What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    It's tubeless. Had to make a quick run to the bank so I swung by my neighborhood auto shop and had them set it with strict instructions to not overinflate it. We'll see.
  2. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Not over inflate is hard when getting the bead to seat... I had to use like 70-75 PSI to get my last one to seat, then dropped it back down to 3.5...
  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Bead seated, but it's still leaking around a nipple. Guess I'll have to completely strip and clean then do a reseal.
  4. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I need to do a strip down, clean, and reseal on my wife's Gas Gas rear wheel as well. however it will currently hold air for about a day or two so we can do events and rides as long as we check the tire before the start of the day.

    Good luck. (not that you need it) :thumb
  5. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Just checked it again and it's the same nipple as before. I think I'll just concentrate on that one and make sure it's completely clean before I reseal it. I just hate having to break the bead again.

    Some might call this process character building, but at almost 60 I think I have all the character I need.
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  6. Buschog

    Buschog Been here awhile

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    The tire beader that was posted is the same thing as using a tube in my poorly phrased description.

    My rear tire had (has?) Several small leaks. I gave it a dose of liquitube (like slime only better?) last night. We'll see how it works
  7. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Long timer

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    Put an hour meter on it then took it for my first ever ride on a trials bike.

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  8. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    Washed and ready for maintenance.
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  9. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Looked at it as I walked by....
  10. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    Maintenance:
    Clean/oil air filter
    Adjust chain
    Change oil
    Re-jet carburetor (Old 48 pilot/125 main - New 52 pilot/120 main) Looking forward to test ride.
    De-carbon spark arrestor tip
    Check tire pressures
    Coolant check
    Bolt check
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  11. Buschog

    Buschog Been here awhile

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    I rode it for the first time in over a month. The weird part was that I had more control over the bike, balance, throttle and clutch than I ever have. I still made plenty of mistakes, but it was a successful return to the trials bike.

    Event next weekend will be the first I've been able to get to in over 2 months.
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  12. hondabtr

    hondabtr Adventurer

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    Rode in the WOTA Door County event. Second event ever. Only fell off twice which is about a 500% improvement from the first one.
  13. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    Bitey little critters ain't they? :D Great place to play by the looks. Have fun and embrace the addiction. Awesome screen shot / photo.
  14. ZippyGasGas

    ZippyGasGas Been here awhile

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    Well, this starts last weekend. Rode an event and on the final section of the day my bike makes an odd noise in the rear suspension.
    After investigation I discover the rear shock shaft has parted ways with the bottom yoke.
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    After a week of work, I pop on over to buddy Biff's Saturday and we install his spare shock. Bonus, now I can ride on Sunday (yesterday)
    I show up for the event, and it's hot. HOT Sunshine and 90 F HOT. (for us Northern folk that is burst into flames weather)
    I rode one loop with the new riding pants and jersey my wife was nice enough to find me because she is tired of the burns and cuts on my legs from wearing shorts. After one loop I just could not take it and had to back to shorts............. hey I tried.

    OH and some guy named Phil showed up, I got to talk with him, his wife and father-in-law a bit. Great people very friendly and just plain fun to talk to.
    I really had to get a photo of Phil with the Team WGASA Penguin to commemorate the occasion.
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    a little video of him riding a section, I rode the same section/line, but my ride did not look quite like his. :eek2
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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Sturgeon Bay?
  16. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Cool reading about shock death and a MOTA trial with Phil Smagical.

    First broken shock shaft I've seen in a long time!
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  17. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    We rode a lot, and hard all day yesterday. I could barely move when I finally got home.....
  18. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Long timer

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    Rode it for the second time. Practiced off-camber turns in soft soil, slow tight balance turns, body position and clutch control on climbs, rocky uphills and downhills.
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  19. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    After watching a couple of videos yesterday I decided it a better plan to just start over with the rear wheel. I've ordered a new rim strip & a tire beader from RYP, and will strip & clean the wheel as shown in Jim Snell's video.
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  20. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I believe that M is upside down.