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  1. The world trial at Cahors was an indoor in effect with 8 man made sections. We can criticise this but with riding in streams banned in many countries it sadly may be the future. Once you get local authorities involved environmental issues will be more of an obstacle. Local trials are under the radar but once you need Local Authority permission for traffic and spectators it gets more difficult.
  2. Trials riders know the value of a penny never mind a pound. Tong wasn't the best location by any stretch. For me it needs to go back to a venue like Pately Bridge , Bainbridge or Morlais Quarry. What about Back Cowm ? I'd really like to see a world round that was different to the others, some mud would be good.
  3. I've asked this before but how much pressure should be applied when measuring the thickness of the clutch plates ? Should they be measured whilst clamped in the hub ? Applying force to a vernier can make quite a difference, more than the tolerance above.
  4. It's a whole world of comfort better than any modern bike
  5. The lack of a speedo, horn and legal plate don't do us any favours. Trials for years have gone down the minimalist route. But go and look at some pics of Michaud on the 301 prototype fantic in 85. Even in the world rounds he had a speedo fitted as did the others. He will have cleaned sections most of us still can't do so not much of a handicap. Go back to world round bikes require speedo , horn and side stand. Number plate is more difficult, if you had one fitted to your rucksack a lenient Bobby may let you off ?
  6. Road speeds, older bikes were much faster. 349 monts were quick but I would bet a jumbo swm was faster. My air cooled yamaha mono would do 60mph, indicated by the bikes speedo with the choke on at the ssdt and that was std gearing. The year before I had a 303 fantic which I had geared up and I would pass yamahas easily. Power delivery is different and gearing is much lower on modern bikes. My TRS does about 35!
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    2022 Evos

    Beta should update the clutch to a diaphragm system, Bosi already make one I think ? Tech forks or better shock ? Not much else to change really
  8. @flooky did jb plastic weld work ?
  9. baldilocks

    300 RR Steaming

    Stat is fitted to the underside of the radiator near where the exhaust exits the cylinder. The cables are routed between the rad and the frame tube on the ignition side of the engine. The good news is if you look under the headstock above the radiator you should be able to see the thermostat cables. They connect into another set, just bullet connectors. If you disconnect those from the stat and pair the other two you have by passed the stat. Kick it over and the fan should spin immediately, if it does its just the stat that's not working. If that doesn't fix it it's the fan motor or the power to it, could be loose connection. Finally people have had those pressure valves stick closed on various bikes and its popped the head o rings instead. Haven't heard of one letting pressure out too soon but they are only £5 so worth changing.
  10. I think perhaps time may be useful to get people to ride non stop if that's what riders and organisers want ? Ease the severity make the sections longer and reversing or stopping increases the risk of running out of time. It's not traditional trials but it may be a reasonable solution?
  11. It's stop permitted this year with a time limit.
  12. I've been riding trs bikes since early 2017, had a new 17 rr and now have a 19rr. In all that time I've changed one plug. It didn't need changing I just bought a spare in case so fitted the new one and the one I took it is still in my rucksack. As others have said mixture is probably the issue
  13. baldilocks

    2021 TRS 125RR

    @peterh if you don't mind the question what do you weigh please ?
  14. baldilocks

    Heavy clutch

    What I never understand with the clutch pack measurements is how hard you are supposed to squeeze the vernier guage ? 9.85 mm is the ideal but depending how strong you are and the amount of oil on the plates you can get 0.5mm difference? Difficult to measure without disassembly
  15. @AlanC yes I agree. As a rider I lived the time element of the SSDT and the Scott. It provides some adrenaline when you are late 😄. To be fair to the RFME I think they get more entries as they have more classes but that means you can't complete the day if everyone is balancing in every section, you need an incentive for people to hurry up.
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