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    txt pro 250 + TY 175

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  1. Rubbish. Jet wash carefully avoiding bearings and electrics. Airbox and exhaust blocked. START bike after washing to ensure it doesnt condensate in the engine. 30 years tried and tested.
  2. Just to pick this up again ...... Top shock mount ok. Spoke to Andy, one of the tech's at gas gas uk and he said that the play is quite usual - not all bikes have it, but most do - even brand new ones. He and another tech, Kevin, have looked into this on a new bike and decided that the play (providing all of the componant parts are good) is down to the combined play between the bolts and the bearings and the grease gap in the bearings. So, the advice is ..... it is an inconsistant normality. Thank you all for your help on this - much appreciated.
  3. Thank you Rich and Oni ..... 6mm probably sounds about right, although I havent checked the top shock mount. Will have a look once the weekend kicks in. Cheers - Andrew
  4. Thank you both for that. I tried to phone the GasGas UK tech dept today, but no answer ..... I just wanted to check that I didnt get the 'new apprentice' last time! Saying that, it is reassuring to learn that Zippy didnt get the play out with new bearings. Will try GasGas tech again though, just for another opinion. I am probably fussing, but I like things to be right on my bikes. Thanks again all.
  5. Thank you both. Bluey - do you mean the top bolt in the linkage (lower shock bolt) or the upper shock bolt? Cheers
  6. Evening all, 2005 txt pro I have looked into this before by phoning gas gas uk, but seeking further opinions please. is it normal - when bike is on a stand, that there is a small amount of play in the linkage when lifting wheel - as it just doesnt seem right to me (although gguk said it was 'normal') I don't want to chase the impossible (no play) if its normal, but I also dont want to cause further problems by leaving it if it isnt 'normal' thoughts appreciated. cheers
  7. Evening all, 2005 txt pro I have looked into this before by phoning gas gas uk, but seeking further opinions please. is it normal - when bike is on a stand, that there is a small amount of play in the linkage when lifting wheel - as it just doesnt seem right to me (although gguk said it was 'normal') I don't want to chase the impossible (no play) if its normal, but I also dont want to cause further problems by leaving it if it isnt 'normal' thoughts appreciated. cheers
  8. my manual says 126 cc10w oil for the 175.
  9. shipdamite

    Ty175 No Spark

    if it has the std pilot jet - a 25 - it will get blocked easily. In my experience, my 175 ran (and blocked up) badly on a 25, was better on a 27.5 and much better on a 30 .... this also means that blockages are far less frequent. the carb o rings will make it run better, and it might be an idea to get a new plug cap ... the red rubber ngk ones seem to be bombproof (just snip the h.t lead back a bit before fitting)
  10. Thanks chaps - looks like the consensus is for the forma. will get an order in
  11. Hello, I have finally destroyed the sidi couriers that I was using, so time for my first 'proper' trials boots. The forma boulders look a good boot - any views on this boot, and is the sizing accurate? ..... loathe to buy boots off the internet and they don't fit. thank you Andrew
  12. experiential ɪkˌspɪərɪˈɛntʃ(ə)l,ɛk-/ adjective adjective: experiential involving or based on experience and observation. "the experiential learning associated with employment"
  13. I will move around a bit and see what happens!
  14. 'Experiential' - good word ..... thanks for that! on the carb side of things, its very well worth renewing all the old O rings in the carb; this made night and day difference in how my 175 ran, as did new reeds and an airfilter. 'yambits' are also a good source of parts.
  15. Hi Andy, I know bugger all about the 250, but can confirm that 50:1 is what I use with castrol power 1 2t oil in my 175. its a good oil, and what I have used for years in trial, enduro and chainsaw engines. I use castrol power 1 10w 30 for the gearbox after trying atf and putoline light gear oil. The castrol gives the best operation in my opinion - atf and putoline were both a bit 'juddery'
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