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Forum: Trials 10-20-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I am not a Beta expert but 2 things come to mind....

I am not a Beta expert but 2 things come to mind. Try removing the pinch bolt. Maybe the axle has a groove like a shifter. Is there a spacer between the fork and the hub? Maybe it is seized to the...
Forum: Trials 10-06-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Motobene. Awesome pics and even more awesome...

Motobene. Awesome pics and even more awesome that you were able to change so many peoples' lives with the prosthetics. :clap:clap
Forum: Trials 10-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Thats_a_Five
[QUOTE=SCExpat;25219892]Being a <S>cheap bastard...

[QUOTE=SCExpat;25219892]Being a <S>cheap bastard </S>little thrifty I had thought about that and may just give it a try. The tops are good but the leading outside edges are a bit worn from hitting...
Forum: Trials 10-05-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Thats_a_Five
If the rest of the boots are OK, don't give up...

If the rest of the boots are OK, don't give up yet. I have glued new soles on boots with "Shoe-Goo." I ground down the old soles with a belt sander, cleaned them really well and made sure they were...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,274
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I saw a pic once of a guy who had his modern...

I saw a pic once of a guy who had his modern trials bike mounted sideways on the luggage rack of his Harley! Not too sure about the riding dynamics of having that weight up high above the rear...
Forum: Trials 09-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,965
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Gasgas squish height is usually 1 to 1.3 mm...

Gasgas squish height is usually 1 to 1.3 mm (.035" to .051"). According to their web site, Plastigage is available up to .070" in strips 4" long.
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,200
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Hey Mark, On your TLR200, I made a 1"...

Hey Mark,

On your TLR200, I made a 1" extension for the clutch actuating arm (by the pipe) for mine and the clutch is as light as my 4RT. Just make sure the cable is very free and lubed.
...
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I think ChuckRacer's point was to have the...

I think ChuckRacer's point was to have the current owner spend the $200 to prove it is clear of any liens
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,274
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I use one of the Spada helmets that I bought new...

I use one of the Spada helmets that I bought new on eBay from the UK. $100 including shipping to Seattle.

Good padding, removable liner and cheek pads for easy washing, good strap and clip. ...
Forum: Trials 09-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,168
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Motobene,<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...

Motobene,<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Figuring out things like this is the stuff of highly sophisticated flow dynamics programs and some...
Forum: Trials 09-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,965
Posted By Thats_a_Five
Soft solder can be used to measure squish height....

Soft solder can be used to measure squish height. A more professional way is to use "Plastigage." That is a soft plastic that is used like the way described for the solder. Most engine builders (moto...
Forum: Trials 09-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,965
Posted By Thats_a_Five
That is funny about the throttle cable. I know I...

That is funny about the throttle cable. I know I have made that same mistake multiple times but it did not even enter my head when you described it. That’s the kind of easy fix we all...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Thats_a_Five
It sounds like clutch drag. <?xml:namespace...

It sounds like clutch drag. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
How recently did you change the oil? Drag increases as oil gets dirty. ...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,965
Posted By Thats_a_Five
I agree with others, you probably have a vacuum...

I agree with others, you probably have a vacuum leak causing a lean condition making the engine not idle. That leak could be at several places such as a loose carb boot or loose reed block bolts and...
Forum: Trials 09-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,200
Posted By Thats_a_Five
For gnarly stuff you can’t beat a trials bike. ...

For gnarly stuff you can’t beat a trials bike. One of the things that makes them so good is the light weight and low center of gravity. A big contributor to that is the small fuel tank that limits...
Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,374
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, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 343,735
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 29,116
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 04-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 29,116
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 73,636
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
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 04-02-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,561
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 04-02-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 80,849
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 80,849
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 03-17-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
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, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,486
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, 02:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,374
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,486
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, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 343,735
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 29,116
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,103
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, 09:49 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 82,223
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
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...
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