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Cool Trials tools and workshop tricks

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

  1. Super Dirt Dud

    Super Dirt Dud Been here awhile

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    So I am building a new bike room and have quite a few GasGas kind of tools but nothing for my Betas they just never brake :imaposer
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  2. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Challengers, chargers, Darts and Birds, does this count as an OIL THREAD?
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  3. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I thought we moved on from that but.....

    Which reminds me, I still need to find my Duster, Demon, LRE, and Warlock pics..... :scratch
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  4. TXNMGUY

    TXNMGUY dirt dobber

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    Here is the only photo I have of my 71’ Duster. Orange leather interior, 4 speed with cragers. I purchased it from a dealer in Clovis, NM that special ordered it for his 18 year old son. He said after two weeks he took it away from him. I ended up selling it to my landlord who gave it to his son that lived in the Midland/Odessa area.

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  5. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Leather? Or Naugahyde?
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  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    When I was in the Navy I drove home from Orlando in 23 hours. My `73 Dodge Dart 340 4 speed. Just after ACL surgery on my left knee with a full leg cast.! :1drink What the hell else could I Do ?
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  7. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Did you learn to shift without the clutch on that trip? Other than stops & starts it should've been doable.
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  8. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Crutch, baby crutch. At that point in my life I could walk on just crutches(No legs) 100-200 ft at a time. In H.S. I had about 3/4 mile home and in the Navy it was almost the same if I wanted dinner. 1 1/2 miles on crutches for 1.5 years of my life. Needless to say in Florida I ate a large breakfast, lunch and rarely dinner.
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  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Well when I was in the Navy, I drove home from Norfolk in about 22 hours, in my '72 Pontiac Ventura 307 3 speed on the floor. But I was able bodied.
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  10. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    By the time I made it to Norfolk, I had decided to leave my vehicles in New Mexico. It was a good thing too as we were the first Battle Group in the Persian Gulf. I always have had lousy timing. Who knew it was cool to be at sea for 5 months with 500 other men. :(
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  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I know you were on a CGN class ship, Virginia? I was on the Texas and got out about 9 months before you guys deployed. I spent less than 60 days at sea the entire 4 years I was in.
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  12. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    The California CGN 36.
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  13. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    I did a stint from Coronado (Island across the bay in Sandiego), CA to Broomfield, CO in my 71 El Camino in '89 when I left the Never Again Volunteer Yourself... Crazy times took non stop 19 hours... Never do that again, man was I tired...
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  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    [​IMG]
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  15. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Too much, lifer.
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  16. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Adventurer

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    My favorite involves no tools at all.
    When that disk brakes start to squeak and does't stop as crisply, ride a couple hundred yards dragging it until it gets good and hot, then squirt it down with a hose.
    It should steam and sizzle.
    Your brakes will probably feel like new.
    I'm still not sure why it works.
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  17. Cascao

    Cascao Been here awhile

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    When, middle ride my bike start ridding poor from a clogged jet or somethimg like, I try learning bike on ground. Some fuel will escape on breathers. Then, if lucky, it can work fine after.
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  18. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I can break anything but having a beta parked in my garage would inspire zero passion in me to ride it.On the other hand my GG is a sexy beast and after over 2 years of ownership has only needed a rear master cylinder and a front rebuild master rebuild kit (caused by me).Beta looks like it is made by Tonka toys.
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  19. Super Dirt Dud

    Super Dirt Dud Been here awhile

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    So I had a bunch of GG trials bikes still have a Enduro and they were not to bad really except to start sometimes . And yes some of the years were really sharp looking .
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  20. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I have to admit, ever since the Evo came out the plastic and graphics have looked like something from a space Gordon show.
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