What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I'll try the Jb weld when I get home. I just ordered up brake pads for it today. Gotta love amazon. I'll be snagging up some new tires for it soon, though that is lower priority as the weather will suck for a little while.



    Andrew Gore
  2. Stagehand

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    going for some plowed driveway practice today, but its not supposed to break 30deg, so not sure how much there will be :D
  3. Gordy

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    :vardy. Have fun.....I guess.

    We are going to give it a go today. "Supposed" to be mid 40s and dry. If I only wasn't still feeling the lingering effects of the flu that dropped me this week. :twitch
  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    High of 37 with a slight breeze and cloudy. Too bad I`m sick, sounds like fun!
  5. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    7" of snow here - no bike ridin today, but plenty of shoveling to keep me busy.
  6. phoenixfire

    phoenixfire Adventurer

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    Spent several hours fixing the flat in the front tire of my Sherco. I'd only been shown how to do it twice before but was able to do it all by myself today. New tube and everything! I did have to ask a couple times to make sure I was doing it right but I eventually got it done and it held air the first time! (at least so far) Even found some time afterwards for wheelie practice in the snow.
  7. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Good on you Liz:clapDoing it yourself will give you much pride and confidence.
  8. Wingboy

    Wingboy Been here awhile

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    Someone buy my Ducati so that i can buy the Gasgas i really want.I have the stand and the boots already ffs!
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  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    That is the ticket Liz, keep it up!

    Callie and I had some fun yesterday, mostly Callie but it was good! :)


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  10. Gordy

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    It was great! I think it may have hit 40. Good practice. :nod

    Lots of guys sick lately, and I am still feeling terrible myself. Get over that junk already!!!
  11. andrewgore

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    I attempted repairing the fork tubes with epoxy. Didn't work. Tried super glue. Didn't work. Gouges are too deep. So I tossed it back together and said screw it let's ride.

    Bike needs tires for sure but I did manage to get over a large rock that has been my nemesis for quite some time. I dabbed on the top of it but at least got over it. Should be better come spring time.

    Andrew Gore
  12. motorcyclemark

    motorcyclemark Been here awhile

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    You could throw a pair of seal savers on so you don't have to see the damage. Did the exact same thing last year on my first gas gas, used 4 to 6hundred grit sandpraper then applied a two part epoxy from Locktight. Applied three coats in total sanding again in between coats. Didn't look all that great but it stopped leaking. Thru the seal savers on so I didn't have to look at my handiwork.
  13. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    I think I have a problem. Just can not miss the Sunday ride.
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    Must of got up to 25F today. Only Handy and I were there. Had a great time and got in almost 4 hours.....well a good 3 1/2.
    Just practice turns and some little rocks with a good approach.
    Ready for the next ride. :clap
  14. lineaway

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    Looks like you had a good day! Did you break your suspension? All the pictures today show no sag at all!!! Ha! Ha!
  15. Stagehand

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    There I was minding my own business.

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    Hey! Hey now, cut that out!

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    Not that cold, as it turns out, but as soon as the sun went behind the trees, all the liquid froze right up and that was the end of that.
  16. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Depth of the gouges shouldnt be a problem as far as repairing, you wont ever be perfect unless you have same genes as say Chip Foose or someone like him, ya know, takes patience. What helps me have the patience is thinking of all the money and effort it takes to not have to spend a few hundred..

    the problem is having the patience to fill and sand careflly til it is pretty smooth. rememeber, the bad spot, you have to clean it very very well, after all they are soaked with oil when used. the seals if they are NOT torn from the damage, are fairly flexible... So, if you can get the damage to be less of a divit, less oil will come out each time the fork damage passes through the seal... even perfectly good forks will have a film of oil on them all the time...

    ANDyou can loosen the tripple clamps on that side, and when you're done with most of your repair, spin the fork a little, let it wear on a different part of the seal for a while. But if seal got ripped up from damage, you might have to put seals in. Those older forks are easier to replace seals in IMHO because the unscrew off you replace seal and put back on, if I recall correctly... Maybe it was my older 99 321 that did that.
  17. SCExpat

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    Yea I think I need to back off the preload a bit. :norton

    Some pictures with the bike under riding weight. :D http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20359500&postcount=20
    I did notice that Handy's rear suspension seems way more compressed than mine and he is no where as fat as I am. Of course that skinny little bike makes me look fatter than I really am. :poser

    Still have the idea I NEED heavier springs. Have some 10W fork oil coming and going to try that. My bike's suspension was just fine.......until we did that whole "swap" thing. :cry I hope others learn from my experience to be faithful to your bike. :D
  18. Gordy

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    Getting the suspension set up right on any dirt bike will make life more wonderful! :nod Some will tell you that it is not as important on trials bikes, but IMO that is just BS. Get the right springs, invest in a shock (if needed) ,and the 10 wt oil will just slow things down. If you are bottoming at the end of the stroke, after getting the right spring, mess with the clickers a bit and you can also try adding about 10mm of the correct (usually 5W) oil at a time to the fork oil level until it quits bottoming hard and then take a little bit back out. YRMV Oh yeah, all 5W fork oils are not created equal. Bel-Ray 5W is more like a 7-10W. I use Motorex in all my forks. It seems to be the correct viscosity.
  19. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Gordy`s right, get the right springs but still use 5wt oil to keep the suspension working right. That is why the new bike you rode felt so good! You never did say if you had the owners manual?:D
  20. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    brrrr....it's COLLLD out there today, but still fun! spent a good bit of time working on 'nearly full lock' turns, difficult with frozen fingers esp on thick grass coasted with a thin sheen of ice!

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