What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    I'd try taking the grips off and use some carb. cleaner or grip glue to reinstall just act fast. I f you plan to compete use safety wire in 2-3 spots along the length of the grips. Also use the palm of your hand to help push them on.
  2. Canada280i

    Canada280i Adventurer

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    My guess would be that they are Renthal ATV grips which are the same size for both sides (both non-throttle size) because ATV's use a thumb throttle
  3. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Nope. I have installed 100's of grips over the years and know to check to make sure I am using the correct grip on the correct side. i double checked even after I saw how tight it was.

    Nope. The throttle side was bigger.
  4. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    I kicked mine over and rode some figure eights and some baby step-ups.

    God must have known I was a Beta guy.......that's why he forked up my right hip. The bike started right up. :rofl

    However small, it sure felt good just to work on a little balance and clutch.
  5. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Cool this!! :clap
  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Glad to hear the bike still runs!!
  7. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    All 3 bikes got .

    Mine (4RT):
    - Oil change, chain clean and lube, general inspection.
    Wife's (TXT Pro 125):
    - chain clean and lube, topped off oil (Only a bit low), re-glued and tied left grip.
    Daughter's (Beta Rev80):
    - Dot 4 all around, Brakes and clutch, oil change, chain clean and lube.

    Ready for Saturday! :clap
  8. LarryDawg

    LarryDawg trials nut

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    I have rode mine 3 times since saturday.. Really need to get my Big ass in shape!! Felt like I lost that Bear Wrasslin Match for 2 days after our ride..
    Dawg
  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    The wife Kid and I out having some trials fun after our daughters B-Day Friday. :clap

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    (Edit)
    51 seconds of balance practice. :evil
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  10. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    I put a new front tire on yesterday. D803:

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  11. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    be safe
    Mike
  12. Wingboy

    Wingboy Been here awhile

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    Got out for the afternoon finally.First time on a trialer in 35 years for this vintage 60 yr old dude.The bike is waaaaay more capable than i'll ever be.I was very surprised how much low end it had even in 3rd or 4th. (last trialer was a Beamish 250) The light weight makes it stupid easy to pop over riverbanks and rockpiles.
    Let the goodtimes roll!
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  13. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Great looking bike!
  14. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Great bike! Are you going to ride any AHRMA events this year?

    Dave
  15. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    I hope to. I have so many vintage trials bikes now I dont know what to do. I should be able to. what is a good site to check out upcoming events?

    Mike
  16. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    yaay! way to go team-johnny! looking GREAT!
  17. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    We are having great fun and have next Saturday blocked to go play some more.

    We are working on Callie off trail more as well as figure 8's and she is even starting to work on small logs.
  18. wb22rules

    wb22rules Bourbon Tester

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    Well I did a little disassembly today to perform some spring cleaning and some overdue maintenance on my 2001 Gas Gas 321 TXT. I have had an exhaust leak right at the head and at where the front pipe met the first silencer since I have had the bike, so I wanted to address those two issues. I had only one rivet left on the rear silencer, so once I removed the silencer I drilled the last one out and had a look, the exhaust packing appeared fine at the end of the last silencer, so I don't think I need to remove all of it and replace it. I do have an issue trying to remove the middle or front silencer, whichever you call it, I thought the bottom fastener on it was a 9mm bolt, but it wasn't, than I thought it must be an allen head with the center packed full of dirt, but it wasn't. I now think it it is a stud of some kind that I have to pry a clip off of. How is that fastener removed? I took two pictures of it in the group of pics I took tonight in the link above. I know that the Trials Shop will cut open and clean and reweld shut that silencer to make it perfect again, but since I am unemployed I cannot afford that at the moment, so I was wondering if I could clean that silencer out by putting it in a wood stove full of coals and cooking it out that way? I did check the water pump, all looks ok there, I am going to flush out the radiator good and put fresh coolant in it. One question though are those stock hose clamps reusable or should I plan on getting some hose clamps? I did loosen the head screws and will remove the head once I can borrow a soft mallet so I can clean the carbon off the piston and head. I am trying to get together a list of all that I need to get her right for this spring/summer, as of now I know I need fork seals and sliders, the bolt that holds the lower clutch line and its bleeder screw, the front counter sprocket cover, and I suspect the clutch plates as I have not confirmed my steel plates are warped yet but I believe that to be the case.
  19. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    That clip is just stuck. Put a flat blade screwdriver in between the clip and pry. While doing so unscew the bolt. I would not worry about the center muffler. If you try to burn it out you will be looking for a new one! And if you have the packing I would replace it. You can not see anything with out actually removing the old packing.
  20. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Agreed, it seldom looks too bad at the ends, but I bet in the middle it is much worse off.