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Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,616
Posted By Thats_a_Five
4 ounces seems about right. The manual say to...

4 ounces seems about right. The manual say to drain the forks, remove the spacers and springs, collapse the forks fully, then fill to 4.65 inches down from the top of the tube. Then install the...
Forum: Trials 08-04-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 302,349
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Great riding Brian! :clap From the guy he...

Great riding Brian! :clap
From the guy he beat into second place. LOL
Forum: Trials 08-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I have seen situations (not on the Montesa) where...

I have seen situations (not on the Montesa) where the drill or tap broke through the inside of the casting allowing oil to leak into the threads. That oil will weep along the bolt, and leak out...
Forum: Trials 04-24-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Sideup has covered it really well. It is an...

Sideup has covered it really well. It is an awesome venue and the guys who set the trial do a terrific job. I think the 1600 feet may be the highest point. I never even touched my jetting (home...
Forum: Trials 04-23-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I am running 50/50 mix exactly as you described...

I am running 50/50 mix exactly as you described in my forks. Started with clickers all the way out and have gradually turned them in. I think I am 4 in on rebound (top) and 3 in on compression...
Forum: Trials 04-16-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 61,135
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I have one for about the same use. Pegs down...

I have one for about the same use. Pegs down about 2" works for me. Larger pegs are good but interfere with kicker.

11 tooth front sprocket helped a lot for slow riding.

Added about...
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I had one of those a few years ago. Got it in...

I had one of those a few years ago. Got it in similar condition, except I had to clean the rodent den out of the air box before it would start!

What a torque monster. You can just tractor...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I remember in the '60's, when my brother's...

I remember in the '60's, when my brother's Triumph Scrambler had a "dead man switch" on the bars. It involved a piece of broken hack saw blade taped to the bars and wired to the back side of the...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 72,178
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I changed to a 9 tooth front a while ago and it...

I changed to a 9 tooth front a while ago and it really helps me to go slowly through the sections without having to constantly feather the clutch. It helped with low end acceleration, but also...
Forum: Trials 03-30-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By Thats_a_Five
To help with the "Rider" anxiety, get some...

To help with the "Rider" anxiety, get some surveyor's tape (some places call it "flagging") and tape out some sections where you practice. If you practice with a buddy, have them call "Rider" then...
Forum: Trials 03-27-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 72,178
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Cholla, first, congrats on your first trials...

Cholla, first, congrats on your first trials bike. Warning, once you start riding, you will find that everything you look at will have you asking "can I ride that?" I see obstacles and sections...
Forum: Trials 03-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By Thats_a_Five
With the additional info, it does sound like some...

With the additional info, it does sound like some problem with the tire. And BTW, we Americans are getting tired of you spelling it tyre. Must be time to re-tire that spelling! :pain

I...
Forum: Trials 03-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By Thats_a_Five
What is the bike? Make and year? Does it have a...

What is the bike? Make and year? Does it have a rim designed for a tubeless tire?

Many vintage bikes have rims designed for tube type tires. The rim width and shape is not designed to...
Forum: Trials 03-06-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Yes, you can do this on your Sherco (it is a...

Yes, you can do this on your Sherco (it is a 2-stroke right?).

The mid pipe usually has a perforated pipe connecting the inlet and outlet. The perforations allow the exhaust gases to expand...
Forum: Trials 03-06-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,616
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Common upgrades: 1) Pegs lowered and...

Common upgrades:

1) Pegs lowered and moved back
2) Change jetting to reduce lean running
3) Advance cam timing
4) Cut and weld frame to steepen steering head angle
5) Battery eliminator...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By Thats_a_Five
It does look like it was done before. I do not...

It does look like it was done before. I do not understand why people reweld the back on. Why not get a slightly larger piece of aluminum and screw or pop rivet it on. It would sure make it easier...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 302,349
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Mounting tires

There are 2 main challenges to mounting a tubeless tire: 1) Getting it to start to seat so it will inflate and 2) getting the bead to seat completely.

tips:
Getting it to start. New tires...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I finally got to changing the fork fluid in my...

I finally got to changing the fork fluid in my 05 4RT. One day of riding yesterday and I like the change. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>...
Forum: Trials 02-19-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Thats_a_Five
With all due respect to Motobene, here is another...

With all due respect to Motobene, here is another perspective. Either of those older bikes will give you a platform to get into riding at an affordable cost.

There is no substitute for...
Forum: Trials 02-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I had a94 JT25 for several years and it taught me...

I had a94 JT25 for several years and it taught me so much. Great bike. As I recall, you can drain the forks by removing the small plugs on the back side of the fork. Then refill from the top. You...
Forum: Trials 02-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I will try to remember to get some pics this...

I will try to remember to get some pics this weekend at the trail in Marysville.

Bill
Forum: Trials 02-03-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By Thats_a_Five
One of my riding buddies has a 5' x 10' box...

One of my riding buddies has a 5' x 10' box trailer and he made a rail that mounts on the left side with metal plates welded that stick out toward the center of the trailer about 3"- 4". This rail...
Forum: Trials 02-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Thats_a_Five
There are options of how to ride over a log of...

There are options of how to ride over a log of that size. Clearly you have to lift the front wheel. Compressing the suspension, then doing a wheelie will do that.

If you simply drive the...
Forum: Trials 01-29-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 71,486
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Seattle area trial Feb 9, 2014

Puget Sound Trialers Icy Penguin Trial
Feb 9, 2014
8:30 AM signup
8111 31st Ave NE
Tulalip WA 98271
close to Marysville WA

Modern trials with multiple classes.
Vintage class
Forum: Trials 01-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Thats_a_Five
There is a trial in Marysville on Feb 9. I think...

There is a trial in Marysville on Feb 9. I think Mark is planning to come and spectate or maybe ride. Have your brother contact Mark or me for more info.

FYI, the PST website works best if...
Forum: Trials 01-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Sounds like a simple fix. 3 Choices: 1)...

Sounds like a simple fix. 3 Choices:
1) Install a slightly shorter bolt
2) Grind the current screw to shorten it a little
3) Put a washer under the head of the screw.
Forum: Trials 01-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,713
Posted By Thats_a_Five
XB12R I see that you are in the Pacific Northwest...

XB12R I see that you are in the Pacific Northwest on the east side of the mountains. You might want to hook up with the guys from COTA (Portland) or INTA (Spokane). There are some great riding...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I think it is more important to keep one finger...

I think it is more important to keep one finger on the clutch than the brake. Pull in the clutch and the front end will drop immediately. Of course, if you just dump the clutch after, the front...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Thats_a_Five
You already got some great advice here. The...

You already got some great advice here. The clutch and "whiskey throttle" are good things to work on but I am going right back to where you started. Why is your foot coming off the peg in the first...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Part of my previous resistance came from reading...

Part of my previous resistance came from reading the factory manual about getting to the clutch and it stared with "drain the coolant, remove the water pump, remove the kick lever, ......). Then I...
Forum: Trials 01-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I finally got to start making some of the mods...

I finally got to start making some of the mods listed in this thread. First thing - turned front rebound to minimum. Didn't notice a big difference so thorough cleaning and lighter oil are on the...
Forum: Trials 12-18-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I would still suggest a thorough carb cleaning. ...

I would still suggest a thorough carb cleaning. Soak the entire carb, not just the brass parts. Then blow through all the holes you can find with compressed air. It still sounds like a fuel supply...
Forum: Trials 12-07-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I got an LED light from ebay that works great. It...

I got an LED light from ebay that works great. It is 12 volt, 15 watt and cost about US $20. It is very bright. 1200 lumens. Mine is a spot pattern. It might be better to get a little wider beam but...
Forum: Trials 11-19-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
4RT mods

Motobene,

I have not made any mods yet.... I fully intend to.

I really appreciate the detailed descriptions of what you did and how it worked. I just got my 4RT this summer and love...
Forum: Trials 11-18-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 72,178
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Rear Brakes

Yes, I had the same thing happen on mine, except I noticed the extra drag before it caught on fire. It was seriously hot though. This was on the second loop of an event right after I got my 4RT this...
Forum: Trials 11-07-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Great stuff guys! I can't wait to get back...

Great stuff guys! I can't wait to get back stateside so I can apply some of these improvements to my '05 4RT.

Have you done anything to reduce the throttle braking? I know, "learn better...
Forum: Trials 10-28-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,667
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I got my 2005 4RT this summer. I have no idea...

I got my 2005 4RT this summer. I have no idea what clutch plates are in it. What is the difference between the '05 and '06 plates? Are the newer ones worth the cost of changing? I am a Novice to...
Forum: Trials 07-18-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 71,319
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Exhaust Mods

I agree, that I would rather not do any irreversible mods to the exhaust. the system is in very good, original condition. This bike is still street legal and I also have other bikes for...
Forum: Trials 07-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 71,319
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Thnaks

Intake mods done, exhaust pending time to do it. Thanks
Forum: Trials 07-17-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 71,319
Posted By Thats_a_Five
CDI Box

Is the CDI box a "Plug and Play" or do I have to sort out what wires to connect to what? I see 2 versions on eBay, one looks like a plain black box the other looks like it is an aluminum box with...
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