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  1. FYI... Apparently it's 100 links ?
  2. Can I confirm that for a 2011 250T with 10 tooth front and 42 tooth rear sprockets, I should use a 102 link 520 chain? Many thanks
  3. v1nn1e

    Exhaust leak

    Getting black mess spitting out of the join between the header and silencer. Discovered there are 'O' rings so I guess I need to replace those. Is any special grease or sealant needed as well? Cheers
  4. Nice! Still thinking about a Vertigo though, if I ever change my ST250
  5. FWIW... for anyone in the future who may be reading this post... Apparently, Beta bought the Ceriani business in ~2011/12 and so Beta forks from around this time look to be similar to the 2011 Sherco Ceriani's
  6. Anyone ever made their own fork pre-load spacer from PVC pipe? May give it a go...
  7. Tried un-seizing it without success. Splat Shop have a different replacement that will require a different spacer - anyone know of any good places for obscure Ceriani fork parts...? Thanks
  8. Went to remove all spring preload and the allen screw in the top cap appears to be seized fast; it won't budge in either direction. I believe, according to my handbook, that they are Ceriani forks. So, does anyone know of any trick/tip to un-seizing the adjuster? Otherwise, anywhere I can get a complete new fork tube top cap? Nothing that I could find on the splatshop web site. Thanks in advance
  9. I'm sorry but I disagree totally with this stupid lock down! You would have to be doing some pretty Big Stuff to require an ambulance. I just sprained my ankle and that's a rare injury for me - but I wouldn't dream of bothering the NHS; I'm happy to self-medicate at home. I appreciate very much the huge effort that front line NHS staff are putting in, primarily because they have been so badly let down by the dick-heads in charge, who couldn't organise the proverbial in a brewery. This is/was the UK Government's forward planning document for just such a pandemic - it says 'Flu' but is applicable to this situation... https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/responding-to-a-uk-flu-pandemic Basically, it's complete pants! All of the steps that have been carried out so far, and all of the reactive actions carried out by the Government are not mentioned once in this document. Because of their utter, utter uselessness they have basically trashed the economy and many, many people, most likely the younger generation, will be paying for this for years. If they had taken much earlier steps to isolate people in the high-risk category and to increase their supplies of ITU beds, then most likely the rest of us could have gone about our business largely as usual. They've even shunned help from the EU to join a group Ventilator purchase programme! ?
  10. Wow! This is hard. Just thought I'd have some fun and ride along the kerb edge - I was all over the place. Most of my slow riding is very tight figure of eights, and in my practice car park I'm riding in to and out of the parking bays and it's great practice for slow full lock turns. Can still only get between the white lines in the corner ones that are wider! But then I tried following the white line down the middle of the road (this place is empty) and I was wiggling everywhere. Seems to be about tiny amounts of weight difference that I'm putting through the pegs, so need to learn to have really fine weighting between my feet. Seems even harder than static balance! ?
  11. Found a local car park where I can practice during this virus lock-down. There's a flood drain opening built in to the side of the bank just off the tarmac, the wall of which is about ~2' 6" - ish or so. Not done drop-offs from that height so here we go... Did 4 or 5 and finally landed both wheels together. Not sure why that put more force through the pegs but because I was standing too far back it jerked the front of my foot sharply upwards and I've effectively sprained my right ankle, not too bad hopefully . Left was OK thankfully. I should have learnt from watching Guy Martin's Great Escape, where he did the same, landing after a jump. Have now realised, the hard way, that I need to position my foot further forward so the force goes straight up my leg. Just a warning for anyone else at the same stage.
  12. Local trials centre is closed but as I'm WfH I'm using my evening commute time to nip around the corner to a park'n'ride car park, which is virtually deserted and on the edge of town so no houses about. As well making good use of the parking bay white lines, there's a grassy hollow just beyond where the tarmac ends that is proving useful too. Basically, I'm riding more now that ever before! If this virus goes on much longer I might even learn to slow wheelie! ?
  13. Mine's road registered and so I have to get it MOT'd every year. The tester reckoned the head bearings were a little loose, so after leaving it for a month or two I finally got around to taking a look... Turns out the nut that tightens everything above the upper yoke had cracked right through; it's only alloy. Got a new one and then realised I didn't have a C spanner to tighten up the headrace nut under the upper yoke. I improvised with an old wooden clothes peg and a mallet! All sorted now.
  14. As Observers are a large part of observed trials would having their own forum encourage more people to engage? A place to ask dumb questions by people who've never observed before? Maybe a Sticky if not a whole forum...?
  15. If you want to get the global perspective... https://virusncov.com/
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