What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Rode the state land across the road from my house. Followed old logging roads over stumps, logs, etc. Some quite unintentionally. Got lost at one point at realized I should be carrying some small essentials in case I hurt myself.
    I'm getting better at this, and it sure is a blast! I love this thing!
  2. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer

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    Rode up Mineral Fork Canyon with my pal Tom on his new to him TW200. The little scorpa did great, all 125 ccs of raw power!

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  3. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    Went out to San Ysidro today and got ther in time to see the most welcome sight in the desert, rain clouds
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    Played on the jungle Jim for a while, then tried to get video as the thunder rolled :clap
    http://youtu.be/-DFQSGyoCaA
    I was playing around at purple rocks when it started to rain, and it occurred to me that an arroyo might not br the best place to be when it's raining, so a fun session cut a little short. :D
  4. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    Cleaned my airfilter and airbox, made some swingarm graphics, installed a new kill switch, and took it off a sweet jump.

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  5. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Went on a trail ride with my wife (Gas Gas 125) and daughter (Beta 80), and me on the 4RT.

    Was a fun but simple ride... (I had to find every little hard spot in the trail to keep me entertained.) :D
  6. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Hi Folks
    Nice fun reading all your posts, Thanks
    So I rode my 2010 Beta 250 2T for Fathers day and all was well till the kick starter started making noises when it retuned to its proper position .
    I wonder if any one can point to a good thread for this issue :-)
  7. slicktop

    slicktop Been here awhile

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    Pull the clutch cover and remove the basket. you will be able to see the starter gear and idler. With the basket removed you will be able to operate the kick starter and investigate the movement. Lay the bike on its side when you pull the clutch cover and you will not have to drain the oil and coolant.
  8. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Thanks, too late:D I have the cover off but did not pull the clutch basket yet.
    I need to get to know the engine so not a bad idea to change the fluids anyway and now I have date and time to calculate when I need to do it again.
    My dealer reckons I might have it between gears rather than neutral but I think he may be wrong, I will check though.
    More on this in the next couple of days as I work my way through the issue, I do take a lot of photo's as I go along so I have a better chance of not being left with spare parts after its all back together :norton
  9. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Hi Folks, solved the problem it seems.
    The allen screw on the outside above the kick starter shaft had come loose.
    It s not easy to spot unless you take the exhaust system off the bike, the reason I saw it was because I had removed the clutch water pump and side cover unit to see what I could see inside the kick start mechanism. Then by chance I looked straight at it under the header and saw a space between the fibre washer and the crank case.
    So the fix is to pull the spark plug and rotate the kick starter half its travel then tighten the allen screw down ( i used 8 ft pounds ) and reassemble, refill fluids and your done.
    Hope this fix get spread around as it also happened to another friends 2T so I sent the info to him for the fix.
    So simply put I never needed to take anything but the exhaust system of to do the fix :-)
  10. Brainflex

    Brainflex Adventurer

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    Bought it! Just picked up a 1999 Sherco 250. It feels so wrong after years on enduro bikes. Gonna be fun learning to ride it.
  11. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Rode it! That's all I can do... :D


    Brain, you're gonna dig this. I just started too! Still working on basics...and trail-riding and exploring...slowly. It's addictive! :lol3
  12. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    That was the detent bolt for the kickstart shaft. It resembles an oil fill plug. 99% of the time leave it alone. Glad it was a cheap fix!:clap
  13. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    So it does what precisely, apart from keeping something connected to the kick starter in place :ear
  14. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    It holds it in the correct position. (KS. Shaft)
  15. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    OK looked it up :wink:
    That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.

    Being from over the pond I always knew it as a return stop or pawl component :D
  16. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Normally it would be a stop, but being an outside special bolt it is more like a detent used on certain shift drums. Remove it accidently you are screwed. Beta has always had one as long as I remember.
  17. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer

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    Loaned 'em, to the twenty somethings across the cul de sac. They're having a ball. Broke the clutch lever on the Honda and have replaced it. I will go over maintenance with them this weekend.
  18. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    An endo. :lol3
  19. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    i didn't actually do this on my trials bike today, but i did in my head. :lol3

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    does anybody else mentally see sections everywhere they go?
  20. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    Yup I have sections like that all over, in my head :D