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  1. Had my RR since Feb. So far I've bought a spare air filter....
  2. Ouch. Can you remember the location? I'll be starting the santigosa 3 day on good Fri. From the pavement outside the sports hall along the road turn right up the street across the main road and into the hills. The police are there and stop any traffic when a bike approaches. My bikes taxed and insured but it's not a requirement. Youth classes take part. I had hoped we could do something similar in the UK at more rural trials under the legislation. Maybe not...
  3. Legally can you be stopped from putting a bike in the back of a car ? Good way to get round van speed limits and should also be cheaper on ferries and the tunnel?
  4. Entries for this event opened at midnight on the 31st March. By last night I understand 145 entries had been received with the club limited to 200. So if you want to ride this event you had better be quick. Website is Alwinton2 day.co.uk
  5. I have used 80ml to five litres for years on various bikes. I have done the same with my TRS as I tend to ride longer single lap events. I tried 60ml to five litre recently and couldn't say I noticed any difference. Linkages and head bearings have been stripped once, they had been greased properly at the factory. Mines a 280 RR, very happy with it
  6. I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Trump distances White House from GCHQ wiretap claim - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39310075
  7. Just been watching the news that the White House will not repeat it's claim that GCHQ bugged Trump Tower πŸ˜…πŸ˜….
  8. You have days to spare every week copey so please complete your post. In fact you could have done more last night, I was watching you drink beer and watch TV through your microwave.....
  9. Breagh there was a serious post from a schoolboy dad on here a few years ago, they lived on the Isle of Wight. He thought it was completely out of order to drive as far as Yorkshire for a British Champ round πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Even when the north east of England centre stage a British champ round there's still an awful lot of the UK North of that trial
  10. I'm by no means the best mechanic in the world but fitting a rim tape isn't that hard. Once it's in properly it last for years. I've ran tubes before in a split tyre, fitted a patch to the inside wall. It's ok short term but if you get a puncture you are out of the trial unless you can get back to the van and generate enough pressure to fit another one. It can also damage the rim at the valve hole when the tube slips.
  11. So what happens when the bike is upside down?
  12. This thread has gone seriously off topic, I certainly haven't helped. πŸ˜‚However unless you are a landowner, and your land can hold a trial, and you can convince various authorities that you are correct its not really your opinion or mine that matters is it ?
  13. Quite happy to go with that as a solution if I could get it to work. A keihin has a single breather on a gg/ sherco / Trs. I drilled a second one using the casting for this purpose on the left side of the carb and connected this to the float bowl overflow. This was on my 2013 gg. My flawed logic being I didn't want a number of tanks collecting fuel. So if I connected two together I could have one tank for the original breather and the fuel would recycle from the overlow back into the bowl. I hoped the length of pipe would provude capacity to deal with the fuel. It didn't work, the carb flooded quickly. Base principle is that the breather tube has to allow air in but this means it allows fuel out of the same route when the bike is dropped. It might work if we had bigger diameter vent tubes and installed one way breathers rather than a tank?? If you simply fit a small tank to the breather you cut off the air supply and it will vacuum lock. I'll try the breather next..... Any other ideas?
  14. How's fuel going to evaporate in the rain ?
  15. From an environmental point of view we should all have efi or do something to prevent carbs leaking fuel. I'm not so concerned about what comes out of the exhaust. On an efi system the fuel is effectively sealed to prevent spill if a one way breather is fitted to the fuel cap. On a carb system the bike spills fuel when it gets passed a certain angle of lean in any direction. Keihin / Mikuni much worse than dellorto in this respect.