Today being the blustery day that it was I pulled the front end off the YZ125 and replaced the head bearings and races and cut down my Cycra bark busters to make room to move the forks up 8mm above the clamp (previously 3mm above). Next service will be to install a new steel chainring (51)/front sprocket (13)/ chain and chain guide.
Still waiting on the fork tubes for the 75 cr125 to come back from plating. I built the wheels and installed new Dunlop MX51's front and rear.
I thought I'd share my 2006 Honda CRF450X. I've cleaned the carburetor (thank you johnnyb300 for the guidance), replaced the fuel screw, straightened the left radiator, installed a new o-ring chain, installed a Trail Tech radiator fan, and finally added some new graphics. Although it wouldn't start when I first picked it up, now it runs really strong.
Finally after a year of working on the 75 CR125 I added oil and fuel and fired her up today. Sounded good and strong.. now just need to work on the jetting, check the timing and mount the front number plate and It will be complete. I'll post a few before and after pics when the sun comes out. This has been a good journey doing my first restoration. I learned a lot (especially patience), made some good contacts, and realize that I have a ton more to learn. Stay tuned for the photo's they might just inspire you to try the same. On to the next project :-)
Just started looking for the Penton. Had one about 5 years ago and let it go, so looking for another to work on as lately I find hanging out in the garage working on these bikes to be good therapy. Would consider trade of either Honda for the right project.