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  1. markbfe501

    Does your wife/GF ride motorsports or nah?

    Nah. Been married 36 years, have had bikes always, she's never had any interest. But she also likes that I enjoy them, and that my kids and grandkids love riding as well, so it's all good.
  2. markbfe501

    1990 xr200r carb

    96 XR 100 without the accelerator pump. I have a CRF150F and CRF230F both with accelerator pumps. Does smooth out the flat spots when getting on it. Again, I wouldn't hesitate to try one. Not much to lose, and reviews (and my experience on the XR100 anyway) are good.
  3. markbfe501

    1990 xr200r carb

    They actually work, and surprisingly well. Bolted right up, jetting on my was perfect as was the float level. Check the air screw. Mine was shipped 2-1/2 turns out. Ended up needing to be 1-1/2 turns out. No big risk for $30.
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    1990 xr200r carb

    Bought the XR100 equivalent carb. Pleasantly surprised how well it worked for the $$. Bike runs great. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Carburetor-Carb-Honda-XR200-XR200R-Cable-Choke-1980-2002/371320326679?hash=item56746a8a17:rk:1:pf:0
  5. markbfe501

    XR100 general maintence

    As far as maintenance: Oil change Drain the fuel, and replace with fresh fuel. Drain the carb as well. You may end up having to clean and rebuild the carb. Clean and oil the air filter Replace the spark plug Clean and lube the chain If you can, adjust the valves. Pretty simple to do once you have a manual. Pull and grease your front and rear axles. Eventually will want to clean and grease swingarm bearings. Ditto with steering head bearings. Check condition of brake shoes. Starting out, just make sure the brakes work. Likewise, check the condition and action of throttle and clutch cables. If OK, lube them with cable lube. I would do the first 4 before starting the bike, if you don't know whether it runs. These bike are like Timex watches. My son-in-law has a 96 XR100 that his father just brought over to him. Hasn't been started in 13 years. Did the first 4 items above, got it to start. But the idle jet circuit was gunked up and float valve was stuck. I ordered a rebuild kit, but then saw I could buy a Chinese knockoff carb for $16 (same price as a rebuild kit). Had good reviews, so ordered it. Received it 2 days later, took about 10 minutes to replace it. Bike fired right up and runs great. Have fun.
  6. markbfe501

    Xtrainer 2018 Pipe Guard

    Yep. Fortunately for me, 17YZ250F put the gnarly on his bike, so now I have a spare for mine! Plus, the dealer over in Dearborn also gave me a new one of his after he swapped pipes. So I can bash up 3 of them. But I have the P-Tech, so probably won't have any problems.
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    Xtrainer 2018 Pipe Guard

    I'm running the P-Tech skid with pipe guard and linkage guard. Not much weight to them.
  8. I have one of the No Dancing Monkey Hydration backpacks that I wear on my trials bike and over my Fox chest protector on my dirt bike. These things are legit vs any others that I've tried. Not cheap, but legit.
  9. I know you said not to include travel, but I would have to. I own some property nearby, that I can ride very economically, except that I spent a lot to buy the property and improve it so I'd have a nearby place to ride. But, my more typical riding these past two years: A trip with my son in 2017 to Moab, Rabbit Valley and Montrose, CO. I drove up from the Alabama Gulf Coast, he from Michigan. A week in a hotel and a week of a guide we typically use. Bought a trials bike while there. A trip this year to Montrose with my daughter-in law. I drove up from Alabama, flew her in from Michigan. Two hotel rooms for a week, and guide for a week. Bought an XTrainer while there. 12 trips up to Michigan (again driving up from the Gulf Coast). Hotel rooms when we traveled to the UP or northern LP. Bought a CRF230 on one of the trips. In summary, I don't want to add it all up. I'm just having a lot of fun in retirement. And I definitely don't want my wife to add it up either!
  10. markbfe501

    18 Beta EVO piece of sheet fuel cap FIX!

    I spent a couple days with Ray last month. Saw the billet cap he had made for his wife's EVO. Also saw a lot of other projects he's into. Not to mention getting to ride with and learn from him. He's one talented (and very nice) guy!
  11. BRRRRR. Im riding on my property with some guys tomorrow afternoon. Supposed to be in the 60's. Looks like fun up there!
  12. markbfe501

    Show me your...BETA !

    Congrats - Looking at your style of riding, I think you have the right purchases in mind!
  13. markbfe501

    Lectron TPS carbs coming

    ^^ So, what did he do with the top of his shock that he removed the bolt from?
  14. markbfe501

    fe 250, 350, 450, 501 discuss?

    I can relate to this. I ride a 501, 90% on tight woods single track, lot's of trees, sand, whoops and turns. A 25 mile loop absolutely wears me out (I'm 59). Not so much when we'd go out Moab and ride more open stuff (60-100+ mile rides). I picked up a Beta XTrainer a few months back. Those same tight woods single track 25 milers don't hardly wear on me at all. I think part of it is the lighter weight. But I also think more of it is the smaller bike geometry (such easier handling), and different inertia of the 2T vs 4T. Now, I can't hit the road on the XTrainer, but I'm loving it in the tight stuff, and really loving it on the more technically difficult stuff (like rocks, logs and trials type obstacles). I'm fortunate that I can have several bikes for different type riding. If I could only have one, it would probably be a 450/501, just knowing that it's not the best at everything, just a bike that can do a lot of things.
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    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    Took my son-in-law, grand daughter and two grand sons out to the Lopery for some riding. Beautiful day, sunny/65 degrees.