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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: April 08, 2019, 10:22:08 PM »
I found a 1.6x19" alloy rim yesterday at the Castlemaine swap meet. It has only 32 holes, but I think I might be able to lace it up leaving 4 spoke holes empty in the hub... Should work - with slightly variable spoke lengths. I'll give it a try anyway... Might even put up a photo here when I'm done to see if it is obvious or not.... :)

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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: April 02, 2019, 10:40:54 PM »
Hi Barra. Thank you very much for looking for me! The wheel will be mounted with a 2.5x19 trials tyre. I think 1.85 is a bit too wide.
Having said that, if I don't find anything narrower (1.6 or 1.4) I'll get in touch. There is no hurry at all.
Cheers,
Joe

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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: March 31, 2019, 12:26:50 AM »
Thanks Momus, another avenue to pursue I didn't know about. Cheers.

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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: March 30, 2019, 10:29:33 PM »
Thank you very much for the offer, jimg1au. I have a couple of steel ones too. Just a bit heavy - and I have an alloy rear one. Just would like them matching...

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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: March 29, 2019, 11:43:18 PM »
Still no luck - sadly. Postage of a new one is prohibitive from anywhere outside of Oz.
Still hoping someone has an old one lying under the bench somewhere....
Cheers,
Joe

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Bike Talk / Re: Pre 90's
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:31:51 PM »
I'm quite fond of our XL250S, actually.... It ALWAYS starts first kick, even after a few months sitting there.... Handles well according to the period, of course. Mostly fun because of it's reliability though.

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Twinshock Trials / Re: Attempting to build a trials CT110 with grandkids
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:26:04 PM »
Yep, I'd already found those links. Lots of ideas and info there.
We do actually have a Lifan 125 engine with clutch here as well (needs 2nd gear fixed). But the Honda will probably be the first engine we try.
No progress as yet, but collecting bits and ideas. Oh, I did make the top of the in-frame tank the other day. It gives it a bit of a more modern look and strengthens the CT backbone. Not welded on yet, in case I have to adjust the headstock angle. I can't measure that until we get wheels and suspension trial fitted.
I'll keep this thread going - just don't hold your breath waiting for updates :)
Cheers,
Joe

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Twinshock Trials / Re: Attempting to build a trials CT110 with grandkids
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:14:35 AM »
They are here on their MX bikes most weekends..... but they keep building trials-type hurdles with logs and pallets and riding up and down the dam embankments and stairs in the gardens... even doing tight circles on top of the water tank (partially in-ground).
In any case, the idea is NOT to spend too many of grandpa's $s :)
Love the look of the TLM50! I didn't know they made that.
The 9 year old also really likes my SL70 I restored a few years ago. I let them ride that a bit, seeing they have never come off ... and they know what it's worth :) Good thing there is nothing I can't fix on that should they ever drop it - fingers crossed....

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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:50:49 PM »
Oh yes. First place I looked. Checked every single alloy rim in the entire yard - took ages :)
I got the rear rim from him (17 x 2.15) and tyres. He has a lot of weird and wonderful stuff there....

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Twinshock Trials / Re: Attempting to build a trials CT110 with grandkids
« on: February 01, 2019, 10:45:20 PM »
We already have an SL70 - the boys love it! But they are also starting to outgrow it....
Or did you mean using an SL70 engine? I thinks it's a little puny myself.... what attracted me to the CT110 (not postie bike) is the dual range gearbox. I seem to remember that the low gear gives you four gears with lots of torque....
In any case, down the track the frame might get fitted with a Lifan or simliar engine with a bit more oomph - and a clutch.
The idea really is to get the boys to learn some trials skills without spending thousands - in case they don't take to it (apart from me not having thousands spare, lol :)
I want to avoid being responsible for getting them faster dirt bikes and the inevitable injuries..... That's heir parents' responsibility...
They scare the bejesus out of me on the SL70 and DS80 they are riding now. I havve trouble keeping up with them on our Hinda XL250S.... my heart nearly stops following them and seeing them have the frontwheel wash out by a meter - and them not even bothering to reduce the throttle! I have no idea how they keep their balance going sideways, high-siding, power sliding and landing awkwardly on the front wheel - all without blinking an eylid, and never coming off. They really are naturals, I think.
Anyway, they are quite often challenging each other to going slow, going over big logs, going up dam embankements and building pallet staacvks to go over. So the idea I got was to put them on a bike with trials geometry, centre of gravity etc. - in an effort to give them better technical skills and KEEPING THEM SLOWER :)
Not sure if that will succeed..... lol.
Cheers,
Joe

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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:38:01 PM »
Thanks again for the details. I've contacted the seller for a "friendly" quote with postage....
Cheers, Joe

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Twinshock Trials / Re: Attempting to build a trials CT110 with grandkids
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:27:14 PM »
Yes, I've investigated that option. The SL90 was quite rare except in Japan. The clutch and RH cover from a CM91 and the S90 fit apparently. I've been looking....
However, the clutch in the CT is also centrifugal - as well as mechanical via the gear lever. So it may work quite OK, after some getting used to. For example you can lift or push the gear lever, rev the engine and then engage the clutch hard by letting go of the foot lever. That will make it lift the front wheel and take off.... :)

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Twinshock Trials / Re: Attempting to build a trials CT110 with grandkids
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:02:40 AM »
Will do - once there is something to see. So far it's just a pile of bits and pieces.... :)

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Wanted / Re: Wanted: 19" alloy rim with 36 spoke holes
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:48:50 AM »
Thanks for the link.
I guess you saw the postage at AU$100? on top of AU$150 for the two rims (I only need one).
How do you know what sizes they are? The ad shows no sizes....

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Twinshock Trials / Re: Attempting to build a trials CT110 with grandkids
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:38:21 PM »
hey joe, dont have a 110 exhaust system laying about??
I saw your request. And I do. But it is from a 1981 model - and you are looking for a late model...?

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