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Forum: Regional forums 09-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 121,569
Posted By hoffa509
As far as the car rental goes, there are...

As far as the car rental goes, there are independent rental lots that have SS and other cars. I think it was about $150 a day. The big places like Hertz will do the type of car instead of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I like the new carb setup. After my first true...

I like the new carb setup. After my first true trials ride, I had to change the jetting a little. It seems better but the weather here has kept me from really getting it out.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I finally put a new carb on the bike. The stock...

I finally put a new carb on the bike. The stock carb worked much better with the "Going for the Brown" changes I made and the Reflex Carb improver kit. But it still could be better. Also, the Army...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By hoffa509
If there is dirt in the scratches on the white...

If there is dirt in the scratches on the white plastic, use a cleaner to get it out and white again. Then use Mother's Back to Black on it. http://www.mothers.com/02_products/06108.html

It...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,424
Posted By hoffa509
For a two stroke, if you can find a used db...

For a two stroke, if you can find a used db snorkel on ebay http://www.thedbsnorkel.com/howitworks.php you would be set. A guy from my old club had one on his KTM200. It really reduced the noise....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By hoffa509
Can you identify this tank?

I have this in a pile-o-parts that came with my RD350. I would like to ebay it, but it would be easier if I knew, for sure, what it came from. There is not a real serial # or anything on the tank....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,903
Posted By hoffa509
Looking to a move to Colorado Springs

My list of possible assignments are out and I am trying to decide my next Army duty. There are many things to consider, job, schools, wife happiness, ect. Here I would like to focus on motorcycle...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By hoffa509
Dual sport rental in Idaho Falls

I am trianing in Idaho falls for a couple weeks. I only have this and next Sunday off. I want to rent a bike but have not had any luck. The only thing I could find were Hogs and those would...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
A few updated photos. I have done a few Vintage...

A few updated photos. I have done a few Vintage trials events riding the 4 line. The Reflex is not perfect or the best platform but the only thing holding it back is its rider. I keep looking at...
Forum: Trials 05-26-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,869
Posted By hoffa509
I did the same mods to mine with great results. ...

I did the same mods to mine with great results. I did tear the eningine down to make sure everything was spec. You can see my low budget build in my signature.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-03-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,231
Posted By hoffa509
Use this: Mother's back to black ...

Use this: Mother's back to black
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By hoffa509
I am planning to head to PB on Saturday on my...

I am planning to head to PB on Saturday on my KLR. Last time I hauled my Husky out there but I am going to enjoy a ride out there this time instead of spending so much time in the truck. Last time...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-26-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,040
Posted By hoffa509
After my wife's Buell Blast went down it lost all...

After my wife's Buell Blast went down it lost all power. I surfed the Buell forums and got the technical solution of tapping the lean angle sensor. It seems it gets stuck once it is tripped. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
First trials event

I got the Reflex out to a vintage trials event in Dover, Pa. It was a humbling experience. The only other trials event I witnessed was one that our club put on a few years ago in Virginia. On that...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 32,759
Posted By hoffa509
How tall is your wife? Mine is 4'11" and it is...

How tall is your wife? Mine is 4'11" and it is tough to find a bike to fit her. A Buell Blast with the low seat was the only thing we could find that she could touch on. Ninja 250, new Honda...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
For the taillight I used the <TABLE...

For the taillight I used the <TABLE class=MsoNormalTable style="WIDTH: 100%; mso-cellspacing: 0in; mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184; mso-padding-alt: 2.25pt 2.25pt 2.25pt 2.25pt" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By hoffa509
It is looking good. You can see my build below....

It is looking good. You can see my build below. Did you use plastic sheeting for the side plates?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I did add more grease but I have to admit I have...

I did add more grease but I have to admit I have not dealt with loose bearings like that before.

I got the carb straightened out and put most to the gear back on. The rear brake is not attached,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
These are the only trick pieces on the bike. B&J...

These are the only trick pieces on the bike. B&J Racing took my stock footpegs, welded on the extensions, and modified and removed the dowel for the spring to the other side to place the pegs further...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I finally got a chance to get back to the bike....

I finally got a chance to get back to the bike. My wife was out of town so I moved part of the project into the house.

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6735/pb230224.jpg...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,438
Posted By hoffa509
I bought Needle set, jet Part # 582678...

I bought Needle set, jet Part # 582678 (16012-KJ2-305) from BikeBandit. I also bought a #40 slow jet and a #105 main jet. I got all this from surfing ADVrider, Trials Central, and Thumpertalk on...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
More Progress I got the rear brake panel...

More Progress

I got the rear brake panel painted. It looked pretty good until I got some ATF on it from filling the front forks. I had to touch it up....
Forum: Trials 01-02-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,438
Posted By hoffa509
TLR200 Reflex Carb improver kit.

I got the kit and installed the needle and jets. I assume there is no washers betweeen the clip and the slide. I do have this one piece of kit that I have no idea what to do with it....
Forum: Trials 12-29-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By hoffa509
I am reassembling mine right now so I might be...

I am reassembling mine right now so I might be able to give you some help. What problems are you still having? I have the Honda Manual that has wiring diagrams and wiring harness routing.
Forum: Trials 12-29-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By hoffa509
Improving the look of Reflex plastics

I am working on a refresh of my TLR200 Reflex and am nearing reassembly. I have cleaned the plastics but the scratches have gunk in them that I can not get out. It is like a plastic tattoo. Some...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
The frame is something I have been putting off....

The frame is something I have been putting off. The old paint was pretty rough.
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/45/pb080176.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/i/pb080176.jpg/)

This is the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I got some more work done on the Reflex. I got...

I got some more work done on the Reflex. I got the shock apart and painted the body and associated parts after going after the rust with a wire wheel on my grinder. I also removed the rust from and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I got my budget spring compressor...

I got my budget spring compressor out.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
The cylinder came off without a problem. No major...

The cylinder came off without a problem. No major problems so far. http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/9305/pa210145.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/i/pa210145.jpg/)
Valve looked OK. I needed to buy...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I pulled the head to and wondered what I would...

I pulled the head to and wondered what I would find. The bike did not have many miles on it but I was afraid it might have sat still for years at a time. The cam looked OK and was within spec....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
I drained the oil and next wanted to clean the...

I drained the oil and next wanted to clean the oil screen as recommended by the manual. To get to the screen you have to remove the right crankcase cover. This was fairly easy except there is a tab...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,371
Posted By hoffa509
1987 Honda TLR200 Reflex Refresh

I love to acquire projects but am not as good finishing them correctly. My new project is a 1987 Honda TLR200 Reflex that I picked up for $900.

This is the bad side. The other one actually has...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,332
Posted By hoffa509
Any updates? You motivated me to tear down my...

Any updates? You motivated me to tear down my Honda TLR200 Reflex.
Did the Laquer on the polished parts work out. Eastwood has a special spray but it is $20 a can.

Also, Lesson learned, Pine...
Forum: Trials 11-16-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By hoffa509
found the pictures...

found the pictures http://rickramsey.net/pix/Reflexp2.jpg just change the number on the end from 1 to 4
Forum: Trials 11-14-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By hoffa509
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=467943&page=2&highlight=tlr200

In the post Rick has the original brochure.
Forum: Trials 11-02-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By hoffa509
The color code is on the frame. I will look on...

The color code is on the frame. I will look on mine when I get home and let you know. My TLR is now in pieces as a winter project.

Found the Code. It says:

Color NH-111
Code NH111

Let...
Forum: Trials 09-03-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By hoffa509
Help with my Honda Reflex

I recently bought a 1987 Honda Reflex. It is in decent shape with a box containing all the lights and parts. One of the reasons I got it is so my short wife can have a dual sport. All of the current...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,727
Posted By hoffa509
I had a KLX 650 as my military bike when I was...

I had a KLX 650 as my military bike when I was OPFOR at Ft. Polk. The scouts had various 250s. A set of HMMWV tires with run flats can cost close to $3000. That makes a dirt bike seem pretty cheap....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 39,525
Posted By hoffa509
What bikes to bring?

Should I ride the Husky TE250 or the KLR 650 for the Saturday ride? The Husky does not like to cruise above 65 with the sprokets I have on it. Is there a map of this years Saturday ride? I made the...
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