Fun with Outright Junk

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Thanks, I've read the 10/50 stuff for trials comp. But it looks like you liked that combination for a little more general use.
  2. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I brought my TLR200 up to date last month. I've had it for over 10 years, competing in Twinshock trials with it, really enjoyed the bike, but realised there were certainly issues with it. This is the photo I put up on ADVrider in about 2002 when I just finished the rebuild.

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    First thing is to get rid of that horrible airfilter. I had this hardly used K&N lying around, and it was a perfect fit. I also took the restrictor out of the top of the airbox.

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    I have always intended to make a complete new exhaust for it, but maybe I should experiment first. This is inside the stock muffler.

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    Gone.

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    No one would ever know....

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    I also pulled this thing out of the tail pipe.

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    I'm a bit confused over the cam thing...are we advancing the cam timing 6 degrees, or just the cam 6 degrees? Following the herd I did the half tooth thing, but might go to a full tooth someday, that's closer to 6 degrees of cam timing at the crank, where it is always measured.

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    Now the footpegs. A little on the robust side, but couldn't be bothered pulling a whole length out of the steel rack just for a couple of little pieces, so found this stuff on the rubbish rack outside.

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    Sticky pooed to the frame, I was going to add some support up the inside seeing as they are only butt welds, but they seem strong enough for now.

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    Final product.

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    12 years ago when I was getting this bike together I wanted a 9 tooth sprocket, but were not available anywhere, so had to get an 11 tooth, from the USA. Now you can get a 9 tooth no problem, got one coming from Talon. I went up to a 50 on the rear, but it's still too tall...1st gear in most sections. I was expecting a totally new bike, but it's just the same bike a bit different. More power for sure, but the trial I went to a couple of weeks ago wasn't a trial where I could use my more responsive engine, and didn't notice the pegs too much either. Next weekend we have a trial at a venue we've used a lot, so it will be a better test....hope my 9 tooth arrives in time.
  3. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Wonder if your kickstart still clears the footrest? And from the look of what you have done the mount itself isnt going to break off, but there isnt anything to prevent it bending, which will mean footrests droop downwards after a while.
  4. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer

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    I think my gearing is a 9/44. Its a 44 in back for sure and now that I think of it I believe it's a 9 up front. Plenty low enough for us dink-around guys with no real aspirations of competing.

    Nice bike Motu. Alloy wheels is on my upgrade list.
  5. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Most noticeable change on a TLR is altering the steering angle. Easy upgrades are pitbike CDI unit, (which has pretty much the same effect as changing cam timing, as well as giving a better spark), removing the and replacing the very restrictive OE air filter with something better, and a Cheng Wey carb, which is a bolt on direct replacement for OE.
  6. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer

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    Oh yea, plenty of kickstarter clearance. And the mounts are 1/4 inch steel which I suppose could bend over time. I'll keep an eye on that and try not to gain weight. And I'm thinking that by the time the footpegs start to droop I may be getting pretty droopy myself. :D
  7. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    If you fill in the triangular gap between the bottom of your mounts and the frame they will be a lot stronger, the rests wont droop, and the mounts wont get bent if you are riding rocky terrain.
  8. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer

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    A gusset in other words? Good idea.
  9. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Yes thats it...............something thats easy to do and will make your mounts far stronger.
  10. lineaway

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    Bump, I could not find it!:lol3
  11. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Why on earth were you looking? :huh
  12. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I had to remember how disappointing a reflex is to own.:D:1drink:freaky:lol3
    Besides it`s been boring ever since you quit being a house bitch!:huh:ear:wink:
  13. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Wasn't my idea. And boy, is my new job ever......

    fun.

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  14. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    So congratulations? On the new situation :evil
  15. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Ah, no. :nah
  16. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer

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    Please do not harsh on my joy.

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  17. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Now that`s why you ride a trials bike! Glad you are out enjoying it!
  18. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    :ear greeter at Wal-Mart?-----:deal :lol3
  19. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    No, that would be an improvement.
  20. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Uh oh... :eek1