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About wheelieman14

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    '16 Beta Evo 300
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    MMC - NETA

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    Unionville, CT (USA)
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  1. My 2016 Evo 300 came with 10/42 gearing and I experimented with 9T (SS gearing of 9/42) but felt that 1st gear was definitely too low. Tried 11T with 42 and 44 but still was too tall for riding sections. I ended up with 10/43, then tried 10/44 and have been happy using 1st Gear in 90% of my Intermediate level Section riding. I only use 2nd gear if there is a bigger hill to get up. Going very slow in 1st Gear provides maximum control for my environments.
  2. Total thickness of friction plate.
  3. I installed 0.84 fork spring and 7.8 shock spring. I weigh about 205 lbs + riding gear and it made a huge difference in how well it handles. Front fork seemed a little bit stiff, so I cut down plastic pre-load spacer 9 mm and it turns well.
  4. Granted some venues tend to have sections that are so long, it is nearly impossible to get a Clean ride. I've ventured to other Regions (D4, D6, 3-D and NATC) where they typically run between 30 and 40 total sections per day (with 3 to 5 Loops). NETA Rulebook states minimum of (7) Novice Sections and (8) Expert Sections; though in my 2.5 seasons - we always have 8 of each. Intermediate & Sportsman classes used to ride 5 Loops, but that was dropped down to 4 and now Women and Rookie only do 3 Loops. Most of the NETA Riders should be feeling pretty comfortable in their chosen Ability Class by the end of the year & anyone that has "clinched their Championship result" - considers riding up a class as Non-Comp. My 1st time as Trials Master - is my chance to "try something a bit different" and give the Riders and Spectators a good event to talk about down the road. IF we get rain - or not enough Checkers... Then we will adjust on Sunday. From what I've seen at this venue, there is already a good draw with some of the largest rider entries and dry weather offers incredible traction to showcase your skills. This is my 7th MMC event that I've helped set up and this is going to be one of my best.
  5. The MMC "Boneyard Trial III" Final NETA Event is ready for Sunday, October 22nd in Meriden, CT. NETA Class Championships will be settled to close out 2017 Season with (9) Expert & (9) Novice Sections per Loop (about 2 miles long). Rider's Meeting at 10:45 AM and "Normal 3 PM" Ending time to be extended 30 minutes to 3:30 PM. 4 PM Hard Finish Time - to avoid DNF. Novice Loop shortened from August event. With increased number of Sections to be ridden in 4 Loops - most of them are slightly shorter than normal. Sections are Technical & Challenging for each ability class; without being dangerous. Overnight camping is available on Saturday night. Fall weather should make perfect riding conditions. Well marked Loop offers Spectacular natural terrain for Spectators to watch New England's Best Riders show their Talent!
  6. Repacking exhaust is removing old, oil-soaked (or blown out fiberglass) and replacing it with fresh fiberglass to absorb sound and help quiet bike down. 50:1 oil mix is going to smoke more than 80:1, but Choke should be turned off within a minute or so, for properly jetting carb. GasGas can also be made to start easier, but re-positioning the kick starter back a tooth. This helps to kick "down", instead of trying to kick "backwards" because kick starter is too far forward in rotation for starting point with boot on it.
  7. Motivated to try something newer, since you dropped a point at the last event???
  8. Here in the USA, I looked at Ford Transit Connect LWB and a single Trials bike should fit no problem. The SWB seemed too short.
  9. Interested in getting this for 2003 SY250 & gladly pay postage to 06085 (Unionville, CT USA)
  10. A couple of us '16 Beta EVO 300 2T riders modified the white Domino "Fast-Action" Throttle tubes with a couple hacksaw blades taped together to cut a groove for throttle cable to pivot around a slightly lower (3mm) O.D. and blend the cut back to full height at 1/4 turn (90 degrees) to make a "Slow-to-Fast" action throttle. Gives us an advantage of having much more control just off idle - without having to turn the throttle as far as installing slow-action throttle. This modification, along with adding 1 or 2 teeth to use a slightly larger rear sprocket; has worked so well, that I decided not to bother with heavier Flywheel (Super Smooth has heavier flywheel and 9T front sprocket that REALLY tames down the 300).
  11. Watch 2 or 3 people ride your line in a Section, to make sure you can identify exactly where the front wheel needs to be; to get the rear wheel to get over/around any obstacles in the tighter turns. Have Fun and don't take this sport too seriously. Elbows out and hands loose on the bars. Look up to see where you want to go and don't fixate on what is just in front of your front wheel. Any time spent going as slow as you can in 1st gear (even in a paved driveway) will help you with the required balance to excel at MotoTrials.
  12. I measured black (slow) throttle tube to be 25 mm Outside Diameter, where throttle cable is rubbing against, which takes about 120 degrees to turn throttle to wide open. I also measured white (fast) Domino Throttle tube to be 31.4mm O.D. - creating a "quick turn" action; since it only takes 98 degrees to open carb slide. With about 26.1 to 26.5mm of carb slide movement, Black (slow) takes 4.6 degrees to move slide 1 mm and White (fast) takes only 3.7 degrees to move slide 1 mm. Personally, I prefer a slow action throttle from idle to about 1/4 throttle (makes a huge difference in throttle control in tight slow sections). I also like the ability to get to wide open much faster with a fast throttle (not having to turn throttle 120 degrees). My solution was to cut down height of white plastic where cable attaches, by 3 mm - cutting groove with 2 hacksaw blades taped together and blending the cut to flush at about 90 degrees (where throttle cable rests at full throttle). A "modified" Domino White "Fast" throttle tube to be "Slow to Fast" seems to be working very well for me on Beta Evo 300 without a Flywheel weight.
  13. For the better part of 2 years, I was using Silkolene SX Pro2 (higher flashpoint than Motul 710 2T) at 80:1 and kept struggling to get good spark plug readings using 95 to 98 octane equivalent with mix of 1 to 2 parts 108-110 Octane leaded race fuel with 3 parts 91 octane non-ethanol pump gas in Trials bike. I recently switched over to Motul 710 2T pre-mix at 80:1 and now find it much easier to get the carb jetting dialed in and near perfect spark plug readings on my Trials bike. I'd prefer to keep using around 64:1 on my 250cc 2T Woods bikes that are typically run at much higher engine rpms, but 80:1 is best for Trials bikes as heffergm mentioned above.
  14. A good indication for me that I picked the correct class, is finishing with an Index (total points dropped / sections ridden) of .500 or less. If my Index is .75 to 1.0+, then it could still be the correct class for me, but perhaps the conditions deteriorated quickly or rain changed traction. If I get more than 2.0 points per section average, then I feel I was in too hard of a class and need to drop down a level, or practice more to improve. I started Senior C in August 2015, felt pretty good and bumped up to Senior B in May 2016. Worked an event watching Senior Intermediate and thought their lines were within my abilities. Quickly found out that some locations have much harder Intermediate lines that others and got frustrated finishing in last place, so dropped back to SR-B and started having fun again. Decided to stick with SR-B for championship chase in 2017, with occasional attempts at Intermediate at out of region events, to pick up my skills a bit quicker.
  15. Thanks for the replies. This must be an early 2012, because it doesn't have the newer design that includes fixer nut. Found a couple pieces of shifter drum and/or shift shaft pawl that broke off. Some abnormal wear on the clutch drive/driven gears and seems like a good job for an OSSA Shop like - assuming that parts are still available somewhere.