if I go 38 I'll probably need new boots.

Speaking of boots, the air boot clamp is about 6mm too large for the carb. So it never securely fits, hence the filth inside. I'm desperate to find a solution if anyone can help. The problem is the clamp sits in a groove on the air box boot, so I need a clamp a little over 2 inches but only about 1/4 inch wide.

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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by VTMTcowboy » 11:55 pm Aug 14 2019

SS109 wrote:
07:13 pm Aug 14 2019
kdxsully wrote:
04:42 pm Aug 14 2019
I thought they were Swedish?
Sadly, Husqvarna bikes haven't been Swedish since 1987. They were bought out by Cagiva, which is Italian, and moved production there. Then in '07 they were sold to BMW, yet still built in Italy, until Pierer Industrie AG/KTM bought them. Now they're made in Austria.
I believe this was a Cagiva built Husky. 2007, So the first year it came US 50 State street legal from the factory. In CA that is a big plus. I picked it up last year for pretty reasonable because I didn't want to take a loan out for a new Beta or Husky 350. It allows me to ride more often as I use it to commute to work 3 days a week. I've put a good chunk of change back into it on basic maintenance because the PO neglected it pretty good despite only having 1k miles when I bought it. Unfortunately I just keep adding more aftermarket parts to it haha. I've tracked all the purchases and paid labor through a spreadsheet and I am still at least half of a new bike, so that at least makes me feel ok about it haha. I'll never get back what I've put in, but oh well, that is part of the game. Sure has a ton of power and still feels reasonably light for a 510.
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Day 2

Post by kdxsully » 12:12 am Aug 15 2019

A little caburetor carnage won't hold me back. I'm a fighter. Day 2.

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My head has a few dings as well, and I'm still doing fine.

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Looks like sloppy joe's.

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Cylinder looks good. Wait..

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No it doesn't. Anyone ever run a cylinder like this before? My fingernail OBVIOUSLY catches that. It is minute though. What's the piston look like?

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Like this. I can't feel anything where those scuff marks are. Also, found the source of my low compression. The ring has a bit of a void in it in one place. I'm leaving the piston on for now, other things need to be done.

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No play on the flywheel side, no play when I tug the crank from here, big end bearing seems tight. But I wanna be sure sure, not just sure...

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Post by SS109 » 12:38 am Aug 15 2019

Daaaaamn. I've seen some bad ones but that all looks really bad. I'm going to be blunt, I believe that engine is due for a complete tear down. The carb is pure trash IMO. Get a new one with the proper slide cut. I would go ahead and replace the cylinder head while you're at it. See that crap in the carb? (and you know how it got there) You know where that crap ends up don't you? In your crank and rod bearings! Of course, it's not good on the piston and cylinder as you can clearly see. I see the need for a replate, piston, connecting rod, crank(?), head, carb, bearings, seals, and then all the little things that are stripped or broken.

Start making your list, along with the replacement costs, and make sure it's worth it to you!
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Post by KDXGarage » 02:20 am Aug 15 2019

Sorry that it is in that shape.

I would start shopping for a head on eBay, get it replated, buy a new Mikuni with the right jets.

The dirt that it sucked in has ground down the slide, and I assume the carb body.

That or stop now and part it out.

Most people do not maintain dirt bikes to the high level that they require.
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Re: Got the wrong color - new project!

Post by Kdxfan4130 » 02:44 am Aug 15 2019

Minimum I’d replace that single ring on the piston, especially if it’s stuck in the ring land. See if that head could be remachined, but looks like the step already was taken care of. Air filter maintenance wasnt the previous owners strongest trait. Any lower rod brg play? I would agree with the suggestion for a total tear down.

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