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  1. Are you having to have noise testing done in order to use the ground? If so do you have any info on requirements for this? Wonder if i might be able to help out with it. Andy.
  2. Want a really quick solution? I did this with mine and wouldn't go back. Move the lever inwards towards the centre of the bars so that your finger is operating the clutch closer to the end of the lever. Greater length of lever equals easier action and greater travel for the same reaction of the clutch. Done in 20 seconds too without getting oily fingers! Andy.
  3. Thanks very much Des. Just been out and bought a slow action throttle tube so will probably fit that before i start riding it. Andy.
  4. Hi all, Have just got myself a 2008 250 raga edition and have no manual for it, so first question is does anyone have a pdf of the manual or know where i can get one? Gasgas UK doesnt list the 250 Raga in their previous models page. Also do i need to know anything that is specific to this bike? like fuel/oil ratios, preffered gearbox oil etc Also what colours are the throttles for this bike? I'm guessing I have the fast throttle as compared to the 250 edition i've just sold, this is far more aggresive power. I'm wondering whether it may pay to put a slower throttle on or whether to just try and get used to it. I'd be really grateful for any help or advice you can offer. Andy.
  5. Just tell him he needs to rob his questions from google.co.uk and not google.com Andy.
  6. Jason, Im surprised this hasnt happened sooner to be honest, Ive never ridden there, but during the summer i drove the car down there to have a look to see what was going on and to see if it was suitable practice ground. As i drove down the road adjacent, i was met by several motorcross bikes going absolutely flat out towards me and forcing me to move out of their way, then a few mini moto style bikes. I decided to turn around and was met by the same bikes again, this time wheelying towards me and this is all on a public road, i didnt even try to walk onto the land in question, i left thinking that it just wasnt suitable for trials, which is a slow technical sport that generally does no damage to the land. Have you considered trying to control access to the land and earn some money from it? most genuine riders are happy to pay to carryout their hobby. Andy.
  7. Ive always used the term track stand, meaning to stop and balance. My use of the word goes back to mountain biking days though probably 10 or so years ago. Never really thought to ask what people would call this in trials (stopping and balancing i guess! ) Andy.
  8. Maybe a blocked jet, probably find the petrol has evaporated leaving gunky oil to block everything up. Have you tried cleaning the carb? Andy.
  9. andysv1k

    Fan Trouble!

    When you say ripple, what exactly do you mean? There is a regulator there, that will cope with all the overvoltage and clean it up. It is actually a new fan too, the old rectifier blew because it had no fixing and fell into the fan, stalled it and burn both out! Andy.
  10. andysv1k

    Fan Trouble!

    when you say ordered one, do you mean a rectifier? I didnt have to build mine, i got it as a complete bridge rectifier, potted with spade connectors, took 5 mins to install. its more than likely rated higher than stock and cost
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    Fan Trouble!

    I'll do it for 49.50 Andy.
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    Fan Trouble!

    and if it is, dont get sucked into paying manufacturers costs. My rectifier gave up last month. A new gasgas one was
  13. i'd do as ive seen reccomended on here before. drain into a jug so you know how much has come out, just incase you only manage to drain out 400ml, if this happens over and over again, you would be sticking an extra 50ml in each time. when draining mine, i tend to leave it open and go for a coffee or lunch, then come back tip it over and leave it lent against something then off for another coffee. seems to get everything out of it. (plus i get to drink lots of coffee!) Andy.
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    Clutch Slip

    I had a similar problem. whacked a new clutch pack in and all sorted. The fibre actually started coming away from the discs. This was caused by water leaking into the cas via the water pump seal though. could be worth checking to see if you have milky oil. Andy.
  15. this looks great, is there anymore info on the club? website or anything? im guessing its somewhere between milton keynes and leighton buzzard yes? im in northampton so this could be a nice alternative to earl shilton so i can float between the two. Andy.
  16. plus more going away to university than ever. for those that start work, perhaps the sudden inrush of income means that priorities change, all of a sudden they could have money to allow other things to occupy their time, like beer and women! Andy.
  17. Hi Peter, Yes there was also a prob with the regulator connections too, so the fan was potentially getting over 60V at times! it was only after the fan was stalled by the rectifier though that it failed. Do you know if the pro version of fan would use the same fixings etc? the edition fan has a screw in either side of the radiator to hold it all in place, a right pain to get to too. I might just put it back together and see how it goes. it might be enough airflow to keep it happy. Andy.
  18. Had a problem with the fan on my Gasser. The rectifier had broken off the fan housing before i bought the bike, it was tucked away above the rad. It obviously worked its way loose and then fell into the fan, stalling it. Well now my situation is this... the rectifier is fried, its ballooned up like you wouldnt believe. It appears to be a bridge rectifier so im going to try a generic one. i dont like the idea of paying
  19. Agreed, this thread was interesting originally as it had important discussion in it, now its interesting only in a morbid car crash type way, its just not constructive anymore. Its a shame too as i can see lots of very good views for and against the stop/no-stop issue over the last 10 pages. Andy.
  20. Well i guess, firstly, it depends on whether the penalty for stopping is a 1 or a 5, has that been established yet? its probably quite an important factor of the change. I understand what you are saying about achieving a section straight off without stopping, yes i can see that as a skill, but i can also see that being able to stay stationary and then manipulate the bike around without touching a foot down is also a big skill. Trials is after all a technical sport, it appears that some view stopping and hopping as sort of cheating, but i see it as a great skill. I doubt i will ever be able to do it as im too old to really be able to learn that sort of stuff, but i can learn to stop and balance and i spend a good amount of time practising this. Some people have mentioned about people failing an obstacle but keeping their feet up and moving backwards to try again, this i can understand as maybe pushing it a little, but again keeping control of the bike through a failed attempt then being able to manipulate the bike back to have another go could also be viewed as very skilful. Again, i can only offer my opinion as a complete novice, so hey what do i know. However if im doing a trial and i know i have to plough on through without stopping (it wont be graceful skill to begin with, more like "watch out, throttle's open and im coming through!") then it will make me think twice about competing, especially if its a situation of clean it or 5 it. Dropping 1 for stopping is not quite so bad as that becomes more of a choice like dabbing, but if its a 5 then you just have to commit or not bother. I like most have to go to work on Monday morning, so cant afford to be off due to unnecessary injury from overstretching my skill level. Andy.
  21. ok, i'll jump into the firepit! i havnt yet ridden a trial and have only been riding a few weeks, so please read this as a newbies opinion and treat as such, dont flame me! im not in favour of changing trials to no stop. i cant bounce and hop around like i see lots of people doing, but i do have pretty good balance, i can bring the bike to stop and balance, i often do this before attempting an obstacle (i use the term obstacle loosely as my idea of an obstacle after a few weeks riding is probably a small pebble compared to most peoples) If i knew that i had to attempt a section and the pressure was on to keep moving and not stop, it may put me off entering trials, i may just keep riding just for fun. if i get halfway through a section and need to stop to assess how im going to finish it, i can usually do this for a second or so without problem, then carry on through to the finish. If now i know that i must get all the way through without stopping, its even more pressure. definately a thumbs down from me, from the perspective of someone just getting into trials and looking to start competing. Andy.
  22. That's brilliant! finally i can justify my hayabusa! Andy.
  23. Can it not be tuned out at the carb though rather than altering the fuel octane? Is it related to altitude too? there must be a good reason for it happening. Andy.
  24. Personally i think the only answer is to go to a shop and try them all on. then pick the best. What works for me may not work for you. I have a Hebo, but its not the one i liked the look of best, the one i thought looked really good was bloody uncomfortable for me. Andy.
  25. Er, no its an industrial one, it could really make your eyes water! Andy.
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