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Cool Trials tools and workshop tricks

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Hoss Cartright, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Hoss Cartright

    Hoss Cartright 219.474.6657

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    I searched for a thread like this and couldn't find one.
    Thought it might be nice to have a thread for our tips, tools, hacks etc.

    Check out this work table that was at GASGAS Spain.
    A little hydraulic piston pinches the front wheel into the chock. Locks the bike in place.

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  2. y4m4

    y4m4 Calvin

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    I collect stuff like this because you never know...

    Clutch basket tool for "frugal" trials riders. Stolen from https://advrider.com/f/threads/beta-evo-thread.1007749/page-24#post-34206239
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    Little mudflap that won't get in the way. Stolen from wherever the watermark says.
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    A deflated #3 soccer ball is an really handy for transporting your bike, especially on rough roads (my picture, but not my idea):
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    The chain tensioner makes connecting the chain tricky on these bikes. I use zip ties. Picture from my trials bicycle, but you get the idea.
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  3. Hoss Cartright

    Hoss Cartright 219.474.6657

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    "Teepee Puller" for primary crankshaft driven gear on GasGas Pro engines.
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    My special GG Pro tools TestUtilsPro.jpg
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  4. Cascao

    Cascao Been here awhile

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    my 2 cents....

    Place the main link of your chain on inside side of the chain. In this way, it is harder to it be hit by a rock
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    Find and install a small gas filter if your bike is equiped with keihin. (dellorto already have one integrated)
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cascao/28506369766/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cascao/48051783527/in/dateposted-public/

    Place a small "O" ring on bolt gap of triple clamp and handlebar. It will help a lot keeping these bolts free of rust
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    After beeing very close to a 6km walk home, replaced de gear lever bolt with one longer and a spacer. Now my allen key reach the screw
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    Clutch tool made of old separators discs
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    And tool I did trying to fix the infamous formula brake
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  5. UstaKood

    UstaKood Been here awhile

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    5FF60F2B-4E26-4714-B4D0-59C954D38B15.jpeg 8AA38152-4EF4-4DC9-B1FE-94582E5AC551.jpeg Just basic shop stuff .

    You can buy em but ...

    I made the lift from junk .

    Real handy on the lift / floor / ground
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  6. Cascao

    Cascao Been here awhile

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    PVC cut in a half tranformed in my suspension washing tray. Below in green the formula fork internals holding tool (a nut machined to increase ID welded in a pipe)
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  7. Cascao

    Cascao Been here awhile

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    This tool I made to fix early braktec master cylinder. Just poition the sfere over bleed hole and give tool a small blow with a hammer. Sharp hole edge will be rounded and stop eating seal
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  8. Cascao

    Cascao Been here awhile

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    Sherco dog bone busching installer/remover.
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  9. Cascao

    Cascao Been here awhile

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    Left wheel bearing extractor. The collet expand when hit by stem.
    Right wheel bearing installer.
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  10. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    This popped up today.
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  11. Hukamosh

    Hukamosh Been here awhile Supporter

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    a Spade as shown in the video is sharp (if prepared for use correctly). I've used a piece of a wood board sitting around the shop, (ideally 2"x8"x6" or similar seems to work great).
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  12. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I was able to do pop the bead with two blocks of 2x4 and a large C-clamp before I got a decent bead breaker. Was at least a lot safer for potential rim damage that way.
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  13. mung

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    Squeeze the rear tire in a vice to break the bead.
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  14. D2W

    D2W Been here awhile

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  15. Slowerthenyou

    Slowerthenyou Adventurer

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    Is the "TeePee" puller something that you purchased or did you make it and is it available?
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  16. Hoss Cartright

    Hoss Cartright 219.474.6657

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  17. Cascao

    Cascao Been here awhile

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    Steering head bearing installer
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  18. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    I use 1 part molasses to 9 parts water for rust removal , just submerge any parts you want rust removing from and leave them about three days repeat for stubborn jobs. Its non abrasive its no dust no work the most part just pressure wash off a nylon or wire brush all thats needed.

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  19. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    All the parts that he soaked in molasses were ruined. Did you intend to post a different video?
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  20. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    No i posted the right video, but perhaps i was a little too economical with my explanation.
    This video shows molasses works which was my point in posting it.
    So a couple of hints on using molasses,

    !. Type of molasses. ?
    Food type molasses is stronger than equestrian animal stock feed molasses one of the posted videos shows this, i use 9 to 1 molasses rather than the oft quoted 10 to 1 ratio. with stock feed molasses i get here it works perfect.
    2. Immersion times? With that guys engine block i would have left that in the tank 3 days took it straight out pressure washed it off and took it from there, leaving it in weeks will only eat the rusted areas and create pitting in some castings.
    3. cleaning? straight out the tank get on it pressure wash off the parts immediate, wire brush if it has the thick orange crud left on very rusty parts, get it cleaned as quick as possible review the job if its not clean enough get it straight back in the tank. i go about three days between cleans and inspection, once your happy then thoroughly clean and paint or oil up the parts i dry parts off after cleaning with a heat gun then waste oil dip helps with shelf life as with anything its now bare metal.
    The first two vids below explain mix life and the proses in detail.









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