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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By motobene
Some people get precip! I too am not yet...

Some people get precip!

I too am not yet sure how the weights attach. The flywheel is apparently different with maybe no holes for the fasteners used on the larger S3 weights.

I can also see...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By motobene
More detail. With disc brakes there has to...

More detail.

With disc brakes there has to be 'float' or lateral give somewhere. The caliper can float laterally on pins (many non-trials bikes with caliper pistons only on one side of the disc...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,071
Posted By motobene
I saw some mention of Schrader valves on fork...

I saw some mention of Schrader valves on fork caps. Those were primarily for adding air to comp for the too-soft springs of that era. As for the need to bleed air off forks, it's possible that is a...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By motobene
Of course it' s wait and see on what the KrAzY...

Of course it' s wait and see on what the KrAzY 225 actually feels like, but I could see the orange low comp head and the timing retardation trick. Sting, is that orange head you have for a 250? If...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By motobene
I remember them reducing that too-big bore then....

I remember them reducing that too-big bore then. Maniko was altitude riding so that was telling.

KrAzY called Lewisport to order the weight but the secretary did not have the application chart for...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By motobene
Never said 'nuthin' about changing rods. My...

Never said 'nuthin' about changing rods. My comments were about speculating over same/different between models and the potential crossovers. The part number for wrist pin bearing is different, so...
Forum: Trials 02-24-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,522
Posted By motobene
I really don't know as I have so far not much...

I really don't know as I have so far not much interest in vintage events (that could change as I get more crippled up from age). I've only ridden one A line in one vintage event in the last decade....
Forum: Trials 02-24-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By motobene
Just had a discussion with KrAzY, and he updated...

Just had a discussion with KrAzY, and he updated me on info.

The S3 kits rom RYP USA is $600, and includes the cylinder, piston, rings, wrist pin, gaskets, head, and (I assume standard compression...
Forum: Trials 02-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By motobene
S3 225cc Kit on '14 GasGas TXT125

GasGas Pro riders, the info below has possible modification implications no matter what size machine you ride, so it's not just about the relatively few 125s out there.
...
Forum: Trials 02-24-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,048
Posted By motobene
Wicked The Virtigo's market niche is high end and the...

The Virtigo's market niche is high end and the perceived best tech. I wonder what percentage of the trials market in the various countries are those guys who buy new every year and are attracted to...
Forum: Trials 02-24-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By motobene
Go for it! There are by far more 300s that any...

Go for it! There are by far more 300s that any other size in the market, so there are more choices. What year and model?
Forum: Trials 02-24-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,522
Posted By motobene
My first and only ride on an RTL 250, I went over...

My first and only ride on an RTL 250, I went over the bars. Applied the throttle a little to fast, the motor coughed and died, and I kept going. We laughed about it, and I never paid them a second...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By motobene
Gaprunr, I see you have a KLR 250. What a great...

Gaprunr, I see you have a KLR 250. What a great bike! I have two of them.

The modern crank and flywheel mass isn't that low, compared to, say, a Fantic. I think with the added flywheel weight...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By motobene
Given it's a single-phase alternator, I suspect...

Given it's a single-phase alternator, I suspect it's a sort of coarse grain sand dirty.
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By motobene
Sting makes a good point. We all like...

Sting makes a good point.

We all like to discuss the nuances between displacement, but of all types of motorcycles, the trials bikes have by far the least difference in parts between 125 and...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
Oooh... so not on a trials bike. Not in a very...

Oooh... so not on a trials bike. Not in a very small 24 to 28mm bore? They may know a lot, but if they have not set one up for a trials bike I'd be quite skeptical they could nail the low-speed...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,522
Posted By motobene
56? I remember when I was 56! That was about...

56? I remember when I was 56! That was about when the video of me on the green Fantic was taken. Seems so long ago:huh (ack)

Hopefully we all have quite a bit of saddle time left in us,...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By motobene
Rats, a brain fart. Yes the 303 is a monoshock. ...

Rats, a brain fart. Yes the 303 is a monoshock. I remember being in love with that yellow bike. A fellow in Texas had a nice new one when I first started riding trials.
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By motobene
How is it the voltage is getting as high as...

How is it the voltage is getting as high as 20VAC? Are you measuring the voltage with the yellow wire also connected to the voltage regulator, or just direct form the magneto? I'm assuming things...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By motobene
I found my `02 Sherco photos! I did an...

I found my `02 Sherco photos!

I did an article years ago on simplifying the wiring of the Shercos by remaking the original harness. Basically getting rid of the big switch and lights and cleaning...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By motobene
There was an early-model side cover that flexed...

There was an early-model side cover that flexed more, because I think it lacked a ring of webbing to stiffen the case against the slave cylinder piston forces where the top hat shaped piston sits on...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,522
Posted By motobene
A bit of an OT reply, but what is best? For me...

A bit of an OT reply, but what is best? For me best is any bike of any era that I can make work better. I'd not have a home in AHRMA because even if my bike was pre `79, I'd be fiddling with it...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By motobene
It's possible the flywheel key got sheared, so it...

It's possible the flywheel key got sheared, so it sparks, just not at the right time. Trials bikes are darned near impossible to push start.

If you have spark then one big blank is filled in. ...
Forum: Trials 02-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By motobene
Contact is a 250 (that's smart) base model. Olle...

Contact is a 250 (that's smart) base model. Olle suspension is good. It's basically just TXT really. This will be an excellent bike for most riders... or any
one.

When you move up in models...
Forum: Trials 02-14-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
Good info would be specifics about the exact...

Good info would be specifics about the exact setup of your Electron carb. Model, size, jetting, etc.
Forum: Trials 02-12-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,148
Posted By motobene
I think this may be the machine in collaboration...

I think this may be the machine in collaboration between Dave Yonce of Tulsa and Dale? It's been a long time coming. A clutch? Great! I think even electrics should benefit from clutches.
Forum: Trials 02-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
So this means you have actually seen the snot...

So this means you have actually seen the snot with your very own eyeballs... and more than once. I can shoot a pic of my snot through the microscope.
Forum: Trials 02-11-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
Sounds like it's a good time to Dell'Orto the...

Sounds like it's a good time to Dell'Orto the 300. Need to order an air boot donut though.
Forum: Trials 02-10-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 87,811
Posted By motobene
Here is the link to the second Comanche Cup at...

Here is the link to the second Comanche Cup at the Maudlin ranch SE of Amarillo, TX. Serious 900-foot drop canyon escarpment territory in a place one might mistakenly think is flat. Quite the...
Forum: Trials 02-10-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,936
Posted By motobene
So many good reviews out there. Here is one that...

So many good reviews out there. Here is one that covers a lot of territory with a quad light:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z7PUB5MYHc

Nice thing about this one is it has the standard...
Forum: Trials 02-10-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By motobene
I'm curious. Given you have to mask the bore...

I'm curious. Given you have to mask the bore anyway, why remove the bushings? You could just cap them with something.

I they are not worn out where the run on the pivot, they are worthy of...
Forum: Trials 02-10-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
Thanks! I wondered about this because I always...

Thanks! I wondered about this because I always put a little grease on the boot. I've learned to just put s sheen on it, and try to avoid any excess for that reason. When I pull the carb I'll check...
Forum: Trials 02-10-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
Thanks for that! I knew you'd have something...

Thanks for that! I knew you'd have something specific. #35 I have rightly or wrongly called the nozzle. It's the brass main jet holder that threads into the die cast aluminum bit they say not to...
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
It does, thanks. Many products with the good,...

It does, thanks. Many products with the good, toxic, stuff that really works well are disappearing or getting hard to find.
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By motobene
Just had this thought: I wonder if adoption of...

Just had this thought: I wonder if adoption of some electric bikes by clubs could be specifically used to attract new members? In other words marketing trials as 'green' and electric?

People...
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By motobene
Background music is an expected thing, like in...

Background music is an expected thing, like in the US, walking into a restaurant these days without 17 giant sports televisions in the face is rare. The issue may be how loud or how obnoxious. I've...
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By motobene
The wheelie-over problem is a trials Noob thing....

The wheelie-over problem is a trials Noob thing. It's also an inexperienced off-roader thing, like the angled log across the trail debacle, resulting in an ugly rear-end explosion and side-slip...
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
Thanks for the replies. This carb is stock. No...

Thanks for the replies. This carb is stock. No aftermarket adjusters. Some tendency earlier on to mysteriously flood the float bowl, but that stopped on its own. Maybe that is a clue for a sticky...
Forum: Trials 02-08-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By motobene
Keihin Intermittent Lean-Rich Condition

The Keihin on my `11 Raga has slowly been getting worse at going slightly rich, wherein the idle drops a bit, then sometimes lean, with the idle rising and sometimes being lean enough to bog when the...
Forum: Trials 02-05-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By motobene
Codina! Green and purple GasGas! Dale's...

Codina! Green and purple GasGas! Dale's somewhat monotonal narrations! Those were the days!

I find if funny that Dale digs at Codina for doing demos without a helmet.
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