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Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By darmst6829
Plastic is a problem for an heirloom type...

Plastic is a problem for an heirloom type motorcycle, think of a plastic fender that is 30 or more years old.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By darmst6829
[QUOTE=MIOB;25015751]I have a scramblerized...

[QUOTE=MIOB;25015751]I have a scramblerized Enfield:

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/gallery/enfield/img_9541-2.jpg

I LOVE that bike, I really do. I love it so much I'd like a second...
Forum: Racing 09-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 73,127
Posted By darmst6829
OK who's going to Rattlers Run? ...

OK who's going to Rattlers Run?

http://66.84.0.143/~ahrmanwc/aMX_SpokaneWA.htm
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 73,127
Posted By darmst6829
No I burst my ACL at a trials held at the Bohnet...

No I burst my ACL at a trials held at the Bohnet farm by Soap lake in late March, surgery this Thursday. Glad you are OK. Cory was stoked about his win in the Classic trials, don't know how the MX...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 73,127
Posted By darmst6829
Thanks for sharing Rick, to bad about the "off"....

Thanks for sharing Rick, to bad about the "off". You OK?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By darmst6829
I would try Matt at Speed and Sport.

I would try Matt at Speed and Sport.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By darmst6829
I had one back in the late 70's. My Brother...

I had one back in the late 70's. My Brother "tuned" the motor at Western WA University and when I got it back from him it wouldn't run that great until it was near maximum revs then it would come on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By darmst6829
No experience but is it legal to use in vintage...

No experience but is it legal to use in vintage racing?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By darmst6829
I have never heard of a wheel going out of round...

I have never heard of a wheel going out of round by simply changing a tire. Wheel building is a job for a specialist or a dedicated enthusiast with knowledge of wheel building. I would carefully...
Forum: Trials 03-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 311,280
Posted By darmst6829
Well after all the planning for a fun filled...

Well after all the planning for a fun filled weekend and everything ready my weekend ended abruptly.
We left my house at 3:30AM and arrived at the Bohnet farm just before 8AM Saturday morning after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,423
Posted By darmst6829
Any body got a rock?

Any body got a rock?
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,732
Posted By darmst6829
Honda GB 500. 33hp. 350 pounds. ...

Honda GB 500. 33hp. 350 pounds.
Yamaha Sr500 33 hp. 359 pounds.
An original 250cc Royal Enfield Continental GT 21hp and ? pounds.
New Royal Enfield Continental GT...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By darmst6829
My wife and I tried the Scala rider thing and...

My wife and I tried the Scala rider thing and never got them to work above walking speed. What a waste of money.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By darmst6829
I don't think you are safe on the street ever but...

I don't think you are safe on the street ever but with that said I am a fan of Aerostich Combat touring boots and have used them for competition trials and street riding for 8 years. For MX I have...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,798
Posted By darmst6829
I cant speak to the Shoei but I so wanted to like...

I cant speak to the Shoei but I so wanted to like the Bell revolver and while it fits my odd head it is a nasty piece of decroded crap with chunks that fall off and it rattles. What ever. I am going...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-28-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,753
Posted By darmst6829
Loose flywheel?

Loose flywheel?
Forum: Racing 02-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,452
Posted By darmst6829
Go for it. No big just have fun.

Go for it. No big just have fun.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,206
Posted By darmst6829
[QUOTE=The NH has great ergos for me, and after a...

[QUOTE=The NH has great ergos for me, and after a long day of riding I feel spry and limber. But I feel like the feet could stand to be 2-4 inches further back, and the bars a bit lower and flatter....
Forum: Racing 02-25-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,577
Posted By darmst6829
Did you mean AHRMA?

Did you mean AHRMA?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By darmst6829
Interesting subject, little bikes need revs to...

Interesting subject, little bikes need revs to make HP but will it survive for 24 hours? Over geared and you wont make it up any hills in the top two gears. I think if the motor is good just leave it...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Must be, the skid plate on my bike looks like...

Must be, the skid plate on my bike looks like someone took an axe to it...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
I wonder how he got away with so little skid...

I wonder how he got away with so little skid plate under that giant motor?
Forum: Trials 02-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By darmst6829
I have used Trufuel for the last few years in my...

I have used Trufuel for the last few years in my old Bultaco, mostly because the motorcycle runs more consistently. Pump gas goes bad almost immediately. Cant speak to using Aspen in your Gasgas but...
Forum: Trials 01-29-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
I had no idea the tire would be a problem.

I had no idea the tire would be a problem.
Forum: Trials 01-29-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Sure, Dunlop D803's mounted on flanged Akront...

Sure, Dunlop D803's mounted on flanged Akront rims.
Forum: Trials 01-29-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Knowing that the motorcycle was already in need...

Knowing that the motorcycle was already in need of serious maintenance I did in fact use a power washer to clean it. The brakes went away completely during the event so I knew they had to come apart....
Forum: Trials 01-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Classic trials and maintenance.

After a muddy trial I have been doing some maintenance and that involves removing wheels and cleaning out brake drums and shoes. I also noticed a cut in the sidewall of the rear tire and was shocked...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 73,127
Posted By darmst6829
LC Garage, check AHRMA NW...

LC Garage, check AHRMA NW http://www.ahrmanw.com/aMotocross.htm (http://www.ahrmanw.com/aMotocross.htm) events are close at hand...
I am going to ride at Terrebonne, LeMay, Hannegen and Rattlers...
Forum: Trials 01-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
I think a classic trial should be like this...

I think a classic trial should be like this youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHHTj98Etl0&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHHTj98Etl0&feature=youtu.be)
Forum: Trials 01-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Thanks LC, now I gotta take it apart and paint...

Thanks LC, now I gotta take it apart and paint it. Traditionally the frame is painted a light green and the tank should be chrome like this picture found at www.vintagebike.co.uk...
Forum: Trials 01-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Yes, it’s a stock frame. I am slightly skeptical...

Yes, it’s a stock frame. I am slightly skeptical that it will handle good enough but Dick Mann says it will work fine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vOgzdOoKws#t=39...
Forum: Trials 01-14-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Hey pinsx3, the old Bultaco is a real handful to...

Hey pinsx3, the old Bultaco is a real handful to ride so thanks for saying that. I am building a Royal Enfield 350cc for the AHRMA Premier class so no thank you on the "modern" Bultaco. I am sad you...
Forum: Trials 01-13-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
Hi Pete, that Honda didn't sound so good after a...

Hi Pete, that Honda didn't sound so good after a few sections. Sorry to be such a downer, I am normally more upbeat then I was on Sunday. The trial was great fun but I think my Bultaco is going to...
Forum: Trials 01-13-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/gallery/me...

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/gallery/medium_1766-100114083904.jpeg

This is something I have been working on for some time, its a 1977 Enfield.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,786
Posted By darmst6829
Not for road riding. Cast wheels are superior in...

Not for road riding. Cast wheels are superior in every detail. No goddamn tube to blow out. Try ridding out a big fast road bike at 70 mph with a goddamn tube blow out.
Forum: Trials 01-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
So today I rode the PST Plastered Purple Penguin...

So today I rode the PST Plastered Purple Penguin trial and had a good run. My attitude was in the dumps on the first round when we couldn’t find section 7 and it took one hour and fifteen minutes to...
Forum: Trials 01-11-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,450
Posted By darmst6829
OK, I have given this some thought and my...

OK, I have given this some thought and my conclusion is that a spec class is in order. The motorcycle should be cheapish ($3500 or under) and have a smallish size engine with modern-ish frame...
Forum: Trials 01-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,450
Posted By darmst6829
I have ridden AHRMA events with close to 100...

I have ridden AHRMA events with close to 100 riders. Vintage in the PNW is awesome.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By darmst6829
My buddy Herb super charged a Kawasaki Bighorn...

My buddy Herb super charged a Kawasaki Bighorn with a vacuum cleaner impeller and belt drive off the ignition flywheel. From what he told me it ran hard for about 60 seconds.
Forum: Trials 01-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 151,691
Posted By darmst6829
This is from last years trial. It was below...

This is from last years trial. It was below freezing and slippery as hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsPFPE-Ct-k
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