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  1. al_orange

    Alternative to observed trials?

    For me, trials seems to be full of really nice, friendly, and sociable people. Makes a massive difference to a trial when you're having a bad ride but a quick chat to someone in the queue brings me back to reality that it's a bit of fun and a good day out. I cannot imagine how anyone could find the people in trials off putting. Ok, it does attract a few socially awkward types but everyone seems to treat it like a big community..... Makes me feel bad when I let out the occasional expletive due to stalling or missing a flag..
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    Maxxis Trialmaxx

    Not sure exactly what the question is but I use them on my enduro bikes and they are fantastic tyres. Very soft compound so good on rocks and roots. Wider spaced knobs and flexible sidewalls make them way better in mud than a normal trials tyre. On an enduro bike they need to be run at 6psi or they get a bit squirrelly. Don't last that long due to the compound. Not allowed to use them in trials competition in the UK. As a play tyre they are awesome but won't last as long as a Michelin x11.
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    2019 RR Vs One

    Hi, I'm very tempted by a new TRS. I fancied the RR (because I like bling and it will hopefully be a keeper for at least 5 years). I'm a novice on my way to clubman and someone at the weekend said that a normal One would be preferable for a novice as it would be more forgiving and the RR is more for the guys that spend all day on the back wheel. I know what the specs say the differences are but in the real world, which would be better for developing and learning on? I'm fortunate enough that the price difference isn't a factor. I'm yet to hear a bad word about the TRSs and they seem to be getting very popular so I figure it must be a good bike. Far better than I'll ever be anyway.
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    2019 RR Vs One

    So I've done a handful of trials on the RR now and thought I'd update this thread. Bear in mind that I'm a sportsman rider and this is my first new bike. Foot pegs - personally, I didn't get on with the curves and bought some S3 Hardrock aluminium. I definitely notice that I'm more comfortable and getting better traction with them. Engine - Slow throttle is a must for me. The bike is sharp and I'm still getting to grips with the snappy power. It's just the transition from closed throttle to open. Once the throttle is open and rolled on, the bike is amazingly smooth. Clutch - again it's sharp but not unmanageable. I'm going to put the softer spring in there but actually, after only 4 trials, it's improved my throttle and clutch control. Handling - sublime. Unbelievably confidence inspiring. Going to fit a a stiffer rear spring but otherwise it's so nice to ride. The only thing I've noticed is that I have to make a more conscious effort to get over the back for traction where on the old rev3 it would have tractored along. I think it's the light spring and too much preload but will see. Rider - still useless and clueless but enjoying trials more than I ever have and the bike is definitely a big part of that. Honestly, the standard bike may have been a better purchase when it comes to slick conditions but for everything else, I'm very pleased I got the RR. I'll just have to learn more finesse and technique.
  5. What made you buy a 300? You're normally so particular/considered about things, I'm surprised you went for it.
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    Gear oil filler plug thread size?

    What about the drain plug with a magnet on the other side? Does it matter which one you use?
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    2019 gasgas front suspension adjustment.

    If they're the same tech forks as TRS then this may be useful. http://www.rideformula.com/products/moto-forks/trial-39-factory/
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    2014 marazochi fork help.

    Yes they should be level. (Actually, I don't know but I've never seen a bike where that would be the case).
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    Gearing - who's running what?

    Really enjoying the handling of the TRS 250 RR. Has lifted my confidence and is flattering to ride, in the main. However, it's very snappy off the bottom (as expected), even with a slow throttle. I'm running a 9T front which does make the gears more like my old Beta but it's very aggressive in low traction situations (seems harder to get traction than my Rev3 was) so I wonder if anyone would suggest running the standard 10T? I had a look at other TRS bikes and some are on 9T some are on 10T. I'm just starting to ride clubman sections, if that matters. I know there's a lot of variables at play but would like input on just the gearing side of things. Thanks,
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    Gearing - who's running what?

    What issues were you having?
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    Gearing - who's running what?

    Lol.. well I'm trying to avoid the unintentional splatters so I'll leave that one alone. I did think going to 10/42 could be a compromise but I don't know if the chain is long enough.
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    2017 Vs 2019

    Have there been any significant changes between 2017 and 2019 on the TRSs? Given that it's a newish bike, I wonder if there are reliability or bug fixes that have been done? I know the "marketing" changes won't make any difference to how I ride the bike but there are changes this year to the engine and clutch etc. Thanks.
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    adults future of the sport ?

    I agree. I'm so grateful for the effort and time that organisers put in for what must be no financial gain. Trials is almost embarrassingly cheap. You can't set foot on an MX or Enduro track even for a practice, for less than £30. Competition is upwards of £50. I often wonder how much the landowner gets out of it too. They must allow trials in part because they support the sport and not just for cash. 45 trials a year! Wow.. I wish I could get that many in. I agree that any additional charge (if there is one) would add up but I think that's a bit like having your cake and eating it.
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    adults future of the sport ?

    So what would boycotting the club achieve? If it's £15 for an adult entry either way, what difference does it make? If the club is increasing the adult cost to pay for the kids then that could be difficult but otherwise, what's the difference?
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    adults future of the sport ?

    What sort of miserable turd would boycott a club because of cheap youth entries??
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    TRS won't rev when warms up

    There is a thread just below about the CDI being the cause of this. Worth swapping with a known one or talking to Steve Saunders.
  17. Edit - not actually sure all the below applies to the Evo but I'm sure they're almost as painful as the rev 3. You've just found the hidden gem of owning a beta. The impossible to bleed rear brake! Have a good search through the forum but depending on age, it's possibly worth getting new seals for both the MC and caliper and maybe new pistons for the caliper too. Strip down, clean all the recesses where the seals go and rebuild. Bleed it off the bike using old pads and something solid to put between them. Often best to use a screwdriver or something to pump the MC piston even on the bike. Assuming of course you've tried all the normal steps like back bleeding etc. The rear brake can be a nightmare. It takes a lot of time, patience, and effort and even then you can be left with rubbish brakes. Persevere but expect it to be a pain and then you're at least in the right frame of mind. Good luck!
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    2 stroke oil facts & myths

    Can't quite see Wazza fitting in here though.. 🤣🤣🤣
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    2 stroke oil facts & myths

    Forum takeover? Lol
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    TRS clutch biting point

    To be fair, the clutch worked and you wouldn't notice much just riding it around a car park. I could just tell that it wasn't working like a modern clutch should when actually riding a section. Still disappointing but hopefully an easy fix. I always have issues with new bikes so this one is hopefully pretty minor.
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    TRS clutch biting point

    Had the clutch MC cap off, activated the clutch and tapped the clutch line and lots of small bubbles are coming up. Did this until I was bored and there was plenty of air coming up. Hopefully that's the problem as it's consistent with the symptoms. Have ordered some clutch oil and will give it a proper bleed and hope it's sorted. As mentioned earlier in the thread, the bikes are shipped with the handlebars inverted, which could be the cause.
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    TRS clutch biting point

    Thank you for the comment. Had a quick chat to the dealer and he reckons it could be air related. Will check the fluid and hang the MC up over night and see. Really don't want to take it back unless I really have to. Bit of a trek and I'm fairly competent with spanners. But will see.
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    2019 factory

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    TRS clutch biting point

    Thanks for the suggestion but there's definitely enough free play. The only things I can think of is: 1. It's brand new and needs to break in (hopefully) 2. It needs bleeding (which is disappointing) 3. There's something mechanically wrong (even more disappointing) 4. "They're all like that sir..."
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    TRS clutch biting point

    Did you ever resolve this? First ride on mine today (2019 250 RR) and it was lovely to ride except the clutch wasn't behaving correctly. Always a tiny bit of drag which cause two 5s from stalls but the adjuster was all the way in so the clutch would only engage as the lever was almost all the way out, making it very snatchy. It's weird as it's got a bit of drag but is not at all progressive. I'm hoping it'll break in a bit and a change of oil after the first few hours will help but it's a worse clutch than my 2001 beta at the moment!