What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Not fun, sorry that you had to deal with that, amcross. :huh

    Nice that you are looking at the glass half full in the sense it wasn't worse. I hope you where able to finaly get all of them out of your gear.
  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    The GasGas should be back in operation this weekend :clap
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    Now if only it wouldn't be snowy :lol3

    Andrew
  3. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    So how much is this bike worth now?
  4. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    It's worth about another 50$ after my findings last night.

    Found out last night that the 270 & 280 heads were different. 280 piston interferes with the 270 head. On the upside, there was a 280 head on ebay.

    Andrew
  5. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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  6. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    All you need now are streamers coming out the ends of the handlebars.:D
  7. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    My 280 head arrived today. I got down to business after dinner.

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    3rd kick, she fired up like a champ. Giggity.

    Just in time for the snow storm we're about to have :lol3

    Andrew
  8. joe cool

    joe cool Long timer

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    Good to hear you got her running:clap
  9. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    You pokin fun at my accessories?

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  10. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Realized my clutch was dragging due to low clutch fluid. I can't find in the manual or on the GasGas web site what fluid it takes. Brake fluid is DOT4, anyone know what I should use in my '04 GasGas?

    Thanks
  11. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Mineral Oil For Hydraulic Clutchs. Thers is a few, I am considering Magura to change out the oil in my wifes clutch.
  12. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    If it is the green lid , then it takes mineral oil. I thought `04 was the last year for dot 4 in the standard models. My `04 raga takes mineral oil.
  13. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Well crap, just replaced old fluid with fresh mineral oil.

    Lineaway, you are correct. I found it on the GasGas site. '04 Raga and '05 and newer take the mineral oil.

    I flushed, re-flushed, back bleed and re-bleed with DOT4. What's the worst that could happen...? It's right now.

    Lesson learn.

  14. wb22rules

    wb22rules Bourbon Tester

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    Finally broke out the Gas Gas for the first time in couple months and mixed up some fresh fuel with the Bel Ray Synthetic oil I had picked up last month. I had been using Motul when I first got the bike but had read up here that it will separate in the cold weather so am not going to use it again for a couple more months. Putted around the lot looking for trees showing signs of wanting to be firewood this spring, didnt find any volunteers other than the two that have already shown signs of being ill. Also I was reconning where to make some sections on the slopes to the side and rear of my 5 acres this spring. I will have to break out the camera next time and show you guys the area I have to work with for some ideas.
    After it got warmed up I drained the fluid and changed it to some BelRay 75W two stroke clutch oil to see if I could help with the clutch dragging problem I have been having. It helped fairly well but I still would like to reduce the dragging so I could use two fingers instead of four on the clutch. I will start another thread on that subject and see if the brain trust can help me determine if I need clutch plates/springs or not.
  15. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Sorry about that... I messed up on the year... :baldy

    The diffrance between the two for the most part as I understand it is how they are affected by water, and what they would do to any of the rubber seals. Considering that it wasn't in there long it shouldn't cause any issues. But I admit I am not sure what type of rubber they use so am not 100% sure.

    The last time I put in the wrong kind of fluid in a system it was on purpose to cause the rubber seals to swel and seal up better (short term fix to get a friends car home without leaking all the fluid out), after that we rebuilt the system and it was fine. The funny part is that was so long ago I don't even remember what fluid we used... but it worked great...
  16. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    Brake fluid will swell a rear main seal to help keep oil in an engine. Used car lot trick.
    Power steering fluid has been used to fix a leaky brake system in a friends Renault. Lasted longer then the rest of the car did.
    AFT in a crankcase has been known to take a weeping seal and make it a pisser.

    Not saying that these examples are always true. Just a few examples I have known from my (and my friends) mis spent youth.
  17. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Thats the ticket it was the Power steering fluid in the brake system trick. :clap
  18. mung

    mung Been here awhile

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    For brake fluid and clutch fluid in any trialer Dot 5 works very well.Silicone is inert so it is compatible with any type of seal.It is also very fade resistant.
  19. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    No worries Jonny, it was a quick fix. Worst case I change some o-rings in the distant future. I like tinkering anyway.

  20. tifferes

    tifferes Adventurer

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    This pic was a few days ago, but finally getting back to work! In KS, this is the next best thing to a snowmobile or hills :D WB

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