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n00bie here - 1979 Odyssey FL250 with mods

Post by 79odyincolorado » Mon May 22, 2006 11:05 am

Hi everyone,

just poppin in to introduce myself. Im Justin, im 23 and i live in the burbs of Denver in a small town called Parker Colorado.

anyway, just got a 79 odyssey 250 2 weeks ago and am already in the middle of a 440cc twin engine transpalnt with a new full roll cage.

well,thats about it for now... i'll try and get some pics up soon though.

- Justin
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Post by Woodglue » Mon May 22, 2006 12:54 pm

Hey Justin welcome to the board. :wink:
My name is Mike and I ride a '87 250R TRX [mostly at Glamis as I live in So. Calif].

Our buddy Jon [aka Sloppy Duner] rides a Ody, and he can probably talk Shop with you better than I.

Anyways, welcome and thanks for the 'Hello'.

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Post by LoBuck » Mon May 22, 2006 3:09 pm

Welcome to the board Justin :!:

If you need a place to host photos, here are some links on info to get them in our Photo Gallery and in your posts.

How to Create an Album in the Users Photo Gallery

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How to Post a Pic
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Post by Sloppyduner » Mon May 22, 2006 10:05 pm

Hey Justin welcome to the board. Whats with you Colorado people? This guy just punched up his 350 to a 420.
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Dunes look small and full of trees there. I hope you can get out to Glamis sometime. Like LoB said Post some pix. Glad to see you upgraded your cage before you upgraded your engine. That 250 suspension is gonna hurt worse with a bigger engine. Ehh it’s your back side not mine. Not enough FL peeps around these parts, well at least not enough of them posting.

P.S. if you join the ASA your Odysseys go slightly faster. (Shhh don’t tell anyone)
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Post by 79odyincolorado » Tue May 23, 2006 6:20 am

hey, thanks for the responses....

as far as pics, im not a php noob so im good on that... thanks though

im actually in the process of starting my own phpBB board for colorado pilot and ody owners at http://cops.emotor.be

as far as the cage, well the 77-79 being only the partial cage needed an upgrade anyway as i tend to push things a little far sometimes (it really is a miracle that im not hospitalized, paralized or dead actually - therefore i am immortal :D ) lol

the motor wont go in without MAJOR modification to the cage anyway so i figured might as well get 2 birds, ect.

right now the only thing im really worried about is the tranny taking the power and some clutch/belt issues, but i think i have those mostly ironed out.

this snowmobile motor should be pretty scary though. i rebuilt the carbs 2 days ago and got some new plugs and it fired right up after sitting for about 2 years... not a bad deal though. an entire Polaris Indy Sport sled for $30!!!!!! not entirely sure what size motor im working with though...

the guy i got it from claims its a 550, but looking around im finding the polaris indy sport with the 340, 400 and 440. i havent done all my research on the sled yet but im working on it.

regardless the motor is pretty insane. while it was still in the sled, i started it, set my idle, then revved and it was at 10K rpm in about half a second even under load! holy hell!

working on the suspension too. i have designed a better control-arm based suspension for the front that im going to start on once the cage and motor is in place, then the rear im working on as well, but its going to be a while.... im thinking something similar to the 350 with the trailing arm/swing arm style suspension, which gives me a few benefits, such as a little longer footprint on the ground, which i ave a feeling im going to need with the new motor, and obvioulsy the rear suspension all together.

its going ot be an interesting project. im just focused on getting it up and running right now. suspension can wait.

as far as places to ride in colorado, well there isnt a whole lot. We have rampart range (http://www.atvaonline.com/Ride/Rampart_CO.asp) with is maintained by the state and has hundreds of miles of trails woven through pike national forest. it is pretty sick.

i would love to make it to the dunes though. looks like a blast.

more to come. for now i just need to get my digital camera unpacked (just moved) and charged up so i can get some pics.

- Justin
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Post by 79odyincolorado » Tue May 23, 2006 6:23 am

so how do i go about joining the ASA anyway?

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Post by Woodglue » Tue May 23, 2006 11:54 am

79odyincolorado wrote:so how do i go about joining the ASA anyway?

- Justin
We are re-vamping our membership lik on the ASA site and will have a new, more interactive verison shortly. In the meantime you can still join by contacting membership@americansandassociation.org.
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Post by 79odyincolorado » Tue May 23, 2006 12:19 pm

yep, found it!

thanks

hey, if anyone is from colorado... check out my board too... look in sig.

- Justin
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79odyincolorado wrote:so how do i go about joining the ASA anyway?

- Justin
We are re-vamping our membership lik on the ASA site and will have a new, more interactive verison shortly. In the meantime you can still join by contacting membership@americansandassociation.org.
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Post by Sloppyduner » Wed May 24, 2006 11:05 am

Hey Justin LOOK what I found!!! I this what you got go'n on but older?

http://www.pilot-odyssey.com/8525687400 ... enDocument
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Post by Woodglue » Wed May 24, 2006 11:46 am

Sloppyduner wrote:Hey Justin LOOK what I found!!!
Wow, that thing looks like it would pound you to death!
Reminds me of knee-boarding behind a boat! When you water-ski, your legs can absorb the shock of the wake 8) , but on a knee-board, your back takes it all. :shock:
I've never riden an Ody, is that what it's like?
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Post by Sloppyduner » Wed May 24, 2006 1:57 pm

Woodglue wrote:
I've never riden an Ody, is that what it's like?
A Jet Ski or a flat bottom boat it a bunch of wakes.
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Post by Woodglue » Wed May 24, 2006 2:03 pm

So, you're always looking for that nice smooth line, right? No jumpin' either eh?
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Post by Sloppyduner » Wed May 24, 2006 3:34 pm

Woodglue wrote:So, you're always looking for that nice smooth line, right? No jumpin' either eh?
:lol: :lol: :lol: Yes and no. I mean like on a quad you slow down for the whoops. "Getting air" is minimal in the dunes. Dune Shredder was behind me on some of the best riding I ever had in the dunes. BUT the funest time I had was at Anaheim at the last Monster Jam.

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No avoiding jumpin there. Didn't help keep my gearbox together. Luckily I found a cool shop that'll let me make payments to replace my $1500 gearbox :evil: BUT it wasn't all because of the jumping. I'd do it again in a second if I had enogh $$$ to fix my stuff every time I raced OR a seperate Odyssey to race with. The first race I came in 7th out of 10. The rest were Pilots but didn't stay upright. I broke in the second race :evil:

I gotta let you try it next season. Once again you can ask Dune Shredder about it looking weak but it puts a smile on your face.

I AM glad I now have a neck brace for next season. :wink: I DON'T like to "take it easy" Like I said I had the best ride EVER in the dunes over New Years. There was my Odyssey, 250R's, Banshee, Raptor, 400EX, and A Z400. Because of the lines they took I was able to keep up, but it wasn't easy.
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