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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 232,728
Posted By dhallilama
unless the rear loop of the frame was lopped off,...

unless the rear loop of the frame was lopped off, it's a '79 YZ 250. (back when USA Yamahas were yellow)... but the yellow/blue... may have IT (blue) plastics that are painted yellow...

either...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,051
Posted By dhallilama
i'm not an ATGATT guy, so here's my take: ...

i'm not an ATGATT guy, so here's my take:

i'll often ride the street with jeans/t-shirt/boots/gloves/helmet. and yes, i know very well what it's like to go down like that. no spirited riding...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By dhallilama
i'm on the "hell yes, do it!" side of the fence. ...

i'm on the "hell yes, do it!" side of the fence.

won't be competitive, but sure would be a bunch of fun.

throw some revalved late model forks on the front end and you'll at least have...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 21,467
Posted By dhallilama
glad i bought a couple pair when they had 'em......

glad i bought a couple pair when they had 'em... currently my favorite cold weather glove, both on and off the bikes. i've got some (significantly) more expensive Held and A* that just sit in a...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,821
Posted By dhallilama
pressed the IT stem out of the stock trees,...

pressed the IT stem out of the stock trees, pressed it into the YZ trees. Used the IT bearings. I seem to recall making a spacer somewhere, but don't really remember that part for sure. Overall it...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-13-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,821
Posted By dhallilama
think I'm pulling the front end off and putting...

think I'm pulling the front end off and putting the stock one back on. this works pretty well, but restoring it to kinda stock sounds good now.
plus I want this front end for another project...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By dhallilama
i dunno; wouldn't want my kids jumping on a 125...

i dunno; wouldn't want my kids jumping on a 125 (2 stroke) without knowing what they're getting on.

last 125 i had (early 90s YZ) flat out ripped. not a bike for beginners. fun, though :)
Forum: 2 smokers 10-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,821
Posted By dhallilama
still have the thing... haven't been riding it...

still have the thing... haven't been riding it much lately; swamped between work, home and family.

dug out the old tank, decided to finish polishing it...
maybe get some new side panels from DC...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,976
Posted By dhallilama
they're not at the top of my list, but there's...

they're not at the top of my list, but there's not much locally... and the employees at the one here in Portland are nice and helpful. I do have some Bilt "waterproof" (not at all!) gloves & some...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By dhallilama
clean title, clean #s, parts pretty sorted to...

clean title, clean #s, parts pretty sorted to show what's there...

around here (Portland, OR) it'd fetch between $800ish and upwards of $1400 depending how complete it is, with the market right...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,330
Posted By dhallilama
Eric Gorr head mod... seriously look into it....

Eric Gorr head mod... seriously look into it. makes starting SO much easier & really makes dialing in the jetting easier...
had my old 490 ported "for low end" along with the head mod. made for a...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,742
Posted By dhallilama
honestly as much as I dig Yamaha ITs (from the...

honestly as much as I dig Yamaha ITs (from the wee 175 through the 490).... a KTM 300 would be at the to of my list. there's no comparison; a huge leap in handling/suspension/performance. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By dhallilama
I've run damn near everything over the years. ...

I've run damn near everything over the years.

right now I'm using Lucas semi-synthetic in my IT250 because it was dirt cheap and works well. got it on sale at the local auto parts store for...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By dhallilama
I know all the safety negatives to open face...

I know all the safety negatives to open face helmets, but wear my Bell 500 more often than my full face helmets, both on and off road.

I'll grab the full face if I'm heading somewhere on the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,754
Posted By dhallilama
well, it's different... i dig it so far. ...

well, it's different... i dig it so far.

curious to hear how the rear MT43 works out on the front.

i run a MT43 on the back and a different brand (rear) 19" trials tire on the front. the...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,762
Posted By dhallilama
'77 Yamaha IT250 served as my daily for the...

'77 Yamaha IT250 served as my daily for the better part of a year, but just 12 miles/day. got bored with it and it sat in the back of the shop for 6 months. just dusted it off and using it off and on...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By dhallilama
prettymuch a perfect description...

prettymuch a perfect description...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By dhallilama
Olympia, TourMaster and Joe Rocket all have a one...

Olympia, TourMaster and Joe Rocket all have a one piece for under $450.

The only one I've tried on is the Olympia Odyssey (right at $450). Liked it a lot... tons of pockets, vents, easy on/off. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,781
Posted By dhallilama
you also have the bonus of not riding behind a...

you also have the bonus of not riding behind a 465. when my yz490 was my main ride, i used to think i must be pretty damn fast, because rarely was anyone close behind. had little to do with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,277
Posted By dhallilama
soul. there's something to be said about a...

soul. there's something to be said about a machine that's been around 40 or 50 years... and will be around for another 40 or 50.

my '67 harley sportster may not be the fastest, best handling,...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,821
Posted By dhallilama
i've got a 21 for it now. doesn't lift it up at...

i've got a 21 for it now. doesn't lift it up at all. overall this bike is small and low; half the time i feel like i'm riding an 80cc. it's not nearly as tall (seat height or ground clearance) as a...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,821
Posted By dhallilama
you're missing the point that this was a dirt...

you're missing the point that this was a dirt cheap bike that was in piss poor condition, had some parts pulled out of a pile and all thrown together for very little coin.

before it was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By dhallilama
i've been each year... during the day it's easily...

i've been each year... during the day it's easily mellow enough for kids (well, my kids... which are a bit rowdy, come to think of it). evenings get a bit more exciting.
overall a great show,...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,345
Posted By dhallilama
I have one piece and two piece. One huge...

I have one piece and two piece.

One huge reason I like one piece: I'll wear the whole thing. Two piece I tend to just grab the jacket when running down the street. Pants do no good sitting on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,199
Posted By dhallilama
I'm in the "updated XR650R with a 6 speed,...

I'm in the "updated XR650R with a 6 speed, e-start, fuel injection" crowd. if it were street legal, all the better.

I gave up on the japanese manufacturers doing anything with 2 strokes again.....
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By dhallilama
I wear Danner Trophy hunting boots almost every...

I wear Danner Trophy hunting boots almost every day, all year. I can't get over how comfortable they are right out of the box, then just get better from there.

The traction soles are great in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By dhallilama
i've got a long oval noggin... can't think of any...

i've got a long oval noggin... can't think of any helmet i've had in the past, save for one Arai and a Shark RSi, that i didn't have to massage the EPS for a comfortable fit.

i have an HJC that i...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By dhallilama
i'm in my 40s, with good knees considering i've...

i'm in my 40s, with good knees considering i've been riding/racing/falling-off motorcycles for over 30 years now.

unless i'm just playing around in a field without rocks, i wear knee guards....
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,359
Posted By dhallilama
the only complaint i had about the UHMW skid...

the only complaint i had about the UHMW skid plate on my bike: i forgot how slippery the stuff is... slipped off the work stand more than a couple times.

sure is nice sliding over stuff, though...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,334
Posted By dhallilama
i love and hate threads like this... awesome...

i love and hate threads like this...

awesome build and looks like it'd be a blast! love that.

i've a garage full of project and finished bikes, but come to think of it i don't have an open...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 40,694
Posted By dhallilama
The Shark Vision-R fits my long oval head very...

The Shark Vision-R fits my long oval head very nicely & it's still available, cheap now at $250 on closeout:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shark-vision-r-helmet-solid

they list it as an...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 40,694
Posted By dhallilama
i had an icon alliance until someone decided they...

i had an icon alliance until someone decided they needed it more than me (i did leave it unlocked, on the bars of my bike). it fit reasonably well for my long oval noggin, comfortable, not horridly...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 21,467
Posted By dhallilama
OK, I've had them for a few days now. ...

OK, I've had them for a few days now.

Sizing: Ordered medium as it's what I wear in most other gloves; fit perfect

Comfort: Rode a number of times for ~30 minutes in dry weather from just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,133
Posted By dhallilama
funny, i've got an IT250 that's way modified......

funny, i've got an IT250 that's way modified... keep trying to get the chassis where i want it without luck.
the motor is great; wide powerband, comes on the pipe hard but without a sudden hit, more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,812
Posted By dhallilama
guess it depends on the rider... for me, a GS...

guess it depends on the rider... for me, a GS would be an utter nightmare off road & i don't even like it on road. i like the idea of a ninja 300 motor in a capable chassis/suspension package. for...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By dhallilama
I've ridden a couple of them... my opinion, mixed...

I've ridden a couple of them... my opinion, mixed with owning an IT250 of the same era

-old school ergonomics/feel
-some people hate that version of the mono shock (Race Tech can rebuild it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By dhallilama
Delrin is my favorite material for things like...

Delrin is my favorite material for things like that...

second choice is getting a cheap nylon cutting board at the dollar store and cutting it up. works surprisingly well. if you go to a...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,049
Posted By dhallilama
i have the old 12 ton H floor press. never had a...

i have the old 12 ton H floor press. never had a problem with it, once setup evenly/squarely.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By dhallilama
i've never had a bike with a center stand. if i'm...

i've never had a bike with a center stand. if i'm storing something, it's either on the side stand or occasionally lifted completely off the ground ( i have a couple bikes with old bias ply tires...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,441
Posted By dhallilama
that's basically what i did... i use that Harbor...

that's basically what i did... i use that Harbor Freight lift very often & very much like it. it's stable enough for my harley (ok, the harley isn't heavy for a harley at just over 400lbs), works...
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