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Forum: Vendors 02-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,095
Posted By Lotus54
Mine worked great. The only issue I had is I...

Mine worked great.
The only issue I had is I lost two of the pins that retained it.

Might be good for an option that is be bit harder to remove, but not likely to have brush release it.

Mark
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 15,806
Posted By Lotus54
Sounds like fun! I have four old bikes,...

Sounds like fun!


I have four old bikes, but maybe this one?

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm256/lotus54/OSSA/ee94b831adc3a056ada3cfa6aa28ee43_zps0016eef7.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,384
Posted By Lotus54
Bend has grown a LOT over the last number of...

Bend has grown a LOT over the last number of years.
I like going for a visit, but too cold and too hot for me (but don't listen to me, my range is another 40-70f)

The dirt riding I've done...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
Sounds like a plugged idle jet to me. Of course...

Sounds like a plugged idle jet to me.
Of course check the boots for leaks.


Mine was like that until I really cleaned everything in the carb, made sure they were synced correctly and also made...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,265
Posted By Lotus54
OSSA update 145+ hours 1 step hotter plug...

OSSA update
145+ hours
1 step hotter plug works perfectly, better starting and runs clean all the time.
Mudflap over my aftermarket arrestor solves mud cooking into it issue.
More fun all the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,265
Posted By Lotus54
While I haven seen one in person, I'd say enduro/...

While I haven seen one in person, I'd say enduro/ playbike. But not MX (depending on model)
Ther is an AJP forum out there now.


Mark
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,327
Posted By Lotus54
I had a 400/4 new. It was the one with the low...

I had a 400/4 new. It was the one with the low bars and slightly rearset pegs.
I think '75- red.

Fun bike, I traded it for a Benelli 650 twin (even more fun!)

I have an airbox still foe the...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,058
Posted By Lotus54
Enclosed chain. Wish they still did that,...

Enclosed chain.
Wish they still did that, although chains are a LOT better than they used to be.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,752
Posted By Lotus54
I see a Pioneer past the Explorer. I need...

I see a Pioneer past the Explorer.

I need to get going again on my Explorer- been riding the new one too much! No time to work on the old one,

Mark
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By Lotus54
What bike do you ride? Loads of varied roads,...

What bike do you ride?
Loads of varied roads, trails etc around.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,985
Posted By Lotus54
Pic. Of Clake 2. Fantastic! Yes, there...

Pic. Of Clake 2.
Fantastic!
Yes, there are handguards on it now.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm256/lotus54/OSSA/59545c15a7b0a14f2d441e52f8597023_zps440e2a5b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lotus54
I'd keep the Bully. Looks like the CanAm...

I'd keep the Bully.
Looks like the CanAm has a modified swingarm?
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,827
Posted By Lotus54
If you are up this way I'd be happy to have you...

If you are up this way I'd be happy to have you check it out and try it.

A '12 for sale just across the water form me at a great price. (I don't know how difficult it would be to import).

Mark
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,265
Posted By Lotus54
Yes, I used to flattrack a bit and still really...

Yes, I used to flattrack a bit and still really like tossing a bike into a corner and steering with the throttle, maybe with front end in the air.
The OSSA isn't much good for that.
But the places...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,827
Posted By Lotus54
Another update. 135+ hours. Bike is...

Another update.
135+ hours.
Bike is fantastic! I like it more all the time.

I did have to reset my TPS (throttle position sensor) at around 110 hours- it was starting to run a little rich....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By Lotus54
The Ridge road was closed today, snow and icy...

The Ridge road was closed today, snow and icy conditons I believe (webcam display is having issues, but I think the cam is actually working, I'll check on it).

Loads of fun FS roads around, ride...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
From what I've seen that sounds like a good...

From what I've seen that sounds like a good price. I've seen ones go for a grand more.

So far, here are the things I've seen or heard to look for.

Carb- I kind of like it, but it is a little...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,344
Posted By Lotus54
Really? I havnt gotten anything. I'll try and...

Really?
I havnt gotten anything. I'll try and contact them again. (But have not had any luck so far)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,344
Posted By Lotus54
What is the status? Have any downloads or...

What is the status?
Have any downloads or DVDs been made avalaible yet?
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
Mine indeed seems tired, and the front brake is...

Mine indeed seems tired, and the front brake is very poor.

Does anyone sell a braided line? Or do you need to have one made up?


Mark
Forum: 2 smokers 11-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,488
Posted By Lotus54
I picked up a 74 Explorer, from the original...

I picked up a 74 Explorer, from the original owner!
Super low hours, cylinder wall looks perfect from what I can see.
With new crank seal it runs great.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-23-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,752
Posted By Lotus54
How about a picture of your Explorer? I...

How about a picture of your Explorer?

I picked up a 74 Explorer, from the original owner! With new crank seal it runs great and I'm bringing it back to more like new.
Turns really well and seems...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
I just kick mine, nothing special (mine do take...

I just kick mine, nothing special (mine do take up the slack of course)

Starts fist kick when hot, a few if it has been sitting a couple of weeks.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By Lotus54
I liked the Bing carbs back in the old days. ...

I liked the Bing carbs back in the old days.
But probably harder to find parts now
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 42,047
Posted By Lotus54
Great looking trails! Just what I like on...

Great looking trails!
Just what I like on my little pop-corn popper.

Mark
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-05-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,435
Views: 876,047
Posted By Lotus54
I like the trial pics. I see Brian in there. ...

I like the trial pics. I see Brian in there.

I really wanted to do it today, but there was a ride over here I always do.


Mark
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
no lights at all with engine off. Everything...

no lights at all with engine off.
Everything works just fine with it running.

Maybe the battery is just shot on mine or something.
I've not even checked it! Guess I thought it was like other...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
Interesting. My 86 runs all off the alternator. ...

Interesting. My 86 runs all off the alternator.
When did they change it? (Or slightly different models?)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,901
Posted By Lotus54
I recall in the late 60's to mid 70s bikes in...

I recall in the late 60's to mid 70s bikes in Spain had to have all Spanish parts.
(All political).
Loads of stuff built under license.

OSSA and GasGas are made in the same facilities in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
I've gotten really used to super low gears for...

I've gotten really used to super low gears for trails.
With the heavy clutch and crummy brakes I think it would be even more work on tight trails and higher gears.

But that is just me.
If I...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Lotus54
For trials, I use the leatt knee pad. It has...

For trials, I use the leatt knee pad. It has worked well so far.
Does NOT cover like a full guard.
http://cdn2.coresites.mpora.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/pads.jpg

For a full guard,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
No idea at all. I have not counted the teeth-...

No idea at all. I have not counted the teeth- whatever the previous owner fitted.

I like the Low gears for trails- but not for faster roads.
Wish it had another gear or two...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
I did about 110 miles today, everything from...

I did about 110 miles today, everything from hiway 101 to tight single track. (86 XT350)
Best place: gravel roads.
On the hiway it is turning 5000 rpm at 50mph (indicated). I don't really like...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 357,119
Posted By Lotus54
Putting lights and plate back on it. ...

Putting lights and plate back on it.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm256/lotus54/OSSA/4ac97e327f806f9bc22789ae0821fec3_zpsdb0a6167.jpg
Forum: Trials 09-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,708
Posted By Lotus54
I love my OSSA Explorer (2014) for trail riding. ...

I love my OSSA Explorer (2014) for trail riding.
Of course I really like the super tight, difficult type stuff- not fast, rough trails.

It works well for fast riding- IF it isn't too rough. It...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 83,046
Posted By Lotus54
Dd you ride up to Deer Park? I remember the...

Dd you ride up to Deer Park?
I remember the old lookout at the top, and lots of ski trips in the winter.
Great view!


Mark
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
Here is what I do. Assemble rings dry,...

Here is what I do.

Assemble rings dry, minimal oil on cylinder wall.

Before starting, get bike completely ready to ride.


Start bike, as soon as possible, (and after you make sure oil flow...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
The best setup would be the Clake One- assisted...

The best setup would be the Clake One- assisted hydraulic clutch to make the pull lighter.
But that cost more than I spent on the bike!
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 726,987
Posted By Lotus54
I used 15wt fork oil. It was like night and...

I used 15wt fork oil.
It was like night and day- much, much better.

I also replaced the bushings and steering head bearings.
There is a school of thought for firm damping and soft...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-23-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,488
Posted By Lotus54
I would kick/push it in normal attitude, then...

I would kick/push it in normal attitude, then flip it over, put it in gear and spin the wheel till your arm falls off.
Be careful with those fuel petcocks- they get old and quite brittle. New...
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