Has your engine overheated before? Or a more uncommon question, has your suspension overheated? They are the two most important areas of your bike and get very hot, and if they aren’t maintained or check every so often they will get too hot. This will result in them not working properly or in a worst case scenario, burn down and seize.
Don’t worry, Pro Circuit has this problem figured out! Their nifty Temperature Heat Strips record the temp of certain areas on your bike. You can stick it on the side of the cylinder, radiator, or the rear shock.
There’s not a whole lot to say, because if you’re worried about something on your dirt bike getting too hot then you need these. They’re cheap, they come in packs of three, and can save you hundreds of hard-earned dollars in the long run. The strips are like stickers, so they’re a piece-of-cake to install and easy to read; just make sure you have a clean surface and that you get the entire strip to stick.
I have the Pro Circuit Temp Sticker on my KX125, and am wondering why I didn’t get them on my previous bikes. There’s no more guessing whether the bike is warm yet, which means I don’t have an excuse if it cold-seizes! Also, if the radiators aren’t getting warm then you know there is little to no fluid in them. This would have saved my butt last year when I overheated my other bike because there wasn’t enough coolant in the radiators.
Sick of the boring look of a stock pipe? Want some extra power out of your 2-stroke? Pro Circuit’s trick Works Pipe is the pipe that was used on the factory Pro Circuit Teams, so it’s the best of the best.
I put it on my 2004 KX125 because the stock power-curve is not aggressive enough for my liking. It has a strong bottom-end hit for a 125, with a punchy mid-range, but compared to other 125’s it falls short on top. Simply put, it needs more on top, including a more over-rev.
The Pro Circuit Works Pipe slips on the bike fairly easy and the fit is snug. It is hand-welded and has a bare metal finish, which gives it that awesome “factory” look and sound. The brackets and stingers are reinforced, and the flanges are CNC-machined, preventing cracking and leaking.
The PC Works pipe gives the bike a good increase in power almost everywhere. Bottom-end might not have as much hit, but the mid-range is nasty. Pro 125 riders needed top-end power, but mid-range is also a must to get out of corners and tough situations. The 2-stroke Works Pipe gives my KX 125 just that. The power-band is now like it should be. Comes on strong and just keeps going. You can rev it to the moon and it will still pull.
The one downside to having a “Works” pipe is that you have to maintain it after every ride. You have to clean it after every ride, so it’s not very difficult. But if you forget, it will get rusty over time and look awful. Other than that, the Pro Circuit Works Pipe was a great addition to my KX125. I would definitely consider buying another one for my future 2-stroke motocross bikes.