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Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,091
Posted By Twin-shocker
KN will stop big rocks and stones, but while they...

KN will stop big rocks and stones, but while they flow well, this means that smaller debris will find its way directly into your motor. Not an issue for race motors that get rebuilt regularly, but...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,539
Posted By Twin-shocker
Why not just get someone to TIG the holes up?...

Why not just get someone to TIG the holes up? Looks a nice bike other than the holes, and if he cant sell then get the seller to arrange the welding? (very easy about 20 minutes work).
Forum: Trials 10-27-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
Very refreshing to see some accurate and helpful...

Very refreshing to see some accurate and helpful information on here regarding bikes for beginners, rather than the often repeated Neanderthal stuff suggesting a 300 Raga is the one to go for!
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Forum: Trials 10-26-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,814
Posted By Twin-shocker
Seems weird that the idea of a simple and cheap...

Seems weird that the idea of a simple and cheap to make shear part, which would protect GG motors from damage related to broken kickstart gears, seems to have created open hostility rather than any...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,808
Posted By Twin-shocker
I would be very surprised indeed if you can find...

I would be very surprised indeed if you can find any of the lower priced plasma cutters, which arent Chinese made. I guess a Chinese unit might be fine for infrequent use, but if you are looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By Twin-shocker
XR200 oil cooler?

I wonder if anyone has info on fitting oil cooler to 81 XR200? Specifically I wonder where the best place is to drill the cooler feed into the main oil gallery, and the size of restrictor needed in...
Forum: Trials 10-25-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,814
Posted By Twin-shocker
Rather than making up for very poor original...

Rather than making up for very poor original design by fitting magnets in an attempt to reduce possible damage, why not see if it might be feasible to introduce some sort of shear part, which would...
Forum: Trials 10-25-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,036
Posted By Twin-shocker
No worries about Ossa reliability then?

No worries about Ossa reliability then?
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,808
Posted By Twin-shocker
Brazed with a gas fluxer set up. Braze looks...

Brazed with a gas fluxer set up. Braze looks nice, but makes the finished frame heavier than one which has been TIG welded.
Forum: Trials 10-24-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,096
Posted By Twin-shocker
From the crap inside your carb, I would suggest...

From the crap inside your carb, I would suggest checking main bearings, and if they are ok pulling top end and replacing rings, and at the same time fit new reed petals. Very few people ever seem to...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,194
Posted By Twin-shocker
Loctite 480 will work perfectly for glueing most...

Loctite 480 will work perfectly for glueing most types of plastic, and is far more effective than epoxy. They use it for gluing steel studs into the tyres of ice race cars.
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By Twin-shocker
If you have not removed broken bolts before, I...

If you have not removed broken bolts before, I would suggest getting the job done by a small engineering shop able to help with this type of thing. Trying it yourself and screwing up will cost a lot...
Forum: Trials 10-19-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
The larger capacity modern day trials bikes are...

The larger capacity modern day trials bikes are designed without compromise, to be competitive in WTC level competition. Fine if you are top level rider, who is good enough to compete on the hard...
Forum: Trials 10-19-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
Its very refreshing to read an accurate and...

Its very refreshing to read an accurate and truthful post from someone who is not afraid to admit to not being able to ride one of the big bore trials bikes, that so often get recommended to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,215
Posted By Twin-shocker
Ok, but still feel it would have been a very good...

Ok, but still feel it would have been a very good idea to have fitted hardened seats, and posted pics of how to go about checking the rods, as many people dont know how to do this, and a how to...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,808
Posted By Twin-shocker
Thanks all for the info. Gear is a for a...

Thanks all for the info. Gear is a for a relatively low powered trials bike, so I hope the welded gear will hold up ok.
Forum: Trials 10-18-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,991
Posted By Twin-shocker
Seems to me there are about 10 different routes...

Seems to me there are about 10 different routes to choose from in most US trials. I get the feeling that figuring out which way to go, might be harder than actually riding the section? Here in the UK...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,808
Posted By Twin-shocker
Welding gears together?

Wonder if anyone has ever welded gears? I am looking to remove the centre out of a helical cut crank pinion, and fit it with the teeth from a straight cut gear. Can get the cutting done very...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By Twin-shocker
Contact adhesive will work on applications which...

Contact adhesive will work on applications which dont see much hard usage, but I would say pretty much useless for what you want to do.

What you need is Loctite 480, which is used to glue the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,215
Posted By Twin-shocker
I do find it surprising that the OP feels that...

I do find it surprising that the OP feels that measuring and adjusting the combustion volumes, and polishing the crowns of what look like shoddy far eastern pistons, is suggestive of blueprinting?
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,215
Posted By Twin-shocker
I worked on Brit bikes for many years as a job,...

I worked on Brit bikes for many years as a job, and would agree with you completely. However when the Honda Super Cub came out in 1952, the writing was on the wall for the prehistoric Brit bike...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
Very sensible and well reasoned post, which is...

Very sensible and well reasoned post, which is likely to be very helpful to any newcomer looking for a bike. An 80 seems like a perfect entry level machine for new riders, and is something that I...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
I guess that unless you are a pretty good top...

I guess that unless you are a pretty good top level rider, your results would almost certainly improve if you tried a 200?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,215
Posted By Twin-shocker
What checks did you use on the parts for this...

What checks did you use on the parts for this engine? And why no mention of fitting hardened seats?
Forum: Trials 10-17-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
' '' From your posts on here I would guess...

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From your posts on here I would guess you are a very accomplished rider, who is probably competing at the higher levels of the sport on a 300 Gas Gas, which is a real handful for anyone who...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,215
Posted By Twin-shocker
Seems strange you feel that no proper checking...

Seems strange you feel that no proper checking needs doing on 40 year old engine parts, and without that not sure how you are doing a blueprint type job of building your motor?

For a top level...
Forum: Trials 10-17-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,271
Posted By Twin-shocker
I wonder are the changes made to trials bikes...

I wonder are the changes made to trials bikes more related to marketing than improved function? Seems to me that if the advertising BS related to trials machines was true, the bikes would almost ride...
Forum: Trials 10-17-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
I would agree 101%.....................the TY250...

I would agree 101%.....................the TY250 was very poor, the TY175 a lot better though. However both made very good beginner bikes, and were far more reliable than the Spanish bikes, and with...
Forum: Trials 10-16-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,271
Posted By Twin-shocker
To be completely honest, if you had a brand new...

To be completely honest, if you had a brand new NOS Gas Gas produced 7 years ago, and a 2013 bike, would your results be that much different on the 2013? The only real difference would be the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,215
Posted By Twin-shocker
Those rods look a bit suspect to me. Did they...

Those rods look a bit suspect to me. Did they check out ok when they were tested? Not that costly to get engine parts properly checked, and its surprising that people spend so much time on preparing...
Forum: Trials 10-16-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
Thats made of mainly Chinese parts, and reports...

Thats made of mainly Chinese parts, and reports suggest they fall apart pretty quickly. If the build quality were better, parts not quite so cheap, and all the road equipment deleted to save weight...
Forum: Trials 10-16-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,271
Posted By Twin-shocker
Its a fact of life that a producer who has been...

Its a fact of life that a producer who has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy for several years, is certainly going to be sourcing the cheapest possible parts, which mean reduced unit costs,...
Forum: Trials 10-16-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,567
Posted By Twin-shocker
Entry level bikes?

With the demise of the SY125, there is nothing which could realistically be described as an entry level trials bike, suitable for new riders. Back in twin-shock days, bikes such as the TLR and TY...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,808
Posted By Twin-shocker
Would agree with that entirely. But maybe better...

Would agree with that entirely. But maybe better to still have some industrial production going on outside the Far East, through dumbing down the need for such highly skilled work force, by use of...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,454
Posted By Twin-shocker
Wonder if you have ever read anything by HST?

Wonder if you have ever read anything by HST?
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,808
Posted By Twin-shocker
Someone I know makes aluminium motorcycle fuel...

Someone I know makes aluminium motorcycle fuel tanks, using rubber pad forming. Obviously there is a fair amount of welding involved here, so he tested a synergic MIG, and found it capable of around...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By Twin-shocker
Have you changed points and condenser and checked...

Have you changed points and condenser and checked the timing? No real reason for the PO to set up carb so it ran less well, so I would change jets back, and check out the ignition.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,454
Posted By Twin-shocker
Exactly, and I would imagine the class the Bantam...

Exactly, and I would imagine the class the Bantam riders were running in may well have never been contested before, so taking the record for that class doesnt really mean a lot does it?
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,808
Posted By Twin-shocker
You should try a modern synergic MIG set. They...

You should try a modern synergic MIG set. They can cope with a pretty wide range of jobs, and cannot be compared to older sets.

I wouldnt agree that they can replace a TIG set, but for some...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,753
Posted By Twin-shocker
Which one are you I wonder?

Which one are you I wonder?
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