Vintage Dirt Racing on a 350 Honda Twin

Discussion in 'Racing' started by LC Garage, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Looking forward to seeing you as well! :D
  2. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Nice riding with you Rick (and Luke) up at Rogers Camp over the weekend. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in the D100 this year!
  3. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Scott, it was nice to meet you too, and enjoyed riding the various creeks and rivers Saturday! I don't know if I've ever been more thoroughly soaked and still had such a great time! :lol3
  4. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Just arrived from wheel master Paul Peroli;

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    While Paul had the wheels apart, he polished the hubs inside and out, they look really nice with the new rims and spokes. YeeHaw!!! :lol3
  5. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    On Sunday, made great progress on the TL125. Finished the valve adjustment, checked ignition timing (it was spot on and points looked new), bolted seat and tank on, and finished rear fender install. Looking good!

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    Later in the afternoon, started the clutch replacement (to repair for slippage).

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    Draining oil;

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    There's always one bleeping screw that won't budge! Someone had been here before me and rounded out one of the oil filter screws, tried the impact, no go, then used a chisel to cut a straight groove, and with a little luck got @##%^&*^$ screw out!

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    The offending hardware; :lol3

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    Tried to take the crank end nut off using a drift, but with the angle required could not build enough force, so I've ordered the proper spanner socket. Until that arrives, will move on to the SL350.

    On other notes, we had a fantastic trail ride a few weeks ago and are just about ready to head out for the D100. The TTR250 got a few last minute adjustments and tweeks this weekend and the motor home is as ready as we can make it. Looking forward to getting out & riding in the high desert! :D
  6. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Luke is busy getting the mighty CBRZ-650 4 cylinder ready for the D100;

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    And of course, he does have help;

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    We were planning to haul Don's bike on the back of Nellie, but Loud Al may be cancelling, so now we are rethinking our logistics;

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    We leave Friday morning, more updates to follow! :D
  7. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Got the proper spanner, and with the impact gun, the crank nut came off easily, finished disassembly and buffed all the steels, ready for assembly;

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    Just waiting for the new oil filter screws to arrive and then will finish up;

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  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I'll see you there. :clap
  9. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Those new wheels look amazing! I'll need the details sometime soon!!

    Have fun at the D100!! :D
  10. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    we have our cell phones and have added cb radios :D
  11. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    :freaky
  12. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Those wheels are beautiful! They've gotta shave a few pounds as well.

    Yes indeed, you all have a great time at the D100! :ricky

    Looking forward to seeing the photos/video and hearing the stories!
  13. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Ha, cell phones are useless out at the track and I don't have radio. I'll hunt you down......:evil
  14. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    The TL125 is now "finished", although still needs a bit of carb tuning. Have been riding it and it's working just "ok", but will continue to tune on it as time allows.

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    Last night started back in on the SL350 in earnest, in 3 weeks we will be in Crooked River and one way or the other, this bike has to run better than it did last year.

    First step was to get it running, started by draining all old fuel and putting in fresh;

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    With fresh gas it fired right up and sounded great. Next step was to check system voltage, to ensure that a lack of voltage to coils was not causing the tuning issues.

    Voltage at idle;

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    Voltage at free rev approximatley 6,000 rpm;

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    I think it is safe to say we don't need to add a battery to the system.

    Next step is very thorough and complete tune up and valve adjust and installation of the Dime City jetting kit which includes different needles.

    Fingers crossed! :D

    PS; we had a fine time at the D100, with all our riders completing all events without major breakdown or injury! :clap
  15. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    The TL125 looks great Rick!

    Glad to hear you all had an awesome time at the D100 as well. :clap

    If for any reason you don't get your fill of vintage trials at the Steel Stampede, there's also AHRMA trials on Saturday, June 14th during the Marymont Vintage Motorcycle Week, which runs from June 9th-15th:

    http://www.ahrmanw.com/aMX_TacomaWA.htm

    http://www.lemaymarymount.org/marymount-motorcycle-week/

    It's always a heck of a vintage bike show. Lots of awesome vintage race bikes of all varieties... oh, and an OK car museum. :D
  16. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Last night I got home and Luke was hard at work on the TL125. Nice surprise to come home and find the elves busily at work! :lol3

    He had pulled the carb apart and found a cracked float, he cleaned it and soldered it up.

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    Then he test rode it;

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    Show off!

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    Then he got serious and started mounting tires for the SL350. First we had to drill the rear rim for a bead lock;

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    And then Luke had to fix the hole I drilled cuz' it wasn't quite straight;

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    Glad I have skilled friends;

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    :clap

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    Ready to clean up brakes, bearings, etc and install wheels;

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  17. Ladybug0048

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  18. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Tonight I started drilling more holes...:evil
  19. LC Garage

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    Front brake panel;

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    Front brake shoes;

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    Finished;

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    :lol3
  20. Loud Al

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    Are you weighing it before and after drilling?