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Forum: 2 smokers 10-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By sdm
I second going to speed&sport.com Not only will...

I second going to speed&sport.com
Not only will he give you a prejetted Mikuni but also most likely the adapters to fit your application if needed. Great guy to deal with...
He even has the stuff...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-19-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By sdm
Seems like my 74 250 took a little over 1000cc of...

Seems like my 74 250 took a little over 1000cc of atf or light tranny oil.
Have you visited www.pentonusa.org as there is a wealth of knowledge
on that site regarding the early KTM /Pentons. Your...
Forum: Trials 05-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By sdm
Annual dues for a competition member are $75 with...

Annual dues for a competition member are $75 with a 10% discount if you sign up online. THe Bodnar trial entry fee was $40 which is about what most of the
AHRMA trials fees are.
I think your...
Forum: Trials 05-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By sdm
Bodnar was a fun trial.. Rob always works really...

Bodnar was a fun trial.. Rob always works really hard to challenge everyone but still make it a safe event. I just need to ride more events and get in better shape. :1drink
Sam
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-26-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By sdm
Like Charlie says the SPOT device can be enabled...

Like Charlie says the SPOT device can be enabled for different types of tracking or just to alert authorities if you go down. You have to be the one to activate it for a 911 type emergency however so...
Forum: Trials 04-30-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By sdm
Well the owner probably has at least that much...

Well the owner probably has at least that much into it with the list of things that have been done.
If he is interested in helping you get a title and dmv cooperates it may be a good buy. If not...
Forum: Trials 04-29-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By sdm
Good looking specimen. I agree that if it shifts...

Good looking specimen. I agree that if it shifts on the left it is probably a 73 0r 74. The 72 was the last one that shifted on the right.
The green sticker issue is something that will have to...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-06-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,480
Posted By sdm
Try this link for parts... ...

Try this link for parts... www.pentonpartsusa.com
They have allot of stuff for the older KTMs . Looks like a 1980 to me as I believe the 81s came out with a reed valve engine. One of the best...
Forum: Trials 08-06-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By sdm
I agree about checking to see if the numbers on...

I agree about checking to see if the numbers on the engine and frame match. i have a 74 and a 72 and the 72 shifts on the right and brakes on the left. I believe that they changed the shifting mid 72...
Forum: Trials 12-26-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 172,790
Posted By sdm
I am running Maxima synthetic @ 32 to 1 in my 247...

I am running Maxima synthetic @ 32 to 1 in my 247 Cotas and it works well. I probably could go with less oil but I figure if it is not fouling plugs it is good to go. That is a nice 200 Cota you...
Forum: Trials 05-30-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,946
Posted By sdm
I agree with everything you say .... she just...

I agree with everything you say .... she just can't afford to have a kick back at this point doing a half hearted or tentative kick. I do have an old compression release I could install but it is the...
Forum: Trials 05-29-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,946
Posted By sdm
OOPS sorry guys I thought I was posting in the...

OOPS sorry guys I thought I was posting in the flea market ... Anyhow she has a nice Montesa Cota 247 but with her knee thing it has too much compression to kick over right now. It starts fine...
Forum: Trials 05-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,946
Posted By sdm
Vintage trials bike wanted

We are looking for a good vintage trials bike for my wife to ride and practice on. Has to be AHRMA legal... Thinking about a Honda TL 125 or maybe a Yamaha TY175 or something similar. Has to be easy...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,667
Posted By sdm
I sure don't blame you for being cautious... IF...

I sure don't blame you for being cautious... IF you are worried about weather or not it will work in your application you might give them a call and tell them what you are trying to accomplish. They...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,667
Posted By sdm
These folks make a good product to seal the gas...

These folks make a good product to seal the gas tank and it works with alot of different tank materials. www.caswellplating.com/aids/epoxygas.htm (http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/epoxygas.htm) I...
Forum: Trials 05-03-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,533
Posted By sdm
Thumb It was great fun and thanks to all the volunteers...

It was great fun and thanks to all the volunteers for a great event. It was only my second trial but I am hooked for life... My Montesa never missed a beat .. I wish I ran as well as my bike does. ...
Forum: Trials 02-27-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,496
Posted By sdm
trials bikes

I agree with what has been said above about the vintage trials bikes. Unless you are going to try and compete there may be better candidates for a trials bike than a 70s Bul Ossa or Montesa. I have a...
Forum: Trials 12-09-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,802
Posted By sdm
My only regret is not trying it sooner. I just...

My only regret is not trying it sooner. I just bought a vintage bike to do some AHRMA events so I am looking forward to that next season.

I think I got caught up way back when the moto press...
Forum: Trials 10-19-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
Well back in circulation and the search for a...

Well back in circulation and the search for a good vintage trials bike continues. Buls4evr I sent you a PM.
Sam
Forum: Trials 10-05-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
The search for a bike has been lowered on the...

The search for a bike has been lowered on the priority list for right now. My Father inlaw's health is failing so we are doing what we can to help him out.

On a lighter note most of the bikes I...
Forum: Trials 09-26-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
Hey James! If I lived closer to you I would be...

Hey James!
If I lived closer to you I would be looking at your Honda. Unfortunately I am up near the Oregon border....96104
Sam
Forum: Trials 09-24-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
Hi Guys! Thanks for all the input as it is all...

Hi Guys!
Thanks for all the input as it is all very useful. Those little tidbits help me to put things in perspective. I have not ruled out the Kawasakis or Hondas or Yamahas either but mainly...
Forum: Trials 09-19-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
All great info from everyone and thanks for the...

All great info from everyone and thanks for the replies. I am leaning towards a Bul but there have been a few Japanese bikes that have come up that look interesting. Lobo 50 makes a very good point...
Forum: Trials 08-21-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
Dave Modern classics class is the area I am...

Dave
Modern classics class is the area I am looking at I guess. There seem to be bikes that pop up for sale on cl from time to time so I am keeping my eyes open. I just have to decide how far I want...
Forum: Trials 08-19-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
All good points everyone has brought forward......

All good points everyone has brought forward... Just the kind of input I am looking for. I live in NE Calif and have some riding to be able to practice close by but the nearest bike shop of any kind...
Forum: Trials 08-18-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,454
Posted By sdm
Question What vintage trials bikes were most desireable back in the day

I am looking to get into vintage trials but am having a hard time deciding on what to focus on for a bike. There seem to be a variety of bikes to choose from but I am not familiar with the scene...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By sdm
KTM parts

Depends on the year of the bike you have but I have got parts from H&H Ktm
in Georgia. There is alot of info on KTMtalk.com also as well as parts resources.
If it is really old then you might try...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By sdm
I just put a Koubalink on my 04 625 SXC and it is...

I just put a Koubalink on my 04 625 SXC and it is good quality stuff and easy to install. It didn't lower it as much as I thought it would but I haven't played with the sag or raised the forks...
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