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  1. Old_n_Slow

    1974 Honda SL 350 twin

    Hey Dr. Clint is right, last year was "73. A buddy of mine just gave me a bunch of pics of his '73 SL350K2 that he wants to get rid of. If you look on ebay you'll see that decent shape units will bring in the $1800 to $2200 range. This one is in "good" shape with some cosmetic issues but runs great and has less than 4000 miles. Snoop ebay to see what you have may be worth. I guess the toughest part to find on these is the exhaust as they tended to rot out. Good luck..
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    crf230 top speed

    The top speed would be considered as the highest speed attainable
  3. Most people think everyone lists a little high in order to negotiate a little bit. I think it's a smokin deal if it's in good shape but here is what KBB shows on trade value: 2003 Honda CR85R Expert 1-Cylinder 2-Stroke 84cc Trade-In Value (Good Condition) $1480 He's like most, just trying to score a deal. Just politely say you can't accept anything lower than (set your bottom price) and move on. He may be back.
  4. Most people think everyone lists a little high in order to negotiate a little bit. I think it's a smokin deal if it's in good shape but here is what KBB shows on trade value: 2003 Honda CR85R Expert 1-Cylinder 2-Stroke 84cc Trade-In Value (Good Condition) $1480 He's like most, just trying to score a deal. Just politely say you can't accept anything lower than (set your bottom price) and move on. Hey may be back.
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    Lower back pain after riding.....

    You might want to check the ergos on your bike as well..if your tall you may want to look at your attack position riding stance and see if it's putting strain on your back..if so..mess around with a different bar height or raise them in the clamps a little..check your rear suspension as well and make sure your settings are correct so your not taking the brundt of impact on your back but letting the suspension soak it up. Also, standing more allows your legs to absorb impacts without your back taking the shock..
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    Changing a Flat Tire

    A couple of good tire irons and a mouthful of swear words at the ready..the biggest problem is air, how will you inflate once you get it changed out ? The moose tubes or balls eliminate the problem of flats but many say they ride stiff and are a little pricey up front.. If your running real sharp rocky stuff, I'd inflate both ends to about 18 psi or more which will cause more deflection but not allow the tube to pinch in on tough hits..and may save you a bent rim or two along the way.. Great questions though, especially if your 30 miles from the truck..
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    Where are you from??

    So that's where that thing went..cripes...we've been lokking all over for it..
  8. Hey Bungle, I noticed on the Ocelot package deal they reference it as a roost deflector. Make sure that you get a full chest protector (front/back/sides) as it is more to keep foreign objects like handlebars, foot pegs, branches etc..from entering body cavities that prefer not to have anything in them.. Go and try them on in person and make sure you get a good fit, regardless of brand. Figure that you will fall and from 30+ years of riding..I've seen what I mentioned above where a decent chest protector could have saved a great deal of injury... Have fun...
  9. Hey, don't waist your time building this..I already have one all built up exactly as you describe...nice thing is you can cheat it in on the 85cc class too.. For you...how about..let's say..$100 even...the price is so low cause it has a little problem starting...
  10. Take a look over in the CRF250 forum..this should give you a better idea of what problems, if any, that owners have had..
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    Bead won't seat

    If it is always in the same 10" area, I would suspect a bent/warped rim and make sure you torque the spokes according to spec. The torque may be way off flexing the rim...with the tire off the rim..mount up the rim on the axle and tighten it down. Give it a spin and see what it's doing..
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    DNA hubs/wheels for sale on e-bay

    If your really interested, I'd ask the seller specifically if these are maybe Talon or other 2nd's or blems. He may have cut a deal on the blems and that's why he states Talon Replica because they are, just not first run product.
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    Cutting a Frame

    No..no..no..not a good idea..the geometry on the bike is set up based on the current frame size.. The best approach is to lower your suspension, both forks and rear shock a bit and then shave some seat foam to make it fit you. Any good suspension place can do it in about an hour or so. It requires some parts but nothing outrageous. The nice part is that it can easily be reversed and brought back to normal if you go to sell the bike. Most folks would never buy a bike that has had frame mods done. I have a KDX 200 in the garage that I did this to and it works out great.
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    when you're hot, YOU'RE HOT!

    When I'm having a particularly feeble day at the track, I generally sit down along the big table top with my sandwich and cookies and throw dirt clods and rocks at the faster guys as they approach the 100 footer. The slow guys I just throw sticks through their spokes...this is relaxing for me unitl I get run over...a couple of times...and then I leave..
  15. Most folks are under the impression that the exchanges that have happened with bad Cashiers Checks and items, i.e. bikes, boats, cars etc..actually transpire internationally. With your property takin a long boat ride somewhere to be enjoyed by someone far..far away... Not true...most of the poor folks that have fallen for this don't realize that their item is probably a state ot two away from them. The Nigerian aspect is in some..not all..cases, just a screen..anyone can print a bogus check showing international credentials that look good... Case in point...I posted an ad at one of our local bike shops for a KDX I needed out of the garage..I only hung my little sign in this one shop..not on ebay or any other I-Net based publication.. so to know I was selling,you would have to physically see that ad on the board. I listed my email address and phone and sure enough..received the typical scam email for the bike..a few days later..I received a strange little phone call about the bike which also smelled funny..by a guy who spoke perfect english.. So..it's not just items you list electronically that are searchable...it could be that guy standing next to you at the parts counter looking at the "Crap For Sale" board at the shop..
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