What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    Lucky Dog!!!

    I was stuck in the office all day long still trying to get caught up from holiday leave.

    I did get to go out in the garage and practice balancing on the bike for about 20 minutes.
  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Andrew
  3. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Put some Raptor pegs on the Beta.

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  4. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    dug this out of the engine
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    i am not seeing anyother damage:clap
  5. nwcycle

    nwcycle Long timer

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  6. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Great news!

    They do have beautiful welds. I'll get a better pic up sometime.
  7. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    Maybe 11 if you include the dab?

    I primarily ride no-stop events anyway, so I always feel a little guilty doing stuff like that. :lol3
  8. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Replaced a steel clutch plate in my sons gasser.( Brought the clutch height back to spec.) Clutch should be good for another year or two.
  9. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Seized my piston. I'm batting 1000 with this bike. :lol3

    I'll tear down this week after I reassemble my other bike. Don't need 2 piles of bikes in the garage at a time.

    Andrew
  10. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that! At least it happened in the middle of the winter and not during the riding season.
  11. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    Washed the mud off my bike from a New Year's ride, then took a few laps around the house... Better than nothing.:wink:
  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Ole Twinshock guy is right. Modern bikes are junk!!!
  13. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I stood on mine again today. Not sure why I'm bothering, since stopping is going to be verboten.
  14. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Got to have balance when going slow. And someday you will start riding ITSA events!
  15. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I've been informed this was caused by user error & I didn't let the bike warm up enough. "4-corner" cold seize.

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    Don't pass Go. Don't collect 200$
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    650$ with core exchange from Rising Sun. At least I'll know the engine is pretty fresh now. :lol3

    Andrew
  16. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Replaced the crap OE Honda clutch in Miss Bitters 315R with a Sureflex clutch -

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    The difference is simply amazing! No more of that frustrating Montesa clutch dragging when cold, and SO much more progressive than the rather grabby OE clutch. The bike is so much fun to ride now that I spent 2 hours (in 35 degree weather!) goofing off on it in front of the house. The real test will come this weekend at SanYo, but so far I'm VERY impressed. Huge thanks to Dennis at Overland Cycle - http://www.overlandtrail.biz/ for the suggestion and the clutch! :clap
  17. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    What kind of oil are you putting in it?:ear
  18. stkman

    stkman Adventurer

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    Have to agree ... the Sureflex clutch is brilliant. Now have one in my 4RT.

    Played around with oils with the old clutch. ELF HTX as recommended is very, very good. ATF took 1/2 a minute to clear when cold. Am now on a 10 weight mineral transmission fluid (meets Caterpillar TO-4 standard) which is as good as the ELF!!!!! Says it is designed for complex gear and clutch systems ... sounds like a trials bike transmission to me. I buy 20 litres at a time and it's very cheap. I change it every 10 hours.This oil plus the Sureflex, I'm in heaven. It even starts in gear now.

    Andrew
  19. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    I rode the Plastered Purple Penguin Trial on Sunday on my old Bultaco. This was a Puget Sound Trialers event held in Marysville WA. It was 25 degrees when I got there. I mostly crashed my way around on the ice and ended up face planting hard enough to ring my bell and leave a mark. PST had a vintage class with 4 people in the class. I got last with a personal worst score ever.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsPFPE-Ct-k
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLlWIn7eGSo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDwOivVYDEY
    I still had fun and my legs are sore enough today to make it difficult to get out of the truck this afternoon.
    Dave
  20. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    I did the same on Sunday. How's your head? I was there when you went down and it was quite a thud. I was the guy in the white helmet on the 4rt following you guys around most of the day.