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    Bantam Majesty Rev3

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  1. I've been running twinshocks and Pre 65 all my life but have recently bought a 270 Rev 3 and upon investigation the rim is corroded on the inside, not as bad as a twinshock Honda or Air cooled Yamaha if you know what i mean, around all the spoke nipples and i think this is why it kept going down. I've cleaned it up as best i can but cant get into around each nipple without a wheel rebuild and is so would probably just have to fit a new rim. I've been told by a couple of people that you can run a tubeless tyre on a tubeless rim with a tube but without security bolts. Now from past experience with pre 65 and twinshocks, ok they were tubed tyres on tubed rims, this would be a recipe for disaster and a valve ripped out. Is this correct and has anyone here run a tubeless tyre on a tubeless rim without security bolts succesfully ? I will be running approx 4 p.s.i. teh same as on my other bikes btw. Cheers
  2. I've never understood this obsession with getting rid of flywheel weight.
  3. To me way way too much work involved converting what is basically a road bike into a trials bike. For example throw away the forks, wheels, tank, oil tank, side panels, foot rests, stand,seat, shocks, mudguards, bars and levers, exhaust etc. Frame to be de lugged and modified to make it competitive or even better junk the frame and buy / build a proper trials one out of T45 or CDS to modern angles and ground clearence. While youre at it might as well make it oil in frame too. A lot of work
  4. Well ive seen some daft ideas on TC but this must rank pretty near the top PMSL
  5. Bultaco best for spares and reliability, Ossa arguably the best Spanish trials bike but spares getting hard to come by, Montesa poor spares availability and a bit of a Marmite bike you either love them or hate them. Me if i had to choose Spanish then i'd buy an Ossa but given a free choice then it would be a TY 250 or even better a Majesty.
  6. Jim Pickering used to sell the Gas Gas blade fitted to a modified knuckle in both sizes. I'm sure the new owners will be able to supply you. Excellent product.
  7. Mine is in a sorry state, tyre rubbing worn hole plus bracket cracked and repaired by a blind pigeon, so are after market replacements available and if so are they any good?
  8. Thanks for that Bilko but they've sold out. Cheers
  9. Actually its a 2008 but i'll check it out. Cheers.
  10. Sorry should have said. Its a 08 270
  11. Probably doesnt matter with racing 2 strokes as the clearence is so big. When new the clearence on a race bike is when we would get it replated on a trials bike.
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