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Twin A
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Perferably vintage. :laughing
just thinking about stuff. I don't really know too much about 2 stroke dirtbikes so tips, tricks, and general advice is appreciated. I've been dirtbiking for years, but have never owned my own bike and have never really been around too many 2 strokes. I've rode a buddies kx250 a bit, but never really had too much space in which to use it. that's would be about it for 2 stroke experience.
 

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Depends if your on a budget but a 250 2 stroke done up for bush riding is the best by far. For a beginner get a fly wheel weight plus , Brush guards , skid plate and rad guards as a minimum. Drop buy the shop we're building up another 2000 KX 250 to be a bush bike.
 

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The thing about 2 strokes is that mixing oil with gas hasn't changed for many years....just treat it like a current 2 stroke....use good oil and mix it as per the label.....keep everything rubed and tight and you should have no problems
 

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beginner get a fly wheel weight plus , Brush guards , skid plate and rad guards as a minimum. Drop buy the shop we're building up another 2000 KX 250 to be a bush bike.
Wheel weights you say? Oh, I bought a old Rm125..Bill are you sure there are parts like those available for a 1979 bike? I don't have a budget, gotta buy some gear and get riding. I'm hoping to get it going for a bit tomorrow and see what's up.
I'm not sure I want to tight trail riding yet. I feel the need for some space to rip it up.

What are these mixed to anyways?.. 50:1 like outboards? You say there's a label? Lol

The bike looks like this, just dirtier. All I can say right now is it doesn't look too bad, the clutch cable needs to be lubed and it's hard to start.
 

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I had one of those a long time ago. If you want some cheap gear a bunch of the distributors have 2006 stuff on blow out. Just mix it 40 : 1 I'm a big Maxima fan or Amsoil. You can still get parts for that bike. At the least put in a new piston and crank seals to make sure it's remotely reliable about $200 for all that.

Grab a couple of spare spark plugs while your at it. Carry them with you at all times.
 

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Thanks Bill. Yeah I was thinking of carrying some plugs with me. I hear there's a shop near you ATV's for less or something that has cheap gear. I want to get some stuff, helmet, & armour etc.
I've been told that it's had a complete engine rebuild. So it should be good.
guy bought it for his son last xmas, son said it was "too big" and wouldn't ride it. So Dad bought him a ttr225..nice Dad.
 

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Thanks Bill. Yeah I was thinking of carrying some plugs with me. I hear there's a shop near you ATV's for less or something that has cheap gear. I want to get some stuff, helmet, & armour etc.
I've been told that it's had a complete engine rebuild. So it should be good.
guy bought it for his son last xmas, son said it was "too big" and wouldn't ride it. So Dad bought him a ttr225..nice Dad.
Don't buy " cheap gear " it doesn't work. I'll hook you up with good quality 2006 gear if your on a budget.
 

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Thanks Bill, I'm definitaly on a budget. I'll see if I can't stop by.

Hey what's the deal with the "transmission oil" on my 2 stroke? I can't believe I'm saying this but, what kind of oil goes in there?:eek
LOL.
 

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OK I'll look around for some special oil. maybe I make it, but it's actually known as something else, I'll have to ask the lab..
 

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ATF will work just fine in that incredibly awesome looking specimen of a bike.Being that it's in such good condition,and a 125, I wouldn't bother with too many add ons for that bike.It will never be a great trail bike but it will definatly get you you through the trails.That one is in collector condition.Take care of it!
 

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seriously tho there's a dipstick on the what seems to be the transmission/crank what kind of oil should be put in there? I really don't know
 

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thanks trevor, and thanks drefred. I just noticed it was already answered previously. lol\

drefred said:
I wouldn't bother with too many add ons for that bike.It will never be a great trail bike but it will definatly get you you through the trails.That one is in collector condition.Take care of it!
no bike add ons, but it'll do fine -as long as it lasts.. with having a two stroke right now i'm ok with being underpowered, my riding area up at the lake is rather cramped anyways. buddies 250cc is way too peaky.
 

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You gotta get yourself a manual for that bike.Chances are that the transmission oil amount will be cast on the side of the case, but more than likely there will be a small bolt that you can remove and when you have put enough oil in there, it will start to pour out the hole.The crank on a 2 stroke is lubricated by the fuel.
 

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drefred said:
The crank on a 2 stroke is lubricated by the fuel.
lol, reverting to four strokes...d'oh.

more than likely there will be a small bolt that you can remove and when you have put enough oil in there, it will start to pour out the hole
I haven't looked at it too closely, but when I start I'll see if I can't find a weep hole as that would make the whole procedure easy.
 
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