TLR 200 clean-up

Discussion in 'Trials' started by OneOff, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. OneOff

    OneOff Been here awhile

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    I've had this old TLR for many years now, the kids learnt how to ride on it but now they've all growed on. The bike has been sitting in the shed looking a bit sad for a few years now so I thought it was time to fix her up a bit.

    A very strict budget ensured that it would never be a 'buy a new bit and bolt it on' project, everything had to be renovated and re-used. That's cool, sanding, painting, polishing and doing every bit myself was way more satisfying than just throwing money at it. And in the process I learnt how to spraypaint, how to polish aluminium, how to lace a wheel, even how to buy stuff from the other side of the planet... (Google is your friend)
    The only bits I had to buy because they were either missing or irrepairable were, mudguards, handgrips, front spokes, brake shoes, chain, a wee bit of chrome and of course, paint. Came in well under $800AU.

    I got a bit carried away with the work and forgot to take many progress shots so here are some 'before and after' shots.

    I still need to get tyres, I think these might be the originals!, and the seat needs repair, upholstery next?

    Please enjoy and I would appreciate any and all comments you may have.

    Cheers,
    Pete.

    * A note on the paint scheme. I painted it like this 'cos I like it, I can always paint it original next time I restore it... in another 20 years.

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    I have a strong urge to build a cafe racer now.....
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  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    A nice project done well Pete.

    The old Honda trials bikes were great to play around on.

    Going to have a go a twin shock trials sometime?
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  3. OneOff

    OneOff Been here awhile

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    Naw... those guys are nuts, besides, I'll get it all dirty. (nothing at all to do with my complete lack of nerve). Considering putting some sort of seat pad on the rear fender and taking her to a couple of Dalbymoto rides. Suits my style of trail riding, slow and easy, let the pink mohawk types scream past on their rock-chuckers and get all sweaty :wink: I'll be right.

    I see you've had a couple of TL's yourself, they're a LOT of fun huh?
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  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Nice. Very nice. :thumb

    If you want to tackle another one, I'll ship you my old Reflex...... :lol3
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  5. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    Great restore job. Hey Brewtus, is yours sad enough to be a parts bike? I need one.
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  6. ysr612

    ysr612 Long timer

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    I still have the turn signals on mine.

    but it doesn't look as good as your restore sadly
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  7. OneOff

    OneOff Been here awhile

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    I'd love to do another one.

    Do I have to give it back when it's finished?
    :wink:
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  8. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Mine just won first place in Beginner class with my S.O. aboard this past weekend.

    That does not mean that it is in good shape, however. :lol3

    Mine was built out of 3 piles of junk. I still have 2 piles left over. What do you need?
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  9. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    It would be nice.......:dunno
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  10. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    Well, I bought a bike knowing it doesn't run. The guy I bought it from thinks it's the pulse generator. He's bring the bike up in about 3 weeks, so I'll know more after that. I just pick up some parts for my upcoming TL125 project. I don't have it yet either. I'd post pics but I don't know how to resize them. I don't plan on doing as pretty a job as Mr. Reliable. The Reflex is in pretty nice condition already.
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  11. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    I don't know about the size
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  12. shank

    shank Shank950

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    Mine that I picked up last weekend looks just like yours did, Missing font guard etc. But mines not running so well.

    any advise.

    I have 30 acres out near laidley, with a couple of hills and gullys and a few rock thrown in If you feel like bringing it out for a ride.

    I new this TLR was there, but the bloke was not real keen to part with it.
    I called in out of the blue to check out his Norton, and he said that he would sell me the TLR.
    So I get it home throw in some fresh fuel and give it a couple of kicks. away it went.
    It idels well, but as soon as you open the throttle it runs like a dog. I've had the carb off given it a clean, put it back together, still the same.

    I'm thinking maybe needle/needle jet. AS the TLR 200 is an import to Australia, If someone knows the part no's for these items it would be much apreciated,

    Maybe float level, Anyone know the correct level. ( i now know that it is 24mm and I have adjusted that)

    Any advise will be well received.

    Oh..... Air filter clean and good!
    New spark plug and another one fitted also, still the same.
    Plenty of compresion.

    Looking forward to having a play. its been 25 years since I sold my TL125
    Shank
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  13. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    Here's the TL, notice the chrome frame.
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  14. OneOff

    OneOff Been here awhile

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    Would you have a front fender mounting bracket?

    I'm not happy with my homemade jobbie and I couldn't find one anywhere. Happy to pay whatever you think it's worth plus shipping of course.

    Pete.
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  15. Cruz

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    Had the 125 and 250 plus a few of the other makes as well in the 70's.

    Cannot kill a TL if you tried.

    Are any of you riding trials bikes in SEQ for fun without being in a club?
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  16. shank

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    I will be riding around my own place with anouther mate that has just bought a Trials bike, Neither of us are in clubs, and at this stage I wont be joining one, to many other things hapening at least for the next six months.
    Will be keen to get out and check out the odd trial if time is on my side thou
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  17. Brewtus

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    I believe I do, complete with a broken fender still attached. I'll look tonight, and PM you a photo of it.

    BTW, that looks like one sweet 'Flex there, NeilKing. MUCH nicer than mine. The TL looks pretty interesting also. Is that the stock frame that was chromed, or is it a Nickel plated aftermarket frame? :dunno
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  18. neilking

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    I'm pretty sure that the frame is aftermarket. One of the original Sammy Miller frames, not a newer version.
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  19. Brewtus

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    Check your PM's :thumb
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  20. motu

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    Did you fit new rims,or polish off the gold? Guards are very hard to find now - when I rebuilt my TLR200 in 2002 I fitted a new front guard as the rebuild was so cheap.I used it in twinshock trials for 5 years and ended up destroying the front guard.Silly me,I should have stored it and used a junk one....but at least I used it hard,that's what they were built for.I found a 4 stroke trials bike hard to cope with after 2 strokes...but I keep on with it as I don't think I'll change from the TLR200 for twinshock,I really like it for all it's faults.
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