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Forum: Trials 11-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,172
Posted By daveel
Just to throw out there. I just weighed my...

Just to throw out there. I just weighed my 250/305, 232.6 lbs with full tank and oil. Plastic fenders and non stock exhaust, after market sprocket and carrier, pod airfilter.
Forum: Trials 10-26-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,172
Posted By daveel
I couldn't tell from the pic, but do you have a...

I couldn't tell from the pic, but do you have a sprocket carrier/spacer behind that sprocket? Something is out of line. I have NJB's on mine and have about that much clearance, no problems so far....
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 174,303
Posted By daveel
That I understand and have read about chopping...

That I understand and have read about chopping the frame, which I don't really want to do. I felt like I could have held a better line if I didn't have to give it as much throttle and had a smoother...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 174,303
Posted By daveel
14/57 is stock, I found that in loose duff, off...

14/57 is stock, I found that in loose duff, off camber turns, the 14/54 was too high. Front wanted to push. This biked has been bored to a 305 and has a fairly abrupt idle to part throttle response,...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 174,303
Posted By daveel
The small stock ones. have big feet and thought...

The small stock ones. have big feet and thought that would be an issue but they don't bother me at all.
Forum: Trials 09-17-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 174,303
Posted By daveel
Getting close to getting my tl250 dialed in. It's...

Getting close to getting my tl250 dialed in. It's been a real learning process but I ran my first AHRMA event last month at Big K and am hooked. Last thing I'm working on is changing the gearing from...
Forum: Trials 05-28-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By daveel
Found a skid plate. Carb needs a rebuild and I've...

Found a skid plate. Carb needs a rebuild and I've got parts coming. I haven't been able to find the metal caps for the top of the fork legs. I did get the rusted one to move but I would like to...
Forum: Trials 05-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By daveel
I'm interested in getting started riding vintage...

I'm interested in getting started riding vintage trials as soon as I get my tl250 in better shape. My understanding is I to need to join AHMRA then pay an entry fee at each event. What's the annual...
Forum: Trials 05-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By daveel
Gassy smell could be operator error, I left it on...

Gassy smell could be operator error, I left it on "res" for a few hours thinking it was "off". Petcock is a little weepy as well. The motor isn't the silver tl motor, this one is black, I think it's...
Forum: Trials 05-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By daveel
Thanks for the info. Already having fun with it...

Thanks for the info. Already having fun with it but as a rule, I usually change out all fluids when i get a used bike. I've done quite a bit of trail riding but have lusted after a tl since I was a...
Forum: Trials 05-22-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By daveel
A few tl250 questions

Just got a new to me 76 tl250. I've got a manual ordered but hoping someone could give me a little info in the mean time. Oil smells gassy so I want to change it, how much does it take and is the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12,914
Views: 735,066
Posted By daveel
Anyone know of a fab shop in our area that would...

Anyone know of a fab shop in our area that would be willing to make a simple aluminum skid plate for a 76 TL250? Much searching on the web has turned up nada and I need to get some protection on it....
Forum: Trials 05-20-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 174,303
Posted By daveel
Just picked up a 76 tl250, wanted that or an...

Just picked up a 76 tl250, wanted that or an Elsinor since I was 14, turn 52 this summer, so it's taken awhile... It's in need of a little tlc. Runs strong but is missing a few parts. I'm not really...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By daveel
New to airheads, couple of r75/7 questions.

I picked up a fairly clean r75/7 primarily for my wife, but I think I may have been bitten by the bug...

I can't find info on an alternative for the very short shift lever. Any longer...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By daveel
Colorado/Utah trailer question.

I'll be trailering a bike out to Colorado in a couple of weeks. In Oregon we don't have to license utility trailers if they are carrying less than 1800 lbs and aren't for hire. I have a certificate...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 113,672
Posted By daveel
I have a 99 that I bought used and have put about...

I have a 99 that I bought used and have put about 30,000 miles on. I only use it for longer trip these days. Good sport tourer except for the smallish tank, it's really only been a problem in Nevada,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-05-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By daveel
Thanks, I'll give one of them a try. Dave

Thanks, I'll give one of them a try.
Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By daveel
Leather repair in Eugene?

I need the ankle zipper replaced on a pair of Vanson pants. Anyone have a recommendation for someone in the Eugene/Springfield area?
Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,246
Posted By daveel
Hey Greg. We just got back from a "plane" trip to...

Hey Greg. We just got back from a "plane" trip to Colorado so I haven't been able to keep up with your trip. One of my favorite campsites is at the top of Flaming Gorge, looks right down into the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,246
Posted By daveel
Hey Greg, good to hear you made it back to N.M. ...

Hey Greg, good to hear you made it back to N.M. Looks like you had great weather up the coast, it's always sunny in Oregon..... You've given me a bit of the Buell itch, we'll see where that goes....
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By daveel
Spring on the older models goes straight down,...

Spring on the older models goes straight down, they actually had to think about this "improvement."
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By daveel
Thanks for the tips, especially the Tom Harrison...

Thanks for the tips, especially the Tom Harrison maps. I'm a bit of a map junky, that's exactly what i was looking for. Hopefully with all this rain the flowers will be good this year, that's part...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By daveel
death valley suggestions.

Trialoring 2 klrs down from Oregon to D.V the last week of march and have a few quetions for those that have been there.

What's the best side to head into the area from, west or east?

How...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,022
Posted By daveel
Yeah, that's it, we're all just a bunch of...

Yeah, that's it, we're all just a bunch of liberal pussies who get our panties in a wad every time some overzelous cop uses his crown vic as a battering ram. Git er done!:eek1
I really doubt he...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,022
Posted By daveel
At one point you can hear the dispatcher ask the...

At one point you can hear the dispatcher ask the PO what his speed is. He gets off the gas, then replies "60". Can't see what went on before the tape started, but it appears he was pulling them...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-05-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,149
Posted By daveel
All the rain keeps the dust down, so we have that...

All the rain keeps the dust down, so we have that going for us, which is nice.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 104,449
Posted By daveel
1. Bought an electric pressure washer for about...

1. Bought an electric pressure washer for about $150, caught on fire and melted into a ball.

2. VW diesel rabbit.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,477
Posted By daveel
I have a 5 or so year old Aria Quantum among...

I have a 5 or so year old Aria Quantum among other helmets. One thing that hasn't been talked about is how long a helmet holds up to daily use. Other than a few scuffs, the Aria is in great shape,...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By daveel
I've tried lots of different plugs, they all end...

I've tried lots of different plugs, they all end up making my ears ache after a couple of hours, even foam ones that I cut down. Now I just carry cotton balls and stuff a little in. It doesn't cut...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,045
Posted By daveel
Not seeing a price at the site, should I be...

Not seeing a price at the site, should I be sitting down when someone tells me?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By daveel
Used KLR's are pretty cheap around here right...

Used KLR's are pretty cheap around here right now...$3000 to $4000 with low miles, some with most of the mods done that would make sense for a trip like your's. The new 08's drove the prices down a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By daveel
I'll stay out of the pissing match and get back...

I'll stay out of the pissing match and get back to bikes.... What I like about tripping on my KLR over my street bikes is the ability to go where you want. I like to camp away from people which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By daveel
Glad to see you're a bad ass adventurer, too bad...

Glad to see you're a bad ass adventurer, too bad we can't all be as cool as you. The guys first post was just asking which bike would be more suited to the ride he wants to take. He's seeking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By daveel
All the way from PA to Oregon and you got stuck...

All the way from PA to Oregon and you got stuck in Albany? It would almost be funny if it wasn't so sad. There are some wineries in that area, Silver falls isn't too far if you like to hike. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By daveel
Sounds alot like what I went through on my r11s,...

Sounds alot like what I went through on my r11s, it was dry splines. Good luck getting BMW to help you out.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,736
Posted By daveel
I was just thinking about this the other day. I...

I was just thinking about this the other day. I have a R1100S that is a blast to ride but has been a problem child since I brought it home. Splines, rear drive, throttle cables, etc. etc. 30,000...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,943,296
Posted By daveel
[QUOTE=RoyB]http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/P...

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All you're missing is Granny's rocking chair strapped to the top! How's that rear shock holding out? I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,804
Posted By daveel
Check out Carribou luggage sytems, I'm very happy...

Check out Carribou luggage sytems, I'm very happy with mine.
Depending on your size, you'll want to do some suspension mods, front springs and raising links really helped my klr handle the load...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By daveel
Don't get "target fixation." Unless you have to...

Don't get "target fixation." Unless you have to go all the way to B.C. for some reason, stay flexible, tell yourself you may make it there, or if something more interesting comes along, you may not....
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,943,296
Posted By daveel
Just to be fair, I had a much better experience...

Just to be fair, I had a much better experience with BMW of Salt lake last summer. Broke down between Moab and S.L. Limped it into Salt Lake and called them right at closing, they said to bring it...
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