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    199A Sherpa T

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  1. motovita

    No Snap!

    Did your "carb clean" include removing every removable part and cleaning all passages? If not do it over.
  2. motovita

    No Snap!

    The 74/75 models had lighter flywheels, I ran one on my 77 model. I don't think it helped my scores but it made the bike more fun to ride. Get your bike in good working order before making any changes though.
  3. motovita

    No Snap!

    I suggest buying a Domino Trials throttle with a new cable, not expensive and will give you a fresh start. Get some Trials grips while you're at it.
  4. motovita

    Tubeliss System Revisited

    Last I checked Tublisss did not offer a system for 1.85 rim, has that changed? Feetupfun, if there's no photo of the modified rim can you post a sketch of what you did? I can't picture it.
  5. motovita

    Sherpa fork caps

    I was considering sealed caps to slow fork compression on hard drops where the fork bottoms out. I found that I could buy new springs for less than new caps, my springs appear to be original with added PVC spacers so I decided to go that route. I decided to try shortening my springs first. I cut 50mm off of one spring and added 45mm of PVC spacer in it's place with good result. My 199A fork still has good compliance on the small stuff and steers well but is a little more stable on steep, sudden, drops, where it still bottoms out. I may play with the other spring later but I'll ride it as it is for a while first.
  6. motovita

    Sherpa fork caps

    Have you ever experienced pressure build up beyond what you wanted, or do you have manual vents on your caps? I see Bultaco UK sells a pair with Schraeder valves.
  7. motovita

    Sherpa fork caps

    How did you seal the caps?
  8. motovita

    Fancy Kick Starter Lever

    Was there a left side kick Gas Gas? If so I can't imagine that'd be easy to find.
  9. motovita

    IRC Winner trials tyre codes

    Any chance you've fitted a tube type tire to a tubeless rim, or vice versa?
  10. motovita

    Trial bike for single trail riding

    Trials tires are superior to knobbies. 200cc should be fine as long as you're not at high elevation. You should try to get a ride on a Trials bike with seat on it to make sure it will work for you. The seat is clearly an afterthought and not that comfortable or practical unless you're on a smooth road, although it might work better for someone with short legs. The effort to lift yourself up to standing position from the seat will probably me more than you're used to. Do whatever you gotta do to keep riding.
  11. motovita

    Leonelli 1210

    The Follow Up I never did find any info about the Leonelli part #, but after being blown off by both North American Scorpa importers, who apparently couldn't be bothered to find the current Scorpa part # which they most likely had in stock, June at Birkett Motorsport came through and posted me the rectifier I needed. Now that I have the new part # I'm sure I could order it here in the USA. Glad to have it sorted out, but it shouldn't be that hard.
  12. motovita

    Beta rev 3 2000 model

    All the metal parts you mention are interchangeable with other years and even other brands. Good luck on the plastics. The later Revs airbox was an improvement over yours, but even those fenders may be getting hard to find by now.
  13. motovita

    Leonelli 1210

    Thanks, they also list the part I need here http://www.thehellteam.com/fan-regulator.html I'm pretty sure one of the others will work with just connector changes but I'd like to get specs to confirm so. Note the different terminology regulator vs rectifier.
  14. motovita

    Decent trials tyre

    I've seen them here in the USA using inexpensive dual sport tires, Shinko, Kenda, etc. Whatever fits and has a vaguely Trialsy tread pattern.
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    Leonelli 1210

    Thanks for the advice, I've been waiting for a response from Birkett. Kevin at Scorpa USA, who imported and sold the bike in 2011, told my local dealer that we were on our own trying to find this part. They apparently have no interest in, or intention of, helping source or identify the part.