Added reply in a thread Lechien Tribute YZ125 8/10/2015 6:55 PM

Thanks for the info Al! Russ and his buddy Gary Benton are both good riders.

Added reply in a thread Ideal MX body type? 8/10/2015 5:50 PM

That's a load of hogwash. lol F1 drivers, MotoGP riders, fighter pilots and horse jockeys, are all small for weight and packaging reduction.

Added reply in a thread Lechien Tribute YZ125 8/8/2015 8:46 AM

One of our local vintage racers, Russ Murphy, races an '83 YZ125 and he really flies on it. He's got a Jemco pipe on it. I don't know what else is done to it but it's a very fast 125.

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 12:28 PM

Thanks for the link! I've actually searched for and found a wet blast cabinet that isn't $15k. There is a US supplier that has a table top unit that is the right size for doing motorcycle parts for a little under $3k. That would pay for itself if I found ... more »

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 11:47 AM

Straight. If you ride in sand or other dirt that comes off easily, you can dilute it to extend the product, but it isn't necessary.

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 11:39 AM

Where did you get the vapor blasting done? I've looked in DFW and can't find anyone that is setup for it.

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 11:36 AM

When using a power washer, spray off the accumulated mud/dirt, spray entire bike with shout, then powerwash again.

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 11:33 AM

That's it. Triple Acting. White bottle/jug.

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 11:22 AM

Diluting SG is a must. Adding water lowers its' pH. Using it straight will immediately etch/stain any aluminum surface. Shout is available in 1.34 gallon jugs at Costco. It's the cheapest I've found it. Walmart also has it in the laundry aisle. The Shout ... more »

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 10:21 AM

That's what every loyal SG user says, including me at one time, until you see two identical bikes side by side. One that has been washed with Shout for a year and the one that has been washed with SG for a year will look remarkably different, with the ... more »

Added reply in a thread what to use after power washing 8/7/2015 9:53 AM

Shout is the best bike cleaner I've come across. Been using it for about 10 years. It's pH neutral so it will never wreck your metal finishes. Stay away from caustic cleaners like Simple Green, Purple Power, LA's totally awesome, etc. They are highly ... more »

Added reply in a thread Frame welding: which alloys? 8/7/2015 9:43 AM

Talked to my friend and the aluminum is like weldable 7000 series. Use 5356 filler rod. The welds will harden through natural aging within 2-3 weeks. No heat treating is required.

Added reply in a thread Lechien Tribute YZ125 8/7/2015 7:09 AM

I saw Lechein win his first national at Whitney on that bike in '83. I was wondering who that triple digit guy on the works OW was when he smoked everyone.

Added reply in a thread Frame welding: which alloys? 8/7/2015 6:57 AM

A friend of mine has been the go to guy for Honda's Goldwing frame welding recalls in North Texas. He is an expert with Japanese aluminum frame welding. The alloys are unique to Japan, but I'll see if I can find out which rod he recommends.

Added reply in a thread Adjustments to change handling 8/4/2015 2:11 PM

110mm is way too much on the 80's era bikes. cranking it down to 100mm should help immensely.

Added reply in a thread Adjustments to change handling 8/4/2015 8:16 AM

I'm only 5'-18". If he really is super tall, he's going to need much stiffer springs and more rebound damping if he hasn't already done so. Note that the shocks from this era have very little rebound damping so stiffer rebound is a must. I usually use ... more »

Added reply in a thread Adjustments to change handling 8/4/2015 7:24 AM

The very first thing to do is set the sag on the shock. Start at 4".

Added reply in a thread the dude who shot the lion 8/4/2015 6:10 AM

All the large animals will be gone. The only road kill will be squirrels, possums, skunks and armadillos. I heard squirrel is pretty good when it's deep fried.

Added reply in a thread the dude who shot the lion 8/4/2015 6:02 AM

We'll all be eating Soylent Green when the population hits 9 billion. Enjoy your steaks and fish while it lasts.

Added reply in a thread John Short 253 8/3/2015 9:44 AM

John was one of the fastest mini racers in Texas and he's been training with my friend Beau Boynton, for a long time. It's good to see him scoring some points at the nationals this year.