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Forum: 2 smokers 03-18-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,528
Posted By wfopete
Thumbs down Why are we talking about a 2015 bike on Old's...

Why are we talking about a 2015 bike on Old's Cool?

Take that thing to a forum where it belongs.

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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-17-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 55,490
Posted By wfopete
If you like Tex-Mex there is a new restaurant in...

If you like Tex-Mex there is a new restaurant in Dover (where the old Bayou Cafe' used to be) called Cisco's Tex-Mex. Hours are a little sketchy, they close early on Wednesdays. Open for lunch then...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-15-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,396
Posted By wfopete
I've been to HUB events where they allowed...

I've been to HUB events where they allowed camping. Don't know if it was a special deal or what.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-12-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By wfopete
Use ATF (it's cheap and is a great detergent oil)...

Use ATF (it's cheap and is a great detergent oil) until the problem goes away. Then change to your oil of choice. You need to run that motor a lot more to really warm up the tranny. Ride it to work...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By wfopete
Your bike is trashed. Part it out, walk away and...

Your bike is trashed. Part it out, walk away and forget it ever happened.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By wfopete
I agree with re-shim, ride and re-check. I...

I agree with re-shim, ride and re-check.

I will add one thing...at the owner's dismay, the guy who rebuilt the motor said he "lapped" the valves in. Personally I would not have done that but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By wfopete
High mileage bike (30K) but well maintained. Had...

High mileage bike (30K) but well maintained. Had a 685 kit put in it at and of course a valve adjustment was made then. I even rode it for a week to break the kitted bike for the owner. Ran fine. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By wfopete
KLR650 down

Got a 08 KLR650 with a starting problem (had to be towed/bump started to get running). Eliminated the carb as a problem and at this point, traced it down to tight valves. The intakes have ZERO...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-12-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9,244
Views: 761,919
Posted By wfopete
Tim, Come out and join us on the 21st for the...

Tim, Come out and join us on the 21st for the Brock Creek workday. We'll introduce you to some of BC you might have missed. Of course you might want to focus on repairing a couple of downhills that...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 163,215
Posted By wfopete
I'm not sure what you are asking for. Are you...

I'm not sure what you are asking for. Are you looking for a stock 81 OEM seat or something like this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25526949&postcount=229



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Forum: 2 smokers 01-20-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By wfopete
You COULD have a ignition side crank seal leak. ...

You COULD have a ignition side crank seal leak. Remove the ignition cover and spray WD40 at the seal area while the motor is running and listen for a RPM to rise. Also check the junction at the...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-19-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By wfopete
Along those lines, another quick and cheap thing...

Along those lines, another quick and cheap thing you can try is while the engine is running at idle, spray a little WD40 (or the like) around the base and intake gaskets to see if they are leaking....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-19-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By wfopete
Hmmm. I would go back through that carb again. ...

Hmmm. I would go back through that carb again. Consider getting it ultra sonic cleaned. I think that motor is a piston port design but you might double check me on that to see if it uses reed...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 163,215
Posted By wfopete
Yup. '80-81's. After '81 I believe they started...

Yup. '80-81's. After '81 I believe they started to beef up that case area.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 163,215
Posted By wfopete
If you want to make it a runner the rest of the...

If you want to make it a runner the rest of the bike needs to be in decent shape. Check the case where the kickstarter shaft resides. If it's cracked good luck finding a good one. You all ready know...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By wfopete
Well that's probably the best reason(s) out...

Well that's probably the best reason(s) out there. Nothing puts a smile on my face like taking it to the new bikes with an relic and coming out ahead.


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Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By wfopete
Maybe I missed this in the OPs read; but what is...

Maybe I missed this in the OPs read; but what is the motivation to do this bike?

Do you really expect to be competitive racing modern bikes with this KTM or do you see this as a fun budget racer...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By wfopete
So is the plan to run this bike in enduros? ...

So is the plan to run this bike in enduros?

Hope you are well stock piled with spare parts...like a pipe.

When I go to an enduro I see some nicely prepped bikes. Then there are the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-09-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By wfopete
+1. For all the time and hassle of taking it to...

+1. For all the time and hassle of taking it to a dealer, you could educate yourself with a little OTJ training and save money in the process. Take a look below, if this is beyond your comfort zone...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9,244
Views: 761,919
Posted By wfopete
Bo I don't know how far in debit I am for what...

Bo I don't know how far in debit I am for what I've done to you, but I suspect I'm in deep. I applaud your positive attitude and good nature. If it makes you feel any better, I rode more trail back...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By wfopete
North East Vintage

After running a successful test series this past year, NETRA has decided to do a complete XC series this year. Don't know if they are playing by AHRMA rules or their own.


NETRA Vintage race...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-17-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By wfopete
www.arkansasdirtriders.com This link is...

www.arkansasdirtriders.com

This link is always a sometimes thing to get to work.

I went to there Christmas party last Saturday in NLR. The Ross closing put a damper on the festivities.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By wfopete
FWIW, I understand DB Snorkel is out of business...

FWIW, I understand DB Snorkel is out of business and has been for quite some time. The operation was for sale. I have one (a DB Snorkel) and it is effective. Made my KTM 300XCW sound like a stock...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By wfopete
Have you checked your float height? Here is...

Have you checked your float height?

Here is where you need to go:

http://ktmtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=10

and this place that deals with KTM jetting daily:
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Forum: 2 smokers 12-01-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,938
Posted By wfopete
Finally someone found a good use for one of those...

Finally someone found a good use for one of those motors!
Forum: 2 smokers 12-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,768
Posted By wfopete
What's your spark plug look like?

What's your spark plug look like?
Forum: 2 smokers 11-30-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,768
Posted By wfopete
Get that timing and jetting sorted out and it's a...

Get that timing and jetting sorted out and it's a whole new world.
Forum: 2 smokers 11-28-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By wfopete
Had a 1980 model too, one of the best bikes I...

Had a 1980 model too, one of the best bikes I ever owned.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-25-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By wfopete
One other thing for you small bike riders...pack...

One other thing for you small bike riders...pack tools, a lunch and bring your own tableware as there will be no formal dining available. We will however provide some Ozark Mountain rocks for...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-24-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,065
Posted By wfopete
All I know is back in the 70's when my buddy...

All I know is back in the 70's when my buddy dragged race an H2; is that after getting spit off the H2, he went thru the traps faster on his back than the H2 did on it's side. :rofl


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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-22-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By wfopete
2nd Annual Anti Black Friday Ride

The Adventure Riders of Arkansas will host the 2nd Annual ABFR this 28th of November (duh). This is a dual sport ride and a great opportunity to thumb your nose at all those spending their time...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 89,713
Posted By wfopete
Bought this orphaned 82 IT465 home. Hope it's...

Bought this orphaned 82 IT465 home. Hope it's not rabid. Fudugly.

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/wfopete/it1.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/wfopete/100_2295.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 11-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,763
Posted By wfopete
That's the point I've been trying to make; from 6...

That's the point I've been trying to make; from 6 pages back; buy a used KTM 300 and live happily ever after.
Forum: 2 smokers 11-09-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,763
Posted By wfopete
The hell with the budget, get this: ...

The hell with the budget, get this:

http://www.cyclenews.com/384/26242/Racing-Article/First-Look--2015-Beta-Xtrainer.aspx
Forum: 2 smokers 10-30-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By wfopete
Labdog1 Go to: http://www.pentonusa.org/ ...

Labdog1

Go to: http://www.pentonusa.org/

and here: http://www.pentonusa.org/suppliers/suppliers.asp
Forum: 2 smokers 10-30-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,763
Posted By wfopete
BikePilot; You are missing the whole reason why...

BikePilot; You are missing the whole reason why someone would ride a old school open class bike. It's not about usable power, low weight or anything to compare it to a modern bike.

It's about...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-30-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,763
Posted By wfopete
+1. I love riding my '80 YZ465 but when I...

+1.

I love riding my '80 YZ465 but when I get on my modern bike I have to readjust to a slightly different world.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,763
Posted By wfopete
Hmmm...Wasn't there somebody on pg 2 of this...

Hmmm...Wasn't there somebody on pg 2 of this thread that wrote:

I would also consider a GasGas if the suspension has been done.

There you have it; it's down to a color choice now; Orange/black...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-27-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,763
Posted By wfopete
Look dude I ride everything form a 74 YZ250A to a...

Look dude I ride everything form a 74 YZ250A to a 73 Penton Jackpiner to a 80 YZ465. Here is the deal: If you get anything older than a 2001 you are going to run into parts issues and have a out of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,700
Posted By wfopete
Pre-entered the ISDTRR weeks ago. 200 Vintage...

Pre-entered the ISDTRR weeks ago. 200 Vintage Intermediate class. My '73 Jackpiner is coming together nicely. New crank seal and a new 32mm Mikuni to replace the tired Bing carb. In 2012 I rode...
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