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Old 09-19-2012, 01:37 PM   #961
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For sale, used 2006 WR450F. Light trail riding only. Very good condition.
Probably it'd be just the thing for a bit of light use up in the Mungatooks
I think it cleaned up really well
generally only ridden on Sundays and in some ways the Mungatooks is our church so...

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Is everyone in Kapiti selling their bikes? Do they know something we don't?
Is someone else we know in Kapiti selling bikes?
I'm just having a clean out as 4.5 bikes is a bit much. The DT has sold and hopefully the old WR won't take too long. Then I'll just have my Beta 270, wr450 and klr650 - a pretty good spread of bikes methinks.

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Fairly often. They need to be checked and replaced.
Have you fixed the bottom end of the 200?

Glens was starting OK it was just the bottom end that went really flat.
I'd never previously thought of reeds as a maintenance item but you live and learn

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video of the 'playtime' at the end of the great day I spent doing trials training with Stephen Oliver of Non Stop Trials in Nelson. Hightly recommended



And the last ride I did with Andy Andrew and Glen (well the last one we videoed anyway)



I'll post some photos of Glen and my trials bikes soon
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:45 AM   #962
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I might do the MAD loop this weekend. Do you want to get the whale out for a blast?
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:54 AM   #963
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That Stephen Oliver is poetry in motion
Great video, thanks for posting
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #964
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I might do the MAD loop this weekend. Do you want to get the whale out for a blast?
Saturday or Sunday?

I'd like to but I don't want to get splashed with fork oil...

Actually my wife gets home today from 7 weeks away and I'm already dissapearing up the hills all day tomorrow. I imagine I might be pushing my luck a tad if I dissapeared on Sunday as well. I'll be nice to her when she gets home and see if she minds....

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That Stephen Oliver is poetry in motion
Great video, thanks for posting
Hes also a great teacher and good company as well

his sons are pretty good riders as well

His son Nick from the last round of the trials nationals




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Old 09-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #965
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Back to the reed issues...........................

I use to use boyesen duel stage reeds in my RMs / YZ / IT & RD350LC back in the 80s..
They still make them..
they have holes in the main reed petal with a 2nd smaller thiner petal
over the hole... idea being the thin petal responds/opens sooner at low
vacume giveing better bottom end power though the opning time is
longer letting more new charge to enter the crank case..

http://www.boyesen.com/i/h-s-i/MX_3.jpg

On the older piston port motors we use to shorten the piston shirt
to advance the inlet port timeing..don't think anyone have made piston
port bike engines since the late 70s / early 80s..



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Old 09-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #966
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Saturday or Sunday?

I'd like to but I don't want to get splashed with fork oil...

Actually my wife gets home today from 7 weeks away and I'm already dissapearing up the hills all day tomorrow. I imagine I might be pushing my luck a tad if I dissapeared on Sunday as well. I'll be nice to her when she gets home and see if she minds....

will update tonight
Postponed until Sunday 30th. Wade can't make this weekend either. You'd better be nice to wifey.

I need to get the bike back together anyway. I have a minor concern that the other fork may be weeping oil also.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:12 AM   #967
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Postponed until Sunday 30th. Wade can't make this weekend either. You'd better be nice to wifey.

I need to get the bike back together anyway. I have a minor concern that the other fork may be weeping oil also.
I suspect your whole bike is quietly weeping at being repeatedly thrashed and then ignored....

30th should work for me

the klr has been siting in front of the clothes dryer vent so I'll have to wash all the fluff covered cobwebs off...

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:17 AM   #968
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Have you fixed the bottom end of the 200?
Currently in progress. New conrod has been fitted to the crank, should have the engine back from NordieBro in the next couple of weeks. The VForce reed block is the only performance upgrade - it wasn't much more for the whole thing vs reeds only. Although NordieBro did start muttering about playing with head gaskets and compression ratios... The forged piston is slightly heavier than the OEM cast one, and together with the all-steel clutch plates will add a bit more flywheel and therefore traction. The alloy clutch plates fill the gearbox with fine alloy powder - yuk!






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Old 09-21-2012, 02:28 AM   #969
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I use to use boyesen duel stage reeds
NordieBro warned me off them, says they don't last. The VForce system has two rows of smaller reeds which open half as far. Kinda analogous to 2-valve vs 4-valve, if you can say such a thing in the same breath as '2 stroke'!
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:15 AM   #970
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We recently sold the DT230 - it cleaned up quite well



considering the life its lived



what a great little bike - it will be missed

Any way we finally finished rebuilding the Frog (2007 Scorpa SY250) and titivating the Dago (2007 Beta Rev 3 270) and took them out for their inaugural joint ride on Saturday.



We spent all day pottering around on them and probably never got more than 3km form the car and used less than 3 litres of premix each.

They massively expand your existing riding areas and are great fun. I think the klr and wr will be growing a few cobwebs over the coming months.

I've put rubber mounted 2" rox risers on the Beta which move the bars up an inch or so and forward and inch or so and it makes it much more comfy to ride. I'm thinking of fitting pivot pegs to try and further improve the comfort.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:29 AM   #971
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How are you getting along with having a 'normal' clutch again?
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:33 AM   #972
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How are you getting along with having a 'normal' clutch again?
thankfully the Beta has a 6 bolt clutch and a mod is to smooth/clean up the plates and remove 2 of the bolts and springs. It makes the clutch an all day one finger operation and is super smooth.

One other thing I struggle with is when the going is really nasty I forget to work the clutch (too focused on staying upright and keeping my bum cheeks sealed tight) but while the Beta doesnt have a lot of snap it will grunt right down to walking pace in 3rd on steep shitty hills and instead of stalling will just pull away and stop me falliing off and looking like a tit.

I like bikes that help me not look like a tit
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #973
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I've been considering getting one of those as well.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #974
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I've been considering getting one of those as well.
Or get a Pampera, it has got somewhere to sit down on for the bits of trail or road between the gnarly bits.

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:55 PM   #975
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I've been considering getting one of those as well.
I hated my first couple of rides on trials bikes - but now I'm hooked - I have seen the light

go on you know you want to...
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Or get a Pampera, it has got somewhere to sit down on for the bits of trail or road between the gnarly bits.
seats are for girls
real men stand up when they ride - even if they are too knackered to move at the end of the day...

While I'm sure a pampara or similar would easily go where we are riding the trials bikes there is something really cool about doing it on such minimal bikes that you would probably lose on the trialsy trail bikes.

270cc and 74kg is a fun combination.
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