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Anyone know something about the TLM? A friend is interested in one.I know nothing about them.

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Not overly popular in the day (it didn't seem to outperform a TY which was the standard clubman bike) probably due to the high pricetag.  From threads on here over the years I gather parts are somewhat hard to come by now, to say the least.  

I'd have one if I was a collector but it's probably not a practical proposition for regular use.

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Parts can be a nightmare to find these days because not many around, not many got parted out.

so wouldn't want one as main trials iron.

 

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I know of one locally ,very nice condition...it appears many folk know the issue with parts however,limited production and a different direction for Honda as it was 2S,wonder how many were made?.

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I have 2 in pieces with worn out pistons and pitted conrods that are unobtainable. These parts will need to be specially made. 

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They were considered expensive exotica in the early 90's, one of the local Honda dealers campaigned one at local trials, it was the only one I ever saw.

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Fairly rare here in the States.  One of our Mountain West Vintage Trials club members has one, but doesn't compete on it much anymore due to fears over parts scarcity.  Where is it located, and what kind of shape is it in?   

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On 12/03/2018 at 9:13 AM, markg said:

I have 2 in pieces with worn out pistons and pitted conrods that are unobtainable. These parts will need to be specially made. 

When I had the same problem I took the engine to a 2 stroke specialist who was able to fine a Yamaha that had parts that were close enough. He bored and plated the cylinder to the suit the piston which was a few mm larger and modified the ports to be the same as the original piston.

The engine was quiet with loads of compression but I think the exhaust was a bit restricted and flywheel weight too heavy.

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30 minutes ago, barfy said:

When I had the same problem I took the engine to a 2 stroke specialist who was able to fine a Yamaha that had parts that were close enough. He bored and plated the cylinder to the suit the piston which was a few mm larger and modified the ports to be the same as the original piston.

The engine was quiet with loads of compression but I think the exhaust was a bit restricted and flywheel weight too heavy.

Any idea what model bike the piston came from?

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Been away for a few days so didn’t see the question.

I want to say it was from an air cooled YZ250, bit it was a few years ago that I sold the bike. I had all the rebore details on the reciept that went with the bike when I sold it. 

Although probably not achievable from Australia, I spoke to PJ Motorcycle Engineering in Wolverhampton, England and they said “send it to us and we’ll see what we can do”. I did talk to a couple of other companies who weren’t interested in helping. Since then I’ve used them for doing a few other cylinders which have been much simpler like my RTL and 4RT. 

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