Question about 2001 kawasaki KMX 125

3 Answers

How much work is there and how much for a bottom end bearing.to be done ..any one no pls

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,567 Answers

The connecting rod bearing is inaccessible without disassembling the crankshaft halves. This is strictly a job for the shop having a two ton hydraulic press. I think you are actually referring to the crankshaft end bearings. Either way, the job doesn't get much bigger >

  • The engine comes out of the frame, the top end comes off.
  • The flywheel and stator come off as does the entire clutch and kick-starter. The shift shaft gets removed as well.
  • The center case gets split then all the gears and shift drum and shift forks come out.
  • Remove the crank and then the bearings and seals.
  • Install new bearings and seals and also a new sprocket shaft left bearing and seal. A new shift shaft seal would be good also.
  • Now take the remaining 100 parts and just put them back the way they were. Experience is desirable at this point.
Don't even think of doing the repair without a factory service manual. You will need a case splitter, impact driver, flywheel puller, gear puller and a torque wrench to do the job properly. Personally I encourage you to do it > but not without a clean work area and bench, the proper tools and a service manual. Check with the dealer as to what they would charge to replace the crank end bearings. Probably $900 to $1100. You can buy the tools and do the job yourself for about $250. Now I want to emphasize that you ARE mechanically inclined, RIGHT?

Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part and/or the notation "Not Available" is in the description, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx

Click on the following tabs > CLUTCH, CRANKCASE, CRANKSHAFT / PISTON, CYLINDER HEAD / CYLINDER, TRANSMISSION, and also GEAR CHANGE MECHANISM and GEAR CHANGE DRUM/SHIFT FORKS. This will give you an idea of what you are getting into. The best case is you fixed it cheap and now have tools and experience as well. The worst case is you now have tools, a box of parts to take to the dealer and experience.

Best wishes, Tombones49
Can I get a “very helpful” rating on this answer?

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

Its hard !!!!!!!!

you have to know your stuff ignore that ***** who said a job 4 the shops!

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,167 Answers

Is a lot mate basically you have to do an engine strip down take gears off clutch etc and crank shaft also if the crank isnt ballanced propally it will seize it but there is 2 the small end bearing or big end bearing the small end is on piston and big end is on crank which one you want changing

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Front-end shake above 70 that gets worse.


Hi,its possible for the inner wheele bearing has broke down,just rase the wheele off the floor hold the wheele one hand at 12oclock and the other hand at 6oclock and push at the top and at the same time pull the bottom,and push and pull to see if you can feel eney playif no play thats good then spine the wheele it should spin freely(that shows that the wheele bearing is ok if it spins freely and no play it will also show you if there is eney ply in the top and bottom balljoints).
to check the trake rod end you do the same as before with the wheele but this time you hold your left hand at 9oclock and right hand at 3oclock and again push and pull this time you are feeling for movement on the right hand side(which would be trackrod end)no movement great.
I would do this on other side as well,then if every thing seems fine you will have to take it in to some where to have the traking done(wheele inlinement)but make shore that you check for worn parts first before you get traking done ,as if you replace a part you might have to get the traking done again.
Hope this was some help,all the best.

Mar 30, 2015 | 2003 Ford Escape

1 Answer

How do you remove swing arm on a 99 yamaha big bear 350


Easy - take off tires, then caps over axle/castle nuts if you have them.
- take cotter pins and axle nuts off both ends of axle. Right side - remove brake drum, then remove two brake shoes, simple Springs connect them, you can pull apart intact, remove any collars, washers off the axle behind brakes, then there might be 4 bolts and a plate - the other side you can see the bearing. Now - this is important - for. The side with the brakes, take a socket bigger than the threads but size of axle lip - and you place that deep socket (side with brakes!) over the threads (threads will be inside deep socket) lip of socket touches lip of axle about 2-3 inches down - hit that w a hammer and the axle will go out to the left if facing rear of four wheeler. Next - remove brake lines and breather hose for rear end.
There are bolts that attach the rear end to the swing arm (to the right) take them out and maybe the bottom guard for rear end. Then where the rear end attaches to drive shaft tube portion of swing arm there are four bolts - when all that is done you'll be able to remove rear end. Undo top bolt or you might get away w/bottom for shock - next two pivot shaft nuts - big socket like, Allen head in middle - remove nut from pivot shaft (left and right side where swing arm pivots) then takeallAllen head and unscrew two thick bolts that the pivot shaft nuts tighten to our - there's a collar and bearing in there where the bike's swing arms pivot at. I've done it a dozen times - if you have any problems or that wasn't too clear, message me, I'll dig up some tech sheets from a service manual I got on a bike that year - close to same model - same mechanics, Yamaha was pretty universal. I got a 98 & 99 Yamaha 2wd and a 96 Yamaha 3504wd. All pretty easy to work on. I have a swing arm I might get rid of from Florida and a decent rate if yours is done for and you gotta replace. I sell and buy off eBay to keep most of my toys on the trail.Good luck

Nov 20, 2014 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Pontiac knocking noise


crank bearings are toast, the low oil light was trying to save itself
BEFORE the damage is done. the cost of doing an inframe bottom end repair is not worth the money. engines wear as a colective unit, if you freshen up the bottom end the top end inevitably will let go, and vice versa, a low mile used engine from an auto wrecker is the best solution ,bear in mind the car will mostly have to be taken apart to swap it out to the tune of a thousand dollars plus the engine.....ask youself is the car worth that investment or should the 1000 dollars be better off towards another car

Jun 23, 2014 | 2001 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

Replacing big ends(bearings) on toyota corolla 1992


if you are only replacing piston big end shells , this can be done on most vehicles with sump removed , but if your bigend main bearings need to be relaced , take out the engine.which i would suggest any how , bodging doesn't always work out cheap.

Nov 14, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My land cruiser 1993 pull to the right when im doing acceleration...and have some vibration while cruising...done balancing front and rear....done alignment. Pls advice....


Check for a brake, bearing or axle problem on the right wheels. A warped rotor could drag on the brakes and produce vibration. A bad bearing may also drag and vibrate. The easy test is to jack up the right side and spin the wheels by hand with the transmission in neutral.

Another possibility is a differential problem. You may detect that in the right side spin test. If you don''t find anything, try jacking up the rear end of the vehicle and spinning each rear wheel while watching what the other does. If they don't feel or act the same, or if you hear nasty sounds in the rear end, that would be your problem. If you have 4WD or FWD, do this test on the front end.

Feb 08, 2011 | Toyota Land Cruiser Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Was driving on highway when check gauges light came on on the oil pressure gauge bottomed out. got it pulled over and sat fora bit, put 2 quarts of oil, pressure came back up but my engine has a major know...


are you saying a major knock sound like from bottom of engine? yes if this is what your saying, then it sounds like you may have spun a rod bearing and if thats the case, this engine is already done and further driving will just tear up more stuff if you plan to rebuild engine.

Jan 30, 2011 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2.0 litre petrol engine crank bearings and small end bearings gone, can this work be done without taking out the engine ? Mondeo is a 52 plate 2.0 Ghia Eurotorque engine.


No,as the pistons only come out from the top.
why dont you get a recon short engine,all the work has been done for you....

May 29, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

I HAVE A MK2 MR2 WITH A BIG END BEARING NOISE,I HAVE BEEN TOLD ITS A SIMPLE REPAIR, AND CAN BE DONE WITHOUT INVOLVING ENGINE REMOVAL, CAN ANYONE CONFIRM?


Yes and no... The most common problem in the bottom end is with cylinder number 1. It gets oil starved. This is in the 3sgte. Not sure what motor you have. You can change the bearing without taking out the engine....But you will have to drop the sub frame and oil pan. Problem is, is that you dont know if the crank needs reground and or resized. Or if the rod is bad and ovaled. The bearings wont fit.... you can replace the bad bearings.YES! But how long will it last since it wasnt done correctly? Best case. If there is no damage to the crank and rod? Sure it can last a long time with the rite size bearings. But chances are the rod is bad, the crank needs reground/ or its bent it will need machined. good luck

Dec 27, 2009 | 1991 Toyota MR2

1 Answer

I can't find any illustrations on tie rod ends or how to change the wheel bearings


tie rod ends you count the number of turns exposed and run the same number of turns on the new one after you install it. You can rap the side of the rod end with a hammer to break it loose, whack it!
Wheel bearings on the front you remove the wheels, remove the center cap on the hub, remove the cotter pin, then nut and washer, hub assembley will come off. Clean the spindle of old grease, remove the bearings, drive out and replace the old bearing races in the hub, install new races (cups) pack bearings in your clean hands with correct grease, install the bearings, install the washer, nut, tighten then back off a hair until you align the cotter pin hole. Do NOT overtighten, the bearings and races will be damaged! You snug the bearings to "seat them" then back off just enough that the wheels spin freely with no side to side play with the wheels installed to the hub. In other words grab the tires at the top and bottom and see if you have any movement toward the spindle or axle. Rear bearings are done the same way.

Sep 20, 2009 | 1994 Geo Metro

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 kawasaki KMX 125 Logo

327 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Gino Cussen
Gino Cussen

Level 2 Expert

216 Answers

Are you a kawasaki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...