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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By JRAM
Is the air filter clean? Exhaust plugged up? Good...

Is the air filter clean? Exhaust plugged up? Good fuel flow to carb? I worked on a friend's bike a few years ago that made me pull my hair out. The bike started and idled great but felt like it was...
Forum: Trials 03-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By JRAM
The Sherpa T and Alpina are very similar. Think...

The Sherpa T and Alpina are very similar. Think of a torquey trials engine in a bike with a real seat, bigger tank, and gearing better for trail riding. I have used my Alpina for trials and it...
Forum: Trials 10-13-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
First trials

I rode the TY at a trials for the first time this weekend. I'm impressed with it's easy handling and turning ability.

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Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,753
Posted By JRAM
Ah the Alpina. One of my all time favorite bikes....

Ah the Alpina. One of my all time favorite bikes. I have had a M85 Alpina since I was a teenager. The first full size bike I rode. I like the 250 motor, the 350 motor isn't any faster but more...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-06-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 96,142
Posted By JRAM
Another great craigslist score!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/9452896533_a199debd3c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26102008@N03/9452896533/)
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Forum: Trials 06-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By JRAM
rim locks

I switched to the Motion Pro liteloc rimlocks on my Bultacos and it made a big difference. They are much better than the old rubber rimlocks. The tires don't slip on the rims and tear out the valve...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,886
Posted By JRAM
40x48 trailer

After reading all the great info on the Harbor Freight trailers I decided to pick one up last weekend. I opted for the smallest one so it can fit inside my garage and stand it up against the wall in...
Forum: Trials 04-28-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
More progress

Work continues on the TY. There was a nasty hole in the magneto cover so my dad made this nice patch to cover it up.

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Forum: Trials 04-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Shift linkage repair

The shift linkage was very worn due to the bushing in the cover being worn out. I found some good used parts on ebay. New shaft and roller and the piece the roller connects with on the main shift...
Forum: Trials 03-25-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Sting32- Dang that TY is in pretty nice shape. ...

Sting32- Dang that TY is in pretty nice shape. Fresh gas and I bet it starts right up. I'm glad I've had this project to work on because winter will just not end here in Minnesota. I'm starting to...
Forum: Trials 03-25-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Oh I've had plenty of stripped out broken bolts...

Oh I've had plenty of stripped out broken bolts on this bike. We had to cut a slot in some of the case screws because they were so rounded out.
Forum: Trials 03-23-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
More progress

It's nice to have a rolling chassis now so we can see some progress. The rear gas tank bracket was busted off, so my father came up with a good solution. A piece of aluminum with some rubber on the...
Forum: Trials 03-02-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
A few more pictures of progress

Ok- so a little more progress. Wheels are now done. New rear wheel bearings, brake shoes, sprocket and polishing the rim. Front wheel got new brake shoes. The previous owner wore down the shoes to...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Yep it's cold here but not much snow this year....

Yep it's cold here but not much snow this year. On the plus side I have found that sandblasting outside in the winter is better than the summer. You already have a coat and gloves on, and I don't...
Forum: Trials 12-20-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Lately I've been working on the forks. It will...

Lately I've been working on the forks. It will need new dust boots and seals. Surpisingly the internals looked good as there was oil in there yet. The lower fork legs must have been polished and then...
Forum: Trials 12-01-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Today I got the rear wheel cleaned up and...

Today I got the rear wheel cleaned up and received new sprocket and wheel bearings.

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Forum: Trials 11-28-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,733
Posted By JRAM
Splice one wire to the black wire under the tank-...

Splice one wire to the black wire under the tank- usually there is enough room to slide it into the terminal with the black wire coming from the engine, then connect the other wire to the frame or...
Forum: Trials 11-25-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Hey- yes my first love are the Bultacos. I have a...

Hey- yes my first love are the Bultacos. I have a M85 Alpina 250cc (my favorite) and a 199A Sherpa T. I ride both regularly and enjoy them immensely. Lots of my riding friends also ride Bultacos-...
Forum: Trials 11-18-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,733
Posted By JRAM
Very cool diagram- did you draw it yourself? Yes...

Very cool diagram- did you draw it yourself? Yes the black wire is the for the ignition. All you do is basically ground the black wire. There should be a junction block with screw terminals under the...
Forum: Trials 11-17-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Work progresses

Thanks to everyone for the info and pictures. I now have almost everything disassembled except the engine. Now the fun begins! I sandblasted the kickstand and primed it and cleaned some other...
Forum: Trials 11-10-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Yikes!!!!

So I have started the disassembly and have discovered some nasty things! I got the swingarm off and see that the previous owner welded another tube in front of the main tube on the swingarm to...
Forum: Trials 11-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Ok I think I got the photo thing to work. Yes it...

Ok I think I got the photo thing to work. Yes it will be a long winter project- I have a history of spending money on bikes that I will never recoup- but that's what I do for fun.
Forum: Trials 11-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,122
Posted By JRAM
Barn find TY175

So I picked up this gem today for the sum of a case of Coors Light. It's pretty complete but rough. The good thing is the motor turns over and seems like it has OK compression and it will shift...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By JRAM
I use a Tecsun brand radio model# PL-390 very...

I use a Tecsun brand radio model# PL-390 very good radio for about $60 if I remember correctly. AM and FM reception are amazing. It also has shortwave if you like that. It comes with a decent...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By JRAM
So I took the shock apart again and went over...

So I took the shock apart again and went over everything- looked OK to me. Put it together and bled the air out (I think). Seems the same as before, so I added about 20cc more oil and tried again. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By JRAM
KLR shock rebuild problem

So the rear shock seal gave way and was leaking on my 93 KLR 650 and I found a great article on how to rebuild it. So I ordered a new seal head, got it all together and charged with nitrogen. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,715
Posted By JRAM
I bought a new Sherpa in 2003. Excellent bike...

I bought a new Sherpa in 2003. Excellent bike for low speed trail riding, turns nice and tight like a trials bike but will actually cruise nicely at 55mph. Motor was nice and torquey and very...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8,086
Views: 3,166,003
Posted By JRAM
1979 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 model 199A. An amazing...

1979 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 model 199A. An amazing bike- capable of way more than I'll ever try.

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Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8,086
Views: 3,166,003
Posted By JRAM
1972 Bultaco Alpina M85- the ultimate tight woods...

1972 Bultaco Alpina M85- the ultimate tight woods bike. Basically a trials bike with enduro gearing and a bigger tank.http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/3186626672_3fcd6ab258.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 1,993,134
Posted By JRAM
My 93 daily driver with 25k. All stock except for...

My 93 daily driver with 25k. All stock except for K&N filter, dynojet kit, and cobra exhaust. Can't wait for warmer weather.


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Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,385
Posted By JRAM
Can-am Qualifier

I once owned a 175 Qualifier- very good bike. My father had a 79 250 Qualifier- awesome bike- the motor was perfect I thought. It had good low end torque but really went if you wound it out. They...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,787
Posted By JRAM
When I was younger I had an IT400, it would...

When I was younger I had an IT400, it would wheelie without even tugging on the bars. The bikes that are a little heavy in the front take a little more effort but doable. If you really want to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 65,896
Posted By JRAM
Nice bike!

I always wanted one of the 350s. They were rare back then. I still think the all red XRs from the 80s look the best. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By JRAM
I have a Cheng Shin C858 on the front of my KLR...

I have a Cheng Shin C858 on the front of my KLR and it looks good with over 3k miles on it. One thing I did is have the wheels balanced which helps and I run about 25 psi when on the pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,877
Posted By JRAM
buffeting

I recently bought a shorter than stock windshield from a guy on ebay. It really helps with the buffeting and looks good. I got the tinted lexan one, but he also has black ones.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By JRAM
You take out the valve stem core and put them...

You take out the valve stem core and put them inside the tube. They're supposed to find the correct spot with centifrugal force and balance the tire.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By JRAM
KLR front wheel weird vibration

Hello all- about a month ago I bought my first KLR 650. It's a 93 with 18K miles. What a great bike! It rips! My only problem is the faster I go I get a weird vibration from the front wheel. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By JRAM
Klr 650 Advice

Hi- I'm in the market for a used KLR 650 and was looking for some advice. I'm looking at an 88 with 32K and test rode it. Motor seemed nice but the transmission seemed clunky, like when you put it...
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