AR-NWA ADV BS thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    I think God has blessed you with a little cutie pie. Enjoy her while you can... they grow up WAAAY too fast!

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  2. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    I think you need to puts some boots on that kid. And you need to let me take that two smoker out for a ride. Looks like a hoot. I hope she takes to it. I bought my daughter an XR 100 when she was about 12 and sold it two years later. She probably rode it twice. :cry
  3. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    So far she has put a lot of miles on her 90 four wheeler and has been riding her little bothers 70 with training wheels all over place. She loves to ride. Hopefully this one is not to much for her. we have a big grass/dirt place for her to try it out and get used to it.

    If you guys have any advice on starting a kid with a clutch let me know.

    stuck
  4. ridewestKTM

    ridewestKTM Long timer

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    Like I said unless she is going to MX race put about 3 inches of header pipe in it.
    For training with the clutch have her start in 2nd or 3rd a few times - teaches to fan. Another trick is to do a few feet at a time, teaches to let out and back in before letting it out all the way.

    Looks fun.:clap
  5. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    It was freakin cold at that game...brrrrrrr. Martha and I (well me) wimped out and left at the 7th inning. I'm still not warm.
  6. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    MartiniUp said:

    Well then... post pics of it! You know, put up or shut up! :rofl:rofl

    Speaking of yours being a '75: Mine may have been a '75, too. I really can't remember. (Old age sucks, 'ya know!)

    I purchased mine off Bill Hutchison over at Wheeler Kawasaki on Towson Ave in Ft. Smith back in the mid-70's... just can't remember the date any closer than that. It was Bill's personal woods scoot and he sold it to get something else. So, it was a model year old when I purchased it, I think? Bill had performed most of the mods, including the aluminum tank. I recall that I also received the OEM fiberglass tank with it, along with some other bits n' pieces.

    SHOULDN'T have got rid of that one.

    HOWEVER, in the interest of fairness, it DID have "warts". One thing I remember detesting was the stiff clutch (normal for that model engine) as well as some drag of same. (Again, all too common.) Didn't matter how it was adjusted, it was stiff and would drag. I also recall it drinking the gas... not as much trail range as I liked.

    Other than those couple items, it was a great bike... especially considering its peers.

    V-man
  7. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Beautiful machine, tellin you though add 3 inches
  8. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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  9. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Just had dinner with the wife at 28springs again complete with a stay at hampton. Once again great meal 3 for 3.
  10. Valentino Magoo

    Valentino Magoo Like a speeding slug

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    Yeah, I was going to check that first. I haven't checked fuses either. I did run it after I put in the master cylinder (I tested the brakes), so I don't think that's it. It hasn't moved since it ran last, so nothing bumped into it.

    Only maybe related oddity is that I was having trouble with the ignition being really hard to turn (like it was glued). I put some WD-40 in the key hole (did not help), before I read that this is a common problem with these fords,but the fix isn't easy (some actuator bar in the column). It is easier to turn when above freezing, so I heated the column with my heat gun to see if that loosened it up. It did help. After doing this, I was able to get it running, so I don't think anything in the column was fried.
  11. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Well the fridge is finally fixed right.:clap
    The heating coils, that were controlled by the thermostat that I changed, were fried. So I was on the right track.:wink:
    $150 for the fix, a lot cheaper than a new fridge.:deal


    Stuckin, you sir, are officially a cool dad! :super
  12. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    We been tellin' Doc that for ages. :evil









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  13. DrLewall

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    Mornin fellers :*sip*


    heres whatcha do...find a good sturdy wall...perhaps the side of your garage outside, and it has to be level!

    butt the front wheel up against the wall..that way, she can't launch the bike, the wall will kill the engine.

    have her PRACTICE letting the clutch out to where the real wheel starts to turn WITHOUT killing the engine while giving a little thottle..and then pull the clutch back in, and repeat..if she can hold that clutch friction (where the wheel wants to turn with power) for abt 2 seconds, then she will get the idea. Teach her that she does not have to get a hand full of throttle to achieve this..they pick it up pretty quick.
  14. wayno

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    Morning Doc :waveThat hand full of throttle is real important:thumb
  15. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    those lock cylinders in that vintage ford are common to fudge up like that, its about $14 for a new one, and its pretty simple to swap them out.

    they keys wont match your doors after that though, a locksmith can fix that for you if it matters.



  16. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    G'morning all. My teeth are still chattering from the Baseball game yesterday. I haven't been that cold since the Shores Lake Campout in 2011....brrrrrr.
  17. mdawg12

    mdawg12 Old and Slow

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    That's pretty good Doc. My dad had the teaching skills of Red from the 70's Show. Needless to say I learned clutch control the hard way - lot of interaction with the ground and echo's of "dumb ass" in the background.

    I used the same method on my kids.... May be one reason they never took to motorcycle riding :muutt

    I will use this on the grandkids :thumb
  18. Mister D

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    Hey Stuck, I taught my daughter how to ride. I taught her how to feel the clutch by putting the bike at the bottom of a sloping driveway. I told her to practice engaging first and then just disengage it, roll back a couple feet and do it again. She did that until it was easy. I think it helped her learn to disengage it too. Then we practiced the actual riding with me on the back, reaching around her with my hands on the controls. This way, I was able to correct any mistakes she made. This was on a Rebel 250, a little bit bigger bike than what you showed in your pic. Anyway, it worked great and now, four years later, she has her motorcycle endorsement and has even taken a trip on her bike by herself (she's 19 now).
  19. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    That's alotta bike to learn a clutch on stuckin, be patient for sure. Just being on a 2 stroke seems intimidating to a kid. We have a shop full of 50's if she wants to come ride and get used to something without training wheels. We are getting ready to get a TTR 110 for my son , I think I'll wait another year or so before messing with a bike with a clutch. Good luck, and that's a good looking bike and kiddo!
  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Hmm I don't remember Shores Lake being cold. Oh wait, I was sleeping in a heated trailer. :lol3