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  1. I have just done this on my sons new bike st2015, you do not need to take the exhaust off, only the fuel tank. on saying that it makes sense to take exhaust off at same time to check brake fluid level in rear reservoir and change rear brake pads if required at same time and repack exhaust ( again if read) Alternatively take to dealer
  2. Very sad, trials as we know it,only exists because of people like Michael. It has been a absolute pleasure knowing you. Rest in Peace and I am sure you will clean all the sections in the Sky for many years to come.
  3. I have got fed up with towing a 2/3 bike trailer and am planning selling it and buying a van. The van is to hold 2 trials bikes. i have a newish Fiat Doblo LWB in mind. i would welcome comments from owners of small vans , particularly Doblo owners, and smallest feasible engine size.
  4. Just about to try one tomorrow, I thought they were great starters have I been misinformed!
  5. Apico flex levers very happy with price, straight levers despite many falls and also increased ability to fine tune levers. The latter particularly on the clutch lever is particularly impressive. It was a hard choice initially but after speaking to Chris Pearson and looking at different types of levers, I settled for the Apico trials version sold by Splat Shop.
  6. Mud

    Agree with comments in addition are you giving it enough throttle at outset.
  7. Excellent place treat yourself to a new bike. Then enter a trial a lot of excellent clubs such as Darwin, Rochdale, Horsforth, Bolton and many others run easy routes to get people into trials.
  8. Thanks on balance I will change them. They are a couple of years old and getting rounded on edges.
  9. How often do you change tyres and do you change them both at same time
  10. Telecat, Would Chris buy another Vertigo when he next changes his bike or does he fancy another make. Any word on the street if Vertigo are actually developing a 125 !
  11. I went with my son around 2 years ago. Excellent day out, first time I had been on a bike in at least 20 years and my son was just starting out.. I would quite like to go back, am waiting for a test day at same time so could try out a few bikes at same time.
  12. What are they like to start, any known common faults. I am thinking of changing my sons gas gas later on this year when the new Reiger 125 comes out. Only downside of Gas Gas is sons finds it hard to start, nothing wrong with bike, just requires a bit more of a kick than other 125's we have tried. Any trial I have been at they seem to be at top end of results, may be just coincidence of course.
  13. Many thanks Oni & blocky I have put a bid in.
  14. Thanks for all the replies. It is a 2013 but has just one screw at top. If the 2011 ones were worse they must have been pretty bad. Arnoux the small piece of alloy bar is a good idea - I think a variation is glueing the top part on to stop it separating ( as I think the top part was originally glued on as gunge at top looked very like glue - originally owned by GG mechanic so maybe works mod) It has been large rocks that has caused the exhaust end cap to slacken off I believe. Son just needs to get better on large rock steps ! I think I will improvise with alloy bar at top or Glue and look to buy better quality if that does not work. many thanks
  15. The quality of the plastic end cap on gas gas exhausts is not the best. After breaking 2 end caps ( mounting tabs) in a short space of time, has anyone tried gluing the end cap in to avoid buying a new one or does a better quality replacement exist.