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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By Valleyrider
My 1978 that I found on Craigslist for $500.... ...

My 1978 that I found on Craigslist for $500....
Not in this condition though!
I'm into it around $2,500.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3873/14972517159_96d3f0642d_c.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Well, my season is over.... Tore or strained...

Well, my season is over....
Tore or strained the upper bicep tendons and raced Aug 13 in pain.
There's always next year!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/14972508929_bb9117ab42_c.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
It's been too long since the last race! June 18...

It's been too long since the last race! June 18 was the last time I was out on the track.
Tweaked my back and missed the July 2 race.
Last night, July 23, got rained out... I'm getting even...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Thanks Vin! More to come....

Thanks Vin!
More to come....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Back on the track last night. Managed a 5th. ...

Back on the track last night. Managed a 5th.
Tough field with some younger riders.....

Here are a few from the May 31st race.
I did better that day. Got a 3rd.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Thanks Mike! Still feeling the injury, but I...

Thanks Mike!
Still feeling the injury, but I can't just quit!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Well said... I met Jeff in Jackson WY two...

Well said...
I met Jeff in Jackson WY two years ago when he and my painter buddy Mike Vils teamed up for the Cannon Ball Rally. Neat guy!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
I'm "Diggin" it too!! Handling is Super!! ...

I'm "Diggin" it too!! Handling is Super!!



I agree... Just looks right doesn't it.
The pipe was saved. My fabricator buddy is a wizard and managed to bang out the flattened portion.


...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Rewind a little. Over the winter, I rebuilt...

Rewind a little.
Over the winter, I rebuilt the TT after the crash last July.
The de-raked frame got powder coated and I installed a Radian swingarm.
The shock mounts on the swingarm were moved...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Got the handling down pretty good. Learning to...

Got the handling down pretty good.
Learning to ride a little better.
Next step, more power!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5557/14322348094_e7be41986f_c.jpg

...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
I got the frame "As Is". I measured the head...

I got the frame "As Is".
I measured the head angle with tires both on the ground. It is at 23 degrees. Pretty steep, but works real good with the Radian swingarm on the 1/4 mile shorttrack we run...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Well my photo pasting skills are off.... ...

Well my photo pasting skills are off....
Flickr has change how their code appears and I'm clueless.
Can anybody give me some guidance?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Hi Mike! Yeah, that's real close. Added info 2.5...

Hi Mike! Yeah, that's real close. Added info 2.5 cutaway slide, 6DH3 needle and I'm running a 35 pilot jet. I'm using a 36mm carb with a Jemco exhaust which is about what you described.

The Bike...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
That's looking great! Keep the posts comin. ...

That's looking great!
Keep the posts comin.
I want to see where you go with this.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-01-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
What do you mean?? Anything is possible!...

What do you mean?? Anything is possible! Different forks and a 19" front wheel to start with.
It gets easier from the point you're at!!
I have a none titled frame if you want to cut on one for...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
sounds like you have the experience to do this...

sounds like you have the experience to do this Justin. main thing is that you want about seven degrees positive swingarm angle.you mentioned that you had some experience with a TT500. just apply all...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
I think you're on the right track lowering the...

I think you're on the right track lowering the frame 2 inches will lower the center of gravity. what you want is a swingarm angle positive about 7 to 10 degrees. The steering head pulled back will...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
YES! Also consider deraking the steering head. I...

YES! Also consider deraking the steering head. I have a frame for rebuilding my crashed TT500 that the steering head is pulled back to 23 degrees. It may be a little steep for but it will handle a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Historian,I will pass you contact information on...

Historian,I will pass you contact information on to Ken.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
Getting my Grandson out on the track with the...

Getting my Grandson out on the track with the PW50 I bought him for Christmas!

PHUCKIN Flickr changed things so you can't cut and paste photos!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,297
Posted By Valleyrider
that pipe looks awesome Dan! !

that pipe looks awesome Dan! !
Forum: 2 smokers 12-24-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
Great memories!! Wish I had a DT1 in 1968. I rode...

Great memories!! Wish I had a DT1 in 1968. I rode a 1969 Suzuki TS250 back then. Not anything close to what the DT1 was.
Merry Christmas!!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-18-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 297,843
Posted By Valleyrider
good movie great venue good seeing everyone there

good movie great venue good seeing everyone there
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 297,843
Posted By Valleyrider
I guess I missed all the threads.... See you...

I guess I missed all the threads....
See you Tuesday!! Thanks for doing this!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 297,843
Posted By Valleyrider
The only reason I had any knowledge of the...

The only reason I had any knowledge of the showing was a post on FB three days before the event.... Word of mouth didn't generate enough interest. Wonder what kind of interest they could have drummed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 297,843
Posted By Valleyrider
you had to register on Tugg.com to get a voucher...

you had to register on Tugg.com to get a voucher that would let you in the theater. If they didn't sell the movie out, which is what happened, they would cancel the showing. Look them up on Facebook...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 297,843
Posted By Valleyrider
The fiasco with Tugg.com this past weekend really...

The fiasco with Tugg.com this past weekend really soured me on this movie! I'll shed more light on that if you want to hear my rant...
I'd like to see the movie. More info...?
Forum: 2 smokers 12-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
My buyer was having trouble gathering the cash. ...

My buyer was having trouble gathering the cash.
The DT1 is staying in my familyroom and not going to Thailand.
I'm happier with it here anyway......
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
OK, been kinda lazy lately. Winter mode is really...

OK, been kinda lazy lately. Winter mode is really kickin in!
Started putting old parts on the new (to me) frame today.
Steering head angle has been reduced on this frame.
I plan on using a Yamaha...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Thanks Tom!! I admire you for sticking with the...

Thanks Tom!! I admire you for sticking with the sport after your accident!!
I think I missed this post cause it was the last one on the previous page and I hadn't posted lately.
Post some photos if...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
My buddies motor going together... 540cc ...

My buddies motor going together... 540cc

Mine will be later this winter...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/10809820954_15780cbc46_c.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Nice bike Justin!! Do you have a TT now? ...

Nice bike Justin!! Do you have a TT now?
Building a motor for my old Yamaha International buddy.
Heat in the garage and more building to come.

Edit: OK I just read your post again.... Post some...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Thanks! The recovery continues. Just got done...

Thanks! The recovery continues.
Just got done insulating the attic in the garage and had a 220 outlet put in. Cadet "Hot One" 5000 watt heater and I'm good to continue the build this winter
Not...
Forum: Racing 10-13-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,348
Posted By Valleyrider
If "Live Streaming" was good, I have to say, it...

If "Live Streaming" was good, I have to say, it was the best flattrack racing I've seen since the '70s. It was AWESOME being there in the stands at the end of the front shoot! And yes, Brad Baker is...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By Valleyrider
one more day Ascot Reunion II is tomorrow Pomona...

one more day Ascot Reunion II is tomorrow Pomona Fairplex
Forum: Racing 10-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By Valleyrider
On the way.... Perris Friday night should be like...

On the way.... Perris Friday night should be like a "mini national"
Forum: Racing 10-09-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By Valleyrider
On the way, going to hit Perris Friday night....

On the way, going to hit Perris Friday night. with all the talent that's going to show up it'll be like a mini national!!
Forum: 2 smokers 10-08-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,109
Posted By Valleyrider
Thanks for the kind words Rick!! Wish I had this...

Thanks for the kind words Rick!! Wish I had this one back when I was a competitive rider!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
The "White" frame is back from the powder coater!...

The "White" frame is back from the powder coater!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/10161867956_6b8eb9e5a7_c.jpg

Just need some time to work on getting it put back together.
Heading to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 54,041
Posted By Valleyrider
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
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