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Forum: Trials 07-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By motobene
Aha. That sound like an odd failure and I still...

Aha. That sound like an odd failure and I still have a hard time thinking it was from the fuel alone. If your tank was low and you put bad fuel in, you should have noticed the difference pretty...
Forum: Trials 07-24-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By motobene
Sounds like an unsealed container problem? But...

Sounds like an unsealed container problem? But what exactly does "totally flattened the top end" mean. Your cylinder and head squashed down to 1mm high?:eek1
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By motobene
Awesome report and story! Acquiring a bike...

Awesome report and story!

Acquiring a bike trom and touched by motobene (a technical heavy contributor in the Trials - Where does my ass go? section) means good times are bound to happen!

I'm...
Forum: Trials 07-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
Great story!

Great story!
Forum: Trials 07-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By motobene
There are legit concerns about storage time of...

There are legit concerns about storage time of fuels and oils, but as with anything that is complex, not so easy to directly see, and difficult to get hard scientific data on, opinions abound that...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
And here I am working at the ranch and prepping...

And here I am working at the ranch and prepping the KLR650 and F650GS for a man-wife vacation in Colorado. Had that and a grandbaby trip not been in the schedule, I'd've been out there on the KLX330...
Forum: Trials 07-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By motobene
Awesome! Just sent it to some others.

Awesome! Just sent it to some others.
Forum: Trials 07-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
Nice to know about the Jitsie pads, thanks. I'll...

Nice to know about the Jitsie pads, thanks. I'll check them out. I prefer lots of stopping power (it's easy to recalibrate your limbs) and no squeaking noises.

I tried to save the sintered...
Forum: Trials 07-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By motobene
It should not vibrate that much. Check engine...

It should not vibrate that much. Check engine mount bolts and nuts. If all tight you've probably got some problems inside, like worn main bearings. Does it make much mechanical noise when running? ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-17-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
Righto about the missing stuff. There is a bit...

Righto about the missing stuff. There is a bit of density here in SW OK of interesting rides, whereas the areas near and outside the Wichita, Glenn, Navajo, and Quartz mountains can be rather boring...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
Your water tower pic: My place is on the next...

Your water tower pic: My place is on the next hump west.

Yes, the winds up there can at times really rip, as these tall ridges stick right up into the atmosphere. In winter the north side can...
Forum: Trials 07-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
A bit of blah blah about pads. The best...

A bit of blah blah about pads.

The best working pads have worn in and been used in some dust. Pads get 'sweeter' with wear, so I'd not be fast about replacing them. They last a long time unless...
Forum: Trials 07-17-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By motobene
Trials grips are not typically glued on. You...

Trials grips are not typically glued on. You neither need nor want glues of any type.

The best way to de mount and mount grips I have found is with compressed air, using a very narrow diameter...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-13-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
Now that is cool, Shawnee. You pegged the spot...

Now that is cool, Shawnee. You pegged the spot exactly!

If that is a 2014 image as marked, then perhaps the road fro the east isn't so overgrown. The drive and shunt road are still pretty clear....
Forum: Trials 07-13-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
FYI the typical rear brake piston strokes about...

FYI the typical rear brake piston strokes about 1/8" when bled fully and working right when pushing the lever by hand. A 'handy' check is to mark the push rod right where it goes into the master...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
Great story (I had some laughs about the mess)....

Great story (I had some laughs about the mess). Thanks for posting the results!

I find a good session of maintenance is always some kind of pain, particularly with brakes involved, but once done...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By motobene
Nice pix! Not so nice was Photobucket...

Nice pix!

Not so nice was Photobucket with pop ups that made it past my blocker! Smugmug is better, IMHO.
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By motobene
Hard to answer simply, like what added weight...

Hard to answer simply, like what added weight will do to a particular bike brand and engine size, but perhaps this will help.

Modern bikes are far from over weighted in flywheels like some vintage...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By motobene
Aside form the spelling, English is brilliant for...

Aside form the spelling, English is brilliant for simplicities like not having formal and informal, and genders. Silly to have sexed objects, no? But a big hole is not having a label for second...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By motobene
I've got several section areas on the ranch that...

I've got several section areas on the ranch that have been fiddled with using a backhoe that contain harder-scarier lines I've never ridden because I am often alone and don't want to risk it.

...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
Is the GPS you refer to the fire observation...

Is the GPS you refer to the fire observation tower on Kiamichi Mountain ridge on 254/D1650 east of Indian Highway and about 10 or so miles west of the 3-sticks monument at the stop on OK 259? K trail...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
True. It's just that in that environment I could...

True. It's just that in that environment I could have so much more fun on the far more agile KLX.

The butt-saving aspect would give the nod to the KLR for a longer ride for sure though. And if the...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By motobene
When I store a bike many months over a long...

When I store a bike many months over a long winter, I prefer the fuel tank to be full and to run the fuel out of the carb.

Much of the storage issue has to do with exposure of standing fuel to...
Forum: Trials 07-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By motobene
Trials bikes are thankfully SO easy to work on! ...

Trials bikes are thankfully SO easy to work on! You need to pull the cylinder and head and inspect everything. Post photos here.

Short of a really damaged cylinder and piston (or trashed main...
Forum: Trials 07-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By motobene
Rhode Island is a long way from Oklahoma, and...

Rhode Island is a long way from Oklahoma, and it'll be nice and steamy in July. The last world round I attended was in TN back in `89. Maybe by 2015 they'll repair the rules problem and I'll...
Forum: Trials 07-07-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,682
Posted By motobene
I had a Hodaka Road Toad last year that I kept...

I had a Hodaka Road Toad last year that I kept thinking about making into a vintage twin shock trials bike. Hodaka with its ball-lock transmission had the most compact and light motors of the era.
...
Forum: Trials 07-07-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
When doing low-pressure bleeds I've found it...

When doing low-pressure bleeds I've found it takes more fluid sometimes to flush a pesky bubble, so a refill is needed. But I'll take your word for it.
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 58,410
Posted By motobene
Price is good. Bike has been messed with in the...

Price is good. Bike has been messed with in the colors. Front fender and fork legs and other bits painted. Why would anyone do that on an `03? Those were pretty blue and yellow bikes. Stolen?
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By motobene
Aha! So it is a different flywheel on the 125? ...

Aha! So it is a different flywheel on the 125? Or just a different flywheel weight? Never looked at one. Maybe I'll pull the cover off KrAzy's 125 when he comes to practice ride tomorrow. I want...
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
That's interesting. With what brake fluid? ...

That's interesting. With what brake fluid?

The softer opaque white thermoplastic syringes I have used have been oblivious to brake fluid... no cracks. I've also got a clear hard plastic...
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
That's a cool idea. I do that on the front...

That's a cool idea. I do that on the front brakes via the column height of the brake line. I've not tried it backwards on rear brakes. Ideally you'd have an older-style master cylinder reservoir...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
One last OT thing. If you wish to visit the...

One last OT thing. If you wish to visit the Buffalo Dream Ranch in SW Oklahoma, PM me and give me your email so I can send you a map with GPS coordinates and other info.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
RidingDonkeys, you are seriously giving me ideas!...

RidingDonkeys, you are seriously giving me ideas!

And all interested:

We didn't have rental bikes back in the `late `90s and early 2000s when I was hosting Ryan Young trials schools on my...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
Sorry I didn't follow through on that one. I got...

Sorry I didn't follow through on that one. I got sucked up for years now into ranch development projects and didn't do the dualsport classes, only one-on-one trials schools.

...Which I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
Bill told me you were one of the two guys who...

Bill told me you were one of the two guys who started this up. Thank you!

And will do! As usual there's a lot of local detail that can get blown by. Yesterday I was studying North America's last...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By motobene
When I sold two 2014 125s Dale told me the...

When I sold two 2014 125s Dale told me the flywheel weight was a plus on the 125 as well. Anyone tried one on a 125? They are already pretty stall resistant. One would be moreso after the added...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
This problem can drive anyone crazy. ...

This problem can drive anyone crazy.

Bleeding rear brakes is actually one of the more difficult things to do on a trials bike. The problem, fundamentally, is very low system volume, very low...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By motobene
I've got one to do as well that I've holding off...

I've got one to do as well that I've holding off on, and there are many that need service and aren't getting serviced. This is question with a complex answer. Thanks for the reminder. I'll discuss...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 52,147
Posted By motobene
I was just made more fully aware of the OAT and...

I was just made more fully aware of the OAT and this thread during a conversation about a possible moto journalist ride of the OAT in July, which I have been invited to join if I can.

Fascinating...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,338
Posted By motobene
Back in around 2001 I did an engineer's opinion...

Back in around 2001 I did an engineer's opinion article for Ryan Young on the Sherco engine. I did a photo shoot of the guts and an evaluation of their design. At that time, Ryan felt the need to...
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