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brewtus 12-12-2010 04:01 PM

What did you do with your Trials Bike today?
 
I'll admit, I stole this thread idea from a Toyota Land Cruiser forum that I belong to. But it's a cool idea.

So what did you do with your Trials Bike today? Maintenance? Compete? Overhaul? Restore? Nothing? Post it here! :thumb



I'll start off. I dragged out my old 314 Montesa to get it ready for Trials Camping Silliness next year, and decided that the destroyed LH bar switch (that controlled the long-gone lighting system) had to go.

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/y...ceDec10008.jpg


Yeah, I know the hillbillied choke lever is hideous. Gimmie time....

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/y...ceDec10007.jpg



After only 27 minutes of wrestling, the lighting wiring harness was freed from the 314...

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/y...ceDec10009.jpg


I did discover that I had a new 314 clutch cable hidden with some new Aprilla Climber cables I had lying around.....

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/y...ceDec10011.jpg


The 'Prilla cables seem to match the 314 cables exactly. Hmmmm....I may have to replace the throttle and clutch cables with these. I mean after all, it's SO much easier to come up with Aprilla cables than Montesa cables....:huh


The finished product.

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/y...ceDec10012.jpg


I just noticed that the bars are bent. I'll deal with that next week.



After removing the radiator scoop to get access to the cables and wiring, I am now wondering if I should put it back on or go with the "stripped" look. What do you all think?? :ear

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/y...ceDec10013.jpg

motojunky 12-12-2010 04:24 PM

Moved it out of the way so that I could change the blown shock on my wife's xt225. Exciting, I know.

NMTrailboss 12-12-2010 07:24 PM

I walked right past the trialer today to pull the CRF450 out and head to the desert! :deal Trialer got to play yesterday...today was a rest day. :wink:

neilking 12-12-2010 07:28 PM

Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.

NMTrailboss 12-12-2010 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neilking (Post 14687896)
Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.

Did ya get somethin' new? :ear

grizzzly 12-12-2010 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neilking (Post 14687896)
Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.


Pic's???? :ear

brewtus 12-13-2010 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neilking (Post 14687896)
Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.


Geez Neil, what are you doing? Cornering the North American Trials bike market?


Congrats. Love to see it. Whatever it is.

Sting32 12-13-2010 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brewtus (Post 14689899)
Geez Neil, what are you doing? Cornering the North American Trials bike market?


Congrats. Love to see it. Whatever it is.


LOL I assumed he drove to you brewtus, to pick one up, must been another?

neilking 12-13-2010 03:46 PM

I havent made it to See Brewtus yet:freaky

brewtus 12-13-2010 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neilking (Post 14693847)
I havent made it to See Brewtus yet:freaky

No worries Neil, your TY250 is here warm and safe, ready when you are. It keeps company with OJ. :thumb

usafric 12-13-2010 06:29 PM

I didn't do anything today, but I did ride it last Sat with NMTB and crew. Actually think I did pretty good. Looking forward to moving up there pretty soon...

NMTrailboss 12-13-2010 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usafric (Post 14695062)
I didn't do anything today, but I did ride it last Sat with NMTB and crew. Actually think I did pretty good. Looking forward to moving up there pretty soon...

You rode great this past weekend! :clap Got lots more to show you up here when you move. You planning on trying to compete any with NMTA in 2011?

Sting32 12-13-2010 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by NMTrailboss (Post 14695316)
You rode great this past weekend! :clap Got lots more to show you up here when you move. You planning on trying to compete any with NMTA in 2011?

I should have added mine, I rode our club event, unloaded the bikes @ 12 degrees, rode @ about 18-30 when done, got beat, loaded bike then discovered the Waterpump seal was BLOWN...:huh

motu 12-14-2010 12:52 AM

I rode my TLR200 in a trial for the first time in nearly 3 years on Sunday.It was March 2008 when I decided that I really did have a hernia,and trials riding was not going to help the cause at all.We won't go into health systems,but I had the hernia repaired in May,and decided the Xmas Trial was a good low key venue to see if I was up to it again.

After not going for over 2 1/2 years,I drained the tank and carb,filled with fuel and it fired up on the 3rd kick.Both tyres were flat,I repaired the rear puncture and fitted a new tube and rim lock to the front - that's all the prep it got...it's a Honda,that's all it needs.

I told myself I wasn't going to enter,just ride around the farm and have a go at a few sections that looked easy enough to have a go on,but I paid my entry fee and got a self score card anyway.Riding down the farm track to the first sections the bike felt really wrong,with such wide bars,leaning forward etc...I didn't see how you could control a bike like that.To get to the first section we had to go over a rocky river crossing and I was a bit freaked out...this was going to be a challenge.But as soon as the front wheel hit the water and rocks it all came back - I was on a trials bike,it's made to do stuff like this.

We had 8 sections all in a rocky stream,5 times around.I did the whole thing,and on my first round only got one 5.It was a really hot day,I was totally exhausted,and totally rapt - so it looks like I'm back into trials.That one section gave me another 5,a couple of 3's,and on my last attempt did it with a single dab.The other sections gave me 1,2's and 3's,but was able to clean them all at the end of the day.I don't know what my total score was,and don't care - it's never about the points,it's about the challenge...conquering those sections that take the 5's,if not a clean,then a 1,2 or 3 just to show that you can do it.

brewtus 12-14-2010 05:50 AM

Very nice, Motu. Welcome back. The Dark Side has missed you. :evil


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