What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    How would you like to land this?

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    Karl Davis



    ....or this?


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  2. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    I continued going through my new to me 4rt. So far it looks like the bike was put away without much thought after each ride. So far I've found the following:
    The air filter was full of pine needles
    the swing are bearing were dry and loose requiring new link plates
    the head bearing were too tight
    the fork oil was shiny silver
    chain tensioner arm was loose and worn beyond repair
    Rear wheel has a flat spot that is likely not fixable, but still rideable
    rear rotor is slightly bent
    side stand extends too far forward
    throttle was sticky and didn't spring back closed
    drain plug missing from the airbox
    rear wheel bearings knotchy

    Here's what I've done so far
    ziptie stitched the cracked fender and drilled a relief hole to stop the crack
    cleaned the air filer and airbox
    changed fork oil
    lube and tensioned head bearing
    removed fork spring and rear shock to investigate custom wound stiffer springs


    Things left to do
    Change engine and trans oil
    check valves
    flush coolant
    replace chain tensionor and rear wheel bearings
    straighten rotor?
    lube swingarm bearings
    lube linkage
    reinstall shock/spring
    bleed brakes/clutch
    figure out taller bars

    Hopefully my parts arrive on Monday and I can get everything buttoned up and read to ride by next weekend.
  3. NVTS

    NVTS stupid hipster dufus

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  4. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Last week we had this:

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    Some kind of tranny problem. :uhoh


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    Last night Lineaway came over and helped me put it all back together. It was a long night, but we were determined to get it all done. At least I was! :rofl

    Thanks Bob!!:thumb

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    A few "issues" remained but it seems like all is good now! I am so stoked that it all worked out and that there are guys like Bob out there willing to share their knowledge and time!! :webers
  5. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Awesome lineaway!! Thanks for helping out a buddy Bob...you rock!! :clap

    Good news Gordy! We should get a good break in this weekend! :thumb
  6. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    If you didn't ride it like such a Pro, you would not have these issues.... :lol3


    Glad to see you have it back together. You owe Bob a case of beer!! :evil
  7. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    I installed a new rectifier and thermostat to my Sherco today.
    And last sunday I replaced the fork seals.
    Now I finally have a fully functional trials bike:clap
    She's ready to ride tomorrow even though there may be 4 or 5 inches of snow.
    Oh well. It will still be a fun day.
  8. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    I enjoy playing in snow like you're riding in there - seems like it forces you to do things right to get traction. It's less fun when it gets more than a few inches deep though.

    Did you give up on the Scorpa?
  9. NVTS

    NVTS stupid hipster dufus

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    "I enjoy playing in snow like you're riding in there - seems like it forces you to do things right to get traction. It's less fun when it gets more than a few inches deep though.

    Did you give up on the Scorpa? "

    Motojunky, I sold the Scorpa to a good friend so I'd always have a riding buddy. He's taking the picture.:wink: New carb and it spins like a top. NVTS<!-- / message -->
  10. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    I don't actually have a trials bike, so I use my XT225 for one:wink:

    This video has some stuff that might interest you guys.

    Log crossing craziness starts at 1:35. We found a set of three logs in a row and had to try them out. There is also a nice ravine crossing to accidental wheelie with 360 pirouette:evil
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    I'll quit crapping up yer trials thread now:D
  11. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    You know, I think we've had this conversation already. Memory... the second thing to go. :D

    Glad to hear that a new carb did the trick. Were you able to find OEM, and if so, where?
  12. Mike D

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    That's awesome - - - - looks (and sounds) like you guys had a great day!!!
  13. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    Thanks!

    I forgot to add that I am a big fan of trials. I lurk around the trials area a bunch. I just try to ride over things with my not-trials bike.
  14. NVTS

    NVTS stupid hipster dufus

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    I got it from Ryan Young. Expensive, but the bike hasn't failed to run since; one kick fun machine. I'm headed to a Ryan Young school this weekend; I'm gonna get schooled!:D NVTS
  15. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    I work from home occasionally. When I'm lucky, the weather is good and I get time for lunch. Today was one of those days. I cleared some sticker bushes recently and today was the first time I got to play in that little spot. The picture below shows one little turn I was fiddling with. The "section" started in the lower right, coming over the log to the left of the skinny tree. The log is just high enough to bump the skidplate. The tree forces you to lean the bike more left than you would want to to clear the bars. You then have to move right to get around the next skinny tree before making a full lock left up through the rotted remnants of a log. It is very greasy/slippery there. The big leaning tree at the top left again forces you to lean further left sooner than you would like to get the bar under it. It makes getting traction tricky. For scale, it's about a bike length from the log at the start to the dark slippery spot at the start of the left turn.

    I tried this little deal ~20 times and wasn't able to pull it off. For the first 5-8 or so I didn't think I'd ever get it. Then the ground started to pack down and form a little berm which helped and it finally clicked. From then on it was easy. Funny how that works. It's also funny how easy it looks in the picture...

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  16. Rockcat

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  18. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    Well the 4rt is up and running. I took her out for a first ride Sunday in the snow at the local ORV area.
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    Tonight I adjusted the rear brake so I can actually use it. i should have checked that before leaving Sunday :wink:. I also swapped out the bars to something with a bit more rise than stock. I'm going to try the Protaper SE DRZ110 bend. It's pretty much the same as the renthal 6" bar, but slightly taller and just a touch narrower.
  19. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    gvadney, That's one fine looking Beezer! More pics are in order. I love the old engines and all the cast parts.

    - Ken
  20. Rockcat

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