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  1. Hi big mike, I,ve just started a project ....tlr200 and am looking for info too...I am fortunate enough to b able to make a lot of parts and mods but definitely retired from work... I simply measured my gas gas and set about replicating the fork angle....got a long way towards this by making parallel yokes ....you can buy them....I,ve also made a longer swinging arm, clutch sorted by cleaning up 30 years of wear on driving dogs and face , fitting bell spring and plate to matc, adding oil holes to hub..making extension for actuator arm......playing with Spring pressures now...I.m still not happy as there is a moments delay for clutch to separate or disengage. Currently trying to buy a clutch cover gasket ...would you believe....mine has auto decompressor bit and most advertised gaskets are different. Anyway my search for suppliers and knowledge on the bike continues good luck
  2. Fred Adams GL Motorcycle Tech apprentice served self employed trials and enduro rider
  3. just in case anybody on holiday or passing http://savoie.planetekiosque.com/165-114824-5-trial-moto-amical.html
  4. chewy

    18 GG?

    http://www.dherbeymoto.com/marchand/moto_neuves since at least last March.....
  5. reed valve...piston rings...???????? just guessing...something strange going on in there is this same with any plug?....is resistor plug standard?
  6. I liked it rob warner showed some enthusiasm and knowledge with his commentary which would help anybody understand why we like trials.
  7. chewy

    Rear suspension

    Generally what is reffered to as ride height or sag is how to verify the spring is right for you, some say 2 cm of sag some prefer none. Once you establish the spring is capable of supporting your weight etc you then set up damping which on O.E.M shocks is usually one adjustment for compression and extension. Most springs from from OEM or factory are suitable for 70 to 80 Kilo riders. Given that most of us are over that weight including myself you end up with a compromise by overdamping to help the spring under compression. Folk spend large amounts on aftermarket shock/spring assembies as a well set up "rear end" helps get better results. Not sure about beta shocks ,when I was riding Betas with OEM shocks the rear end was never better than OK. Why not ask Beta Importer or dealer what is available for you. I don.t think you can specify springyness by length.
  8. chewy


    looks like they having a cash collection drive we currently having a similar set to with them over a car .Why do we allow ourselves to be bullied by legalised gangsters????? All part of UK PLC I suppose We read the notes on the log book regards SORN it says (and the same online) if you dont have the logbook to notify them in writing ..did that but they are of course are allowed it seems to simply ignore that. Bunch of ****'s should try some productive work.
  9. Entries are open for this trial which has some spectacular interzone.. done the interzone with a friend never done the trial going this year, entries are here http://www.motoclubarinsal.com/2016/12/16/trial-darinsal-2017/ http://www.motoclubarinsal.com/inscripcio.php?idioma=en check out videos on Y tube.
  10. Cantal was great especially as Janet AND I got to the podium in our classes, run by trials enthusiasts for trials riders. I have just dome our entries for thier hivernal (autumn) trial same mob of people different venue based around Entraiges sur Truyere in the Aveyron department. entries (inscriptions) here (Max speaks english and is very helpful) https://www.trial-truyere.fr/ The Aveyron is run by Moto club 12 who were mostly enduro based members when last we rode. A loose comment regarding leboskis concern regarding advanced; there really are classes for everyone if Janet at 60 years young can make 2nd step on the podium all you strong young men should be well in. It is true to say that in general the sections for classes above S3 are more a series of obstacles reather than simple line choosing and riding....they love dry grippy impressive looking sections and of course publicity is aimed at ambitious riders who learn 1 metre negative steps before they leave primary school ...I,m not kidding. European trials are not neccesarily hard but involve different skills which are easier to learn than grip finding but involve better fitness. We havn.t done Aveyron or the Creuse for the last 4 years I hear the club has taken note of all the criticisms and have changed thier ways but at our age 2 or 3 of these events/year is enough. Incidentally I came on to post the entries for Arinsal 2 day in Andorra will do seperate post with link.
  11. There are some really good kids around here ...eg. Hugo Dufressi only thing is most discover girls and beer around the age of 16 ! so forcasting is not an exact science.
  12. you just need road legal bike and ACU licence with FIM (£30) international add on I refer you to http://www.trial-club.com/webzine-trial/actualites/infos-nationales/news/article/janet-la-star-dintras/
  13. http://classique.trialhautesvosges.fr/ there you go 4 hrs from Calais 3 days of excellent trialing classes for everone.
  14. chewy

    2018 EC models

    very well mate, the bikes have settled now; we just finished a 3 day here 280 k 60 sections so maybe they ,re now run in. We discussed Janets starting issues with Dherbey motos (the suppliers) who gave us a flywheel weight for the 125 which has calmed it a bit as far as stalling and getting away from her for the starting its just a problem of short legs ...you need to kick a gasser backwards which means you need to be in front of the kickstart. Just as a possible temptation , the 3 days of Haut Vosges is coming up at end of July only a few hours from Calais I.ve done every one of them since inception and reccomend them classes for all if you want a pot do S3 if you want a challenge involving deplacing wheels do S2 or go in between S3+. TRS very nice bike it was a close run decision for me ref GG or TRS.
  15. chewy

    2018 EC models

    Goudarges as in valley of the Ceze river....riding is fantastic even as an overage hooligan I.ve learned new skills as it is very different from my native wessex centre stuff. Sautadet rings a bell also .
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