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Forum: Trials Today, 12:27 AM
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Views: 144
Posted By Bounder
Montesa 315R Adventure

Nice ride across the UK by a couple of guys on trials bikes.
Tank size not a huge issue seemingly.
https://vimeo.com/124192518?ref=tw-share
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
Yes you said heat them you did not mention...

Yes you said heat them you did not mention cooling rapidly, when they cool normally they harden.
You need to cool them fast to soften them.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
One step you need to do is to heat them red hot...

One step you need to do is to heat them red hot then throw them into cold water, this anneals them and makes them soft again.
Sounds strange as the same process makes steel hard but I guarantee this...
Forum: Racing 04-15-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 117,464
Posted By Bounder
There is a conveyor belt of Spanish talent, their...

There is a conveyor belt of Spanish talent, their CEV series is hard racing on Moto3 machines.
And from there its only a short hop to GP racing Moto3 and Moto2.
They start from a young age in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By Bounder
I am in the process of rebuilding a Montesa 315R...

I am in the process of rebuilding a Montesa 315R trials bike the front wheel spacer is alloy and the overall length is 130mm, however there is a small lip at each end of 1.5mm and 1.4mm thickness to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
Anyone had problems with the float valve going...

Anyone had problems with the float valve going hard and leaking?
I have cleaned mine a couple of times now and have an inline filter so shit shouldn't be getting in.
But after a thorough cleaning...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,021
Posted By Bounder
That right there is an argument for graduated...

That right there is an argument for graduated licensing.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Marksman bearings sell them, you will need 6 x...

Marksman bearings sell them, you will need 6 x 17.5x24.5x22 (http://shop.marksman-ind.com/91079-ka3-831-replacement-bearing-175x245x22mm-2110-p.asp) mm full complement needle roller bearings.
Have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
http://i.imgur.com/XMXlRWb.jpgI have a Skidmarx...

http://i.imgur.com/XMXlRWb.jpgI have a Skidmarx one fitted, works well its a good bit higher than the stock one .
I sprayed the inside black so you can't see all the wiring and crap behind the...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,694
Posted By Bounder
I have been using the N43Air for a couple of...

I have been using the N43Air for a couple of years now, I bought it for the visibility and comfort.
I haven't been disappointed with the Visibility its outstanding and peripheral vision is second...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Not exactly sure, my tacho is a digital bar graph...

Not exactly sure, my tacho is a digital bar graph and it isn't that stable.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
For an old bike with basic suspension they handle...

For an old bike with basic suspension they handle very nicely, I still think its one of the better bikes I have ridden as far as handling goes.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Stripped the carb today, its handy enough to get...

Stripped the carb today, its handy enough to get the carb out, removing all the plastic is what takes the time.
There was a tiny amount of water and some pale flakes in the bottom of the float bowl....
Forum: Racing 04-12-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 117,464
Posted By Bounder
He has done a lot of rallying, he raced Monza...

He has done a lot of rallying, he raced Monza (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/11/30/monza-rally-show-2014-valentino-rossi-and-others-compete-for-podium/) in November, Tony Cairoli as well.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
I agree, I think mine blocked last time out on my...

I agree, I think mine blocked last time out on my NX.
Thats todays job seat off carb out and strip and clean.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Forks are 41mm , plenty of bikes share the same...

Forks are 41mm , plenty of bikes share the same size fork but maybe different leg lengths do you want to keep the same length forks or will you make the bike lower for your wife to learn on?

This...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Regarding battery chargers, I am not sure 100%...

Regarding battery chargers, I am not sure 100% what a Battery tender is but if it is just a small charger then I would not leave it connected full time.
I have two smart chargers, one an Optimate...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Take the cap off the Master cylinder and make...

Take the cap off the Master cylinder and make sure the little holes under the white plastic cap in the bottom are clear.
You can pop that cap off with a fine wire hook made from safety wire or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Have you modded the carb? I did this and it made...

Have you modded the carb? I did this and it made the bike run a lot better.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Whats wrong with the cables you have are they...

Whats wrong with the cables you have are they missing or just corroded/snapped?
Its actually easy enough to make new cables just time consuming and you need good measurements or better still the old...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,450
Posted By Bounder
Thats what they said at the time, but I believe...

Thats what they said at the time, but I believe the Japanese factories put pressure on TSO to make the changes so they could run existing competition machines because they didn't have anything to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Took my 88 for a spin to work today, fresh and...

Took my 88 for a spin to work today, fresh and clear and sunny its 45 mi each way on country roads so its a perfect chance to blow the cobwebs away.
The bike rode well down but halfway back it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
I have used it in a lot of engines and it hasn't...

I have used it in a lot of engines and it hasn't affected any clutches yet.
The amount you actually use is quite small, not more than a couple of capfuls.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
Try some STP oil treatment. Blue bottle, thick...

Try some STP oil treatment. Blue bottle, thick and sticky so it stays where you put it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,450
Posted By Bounder
I think the Transalp and the True Adventure are...

I think the Transalp and the True Adventure are two very different bikes.
Transalp was always the replacement for the XL series of road biased singles, XL500 XL600 etc, they had less travel and were...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
The clock unit looks like a Koso DB01R unit...

The clock unit looks like a Koso DB01R unit (https://www.louis.ie/artikel/digital-instrument-koso-db-01r/10034908?list=61121098), I have a DB02R...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Yes the XRL I think is the same as the NX but...

Yes the XRL I think is the same as the NX but also suffer the same problems with failure.
I would think that you would buy a secondhand Mosfet Reg unit for the same price as an XRL SH type.
If you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
The Reg/Recs on this era of Honda up to the early...

The Reg/Recs on this era of Honda up to the early 2000's have a habit of going bad and cooking the battery or just blowing, not as bad on these as they only put out 180w or so, but if you intend on...
Forum: Trials 03-31-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Bounder
This is great info for whenever I manage to get...

This is great info for whenever I manage to get time to finish my 315R restoration, currently hanging in the rafters of my shed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Unless that cdi is faulty from the factory it is...

Unless that cdi is faulty from the factory it is likely to be the side stand or clutch part of the connection that is not working. I got my one from IGNITECH.cz not the programmable one just the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
Xrl is the same fitment as the NX. They do fail...

Xrl is the same fitment as the NX. They do fail on older bikes. I replaced mine and it has worked well since.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 5,370,499
Posted By Bounder
Basically many shops would rather sell you a new...

Basically many shops would rather sell you a new shock than strip an older one.
I get a magazine called practical sports bikes and the latest issue has a pretty detailed how-to on rebuilding older...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 5,370,499
Posted By Bounder
Very nice job on the shock, gives me confidence...

Very nice job on the shock, gives me confidence that the Shows unit on the NX can be rebuilt as it looks very similar and according to most shock service places (that also sell wilbers) not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
RD08 NX650 oil pumps are wider than the RD02 but...

RD08 NX650 oil pumps are wider than the RD02 but the XRL pump has a seal on the shaft that stops the pump emptying when the oil gets thin.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,066,553
Posted By Bounder
I think they are quite different, I have the...

I think they are quite different, I have the RD02v1 and the RD02v2 bodywork doesn't fit that well. the grommet locations for the sidepanels are slightly different.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
Sorry my mistake, the NX never got the 276mm...

Sorry my mistake, the NX never got the 276mm disc, the hole spacing on the XRL and the NX/SLR caliper carriers are different.
I bought the EBC 320mm kit for the XRL/NX and the disc is the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
The NX I have is 1988, quite a lot of changes in...

The NX I have is 1988, quite a lot of changes in braking systems since then, but I found the Nissin to be fiddly to bleed and very wooden in feel compared to the Brembo
The stock 256mm disc is only...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,450
Posted By Bounder
DCT Mk2

Some interesting reviews of the DCT equipped NC750X
This is only the second revision of the DCT so I expect that the version fitted to the TA will be even more suited to offroad riding.
I could be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 83,272
Views: 9,470,395
Posted By Bounder
I have that kit fitted to my NX650 gives much...

I have that kit fitted to my NX650 gives much better stopping power with the Brembo setup from an SLR650 compared to the Nissin.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26140319&postcount=14368
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 5,370,499
Posted By Bounder
Anyone using etch primer first? Alloy usually...

Anyone using etch primer first? Alloy usually benefits from etch primer in my experience.
I have done a few wheels and just paint on top of alloy doesn't hold up very well.
Its not cheap compared...
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