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About pschrauber

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    Bultaco Sherpa 340

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    Winter North Germany / Summer South Finland
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  1. pschrauber

    Trial bike in winter

    Yep would get a antifreeze tester and test to how low temp. the coolant can go. The other method would be to get the bike from one warm place to the other to put some moving blankets around it, as a two hours route will not cool it down too much in a closed trailer. When it is an open trailer I would definetly mix the coolant to be valid for these low temperatures.
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    A Nice Find

    Indeed and a very very early one too just no. 31!
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    Securing a trials bike

    To stickers I would suggest instead of any motorcycle brand to put also non or some big ones with the sentence "Pipe Cleaning Service" on the sides, that should keep off easy
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    Securing a trials bike

    Guns ... that is not the best solution ... can get you in trouble. Best solution is a road registered bike and an electric driven rolling gate or door because: easy to close and open just by key or transponder, in holidays you can even shut down the electric supply, very difficult to open if closed without electricity, if you try it it will get noisy. I never heard of burglars trying to open electric rolling gates section gates and.doors of course also standard garage gates, but rolling gates ... my advice in this department beside good insurance.
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    Dubai Event.

    Cool but how do we get any trials bike to that event, (may be by flight ??? but $$$) and when the bike is there is that old tatty bike really of interest there, there is so little bling attched to them …
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    Montesa 304 Carb

    Alternative could be a Dell'Orto PHBH 26 BS, the a bit more modern one with air screw and idle jet nozzle. At leat works great to my 242, another carb but expensive would be a 25mm SmartCarb* but that is costly. I would not use an AMAL again unless the slide issue is not solved, (the AMAL used the same material for carb bod and slide which causes super much friction and leads very fast to rattling slides so worn slides and carb bodies!) The silde should be made out of the softer material the Body should be made of the harder material, so the slide wears and not the carb Body, thus the plated and hardened slides are not such a good idea because in the end you will have a proper working slide but a worn out carb Body ... *SmartCarb has no jets which is super nice in handling and if you ride in very different climate and hight situations.
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    Zundapp Trials.

    That is a MZ with a custom made cylinder, anyway looks good too.
  8. Yes and bonus is you can use the bike for trailriding where you want too.
  9. Easy peasy… Get them insured and then you know, trials bikes can get road legal then a standard Vehicle insurance and you are save, stolen registered vehicles especially motorcycles are of much more interest to the Police then leisure vehicles. If you insure several bikes you get a discount too, thus I have to pay around 20 - 40 € for one bike in insurance, the tax for each bike is higher... A standard insurance for non road registered bikes like MX, trials is around 180€ a year for one, if you get a discount for several I don't know. Oldtimers (over 30 years old) can also be insured without road registration which is also 180€ a year (The bike was made: 1980, has 22HP, worth is evaluated with 7.500 € of replacement value in a total loss).
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    Baffleless TY

    The bike should perform.better with an end muffler and would be quiter too. I recommemd the aluminium WES replacement muffler these are lighter, makes the bike even less noisy and are repack able.
  11. pschrauber

    Drying your boots!

    It takes so long to get them dry? We have also very much rain (beside this year) and soaky ground, anyway I dry them in three to four days using this method: - I take out the inner sole, there is one that is sometimes tricky to get out, but to take them out while drying that is very important, (it can be too replaced by a new one too. if the odor isn't good anymore), - Then I let them stand and keep the upper part wide open so maximum air can reach inside, and I start to do so immidiatly and store them in the Trailer that's all I do and so far it has worked very well.
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    SWM Modifications

    As B40RT posted, try to get everything really sound, from engine, to exhaust, also airbox and air filter as these tend to be restrictive, A rebuild of the middel and end silencer is a good idea improve engine Response a lot and quite expensive if you can't do it by yourself. If the engines does rattle a bit and got a bit tired, a new conrod a rebore with a custom made next size piston is also an improvement for riding in general and an investment which emty the wallet easy. Too smooth running cables with teflon inliner, good brake pads with soft paddings, good rear shocks that suits your weight. Fork stanchions are they really straight or a bit off, if a bit off for better action you can let them straightened and rechromed and Special polished improves Action and you will have less stiction too, then you might too mount HFS air cartridges to the Forks to improve dampning and Rebound. Last not least an electronic ignition.
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    Piuma green frame colour

    Opel Signalgrün is matching that the original Italjet color very well. I that color for repairs to my JT50 and two 350 Piumas I had back in the day: rattle can 2K color: https://www.123lack.de/2k-spruehdose-opel-signalgruen-308-autolack-glaenzend rattle can standard 1K color: http://www.safonov-autolack.com/spray/autolack/dupli-color/dupli_opel_308_signalgruen_1973-1977_spray_400_ml_7-0260_i192_25383_0.htm or complete cans: https://www.123lack.de/2k-autolack-opel-code-signalgruen-308 OPEL was part of GM back then so therefore the
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    Rotax Head DeCompressor Thread Size.

    I like to have the decompressor it makes starting much easier and does not stress the kick start mechanism so much. I think about putting one to my TXR too. The Rotax type decompression unit works very smooth much better then the Montesa type for example.
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    Magical fork spring orientation

    Just fork springs, to shock springs I wan't the thighter coil part of the spring being mounted as much up as possible so that debris can't build up between rear shock spring and rear shock body.