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tuscarawas
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Date Posted:03/14/2012 10:06 PMCopy HTML

Hello I thought I would post some pictures of my 1975 tl 250. It has a home made rack,home made side panels,and a B & J exhaust system.
tuscarawas #1
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/14/2012 10:14 PMCopy HTML

If you look closely at the kick starter you will notice a little green washer. I was having trouble with my kick starter flopping out. So I simply took a washer from a garden hose nozzle and zip tied it to the frame next to the kick starter. After I get the engine started I just slip the end of the kick starter trough the washer and no more problems with the kick starter flopping out.
skorpioskorpio #2
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/15/2012 12:13 AMCopy HTML


Can only see the top half of each of your pictures, but if the kickstarter is falling out into the kicking position the little spring and bearing may be plugged up with hardened grease, if you take the lever apart, clean it out and stretch the spring a bit. it would probably fix the problem. Oh and BTW, the upper arm may be as rare as hens teeth, but the lower knuckle is the same as an XL, I do believe.
tuscarawas #3
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/15/2012 2:34 AMCopy HTML

Thanks for the info. on the kick starter knuckle scorpio. I only used the washer as a quick fix. It was hard to find some kick starter parts so I kept on using the washer. I don't understand why my pictures are so messed up. I compressed them to fit on web pages .
jitterymonkey #4
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/15/2012 5:17 AMCopy HTML

 I'm jealous, that thing is sweet!
Can't wait to see it in person. (PM sent)
 Did you make the rear rack yourself?


tuscarawas #5
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/16/2012 10:38 PMCopy HTML

Hello Jittery monkey I sent you a PM. I have a friend who has a tl 250 also, and one day we were riding and came through a clearing in the woods into a huge apple orchard.Well I love apples and at this time the apple orchard was closed so all the apples that fell to the ground were piled up around the trees.I wanted to take some home but had no way to carry them. So we get back to my friends house and he says I'll make us some racks for the tl's. He's good at fabricating things and brazed up a couple of racks.Around the outside of the racks are small rivets welded to the rack so we have a way to fasten a bungy cord. Now I can carry some apples !
XLKirk #6
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:02/22/2013 3:29 PMCopy HTML

Pretty cool Tuscarawas. Ingenuity is the mother of invention! Did you add the kick stand too? I don't know a lot about trials bikes other than they always seem to be leaning up against something due to no kick stand.
tuscarawas #7
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/28/2013 10:30 PMCopy HTML

The kick stand is stock.  Thought about taking the big bore and stroker  kit out of my 76 xl  and put it in the tl but decided to  go with just with a 280 cc bore instead. I some times wonder what a tl would be like with 340 cc kit installed with the stock tl transmission ratios. 
MDBones #8
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/29/2013 12:28 PMCopy HTML

Thanks for the info. on the kick starter knuckle scorpio. I only used the washer as a quick fix. It was hard to find some kick starter parts so I kept on using the washer. I don't understand why my pictures are so messed up. I compressed them to fit on web pages .


Where do you have the pictures that you posted in the OP?  If they're on your computer you can upload them directly into your post.  If you have them stored elsewhere then you'll need a proper URL to the location, which I see that these don't have.  The actual uploading into the post is still done by the same method.

You don't need to worry about resizing or compressing them.  Aimoo will do that for you with the upload.

While we're into this, as an FYI you can't directly post images that you've received in an email by doing a copy and paste because it lacks a URL.  The image must have a legit URL or be saved to your computer.  Then you can upload it into your post.

tuscarawas #9
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Re:TL pictures

Date Posted:03/30/2013 2:55 PMCopy HTML

Thanks for your help.


Go soothingly on the grease mud ... as there lies the skid demon! ...





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