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Old 05-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #496
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Line, FWIW I was conceived and born raised for a while in denver, Hence my references to being early on member of RMTA as a kid.

I would rather be up in the hills, all it takes is money lol. Heck, back when I was 20, I began smoking..
I really want to meet you sometime Lineaway... Dad is sure he knows who ya are, I think I keep assuming you were someone else.
It would be great if you guys made our national! Really thought you were going to the world round, it was just the mention of the ADV stickers!! If I could get my elbow working again I might make a Central Regional. Otherwise I`ll stick to the vintage series.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:31 AM   #497
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So I took the Reflex down to the desert last weekend and had a lot of fun (that's the point, eh?). Turns out the slack steering angle works great in sand, especially for bombing down sand washes. (Environmental aside: I like riding in dry washes because any tracks you leave will generally be obliterated by the next flash flood. That's my take anyway)

Said wash, near camp, with truck tracks. It got nicer the further up you went but I was having too much fun to remember to get out my camera:



Reflex and camp. Weird exposure - I was messing with the settings on the camera and all my pictures came out sort of blue. But you get the idea:

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:57 PM   #498
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Speaking of old junk. I just rode that `ole 247 Fantic around the yard. Forgot how good the motors were in these things!
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:29 PM   #499
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I've just ridden my Fantic 307 in a club trial in the worst weather I've ridden in. Poor old bike did a whole lot better than I did, and took mercy on me by eventually throwing the chain (escape clause) and breaking the screw-on guard for front sprocket. Super strong motor, as previous writers have said, but when you wind it up and ride for extended period (between sections, or back to vehicles) it always sounds as if it's going to explode. Hasn't yet, and I can tell it hasn't had an easy life in the twenty something years before I became its' owner.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #500
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Speaking of old junk. I just rode that `ole 247 Fantic around the yard. Forgot how good the motors were in these things!
Didn't even know you had one. You are full of surprises.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:36 AM   #501
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Been draggin` my feet on this one! Air cooled, cable clutch. These old bikes start helluva lot better than a pro and makes better power than a beta!
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #502
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Didn't even know you had one. You are full of surprises.
Y'all used to say "Pics or it didnt happen, maybe we need pics?" LOL.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #503
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Cheap TLR Mods

My '86 TLR Reflex runs good but it sounds like you have found some cheap mods to improve it. I have done the airbox mod, lowered pegs, switched front sprocket to lower gearing. Carb seems OK. I read about changing the cam sprocket to advance it's timing and have a degreed sprocket on the way.

You mention "Modify stock exhaust 00." What mods did you make? I have a home workshop with tools and a welder. I do not want a loud bike.

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Ebay Mikuni pit bike carb 20
Modify stock cable to fit 00
Modify stock exhaust 00
Modify stock air-box 00
Sherco air filter 12
Sherco filter lid 20

Total 52

Rear tyre alone is around 70 here in the UK, so getting a TLR to work quite a bit better for less than the cost of one tyre seems good value for money to me! If you need to pay someone to do the above work, then its obviously going to cost a lot more money and probably not worth doing if thats the case, but its all pretty easy basic stuff, using simple hand tools and a MIG set.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #504
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My '86 TLR Reflex runs good but it sounds like you have found some cheap mods to improve it. I have done the airbox mod, lowered pegs, switched front sprocket to lower gearing. Carb seems OK. I read about changing the cam sprocket to advance it's timing and have a degreed sprocket on the way.

You mention "Modify stock exhaust 00." What mods did you make? I have a home workshop with tools and a welder. I do not want a loud bike.

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Cut open the back box, and remove the stock silencer parts, replace with a perf tube absorption type set up, which can be made using parts from a used car muffler, which you could be able to get FOC from an exhaust fitting place.

You can advance the timing using a 5 pin pitbike CDI unit, which also provides a stronger spark, and means no need to dismantle motor at all.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #505
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CDI Box

Is the CDI box a "Plug and Play" or do I have to sort out what wires to connect to what? I see 2 versions on eBay, one looks like a plain black box the other looks like it is an aluminum box with cooling fins and says "Racing Performance." Is one any better than the other?

Advancing the spark timing would have a different effect than advancing the cam timing, right? Does it make sense to do both or just one change?

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:24 PM   #506
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Is the CDI box a "Plug and Play" or do I have to sort out what wires to connect to what? I see 2 versions on eBay, one looks like a plain black box the other looks like it is an aluminum box with cooling fins and says "Racing Performance." Is one any better than the other?

Advancing the spark timing would have a different effect than advancing the cam timing, right? Does it make sense to do both or just one change?

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Yep, might want to be carefull advancing cam and ignition timing. A little too much of either one will give adverse effects.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:34 PM   #507
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Is the CDI box a "Plug and Play" or do I have to sort out what wires to connect to what? I see 2 versions on eBay, one looks like a plain black box the other looks like it is an aluminum box with cooling fins and says "Racing Performance." Is one any better than the other?

Advancing the spark timing would have a different effect than advancing the cam timing, right? Does it make sense to do both or just one change?

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No you need to solder on wiring connectors. Advancing the cam or ignition timing is really only worth doing on the TLR if you increase compression at the same time. A new carb, and alterations to the intake and exhaust systems will make far more difference to these bikes.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:37 AM   #508
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Thnaks

Intake mods done, exhaust pending time to do it. Thanks

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No you need to solder on wiring connectors. Advancing the cam or ignition timing is really only worth doing on the TLR if you increase compression at the same time. A new carb, and alterations to the intake and exhaust systems will make far more difference to these bikes.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #509
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Being cheap, I do not think I would ruin the stock muffler. Not that hard to find an old super trap or other exhaust for these bikes. Meaning I`d want to keep the stock one stock. Not to mention most people in the USA need/ should keep the original spark arrestor to ride our lands where they are required.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #510
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Being cheap, I do not think I would ruin the stock muffler. Not that hard to find an old super trap or other exhaust for these bikes. Meaning I`d want to keep the stock one stock. Not to mention most people in the USA need/ should keep the original spark arrestor to ride our lands where they are required.

That and the fact these things run just fine with a few simple non-Chinese/Taiwanese crap mods for most TRIALS applications here in the U.S. Just sayin.
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