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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 154,050
Posted By lamotovita
I doubt that the Honda owner would be interested...

I doubt that the Honda owner would be interested in that trade.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 1,637,691
Posted By lamotovita
Has the gearing ben lowered on the XT? If not do...

Has the gearing ben lowered on the XT? If not do that first. Make sure the clutch lever is adjusted as per the owners manual.
And find a new mechanic, they are full of BS.
Forum: Trials 09-28-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By lamotovita
What or where is "hole shaven"?

What or where is "hole shaven"?
Forum: Trials 09-27-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By lamotovita
Were I in need of parts or info about Canadian...

Were I in need of parts or info about Canadian TYs, I would first contact Dave at http://www.outlawtrials.com/. He worked for Yamaha and knows the guys that rode them. He probably knows where to find...
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By lamotovita
You drove to a guy's house, that you don't know,...

You drove to a guy's house, that you don't know, to pay cash for a bike that you knew had no title, and you expected professionalism?:norton
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,572
Posted By lamotovita
Not enough rumors on the internet for you, you...

Not enough rumors on the internet for you, you have to ask for more?
Forum: Trials 09-25-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By lamotovita
Any helmet is acceptable to the club. You will...

Any helmet is acceptable to the club. You will see riders in MX helmets but I think that they're the worst possible choice because they limit visibility. I wear an MTB downhill helmet sometimes and a...
Forum: Trials 09-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By lamotovita
Yep. ...

Yep.
http://www.splatshop.co.uk/s3-stars-sherco-cyl-head-outer-part.html
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By lamotovita
I took the advice of EME and ordered an...

I took the advice of EME and ordered an Enduralast. I didn't find any bad reports attributed to the Enduralast. Hopefully it will work well.
Forum: Trials 09-24-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By lamotovita
If you plan to leave the tank/seat on all the...

If you plan to leave the tank/seat on all the time I wouldn't get a Trials bike with an add on tank/seat. A bike that has the seat/ tank designed into it is much more secure.
I haven't seen an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 1,637,691
Posted By lamotovita
Yes, I had a custom seat built to level the top...

Yes, I had a custom seat built to level the top of the seat.
Forum: Trials 09-24-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By lamotovita
There is a beginner class that is intended for...

There is a beginner class that is intended for new riders. The beginner sections are more about learning how a Trial works than challenging the rider. The sections will be spread out on a loop that...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By lamotovita
I think the distinction between China and Taiwan...

I think the distinction between China and Taiwan is sometimes blurred and probably not significant.
Is a Polish Valeo different than other Valeos, and did you order it from EME?
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,978
Posted By lamotovita
What kind of person turns on his helmet cam while...

What kind of person turns on his helmet cam while trying to push start his bike in his driveway?
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By lamotovita
Thanks guys, I talked to EME and their position...

Thanks guys, I talked to EME and their position is that their Enduralast unit is as good or better than a Valeo, although comes with less warranty (18 vs 24 months). They have both in stock. They...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 32,325
Posted By lamotovita
The same reason that the 2008 WR250R got a six...

The same reason that the 2008 WR250R got a six speed, it was designed that way.
I agree that the offroad WRs need six speeds.
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By lamotovita
Thanks I'll call EME later this morning and talk...

Thanks I'll call EME later this morning and talk to them.
Because it's a GS and travels in remote country frequently, reliability is paramount to me.
Is the ND a direct replacement as far as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By lamotovita
You are way too big for the 230, you would kill...

You are way too big for the 230, you would kill it.
Dirt bikes do work much better in the dirt than dual sports though.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By lamotovita
Which New Starter?

After only 20 years and 150,000 miles the original Valeo in my R100GS has died, not totally unexpectedly but a little more notice would have been nice.
Given it's age and dubious reputation I want...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By lamotovita
I'm not sure who you consider "the big four race...

I'm not sure who you consider "the big four race bikes" to be but Yamaha has had a 30 day warranty (and sometimes goodwill beyond that) for decades.
Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,167
Posted By lamotovita
Yes, INTA from Spokane. Where are you?

Yes, INTA from Spokane. Where are you?
Forum: Trials 09-14-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,167
Posted By lamotovita
Cool! Will we see you at some eastern WA...

Cool!
Will we see you at some eastern WA Trials?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By lamotovita
On the pegs, not the seat, and on the gas.Steer...

On the pegs, not the seat, and on the gas.Steer with your feet (weighting the footpegs), not the bars.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By lamotovita
Also, 50 states = 50 DMVs, and that's just the...

Also, 50 states = 50 DMVs, and that's just the U.S.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By lamotovita
Uhhh, my dog ate my title:norton.

Uhhh, my dog ate my title:norton.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,805
Posted By lamotovita
:y0!:y0! Ooh ooh ooh, me too.

:y0!:y0!
Ooh ooh ooh, me too.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 1,637,691
Posted By lamotovita
Yes there was a carb change (still a Mikuni), and...

Yes there was a carb change (still a Mikuni), and yes service manuals get updated, usually in published supplements.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By lamotovita
When nothing but the cheapest will do, go with...

When nothing but the cheapest will do, go with Cheng Shin.

http://www.powersportrider.com/CGI-BIN/ZCATJPG?catpub=BC1005C&catpage=375

3.00x21 is fine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 1,637,691
Posted By lamotovita
I think you can buy an inexpensive supplement...

I think you can buy an inexpensive supplement from Yamaha to update your manual.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,523
Posted By lamotovita
Yes racers should ride race bikes, that's not...

Yes racers should ride race bikes, that's not what's being discussed here.
Keep in mind though,that some of us old timers used to win races on bikes with worse suspension than what comes on a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,523
Posted By lamotovita
Yes better tires and suspension will make the...

Yes better tires and suspension will make the bike work better, but don't go overboard with suspension mods. Change your fork oil if you haven't already.
I'm sure theirs no shortage of bad...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,523
Posted By lamotovita
I believe a KTM 200 is available with electric...

I believe a KTM 200 is available with electric start now, and it's certainly a better bike in every way than your Honda, well, except fuel economy. But it doesn't sound like you're exceeding the...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-25-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 25,869
Posted By lamotovita
http://www.motoress.com/BLOG/2009/Bultacoadvl.jpg

http://www.motoress.com/BLOG/2009/Bultacoadvl.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By lamotovita
What is "red line" on a DR650? What year is...

What is "red line" on a DR650?
What year is your bike?
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 1,637,691
Posted By lamotovita
That fitting is a light interference fit in the...

That fitting is a light interference fit in the carb body. You can pull it out with a pair of pliers. Unfortunately Yamaha doesn't sell it.
You can either find one from a scrap carb, or make a...
Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By lamotovita
I would say a Beta 200 would be the easiest to...

I would say a Beta 200 would be the easiest to resell, as well as the best bike to learn on.
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By lamotovita
Great! Why don't you come to Spokane this sunday....

Great! Why don't you come to Spokane this sunday.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/14HVJ34Q-7FwZa6Y7JnYypyezcUEQ2iYhyy99rQHwcu0/pub


http://inwta.com/index.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,340
Posted By lamotovita
Look at the Bridgestone TW302.

Look at the Bridgestone TW302.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,998
Posted By lamotovita
I wouldn't use that small a tire (2.75-21) on...

I wouldn't use that small a tire (2.75-21) on that big a bike, regardless of tread design.
Forum: Trials 07-29-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By lamotovita
I'd buy whatever bike you get the best dealer...

I'd buy whatever bike you get the best dealer support with.
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