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Post Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:54 pm

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Post Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:34 pm

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What is the carburetor company that will sell pre jetted mikunis? I'm about the light the one in my YZ 400 on fire.
Tom A.
SRCR President
Vintage Series Racer
1977 MX3, 1977 RM 175, 1980 CR250R, 1981 PE250, 1988 Cagiva WMX, 90 CRM250, 98 YZ250

Post Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:42 am

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Sudco is the only one I can think of. There's another that I think Mike Di has used.
Valves are STILL for toilets!

Post Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:47 am

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Shout out to Honda of East Toledo in Ohio. Bought a set of OEM Yamaha front and rear fenders for the YZ400 for $72. Bought on Friday and they were hear on Monday. They have a bunch of Honda and Yamaha parts and list on eBay.

:)
Tom A.
SRCR President
Vintage Series Racer
1977 MX3, 1977 RM 175, 1980 CR250R, 1981 PE250, 1988 Cagiva WMX, 90 CRM250, 98 YZ250

Post Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:55 am

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T-Dub13 wrote:
Sudco is the only one I can think of. There's another that I think Mike Di has used.
Carb Parts Warehouse
Ride On.

Post Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:35 pm

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did they deliver? how was the service?

Post Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:40 am

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Carb Parts Warehouse; They took my money right away and then took months to get me my carb. Months of saying it was shipping that week, shipping that week, shipping that week.
The jetting was just OK. The leanest setting worked well this winter. I had to buy new jets to be able to run it this summer, in fact I still haven't got it sorted for when it's really hot. Just gave up on it. So yes, pre jetted but for what I'm not sure.
At the end of the day the carb works better than the clapped out Bing that formerly inhabited the space, but overall I'm pretty disappointed.
The oil soaked filter.

Post Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:42 am

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Honestly I've had so many fuel issues with this bike I am just about ready to send it to a home where someone has a bit more patience. I just want to ride lol.
The oil soaked filter.

Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:15 pm

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Recently had some problems removing the front sprocket from my 73 Husky. I wanted to go down a couple teeth in the front to get some low end. Not being able to remove it and running out of time before the Ormstown event, I decided to change the rear instead. I couldn't find one big enough until KD put me in touch with PBI Sprockets. They are in Oregon. I called them on a Tuesday and told them I was in a hurry. They made the sprocket on Tuesday and it was at my door on Thursday, regular mail. No overnight, priority or special mailing. Actually, shipping was FREE.
Great folks to do business with and are very familiar with Vintage racing.
http://www.pbisprockets.com/?gclid=Cj0K ... AjBl8P8HAQ

Post Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:11 pm

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Got a bike and need a pipe? Nobody offer one? No problem! I just had Rich at Dynoport make me this bitchin semi cone pipe for the 92 WR200 I'm currently restoring.

http://www.dynoport.com/dirt_bikes.php
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Post Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:57 am

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I know there is limited need for chrome in the VMX world, but I tried a new-to-me company in Lawrence MA, American Electroplating and was very happy. Two week turn around on a part that required substantial work and fabrication of a bracket that disintegrated during the stripping process.
Ride On.

Post Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:33 pm

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Time to start building boys!!

Post Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:17 pm

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SKID PLATES

If you are looking for skid plates at least back to the RETRO year bikes, have a look at Ricochet Off Road Armor.

I have recently gotten three of their plates for an '85, '87 and '90 bike. They fit great and are easy to install.
Buy from the shop the makes them for the 'other' guys...

Post Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:05 pm

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Who do folks use to replate bolts? Want to have a bunch of hardware done for a bunch of my project bikes.
Tom A.
SRCR President
Vintage Series Racer
1977 MX3, 1977 RM 175, 1980 CR250R, 1981 PE250, 1988 Cagiva WMX, 90 CRM250, 98 YZ250

Post Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:22 am

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contact Fishon he has an guy

450exc115 wrote:
Who do folks use to replate bolts? Want to have a bunch of hardware done for a bunch of my project bikes.

Post Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:49 pm

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MikeDi wrote:
contact Fishon he has an guy

450exc115 wrote:
Who do folks use to replate bolts? Want to have a bunch of hardware done for a bunch of my project bikes.


DFI 50 Waterman Ave North Prov RI. 401-943-9900 - ask for Miguel, I pay him $100 cash. Please note, these guys are kind of doing me favor - they do much more high volume profitable stuff than my measely bike jobs - so treat them nicely. Unless you are in the business, its very hard to get these shops to do small batches. He can do clear zinc, bluish zinc and yellow zinc. They may do cad, which lasts longer than zinc, but not sure. If you take parts from multiple bikes, take pics and measurements first if you think it will be hard to sort out, you will get one bag back from him.

My experience is the better you prep with a wire wheel, the better your results. And if you are wire wheeling stuff, take precautions, those old coatings like cad can be hazardous - try to do it outside and wear a mask.

And triple check you have everything before you take it to him - sucks to have to pay another $100 for a random bracket you overlooked.
Ride On.

Post Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:47 pm

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Cool thanks. As an engineer by trade who does a lot of 1 offs I understand they would rather do production mentality. I've also found that if you treat everyone from the garbage man to the executive with respect for their craft it goes a long way to people helping you out.

Thanks again.
Tom A.
SRCR President
Vintage Series Racer
1977 MX3, 1977 RM 175, 1980 CR250R, 1981 PE250, 1988 Cagiva WMX, 90 CRM250, 98 YZ250

Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:32 am

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With the season fast approaching and now the permanent numbers for vintage just thought I would let you all know KRAE can do backgrounds for pretty much any bike. She just did my RMX and IT and they came out perfect.
http://www.k-raegraphics.com/index.php? ... ry&path=35
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Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:57 pm

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hub98 wrote:
and now the permanent numbers for vintage


Wait. what?

Post Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:23 am

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hub98 wrote:
With the season fast approaching and now the permanent numbers for vintage just thought I would let you all know KRAE can do backgrounds for pretty much any bike. She just did my RMX and IT and they came out perfect.
http://www.k-raegraphics.com/index.php? ... ry&path=35


What year IT?
Ride On.

Post Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:45 am

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1983 250. Awesome bike.
mister cellophane

Post Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:07 pm

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IT 250, my favorite

hub98 wrote:
1983 250. Awesome bike.

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:03 pm

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MikeDi wrote:
IT 250, my favorite

hub98 wrote:
1983 250. Awesome bike.

I feel the same, Ill be ordering.
Ride On.

Post Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:38 pm

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Just used ken O'Connor racing for a crank rebuild. Very professional and quick turnaround. Thanks Mike.
mister cellophane

Post Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:39 pm

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Ken has done two top ends for me as well as Ericks bike, Very good work,
Ken's the best.

I had one done elsewhere, and they cracked the fins and don't think it's been right.

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