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Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
nhyrum, The Yahoo Groups forum has been...

nhyrum,

The Yahoo Groups forum has been around ever since Al Gore invented the interet. It is a very valuable resource for BWs. Almost anything that you are thinking about has been contemplated by...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
sgtkarbo, Tire questions are the second most...

sgtkarbo,

Tire questions are the second most popular BW questions, right behind "Why do females look at me like I'm some kind of freak when I pass by on my BigWheel?"

The original BW tires are...
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I ran into the same problem when I was...

I ran into the same problem when I was considering buying an Econo two seasons ago: there is not much good information about them. We bought two 280s from Lewisport and had them shipped up north....
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
The aluminum PW80 kick starter on PWonly.com is...

The aluminum PW80 kick starter on PWonly.com is $32.99. It is so light that it has to count as a high performance part:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
FatYammy, A decade or so ago, I picked up a...

FatYammy,

A decade or so ago, I picked up a 350 in Albuquerque and rode it on some trails outside of Boulder. It ran great. I fully expected that I would have to rejet the bike when I got it back...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Of course that's not a BigWheel. It's just the...

Of course that's not a BigWheel. It's just the car that every BWer wants to drive to work.

They do have the reputation for a somewhat soft roll cage. The tubes can get bent more easily than the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
baxterday1, Welcome aboard. I'm not...

baxterday1,

Welcome aboard.

I'm not sure what the tabs on the clutch are suggesting, but there is an arrow on the pressure plate on a 350. Is there one on the pressure plate of the 200? I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
heli-mech used the boots from the TW200 and said...

heli-mech used the boots from the TW200 and said that they worked well and looked good on his machine:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1037/26018/Daystar-Fork-Boots?term=tw200
Forum: Trials 07-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,629
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I tried a hybrid of Motobene's and Lineaway's...

I tried a hybrid of Motobene's and Lineaway's bleeding ideas:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/IMG_1704_zps3d446bfc.jpg...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,629
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Thank you for the replies. I currently have the...

Thank you for the replies. I currently have the lever bungeed down in the hopes that wilkinsonk's suggestion might work. I have heard that one before but have never actually tried it.

I am ready...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,629
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Rear brake failure - dissasemble the entire bike?

That may be a little bit dramatic, but on the other hand, it might be appropriate.

On my '12 GG280 Eco, the rear brake has absolutely no pressure in the system. There are no leaks that I can find...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
DMO Bill makes the eccentric bushing kits. His...

DMO Bill makes the eccentric bushing kits. His website is:

http://dmospecialties.com/

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/BW350_Swingarm_Kit_03_zpse4ed7836.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I second Dirtydeed's appraisal. That's frikken...

I second Dirtydeed's appraisal. That's frikken awesome.

Are you using the stock rear shock?
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Once upon a time, I timed my valves off of the...

Once upon a time, I timed my valves off of the wrong Top Dead Center when I was adjusting the valves on a KTM640. The bike refused to start but didn't explode through the air filter.

Is there any...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
BWTX, Unless I'm mistaken, the forks from an...

BWTX,

Unless I'm mistaken, the forks from an ATC200X are 33mm. Theoretically, they should fit into the stock BW clamps.

If your forks are 35mm Hondas, then they might be generation II ATC250Rs....
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Redman, The clamps come from a three wheeler...

Redman,

The clamps come from a three wheeler enthusiast here in the States. His name is Jason Hall. He is responsible for most of the inverted fork-equipped ATC250Rs, Tri-Zs and Tecates:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,794
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Why shouldn't the entire VIN numbers be...

Why shouldn't the entire VIN numbers be published?

That way, if someone does a Google search before buying one of these bikes, they will come across this thread.

I know it's a long-shot, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Raptor 700 BW200 - really

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Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I've been trying to get some seat time on the...

I've been trying to get some seat time on the rebuilt bike. The conditions have been varied lately, with Spring giving us a mixed bag of weather:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
If I had to put money on it, I'd say that there...

If I had to put money on it, I'd say that there is no way that the skidplate will fit both the 200 and the 350. I can't wait to find the answer though.

We are planning to ride the Poker Run on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Yamaha still has filters available. It is the...

Yamaha still has filters available. It is the only filter for the 350 that I am aware of. The foam has to fit the plastic and metal cage, which is a 2JN part and a rather unique shape.

When Yamaha...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Wayne, In order to post pictures on these...

Wayne,

In order to post pictures on these sites you have to have an account with someone like Smugmug:

http://www.smugmug.com/

or Photobucket:

http://s1107.photobucket.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I know what you're saying about the skidplate. I...

I know what you're saying about the skidplate. I have to multiply every purchase by at least 3x. It would be considered painful if it wasn't going towards the betterment of a BW.

As far as the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
lilstnkr, This is the part of the thread...

lilstnkr,

This is the part of the thread that covers Dudetom's carb installation that he installed installed by last year:
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
For anybody with a 200 who wants a "real"...

For anybody with a 200 who wants a "real" skidplate, here is an example of a Moose Racing TW200 plate bolting right up to BW200.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Ian, I think all of our 350s up here are...

Ian,

I think all of our 350s up here are running Renthal Twinwall RC High bars. I believe that their rise is 120mm. They are mounted in Rox risers that are 2 inches high and allow you to use 1 and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
At least Cliff stayed loyal to Yamaha. The YZ450...

At least Cliff stayed loyal to Yamaha. The YZ450 and Radix snow track:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/IMG_0715_zps73f5286c.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Streets013, You have to use a photo hosting...

Streets013,

You have to use a photo hosting service like Photobucket or Smugmug. They usually have a free level and you get to watch their commercials for free too!

Welcome aboard.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
That does seem to stick out into the breeze quite...

That does seem to stick out into the breeze quite a bit. However, this image from the original BW brochure shows that they do project pretty far to the side:
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I have found a couple of our airboxes cracked at...

I have found a couple of our airboxes cracked at the upper mount:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/IMG_0121_zps9400f9e1.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,441
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBig...

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/DSC02563_zpse61a1032.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/user/MisterBigWheel/media/DSC02563_zpse61a1032.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 182,173
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBig...

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/DSC01232.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/user/MisterBigWheel/media/DSC01232.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I've tried many techniques to get the bead to...

I've tried many techniques to get the bead to break on a lot of BW tires. I think that many of the wheel/tire combos are pretty old and have somehow bonded together. I finally broke down and bought...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I think we can definitely file that under the Bad...

I think we can definitely file that under the Bad Thought Column. However, if you started that project with an ATC250R, then you can easily slot a CR500 motor in there. That, however would qualify...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Dirtydeeds, You'll never regret getting the...

Dirtydeeds,

You'll never regret getting the 80. Unless you really try to go somewhere with it. Or it keeps you from getting a 350. Or even a 200.

But you can overhaul them for pennies and the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
heli-mech. You are making some good...

heli-mech.

You are making some good progress. Keep it up.

I don't know how it is possible to get this far into a project and only now realize that you need a handlebar to finish it up:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Bill's website is here: ...

Bill's website is here: http://www.dmospecialties.com/

He has some life saving parts for the 350s and more on the way. The 200 parts are in development as well. Keep an eye on this thread and his...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-23-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 90,154
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBig...

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/DSC02055_zps0796ca20.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/user/MisterBigWheel/media/DSC02055_zps0796ca20.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
RobDek, I did a search and found a few of...

RobDek,

I did a search and found a few of the guys on this thread are using Mud Lites on the front. I just typed "mud lite" into the Search This Thread feature at the top of the page.

I haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 426,594
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I'd like to see DMOBill replicate these bearing...

I'd like to see DMOBill replicate these bearing spacers in aluminum. Most of them are fairly rusty at this point since they haven't seen the light of day for 20 years. They are a really heavy chunk...
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