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Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By texasadv
Question Forma Terrain TX Boots - anybody worn them?

I'm on the verge of buying these boots. I'm trying to decide between the following three:

Gaerne GX-1
Gaerne G-React
Forma Terrain TX

The Forma seems to offer alot of value per $.

I've...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By texasadv
Wow - thanks to everyone for such quick replies!...

Wow - thanks to everyone for such quick replies! I think we'll stick to the current plan even though Nate creek etc. looks awesome! Thanks again.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By texasadv
Silverton to Pole Creek/Lost Creek to Ouray

Heading out this weekend. I would like to try this route out, but am unsure how long it would take to complete it. We'd be riding from Ouray to Silverton via 550 first. Then we'd head over Stony Pass...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10,753
Views: 1,547,371
Posted By texasadv
Any ideas?

Any ideas?
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10,753
Views: 1,547,371
Posted By texasadv
altitude jetting

Ok - heading to the mountains soon and wanted to confirm jetting specs:

For riding up to 13K ft. -
115 Main jet
35 pilot
Snorkel pulled out

Does this sound right? It's the best Ive gathered...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,961
Posted By texasadv
Before my last round of attempts to get this...

Before my last round of attempts to get this thing running I replaced the points with a new set. I have spark. I checked compression again and it's 110psi. Can anyone recommend a good shop to send my...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-28-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,961
Posted By texasadv
Yes in a rather crappy way. I had to make the...

Yes in a rather crappy way. I had to make the shop do it as their response was "We dont usually chamfer ports on small displacement motors." I decided to bite my tongue and just ask them to do it...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-28-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,961
Posted By texasadv
update - uh oh

I removed the cylinder and found significant wear! This was freshly bored! The wear is only on the intake and exhaust port sides of the cylinder. The piston shows very very faint marks on the skirts....
Forum: 2 smokers 06-18-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,961
Posted By texasadv
Thanks everyone - I dont have the...

Thanks everyone -



I dont have the stock filter setup - maybe I'll should just get one off ebay.



Interesting - the crank seals were replaced but I have reason to suspect the left one as...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,961
Posted By texasadv
Thanks Dave, It has a new petcock. The carb...

Thanks Dave,

It has a new petcock. The carb bowl is full of gas. I have also checked the float height several times and its in spec.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,961
Posted By texasadv
Fresh rebuild - impossible to start suzuki ts125

I just finished rebuilding a '71 suzuki TS125. Bore size was increased to 57.5mm and a wiseco piston installed. A stock suzuki head gasket "G" was used as well. Compression test shows around 110psi....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 205,740
Posted By texasadv
Gas tank

I'm looking for tank for my 2003 klr250. I'd rather not pay $$$ for an IMS. Anybody got a line on a spare tank? Would another model like a kdx or klx250 tank fit?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By texasadv
I appreciate your thoughts! I wonder if it would...

I appreciate your thoughts! I wonder if it would do better in the springtime?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By texasadv
It's been a great bike. It gets a lot of looks,...

It's been a great bike. It gets a lot of looks, being a 2 smoke and all. The reason I'm thinking about selling it because I'd like something I can bash around on without feeling bad about dents etc....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By texasadv
Thanks for the input - so what would be a decent...

Thanks for the input - so what would be a decent price given the details I posted earlier?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By texasadv
Question Thinking about selling my '73 Suzuki TS250

Before I put the for sale ad together I thought I'd check here first and see if you guys think I'm being reasonable. Here's the details:

Currently titled/registered/inspected in TX.
Ridden once...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24,706
Views: 2,928,183
Posted By texasadv
Thanks for the insight Dilliw! I know...

Thanks for the insight Dilliw!

I know that the later models had better suspension and e-start but besides that, is there any downside to buying an earlier model versus newer one?
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24,706
Views: 2,928,183
Posted By texasadv
DR350 purchase question

Hello All! I wanted to bounce some info off you guys. I'm looking at possibly purchasing a 1990 DR350. It has about 10K miles and looks to be in good shape. It's kick start only. Anyway - it's listed...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By texasadv
The type of riding would be mostly trails where...

The type of riding would be mostly trails where crossing downed trees or rocky sections could pose a problem.

Sorry about the cylinder/head mixup. I meant to say cylinder - the TM250 has a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By texasadv
1973 Looks just like this: ...

1973

Looks just like this:
http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/1973/1973_TS250K_green_500.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By texasadv
SniperX - The TM250 has a different head and so...

SniperX - The TM250 has a different head and so the exhaust would have to be cut and rewelded which isnt a problem. One thing I'm not particularly fond of though is the low mount pipe. I'd prefer a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By texasadv
Thanks for the replies. JAB - I checked...

Thanks for the replies.

JAB - I checked with DG and they dont make anything for me or even know of anyone who does.

Rob Farmer - I looked at the ebay listing and it appeasr to be a stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By texasadv
Searching for an expansion pipe - Suzuki TS250

I'm searching for an expansion chamber for my Suzuki ts250.

So I thought I'd throw out a line here on ADVrider and see if anyone could help point me in the right direction.

So far I know...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By texasadv
Question 1973 Suzuki TS250 wiring question

Anybody out there that could provide a pic of the wiring for the voltage regulator/resistor thats located under/behind the battery? Specifically, I would like to know which wires in the main harness...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By texasadv
Good point - thanks for the insights!

Good point - thanks for the insights!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By texasadv
Sorry I forgot to mention. The piston itself...

Sorry I forgot to mention. The piston itself shows blowby, the edge of part of the dome is rounded off, the top of the dome is dented and the piston skirt shows some pretty significant gouges. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By texasadv
Question TS250 piston and rings - forged or cast?

I need to replace the piston and rings and am trying to decide if I should pay $138.00 for a forged wiseco or $90 for oem. That's almost a $50 difference! There aren't too many options in the way of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By texasadv
I feared that was the case. If I add the premix...

I feared that was the case. If I add the premix first I know that should boost the reading a bit - if so what does that mean? New rings? New piston? Both? I should also mention the bike was stone...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By texasadv
Question Suzuki TS 250 cylinder compression

So before I pulled the motor out to replace crank seals and gaskets etc. , I conducted a compression test and came back with about 105-110 psi. I have the "service manual" from back then and neither...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By texasadv
Any ideas or recomendations as to a tool to split...

Any ideas or recomendations as to a tool to split the cases? The old service manual shows a "Special Tool" used to splt the cases, which looks like some sort of puller/pusher arrangement. Any ideas...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By texasadv
It may be transmission oil. I'm assuming that...

It may be transmission oil. I'm assuming that when you say engine oil that you are referring to the injection oil. I haven't torn the thing apart yet, but the spark plug is nice and brown, not oily...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By texasadv
So if the crankcase is indeed leaking, would i...

So if the crankcase is indeed leaking, would i need to split the cases? Can the crank seals be replaced without that sort of major surgery? Any info on that?

Thanks again -
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By texasadv
Question 1973 Suzuki TS250 - Tune Up questions

I just acquired the bike and it's in mint condition. It's got 1300 original miles and has sat covered for awhile in a garage. It runs and rides but doesnt seem to really want to get up and go like it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 95,377
Views: 17,926,174
Posted By texasadv
I thought the consensus was that the DR runs lean...

I thought the consensus was that the DR runs lean when completely stock? I'm in Texas so no altitude issues here - would I benefit from going to a 135? I'm completely stock.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 95,377
Views: 17,926,174
Posted By texasadv
Wiring harness located below headlight - safe to mount elsewhere?

Im converting to a different lighting setup (SV650 single round) and am able to package all of the bundle of wiring located below the stock headlight unit into the back of the new headlight assembly....
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