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  1. #21
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    Hi dumb as a stump,
    The spokes are supported on the ring tube.
    The ring tube has to have the right diameter so the drive sprocket and or the brake disc clears it. This unit has to support both the front and rear wheels.

    I have attached some images of my commercial steel unit in action.


    Ji
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    Grip it and Rip it

  2. #22
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    Default You are cheating...

    Three spoons and a plastic rim guard...lol
    I was just telling myself I need a third spoon after needing to pul out a screw driver to get started over the weekend... What do you do when out on the trail?

  3. #23
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    Hi Doughboyracer,
    I have not had a major puncture on the trail yet, in fact I have not had a puncture on any track or trail yet.
    I have fixed plenty of punctures on the trail.
    I carry 3 spoons, a puncture repair kit and an air pump in my camel back.
    So far last year I pumped up 4 tyres with my pump while at the refueling stop for other riders I had never met before.
    This year I was at a motocross track with large table top jumps and had to replace a tube for another guy I had never met.
    Our bikes are serviced after every ride and a check list is used before every new ride.
    Any new rider that joins our camp we totally go over their bikes for the basics so there will be no mechanical failures on the trail. So far this policy has worked, because no one wants to push a bike 60 kilometers through the bush back to camp.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

  4. #24
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    Default Would you...

    ...care to post the check list that you use? That is a really good idea. I try to go over the major points but feel like I am missing some basic things in my walk through.

  5. #25
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    Check list,

    Air Filter
    Fuel
    Fuel filter
    fuel tap
    Clutch cable smooth
    Throttle cable smooth and snaps back
    Grips are not sliding
    Handle bar ends plugged (This is for friends)
    Foot pegs tight and snap back
    Spokes all tight
    Tyres pumped up
    Rim locks tight
    Fork visual
    Shock visual
    All visible bolts tight
    Axles tight
    Chain tensioned
    Chain link
    Chain oiled spray on
    Engine base gasket and carb manifold test
    Engine oil level (changed after every 3 rides)
    Engine hour meter
    Radiator fluid level
    Carb jetting (if cold)
    Pull exhaust plug out
    Check for any leaking fluids
    Spray plastics with silicone spray (if track muddy)

    Set up controls for track (if required)
    Set up shock and forks for track (if required)
    Adjust tyre air pressure for track (if required)


    This sounds like a lot but as soon as we get back from our last ride the bikes are cleaned and the check list begins.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

  6. #26
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    Default Got it...

    ...thanks. Some I was doing, some I hadn't thought of.

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