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Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,149,345
Posted By wardie
still around

Hi Steve GS

Wardie here and yeah I'm still around road racing in the Ohio Mini Road racing league on a YSR 50 and an XR 100. Small dollars big fun.

I think I met you at the Mohican Rally....
Forum: Trials 05-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By wardie
Liz check your mail

you have a PM
Forum: Trials 05-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By wardie
great stories

Terrific write up Liz please keep them coming! Wardie
Forum: Trials 05-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,593
Posted By wardie
TL 250 conversion to Trail??

Looking to convert my 76' TL 250 from TRIALS to TRAIL.
Single track, fireroads, easy woodsy stuff.

Figure bigger plusher seat maybe some knobbies and head/tail light. Any other suggestions?
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By wardie
can a brother gets some help or suggestions here?

can a brother gets some help or suggestions here?
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By wardie
Turning TL 250 trials into a Trails bike?

I have this old 76' TL 250 trials bike that I'd like to convert to a trails bike. I'm thinking bigger thicker, taller seat, rear taillight and front headlight. Some knobbies..

anyone think this...
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By wardie
and thank you MacAttack ..

and thank you MacAttack ..
Forum: Trials 04-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By wardie
here's what happened

Well I thought I'd give a recap of my first trials. I wished I had the proverbial happy ending but events that led up to that fate full Saturday conspired like the "perfect storm".

It rained most...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By wardie
Trials is a humbling sport... Yes it is...

Trials is a humbling sport...


Yes it is and thanks for the tips
Forum: Trials 04-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By wardie
Yep I'm trying everything. I'm looking forward to...

Yep I'm trying everything. I'm looking forward to this. Just concentrate on the line and move feet and hips..thanks for the help.
Forum: Trials 03-31-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By wardie
All great ideas. Working on mindset. My 1974...

All great ideas. Working on mindset.

My 1974 Vintage RL 250 Exacta has an almost pristine tank. I have a spare that's kinda beat up I'm wondering if I should swap it out. Supposed to rain in Fly,...
Forum: Trials 03-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By wardie
Grasshooper :)

Thanks to everyone for the advice and words of encouragement.
Forum: Trials 03-29-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By wardie
New to Trials first event coming

Ok I have a 1974 RL 250 Suzuki Exacta. I'm getting a ton of help and guidance from TI's Vintage Champion but I suck! I can do basic things and lift my tire over little things but I find I tire very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 348,055
Posted By wardie
Yes the advice was helpful . I ended up taking it...

Yes the advice was helpful . I ended up taking it to the shop. I have a question as to whether the timing marks are spot on. The only thing I wished I had done was put a tdc finder in the spark plug...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By wardie
my thanks

Each of you are correct when saying it worked before. I will work on it this week and let U know what I find.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 348,055
Posted By wardie
no compression after valve adjustment

Just like the title says. Adjusted valves and decomp on my 1996 XR 250 R 4 valve head. No I have no compression. I redid the valve adjustment twice and still same result. Everything done per shop...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By wardie
austinjake

I appreciate the info and will try it. Wardie
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By wardie
valve adjustment

The valve lash is set corectly. I brought piston up to TDC and made sure the "T" mark was aligned properly and all four valves have the proper clearance. Honda shop thinks that a minute piece of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By wardie
Thanks for the reply. We disconnected the decomp...

Thanks for the reply. We disconnected the decomp cable and still have no or low compression? I manually moved the decomp actuator clockwise and it "locked" in. I slowly pushed the kickstart lever...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By wardie
help please

Hey guys I really could use some help here..
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By wardie
1996 Honda XR 250 R no compression afterr setting valves??

Just like the title says. We used the Honda shop manual and brought bike up on compression stroke on the "T" mark. After setting valve lash we preceeded to set the decompression adjustment per manual...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By wardie
Rl 250

Gas tank holds close to 2 gal.

Would you have access to a headlight that came stock on the RL250? I'd be interested in buying if you could locate a reasonable priced one.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By wardie
1974 RL 250 Exacta to dual sport?

I use my RL 250 for Vintage Trials but would like to install a headlight,tailight and higher thicker seat so when I wanted to do a Dual Sport ride or Cross Country event I could use my RL.

Has...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-18-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By wardie
Daytona bike Week need bike or scooter

I usually ride my BMW but right now very uncertain about the weather. I would chance it but my boss gets very pissed on the second week of March because I never seem to return to work when I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 234,514
Posted By wardie
Lien

The lien is there until the lien holder removes it. This is an official document you have to physically go to court house and sign papers removing the lien. It definitely doesn't go away or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 234,514
Posted By wardie
Vermont Plate

I got my Vermont plate and a temporary registration . The Temporary registration said I would receive new one in mail in less than 10 days. There ya go plated XR 250 R.

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12,280
Views: 605,020
Posted By wardie
no pics

sorry guys I can't seem to get the pics to load
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12,280
Views: 605,020
Posted By wardie
Rene' Cormier pics

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12,280
Views: 605,020
Posted By wardie
no registration

No registration necessary.

Just a reminder to those that did attend the Rene Cormier presentation at Mathias BMW Saturday. Rene's presentation will be very similar but not the same exact...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-09-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12,280
Views: 605,020
Posted By wardie
Hey it's not as bad as being told you have a...

Hey it's not as bad as being told you have a "face for Radio"! :)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12,280
Views: 605,020
Posted By wardie
Radio Show

MeefZah, Yes their were two of us in attendance . Mathias is one of the sponsors of our motorcycle show.

You can catch the show on Tuesdays at 6pm on 570 am WKBN or on your iphone using the IHEART...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12,280
Views: 605,020
Posted By wardie
Mathias BMW

I as well as some of you attended the Rene' Cormiere seminar and found it to be very interesting and genuinely nice guy . Thanks to Gene Robinson owner of Mathias BMW for hosting the seminar.

For...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 234,514
Posted By wardie
what will I encounter?

When I receive my Vemont plates I'm going to ride on them for a year and when they go to expire I'll go down to courthouse and get a title.

As a primer what questions will the Ohio title bureau...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 234,514
Posted By wardie
paperwork sent back

I said I would follow up when I heard something from Vermont DMV. They sent my paperwork back because I did not include enough tax. It looks like when I resend the check it will be good to go....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By wardie
Next up Bun Burner Gold (1500 miles in 24 hours)...

Next up Bun Burner Gold (1500 miles in 24 hours) now that one certainly separates the men from the boys!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,799
Posted By wardie
Packard Museum

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Just wanted to share the 2 Wheel power Hour did their broadcast last Tuesday live from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 234,514
Posted By wardie
titles

Well I should know in about 8 days or less
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-28-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 68,953
Views: 5,512,958
Posted By wardie
Packard Museum and "Why We Ride" movie

Just wanted to share the 2 Wheel power Hour did their broadcast last Tuesday live from the Packard Museum drawing well over 100 people to watch the MC show , eat some pizza and wings courtesy of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 234,514
Posted By wardie
Which makes me wonder if they will return my...

Which makes me wonder if they will return my registration fees?
Anyone venture a guess as to what will happen?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12,280
Views: 605,020
Posted By wardie
Mathias

Should be a terrific time. Gene is excited about having this guy talk about Africa. Daytona's still too far away so this will be a welcome reprieve from what "Sucks in Ohio". Wardie
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