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  1. Hi. I had the same thing happen twice in nationals recently. Its usually the throttle cable sleeve being pulled on causing the slide to lift. make sure your cable is routed correctly and doesn't get pulled or bind when steering is at full lock. I zip tied my cable at various points points to prevent this from happening. I also used small zip ties to secure the rubber boot to the throttle housing and to the cable (NB use small ties here so that you can still yank the cable out in a run away situation).
  2. Hi. No one responded to your previous post as is a question that has been asked a million times and has been answered a million and one times.....resulting in a million and two different answers. please use the search function next time. ill help you out though..... use fully synthetic two stroke oil. I use 66:1 but alot of others use 80:1 Take your pick. ps: welcome
  3. If all your adjustments are maxed out, some guys shorten the cable by clipping it shorter and fitting a new stop (little lead ball that hooks into the slide). I have crimped new stops onto cables but should the stop fail, itll full into your carb and get sucked in. if you dont want to buy a new cable, rather put a spacer in by one of your adjusters.
  4. I agree with nelly, buy a new cable....however it is very unlikely that a throttle cable has stretched as not much force is applied at all. I would suggest against adjusting length on the slide side because if the new cable stop is not thoroughly secured to the cable, it can fail/fall off and will get sucked right through your motor. rather buy a new one.
  5. You beat me to it. Dont know scorpa at all but also noticed the missing chain tensioner.
  6. -2/-3 C is cold.....you tougher than me . Our winters are awesome. Cold in the mornings but quickly warms up to mid 20's and slim to no chance of rain.
  7. Howzit mags. The heater was a life saver....got well below zero on the first night. Even let my baby sleep inside .
  8. Hi guys. Got back yesterday after KZN nationals. What a great experience. It was well worth the $$$ and the 1800km drive . The trial was at a awesome venue with all the sections being close to the campsite. The spectators seemed to enjoy it as they could easily walk and watch almost all the sections. the standard was great as ive never dropped so many 5's and still thoroughly enjoyed it. out of 19 riders in my class, I took 8th on day 1 and pulled off 6th for day 2. Im chuffed with that as my goal was top 10 and to beat one fine gentleman (got him by 1 point ). I also had the pleasure of meeting and watching 7 times champ, Tony Orrey. His riding style is amazing to watch. I also, unfortunately, experienced 2 runaway motors. Mine was easy to sort out, yanked the cable out. The other not so easy and we failed.....engine screamed its t!ts off for about 6/7 seconds and came to a sudden stop. We pulled plug lead off, yanked cable and I tried to glove the pipe (dont ever do this with thin trials gloves, burnt 3 fingers and melted my gloves to peaces). We didnt have time to turn the bike upside down. All in all, a excellent and unforgettable weekend. Loved every moment!
  9. Hi. Sorry I cant help with the year but should it indeed be a 2009, check the frame around the fuel tap for leaks. Mate of mine had fuel leaking out of a crack by the fuel petcock. It was a known issue by beta and beta replaced his frame with a new one free of charge.
  10. Sorry about the pics flipping. ...no idea what thats about. Anyway, got some new rubber on the rear. Trying a goldent tyre....woooohooowoooo..... (waiting for the chirps:)). Our #1 rider, Brent le riche, apparently doesnt feel a difference, so im quite sure I wont . That slime stuff makes a mess when you pull a tire but cleans up very easily. Im set on my anti flat technique. Havent had a flat since. Started packing for my loooong haul down for nationals. Gonna be a blast, even if I ride like a chop!
  11. Hi guys Was searching the classifieds and came across this bike. 2012 Xprisa 280cc, apparently made in Spain and is a sherco copy. Price is ZAR 17 000 (about £1000 , $2000us).....not a bad price but what is it and how is it? (I dont plan on trading my EVO in, dont worry ). Cheers
  12. Drop offs are scarey. Drop offs at the bottom of a steep down hill are worse. I would approach very slow and then give just enogh juice to hold the front up (bike level) until the bike clears and drops level and hit both brakes on landing (training thinking going on here), ready to negotiate next obstacle. Thats what id attempt but ive seen who has responded and I would take their advice over mine. I need to work on down hill and then a vert drop off......still sh!t scared of them.
  13. Not sure why my cell flips my pics sometimes. Thought id shave some weight off Had a awesome training session today....got a mate to set sections for me and he took great pride in making me fail to clean sections set by him. It helped alot as I pushed myself hard to show him I can do it. I failed most of the time but eventually got the technique sort of sorted and cleaned a few. I also climbed a wall I said I wont do (too close to nationals to try dumb stuff), but I guess that show off instinct took over.....and it was a piece of cake......but did scare the cr@p out of me I made sure I had a play afterwards to boost my confidence as the sections my mate set really made me work and its not nice failing all the time. Overall, a great day on the bike.
  14. Thanks guys Lineaway - i think im gonna do the 2 hours the day before, basically just want to remind my coordination what to do. My schedule so far is: Tuesday - Sunday: Train Monday - Tuesday: Prep bike Wednesday: drive 300km to JHB Thursday: buy supplies and load up Friday: depart at 5am, 600 km to event, set up camp and get a 2 hour play in, drink a cold one. Sat - Sun: Ride well
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