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Forum: Trials Today, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By motobene
Already an orange bike in the market! A Scorpo,...

Already an orange bike in the market! A Scorpo, or Sherca! :poser
Forum: Trials Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 90,409
Posted By motobene
Sooner Cup at Ravia/Tishomingo, OK is going on...

Sooner Cup at Ravia/Tishomingo, OK is going on this weekend. Always a premier spot and event. I can't be there today, but will go tomorrow.

Then April 11 & 12 is the National at the stellar...
Forum: Trials Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
Having just successfully de-eviled yet another...

Having just successfully de-eviled yet another clutch, this time a horrible clutch on a 2000 HRC Montesa 2-stroke, by removing two of the six clutch springs, I wondered if the Beta 80 has an even...
Forum: Trials Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,477
Posted By motobene
One can, on the Jr. perhaps, but ours has the...

One can, on the Jr. perhaps, but ours has the full-size wheels and tires already. They are AJP with the last revision of AJP 4-puck calipers, same as on my `10 Econo.
Forum: Trials Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By motobene
Other than the Trunkenpolz involvement in Penton,...

Other than the Trunkenpolz involvement in Penton, and Penton had a trials bike, it'd prove a distraction to them. They know there is already more supply than demand, and that supply is well educated...
Forum: Trials Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By motobene
What plates are available is relevant, and a...

What plates are available is relevant, and a person can source them out to pay money. But tossing two springs will give excellent results. Who knows? Possibly better. Sure makes the pull easier...
Forum: Trials Today, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By motobene
Be great fun to watch Cody and Pat duke it out. ...

Be great fun to watch Cody and Pat duke it out. I may be checking a section there, in which I'll get to see a whole lot in one section!
Forum: Trials Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By motobene
Nice to see more oldes fartes out:clap there...

Nice to see more oldes fartes out:clap there twitchin the bars.

+1 on tires! Just worked on a 14-year old bike with a Michelin X11 rear and Dunlop 803 front... both with lots of years. It's...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
We rode the 80 for hours yesterday, no problems. ...

We rode the 80 for hours yesterday, no problems. Maybe the last of the mystery crap has finally cleared out?
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,477
Posted By motobene
I hope they offer a 180-200cc kit!

I hope they offer a 180-200cc kit!
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By motobene
Kawasaki put a lot of effort into the KT. I think...

Kawasaki put a lot of effort into the KT. I think it's a pretty good bike of that era.

Here is a Swiss web site on the history of the KT:

...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,932
Posted By motobene
I looked at that thread and... not much added and...

I looked at that thread and... not much added and some unfortunate low-brow comments over blowing up gearboxes.

Israelis are very productive, practical, and business savvy. Maybe there is...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By motobene
Truth be spoken! I watched Sadie ride her...

Truth be spoken! I watched Sadie ride her squeaky-dry chain Gasser to a handful of points in the Intermediate line at Palo Duro. Those 'She devils' are dead calm, and unflappable. You never hear a...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By motobene
That is the shortest swing arm I've ever seen!...

That is the shortest swing arm I've ever seen! :yikes
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By motobene
Great bike. I just edited the OP better. This...

Great bike. I just edited the OP better. This would be a great bike in the slick stuff. Lots of rear wheel weighting before body input.
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By motobene
2 Stroke HRC Montesa 315R Clutch Mod

I had a student yesterday at the ranch for an all-day course. The first part of the course is bike setup and tweaks because often students come in with baggage from the dust-and-mayhem fast-bike...
Forum: Trials 03-26-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,477
Posted By motobene
I HEARD that too and hope it's true! In a...

I HEARD that too and hope it's true!

In a public forum elsewhere I took statements of mega praise from a larger dealer and someone who said they were intimately involved in the design revision of...
Forum: Trials 03-26-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By motobene
Great post! My most frugal way to go to...

Great post!

My most frugal way to go to events is in the $2,800 2005 Dodge Caravan. Back seats out, I can roll my 300 Raga in and out the side doors and tie tot he seat studs in the floor. ...
Forum: Trials 03-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,477
Posted By motobene
Have info from Jim Snell that the 225cc kit will...

Have info from Jim Snell that the 225cc kit will not fit the 2015 model 125, but he did not so far detail why.

The 2015 has a number of design revisions over 2014. The engine design looks very...
Forum: Trials 03-25-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
Petcock? It's a strange little beast I can't get...

Petcock? It's a strange little beast I can't get apart. It's now upstream of the 100-micron fuel filter, so it is theoretically possible to get <0.0039" particulates in the carb.

I just figure...
Forum: Trials 03-25-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By motobene
We in Oklahoma are better off than many places,...

We in Oklahoma are better off than many places, so I ought not complain. I remember the days when I was THE only trials rider in South Carolina, which is just one of several reasons I stayed on a few...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By motobene
Nice work! Springs on adjuster screws are their...

Nice work! Springs on adjuster screws are their prevailing torque, which is what thread 'lockers' do. Very surprised you had something like that on your idle screw.

If I do use Loktite I also...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By motobene
Good advice. I have seen that too. I will pull...

Good advice. I have seen that too. I will pull my greased screws and do Loktite as well.
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
Newsflash! Plugged pilot and grit in carb again...

Newsflash! Plugged pilot and grit in carb again yesterday after a solid hour of me playing joyfully on the bike (I really like this thing!)

This is getting insane. With a fuel filter the crap...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By motobene
We're a big country with a lot of huge mungus...

We're a big country with a lot of huge mungus vehicles. A drive across Texas is like Berlin to Moscow but, our fuel is MUCH cheaper than theirs and our miles are easier to drive than Euro or UK miles...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,149
Posted By motobene
My educated guess is the rebound is be the one on...

My educated guess is the rebound is be the one on the left with the series of holes that dump fluid on the up stroke.

You can also tell by flooding a fork tube with any oil and push and pull on...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By motobene
I had never thought of that, removing each nipple...

I had never thought of that, removing each nipple and antisieze. I suppose everyone has his fears, mine in this case being losing wheel true by fully backing out one nipple at a time. I've had...
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By motobene
Setup Tips for Problem-Free Wheels

...at least hat's the goal.

I welcome any wheel tips you all have. Some of my suggestions can provoke fears and cautions. That's fine. Please back them up with as many facts as possible, however....
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By motobene
Motor size is wonderfully irrelevant to being...

Motor size is wonderfully irrelevant to being competitive.:clap
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
My wife rode he Beta 80 yesterday for several...

My wife rode he Beta 80 yesterday for several hours. Gosh the thing is really running great! She's getting addicted and that is good... very good.
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
New stuff n the Beta: The footpegs are...

New stuff n the Beta:

The footpegs are horrid old-style things. Slick and too small, so I dug around in the shed and found two of the stainless steel blanks, first revision, left over from when I...
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
True, and sidetracks are fun! :happay The most...

True, and sidetracks are fun! :happay The most important mod, as you know, is chucking 2 of the 6 clutch springs. I heard a voice mail yesterday from a rider in Texas who 'risked' that mod and...
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By motobene
Welcome! Not much risk, and if you had a...

Welcome!

Not much risk, and if you had a problem Dale would stand behind you. So too Ryan Young is you go Sherco. I really like the Shercos in general, since they went to a GasGas-style,...
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By motobene
Movie? Whirl in time with rpm? Gears? Change...

Movie? Whirl in time with rpm? Gears? Change with clutch in and out?
Forum: Trials 03-22-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By motobene
I see the GG web site shows 1997 as the first...

I see the GG web site shows 1997 as the first model year a 200 shows up. I may be getting confused about 143cc. Seems to me there was a 160 model, but maybe we just called it that. Seems so long...
Forum: Trials 03-22-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,176
Posted By motobene
That's pretty thin stuff. What bike you thinking...

That's pretty thin stuff. What bike you thinking of putting it in?
Forum: Trials 03-22-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By motobene
Pix please!

Pix please!
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,797
Posted By motobene
In keeping with the title of this thread, they...

In keeping with the title of this thread, they why not the model name Master right over the Beta:clap
Forum: Trials 03-22-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,741
Posted By motobene
+1!

+1!
Forum: Trials 03-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By motobene
I had one of those a few years earlier. It was...

I had one of those a few years earlier. It was called a 160 but I think it was actually 143cc. Pretty solid. Heavier than the later Pro model. Mine was a vibrator, but otherwise was a good bike.
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