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If you are like me then you HATE when your bike blows up but the darker side of you really likes to see blown up stuff!  Well that is one of the greatest parts of my job.  I get to see exploded motor parts all the time.  I thought I would dedicate this blog post to some of the good ones we have had recently with a quick description of what happened!  Here we go!!!

We got to see this just this week.  It is from a 2006 KX450F

If yo look closely you can see that the upper right valve bucket it lower than the rest.  This doesn't mean good things!

If yo look closely you can see that the upper right valve bucket it lower than the rest.  This doesn't mean good things!

We believe what happened is that the bike was run without coolant and that exhaust valve got really hot and seized in the guide causing the piston to hit it, break it and then jam it into the head.  Not a good day!

We believe what happened is that the bike was run without coolant and that exhaust valve got really hot and seized in the guide causing the piston to hit it, break it and then jam it into the head.  Not a good day!

The piston didn't fair well either :(

The piston didn't fair well either :(

This next one is from a KTM 2 stroke that had a billion hours on it. 

People are always amazed that something like this could happen but if you think about how many times a piston travels up and down in a cylinder its really more surprising that they last as long as they do.  5000 RPM equals about 600,000 trips up and down every hour.  You'd get tired too!

People are always amazed that something like this could happen but if you think about how many times a piston travels up and down in a cylinder its really more surprising that they last as long as they do.  5000 RPM equals about 600,000 trips up and down every hour.  You'd get tired too!

This next one is near and dear to my heart.  This is a 2013 YZ250 that I inherited for doing some work for a friend.  It had been ridden REALLY fast by a LARGE man for too long and BAM!!! 

2 strokes are great and we LOVE them at Highland Cycles but they need maintenance too.  Especially a top end every once in a while and they don't love being over revved for too long.  This broken piston skirt caused all kinds of damage but I was able to put humpty dumpty back together again.

2 strokes are great and we LOVE them at Highland Cycles but they need maintenance too.  Especially a top end every once in a while and they don't love being over revved for too long.  This broken piston skirt caused all kinds of damage but I was able to put humpty dumpty back together again.

And here she is!  I am happy to say that Jolene is happy and healthy now after a lot of work and some new parts!

And here she is!  I am happy to say that Jolene is happy and healthy now after a lot of work and some new parts!

Here is one from a Husqvarna 300.  This wasn't caused by lack of maintenance but by running a little short of talent in the wrong place!

At the top of a notorious section of trail near Peach Valley a friend of ours made a little mistake and this was the result.  Fortunately it was a 2 stroke and the oil that dumped out was just tranny oil and he was able to putt back to the truck without any major motor damage!

At the top of a notorious section of trail near Peach Valley a friend of ours made a little mistake and this was the result.  Fortunately it was a 2 stroke and the oil that dumped out was just tranny oil and he was able to putt back to the truck without any major motor damage!

There are MANY more examples and we could go on and on.  While we do like seeing blown up and destroyed stuff from time to time we would rather KEEP YOU RIDING by helping you maintain your bike instead of fix it after a catastrophic failure. 

Below are some links to some ebooks and other FREE resources we have published to help you KEEP RIDING!  Share this around and get out and RIDE!!!!!

And if you just want Highland Cycles to help get your bike ready with some simple maintenance at a SMOKIN deal then click the button below for a great deal on our "Blitz Service"

The 2015 Husqvarna TC250 Ultimate Build!!!

So, we are finally done with our TC250 (for now).  It is one SWEET bike.  Here is a list of what we have added and done to the bike to make it the best off-road race bike we can make.  This bike is available for demo rides, rental, and race rental this year. Please contact us if you are interested in checking it out.  Highland Cycles 970-240-2197

We added:

Bullet Proof Designs Radiator Guards and Chain Guide Guard

Fasstco Flexx Handlebars with Enduro Engineering Bark Busters and Pillow top Grips

Fastway adjustable Linkage Guard and Evo Air Footpegs

Warp 9 Front and Rear Wheels (to get an 18" on the rear) With an AT81 Rear Tire

Rekluse Core EXP 3.0 Auto Clutch

DID VT2 Chain

SRT Pipe and Guard

Topar Rear Disk Guard with Plastic Fin

TM Designs Chain Guide

TM Designs Skid Plate

TTO Hour Meter

System Tech Racing Fork Bleeders

System Tech Racing Compression and Rebound Adjuster Knobs

System Tech Racing Oil Filler Cap

System Tech Racing Rear Brake Pedal Tip

System Tech Racing Rear Master Cylinder Resevoir

System Tech Racing Rear Caliper Cooler

System Tech Racing Front Disk Guard

Factory Suspension Works Full Custom Re-valve to Forks and Shock

Jetting and Power Valve Tuning by Highland Cycles

If you have any questions about what we did or why please call us at 970-240-2197 and if you are interested in having us help you build your ultimate race bike let us know!!!!