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  1. No size change on gloves needed, the wrist braces fit over the glove.
  2. Ha ha I just included what I thought was a link to the product, I didn't realise that it contained such a dire video. The wrist braces are good though.
  3. For the past few years, I have worn Shock Doctor 824 wrist braces for green laning. They are fairly unobtrusive in use and offer a good degree of protection.
  4. Yes, those 2 things you mention happen, but there is also a little more to it than that. As well as (and sometimes as a consequence of) the points you mentioned, the following also applies (some points repeat aspects of others): Ethanol corrodes plastic and rubber – Ethanol is a strong, aggressive solvent and will cause problems with rubber hoses, o-rings, seals, and gaskets. These problems are worse during extended storage when significant deterioration could take place. Hoses may delaminate, o-rings soften and break down, and fuel system components made from certain types of plastics could either soften or become hard and brittle, eventually failing. Fuel system components made from brass, copper, and aluminium may oxidize. The dissolved plastics and resins now in the fuel could block fuel filters or cause gummy deposits in the system. This is not generally a problem for newer vehicles as they are manufactured to be E10 compatible. Use of E5 has certainly caused deterioration of some parts on my old BSA. A real problem for older (and some not-so-old) bikes is that it attacks plastic/fibreglass fuel tanks and causes them to swell. The tank on my Montesa 315 is now very difficult to fit after using E5 fuel. Deposits are likely to build up – Ethanol when mixed with water readily forms Gums in the fuel system much quicker than fuel without Ethanol. These Gums coat fuel system components including filters, carburettors, injectors, throttle plates and will then form varnish and carbon deposits in the intake, on valves, and in the combustion chamber. Corrosion of internal engine components – Water contamination may cause fuel system corrosion and severe deterioration. Contaminants in fuel system – water, degraded rubber, plastic, fibreglass and rust. It encourages microbial growth in fuel. Ethanol being organic and hygroscopic allows the growth of fungus. Short shelf life – as short as 90 days Lower fuel mileage – Ethanol contains less chemical energy than petrol does, and this means less mileage per tank. 3-5% drops in mileage are expected, not a massive consideration on a trials bike! Edit: I'm not sure why some of this has come up in different colour - there is no significance
  5. It has got nothing to do with whether it is supermarket fuel or named brand fuel, it is either E5 or E10. Premium grade (98 octane) fuel contains no more than 5% ethanol - it doesn't matter where you buy it.
  6. Resurrecting an old thread - how did you get on with them?
  7. The type of joining link does not depend on the type of chain. You can get split links, solid rivet links and soft (hollow) rivet links for all chain types - standard, o-ring or x-ring.
  8. You can wear wellies, preferably teamed with overalls, flat cap and a pipe
  9. It is (in my experience) more usual to suffer from tennis elbow (lateral) rather than golfers elbow (medial) from riding, but it is not uncommon. As it is your left elbow, I would presume that there is a good chance that the issue is clutch related. If you can feel the discomfort/pain increasing in a particular set of circumstances, such as operating the clutch, then it should give you a reasonable indication of what is causing/exacerbating the problem. How heavy is your clutch? How tight are you gripping the bars when riding? Are there any 'fettles' that will lighten the clutch on your particular model of bike? Altering the angle of the clutch lever (rotating it up or down on the bars) will alter the way your muscles and tendons act in order to pull the lever; experiment to see what is most comfortable. In the same way, altering the reach of the lever will also affect how your hand & arm have to work. Regarding the offer of anti-inflammatory injections: I have had quite astounding results from Cortisone injections in an elbow, a shoulders and an SC joint in the past. Unfortunately, I have also had the same injection in the other elbow and it did nothing. On balance though, I would certainly recommend giving it a go. The main thing though, is to try and get a handle on what is actually causing it and it may be easier to do that while you still have the pain of the existing condition to act as a guide. If you take the injections without identifying the cause, the condition will almost certainly recur. Good luck.
  10. If you can justify spending the money, then get the Ossur CTI braces - they are the absolute Rolls Royce option. I wear Asterix Cell braces both for trials and for trail riding. I find them good, they give plenty of protection to my 65yr-old knees and have undoubtedly saved me from a number of injuries. Having managed to steal my son's CTIs for a ride though, I think that is what my next pair will be.
  11. Either simply use brake fluid or use any proprietary brake caliper grease, there are plenty of them on the market.
  12. Nice one, it is great that you enjoyed it. People who don't ride dirt bikes/trials bikes don't realise just how physical it is. I was once told by a (massively overweight) NHS nurse, on my annual health check, that I didn't do enough exercise because 'riding a motorbike doesn't count' ? I would question whether your arms should be feeling it so much though? It might be a case of wrong position - hanging off your arms on climbs, rather than getting your weight balanced properly. It could simply be a case of holding on too tight. It might even be, in this cold weather, something as simple as wearing gloves that are too thick. Just a thought.
  13. I'll go along with all of that. I got my first trials bike earlier this year, at age 65; I didn't start riding bikes at all till age 55 when I got a dirt bike. After 10 years of riding a few enduros and doing lots of trail riding, I'm OK at going fast, but the skilled 'feet up' stuff is new to me. The first trial I did, I was really impressed by how friendly and welcoming the other riders were. I have a practice ground nearby and very soon met up with another guy of similar ability who I now meet up with regularly for practice sessions. It is not that many sports/activities (not respectable activities anyway) where a 25-yr-old and a 65-yr-old ring each other up to arrange to go out and play ?. Another great thing about trials is that you can practice without even needing to go anywhere. I regularly practice slow riding and full lock turns just in the driveway. Even standing and balancing on the pegs while stationary in the garage is great value - if you can balance at a standstill, you can balance while moving forwards. Go for it, enjoy it, and don't worry if everyone else seems better than you - they won't hold it against you. Col
  14. No, I've had classic insurance with a number of companies and (fortunately, as neither bike has had one) none have ever asked for proof of having a speedo fitted. On limited mileage policies that I've had on other vehicles though, I've always had to provide a mileage reading at renewal - and,once, when I had a claim.,
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