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Old 10-27-2009, 11:56 AM   #41
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I could create another list today:

it could not start.

it could have leaky fork seals.

it could be leaking oil.

it could have low compression.

it could have worn out bearings.

it could be banged up pretty good.

it could have been poorly maintained.

it could have...
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #42
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you'll never know the condition of the motor until you open it up. and i doubt that they will be completely honest in telling you if it needs a top or bottom end. ask for the hours on the top and bottom end, see if it might have an hour meter on it. the motor is really the only thing you need to worry about when buying a 2 stroke. as cliff said, check the fork seals but those are fairly easy to do your self.

you will def. need to overhaul the suspension with good heavy internals tho.
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On 2-strokes don't forget that you need premix in the gas!
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On 2-strokes don't forget that you need premix in the gas!
, that's what i forgot.
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James, I think the problem was that you didn't change your spark plug oil.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:38 PM   #46
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I asked the lady how many hours and she said they are 2nd owners. The first guy owned it for 2 weeks and sold it because it was to big and powerful for there son. The present owner said they put 55hrs on it and it belongs to there 10 year old son.
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On 2-strokes don't forget that you need premix in the gas!
Thanks...but I own a 2 stroke KDX220R.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:51 AM   #48
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I asked the lady how many hours and she said they are 2nd owners. The first guy owned it for 2 weeks and sold it because it was to big and powerful for there son. The present owner said they put 55hrs on it and it belongs to there 10 year old son.
That bike will need a new top end as well as a new bottom end. Your looking at an easy $500-600 alone in motor work if you can't do it yourself
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I thought only 4 strokes needed that kind of work every 50 or so hours. So should I ask for a lower price ?
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ya, two strokes need top ends a lot earlier.
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I thought only 4 strokes needed that kind of work every 50 or so hours. So should I ask for a lower price ?
If you plan on racing this, 2 strokes need new top ends about every 10 hours. Keep in mind that you are doing something these bikes were not designed to do. You'll be wide open throttle for extended periods, which will scorch a piston and melt rings fast! Top ends are cheap on these though. Less than $80. Just change the rings every 5 or so hours, then new piston every 10. New bottom end every season.
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New bottom end every season.
Tim, you missed where he said he was getting married.
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Tim, you missed where he said he was getting married.
Oh no, my bride to be and I have an understanding. She actually wants to ride as well and supports my hobby, she's the one that suggested I get into mini racing. Our oldest daughter (9 yrs old) is getting bitten by the bug. So for Christmas she's getting a CRF50. She'll be hitten the trails in no time !

Thats funny though I've seen so many guys on here give the old I'm getting married and I have to get out of the game speech.
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it's more about finding a new bottom end to use hard every season....nevermind.

Congrats on your upcoming nuptials by the way, my marriage is coming up in January.
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it's more about finding a new bottom end to use hard every season....nevermind.

Congrats on your upcoming nuptials by the way, my marriage is coming up in January.
Ok, I must have missed something ...lol. Congrats to you as well!
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Oh yeah, his racing budget will be spent on tampons and douche bags now
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btw, MJ, we are running the sam houston national forest Nov. 15th if you can make it, or if the wife will let you. You may be honeymooning though.
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btw, MJ, we are running the sam houston national forest Nov. 15th if you can make it, or if the wife will let you. You may be honeymooning though.
That would be nice but I'm running the San Antonio Marathon that day. Keep me posted with any forest trail rides though.
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