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  1. i had ended up with the d803 as i needed a trials pattern tyre that day for a competition (poor planning on my part). Some places around here will only let bikes with a trials rear on as it is far kinder to the ground. Being a hardcore mo fo i rode the bike to the event and bike which was about 150 mile round trip at 60/70mph. it would probably have lasted a while if i were pottering about locally. unlike many, the d803 doesnt specifically say not for road use, presumably for events that use a bit of road between sections. Anyways, it was my choice to take the risk and fit it, so no one to blame but myself. totally agree about your statement on tyre importance, ive seen tyre totally transform a bike the MT43 is one of several hard compound trials pattern tyres that seem to be aimed at people riding classic trials and trail bikes and on the street, mitas and heidenau both do a similar tyre. They have no place on a bike to be used offroad in actual trials competition, practice or play in my opinion
  2. I have been through stacks of MT43's trail riding in Devon, its a great tyre to have on the rear wheel over a knobby for trail bikes, particularly where there is little mud/grass and slippery hard trails but they are no good for closed course stuff where soft ground is common. The compound is far harder than a "proper" trials tyre, and will last some 1500 or more miles on the road, which is great vs a knobby. This is where the price is an issue as trail riders will wear a rear trial tyre nearly bald in a season if they are out every weekend. Put a real trials tyre on a trail bike and it will overheat and shed the centre line of knobs when you do any long stretch of road, i have literally destroyed a d803 in a single day in this way! A lot of trail riders in these parts are swapping their mt43's for the maxis trialmax now, which has a far softer compound but wont loose knobs at speed. for a trials bike i would never fit one, and strongly advise against it unless you plan to trail ride and do real speeds or distance. They may seem cheap, but its a false economy, especially so where a real trials tyre will last a very long time. For a classic bike, i would think a modern soft tyre would do wonders for improving performance dramaticaly without messing with the actual bike in any permanent way.
  3. great news i appreciate the response, thank you
  4. I have a 2001 280 edition, which i believe uses the same front and rear suspension as the early pro models. My shock has seen better days and during a bit of searching for the part no. bt280014004 ive seen some suggestion on parts sites that it was "superseded" by the later pro shock part no. bt300003013 does anyone have first hand experience of swapping shocks between years? seems like a good condition 2010 or so shock might be a nice upgrade over my old shagged one. I know splat shop offer rebuilds on them but the price is a bit hard to justify given the bikes age/low value
  5. It hadn't occurred to me that the bolt could have a non threaded section, im not sure mine does so it may have been replaced by the previous owner Will pull it apart and check Thanks Rich
  6. Hi all, I have an 01' TXT 280 "edition" and keep having an annoying issue where the bolt the rear brake lever pivots upon is unwinding itself as i ride If i try to tighten the bolt up to much it binds on the lever and prevents it returning as the return action for the lever is just from the brake MC and can't overcome much torque on the bolt, and as the bolt threads into the frame i can't put any kind of self locking nut on etc. I thought perhaps there should be a collar over the bolt that the lever pivots on and the bolt can be tightened against without binding the lever up? Mine has no real free play so it must be worn down if there should be one... I thought perhaps red loctite would do it (blue didn't) but thought i would ask on here first in case im missing something Thanks
  7. Thats great info thanks Craig Now i just have to find one!
  8. Thanks for the detailed replies, im really liking what i hear Its good to know the silencer is simple enough, im sure i can sort it out if the only ones i find are de-restricted. out of interest how much does the fuel tank hold? I would generally want 70 or so miles on a day on the lanes, so wondering how much extra fuel i might need to carry. I'm curious about what sort of speeds you coax out of the bikes on road as well, i ride green lanes with others and don't want to hold people up too much. As for the later models, unless im missing something they seem to combine being more expensive (newer) with having a superfluous elec start system and a bit of an unknown engine in the unbranded ttr clone so i guess i will give them a miss
  9. I had noticed this mentioned a lot in ads, that's a bit of a bummer, might even be a deal breaker Just when i thought i had settled on a bike! Do you happen to know if its a complex silencer or just a perforated core with plates welded in to deflect gasses into the packing? Might be able to reverse the process.
  10. Hi all, Im in the market for my first proper trials bike and i really like the idea of the little fourstroke scorpas They appeal mainly as i want something reliable that can ideally also do double duty for some slow trail riding/green lanes. The simplicity of them also really appeals to me. Another big factor for me is noise, im fortunate enough to have a couple acres of garden and would love to practice out there, but not if it annoys everyone in the area! I was wondering how this sounds to any owners of the little scorpas out there? How noisy are these bikes compared to 2t trials machines? I was also wondering how much i should be concerned about the different versions, these come up for sale pretty rarely so im reluctant to pass up on one unless the 175/200 versions, or hydraulic clutch/longride etc. models are really worth the wait. Ive also noticed the later models (orange ones?) have non yamaha branded engines, and elec start. Does the electric boot add much weight, and are the engine internals interchangeable with the genuine yamaha motor? Sorry for all the questions, my usual google sleuthing doesn't produce much info on these bikes.
  11. Lineaway wins it, the magneto has free play Thanks for the pointers guys, bad news but at least you led me right to it and saved me going through everything else first.
  12. D: sounds expensive, its not a massive surprise to me though I will check the mag today btw, the video is in North Devon, part of a short loop of green lanes i use for bike shakedowns
  13. Seems to be just the overun, it smooths out when given some revs
  14. I will take a look at the plates tomorrow, i did pop of the clutch cover in case the basket was rubbing it from inside but all looked good. This bike did have just that problem in the past, where the clutch hub nuts cut a groove on the inside of the case. The aluminium from that is still coming out in the oil changes and i'm a little worried that may have led to a knackered bearing or gear. Ive never had either problem on a bike before so no idea what it would sound like. Could piston wear make a noise like this?
  15. Hi all, My bike started making this weird engine noise on my last ride, i have it on video so was wondering if it is familiar to anyone. The bike is an 2002 mk3 Pampera 250. It has the same engine as the older GasGas trials models. The noise is a scraping, vibration-y noise, that seems to only happen on the overun, and goes when the clutch is pulled in. The vibration is fairly strong and i can feel it through the bars and pegs. Any suggestions on what it might be, or what to check? Thanks, Hario