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    Honda tlr 250

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  1. eagle8

    Future of Gasgas

    Don't know what it's like up there, but GasGas seems to sell a fair few Enduro bikes down here & have reasonable dealer network
  2. eagle8

    Future of Gasgas

    They seem to be going well selling Enduro & Trials bikes in Aus.
  3. eagle8

    TLR250 Piston kit and Gaskets

    G'day Gary, i just ordered some rings,head & base gasket of Colin Leese & TYOFFROAD, i have 2 TLR 250's 1 i'm just about to put back together & then i'll pull the other 1 apart. I've had a couple of piston coated with the blue colour HFC coating which builds up the piston a bit to give a tighter fit, i'm pretty lucky the Vic HFC coatings is in Gippsland not far from me, i have had them posted when i lived further away. I know somebody sells after market pistons, i was told not to go for the oversize 1's as they could be a hand grenade ? I did find someone in Dandenong Vic who would make a 1 off Piston, pin & rings for about $700 Aus.
  4. eagle8

    TLR250 shock rebuild

    Don't forget there could be some gas in there.
  5. eagle8

    Budget friendly shocks

    Ask Edward Woodward he wood know
  6. eagle8

    The First Chinese Trials Bike

    I spent a month working in Zhengzhou in 2018 & 1 thing i noticed was NO petrol Motorcycles / scooters, i was told it was illegal to have a petrol motorcycle in the area & a lot of China. Maybe they will bring out an electric 1 soon also ?
  7. eagle8

    How to remove fork bushes TLR 200

    I used a dremal & cut the bush in half, only problem was the 1 i bought that was supposed to fit my 250 was a bit big & i had to take a bit off it. Are yours 35mm forks or smaller ?
  8. eagle8

    Where can you purchase TL 250 parts in Australia?

    Depends what you want mate, the engine is pretty much the same as early XL's & i would think brakes forks etc would also be on other Honda models ? I know my tlr is newer than a tl, but the only things i can't get original is pistons & mudguards
  9. eagle8

    Not sure of the year

    I remember when i got my Bultaco, bought new plug gaped it to specks didn't even look like starting, went around to see a mate who raced go carts with Bulty motors in them. He said half the plug gap because the electrics don't throw a strong spark, started 2 kick
  10. eagle8

    Ossa Mar exhaust down-pipe

    I have had all my pipe covered with HPC coating, they clean out the inside of the pipe because there coating goes inside & outside the pipe. I find the pipe stays reasonably & it is easier to clean !
  11. eagle8

    New coolant hose pipes

    I've replaced the hoses on my Sherco & KTM trail bike with silicone hoses no problems, just check the hose clamps for the first month or so, i bought some off as3performance @ a very good price !
  12. eagle8

    Trials gloves

    I bought a pair of Hebos before the start of a 2 day trial, i was very disappointed when 1 had split stitching down the side seam i was looking for some MTB gloves & bought some TLD down hill gloves I usually do a 50klm + trail ride a week on my Sherco 300i or KTM 400 & the TLD MTB gloves are great, i have about 5 different pairs that i rotate, they even have a glove with wetsuit material in it for wet/cold rides, so i wear these gloves on my Honda tlr 250 the trail bikes & also my MTB I think the quality of TLD is top notch, to the point if i'm buying something i look @ TLD stuff first, i have TLD armour, helmet, wrist brake, elbow guards & some clothing
  13. eagle8

    2016 "Demo" Montesa 260 vs 2018 Beta Evo 200

    Mate just bought a Montesa because he has dodgy knees, i brought it around for me to have a ride of because i have a dodgy left knee The Monty is a right side kick start which is good for me,he said to me don't try & kick it just get it to tdc then push lever through, i couldn't believe how easy it started !
  14. eagle8

    Queuing at Sections.

    You don't have to all start @ section 1 or 2, most times over here some riders start @ section 3 or 4, some even go straight to section 8
  15. That looks like a AJG swingarm from Berrry of the Netherlands ? i've got 1 on my Honda TLR 250