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Forum: The Garage 08-02-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Some good advice here. A couple other things I've...

Some good advice here. A couple other things I've picked up over the years...

Wear safety glasses and gloves when working with spray carb cleaners. Use caution when shooting in to various holes...
Forum: Trials 08-02-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 308,169
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Yes, have to give them kudos, they shipped out...

Yes, have to give them kudos, they shipped out the (hopefully) correct stuff as soon as I contacted them.

Funny part is, I don't even use chain lube on my o-ring chains. I have one can that has...
Forum: Trials 08-01-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 308,169
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Well, I was going to change tranny oil in my...

Well, I was going to change tranny oil in my new-to-me Montesa 314R, but when I opened the box that was supposed to be 2 liters of Elf HTX-740 straight off the FedEx truck, I was instead greeted with...
Forum: Trials 07-21-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Ah yes. Pro Motorsports. I've been over there...

Ah yes. Pro Motorsports. I've been over there before. Got a good deal on some tires once. Might be worth stopping by just to see what they have if I get over that direction.

Thanks!
Forum: Trials 07-19-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Thanks again everybody. Now I just need to get...

Thanks again everybody. Now I just need to get over to the dealer. Maybe I'll actually get to ride it this weekend. :clap
Forum: Trials 07-18-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like 2 stroke...

Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like 2 stroke synthetic shouldn't be too hard to find. I'm going to try to get over to the local Honda dealer tomorrow and see what they have. If 80:1 works for all...
Forum: Trials 07-16-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By co.dirtbiker
I think thats the thread I saw that suggested...

I think thats the thread I saw that suggested 80:1. He mentions using a full synthetic - what are the synthetic oils recommended these days? I haven't owned a 2 stroke (other than a weed-wacker) in...
Forum: Trials 07-16-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 308,169
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Made this... ...

Made this...

http://sy.2y.net/coverbefore.jpg

Look like this...

http://sy.2y.net/coverafter.jpg
Forum: Trials 07-16-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Oil recomendations for Montesa 314r

More questions on my 1995 Montesa Cota 314r...

I didn't get an owners manual, so I don't have any info on what sort of oil mix to use. I've seen postings talking about running 80:1, but that...
Forum: Trials 07-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Actually, I did talk to Bill this afternoon. He...

Actually, I did talk to Bill this afternoon. He said he had some Gaerne's in stock, and also the Shiro helmets. Wish I had known yesterday...I was just a couple miles away with some time to kill.
...
Forum: Trials 07-14-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Denver area dealers for gear

Does anyone know of any dealers in the Denver/Colorado Springs area that carry a selection of trials helmets/boots/etc?

I want to get a helmet and some boots to go with the new bike, and I've...
Forum: Trials 07-13-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,901
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Yeah, on second thought, I think I'll pass. Thats...

Yeah, on second thought, I think I'll pass. Thats some pretty creative fabrication work. :puke1

Thanks anyway though. I'll figure something out.

The PO actually says he as another pipe that...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,901
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Sweet! Yes! Thank you! PM me and we can figure...

Sweet! Yes! Thank you! PM me and we can figure out how to handle the shipping.

For the record, here is a photo of the pipe. The OD of the tube seems to be around 28-29mm. (hard to tell exactly...
Forum: Trials 07-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,901
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Spark Arrestor for Montesa 314r

Hi all,

I just picked up my first purpose built trials bike: a 1995 Montesa Cota 314r, for next to nothing. It's in great shape other than perhaps needing some carb cleaning after sitting for...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Very nice! Glad to be an inspiration! For...

Very nice! Glad to be an inspiration!

For an update on durability, my original has held up very well. I've dropped it at least a half dozen times, overloaded it mercilessly, and I don't think...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,397
Views: 1,988,074
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Nice! I hadn't seen that post yet. Glad I could...

Nice! I hadn't seen that post yet. Glad I could be an inspiration. I like your mounting system. Clever!

The thought of Pelican-ish cases has crossed my mind too, and I could probably even get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,397
Views: 1,988,074
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Heh. Good eye. Yes indeed, they have held up...

Heh. Good eye. Yes indeed, they have held up remarkably well. No issues with them at all despite many drops and abuse like you see here. (yes, the bags were loaded at the time)

Unfortunately I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8,397
Views: 1,988,074
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Earth Shaking. :eek1

Earth Shaking. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8,397
Views: 1,988,074
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Falling with style...

http://sy.2y.net/klr/flying pig (small).jpg

I swear, the earthquake in Indonesia at about the same time was just a coincidence...really!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-29-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By co.dirtbiker
I know the older version of Topo won't route at...

I know the older version of Topo won't route at all. I don't have the latest, but I think its the same.

City Navigator will route.

The nice thing is, with a decent sized card, you can load...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Nicely done. Might have to try one of those.

Nicely done. Might have to try one of those.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Well, yes. It was one of those hand/step-benders...

Well, yes. It was one of those hand/step-benders like you get at Home Depot for around $30.

I just got back from a 10 day/1500 mile ride around Colorado for its break-in phase. (RR forthcoming)...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Nice! I've heard people say that welding conduit...

Nice! I've heard people say that welding conduit doesn't work that well. Problems with the galvanization or some such thing. Maybe it was just the fumes or something. Obviously you've proved it...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,852
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Thats the sort of input I was looking for. Thanks...

Thats the sort of input I was looking for. Thanks for posting the photos. I wonder if its the process, or lack of skill by the person doing the repair.

FWIW, the KLR panels (one of the broken...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Well, the obvious answer is don't drop it. :lol3 ...

Well, the obvious answer is don't drop it. :lol3

It's triangulated pretty well, plus the bags themselves provide some cusion, but yes, a hard hit might be more likely to bend it than one made of...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,852
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Doesn't that stuff come in plastic too? Maybe...

Doesn't that stuff come in plastic too? Maybe that's what he was talking about.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Thanks for all the kind words. I took a lot more...

Thanks for all the kind words. I took a lot more photos and started putting together a "how to" article, but I haven't had the time to finish it. If I ever get it done, I'll post a link here....
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,368
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Good timing! I'm leaving in 2 weeks and heading...

Good timing! I'm leaving in 2 weeks and heading down toward the southern part of Colorado and down in to New Mexico. You're giving me some good ideas on places to go.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Thanks. Yes, I really want to take a...

Thanks.

Yes, I really want to take a welding course. Hard to find the time though since the only ones I know of are clear across town. Some day.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 703,777
Posted By co.dirtbiker
KLR Soft Pannier Rack

I picked up a set of Fieldsheer soft bags on sale a couple months ago for dirt cheap. I think they were around $65 for the pair brand new. But they didn't fit very well on the KLR, so I decided I...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,852
Posted By co.dirtbiker
So what I'm gathering from the responses is,...

So what I'm gathering from the responses is, forget the plastic welding and use the goop. :scratch

You guys sure know how to spoil an excuse to buy a new tool. :rolleyes
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,852
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Yeah, that's sort of like the tool I'm looking...

Yeah, that's sort of like the tool I'm looking at. That one says it is airless. Some have fans built in, some hook up to a compressor.

Here's a couple from Harbor Freight that hook up to a...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,852
Posted By co.dirtbiker
At the moment, I have three side panels, a...

At the moment, I have three side panels, a fender, and a glove box door on my truck that all need work. The fender is cracked near the mounting point. One side panel has a broken mounting stud. The...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,852
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Plastic repairs/welding

I'm sure anybody that has been around bikes long enough can attest to the fact that plastic parts break. And most of the time they are ridiculously expensive to replace, especially when its just some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,665
Views: 352,903
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Sunrise in Wyoming. From this...

Sunrise in Wyoming. From this (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264251) thread.

http://sy.2y.net/klr/bozeman07/CIMG2104%20(Small).jpg
Forum: Americas 07-13-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Thanks for the links. I'm familar with some of...

Thanks for the links. I'm familar with some of those, but there's a few I hadn't seen before. I'll take a look.
Forum: Americas 07-13-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Ghost towns would be fun. Trying to figure out...

Ghost towns would be fun. Trying to figure out how accurate the book is after all this years would probably be fun too - a lot like trusting your GPS. You never know what you'll get... :wink:
...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Need suggestions on where to go south-ish of Denver

Ok, a friend and I are planning to take a trip next month and I'm looking for suggestions on great back roads and/or interesting destinations.

A couple years ago when we did a trip like this, we...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,397
Views: 1,988,074
Posted By co.dirtbiker
What luggage mount system is that? I like the way...

What luggage mount system is that? I like the way it ties in to the rack. Looks lightweight compared to some others too. Is that aluminum?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-09-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,974
Posted By co.dirtbiker
Sorry, the editor keeps messing up the table -...

Sorry, the editor keeps messing up the table - shift that last column down one to get things lined up right.
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