Hey Everybody!! It's been a while since I have posted in the Traxxas Forums, so I just thought I would show you guys what I have been up to!!
I am 15 years old, so I decided to take my brother's dirt bike when he moved away to college. It is a stock 2003 model, so I didn't really now how much it would take. It took a lot of abuse from jumping it 41 Feet in my friends wheat field to racing up and down my friends river bed. The bike has stood up to everything I have thrown at it, but I decided it is finally time to fix it up before I go ride in the Desert 100 Race up in Odessa, Washington next spring.
I found out a few weeks ago that I had broke my Front Brake Master Cylinder, along with some small things like a blown fork seal and torn off handlebar grips. I have been ordering parts this week to start fixing it up, but I don't have the money to order the parts all at once. The rebuild process is going to take at least a couple months. I am also going to make it street legal for riding back and forth from school and work though, so that is going to take some time to get the money also.
Here is a picture of the Dirt Bike without any body panels on it.
I ordered a Venom Motorcycle Lift/Stand so I don't have to keep my Dirt Bike on a wooden stand I made. Once I get that in next week I am going to take the Fork and Rear Shock off so I can take them in to get fixed. On the Fork, I am having the seals and oil replaced along with some stiffer springs. I am also going to have the guys put a stiffer spring on the rear shock.
I have also been getting in a couple parts in the mail I need over the last few days, but these are the first of many to come. So far I have a Float Valve for the Carburetor, a 70 Piece Bolt Kit to replace worn and old bolts, and I also have new handlebar grips that came in on Saturday.
Here is a picture of the Handlebar Grips.
The reason I got Handlebar Grips with Blue Aluminum on the ends of them, is because I am going to make my dirt bike black and red with blue accents, or I am going to put a Graphics Design Kit on it that will make the bike look like this.
I haven't really decided on what I am going to do to it yet. I don't have much more to talk about right at this moment because I am still waiting for the stand to come in on Wednesday, but once I get the stand in I will be removing the Fork and Rear Shock. Ill make sure to get some pictures then and post up some updates!!