Calling out, TRS owners! Questions/things to share.

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Sting32, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Well, I am at work, not in my garage, but figured I would check how long my bolts were, seemed to me it took more than 2 turns to get loose to get to the carb when I bought it. Never had issues with seat or tank on these TRS, or the bolts, unlike my old gasgas that can be hard to get started... but I will look this weekend

    I know my 2017 TRS, someone had put too short of a screw in the rear skid-plate hole, only one of them... unsure if factory did it though.
  2. RainyDaze

    RainyDaze Adventurer

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    Ace had them, though not stainless. Twenty five 20mm screws on the way from McMaster.com!

    The extra 6mm will do the trick so I don't strip them out, plus it'll be much easier to get them started. They are so short I couldn't even get them started without pushing down on the screw and airbox. I would have buggered them up one of these times for sure.
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  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I absolutely love my Ace up the street. They have everything I have ever needed fastener-wise. Rarely do they not have it in stainless.

    Except for that '68 Triumph I had for a little while. They didn't seem to speak Imperial. :lol3

    I know this doesn't help, but all four screws on mine are the same. Maybe someone effed up on assembly at the factory. It happens.
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  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    So, I had to fix my new to me 2018 300 TRRS. First the compression plate to spring had to be replaced.

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  5. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I replaced the standard one with the soft one.

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  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    After this I changed out the stock levers with my favorite S3 digit levers.

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  7. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Funny I made a few suspension adjustments and decided on my sprocket selection.
    Garrett rode the bike and wondered what I had done. I laughed at him because he would not let me change anything before. He liked it.
  8. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    So you went with the lighter pull spring plate? Why did you post like the original was some kind of issue? Just seems silly.

    BTW I ordered mine, still waiting, well I think he ordered me one.
  9. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Just cuz someone said it was perfect. Now it is perfect to me. Only issue is my missing tendon. Next is my custom 39T sprocket in Team NM colors.
  10. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    I have done that mod to all my TRRS bikes, never was sure that I could tell the difference though, do you think you feel the difference?
    --- 39T, Why?
  11. lineaway

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    Yes I can feel it since I have so little strength in my clutch finger. Paying me back all those years that I had no sympathy for someone thinking a hydraulic lever was hard. Why not a 39t, what are you running? Stock gearing?
  12. Sting32

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    Yes, I tried the smaller front sproket on the 2017, switched back almost immediately though. When I was on the GG I ran the smaller front sprocket and rode in 2nd, it just felt good to me that way plus let me use 1st gear up at your place for some exra oomph. The TRS seems fine to me stock. Hell, you know half is mental I guess I just let myself adapt.
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  13. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    I've never changed gearing on any trials bike that I have owned. :scratch
    I suppose that an argument could be made that one gear is too low or too high, but it all seems to work out by shifting.
  14. Sting32

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    I only counter this with: Trials is mental. making changes is mental, so is changing things back to original, lol
  15. lineaway

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    At sea level the bikes are fine. At high elevation things become a little twisted. It's sometimes beneficial to have a lower 2nd gear at 7-12k feet.
    I have always shifted several times in a section. Lots of riders never even use second.
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    Seeing as I'm playing with gearing, I find this very interesting. :lurk
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    I was trying stuff in 2nd for a while and it didn't seem to do much except speed things up too fast for my brain to keep up with it all.
    Now, I am only using 2nd for stuff like any larger gaps that I want to get across and some splatters that the kicker is too far away for 1st to work well with. (more of a distance thing and not a height issue as that is still tough for me).
    For me.....it's amazing how much the bike will do in 1st if wound out before releasing the clutch.
    3rd is for hill climbs and I have not been able to rev it up fully and dump the clutch in 3rd anywhere with grippy traction That would probably kill me! :rofl

    Edit: I'd like to try your bike with the gearing when you get it all done. :deal
  18. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I had a 39T on my '18 and liked the change, even though it was minimal. I like minimum clutch work when bouncing up rocky creek beds and this helped.

    I have not changed my '19 yet, because I just told myself to get used to it and work the clutch more. I use 2nd on some bigger ups, but they are usually at the limit of my comfort zone. 3rd is only used for big hill climbs with room to run.
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  19. bobbywarner

    bobbywarner Been here awhile

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    I've never changed gearing on any of my bikes either. I have found the TRS gearing very similar to Sherco too.

    1st gear for most riding (all technical stuff, jap-zaps, small roll-ups, small splatters, etc)
    2nd gear for bigger hits (bigger roll-ups, medium splatters, gaps, etc)
    3rd gear for hills and very large splatters

    Interesting side-note: I used to always ride in 2nd gear (and 3rd for bigger stuff), but never 1st gear. Then I was riding at TTC with Pat Smage one winter a few years ago and I couldn't believe how much he rode in 1st gear. He was using 1st gear for almost everything! I couldn't believe it. Ever since then, I have purposely rode more and more in 1st gear and have found I've gotten much better because of it.
  20. lineaway

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    First gear on modern bikes started to get taller with the Gasser Pro. Sherco was not far behind. The 4RT was always tall too. The Beta was crazy low with a gap between 1st and 2nd, which drove me nuts. I prefer more selection of gears, mainly at our elevation and having more steep terrain (You can have a steep section anywhere, but out west the whole trials can be steep!) I like 2nd to be low enough to still get speed up to attack an obstacle on a slope. I am not talking crazy low either, as most things should be ridden in first. If you never use third your bike is either geared too high or you are not using it to the full potential.
    Yes, I could just ride the damn bike. But I am not wired that way. If I can make it better for me I will. Besides I have like a 52 card deck of sprockets! And I have made my bike worse before, but that was because I did not have time to really ride it. Flat ground in your yard does not proof anything, no matter how good the obstacles are. You got to go ride something large and bouncy!
    Another thing about factory gearing. Watch all those video`s of our hero`s. Hop, set up, splatter, nose wheelie and repeat. Most of us ride at a different level.