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    2016 TE 125 Enduro, 2002 KTM LC4-640, 1975 Bultaco Alpina 250, 1976 Hodaka Combat Wombat engine in a 1971 Rickman frame, 1979 Bultaco 370 Pursang MK11, 1983 Honda XR200R

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  1. Post ACL replacement is great if you are young. Unfortunately if you are over 60 years old (I am 66) you do not qualify for an ACL replacement. The TLD brace allowed me to go to work until I had surgery. I have worked out to strengthen the other knee muscles and this helped a lot but it really isn't the same. But I am dealing with it and it is better than not riding at all. Not riding is not an option.
  2. I really like the TLD Catalyst. I have owned the Leatt C-Frame and I like the design but the straps do not hold it in place and If you walk around without your boots it will eventually fall down around your ankles. The Mobius X8 is probably the best design to hold your knee rigid but it is so damn hot. Basically 3/4 of the front of your legs are covered by unvented plastic. My socks and boots would be full of sweat on a hot day. The TLD Catalyst is a good compromise with great venting and does not require a sock which helps a lot. My right leg has a torn ACL and no cartilage left on my femur. The best thing I can say is that you don't even notice them when you are riding.
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    1975-76 m136 mk8 bultaco pursang

    I know a guy here in California who has a nicely built model 192 Pursang 250 motor for sale for $800.00.
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    1975-76 m136 mk8 bultaco pursang

    Conact Lynn Mobely for parts and information on Bultacos. He is the guru. http://bultacoparts.com/ (775) 267-2103 M-F
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    What fresh hell?? Prostatitis

    I didn't give up riding . You might be aggravating it but the problem is infection not irritation. Mine seemed to respond best to Ampicillin. It usually took about six weeks to go away. Acidophilis can help clear up internal infections as well. The funniest recommendation was from one of my Doctor's female P.A.s. She said that frequent ejaculation would be useful as well.
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    What fresh hell?? Prostatitis

    I've had a few prostate infections but found them more of an annoyance than anything else. Certainly not anything to keep me from riding. Just kinda sore like I rode a bicycle too long without padded shorts. Antibiotics always cleared it up. The doctor always had me sit in hot bathwater every day to increase blood flow in the area and it's supposed to make the antibiotics more effective. I also take a real good acidophilus supplement every day.
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    12v ac to 12v dc

    You don't need DC voltage to run accessories. You can hook up an AC horn and standard light bulbs for the turn signals. A lot of vintage European bikes did that for years.
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    12v ac to 12v dc

    Chuck is right. Unregulated AC power can exceed 24 VAC on some machines. I've had good luck with Trail Tech rectifiers but they require a battery. I also use their little battery pack that is light and doesn't take up much space.
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    12v ac to 12v dc

    3 amps isn't very much capacity. Measure the resistance across the terminals of your horn. I = V/R Current(I) = Voltage divided by Resistance. If you measure 6 Ohms of Resistance then you would have 12VDC divided by 6 Ohms = 2 Amps. Any more than 3 Amps will likely fry this rectifier. Often people will use a horn relay to tranfer current direct from the battery because it has more current capacity and also because excess currrent can fry the horn button!
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    Ktm 380 pinging

    While it is true that running race gas will reduce the chance of pinging, you can also richen your pilot jet to reduce the combustion temperature or slightly retard your ignition timing for less money. Just for fun, try running the bike again and induce a spark knock. Turn the choke on and see if the knock persists. Then check the timing and see if somebody advanced it a bit. I run a bit of extra advance on my two strokes for more power but I run 2 ounces per gallon of Maxima Octane Booster to supress detonation. Cheaper than race gas.
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    Beginner Trails - Nor Cal?

    Google Gold Note OHV. 28 miles of easy trails except for some of the mud holes this time of year.
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    2 Stroke Pipe Dent Repair DIY (Cheap)

    Did this with a badly dented Bultaco pipe. Used air and pressurized it to about 10 psi and used an acetylene torch to heat the dents. Took a while but it turned out great.
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    Maxima Castor 927?

    In over fifty years of working on car and motorcycle engines I have never seen a used gas or diesel piston without carbon.
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    Maxima Castor 927?

    You must be running that motor on hydrogen!