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Forum: Trials 03-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Irish John
No worries. Nice looking bikes.

No worries. Nice looking bikes.
Forum: Trials 03-18-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Irish John
I owned a KT250 which started doing this after...

I owned a KT250 which started doing this after coming our winter storage, it was the base gasket.
Forum: Trials 03-17-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Irish John
Thanks man. I must be blind as I can't find it.

Thanks man. I must be blind as I can't find it.
Forum: Trials 03-17-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Irish John
I'd like to have one, just because. Like you I...

I'd like to have one, just because. Like you I can find no place on the bike where it was originally mounted.
Forum: Trials 03-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Irish John
Tool kit on a '86 Honda TLR200??

Ok, out of curiosity. on the factory parts fiche, the '86 Honda TLR200 came with a "tool" kit. Where is it located on the bike??
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,412
Posted By Irish John
Cheers!! Lovely report.

Cheers!! Lovely report.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,045
Posted By Irish John
You have a great eye for photography.

You have a great eye for photography.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,165
Posted By Irish John
In one shot of the campground, did you all see...

In one shot of the campground, did you all see the VW Westphalia Camper tent? Very cool, reminds me of the fabric dummy tents used in WW2 to convince the Germans the invasion was going to be a Pas...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,412
Posted By Irish John
Nicely done report. Love to see stories by...

Nicely done report. Love to see stories by fellow Vstrom-ers.
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,412
Posted By Irish John
Waiting not so patiently..

Waiting not so patiently..
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Irish John
Did you guys rejet or run stock jetting?

Did you guys rejet or run stock jetting?
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 99,570
Posted By Irish John
Great ride report, it's giving me ideas for my...

Great ride report, it's giving me ideas for my trip in August. An observation, is it just me or do KTM's seem to break down with alarming regularity?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 192,873
Posted By Irish John
Love the shape of the gas tank. The bike looks...

Love the shape of the gas tank. The bike looks very Steam Punk.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 192,873
Posted By Irish John
Too true, that is ice cold!!

Too true, that is ice cold!!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 192,873
Posted By Irish John
Whoa, that is very cool!

Whoa, that is very cool!
Forum: Trials 07-24-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,704
Posted By Irish John
I bought a Bell bicycle tire gauge at Walmart. ...

I bought a Bell bicycle tire gauge at Walmart. It is a digital read out and reads from 2 - 100 psi. Believe it was $9.
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,845
Posted By Irish John
I have an '06 Vstrom 650 and an '08 KLR650. I...

I have an '06 Vstrom 650 and an '08 KLR650. I like both though they are both compromises. I've owned a BMW GS and for a short time a 950 KTM. Nice bikes with very different capabilities....
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,165
Posted By Irish John
True that!

True that!
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,845
Posted By Irish John
"Sigh", This makes me want one even more. I have...

"Sigh", This makes me want one even more. I have a DL650, love it, very capable in most respects. I just would like something a bit smaller and lighter. The KLR650 I owned came close to being an...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,165
Posted By Irish John
Lead on McDuff!!

Lead on McDuff!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,165
Posted By Irish John
Lovely color composition in your photos.

Lovely color composition in your photos.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,165
Posted By Irish John
Your photos sure make a poor Irish lad homesick! ...

Your photos sure make a poor Irish lad homesick! Grand ride report. Where to next?

I tried the motofierme.com address, seems broken. Would you mind posting a link to Martin's webpage.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,165
Posted By Irish John
Arklow, lovely

Lovely photo of Arklow, my birthtown.
Forum: Trials 07-17-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Irish John
Roger that, check the simple things first. I'll...

Roger that, check the simple things first. I'll pull the new sprocket off and see what happens.
Forum: Trials 07-17-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Irish John
Yes, I've changed the oil. No detectable slivers...

Yes, I've changed the oil. No detectable slivers of metal. It did start after changing the front sprocket but the "buzz" is felt only when down shifting into 3-2-1. I've played with the slack in...
Forum: Trials 07-16-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Irish John
Buzzing in transmission, TLR200

Out for a little ride last night on the Project TLR200. Coming home I noticed what I would describe as a buzzing in the transmission when down shifting through gears 3-2-1. Almost like the when...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,845
Posted By Irish John
A Super KLR650!! I would be interested. Or...

A Super KLR650!! I would be interested. Or bring the KLE 500 to the States. They've got to have a bagillion of those Ninja 500 engines left over in the factory.
Forum: Trials 07-12-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By Irish John
Project TLR200 Trailbike - Brakes?

Working on the TLR 200 Trailbike project, on the subject of brakes. While they are miniscule in size, any suggestions as to how to improve their limited performance?

I have not seen any brake...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Irish John
Could you elaborate on these mods? Photos? Fork...

Could you elaborate on these mods? Photos? Fork lift type lining? I've looked the various shoes on the market, they all seem to be about the same in terms of material.
Forum: Trials 07-12-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Irish John
I set up my TLR as a trail bike. I like the...

I set up my TLR as a trail bike. I like the power delivery in the lower 4 gears for plonking along, 5 & 6 let me get from point A to B pretty easily on the road. The trials orientation of the...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,845
Posted By Irish John
Kawasaki KLE 500

Was the KLE 500 ever imported to the US?
Forum: Trials 07-11-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Irish John
Good heads up on the kick start clearance, I'll...

Good heads up on the kick start clearance, I'll make the mod in addition to adjusting the place where the spring mounts. What brake shoes are you running, OEM or another brand? The little drums...
Forum: Trials 07-10-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Irish John
There was recently a ride report about some guys...

There was recently a ride report about some guys using Lifan 125 engines in Honda CT90's to build bikes to ride the TAT west to east. I believe they had a few problems but overall were happy with...
Forum: Trials 07-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Irish John
LOL, yes the 100mpg means I have about a 135-150...

LOL, yes the 100mpg means I have about a 135-150 mile range in the mountains, not quite so good here on the plains of KS where I am averaging 80mpg. I carried 2, 1 liter, MSR fuel bottles on the...
Forum: Trials 07-10-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Irish John
Cool! Thanks guys. The TLR Trail Bike Project...

Cool! Thanks guys. The TLR Trail Bike Project continues. Up next, a larger capacity tank for same.
Forum: Trials 07-10-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Irish John
TLR 200 footpegs

Anyone know what other footpegs might fit an '86 TLR 200?
I seem to remember reading in a thread someone used DR650 pegs, can't find the thread.
Forum: Trials 07-10-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Irish John
Lifan 200 motor for the TLR200

Came across a Lifan 200 motor on Ebay which is advertised as a direct replacement for the TLR200. Obvious copy of the Honda design, they have reputations and some sources say they actually built...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,165
Posted By Irish John
Lovely! It reminds me of cutting turf with my...

Lovely! It reminds me of cutting turf with my gran-da. I so miss the scent of a nice turf fire.
Forum: Trials 07-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,888
Posted By Irish John
Thanks Lineaway. Both of these look different...

Thanks Lineaway. Both of these look different than the Mikuni VM22's I see listed on Ebay. These look more like the carb which is currently on it.
Forum: Trials 07-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,888
Posted By Irish John
Twin Shocker, where can I find one of these...

Twin Shocker, where can I find one of these Taiwan copies?
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