Harold Bawlzangya Racing

Harold Bawlzangya Racing

If I only knew what I was doing . . .


NoToil comparison

After using the FilGuard filter I bought a while ago, I wasn’t that impressed.  But to be fair it was exceptionally dusty and the dust was so fine that it lingered in the air a long time.

Back when I did my air filter test, the NoToil filter performed very well.  Thinking that all NoToil filters where the same, I ordered one of the pre-oiled ones:


Right out of the bag I was surprised:


Years ago I used NoToil oil but had oil settle to the bottom of the filter and drip in the airbox.  I thought it was just be over-oiling, but I read complaints from others as well.  I stopped using it.  I am certain the machine that applies the oil in the factory is putting on the bare minimum, so I wasn’t expecting to see it settle out in the bag.


Without opening the inner bag, the filter material itself looked different than the one I tested years ago:


I went into the other room and turned the desklamp over:


I wasn’t liking what I was seeing:


I called RockyMountain up and got my return authorization for the pre-oiled filters I bought.  A quick check on eBay and I found a non-oiled NoToil filter.  A few days later this is what I received:



A quick side-by-side and you can easily tell that the foam isn’t the same between the two:


Nothing special about the sealing surface like on the Moose filters:


Now this is what I was looking for:


Seems like you give up quite a bit for the convenience of not having to oil the filter.

10.1.2016 Highland Park ride

I’ve missed riding but I definitely don’t miss the 5:30 am wake-up to load the truck:



I knew Georgia was in a drought, but I didn’t realize the north-west part of Georgia was in an “exceptional” drought.  I believe it, it was dusty and I’ve never seen this creek dry before:



My son had a slight disagreement with this tree:


The view from one of the overlooks:






This was the first ride on the hybrid since turning it into the 220.  There were too many changes and way too much time to compare it to when the hybrid was a 200.  Lot’s of low-end but it seemed to rev out higher than what I was expecting based on what I’ve read about the 220’s.  Maybe it was in my head, but I think the combination of the 220 port clean-up, the RAD Valve, the CR air-boot and the JD kit made it a very fun day of riding.

Getting ready for first ride since November 2014

I haven’t gone on a ride since right before my hip surgery in late 2014.  It finally cooled off and tomorrow is supposed to be a great day.

Got the JD red needle installed:


New Boyesen Rad Valve installed as well:


Ready to go:


Patience finally paid off

I’ve had an eBay search set-up for at least 2 years for a JD jet kit for the KDX engines.  The other day this finally showed up and I jumped on it:


The only parts that really matter out of the kit:


Hinson-Rekluse EXP autoclutch conversion for sale


Used Hinson billet-proof basket modified and bolted to KDX gear.  Modified hub and pressure plate.  5 new clutch friction and steels.  Directions on installation and EXP set-up.

Does not include the Rekluse EXP auto-clutch.  I can give you the popular bikes to look for if you are interested in getting a used EXP.

Contact me HERE if interested.

Hybrid Airbox – Version 3.0

This is even more of a hybrid airbox as I’m introducing Honda parts into the mix.  I got most of what I needed from this auction:

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After making a lot of aluminum shavings, here are the parts needed to put this together:


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The key to making the Honda boot work is this sealing/locking plate:


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By no means perfect, but not too shabby for free-hand with a router.  There was no way that I was going to be able to make a ring that would be the exact height, width and radius to match the groove in the airboot.  I decided to make the raised ring a little narrower and shorter so that with the help of some black RTV, I would have a perfect fit and seal between the plate and airboot.


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It fits in to the Honda filter holder like this:


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This is the groove the raised ring of the locking plate will be fitting into with the black RTV:


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Some RTV on the back of the sealing/locking plate and filter holder:

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LockingPlateRTV (1)

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And then RTV in the grove of the air boot:


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All put together:

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HondaHybridBootAssembled (1)

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I had plenty of squeeze-out on the inside and outside of the boot, so I am confident I have this all sealed up.

Installing the Pro Seal gasket:

ProSealHybridAirboot (2)

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ProSealHybridAirboot (1)

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Installed in the KX airbox:

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HondaHybridAirBoxFinished (2)

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HondaHybridAirBoxFinished (1)

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OilingAirFilter (2)

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OilingAirFilter (1)

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HybridAirBoxInstalled (1)

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HybridAirBoxInstalled (5)

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New Rad Valve:

HybridAirBoxInstalled (3)

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Plenty of room around the shock:

HybridAirBoxInstalled (2)

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And now the money shot – the boot clamps right onto the carb without any modifications to the boot or carb.

HybridAirBoxInstalled (4)

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Well it finally happened . . .

I got kicked off one of the internets for not having enough pictures of beer or other types of alcohol in my pictures.  The last time I got warning was almost exactly two years ago.  Hopefully this picture will keep the other internet monitors happy.