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Forum: Trials Today, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By lamotovita
Or go to Europe and make a living while putting...

Or go to Europe and make a living while putting the USA back into world Trials.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
FYI, in my 20 years in Yamaha shops I saw only...

FYI, in my 20 years in Yamaha shops I saw only two or three faulty CDI boxes and they were all on completely non running machines. I sold dozens of CDIs to home mechanics who didn't fully trouble...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
http://www.cmsnl.com/products/cdi-unit-assy_2ln855...

http://www.cmsnl.com/products/cdi-unit-assy_2ln85540m0/

http://www.bts-ersatzteile.de/Yamaha/2LN85540M000.html

http://www.impex-jp.com/zip/nomer/2LN85540M0.html

and a wiring diagram

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
Did Yamaha UK import tat bike? If not I expect...

Did Yamaha UK import tat bike? If not I expect you'll have to find info from a country that did.
The serial number prefix usually indicates what market(s) the bike was sold to. A dealer or the...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,050
Posted By lamotovita
I'm willing to take PSchrauber's word about the...

I'm willing to take PSchrauber's word about the Aprilia. I wonder if anyone in the USA has ever even seen one, I haven't.
Also if you intend to ride AHRMA events it wouldn't qualify, they would...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By lamotovita
I'm 6'1" with 32" inseam. I recently found a used...

I'm 6'1" with 32" inseam. I recently found a used tall seat for my 450EXC. I thought I would just use it occasionally for longer, less technical rides. After switching back and forth a couple of...
Forum: Trials 02-20-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,050
Posted By lamotovita
You started this thread asking for "The Best...

You started this thread asking for "The Best Vintage Trials Bike", which is kind of like asking what is the best oil, except that you can buy a new bottle of oil anytime you want. So once you've...
Forum: Trials 02-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,050
Posted By lamotovita
http://www.ec-classic.com/enduro/images/virtual-mu...

http://www.ec-classic.com/enduro/images/virtual-muzeum/341-4b8567d30097b_big.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,309
Posted By lamotovita
Double check me but I believe the 500 EXC has a...

Double check me but I believe the 500 EXC has a wider gear spread than a 350, so you can run lower gearing on a 500 and have a taller top gear for road use.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By lamotovita
I think you've lost power in all gears and it's...

I think you've lost power in all gears and it's more noticeable in the higher gears.
Assuming the bike is stock and there's no mechanical drag like a dragging brake, the first place to look is in...
Forum: Trials 02-15-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By lamotovita
Hi, I think we met at the Wilson Creek Trial last...

Hi, I think we met at the Wilson Creek Trial last year.
I agree with the lower gearing suggestion. The new bike has a higher idle speed and snappy EFI throttle response. You will eventually learn...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
Right, I had confused the words oxidant and...

Right, I had confused the words oxidant and catalyst. I appreciate the correction.
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By lamotovita
I think that most of the header guards you'll see...

I think that most of the header guards you'll see on Trials bikes are intended more to protect the rider, and riding gear, from the hot pipe, rather than to protect the pipe.
Forum: Trials 02-05-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By lamotovita
I got a short ride on one recently. Fascinating...

I got a short ride on one recently. Fascinating bike, it was set up for a novice and I think it would be a huge advantage in lower level sections. It would take me a while for me to learn to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
You might want to add compression to your list....

You might want to add compression to your list. Timing of the valve train and ignition are also considerations.
Technically you need, fuel, catalyst (needn't be air) and ignition (needn't be spark).
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,316
Posted By lamotovita
"Democracy is the theory that the common people...

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
H. L. Mencken (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/h_l_mencken.html)

Read more...
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,316
Posted By lamotovita
You want light weight? You get light weight. ...

You want light weight? You get light weight.

For riders that have to buy their own parts, that may be a problem.
Forum: Trials 01-29-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,732
Posted By lamotovita
I think the rule being referred to is used to...

I think the rule being referred to is used to address situation where an in bounds rider might move a log or rock which then displaces a marker or breaks a ribbon. There must be direct contact...
Forum: Trials 01-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,732
Posted By lamotovita
Maybe he hit the log so hard that he forced sap...

Maybe he hit the log so hard that he forced sap to flow to the staples and hydraulic pressure pushed the staples out. I'll have to remember that one.

As to receiving a bad call from an observer,...
Forum: Trials 01-29-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,732
Posted By lamotovita
Some years ago I was observing a section, that I...

Some years ago I was observing a section, that I didn't build, there was a Novice split card on a small rock at the apex of a turn. Most of the riders rode over the split marker and were not...
Forum: Trials 01-29-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,732
Posted By lamotovita
Now go back to the section and see if you can...

Now go back to the section and see if you can figure out how to re mark it to make it harder to ride over the marker while still forcing the same line.
Well laid out sections will minimize the...
Forum: Trials 01-28-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,316
Posted By lamotovita
I don't want to seem cynical (although I may be),...

I don't want to seem cynical (although I may be), but if production stopped forever the parts department would stay open to liquidate the inventory.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
The Serow was not imported into the USA until...

The Serow was not imported into the USA until 1992, and only with electric start. You should identify your bike by the VIN so you know what you have.
Forum: Trials 01-27-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By lamotovita
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: Trials 01-26-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By lamotovita
Go here and click on the attachment at the...

Go here and click on the attachment at the bottom.
http://www.gearheadscookbook.com/forum/index.php?topic=177.0

The website is here
http://www.inwta.com/index.html
Forum: Trials 01-25-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,940
Posted By lamotovita
Is that the tool kit that the former owner used...

Is that the tool kit that the former owner used in the photo?
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By lamotovita
And don't hug the bike with your boots or legs....

And don't hug the bike with your boots or legs. You want to be loose enough on the bike that it can move underneath you without throwing you around as it follows the terrain.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By lamotovita
look here ...

look here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11
Forum: Trials 01-22-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,310
Posted By lamotovita
Here are two suppliers in the USA. Stock...

Here are two suppliers in the USA. Stock mufflers, in useable condition, are probably hard to find now days.


http://www.bjracing.com/

http://www.speedandsport.com/trials/
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,310
Posted By lamotovita
If you post what model year your TY is, and maybe...

If you post what model year your TY is, and maybe a little something about what continent you might be on, I'm sure you'll get some advice here.
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,316
Posted By lamotovita
Future of Gas Gas

I was searching for information about the new Ossa models and found this.

"Unfortunately I am sad to inform you of what appears in many Spanish news papers . With 26,000,000 E of debt GasGas...
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,378
Posted By lamotovita
There's a big difference between an experienced,...

There's a big difference between an experienced, upper level rider choosing tall bars and a newer rider.
I'm 6'1" and I frequently use tall bars or risers, but I'm talking 5-10mm taller.
I have...
Forum: Trials 01-20-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,378
Posted By lamotovita
Assuming you have the big risers, taller than...

Assuming you have the big risers, taller than 10-15mm.

They are commonly used in Trials competitions, mostly in the novice class by riders who struggle to get up even the slightest incline.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,390,453
Posted By lamotovita
Is that thermostat bypass, or thermostat...

Is that thermostat bypass, or thermostat elimination?
Forum: Trials 01-15-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,624
Posted By lamotovita
Some great photos here. It takes me about a half...

Some great photos here. It takes me about a half hour to ride my dirt bike to here from my house.
I suspect that many riders (particularly in the western U.S.) live near some world class riding....
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
If you didn't remove the pilot jet, you didn't...

If you didn't remove the pilot jet, you didn't clean the carb.
I would only use genuine Mikuni parts.
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,200
Posted By lamotovita
Weight limits for MX bikes are very close to...

Weight limits for MX bikes are very close to production bikes. I believe there have been instances in recent years where production Japanese MX bikes have been under the weight limits.

Personally...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 1,813,001
Posted By lamotovita
You probably just need a pilot jet and a cleaning.

You probably just need a pilot jet and a cleaning.
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,624
Posted By lamotovita
Yeah, on a Trials bike I recommend turning around...

Yeah, on a Trials bike I recommend turning around and taking the trail back. The whooped out kwad trail back would really suck on a Trials bike.
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,624
Posted By lamotovita
In my case "one way" means from the parking lot...

In my case "one way" means from the parking lot trail head to the end of the trail where it intersects another trail. I should have mentioned that I'm a slow (and old) rider.
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