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Hi.

Got a beta evo which needs a minor job doing. Cant get the back brake to work propperly. All the trials repair places seem to be over Yorkshire way. Most motorcycle mechanics even people i know who are handy with MX bikes dont want to touch trials. If anyone knows anyone local to me who like to fix trials bike please can you post their details?

 

Thanks  alot.

Chris

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1 hour ago, Wigan Lad said:

Hi.

Got a beta evo which needs a minor job doing. Cant get the back brake to work propperly. All the trials repair places seem to be over Yorkshire way. Most motorcycle mechanics even people i know who are handy with MX bikes dont want to touch trials. If anyone knows anyone local to me who like to fix trials bike please can you post their details?

 

Thanks  alot.

Chris

They are not mechanics or handy if they are fearful of sorting  your rear brake .....they all work the same way if they are hydraulic brakes ....a [real] car mechanic could sort your rear brake or a bicycle mechanic..........learn how to do it yourself there is not exactly a lot to it...put in 'how to bleed a dirt bike rear brake youtube' in your search engine and study how to do it  then buy a £20 vacuum pump kit made by Nielsen on ebuy or wherever and suck the fluid through the system .....its the most effective way of doing it .......you need to take off the very small clearish plastic reservoir and connect something with more fluid capacity so that you do not have to keep filling it up ...I connect a funnel that I fix in an upright position using cable ties and put the back wheel off the ground using a paddock stand to raise the brake calliper above  the master cylinder then suck the fluid through ....if you are very lucky you will get a firm brake pedal straight away .....if you do not you just have to have patience and keep working .......N.B if you have any badly worn or damaged seals or a perforated brake hose you will never be able bleed the brake properly.

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Thanks for the reply Oni. I have got a bleeding kit, and watched many youtube vids and spent over 6 hours this weekend trying to sort it doing various different things some of which you have suggested. I did like the comment about swapping the reservoir for something larger as it has been p****** me off keep extracting and pushing fluid through it. Now that said, do you know any one / garage in and around the NW area who fixes trials bikes? Not only am I **** with brakes but bikes in general so it would be good to find someone i can take it to for this or any other potential issues.

Regards

Chris

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2 hours ago, Wigan Lad said:

 THThanks for the reply Oni. I have got a bleeding kit, and watched many youtube vids and spent over 6 hours this weekend trying to sort it doing various different things some of which you have suggested. I did like the comment about swapping the reservoir for something larger as it has been p****** me off keep extracting and pushing fluid through it. Now that said, do you know any one / garage in and around the NW area who fixes trials bikes? Not only am I **** with brakes but bikes in general so it would be good to find someone i can take it to for this or any other potential issues.

Regards

Chris

The rear brake can be a pain to get perfect feeling ....You may need a new master cylinder or piston kit....  Trail and Trials in  Kearsley   253 MANCHESTER ROAD BL4 8QX .....do not know them and have not used them....good luck.

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Inch Perfect Trials are only 30 miles away from you - in Clitheroe.  01200 448130

Fics Motorcycles in Chorley. 01257 793318.  Only 9 miles away.  Possibility , but don’t know them.

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Cheers Nebulous. The problem with someone 30 miles is that with work i can only drop it somewhere at the weekend and it would mean collecting the weekend after. The guy at FICS is probably more than capable of doing it but the guy tried to rip me off years ago.

I took an Aprilia RS125 up there for him 2 sell. Alot of the bikes he advertises he is selling on behalf of people. I was emigrating to NZ and he said he would buy it off me if he could not sell it before i was leaving ( the bike was immac with low miles and he could not sell it in 2 months). Agreed a price, then offered me less with some sob story, I agreed and he said it would be a couple of weeks until he had the money. Came to collect it and he offered me less again with some more sob storey. End of the day he knew i was leaving the country and needed to get shut of it so he was stalling me right up to the end so he could get the bike for nothing. I went ape**** at him and threatened to knock him out! He bought the bike in the end for the original price agreed.

Long storey their but anyhow. Itlf anyone else can reccomend someone or garage it would be much appreciated.

 

Regard

Chris

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50 minutes ago, Wigan Lad said:

Cheers Nebulous. The problem with someone 30 miles is that with work i can only drop it somewhere at the weekend and it would mean collecting the weekend after. The guy at FICS is probably more than capable of doing it but the guy tried to rip me off years ago.

I took an Aprilia RS125 up there for him 2 sell. Alot of the bikes he advertises he is selling on behalf of people. I was emigrating to NZ and he said he would buy it off me if he could not sell it before i was leaving ( the bike was immac with low miles and he could not sell it in 2 months). Agreed a price, then offered me less with some sob story, I agreed and he said it would be a couple of weeks until he had the money. Came to collect it and he offered me less again with some more sob storey. End of the day he knew i was leaving the country and needed to get shut of it so he was stalling me right up to the end so he could get the bike for nothing. I went ape**** at him and threatened to knock him out! He bought the bike in the end for the original price agreed.

Long storey their but anyhow. Itlf anyone else can reccomend someone or garage it would be much appreciated.

 

Regard

Chris

Terrible, that is very unusual that some one tried to screw some one over for money....luckily these sort of incidents only happen on a second by second basis on a global scale so you have just been unlucky....wrong place wrong time,

That is why I suggested doing it yourself really .....I do everything myself, [it got to the point where I just could not afford to keep everyone elses lifestyles going] .....I mean everything not  just bike repairs ...the car, household electrics the lot .....I must of saved 100's of thousands because of not being ripped off. When you do a job yourself you know every detail from start to finish,and you will have a lot more money.

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Hi Oni.

 

I agree with doing as much as you can yourself. I dont mind having a go at things but sometimes you come to stuff that you spend ages on and either get no further with or make things worse. I dont mind admitting defeat when ive had a good go at something and paying someone who knows more than me a fair price to sort things. Just struggling to find a good local trials mechanic.

 

Regards

Chris

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1 minute ago, Wigan Lad said:

Hi Oni.

 

I agree with doing as much as you can yourself. I dont mind having a go at things but sometimes you come to stuff that you spend ages on and either get no further with or make things worse. I dont mind admitting defeat when ive had a good go at something and paying someone who knows more than me a fair price to sort things. Just struggling to find a good local trials mechanic.

 

Regards

Chris

Have you called Trail and Trials  or is Kearsley too far.

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Darren of Warrington 07887 516040.  

Since you obviously want someone to come to you. And assuming you haven’t already smashed your bike to pieces.

Otherwise.....

https://www.yell.com/s/motorcycle+repairs+and+services-wigan.html

7 motorcycle shops offering servicing in a 4 mile radius of Wigan , and that’s just on the first page.

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Road bikes Nebulous but thanks anyway. I will keep yellow pages in mind when i want my road bike servicing and MOT.

I will try Darren many thanks.

Chris

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What?  Sorry sir , we don’t do off-roaders. Don’t know where they’ve been. We’re trying to run a 5-star , two-wheeled boutique here , and you come in with your wellies and cow**** stuck to your tyres?  That’s real Wilton carpet don’t you know? Fifty pounds a square metre.  Last chap of your type had half a sheep’s head stuck to his forks. So , just to confirm - we only do proper bikes with seats , and ....... what do you mean you’ll knock me out?    A gold-edition Ducati 916 might do that sir - but not that disgusting health-hazard you’re pushing. Yeeeuk!

https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/bleeding-linked-brakes-for-the-complete-idiot.1091921/

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2 hours ago, Nebulous said:

What?  Sorry sir , we don’t do off-roaders. Don’t know where they’ve been. We’re trying to run a 5-star , two-wheeled boutique here , and you come in with your wellies and cow**** stuck to your tyres?  That’s real Wilton carpet don’t you know? Fifty pounds a square metre.  Last chap of your type had half a sheep’s head stuck to his forks. So , just to confirm - we only do proper bikes with seats , and ....... what do you mean you’ll knock me out?    A gold-edition Ducati 916 might do that sir - but not that disgusting health-hazard you’re pushing. Yeeeuk!

https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/bleeding-linked-brakes-for-the-complete-idiot.1091921/

People who ride road bikes are obviously easier to fleece or they are so wealthy they do not need to be stretchered out when they get the bill because they fell over as their pants were round their ankles......Excellent thanks.£50 for 1/2 hrs labour I was expecting it to be more........I once watched a geezer pay  over £11 for a paint  touch up stick for his car at a Ford main dealer and he just paid up without a murmur.......I was there to find out how much a set of replacement keys for a Transit were ......Around £130  and then some said the lunatic behind the counter.

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