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Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I guess so. I think I was unaware of the scale, I...

I guess so. I think I was unaware of the scale, I didn't notice that cordless Dewalt drill in one of the pics there.

Yeah, I think epoxy putty should be fine in this case.
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By A_Vasiliev
The way I understood it is the light housing...

The way I understood it is the light housing bolts to the piece he wants to make, and that bolts to the bike. If that's the case, then there certainly is at least a bit of load on the piece, and...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By A_Vasiliev
POR-15 seems to be more expensive than other...

POR-15 seems to be more expensive than other epoxy sticks I've used in my time, but it's been my experience that those types of products rarely do well in a vibration-intensive environment. I don't...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By A_Vasiliev
From what I understand, when it cures, it really...

From what I understand, when it cures, it really becomes very hard, similar to epoxy resin when it cures. It may be slightly flexible if you've made the piece very thin and it has a flexible...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Polymer clay is a pretty decent idea to make the...

Polymer clay is a pretty decent idea to make the original part plug, after that you can just cast one after another in your little silicone cast.

Smooth-On makes good polyurethane resins for...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Don't worry, man, you're not annoying me or...

Don't worry, man, you're not annoying me or anything. It's great to have some sort of dialogue going on and bounce ideas off you, as well as hear your take on things.

Thanks for talking with me...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I have never seen a CRM 125 even being sold here,...

I have never seen a CRM 125 even being sold here, they seem to be a very rare model.

CRM50 and CRM80 are pretty regularly visible, CRM250's are also around, but the 125's seem to be conspicuously...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Restrict the pipe - maybe. I would like the power...

Restrict the pipe - maybe. I would like the power to be "there", just in case. I have a little experience building expansion chambers so a custom pipe might be in the future for this little bugger.
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Forum: The Garage 02-23-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I've done the top end on an 85cc before (owned...

I've done the top end on an 85cc before (owned one for a few years when I was 15 or so), so yes, I am aware of how simple it is.

Regarding thrashing it - heh, I know what you mean. Several...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By A_Vasiliev
The CRM50/80 are "gettable" models here in...

The CRM50/80 are "gettable" models here in Russia, but the suspension and overall design of those bikes is much less suitable to hard off-road use or "fun" on-road use, which is why I don't...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Two-stroke mini-motard - reliability for daily-driver use?

Hey guys. Currently looking at buying a ready-to-ride bike for this year's riding season, and so I have something to have fun on while I'm working on putting the YSR project together.

Because...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
That's the exhaust silencer.

That's the exhaust silencer.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,102
Posted By A_Vasiliev
That is a BEAUTIFUL bike! I'm currently working...

That is a BEAUTIFUL bike! I'm currently working on a YSR 50 of my own (more modded though, with an engine swap and some suspension upgrades) so it's really inspirational to see this.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,686
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Update time. First thing to get done today...

Update time.

First thing to get done today was just a bunch of disassembly and cleaning up of parts, general measurement, etc.

Right now, I guess the search is on for a front end that will...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,686
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I just got off the phone with a few different...

I just got off the phone with a few different pitbike-oriented stores up in Moscow. Apparently right now, NOBODY has any complete engine kits in stock, and they're anticipating a massive new batch...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,686
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Very relevant to my current situation. Apparently...

Very relevant to my current situation. Apparently a Honda Cub-style horizontal cylinder engine is just an adapter plate away from bolt-in.

http://i.imgur.com/DLUhK.jpg

I've got the ability to...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,686
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Right then. In case anyone is still...

Right then.

In case anyone is still watching this thread - a lot of stuff has changed in my life since I first started this project, and so far the YSR has been a kettle sitting on the rearmost...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Went to look at a CZ 500 (actually 380cc)...

Went to look at a CZ 500 (actually 380cc) yesterday, but was disappointed upon closer inspection. The engine was a 981 side-exhaust shoehorned into a 513 (250cc) chassis, and the downtube of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
That's the part that amazes me. Are the new...

That's the part that amazes me. Are the new frames built the same way as the old ones (brazed, same materials)?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Wow, that's in beautiful shape. Are they selling...

Wow, that's in beautiful shape. Are they selling these kits new nowadays, or did you just happen to find one in such good condition? The nickel plating looks like new!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Currently in the market for a CZ 981 or 514...

Currently in the market for a CZ 981 or 514 (open-class motocrosser), hopefully will have one before the fall is out. If I end up finding one for a decent price, I'll be sure to post up pics and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
catgatt

catgatt
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2012, 10:29 PM
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Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
From the days before ATGATT

From the days before ATGATT
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,254
Posted By A_Vasiliev
That scrambler is looking good. Are you thinking...

That scrambler is looking good. Are you thinking of adding a high-pipe to it?
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,254
Posted By A_Vasiliev
If someone can turn this big bag of ugly ...

If someone can turn this big bag of ugly

http://www.motorbikespecs.net/images/Honda/NX_650_N_P_R_Dominator_RD02_91-94/NX_650_N_P_R_Dominator_RD02_91-94_5.jpg

Into this
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,254
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I don't think we'll ever get them here in Russia,...

I don't think we'll ever get them here in Russia, the market isn't big enough to support it - people can hardly afford the cheap Chinese shit that sells for 1000 USD.

I was just interested in how...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,254
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I'll restate my question because I feel like it...

I'll restate my question because I feel like it was ignored, or went unnoticed.
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,130
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Дарова пасаны :d Мало русских пока тут встречал,...

Дарова пасаны :d Мало русских пока тут встречал, не ожидал даже.

Интересно будет следить за вашей поездкой. Если будете затрудняться с переводом, обращайтесь - спокойно переведу любой текст на...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,254
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Then whence comes the post about "just buy a...

Then whence comes the post about "just buy a Honda CB"? It sounds more like you're distrustful of the fact that it's not a Japanese bike, not that it's only 150cc's. That point swims up in both posts...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,254
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Yeah, that's how it reads. Thanks for not adding...

Yeah, that's how it reads. Thanks for not adding anything to the thread.

To the OP - how does the fit and finish of the various plastic parts (throttle assemblies, etc) and the metal parts...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Sounds like a recipe for the most oversquare...

Sounds like a recipe for the most oversquare rev-happy engine in existence :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Wow, I didn't know Maico were still around and...

Wow, I didn't know Maico were still around and making bikes! Never even heard of a modern Maico... cool link, thanks. I stand corrected.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
They still have the crown for...

They still have the crown for biggest-displacement 2-stroke "MX" bike

Intimidator 700 single... that thing must have a piston about the size of a small pumpkin. :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
They did indeed. I seem to remember them getting...

They did indeed. I seem to remember them getting a bad rap for reliability issues...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Wow, are Cannondale back to making bikes? I...

Wow, are Cannondale back to making bikes? I thought they sold off the rights to ATK when they dropped out of the motorsports game?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Well, I wouldn't exactly call a converted BMW GS...

Well, I wouldn't exactly call a converted BMW GS a "dirt bike" either.

About two-strokes and constant throttle - it's all in the porting and cooling system. Snowmobiles are almost all two-strokes...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 52,224
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I'm liking that EFI conversion from Ecotrons....

I'm liking that EFI conversion from Ecotrons. I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread, I'm wondering how rideable EFI would make a vintage MX bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
I haven't seen a single 1000cc dirt bike. Usually...

I haven't seen a single 1000cc dirt bike. Usually bikes over 650 (and most 650's as well) are dual-sports that are meant for highway use and so "need" big engines in order to cruise for long periods...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,686
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Not even close, man, sorry for the long wait....

Not even close, man, sorry for the long wait. I've been busy with music (playing in two bands, releasing an album with one of them, sessioning with a few other bands) and working for a living,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,088,653
Posted By A_Vasiliev
Baling wire ahahaha.

Baling wire ahahaha.
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