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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By motobene
Hmm. No fluid getting through the master...

Hmm. No fluid getting through the master cylinder sounds like the piston is not returning fully to the stop clip, blocking the brake fluid refresh hole from the reservoir. In the fully returned...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,438
Posted By motobene
My bike ran so sweetly for the Flint Hills event...

My bike ran so sweetly for the Flint Hills event I'm wondering if I can justify carving up a head insert. Mmm yeah, I can. But I'm going to ride the last two events in the series as is, then do that...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By motobene
It could be stiffer springs to handle the added...

It could be stiffer springs to handle the added toque on the clutch on the road in 6th gear. Very easy fix if that ever proves irritating. The set of trials springs or remove 2 of the six like I...
Forum: Trials 10-17-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By motobene
So many good choices for tires. IRC, Dunlop,...

So many good choices for tires. IRC, Dunlop, Michelin, and V Rubber. Guess I've just gotten into a habit with Michelin, X11 rear (better durability than X-Lite) and X-Lite front (better feel than...
Forum: Trials 10-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By motobene
Agree with this. The 200 is a very nice trials...

Agree with this. The 200 is a very nice trials machine in lower altitudes. For trail work the 300 would be my pick. The new 300s are not over powerful or too quick like some of the past ones were.
Forum: Trials 10-17-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By motobene
If it was the bearing problem it'd not sound like...

If it was the bearing problem it'd not sound like pinging and it would not go away with a fuel change. Fortunately there were very few of the ones with the problem bearings.
Forum: Trials 10-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By motobene
There is no manufacturer laser etched on the...

There is no manufacturer laser etched on the bearing, only the GasGas part number. These are not a commercial main bearing, but rather one specfic to a GasGas and with an integrated seal. Who knows...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
Here are the AVTA cards and their color...

Here are the AVTA cards and their color assignments in their 'key' that was publically displayed.

I was wrong about their color order in the morning. They used a different sequence. What would be...
Forum: Trials 10-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By motobene
The specific AJP bleeder thread is the common M6...

The specific AJP bleeder thread is the common M6 X 1.0 (standard metric coarse) and the barb end of the mountain bike fitting is for 4mm hose.

A person could make a pressure bleeding fitting...
Forum: Trials 10-13-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By motobene
It's been too long! The last one of those I did...

It's been too long! The last one of those I did was 14 years ago :puke1

Sometimes just bumbling through patiently is the only way to go. YouTube has a lot of instructional vids. I'd look to...
Forum: Trials 10-13-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
Just rode the AVTA Flit Hills 2-day near Sedan,...

Just rode the AVTA Flit Hills 2-day near Sedan, KS. Fun event! They used colored splits and very simple marking. Their progression was green, black, red, with red being the higher of the three skill...
Forum: Trials 10-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By motobene
Gas Gas Crackling Walnut-Sound Main Bearings

You all may recall the long thread I started about getting deep inside the GasGas Pro engine, specifically about vibrations and re fitting main bearings, wherein I included photos taken through a...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
Not from me. In our area we have 3 lines in the...

Not from me. In our area we have 3 lines in the morning, and 3 lines in the afternoon with some special lines for the oddballs, the Senior Experts, or they get assigned the Expert lines in some...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
I looked and you are right. My apologies. I...

I looked and you are right. My apologies. I brought that subject into my own thread. This mole is whacking himself.
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
How did we get back to the FIM and ambiguous stop...

How did we get back to the FIM and ambiguous stop from section marking? Wackamole!
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By motobene
I quite liked it when I figured out how to ride...

I quite liked it when I figured out how to ride with almost no throttle input but lots of leg-burning muscle action!
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By motobene
A bleeder must be opened up to pass fluid in...

A bleeder must be opened up to pass fluid in reverse. The tapered ends of the typical bleeders suck for mounting hoses, and the fitting is loose when open so it will leak. To pressure bleed you need...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By motobene
I like the riding idea. It's amazing what...

I like the riding idea.

It's amazing what you can ride on with sheet metal screws in the tires and borderline-low pressures. I found the limit in Michigan was not ice or even snow on ice, but...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
I disagree. Then again we need all kinds is...

I disagree. Then again we need all kinds is personalities in trials, from royalists and rebels.
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By motobene
So much about body or bike trials is in the mind...

So much about body or bike trials is in the mind :wink:
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By motobene
The Aprillia was one of the heavier trials bikes...

The Aprillia was one of the heavier trials bikes produced. A major component of the overall weight is the Rotax rotary-valve engine. Very powerful, but also chunky, not being designed with trials...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,438
Posted By motobene
One other thing. You can use a thin piece of...

One other thing. You can use a thin piece of shim plastic or old film to work in under the seal and try to work the little dirt particle out. Just did that on my KLX USD fork prior to a 700-mile...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
A photo of the polyfoam cards would be great! ...

A photo of the polyfoam cards would be great!

I see in the Euro-FIM event videos, when I can keep up with the minced up half-second frames, single-wire things that stick in the ground and have...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
Back in the `90s in Michigan I really pushed to...

Back in the `90s in Michigan I really pushed to make all class codes single letter. Our score cards were black and white paper blanks, and we'd write on them with a black magic marker. Big and...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
Exactly my point! Two cards to make gates when...

Exactly my point! Two cards to make gates when one and the perimeter tape would do becomes an easier way to mark a section only if one accepts the over constraint on section design to begin with. As...
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By motobene
Latest repairs: - More garden hose pin...

Latest repairs:

- More garden hose pin holes

- Big Agnes sleeping back air mattress pad 10 pin hole leaks

- Arai helmet rubber chin strip (silicone 1 was lasting only a year)

...
Forum: Trials 10-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
I couldn't agree more and glad you are...

I couldn't agree more and glad you are reconsidering colored gates. Also glad to hear some clubs are using colored gates. The NATC and FIM have developed some pretty good gate systems and it would be...
Forum: Trials 10-06-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By motobene
One sock is a common assumption because, well,...

One sock is a common assumption because, well, doesn't everyone just wear one sock at a time? But in the prosthetics world you learn all about sizing rigid sockets to bodies that vary in fluid volume...
Forum: Trials 10-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,438
Posted By motobene
I 'disprefer' USD (upside-down) forks (by a lot)!...

I 'disprefer' USD (upside-down) forks (by a lot)! They predominate off road bikes and limit steering degrees. Thankfully with trials, like tubeless front tires, USD forks did not last long. USD...
Forum: Trials 10-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By motobene
I have an 11-1/2 to 12 foot. I was given a...

I have an 11-1/2 to 12 foot. I was given a Gaerne size 13 boot. I only use one boot because the if the right foot breaks, I just bolt a new one on :clap

At first I thought the 13 boot would be...
Forum: Trials 10-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,491
Posted By motobene
As I have aged, I've evolved into a riding style...

As I have aged, I've evolved into a riding style that is pushes into the skills but is lower risk. The idea is to try the bigger stuff with a minder (seldom) keep a nice pace on the faster bikes, but...
Forum: Trials 10-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By motobene
I thought the saw pic would be funny. And no, it...

I thought the saw pic would be funny. And no, it wasn't a saw, though I have been accused of being so hands and high on physical work that I sometimes leave my hands ON the work.

When I hung...
Forum: Trials 10-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By motobene
Yikers! Not a nice crash. Heal up! ...

Yikers! Not a nice crash.

Heal up! I've been sick for a week, so we're even :huh (ack)

That ledge clean was from a successful 90-degree left rear hop turn, right, aided by the pulse...
Forum: Trials 10-04-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By motobene
Hope the Sport 2-stroke is the 300. My...

Hope the Sport 2-stroke is the 300.

My friend has a 4-stroke 300 he has outfitted just like in the pic. Call it his 'bumper bike.' Too bad Sherco didn't keep producing their 320cc 4 stroke and...
Forum: Trials 10-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,438
Posted By motobene
Strangle, I like that. Maybe today I can get...

Strangle, I like that. Maybe today I can get started on prep for next week. I had to run the last 2-day with my 112 (Keihin) altitude main jets because of lack of prep time. It ran great! I also...
Forum: Trials 10-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By motobene
The relationship between speed a gears is a...

The relationship between speed a gears is a simple one, but in this case it's not so simple. On a typical trials bike, clearing steep obstacles in third gear - even from a dead stop - is frequently...
Forum: Trials 10-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
As a general rule I believe in solid ribboning...

As a general rule I believe in solid ribboning section perimeters. But I've also stopped tape at significant natural boundaries then picked back up on the other side, particularly when running the...
Forum: Trials 10-03-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By motobene
Whatever 205 is, it must be SHOCKINGLY bad! :rofl

Whatever 205 is, it must be SHOCKINGLY bad! :rofl
Forum: Trials 10-03-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
Interesting! A group of us on the west side of...

Interesting! A group of us on the west side of lower Michigan were the West Michigan Trials Club in the `90s. One of the things we did at that time was to emphasize marking quality and influence the...
Forum: Trials 10-03-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By motobene
On behalf of all, you are welcome. And glad you...

On behalf of all, you are welcome. And glad you are back with us!

I like design in general and find section design utterly fascinating. If I could make good money building and designing...
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