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Forum: 2 smokers 06-09-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By wardie
Suzuki PE 175 D

Just picked up the bike from second owner whose grand father was original owner.

Completely stock starts on first kick crazy good. First one I've owned would like some do's and don'ts from members...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 73,466
Views: 6,289,699
Posted By wardie
Reliability Ride

The entire weekend way way cool. Good Saturday ride then watched my buddies do their thing on trials. My one buddy Bob Wentzel did the 100 miles reliability run then went and did the 4 loops on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17,518
Views: 2,090,283
Posted By wardie
side stand problems lowering

I lowered my 2006 KLR 650 and shortened the side stand an appropriate amount. I did not change the side stand angle and it doesn't look right. The lowering links (1.5") have changed the rear pre load...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,449
Posted By wardie
For that price point I would suggest looking at...

For that price point I would suggest looking at an LS-1 Helmet or any AFX that has DOT and ECE approved. You get a lot of protection in an AFX helmet for little money.

I have a DOT/Snell...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,928
Posted By wardie
Take a look at HJC brand many are sized long oval

Take a look at HJC brand many are sized long oval
Forum: Trials 04-10-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
Thanks for all the suggestions. I found a 14T...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I found a 14T front sprocket and will install this weekend.

When I get home tonight I'll take some photos and post them of the KT 250.

I've had TL 125's,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By wardie
Looking for a two day ride

I live in Youngstown a suburb 60 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. My buddy and I both have the next two weekends off and we were thinking about taking off Friday after work and coming back Sunday night....
Forum: Trials 04-05-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
Hi Traviant..your the good guy in all of this. I...

Hi Traviant..your the good guy in all of this. I just wished that everyone that bought a bike could buy one from a guy like Traviant! Cool guy, honest and lot of interesting stuff..

If Jeff is...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
Just checked bike has 17 front and 47 rear ...

Just checked bike has 17 front and 47 rear

a friend said to drop it one tooth in front but I think maybe two or more. Any suggestions
Forum: Trials 04-03-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
think I'll look for a 12T front. Anyone got a...

think I'll look for a 12T front. Anyone got a line on sprockets for the KT 250?

The rear is a 47?? so I think for me the gearing is a little high.
Forum: Trials 04-03-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By wardie
Ever hear of Quinn Wentzel? Rides Trials Inc....

Ever hear of Quinn Wentzel? Rides Trials Inc. Champ class and is a factory Scorpa rider. Me thinks Quinns a pretty fair trials rider . Defending Champ class champion and all.. :)
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
Oh I'm going back. I have to hand it to the...

Oh I'm going back. I have to hand it to the trials riders they have stamina. After just 10 sections I was tired.

Yes Traviant it is Jeff's old bike. I spoke with him today letting him know I...
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
I got my monies worth and more!

Well I made 10 sections and one entire loop which is a personal best! I kept the checkers busy and by the third section most other trials guys knew better than to walk the section when I was going...
Forum: Trials 03-27-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
thanks

thanks
Forum: Trials 03-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
I'm in Ohio where is Moto Trials?

I'm in Ohio where is Moto Trials?
Forum: Trials 03-27-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
Onward

Thanks guys I'm excited. Buddies texting pics from Ligonier, Indiana heading there Saturday night , rest up and BS with buddies try bike Sunday. Looks dry and not too difficult. I'm determined to...
Forum: Trials 03-26-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By wardie
KT 250 trials bike

I just picked up a pristine Kawasaki KT 250 trials bike for vintage trials. I've tried a little bit of trials borrowing my buddies prepped RL 250 and a TL 250. I did better on the Honda but have zero...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By wardie
torque wrench

I've seen more parts fatigued and/or breakage due to fasteners being overly tightened. Get a decent torque wrench and a shop manual and torque the bolts to proper specs on engine mounts and I think...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-27-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14,795
Views: 860,644
Posted By wardie
anyone riding tomorrow?

wardie from Youngstown
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By wardie
no replies??

Holy Crap Batman! Either no one truly has an answer or it's a crap bike and no one cares??
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By wardie
86' Suzuki DR 125

This bike is an endure off road model that has a head and tail light. I would like to know what would be the options for beefing up the front forks using the current forks. The second question would...
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,023
Posted By wardie
two words

Quinn Wentzel top ten finisher, Champ Class Champion in Trials great all arounder. Facebook or google him.
Forum: Trials 12-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,627
Posted By wardie
My TL 125

here she is syartts everytime on first kick!
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9,702
Views: 1,481,238
Posted By wardie
thanks

Maybe just a bore, piston, cam and air cleaner upgrade matched to free flow exhaust? Just looking for a few ponies :)
Thanks Klay
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9,702
Views: 1,481,238
Posted By wardie
Dr 125

Just purchased in good shape a 1986 DR 125. I was wondering if the cylinder and head from a DR 200 would fit with simple bolt ons?

Want a light but a little stronger woodsy type bike. So I was...
Forum: Trials 12-08-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,627
Posted By wardie
where the TL 250 went

Falcon shocks it is and this winter the Poweroll kit. I just purchased a nicely redone Penton Jack Piner minus the motor. My friend has six Pentons in various states of disrepair. I traded the...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,627
Posted By wardie
more questions

TL trials, I got the TL 125 running smooth, shifts good and no popping on carb... very quiet with stock exhaust. I have a TL 250 but it is much heavier. My shoulders have been repaired (road racing...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By wardie
trans straightened out

Pulled the clutch cover inspected shift shaft, cleaned oil slinger and re installed. Adjusted that shift linkage and bike shifts fine now. Maybe it was mis adjusted, maybe something was stuck I don't...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,627
Posted By wardie
TL trials

Now that's a darn nice looking TL 125!

With the after market shocks do you find that the ground clearance is increased?

Any thoughts on an OKO Carb?
Forum: Trials 12-02-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,627
Posted By wardie
Honda TL 125 mods for trials?

Not interested in cutting frame but would like some suggestions on how to get the bike to be a little more competitive. Ground clearance not much, maybe better brakes and how about making the clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By wardie
thanks to all who replied

thanks to all who replied
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By wardie
Yes doesn't matter the shift shaft only moves...

Yes doesn't matter the shift shaft only moves each way so far then stops. Whatever it is I can hear it stopping inside the clutch cover. I can try putting the shift lever on direct and see if that...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By wardie
TL 125 transmission problems?

I recently acquired a very nice TL 125 not running that has linkage attached to shift shaft and shifter not direct with pedal. I rebuilt the carb and got the bike running but it won't shift into...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By wardie
No one on ADV has a clue what to look for or...

No one on ADV has a clue what to look for or where to look??
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By wardie
Honda TL 125 transmission trouble

I recently purchased a Honda TL 125 in very good shape except the transmission doesn't shift whether the motor is running or not.. It has a linkage from the shift lever to transmission shift shaft....
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17,518
Views: 2,090,283
Posted By wardie
ammo cans for panniers?

Just wathed a tutorial on 20mm ammo cans a guy used to mount on his Happy Trails racks. Cans are heavy like 20 lbs but very sturdy. Anyone else done something similar to this? Wardie
Forum: Trials 09-27-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 212,950
Posted By wardie
thanks for the help

Appreciate all comments. Lineaway you are correct about just getting on the bike and riding. I am getting her back together and figured before the maiden voyage I'd try and get the bike as equipped...
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 212,950
Posted By wardie
Falcons?

Who has the best price on Falcons and what length should I go with? Thanks Larry
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 212,950
Posted By wardie
1975 TL 250 shock suggestions

I am looking to upgrade my rear shocks. Wanted impressions on Betor and Falcon shocks for Vintage Trials use. Also, do you think buying longer shocks and moving the tubes up in the triple tree with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8,853
Views: 2,559,265
Posted By wardie
still around

Hi Steve GS

Wardie here and yeah I'm still around road racing in the Ohio Mini Road racing league on a YSR 50 and an XR 100. Small dollars big fun.

I think I met you at the Mohican Rally....
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