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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 16:54
papa al

Get up, stand up. Stand up when you ride.

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Here's some stuff papa learned @ the training and from YouTube vids, &c.:

1. You stand up. This takes some getting used to. Been starting to stand up when riding my cbr, Lifan, & Spark around. For practice of course.

2. Alway cover the clutch; operate it with the left index finger only.

papa had trouble with this; needed 2 fingers.

The clutch was stiff.

Way stiffer than my other bikes, including the KLR, and other trials bikes I checked...so

illegally rode bike the 600-meters to my fav shop.

Had the boys pop open the clutch housing.

Glad I did, as the oil was really nasty looking.

Got to inspect & shuffle the clutch disks ... all good.

This shop has a huge inventory of small-bike parts, so they were able to find some softer springs.

Adjusted & lubed cable, and bent lever closer to the bar, and rotated it downward a bit.

No prob with the single finger now.

0.7-liter Castol, gasket, springs, expert labor = 520baht, not bad.

They really liked test driving the bike behind the shop.

3. Bike uses pre-mix gas/oil. I had filled it with some 40:1.

This is what the seller recommended, and is what papa always used in his chain-saw.

Kinda smokey.

FIM instructor recommended 1.2% oil; or 80:1.

These bikes go full-power only intermittently, so sufficient.

He said 100:1 would be okay for the way papa rides.

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On the pegs PAPA... grip it and rip it..

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# Re the CM training camp, not only anecdotes, some pics would be good also.

# 80:1 is fully synthetic only, preferably in a water cooled bike. 100;1 definetely water cooled and with a chrome nikasil bore as per modern bikes. Mineral oil in an air cooled motor with looser clearances i would recommend not leaner than 50:1.

# My ty250 yams are running 50:1. I might up it to 60-70:1 IF i could locate a high quality brand name fully synthetic, which i can't.

# Bultacos and Montesas back in their heyday ran 40:1. Before the advent of semi and fully synthetic oils.

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For 2T I would use

Shell Advance VSX 2T (Black Can)

Available at most if not all Shell stations and has good lubricity. It is semi synthetic which doesn't mean much as it is neither fish nor fowl but It is good and available.

Ratio? Your bike is air-cooled at although it won't be at max power for very long it also won't be getting much flowing air for cooling so I would stick with your 40:1 that way you can add 500ml to 20l of fuel in a 20l can. Easy!

If it smokes reduce to 50:1 by squeezing another 5l in the can or as much as you can.

Oh and don't forget to add a cap-full of Castor oil to the tankwhistling.gif

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Ive always had good results with Castrol "Power 1" Racing. Was called Castrol TTS. Fully synthetic. Even at 25:1 , very little to no smoke. If this isnt easily available , then fully synthetic Shell.

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^ Never seen Castrol RS here or Shell Ultra. That's why I use VSX. Recommended to me by the guy who built my motor. As I said available most everywhere and a 500ml bottle will fit under my seat, just in case. Used to be sold at 7-eleven but...

That being said Papa will not be touring so if he can find something better locally...?

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VN: "500ml to 20l of fuel in a 20l can. Easy!"

papa acquired a real nice 2-liter bleach bottle for T2 mix.

Not too keen on keeping 5 gallons of gasoline in my condo.

So far I've added 1.5-litre of benzine/oil to the small trials tank.

Capacity, dunno.

Still drawing from valve @ main;

not reserve yet.

papa will buy 2 litres when dat.

Already bought 500ml of some regular certified song tee.

Used half of it to refinish some wood cabinets on the balcony kitchen

that had dried out.

Two coats; they look great.

Oh, the red bike depicted in OP is not the bike referenced.

A troll bike, I guess.

Cool looking tho.

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Standing up is useful on bad roads and off-road too. Helps identify surface problems early. I do it all the time when riding below 100. I've also found that if I use the rear pegs I can stand at up to 140. Applied with cation…

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^ Never seen Castrol RS here or Shell Ultra. That's why I use VSX. Recommended to me by the guy who built my motor. As I said available most everywhere and a 500ml bottle will fit under my seat, just in case. Used to be sold at 7-eleven but...

That being said Papa will not be touring so if he can find something better locally...?

Got it.

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B130/liter, not bad

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Now you'll need one of these. laugh.png

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A proper "red" gas can should be OK if kept outside on the balcony. Although 2l of bleach attracts less attention in the elavator/Lift whistling.gif

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50:1

1-liter: 20ml.

2-liter: 40ml.

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Can siphon from other bike.

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Old lady sells 95-benzene in wickey bottle, very convenient.

papa likes to support the local micro-economy,

& lazy. thumbsup.gif

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Only stand up to relieve crap and to gasgas. Years ago had a 350 Aprilia trials bike, no seat at all, made one and changed the gearing to use on the dirt. Looking back it was so easy to ride standing up, no bike experience, but maybe I had natural talent then..or maybe not. But also looking back that was a really great bike, bucket loads of torque.

I am sold on dirt bikes, on road off-road, or on a building site....Duggy Lampkin rules, well he used to.

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