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  1. I've observed at plenty of trials and would have given you a 5.I've rode plenty with no observers and would have given myself a 5. You chose to ride that section on the A route. But,hey it was a fun event and it doesn't matter right? Your new to this and will learn the rules.
  2. John,are the threads stripped all the way into the sump of the Bult? I know some drain plugs are quite short.If there is threads further into the case try a Volkswagen car sump plug.They are a lot longer and even have a built on washer.19mm head as well.I have one on my 190,found this out by accident as I had a spare one at the garage I work at. There is plenty of room inside the gearbox for the longer plug.Worth a try. Davie.
  3. I use a large,wide cable tie as a ring clamp,lower the barrel onto the piston carefully then once the piston is in cut the tie away before lowering the barrel onto the base gasket.
  4. I wondered if we would get some comments on the 3 way tie on clean.I personally do not want to see sections adjusted accordingly as you put it. To try to take some marks off these guys would make the trial a nightmare futher down the order,specially for the youth B and Twinshock/pre-65 who ride the same route.
  5. Just got mine by e-mail.Not going this year though,going down the sunday after to race my Stormer in the scramble. The funds do not stretch to 2 weekends I'm afraid. Great trial though.
  6. A healthy 72 of an entry,if everyone turns up. Forecast is good,looking forward to it. See you all there.
  7. Weather forecast looks good.Fingers crossed. Entry at a quite healthy 55 so far. I'll still take entries until friday night,give me a call.
  8. Only 14 entries in so far.Is everyone waiting until the last minute? I hope so,though this gives me a lot of work a couple of nights before the trial.
  9. The Scottish Classic racing M/C will be running a trial this saturday afternoon as part of our annual Dunoon weekend. Nothing too serious,just a fun day out.Start approx 1pm or so.Pay on the day.A and B routes. Start is at the scrambles track at Ardentinney near Dunoon.For details go to Scottish Scrambles website. Here http://www.classicscramble.com/scrmc2010/dunoon.html
  10. I've recently done both of them on my 190. Makes the bike so much smoother and quieter. If you've done the middle one the rear is just as easy to do.
  11. This year the SCRMC is running a round of the SACU support championship(Youth,pre-65/twinshock and Over 40) at Cold Chapel farm,Abington on sunday 20th June. We usually run this trial at Balfron but feel this venue suits it better,more parking and a longer lap with a variety of sections. I have sent regs out to a lot of last years entries from Balfron and Abington but if I have missed you out the forms can be downloaded from Trials Central or mail me and I will send you a form. We are also having a club trial on saturday afternoon,enter on the day,with a smaller lap and different sections fron sunday. Camping is available at the venue but no food or water,bring your own.The Abington services is only 5 minutes away. Get you entries in now,its going to be a good weekend.Anyone who has ridden here knows it is a great venue.
  12. I have a Sherpa 190 and it has a head steady fitted.It is a heavy duty pressed steel item.I will try and get a photo on here for you.
  13. I've only ridden motocross track,haven't seen where the sections will be so new to me too.
  14. Hi Ross,I think this must be the problem.Tried blowing through with a bit of tube then shutting off with the floats.Seems to take a bit of pressure before the valve shuts off. The floats must not be shutting the fuel off.I don't have another needle valve to try,I have amals on my other bikes. You coming tomorrow?
  15. I have been doing some jobs on a friends 199a and have taken the Bing carb off to clean it out.Blew it out with an airline and put it back on the bike.Now the bike runs very poorly as if it is getting too much fuel and flooding,though there is no petrol coming out anywhere.The bike runs as if the choke is on and when you put the choke on it is worse.I have messed about with the float height but seems to make no difference.I know the bike runs fine otherwise as I have put the Amal carb from my own 190 onto it and it runs fine with it on.I have had the Bing on and off numerous times,checked the choke is not stuck on,blown jets out etc but to no avail. The bike was running ok before I cleaned out the carb so it is something I have done,I cannot see anything missing,it is pretty basic anyway. Anyone any ideas?
  16. Scott Hurricane motocross grips.Great when its wet and muddy.
  17. I have a model 190 from 1977. I use 12/46 and find it works well.
  18. Buy the best bike you can afford,a Beta 200 is the perfect learner bike.Go to as many events as possible. Practice is great but you will learn a lot more by competing,don't worry about the marks,take 5s if you don't fancy the more difficult sections and most important-enjoy. Good luck.
  19. Managed to get a half hour on the Stormer today.Runs well with the 38mm Amal mk2 on,jetting is close. I had a 390 in and plug was a bit lean,going up to 400 for next time. Starts much easier and pulls well. Airbox is a bit heath/robinson though,used the standard filter and just blanked off the rear of the carb with a square of corugated plastic and the sidepanels block it in.A work in progress I think.
  20. I have had no problems with points on all 3 Sherpas I have owned. A rewound exchange low tension coil,new points,2 condensers 1 in the usual place and 1 under the tank.Keep an eye on the points gap and keep them clean. Timing set at 2.8mm BTDC with a dial gauge.
  21. davieboy

    Fantic 240

    I recognise that shed in the pics. About time that was getting done. Level the playing field a bit,you keep thrashing me out of sight on the 4rt.
  22. I'm afraid there is no easy way.Brute strength and perseverance are the key. A strong pair of long nose pliers and twist the spring around the shaft until you can slide the spring through the hole in the centre of the shaft. Not easy.
  23. Thanks to everyone who turned up to the trial today.A good squad for setting out. A good entry as well for a change,I hope everyone enjoyed the trial as we hope to aim for the same level of severity for all the club trials this year. Everyone I spoke to seemed impressed and had a good day. I rode very poorly myself,nothing unusual there,but enjoyed the day. Davie.
  24. I should have read the piece first,realise this now.Though my thoughts would be right for any Scottish riders entering the pre-65.What events would they list? or do they travel south of the border to ride some classic events to give themselves a chance on an entry?
  25. I haven't got that far into the mag yet,must go and read it now.Where are these events exactly? Alvie,the SCRMC club series and......? Just as well you didn't bring the B40 to the Stevenston trial today Ross,it was,how shall I put it.Not the most enjoyable trial I have ever been to!
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