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Old 05-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #16
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I wonder if you are thinking along the same lines I am?
Sounds like it; I love the reliability and low maintenance of the old air cooled thumpers, but their chassis' are too heavy and flexible. It's probably not hard to guess what engine I want to use.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:10 PM   #17
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Pablo I've seen a few of your other threads / bike builds and I gotta chime in with everyone else. I like your vision. I'm currently working on a similar project.

I just picked up an 02 RM125 and have plans of putting a DR350 motor with a 441 kit (hopefully with E start too) - like you said 6 gears and good reliability.

Anyways looking forward to it! Any Updates?
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:32 PM   #18
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All Husky WR/CR125s from 1999 up fit your needs. RM125/250s from 1996 up too. The 96/97 had excellent conventional forks, as did 96 up to 1999 and some 2000 KTMs.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:18 PM   #19
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Pablo I've seen a few of your other threads / bike builds and I gotta chime in with everyone else. I like your vision. I'm currently working on a similar project.

I just picked up an 02 RM125 and have plans of putting a DR350 motor with a 441 kit (hopefully with E start too) - like you said 6 gears and good reliability.

Anyways looking forward to it! Any Updates?
I have recently picked up both a kickstart DR350 and an e-start DR350. I hope to make a kick and e-start motor form these two and put it in a stiffer chassis. I have a lot on my plate right now, so don't hold your breath waiting for this project to get finished.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:19 PM   #20
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All Husky WR/CR125s from 1999 up fit your needs. RM125/250s from 1996 up too. The 96/97 had excellent conventional forks, as did 96 up to 1999 and some 2000 KTMs.
Thanks, I'll look into those.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:05 AM   #21
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Can you weigh both motors and let us know?

Just got my hands on an IT250 motor, 6 speed and air cooled, might work for this kind of build

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I have recently picked up both a kickstart DR350 and an e-start DR350. I hope to make a kick and e-start motor form these two and put it in a stiffer chassis. I have a lot on my plate right now, so don't hold your breath waiting for this project to get finished.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:51 PM   #22
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Can you weigh both motors and let us know?

Just got my hands on an IT250 motor, 6 speed and air cooled, might work for this kind of build
funny, i've got an IT250 that's way modified... keep trying to get the chassis where i want it without luck.
the motor is great; wide powerband, comes on the pipe hard but without a sudden hit, more linear. simple and reliable. the chassis on the other hand sucks. i've been thinking of using the motor in a more modern chassis/suspension.
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