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Old 05-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #481
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #482
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When I did mine years ago there was an article I followed in dirt bike magazine. It was pretty simple, just a slight v cut from the bottom not quite to the top. I cut it, a friend welded it straight up with no gussets.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #483
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Since I had carpal tunnel surgery last week I have'nt done nothing but kick the tires and study how I'm going to change front end angle on the ol TL250, has anyone ever seen online articles about doing this modification? ??
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I did it on my TL125 back in about "75. I noticed it wanting to turn up or down depending which way it was pointed on off camber stuff so I just removed the tank and seat and turned it upside down like we use to do our bicycles to fix a flat. Then cut a small wedged shaped piece out of the frame with a hack saw right behind the steering head. Just kind of eyeballed it. As I remember the wedge was about 5/16" at the top(lower part of frame) and stopped before it went all the way through. That way all I had to do was pull the forks back till the gap closed up and weld it back together. Again just eyeballed it. Your eye is pretty good at getting it right if you look at it from all angles and take your time. Now this was a long time before anyone was doing this stuff and I really didn't know exactly what I was doing, but when I was young I was pretty sure that there was nothing I couldn't do and wasn't in the least bit afraid to try. Anyway, It steered a lot better. I might have over done it a little, but it was pretty close to really good. With close attention to weight distribution it worked really good. Our club (NTTA) hosted a national trials that year and before the event one of Marlin Whaley's mechanics asked to try it. I didn't think he was going to give it back. He rode it around for at least 30 min. Later I sold it and got a Sherpa T for trials and a TL250 for a Colorado trail bike. Put a headlight and tail light on it and rode it for years. That thing would go anywhere.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #484
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"Yeah I was getting a bit tired of all the BS this thread had been infested with. After all, the first word in the title is fun."

As the general feeling seems to be cheap easy to do modifications for the TLR Honda that work very well are not helpful, I wont be wasting time posting anything more on the subject here. But feel free to PM me with any TLR questions you might have, and I will see if I can assist.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #485
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Practice never hurts. Much. Good luck, keep us posted!

as quoted by Brewtus....... aint never practiced on a TL250 have ya?? LOL
mines 218lbs as it is...rode with sting and his dad here awhile back and had to come home and take a Nap!!! felt like I been Bear Wrasslin!!!
The nap Lasted longer then the Ride!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #486
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It was heavy but damn fun to ride! I would practice over 40 hours a week back when it was new. Right up to October 20, 1975. Halfway thru a trials on my sixteenth birthday I blew out my knee, but did finish the event! Never even started that bike again. Turned the bike in the following week.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #487
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as quoted by Brewtus....... aint never practiced on a TL250 have ya?? LOL
mines 218lbs as it is...rode with sting and his dad here awhile back and had to come home and take a Nap!!! felt like I been Bear Wrasslin!!!
The nap Lasted longer then the Ride!!
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No Larry, never practiced on a TL250. Never even ridden one in fact. I chose the "lightweight" Reflex instead.

Tell "Mitchie The Kid" I said "Hi", and a reminder to both of you that we have a National coming up soon. See you both there???
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #488
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What's Up Brewtus... you got me blocked or something? . :)

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #489
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Brewtus, those flatlanders cannot even breath up here!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:19 PM   #490
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What's Up Brewtus... you got me blocked or something? . :)

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Uh, no. Not as far as I know anyway. 'Sup, me bruddah??

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #491
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Perfect timing. I just now found the keys to the forklift....

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #492
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:02 AM   #493
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Line, FWIW I was conceived and born raised for a while in denver, Hence my references to being early on member of RMTA as a kid.

I would rather be up in the hills, all it takes is money lol. Heck, back when I was 20, I began smoking.. I guess just because in low elevations I was getting tooooooooo much oxygen --- ok dumb and bad joke.

I might not hang as well nowdays due to smoking, but I actually feel better when I was on the slopes in colorado couple years past, than I ever feel "normally" in KS. Just FYI.

I really want to meet you sometime Lineaway... Dad is sure he knows who ya are, I think I keep assuming you were someone else.
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Perfect timing. I just now found the keys to the forklift....


If you installed a chineese pitbike carb on the forklift, it would have started itself.
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If you installed a chineese pitbike carb on the forklift, it would have started itself.

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