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Old 03-14-2012, 10:21 AM   #91
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However a TLR with a few simple/cheap alterations is far superior to any TS Montesa,
I am curious to know what the few cheap mods are. few and cheap a piqued my interest.

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #92
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I am curious to know what the few cheap mods are. few and cheap a piqued my interest.

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #93
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Yeah! WHOOPS, SORRY~!

I went back and read them. They are neither few nor simple. Wow, alter the frame angle! Wow, that's not simple.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #94
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:57 PM   #95
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Yeah! WHOOPS, SORRY~!

I went back and read them. They are neither few nor simple. Wow, alter the frame angle! Wow, that's not simple.
There is no real need to alter the head angle if you are riding easier events..............essentially an Ebay Mikuni pit bike carb, modified stock air box, and a less restrictive exhaust will make a great deal of difference to a stock bike, and cost less than a pair of new tyres.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:33 PM   #96
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There is no real need to alter the head angle if you are riding easier events..............
Phew!

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essentially an Ebay Mikuni pit bike carb,
This seems reasonable enough, but it's still fairly expensive and complicated. I think the Mikuni carbs on eBay are Chinese fakes and of variable quality, so it could be a can of worms. You just cannot know what you're getting into with that. I'd stick to OEM XR/XRF carbs if my stock TLR carb was beyond use.

You need a new cable too. Realistically, I think it's going to be $60 for the carb, $25 for the cable and $20 for jets, so call it $100

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modified stock air box,
Links to this? Is it destructive to the old air box?

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and a less restrictive exhaust will make a great deal of difference to a stock bike,
the only one I know of is the B&J and that's going to be over $350 after shipping, half the total cost of the bike. Does anyone know if any XR exhausts will work on the Tiller? (I like this better than OJ or Reflux) I am also not sure if hte B&J is goign to be loud or if it will be Forrest Service (spark arrester) legal or in my case street legal.

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and cost less than a pair of new tyres.
Those are some expensive tires! I'll agree that the replacement carb is likely a good idea if the brass float bowls are leaky and maybe the airbox is worth doing. The exhaust, however, runs into some real money when you consider the price of modern second hand machines.

If you know of a less costly exhaust I'd be interested to hear of it, and if there's some information on the stock air box mod I would like to see that too.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #97
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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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Tiller? (I like this better than OJ or Reflux)
I use the moniker "OJ" to describe my personal bike. It is the bike's name, not a general term such as Reflux. Reflux had been used since the late '80's to describe American spec TLR's by smart-ass Honda technicians (where I picked up the term) that got to work on the abused, neglected, sad examples that came into the service department for "free miracles".

I like "Tiller" to describe nicer Reflex's and "worked" ones such as Ginder's.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:37 AM   #99
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Beaten-up old Fantic

I like the original idea of this thread and felt I could contribute, but..


i) it's got out-of-hand with overly technical and expensive sounding (in dollars and time) mods to be made for a piece of Outright Junk
ii) I would have posted a pic but it's just too bloody hard, it now looks like you've got to be confirmed photo/computer geek, which I'm not

I'm not even a trials geek, yet...

My Putter will...
... always out-ride me, smells more than I do, has a clutch action my other bikes can only envy, only cost me twice what I recently paid for a tyre for my road machine ($ 800NZ)

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:30 AM   #100
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I like the original idea of this thread and felt I could contribute, but..


i) it's got out-of-hand with overly technical and expensive sounding (in dollars and time) mods to be made for a piece of Outright Junk

That is everyone wanting to mod theirs. Somewhere in here, I said I have less than $400 in OJ, $250 of that in the skidplate alone. Very simple mods made, and it's been on the podium every event this year.


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ii) I would have posted a pic but it's just too bloody hard, it now looks like you've got to be confirmed photo/computer geek, which I'm not

I'm not even a trials geek, yet...
Not as hard as you think. If I can do it, anyone can.

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... always out-ride me, smells more than I do, has a clutch action my other bikes can only envy, only cost me twice what I recently paid for a tyre for my road machine ($ 800NZ)

Why I love 'em!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:15 AM   #101
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This site has cracked me.

all I wanted to do was up-load a photo of my "Outright Junk" bike, and have tried to follow the steps, but then find I've got to join and pay to belong somewhere else, for the privilege of contributing to this forum/site.

Too much trouble

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:01 AM   #102
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Open Photobucket account. It's free and simple.
Email pics to Photobucket, copy the image code and paste it into your post.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #105
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Hey Brewtus, Adrian has a new swingarm for your bike. You should order one and tell me how it works! It does look good. I still think a nice red fantic would be better.
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