What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    I have seen: a person cut a piece of wood, in the perfect round shape and drilled a hole in it and 2x4 for spacer, to use as a wheel for purposes like this... me who would also be cheap azz, kept pair of worn out wheels off a lawn mower, just in case I was in similiar needs... Nice thing about wood would be, you could start bigger diameter, and customise to suit smaller, without having to do more than just trim the "wheel"...

    I never thought or tried about doing the rear wheel for even more room at that end, say, in a storage area of a motorhome? Hmmmmm.
  2. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    If you didn't want to have to use tie downs, you could construct a mount similar to you see for bicycles in the back of vans/trucks. Take a small sheet of plywood, about the length of your truck bed side-to-side and about a foot wide. Cut a piece of 4x6 to fit between the fork tubes and drill a hole for the axle. Lag bolt this to the ply wood and now you can simply run the axle back through the front end and wood block and you bike is secured. Now no need to compress the forks when securing the bike. With a weldor and a bit of materials, you could make a more elegant solution, but the wood is easy to work with and most people with bikes also have the tools necessary for that type of work. Just and idea for you. Something similar could bee done for the rear if doing the back of the RV thought. You would need to secure it to the floor somehow though.

    Ken
  3. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    This should be a one-time thing. Usually if I'm going to have the camper hooked up (pop-up) and need to haul a bike, I just take the cap off. This time it's going to be longer than just the weekend and I'll need the cap to keep my crap secure.

    It was surprisingly easy - everything worked out just right. The bike is so light that just sliding it in with the forks was a piece of cake. There's gonna be so much crap packed in around it that the tie downs will probably be unnecessary anyway. :D
  4. Bent_boot42

    Bent_boot42 Adventurer

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    Last Sunday while riding at a trials school put on by team canada TDN I broke the kick-start return spring on my Sherco.

    Note: the spring is broken at both ends... the little end has lost about 1mm of length that would fit in the locating hole on the kick-start shaft, this is what broke while I was riding. after removing the spring I wiggled the bigger end and it just came apart in my hand (as you can see), I assume the metal was just very fatigued after 7yrs of life.
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  5. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    Mike
  6. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    mike next time you plan on coming up to WV give me a ring.... likely could've joined ya today for a few hours..
  7. deminimis

    deminimis I Eat Glue

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    Got back in the saddle last night after taking a couple of weeks off to mend. Seems I'm not 25yo anymore. Took it easy,,,for the most part, but found I was rather trigger shy. Screw that. I'm wearing my MX armor next time out and the sharp rocks beneath me (which I have a habit of flinging myself upon) be damned!


    On a completely different note, anyone come up with a good front fender substitute for newer bikes? The factory fenders are so simplistic, but so over priced. Heck even "generic" front trials fenders are stupid-expensive for what you get. I'm thinking a recumbent bike front fender ($15) might just be the ticket. Any other good ideas (other than quit crashing)?
  8. ridenm

    ridenm Long timer

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    I ordered new sprockets and chain from the UK for our Gas Gas TXT50 Boy (silly name). Going to the 60T rear from a 52T. Should make it much easier for Katy to participate at the Western Youth Nationals in Taos, which as everyone knows is a four-letter word meaning 'steep.'
  9. NVTS

    NVTS stupid hipster dufus

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    Brought home an 01 Scorpa. First trials bike. NVTS
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  10. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    Mike
  11. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    got your txt too late Mike.. I had Turnsleft and Sirloynz out at the property today hacking up some pretty good trials sections.. :clap
  12. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    Is this trail at Walker, Mike?
  13. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    I loaded up my two trials bikes and my flame wrench[cutting torch] and headed for Mark's house. When I got there Mark and Lorne were figuring out our moves for the day.:D

    Mark had picked up some[2] tires to plant and ride over. :D
    We had a #2 and a pick and wound up with this about a hour later. Lorne trying it out. Mark seeing how it's done.:deal

    First trip, made it first try.:clap

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    And the second try.:clap:clap

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    Ok; third go round, lets see something else.:evil

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    There is this hole with a cement thing/block in it. There was a piece of pipe sticking out of it, so we cut it off with the flame wrench. Then sent Lorne in to check it out.:wink:

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    Dropping in.

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    And coming out the other side.

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    Going back in.

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    And coming out.

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    Looking from the other side.

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    Hopping out of the hole. Seemed to be a bit of a lip on it.

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    I didn't get a picture of him going into the bushes so it must not have happened.

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    Next time I will bring the right helmet and try the hole. Don't know about the tires tho.:huh

    Someone went over backwards[no pic tho] and Lorne had to see how hot the pipe got on the GG.

    Thanks for having us over. Pert good trials riding, fun afternoon.
  14. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    great picks turnsleft.. thanks for coming over today.. great fun, and you 2 are a big help in getting me motivated to dial in the yard out here:D
  15. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    Yeah its centennial. lots of puddles and deep mud trenches....not my favorite trials riding...


    Mike
  16. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    Looks awesome!

    Mike
  17. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    Sirloynz to turnsleft: "Does this cement thinghy make my butt look big?" :lol3
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  18. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Rode with these guys.


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  19. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    Thats what is wrong with Trials bikes, skinny and without a seat. Makes every one's butt look big.:poser
  20. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    Ya, but what if your butt is already big? Does this Scorpa make it even bigger?

    Looks like a hootin'/hollerin' type of place there Mark!:thumb