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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By ianmp
I'm 5'11" with 31" inseam, I've had two, a wr426...

I'm 5'11" with 31" inseam, I've had two, a wr426 then a wr400, and they are absolutely awesome.

Motocross riders will say they are top heavy with lackluster power, 650 riders will say they are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By ianmp
Well I haven't ridden it and don't know the...

Well I haven't ridden it and don't know the price, plus I'd be impatient to wait around 6 months just for an announcement of a pending product. You're right that I won't say anything specific about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By ianmp
Sure, I'm telling you they weren't leaked by...

Sure, I'm telling you they weren't leaked by Honda, or if they were it was misdirection. Everyone is way off the scent
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By ianmp
Those numbers are wildly inaccurate. It will be...

Those numbers are wildly inaccurate. It will be amazing though
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19,137
Views: 7,862,600
Posted By ianmp
try this again

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YZlTm36n6Ek/VHTh3l8IwII/AAAAAAAADpg/zqxo5jg828A/w1000-h667-no/IMG_3113.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By ianmp
This is true, but it's also really close to...

This is true, but it's also really close to Irvine, if you have limited time. I think it's a good place to feel out the dirt on a big bike if you haven't before.

Another option for out and back is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19,137
Views: 7,862,600
Posted By ianmp
New to me! As of last Saturday.... eh...

New to me! As of last Saturday....

eh doesn't seem to work. pngs?
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,224
Views: 802,915
Posted By ianmp
It's painful watching all this speculation. I...

It's painful watching all this speculation. I will tell you all this- you will be surprised.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,868
Posted By ianmp
There is the question of intent-- if you want to...

There is the question of intent-- if you want to do it because it is the least appropriate bike anyone can think of, then please carry on. If you are choosing it just because you saw one nearby, then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,941
Posted By ianmp
Reflex reboot would be cool, if you get the pegs...

Reflex reboot would be cool, if you get the pegs down and back where they should be for a trials inspired bike, and make the seat run a little further and higher in the back to accommodate taller...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,868
Posted By ianmp
Well, now that it "can't be done" you are legally...

Well, now that it "can't be done" you are legally and morally bound to do it. Good luck!


http://www.douglasvanbossuyt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2012-02-21_09-08-49_801.jpg

Awesome...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 111,796
Posted By ianmp
I'm in San Pedro, about as far as I could...

I'm in San Pedro, about as far as I could possibly be from any ohv riding in the state... hence the xr build!
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 111,796
Posted By ianmp
I have new bolts on order, I'm going to hot tank...

I have new bolts on order, I'm going to hot tank the cylinder then try three stages.

If the head ever bolts on, it should be a good build, starting from a soggy sad old thing. It'll be a mag cover...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 111,796
Posted By ianmp
I just put some 5w30 Mobil 1 on there. Threads of...

I just put some 5w30 Mobil 1 on there. Threads of the extracted bolt looked fine, no damage to the cylinder threads either that I can tell. It just came back from Millenium technologies where it was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 111,796
Posted By ianmp
OK! 1988 XR600R, I'm installing the cylinder head...

OK! 1988 XR600R, I'm installing the cylinder head yesterday. I have a new set of OEM Honda head bolts, all ready to go in at 25 ft-lbs. I'm using a cheap-ish craftsman torque wrench, but it has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,573
Posted By ianmp
get out of here

get out of here
Forum: Racing 03-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,145
Posted By ianmp
I think downhill is the closest discipline--...

I think downhill is the closest discipline-- Aaron Gwin went from Temecula MX racer to downhill mtb and was world champ within a couple years. The dynamics are different, but good habits cross over...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,145
Posted By ianmp
What sort of mountain bike racing was it? I can...

What sort of mountain bike racing was it? I can see how cross country wouldn't seem like a transfer of skills.

I feel differently though- mountain biking has pushed my dirt riding much farther....
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,428
Posted By ianmp
The issue is that the seat angle and valve angle...

The issue is that the seat angle and valve angle are specified 1* different so that only the edge of the valve is in contact to form the seal. They are not supposed to mate surface-to-surface, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,296
Posted By ianmp
If you haven't been hurt, then I'm happy for you....

If you haven't been hurt, then I'm happy for you. Don't get complacent though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 78,651
Views: 8,617,691
Posted By ianmp
For the 5th gear, try $246 from David Silver....

For the 5th gear, try $246 from David Silver. Better choice is Motobike.jp $93 shipped to California, ordered one last week. Thanks Tohru!

Way off on the 16t second gear, try $50 new. Do I sound...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,296
Posted By ianmp
I want to put my worthless opinion here too. ...

I want to put my worthless opinion here too.

I've been in several major crashes throughout my riding career, I've broken my neck, ankle, and elbow all in separate incidents. Torn ACL, torn AC,...
Forum: Trials 02-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,782
Posted By ianmp
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y17Pt7rZM4k/Usn...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y17Pt7rZM4k/UsnxUy5wWxI/AAAAAAAADW4/etFpCK66U7k/w1000-h667-no/Tlr02.jpg

more of a trail/trials hybrid than vice versa, but it does have a California plate
Forum: Trials 01-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Battery has been gone for a long time, runs...

Battery has been gone for a long time, runs lights total-loss without trouble. The headlight just runs AC as far as I can tell, though that's just an assumption without looking into it.

Does...
Forum: Trials 01-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y17Pt7rZM4k/Usn...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y17Pt7rZM4k/UsnxUy5wWxI/AAAAAAAADW4/etFpCK66U7k/w1000-h667-no/Tlr02.jpg

:evil
Forum: Trials 01-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Thanks for the replies! I've been having a...

Thanks for the replies!

I've been having a blast riding the bike around my neighborhood, and I'm really happy with most things about it. While riding the street is mediocre (especially the useless...
Forum: Trials 12-20-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
In the mail-- new cam chain and parts...

In the mail--

new cam chain and parts unlimited vernier cam sprocket.

I rode the bike around the block a few times; it runs great with no load, but made clunky noises once things were moving. I...
Forum: Trials 12-18-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Agreed about the cable, I wasn't sure if the...

Agreed about the cable, I wasn't sure if the cable that comes with some of the pit bike kits would be long enough. The cam sprocket is on my short list, once it runs and rides as is.

My main...
Forum: Trials 12-18-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Ok, I'll soak the carb. Do the Keihin clones...

Ok, I'll soak the carb. Do the Keihin clones accept real Keihin jets? I'm researching Mikuni clones, seem to work well on TLR too, and OKO available cheap. Opinions?

At this point I have $250 in...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
I didn't have an idle baseline, so I figured to...

I didn't have an idle baseline, so I figured to err high and I could turn it down. The little air vents in the carb bowl may or may not be be blocked, but all the jets are clear. All the brass parts...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Hey thanks for the further responses... I had no...

Hey thanks for the further responses... I had no idea about the starting drill- I guess I'll need to epoxy a dime onto that thing after all!

So I was checking the spark against the head again out...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Thumbs down Okay, night 3 and here's what I did-- ...

Okay, night 3 and here's what I did--

checked timing= good, though chain stretched a half link

readjusted valves

adjusted decompressor a little bit

sprayed ether in the plug hole
Forum: Trials 12-16-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Sorry typo-- .63mm, or .025, in spec. ...

Sorry typo-- .63mm, or .025, in spec.

however you guys made me double check my valve clearances, and I think I made a conversion error where they should be .002 not .010. Seems obvious now.
...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Thanks again for the replies. Lineaway you sound...

Thanks again for the replies. Lineaway you sound pretty confident so I'll try to check it tonight, though I was convinced that TDC is lobes DOWN (and that I have it installed that way). If I'm...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Hah thanks, I did not think to tip it over... I...

Hah thanks, I did not think to tip it over... I will double check the timing though I'm certain its right... reason being that at TDC the valve cover sat right down and didn't need to be forced on...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By ianmp
Eek Junky TLR200 rebuild + problems

I'm at my wits end; it wasn't a long trip admittedly. I can't get this thing to start... someone shrewd please advise!

I bought an '86 tlr200 off my dad, having sat in a hangar for several years...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,671
Posted By ianmp
UPDATE approx a year later

Not much to update, just don't want to leave anyone hanging like so many threads. Shortly after my last post 2 things happened:

1. the cylinder base gasket blew and oil sprayed all over my shoes...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 29,231
Posted By ianmp
I love this idea, and have been toying with one...

I love this idea, and have been toying with one of my own. I have designed and fabricated a bunch of downhill bikes, so this piques my interest in many ways. I don't want to question your intentions...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-11-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,479
Posted By ianmp
Hey! I just saw this thread, I guess I'm a little...

Hey! I just saw this thread, I guess I'm a little late but I want to throw in a nanny word--

Phenolic plastic floral foam is carcinogenic, and florists are urged to only handle it wet to keep from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 422,560
Posted By ianmp
I disagree. The most dangerous way to ride is...

I disagree. The most dangerous way to ride is casually. The most important thing for beginners to learn and veterans to remember is that you have to be fully engaged, enjoying the sport every time...
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