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Old March 25th, 2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default 2001 rm125 basket build

After my quads were stolen I have been itching to ride. Friend of mone had a 2001 rm125 he got in a couple boxes, so I got it in a couple boxes. Needed crank bearings and engine reassembly. Sandblasted frame and painted it with industrial paint. Turned out great. It was missing a lot of small parts. So after many orders from rosenau and motosport I had it assembled and mostly together. Still missingthe seat. Wanted to make sure it ran before I spent money on a seat. Ran it for an hour and the engine started making a noise. So looks like I need to disassemble engine again and do the crank bearing I was told to be good. After cleaning it up it looks pretty good. Plus I only have $450 into it including buying it.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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Not a bad deal. I had a YZ125 like this a couple years ago.

Did you open the motor and only do one crank bearing? I'm confused. you said it needed crank bearings, but now you need to open it back up and do the crank bearing you were told was good?
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Old March 25th, 2014, 08:34 PM   #3
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Nice bike and great deal. I picked up an 99 RM125 last year for $325 blown up. After having the engine replated/rebuilt, a new used rear shock, and some other goodies I am in it about $1200
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Looks nice...once you getting it running right you should rebuild the shock and forks. It will make all the difference in the world how that thing rides. Shocks and forks are easy to rebuild yourself. I'm guessing you would have $200 total in to doing it
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I would guess after you get on this thing you will agree that quads are for girls.
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Not a bad deal. I had a YZ125 like this a couple years ago.

Did you open the motor and only do one crank bearing? I'm confused. you said it needed crank bearings, but now you need to open it back up and do the crank bearing you were told was good?
Yes I did one crank bearing. Didn't have a flywheel puller. Crank spun fine, was told it would be fine. Never messed with 2 strokes much. So I did the clutch side that was locked up. Reassembled. Ran good for a little while. Now its got a growling hollow sound. Ordered a flywheel puller. Gonna do it in the next week or so. Once I get the gaskets I'll reassemble engine.
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Pull the case covers, check for play on the flywheel/clutch, these are bolted on the crank ends.
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Dreezy I have spent a lot of time on bikes. Started on a cr85 then a 2005 crf450r. Just feel more comfortable on quads and I'm fast on a quad. Figure I'll keep this thing as a back up and get another 450 bike.
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Ebs you think that'll possibly be the noise? Something came loose? Possible. I haven't pulled it apart yet. Was hoping for something easier than complete disassembly again.
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Hancho it needs the suspension rebuilt for sure. Rear shock is leaking. If anyone has a lead on a seat I would appreciate it. 125 or 250 will fit.
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Ebs you think that'll possibly be the noise? Something came loose? Possible. I haven't pulled it apart yet. Was hoping for something easier than complete disassembly again.
That's just for a quick check on the crank bearings. You're looking for any up/down movement.
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Hancho it needs the suspension rebuilt for sure. Rear shock is leaking. If anyone has a lead on a seat I would appreciate it. 125 or 250 will fit.
Buy a seal head for the shock, not the seals, check all balls for the seal head. I can rebuild the shock for you if you don't know how, you just have to pick up the parts
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The seat
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Old March 25th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #14
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I can get a brand new seat with a gripper cover for $100. Just wondering while I'm getting the rest together if I find a seat for less than $50. I'll check on the shock seals and stuff
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Here is a list of everything you need to rebuild the suspension

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...eal-Kit?v=1564

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You might need a bladder and a piston bushing for the rear shock, but you won't know until you open it up
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Awesome. That'll be a month or so till I'm at that point. Having a new born and one income slows projects down.
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I understand...trust me when I say that, anywho you could go this route too

http://www.pivotworks.com/ProductInfo.aspx?item_id=1171
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Good deal. Thanks for doing the leg work for me. Your slightly less of a douche now.
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Looks like a cool project.
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Yep, low cost. Turning out good. Need to get this done so I can wrap up my xs650 bobber build.
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