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  1. Swiss

    XR200R Modification Guide

    Most of these last pages should be in the regular topic listings, not in the modification Guide which for already tested and specific changes/mods. Questions belong in the forum topics guys! Don't clutter up the Mod Guide! Swiss
  2. Swiss

    New Trackmaster 125 chassis

    Terry, Some thoughts.. Not to be critical but to get some specifics. First I would like to know the actual weight w/oil-no gas. 180lbs.. Bathroom scales front and rear would work. What is the frame weight? Swingarm weight? Bike looks good but built just like the old Trackmaster with extra frame space for bigger engines, not specific for the 100-200 engine. Old SL/XL/TL brakes aren't very effective, I know I rode with them in the day and did all of the recommended mods to try making them better. YZ wheels/brakes are much better parts to use. On the engine/exhaust, the headpipe is awful long for a race engine. Should tune for mid-range rpms with the headpipe and then down to idle with the nice meg... Great for riding Trials but most small bore MX riders like running their engines in the upper rpm ranges which means a short headpipe and then the meg. Back to the frame, I HATE bolt on footpegs. It speaks one of two things. Either the right peg location hasn't been worked out and you need to adjust location or adjustability for different sized riders. Lower for taller riders etc.. But with this frame you can't go any lower, they are at the bottom of the cradle tubes already. After all of that, bike looks nice and period/vintage. Swiss
  3. Swiss

    What do your boots weigh?

    OK Guys, we have 1 weight and comments for the Forma boots. I am sure that there are more of you out there that have a small scale in the shop. Guessing weights isn't very helpful and pretty inaccurate so those of you have have a scale, check it out and report what you find. I might as well add my old boots to the list. Thanks, Swiss 1 What brand and size are your boots? Alpinestars Tech4 2 What size are they? 11 3 What do they weigh? Clean without last weeks mudpack! 7lbs.12oz. for the pair/3lbs. 14oz. @ 4 Are they smooth soled MX style or Lug style offroad? Semi-smooth, cuts in sole and heal. 5 Are they easy to walk around in? Fairly comfortable but heavy. 6 Did they break in easy? Couple of rides.
  4. OK, current topic about Best Offroad Boots preceeds this one. Comment was made about one pair of boots being really heavy and another was much better. But no specifics. It shouldn't take long to fill in the details on most currently available models and maybe some older models also? Good time to start a simple database. 1 What brand and size are your boots? 2 What size are they? 3 What do they weigh? Clean without last weeks mudpack! 4 Are they smooth soled MX style or Lug style offroad? 5 Are they easy to walk around in? 6 Did they break in easy? Thanks, Swiss
  5. Finishing up the final rebuild on my 38 year old bike. Got to pull a few pounds off and make it easy to ride for an old man!
  6. Swiss

    XR200R Weight Reduction

    For those last 2-3lbs. of weight loss for your bike plans! http://www.de-tris.com/ Swiss Yes they are lighter than the CRF and KTM mini-bike conversion wheels... Only about $2000 for the set if I understand their pricing!!
  7. Swiss

    Zrxers' tt600

    Ha!Ha! Interesting, fully built 600/686cc engines put out over 70hp. Can make for some really FAST Slugs! Swiss
  8. Swiss

    Project needing an XR200 bottom end.

    Sounds like an EBay search is in order. Usually something happening there. Good luck with your project. Swiss
  9. Come on Guys, it can't be that hard getting under 200lbs... Borile evidently did it with a Chinese 230cc electric start engine! Which would be the equivalent to the CRF230 Honda. Of course his was using more street oriented suspension, but the CR85/CRF150r forks would be as light as the 40mm units that he used. Same for the disk brakes off the small Hondas... http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/10485/borile-multiuso-a-unique-multi-purpose-bike-from-Italy Check out the offroad model with aluminum uni-body tank/frame in the photos. Looks like maybe a bigger 250cc engine in that one. Swiss
  10. Swiss

    183 lb XR200

    Come on Guys, it can't be that hard getting under 200lbs... Borile evidently did it with a Chinese 230cc electric start engine! Which would be the equivalent to the CRF230 Honda. Of course his was using more street oriented suspension, but the CR85/CRF150r forks would be as light as the 40mm units that he used. Same for the disk brakes off the small Hondas... http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/10485/borile-multiuso-a-unique-multi-purpose-bike-from-Italy Check out the offroad model with aluminum uni-body tank/frame in the photos. Looks like maybe a bigger 250cc engine in that one. Swiss
  11. Swiss

    XR200R Weight Reduction

    Come on Guys, it can't be that hard getting under 200lbs... Borile evidently did it with a Chinese 230cc electric start engine! Which would be the equivalent to the CRF230 Honda. Of course his was using more street oriented suspension, but the CR85/CRF150r forks would be as light as the 40mm units that he used. Same for the disk brakes off the small Hondas... http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/10485/borile-multiuso-a-unique-multi-purpose-bike-from-Italy Check out the offroad model with aluminum uni-body tank/frame in the photos. Looks like maybe a bigger 250cc engine in that one. Swiss
  12. Swiss

    CRF 150/230 Project Builds

    It never hurts to have a reference weight. If for no other reason than to have a starting point for weight loss. The 2 wheel method is fairly accurate and will give you a good basis not only for overall weight but for bias front/rear. Swiss
  13. Easy check for stretch is to put the chain on the top sprocket. Then lift in the center of the top sprocket. If the chain is worn out it will lift a bit off of the sprocket, if it is not worn then it will only lift a tiny bit with the chain wrapped around the sides of the sprocket. You can do the same with a rear drive chain. Just grab it at the back of the sprocket and pull out. It should stay pretty close to the sprocket. If it easily lifts from the sprocket then it is worn out.
  14. Swiss

    1971 Honda sl 125

    You can drill out the rubber and then if there is a little bit of the lip sticking out the top you can catch it with a good chisel and collapse it from one side.
  15. Swiss

    CRF 150/230 Project Builds

    So Steve, currently what does it weigh? Without gas?
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