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Forum: Trials Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
Posted By motobene
Beta Breaking Rear Hubs 'Insurance'

I have observed and heard about some rear hub failures at the sprocket attachment on some more recent 2-stroke models, 200 to 300cc. Due to the lateral position of the front sprocket, these models...
Forum: Trials Today, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By motobene
Yup! That one is still a source of bafflement to...

Yup! That one is still a source of bafflement to me.
Forum: Trials Today, 06:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,547
Posted By motobene
My wife rode a bit while I was gone. She said it...

My wife rode a bit while I was gone. She said it was 'stalling' on her.

I checked the bike, hoping I did not have YET AGAIN crap in the float bowl. I found she was simply running out of fuel!...
Forum: Trials Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,411
Posted By motobene
Have fun... wish I was riding instead of ranching...

Have fun... wish I was riding instead of ranching (endless projects and a wife who reminds me of them every day:wink:).

Got no feedback on filly transmission oil via the drain plug. That...
Forum: Trials Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By motobene
Yeah, I just tossed that one in here because the...

Yeah, I just tossed that one in here because the too-lean starter circuit is a very common problem for cold starting.

Righto, the 40 is a better choice for some bikes. They are all...
Forum: Trials Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By motobene
Glad this is working out for you. Many problems...

Glad this is working out for you. Many problems I've had take me to the depths, then I find out it is something simple(r). The intermittent ones are the worst for hair pulling. But every time I...
Forum: Trials Today, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By motobene
I watched the 2014 6-day's video recently. For...

I watched the 2014 6-day's video recently. For the first time I realized just how hard the sections really are (video makes them look flatter), especially with respect to the long event. Also, the...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,328
Posted By motobene
That is possible if they don't bust up their...

That is possible if they don't bust up their design team, or take out the smartest people because, well, smart people can be irritating to management.

As for 'Pro2', all the manufacturers are...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By motobene
Here is what I have generally found with...

Here is what I have generally found with Dell'Ortos:

The Dell'Orto carb is a great, but there are a couple of quirks that are irritating. Almost always the pilot jet is a tad small, 36 instead...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By motobene
Can I wheeze through it?

Can I wheeze through it?
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By motobene
That's a brutal event, but some things in the...

That's a brutal event, but some things in the document are mythical (not well justified), like the o-ring chain prohibition. I don't use o-ring chains because they are heavy, but I have used them in...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,411
Posted By motobene
You know, this can be very simple. You simply...

You know, this can be very simple. You simply lay the bike on its side and refill through the drain hole with an oil bottle with a gear oil filler thing screwed on and a hose (if needed). Once you...
Forum: Trials 04-23-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By motobene
Yellow and green color is a Euro standard for...

Yellow and green color is a Euro standard for ground wires. Black is just a ground wire too, apparently, and it won't matter where it attaches because ground is ground no matter where on the chassis.
Forum: Trials 04-23-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By motobene
I finally just got what you were saying, Sting. ...

I finally just got what you were saying, Sting. Yes, the space between the wires inside the wire sheath is a vent that goes up to the gas tank area.
Forum: Trials 04-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 36,275
Posted By motobene
Had one shock just blow after service and re...

Had one shock just blow after service and re valved. He rode it once and it was failing on him with loss of damping (gas getting into the piston area), then he traded it to another guy, who rode it...
Forum: Trials 04-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,328
Posted By motobene
Thanks for that. The typical messy translation...

Thanks for that. The typical messy translation into English makes some points hard to get.

This caught my eye: "The corporation has until May 16 to
close a deal and refinance its debt.
...
Forum: Trials 04-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By motobene
Interesting! Quad Vents to prevent post-jump...

Interesting! Quad Vents to prevent post-jump bogging from fuel- plugged vents!

Two possibilities: The two added vents aren't just more of the same, but rather may go down into the float bowl...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By motobene
When I buy used machines I too like to bottom...

When I buy used machines I too like to bottom feed. When it comes to exceptional finds it's a bit different calculation for me. I'll pay well for the cherries because it makes economic sense, and I...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,328
Posted By motobene
Well if GasGas did put in a knowingly problematic...

Well if GasGas did put in a knowingly problematic bearing after the hassle they have had with other bearings, shame on them... or what left of them:huh I ate a Polish sausage a few days ago, and I...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,086
Posted By motobene
That's a yellow bike, which implies the '200'...

That's a yellow bike, which implies the '200' model. Lucky, as that is the better engine size.

I'm wondering if the Belleville spring in that `02 is the older stiffer one? May want to look...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,047
Posted By motobene
This thread has been about conventional...

This thread has been about conventional flow-through forks, and also about what is called 'open' cartridge forks, which are also flow through (you just pump the rod to bleed them). The difficulty in...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By motobene
Two vents versus one? That made me think about...

Two vents versus one? That made me think about what is the purpose of float bowl venting?

- Venting fuel vaporization pressure, so that pressure does not resist the resupply of fuel into the float...
Forum: Trials 04-17-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By motobene
Here is what that bearing looks like: ...

Here is what that bearing looks like:

http://buffalodream.smugmug.com/Gas-Gas-Dogbone-Bearings/i-xKkcLbx/0/L/HK%20Bearing-L.jpg...
Forum: Trials 04-17-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By motobene
This is such a fundamental tool, and it gets used...

This is such a fundamental tool, and it gets used SO much, that $600 is like nothing.

I have never used any soap in the machine. Just water, and never heated. That's the beauty of pressure. ...
Forum: Trials 04-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,328
Posted By motobene
An issue when and where, and what, specifically? ...

An issue when and where, and what, specifically?

I'm not of Polish descent, so it's not like a personal dig, but where parts are sourced means what, exactly? Poland is way above Spain in...
Forum: Trials 04-17-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By motobene
FYI a "290" is 272cc, 24cc bigger than a "250."...

FYI a "290" is 272cc, 24cc bigger than a "250." :wink:
Forum: Trials 04-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By motobene
Pulled grounding wire right out? No way to...

Pulled grounding wire right out? No way to solder to a remnant and just re seal the coil?
Forum: Trials 04-17-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By motobene
Air flow is pulled through radiator and out the...

Air flow is pulled through radiator and out the back.
Forum: Trials 04-16-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By motobene
I heard a while back that copious knowledge and...

I heard a while back that copious knowledge and diplomacy skills got him bugger flicked off another venue. I wish him well.
Forum: Trials 04-16-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,328
Posted By motobene
Despite rumblings, the Gassers are still...

Despite rumblings, the Gassers are still apparently selling well. In USA, Dale has only one 2015 Racing left in stock, a 280. I'm tempted to snap it up as that is my favored engine size, but...
Forum: Trials 04-16-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By motobene
It does matter. Don't buy junk! When I...

It does matter. Don't buy junk!

When I lived in Michigan I plumbed a pressure washer (electric motor driven), into my house. Plug in hose and flip a switch. I could de-salt the cars in winter,...
Forum: Trials 04-16-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By motobene
Hey that's a neat bit for greasing!

Hey that's a neat bit for greasing!
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By motobene
Budget is one thing, but about skill level, newer...

Budget is one thing, but about skill level, newer and better tech helps the newbie, it does not hurt. Just in like the movie, Unforgiven, when it comes to tech, "Deserve ain't got nothing to do with...
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By motobene
I meant 250 to 300 doesn't matter much for...

I meant 250 to 300 doesn't matter much for someone who weighs 120kg.
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By motobene
Lineaway, was that you set up the AF guys? If...

Lineaway, was that you set up the AF guys? If so, great move! I'm sure they were just stunned by the experience. Maybe we'll attract a rider or two as a result?
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By motobene
Thank the heavens! We never had anyone...

Thank the heavens!

We never had anyone time out. Seldom did anyone get close. It was great to watch them hop, stop and stage, and collect themselves for a safer ride before the big ups.
...
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,536
Posted By motobene
I saw some youth come through my sections at the...

I saw some youth come through my sections at the national. One thing I noted more than once was stomp shifting, instead of shifting with steady pressure up and down. It was from a lack of 'machine...
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,536
Posted By motobene
Still don't know what "poofed" is. Dale standing...

Still don't know what "poofed" is. Dale standing behind a bike he sold, perhaps. I did hear an added noise in her engine when she rode Section 1 Saturday. It wasn't from the transmission.
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By motobene
My opinion: You could get by with either, because...

My opinion: You could get by with either, because especially at first, engine size does not matter much. A 250 has enough power to get the job done. One of the big mental transitions of trials from...
Forum: Trials 04-14-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,222
Posted By motobene
It's too exotic a consideration for me:hmmmmm,...

It's too exotic a consideration for me:hmmmmm, what with ranch critters, funerals and every other thing. I'd LIKE very much to be there but can't do it, unfortunately.

A big goal for us this...
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