Originally Posted by scuzz
Chuck did you assemble everything yourself?
Gary, sorry about the delay. I did assemble most of the stuff myself at my buddies house. He actually does all this as a hobbie, not a living like some others, but he does garauntee his work and that is what I wanted just incase something didn't work. So far besides the starting problem, it has been running awesome. Once it is started, there is no stopping it. I tried to get one other person to ride it but they didn't like the twist throttle or the risers on the bars for the trails in brimstone, plus they don't have the big 3, so they couldn't really compare anything.
ThumperRacing has done fine by me. It is a typo on their website as when I called them to try to see if they had some starting problems or any other problems w/ their build, they said no. Anyway, I think the guys name was Josh, and he stated that they had a 10:1 compression stock, so I am assuming it is a typo on their website, plus they just put up a new website. It also said that in the magazine as well I do believe.
On to Eric resleeving and stuff. I am not sure how much he does this, but it looks like Thumper does the bores quite a bit on different machines. I did research before hand to try and find some reviews on Thumper, and there was nothing that I found that were negative, not saying that there is none out there, but I couldn't find any.
I didn't mind being the guinnea pig, but give me a few months boys and I will be racing this in the winter series back home. Its 1-2hr long races in a XC type manner, so I will let you know how it holds up. I am still looking for a Dyno that is close. I wouldn't mind traveling, but getting 13mpg and gas back up on the rise, I don't want to really have to go out of my way to do it.
W/ all that said, I don't mind being different. I saw this kit, and got it not minding being the first. being that I do a lot of tinkering anyway, w/ everything done including the crank and valves and everything else needed, I spent about $1200, plus a crap ton of beer. Not bad for something that I can feel rip even more. And with that said, the kit is only a little more w/ it being bored out that a stock piston and gaskets are. I would of definately gone to someone like Eric or Bo if I lived closer that way I could see the stuff going in and everything (just b/c I like watching and tinkering).