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Old 12-12-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

I'll admit, I stole this thread idea from a Toyota Land Cruiser forum that I belong to. But it's a cool idea.

So what did you do with your Trials Bike today? Maintenance? Compete? Overhaul? Restore? Nothing? Post it here!



I'll start off. I dragged out my old 314 Montesa to get it ready for Trials Camping Silliness next year, and decided that the destroyed LH bar switch (that controlled the long-gone lighting system) had to go.




Yeah, I know the hillbillied choke lever is hideous. Gimmie time....





After only 27 minutes of wrestling, the lighting wiring harness was freed from the 314...




I did discover that I had a new 314 clutch cable hidden with some new Aprilla Climber cables I had lying around.....




The 'Prilla cables seem to match the 314 cables exactly. Hmmmm....I may have to replace the throttle and clutch cables with these. I mean after all, it's SO much easier to come up with Aprilla cables than Montesa cables....


The finished product.




I just noticed that the bars are bent. I'll deal with that next week.



After removing the radiator scoop to get access to the cables and wiring, I am now wondering if I should put it back on or go with the "stripped" look. What do you all think??

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Old 12-12-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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Moved it out of the way so that I could change the blown shock on my wife's xt225. Exciting, I know.
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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I walked right past the trialer today to pull the CRF450 out and head to the desert! Trialer got to play yesterday...today was a rest day.
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:23 PM   #5
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Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.
Did ya get somethin' new?
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:50 PM   #6
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Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.

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Old 12-13-2010, 06:25 AM   #7
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Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.

Geez Neil, what are you doing? Cornering the North American Trials bike market?


Congrats. Love to see it. Whatever it is.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:45 PM   #8
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Geez Neil, what are you doing? Cornering the North American Trials bike market?


Congrats. Love to see it. Whatever it is.

LOL I assumed he drove to you brewtus, to pick one up, must been another?
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:11 PM   #9
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Man I would really like to have that bench!!!!!

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Old 06-16-2011, 02:22 PM   #10
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If you didn't want to have to use tie downs, you could construct a mount similar to you see for bicycles in the back of vans/trucks. Take a small sheet of plywood, about the length of your truck bed side-to-side and about a foot wide. Cut a piece of 4x6 to fit between the fork tubes and drill a hole for the axle. Lag bolt this to the ply wood and now you can simply run the axle back through the front end and wood block and you bike is secured. Now no need to compress the forks when securing the bike. With a weldor and a bit of materials, you could make a more elegant solution, but the wood is easy to work with and most people with bikes also have the tools necessary for that type of work. Just and idea for you. Something similar could bee done for the rear if doing the back of the RV thought. You would need to secure it to the floor somehow though.

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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This should be a one-time thing. Usually if I'm going to have the camper hooked up (pop-up) and need to haul a bike, I just take the cap off. This time it's going to be longer than just the weekend and I'll need the cap to keep my crap secure.

It was surprisingly easy - everything worked out just right. The bike is so light that just sliding it in with the forks was a piece of cake. There's gonna be so much crap packed in around it that the tie downs will probably be unnecessary anyway.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:02 AM   #12
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replaced kick-start return spring on '04 Sherco290

Last Sunday while riding at a trials school put on by team canada TDN I broke the kick-start return spring on my Sherco.

Note: the spring is broken at both ends... the little end has lost about 1mm of length that would fit in the locating hole on the kick-start shaft, this is what broke while I was riding. after removing the spring I wiggled the bigger end and it just came apart in my hand (as you can see), I assume the metal was just very fatigued after 7yrs of life.


Here it is with the new spring installed


and a shot of the interior of the case

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #13
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went for a ride





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Old 06-22-2011, 07:49 PM   #14
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mike next time you plan on coming up to WV give me a ring.... likely could've joined ya today for a few hours..
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #15
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I had mud caked into the swingarm on my KLR650 once just like your there and rode the asphalt home. What I did not know was that a rock in that mud was wearing at the tire tread the whole time. What you have there looks pretty tenacious.
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