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About htrdoug

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    Fantic 240,Sherco250

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  1. SWM Modifications

    First,sorry for the dirty bike,has just done Trialsmaster duty and got parked into the corner as I needed a bit of a break in thinking about trials... I actually kinda like the narrower side to side width as it allows easier access to the end of the footpeg as I lean the bike. wouldn't mind a bit more for and aft width but also like the look of stock pegs so just not worrying about it right now.
  2. SWM Modifications

    Instead of welding on the chromoly I made some plates from mild steel to relocate the pegs. Didn’t want to go radically back myself but it would be simple to make multiple plates to experiment with different positions. I utilized the stock footpegs for kicker clearance. Oh,and don’t go so low on the peg position that the saddle contacts your leg above the knee when you lean the bike into turns as it will pull your body inside the tire contact patch.
  3. Fancy Kick Starter Lever

    By the looks of it it appears you will be punching scores next weekend rather than riding it.
  4. RL 250 header pipe

    Picked up a RL250 a bit back for a future project and wondering if it would benefit from a longer header pipe? It runs very smoothly but I like a rorty engine that jumps with a slight twist of the throttle,I know that's contrary to common Trials theory but I have a SWM to ride when I need traction in adverse conditions. I had a 240 Fantic and never felt like it was too Zappy and find that type of power fun. The Zook seems to be soft down low then comes on in the mid range. Haven't had time to check the timing or compression(Feels good to kick through) It looks like every other trials bike has a longer header pipe than the Suzuki's short U-turn.
  5. 2010 Sherco 290 help required

    A exhaust that has carboned up will choke the top end,possibly to the point of causing detonation. Symptom is a loud exhaust as it clogs all the "pores" of the silencer and creates a 4 foot straight pipe effect with no exhaust tuning. 2 strokes do not care for straight pipes longer than 10-12 inches. What year 290? I have put the later model repackable exhaust on a 2011 and a 2013,requires the matching header also.
  6. Oh Yea,found Myself A 320!

    I had this bike out on loan to a buddy for a couple of years,just got it back a few months back. It will get a good going through before the next riding season. I intend to replace the cables and work with the brakes some more. The suspension is still very slow, filled the forks with Redline Like Water buy haven't had it out since.I bought it some OZO shocks from InMotion but they are too slow to suit me also. I will try some things to get the OZO to work before abandoning them.
  7. Doug,

    how is the SWM 320 going now?

    your post on trials central is an interesting read.

    how did you go with the clutch and the suspension?

    I agree the engine is soooo smoooth!



  8. help with TLR200 reflex geometry

    https://carbondale.craigslist.org/mcy/d/02-honda-xr200/6384643700.html https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/mcy/d/honda-xr200/6401816213.html https://louisville.craigslist.org/mcy/d/xr-200/6409277660.html https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1995-xr200/6387451592.html https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2002-honda-xr200/6366493942.html https://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1985-xr200/6365994338.html https://saginaw.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1983-xr200/6395586808.html https://norfolk.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1983-honda-xr200/6383367737.html https://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2002-honda-xr200-just/6403735994.html https://charleston.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2002-xr200/6393664639.html https://greenville.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1983-honda-xr200/6376964071.html
  9. help with TLR200 reflex geometry

    Have you ridden any trials? I lost all interest in street riding after I started riding trials!
  10. help with TLR200 reflex geometry

    There are a zillion XR200 in the world
  11. RL250 Assembly problem

    You should only work on that old junk on rainy days,we had another great ride tonight and you coulda been there on that awesome 321,that's all I have to say...
  12. Why aren't there more 'fun trials'?

    We run our Fun Trials events as "Gate" trials http://www.wmta.us/scoring.html This allow riders to chose their own challenges,it's a weatherproof trials as you can just choose easier gates if weather is foul. Riders can't get upset with Trialsmasters nearly as much,and it makes for simple observing,any dab and no score for you in that section. Theoretically could be a safer trials but human nature seems to make guys just have to try the tough stuff (-:
  13. Always Wondered?

    Mr Backwards! I saw him jump 5 cars sitting backwards when I was a kid. let me tell you,that Triumph was thye sweetest sounding motorcycle of all time!. He could flat track it backwards too. I believe he used to hillclimb it backwards also but I never saw that show.
  14. "Anybody can ride when it's dry" JimmyZ
  15. Fantic Frame

    any frame without tubes under the engine needs a cylinder head stay to regain strength.