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Mystery resolved; the wheel bearings on that Montesa front were original, I replaced them from my inventory and it works great again (y) had to use a little bit of hard as nails to make the bearing interference fit nice on the Ti axle. That works good if you ever run into a bearing that doesn't fit as nice as it should, nail polish is a great bush fix substitute for the real bearing seat adhesive stuff.
 

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A buddy is on his way over to replace the rear wheel bearings in his KTM, SKF is making a killing. My wife ordered me 2 new tires, 2 sets of grips, front & rear brake pads and something else I can't remember what it was lol and I didn't even ask her to. :cool: my dealer is coming to visit for a few days to ride, this might be the best motorcycle parts order ever.

Oh and holy do MV Agusta motorcycles ever handle sweet, you really should own one.
 

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I lasted one day after my Diesel dog passed then I found a Stuka dog, Diesel was allowed to run with my motorcycle but that got to be a problem when he got old, so Stuka doesn't get to run with the motorcycles. Dogs are great friends, couldn't imagine life without them.
or motorcycles
 

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damn that jacket is sweet.
 

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You guys really need to get out and ride more :cool:
Wicked runaway motorcycle crash recovery on Harley rock, photos usually make the land look flat but I think this one shows the steep pretty good, how many people does it take to stop a 150 pound flying motorcycle

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You guys really need to get out and ride more :cool:
Wicked runaway motorcycle crash recovery on Harley rock, photos usually make the land look flat but I think this one shows the steep pretty good, how many people does it take to stop a 150 pound flying motorcycle
Think I would let the mother earth stop the sucker.
My Spine and Nero Surgeon beg to differ on riding more. Dam brain tumor! But I am with you on that. I would really like a trials bike that is plated for some good urban assault. My main commute is 1.5 miles away so it would even be feasible for commuting.
 

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I need to add pegs to the swingarm for the snail adjusters, but I needed to get the wheels in alignment first. It drives me crazy when you can’t trust the accuracy of indexing marks. So, I disassembled my Chop Source frame jig and I'm using the side rails to align the rear wheel to the front. The front tire is right at 1-3/4″ narrower than the rear, so a length of 7/8″ OD tubing on each side take up the space perfectly, keeping the two rails parallel when clamped against the wheels.

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Living in the States it seems that you cannot plate any modern trials type bikes but I was reading the laws on electrics and it seems there may be a loophole for an e bike to work. Ever try an EM electric motion?
If there was any sense in this world, an electric trials bike should be able to ride anywhere for free. We're going to be paying enough for the batteries and the electricity to charge it.

I want to ride one on Toronto Island, that would be wicked, right along the break water, it's not like you would be bothering anyone..
 

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There is a loop hole; You can ride a trials bike right up the steps of city hall or through a police station parking lot if it is part of an organized closed course competition :cool:

My friend titanium Joe has 2 top of the line EM bikes with the clutch, freakin dangerous if you're not careful.
 

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If you are going to test ride an EM step one put it in Low power mode and step 2 do Not turn on the tick-over mode, if the throttle sticks it could kill you.
 

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There is a loop hole; You can ride a trials bike right up the steps of city hall or through a police station parking lot if it is part of an organized closed course competition :cool:

My friend titanium Joe has 2 top of the line EM bikes with the clutch, freakin dangerous if you're not careful.

What i got from the wording was for road it is not needed to register or insure. Political use was not discussed.

Think I would want the clutch. Do the throttles often stick?
 

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No, you can't license a modern trials bike for the road here. You may be able to license old ones, depending on how they were imported.
I am in western ny between looking at the laws here I may be able to use an EM for transportation. I will have to look into it more. It would be an interesting option for my commute area.

EDIT: Did more research there is no straight forward to get one of these legal or use unregistered in NY. In protest I am purchasing a 1979 4x4 lifted Chevy 4 Door Suburban to commute with! Preferably one with a supercharger!

 

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Yes to an electric bike still needing a clutch and at least 2 gears and maybe some flywheel weight. Then it will work just like a real motorcycle. But they fail when it comes to trying to use computer controlled speed settings and enhancements. The things have more then enough power and even the range is adequate for hard terrain trials riding.

Trials bikes are only for use on private property and in closed course competition events. Unless you live in a less developed country and then it's fine.
 
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