What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. lineaway

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    Line would be up the root to the left with a perfect floater down the log to the right to wherever the trialsmaster has the balls for the off!!!!:D
  2. lineaway

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    Ps. Boys and girls do not try this if you ride in sand!:deal
  3. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Lineaway,

    Im talking about almost insignificant amount of slippery grease, in the FOR SEAL not dust cap, that does a little more than the "film" of fork oil that exists normally, I think it helps take away any "stickyness" while breaking in new bikes...

    you cannot even tell I did it, unless you ride the bike. I'm riding trials 12 months a year, here in the dustbowl regions of Kansas dude, not some clean room.
  4. Gordy

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    I had the SKF fork seals installled on my Beta. Absolutely no stiction.
    I'm going to get some for my KTMs. :nod
  5. mung

    mung Been here awhile

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    I have the SKF slippery fork seals and bushing kit sitting on my bench waiting to be installed in my 350.It is supposed to make a difference.I still have a tub of "SIMONS " seal grease. Anybody remember Simons forks?
  6. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    That is nice, for you Gordy, lol... I didn't assume MUNG did.

    Mung, do what you like, (my best friend actually) just worked a little into the seals of our forks while we greased EVERY BEARING, of all our bikes as we uncrate them as usual.

    my little bit of experience with gasgas, means you need to grease everything, every bearing and busing, even the swingarms...

    I also suggest you try to see if you can even loosne some bolts, like BAR CLAMPS, Dad's was so tight we had to drill the heads off remove with vicegrips. If you get them loose carefully, IMHO they need some no seize or something. There was one other bolt we had trouble with, most are any of the ones into aluminum parts though, IIRC. Bar clamps I assume the assembly dork just overtightened... Ossa, BTW had this problem with several bolts and fasteners, for the 2 in our club, that I know of, lol so I blame that on the "partnership" (OK joking, dont get your panties in a wad)

    About the bar clamps, our problem was, we were in hurry to put dad's 1/2 inch bar risers off his old bike to the new one... Hurry because, we were about to travel for a pretty far away regional, in 2 days... As luck had it, it was after we got home from my buddies house (that did all the greasing and tweaking) to take bars off and change some things, when the allen head bolts "stripped" while trying to get em loose. it was NOT the ones that you get to easily, that allow you to just adjust the bars, it was the hidden TOP ones. Just FYI.
  7. Gordy

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    It is! :rofl
  8. laser17

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    Hey Mung - Congrats on the new bike. They are really sweet rides. One thing we have seen on several of our new Raga's is that the rear brake hose can be routed wrong and make contact with the swing arm when the suspension is compressed. Take a look and check that before you ride. :eek1 Hopefully, yours is OK.
  9. mung

    mung Been here awhile

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    I am assuming that the rear brake hose still goes through the inside of the swingarm arm? Where do you need to check for rerouting? Every bike I get[have had many] gets taken down to the frame and reassembled with grease,loctite and lots of TLC.It is nice to know that your new bike after that treatment is really ready to go.
  10. lineaway

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    Gordy, you riding today with Al or coming out saturday for San Yo? Brutus are you on your way?
  11. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    YEP, it still goes through swingarm. it is from master banjo - to opening of the arm I think they are talking about, can rub. takes some fiddling and stuff.
  12. laser17

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    Between the Master and the swingarm. The pre-bent metal pipe assembly (they made it beefier this year) can be routed too close to the swingarm. If you take the arm though the path of travel, youll see what im talking about. You will need to carefully bend the assembly. The ones that have been bad - are very close to the arm and need to be moved about another 1/2 inch away from the SA. Bend it until it clears - but watch out you dont bend it too much - just until it clears.

    Pics off my 2011 that is OK for clearance.
    [​IMG]
  13. Gordy

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    Uhhhh. :scratch I have this thing called "a job". See you Sunday. :D
  14. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I'll be out there tomorrow morning between 10:00am and noon. See you then! :D
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    Job. :cry
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    Pulled my Techno out of the basement today. I put the rear brake tip on that got lost. I stapled up the rear fender again with safety wire. And I rode for about 15 minutes (waiting for a surgery date for my shoulder) so that's all I could take. Bike still needs work tthough.
  17. broncobowsher

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    I rode 3 full loops for the first time since I blew the ACL and had surgery back in July.:clap
    I tried riding a month ago and gave up after one loop due to pain. Much better this month. Probably helped that I dropped a class (don't care about score, just want to ride). Just happen to be out on the 5-month anniversery of the surgery. See what the knee doc thinks when I see him for a follow up visit tomorrow:evil

    I figure that when all is said and done this little knee issue will have set me back a year. But the new (OK a year old now but still new enough) Sherco is still super impressive to me.
  18. Gordy

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    Congrats on getting going again! :clap

    We had a sick trials yesterday that was an awesome time and the weather was un-believably perfect!
  19. mung

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    Spent Saturday in the garage with the new Raga.Looks good in the light.Rear brake line messes with swingarm. Carb to reedblock rubber manifold hose clamps were way over tightened and split the rubber.Carb to airbox boot was only on the carb about two thirds of the way around and the hose clamp was so tight that it deformed the clamp and crushed the rubber where it clamps to the back of the carb.Glad I did not start it yet.I do not think it would have started anyway because the carb had rank old gas in it that was already plugging the jets.This looks like a Friday afternoon assembly job.Patience grasshopper,I have 4 months till I can ride it anyway.
  20. laser17

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    Glad you caught that before you rode it. The brake hose is a PITA to replace when it breaks the 1st ride out. Also - while you have it apart, if you change to a 10t ft sprocket and have the axle way back in the SA, the brake hose can come under tension and cause stress on the joints/fitting and fail. The 11 Black lines were longer. The 12 hose is on the short side and only shows up as a problem if you run short gearing like me. So make sure you reroute the bend in the line "efficiently".

    It seems the Euro riders run 11/41 and is probably OK.