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Forum: Trials 10-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Bob_M
I was not there but never heard that. Was there a...

I was not there but never heard that. Was there a reason given to end so early?

I don't see how you could end at noon (unannounced) on the NETA site.

That would mean an 8 am start time and a...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Bob_M
Talking There is a trade off

Have you considered the added cost of the brake fluid and all the fuel you will be wasting due to the added weight and aerodynamic drag of the extra line?

I work with someone who has a KLR.:D
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By Bob_M
The Captain

The Captain America was the 1st motorcycle that got my attention as a 9 year old kid, I built the plastic model. Wish I still had it.

Was the movie at the Rustic, The Shipyard or the Lonsdale...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Bob_M
Pissed Whoever they are they should be drawn and...

Whoever they are they should be drawn and quartered for committing this terrible crime against Motorcycledom.
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By Bob_M
Rebuilt or new

If the MAF you got from Autozone was a "rebuilt" Cardone unit, I went through 2 of them for my 87 Grand National before getting a 3rd good one. New ones were not available at the time.

I think...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Bob_M
solder wick

You might be able to find solder wick which is brained fine copper wire. You just press it over the solder joint with an iron and it will wick up all the solder.

I don't know of a good solder...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bob_M
Spraying the female side then pluging and...

Spraying the female side then pluging and unpluging the male connector several times works if it is not highly oxidized. Then a blast of compressed air to dry it followed by dielectric grease. This...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By Bob_M
Gas Gas tech page

Maybe something helpful here:

http://www.trialspartsusa.com/tech.html (http://www.trialspartsusa.com/tech.html)

Could a crush washer be damaged and be allowing the air back into the system? ...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By Bob_M
Jim Snell has quite a few gas gas tech help...

Jim Snell has quite a few gas gas tech help videos on the web or you could search on trials central or thumper talk.

If no luck with the video search, you could also try calling Stu at Jacks...
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,426
Posted By Bob_M
Used 2 sharkbite ball valves on a water heater I...

Used 2 sharkbite ball valves on a water heater I replaced 4 years ago. As mentioned earlier, spare removal tools and an extra valve are a good idea.

I use push on air fittings on assembly...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Bob_M
Nice little family business........ If its...

Nice little family business........

If its not in their catalog, no one on planet earth needs it.

A great catalog to just flip through if you have never seen it.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bob_M
AeroKroil

AeroKroil is available direct from manufacturer, kanolabs.com

800-311-3374

Been using it for 20 years, great for loosening rusted parts.
Forum: Trials 07-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,420
Posted By Bob_M
I got to a world round event hosted by the RITC...

I got to a world round event hosted by the RITC in Exeter in 96 or 97. What I got to see was beyond description, I will be there working the event.

I hear you Moto, by RI standards it is...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bob_M
Order yourself a can of Kroil or blend trans...

Order yourself a can of Kroil or blend trans fluid and acetone 50-50, both are great penetrating fliuds. They will dissolve the corrosion overnight then tap gently with a drift to break it loose if...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 409,038
Posted By Bob_M
nice rig

I have a 96 JTR270. If I understand your MacGyvering of this flywheel puller:1) The wire is fished through holes in the short section of pipe soldered into the fitting.2) The fitting is threaded into...
Forum: Trials 03-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By Bob_M
You might try calling Bob Hogan: 1782 Main...

You might try calling Bob Hogan:

1782 Main Street
Agawam, Massachusetts 01001

Phone: (413)...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Bob_M
triflow

Been using Triflow for 20+ years and it works great. You do not need a lot. I use electronics spray cleaner available at Radio Shack or auto parts stores. It evaporates fast and leaves no residue.
...
Forum: Trials 02-19-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Bob_M
Thanks Laser. This is a great idea. Got a ...

Thanks Laser. This is a great idea.

Got a friend at work to come to an Exeter event last year and now interested and signing up.

Whoever made the flyer did a fantastic job :D.
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bob_M
Left hand drill bits

Left-Hand (Reverse Flute) Drill Bits


http://images1.mcmaster.com/Contents/gfx/small/88055a48p1s.png?ver=2241708


Commonly used for drilling into broken screws, these bits have flutes that...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 881,681
Posted By Bob_M
Just what I was thinking. Got to meet Dale...

Just what I was thinking.

Got to meet Dale this past summer. He has a collection at Wheels Through Time that is absolutely jaw dropping. He has 100s of bikes on display like those that were...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Bob_M
Traveling to Maine Thursday for work but making...

Traveling to Maine Thursday for work but making the drive back home to go see this movie rather than stay over.

Ticket in hand.:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-17-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,344
Posted By Bob_M
Bad timing for me

Went to sign up but I am out of town on the 6th. damn it.

I will forward to friends plus forward it to my RI Trials club friends. Hope it comes back for another showing.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,216
Posted By Bob_M
McMaster Carr

Maybe McMaster Carr will have what you need.

Either a Helicoil or Keensert might do the trick too if the threads are not able to be cleaned up.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bob_M
I got there in July. The hillclimb trike was out...

I got there in July. The hillclimb trike was out front with a few others. Met a guy who showed up on an old Triumph on his way to Brazil from upstate NY.

Walked in and was greeted by Dale at the...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,777
Posted By Bob_M
Ebay lists all kinds of surplus used computer...

Ebay lists all kinds of surplus used computer power supplies most are real inexpensive and are high current, regulated supplies.

Great for use as an electronics shop supply too. Most need a load...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bob_M
Great story. Have you ever been to Wheels...

Great story.

Have you ever been to Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley?

I went 3 weeks ago. It is a jaw dropping sight to pass through the door and see 100s of vintage bikes on display. Met...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 881,681
Posted By Bob_M
Wheels Through Time museum

Anyone ever been to the Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley North Carolina?

wheelsthroughtime.com

According to the web site, all bikes are in running condition and many are among the...
Forum: Trials 06-09-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bob_M
slow throttle

You should get a slow progression throttle if you do not already have one. It will slow down throttle action giving you more control especially just off idle.

I got mine from Stu at Jacks Cycle...
Forum: Trials 06-09-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Bob_M
Great event

Congrats to you Laser17 and Steve Togias and all the Springfield club members who put on another event!

The sections were well planned and challenging for sure. Was the AC broken? 90+ and humidity...
Forum: Trials 04-23-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bob_M
Ebay

You will find one on ebay.
Forum: Trials 04-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,757
Views: 346,678
Posted By Bob_M
Had a great day in Exeter

Bill McCormick and the RI trials club volunteers put on a great event I'd call "Trials University" in Exeter, RI yesterday.

Being taught by the top riders in New England who volunteer their time...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bob_M
piston seal binding

I had a problem with a caliper not releasing after applying the brakes.

I pumped the piston out and pried out the seal and it had so much corrosion inside the groove it was locking up my back...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Bob_M
lube it and seal the ends

Lube it then seal he ends with RTV & tape. I had a spare routed and zip tied to the installed cable for about 25 years on my Honda 750. Of course I never needed it.
Forum: Trials 03-04-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By Bob_M
Nice toy

You scooped a good bike. Its an unstoppable tractor, will pull you up and over anything. I've had my 96 JTR for 3 years and couldn't be happier with it as my 1st trials bike.

Enjoy.
Forum: Trials 03-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,687
Posted By Bob_M
Wow

What a great job you did!

Since you are now an expert at restoring the JTR270, please forward your address and then wait by your garage door for mine to arrive next day air for the same...
Forum: Trials 02-15-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob_M
Thanks for the detailed procedure

Trebor,

Thanks for the clear and very detailed explaination. I will give this a try. This is a long way from fuel screw adjustments on 2 stroke RC model airplane engines but similar principles...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob_M
Fuel screw - should be around 3 turns out - but...

Fuel screw - should be around 3 turns out - but needs to be set with lean bog technique.


Laser17, please explain lean bog technique.

Nothing to do with growing cranberries in shallow...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob_M
Parts manual, call Stu at Jack's Cycle for info

You can download a parts manual here:

http://www.trialspartsusa.com/GASGASmanuals.html

If you need help with jetting, give Stu at Jack's Cycle a call, he is a very knowlegable Gas Gas expert...
Forum: Trials 02-13-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob_M
Dellorto guide

There are a few Dellorto carb tuning guides out there, here is one:
...
Forum: Trials 01-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 173,933
Posted By Bob_M
Nice vintage photos

Look here for some nice vintage trials bikes.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858727
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