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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

May 10, 2014, 6:56 a.m.
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What do you guys use to pull linkage and swing arm bearings? My ghetto system of ready rod, washers and sockets sux

May 10, 2014, 7:44 a.m.
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That is what I use. Along with a vise, of course

May 10, 2014, 8:58 a.m.
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new add
now with fork seal covers to conceal the concern?
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/mcy/4461443492.html

the old add is gone. Im gonna say avoid this one….

not a big issue, ano comes off the stations quite easily, Steve's was doing that on his 2011, I had an 09 and it was a great bike and now in the hands of a friend who loves it…if you going to buy used you have to expect to do some work. Shiny new sounds good Mark!

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@davenorona

@Dave Norona

May 10, 2014, 5:32 p.m.
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So I've got my bike back together, but I'm not 100% convinced that I've sorted out the water pump problem. I don't want to go too far, so I am going to head to ioco around 10. If anyone wants to hook up for a ride, just beware, that I may have bike problems and leave early.

May 10, 2014, 6:31 p.m.
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I will be at Ioco at 9am. Riding with a couple guys. 1 new rider.

May 10, 2014, 7:07 p.m.
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maybe I will show up a 9 then.

May 11, 2014, 10:35 a.m.
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not a big issue, ano comes off the stations quite easily, Steve's was doing that on his 2011, I had an 09 and it was a great bike and now in the hands of a friend who loves it…if you going to buy used you have to expect to do some work. Shiny new sounds good Mark!

Hmmm, while i agree that ano comming off is not the end of the world, then why go purchase a new part to cover it up? When i sell used things i disclose, disclose, disclose. Every buyer has the right to choose what they expect to fix up and accept that it may have other issues. Im not an idiot who thinks a used bike would require zero work and have a the reliability of a new bike.
Personally this is not how i would deal with teh ano rubbing off; buy covering it up. You can defend these actions all you want but it is a greasy slope.

WTF, Over?

May 11, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
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I met the guy with the 09 for sale, on the trails today.
Couldn't resist but to ask about the fork. By his response, I'm guessing I'm not the first one. He said he had changed the fork oil during use, and any potential buyer is welcome to take it in and have it looked at.
If noronas right and it wont need a fork soon this bike might be worth looking at for someone. I wouldn't consider it myself though after see what he did with his recent ad.

Here are a couple newer ads

http://abbotsford.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/4463811274.html
http://whistler.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/4461591106.html

Oh…someone asked if I was the guy from NSMB, anyone posting here? Sorry didn't get your name.

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May 11, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
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I met the guy with the 09 for sale, on the trails today.
Couldn't resist but to ask about the fork. By his response, I'm guessing I'm not the first one. He said he had changed the fork oil during use, and any potential buyer is welcome to take it in and have it looked at.
If noronas right and it wont need a fork soon this bike might be worth looking at for someone. I wouldn't consider it myself though after see what he did with his recent ad.

Here are a couple newer ads

http://abbotsford.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/4463811274.html
http://whistler.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/4461591106.html

Oh…someone asked if I was the guy from NSMB, anyone posting here? Sorry didn't get your name.

No one could cover up ano coming off, especially by those seal savers which actually probably caused the pre-mature wear of the ano to start with. Ano will not make a bit of difference to any user on a trials bike, a scratch on the other hand would be a deal breaker or a serious drop in price…also for anyone thinking of those seal savers that velcro on, don't use them, they hold in moisture and dirt and drive it further in the stations…just keep them clean or clean them after a muddy ride and your much better off…all those bikes look good except for the price…the beta 250 on craigslist would be good for 2000.00 the 4 stroke probably is a great bike, but probably is hard to start…those 4 strokes are…37-3800 is what i would suggest…and 4 grand for the 09 beta

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@davenorona

@Dave Norona

May 11, 2014, 5:21 p.m.
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I'm not sure he has those seal savers on there to "save the seals"
To not disclose something is one thing but………

From what you are saying I guess the diameter of the stanchions isn't reduced by the loss of ano?

I agree about the seal savers. My 07 exc 450 came with one on the lower rear shock.
It took a week of heat and pounding to get that bolt out.

I'm still looking for a bike if the right one comes up.

Chainsmoker 8)

May 11, 2014, 6:02 p.m.
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This looks like a clean bike.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rch/mcy/4447855404.html

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May 11, 2014, 7:07 p.m.
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anodizing is roughly .0002" to .0008" thick.

As long as there is no bushing slop things should be ok as the ano is mostly a cosmetic thing.

I know my old 888 Marzocchis had the ano go and the forks ran just fine.

Covering it up after the fact is a little cheezy though.

May 11, 2014, 8:35 p.m.
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I guess you can times that ano thickness x 2 for the tube dia.

You would think every fork would be different, depending on the ano thickness (process), how tight the bushings and seals were manufactured to, to begin with.

Were splitting hairs now literally :) lol.

Chainsmoker 8)

May 12, 2014, 9:46 p.m.
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After work eagle, burke ryder? Near perfect trails tonight. Ill join ioco one day but eagle delivers for now.

May 13, 2014, 5:38 a.m.
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If you haven't ridden ioco yet you are in for a treat.

I look forward to check out Eagle.

I sent you a pm.

Back to the ano thing….. Seems like a really easy way to check wear on any fork would be with a set of calipers?

Chainsmoker 8)

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