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Everything posted by Speed99

  1. Pulled plug and it was fine. Tried the cheap Chinese carb and it fired and idled. (Yes!) Then bogged down on rev. (Shit!) I got it now where it idles with the old carb, but once you ride and come off throttle it wants to die. Have to keep maintenance throttle on all the time. I am out of time. Race is tomorrow. Sooooo. We shall see. Might be a frustrating day but then it will go up for sale with a slight discount to the buyer. New CRF will be delivered this month.
  2. Yes. No FI available on a 50 yet.
  3. This thread has changed direction! (In a good way. Fuck carbs!) On the track: Michael can definitely give you better advice on this. The bikes are pretty darn equal and, honestly, your riding skill the limiting factor since none of these bikes will allow you to correct cornering mistakes with straight line power. You have to be fast and consistent. Basically...if you are slow on a CRF, you’ll be slow on a Grom. Lol The Grom/z125 have 12” wheels if recall correctly. I am told they have a much different feel. Twitchier? Lower. Smaller. The CRF dirtbike style requires you to find the Big Wheel versions of the bike because the Big Wheel comes with a stock 16” rear and all you need to do is convert the 19” front to a 16”. Throw a set of tires on it along with a few items needed to pass tech and you are ready to go. Just find one that doesn’t have Carb issues. I have ordered a brand new CRF125 Big Wheel. 2019. Fuel Injected. Yes!!! The problem is that I have a race Sunday the the CRF won’t be delivered in time. They haven’t even hit the showroom floor yet. I could have gone with a 2018, but that is a carbed version. As far as Colin goes. That’s easy. CRF50. Coopers is brand new (he really is a lucky kid....spoiled). I bought UFO plastics and put the original “Uncrashed” plastics in a box. Axle sliders. Peg sliders.
  4. I can’t speak a lot to the differences between the Grom and Z125. I watched a few videos and they perform very similarly. I think the Grom has a much larger after market. Michael can give you lots of info on this. For Street, I don’t believe there is a CRF 125 dual sport available. Dirt/trail only. You would have to stick with the Grom/Z125. For Mini Racing, the CRF125, Grom, and Z125 are legal for the Stock 100/125 and Stock 100/125 40+ classes. However, very limited mods are permitted. Stock exhaust. Stock motor. Stock suspension but you can upgrade internals and springs. Wheels and controls can be changed.
  5. I fucking hate carbs. I hate it even more that a perfectly running bike 7 days ago is now not functioning as it should. Can’t wait to get rid of it and get the new bike that has FI. I tore the carb down and cleaned it all out. Seems like the problem is the float bowl and needle valve adjustment. I can’t find the sweet spot. It either won’t run or runs and won’t idle. I’ve exhausted my knowledge. Ordered a Chinese copy for $23 to see if it will get me thru the weekend. Then I can worry about a carb rebuild later.
  6. I just need this thing to run fine for one race day and then it goes up for sale to make room for my new CRF125. The new bike won’t be here until later this month.
  7. Have great gas flow so it’s definitely not the petcock. Pulled the carb off and checked the floats. Everything seemed to move without restriction. Pulled the main jet and blew it out in case there was debris. Cleaned up everything and put it on. Started fine and ran, but now won’t hold idle. I hate carbs. Mostly because I am dumb when it comes to diagnosing them.
  8. Cool. I will check it all out tomorrow night. Not sure how to correct a stick bowl. Time to google
  9. My gut is saying it’s fuel starved. When left to sit, it gets enough gas to start and run for about 5-10 secs. If was stuck closed would it behave like that?
  10. I found a place local that has ethanol free gas. This is a good opportunity to pull the tank, empty it and start running good stuff
  11. Possible, but wouldn’t that cause the fuel to overflow? Unless it’s stuck closed (or is it open). Lol I guess if fuel flows then it’s in the carb.
  12. Bike started and ran great the other day. The most recent change was to dial down the idle a little bit, but like I said. It ran fine. Went out to start it last night and it fired, revved, died. After that I couldn’t get it to fire. Wait a bit and it would fire a little and die again. Has fuel. Tried with petcock in On and Res position. The first thing that comes to mind is debris and/or petcock. Going to pull the line to see if gas flows. If not then pull the tank and petcock to see if it is blocked Thoughts?
  13. Hell. That room has been decluttered. What is left is all the art supplies for kids and the wife’s crafts. She had an ass ton of stuff, but unlike some of our other rooms, this stuff gets used.
  14. An update is way overdue. I was able to finish it up. The Epoxy job is “fair,” overall, but I learned a lot doing it and the next time it will be perfect. Overall it the table will serve its purpose and I am sure the kids will mess it up in short order. Job done.
  15. Yes. It sucks to run out of supplies. Especially like this. It’s really thick. It doesn’t brush over very well. Even just sitting on the table and creates a lip at the edge of where my pour stopped
  16. Lessons learned: Follow the mixing directions exactly. They know what they are saying. I did and it flowed very well. Calculate how much you need and double it. This shit is expensive and I thought I had enough. I didn’t. Old wood and cracks/seams between planks have to be filled in advance. My job is going to have some flaws because I did not catch this step prior to the pour. The blow torch is your friend. Instantly removes bubbles. The only problem is they come back around seams and cracks. See previous lesson learned. All in all it’s cool stuff. As I said, it will have some flaws but overall it should look really nice and the family will be messing it up with arts and crafts anyway. I need to order more product before I can finish the job. I am curious how it will butt up against the edge where I ran out of product. Meh. Character.
  17. Life and other work got in the way of finishing the table. Today is the day for the epoxy coat. A bit nervous as I have never done this process, but meh. It will work or it won’t. Going over the gray stain. More pics later.
  18. Thank you sir. Cool idea for the swim lap counter.
  19. Thanks for sharing. I didn’t realize that but it makes perfect sense. Storing it away in the brain for me to forget later. Lol
  20. Back to construction: one of the time consuming steps was finishing the edges of the planks. I lightly rounded every edge of each board. This made it look better when laying the boards down. I think that those gaps will hold stain better and be a little darker. Should give the finished product more character.
  21. I used adhesive between the boards and MDF. Great minds. As you said, the room temp rarely varies by more than 10 degrees unless the AC breaks. Should be fine. I also think the epoxy top should further help tie everything together. Over compensating? Nailed it! 😎
  22. It feels like a solid block of wood. No bounce or wiggle at any point. Quite proud of that part. Very strong. The PVC is actually quite thick. More than I expected.
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