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sues on a four-stroke versus two-stroke. With a two-stroke, you can repair the top end for about 700 to 800 bucks. Piston rings, O-rings, gaskets, whatever. They make the guy the happi- est camper on the planet. These four-strokes today, 1500 bucks automatic to re- build any of these things. That’s the cheapest you can do one with the motor and the frame. I do them all day, every day. Doesn’t matter if it’s Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM any and above. It’s the new generation, unfortunately. When you rebuild these four-strokes you have to replace everything. There are many, many more parts in a four-stroke. The two-stroke is more simple. I like two-strokes, I’m a two-stroke guy. But I like four-strokes too. DI: Explain why you might want to switch from titanium valves to stainless steel ones? Which models? Teddy: With all OE brands of dirt bikes I would recom- mend If you’re into long life of the motor and you’re paying for these parts out of pocket, I would definitely recommend stainless steel valves over tita- nium to any guy. Just because of the lifespan and the cost fac- “The price is so much different as far as titanium vs. steel goes. It’s an as- tronomical difference. The retail price of a ti-valve, say an RMZ, CR, Yamaha, Honda, or any or any of them, can run to about $120 each. That’s a super spendy valve for the average Joe...” “What I’ll do is, I’ll take this stainless steel kibblewhite that we buy here in the states, and I can sell it to the customer for about $50 dollars each, versus $120. That’s a big difference in price on valves...” tor. They’re cheaper, the lifes- pan is longer and the weight factor is minimal. There’s not a lot of weight difference in valves. www.dirtillustrated.com