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Forum: Trials 11-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,602
Posted By H_Mushmann
That's a fairly common upgrade and a complete...

That's a fairly common upgrade and a complete conversion kit runs for under $175. For some reason it's not AHRMA-legal... stupid rules. Luckily the Amal on my Alpina works pretty good. Eventually the...
Forum: Trials 11-02-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,602
Posted By H_Mushmann
My advice would be to split the cases. I didn't...

My advice would be to split the cases. I didn't (think I would) have to split the cases on my Bul, but a friend convinced me otherwise. While both main bearings seemed to be fine, once apart I...
Forum: Trials 10-26-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,602
Posted By H_Mushmann
The sprocket is from Rebel Gears (I think?), but...

The sprocket is from Rebel Gears (I think?), but the first three gears in the Alpina are different than in the Sherpa T, so I changed it to a 50-tooth. Probably could've gone with a 52 or 54, but for...
Forum: Trials 10-25-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,602
Posted By H_Mushmann
Nice find despite the issues with the motor. I...

Nice find despite the issues with the motor. I have a '73 Alpina (250) setup for vintage trials with a Sherpa T slimline tank and seat. Tried using it for trail riding, but my slow brain couldn't...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,774
Posted By H_Mushmann
An old-time ISDT medalist told me the "T" stood...

An old-time ISDT medalist told me the "T" stood for Time Trial, which is what the event originally was.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
Is this where we start the rumor that H-D is...

Is this where we start the rumor that H-D is buying KTM and moving operations to Milwaukee? :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
I lost him at "Wheather"...

I lost him at "Wheather"...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
Yup, same motor (externally) as found in the...

Yup, same motor (externally) as found in the Sportster line, but primary, frame, suspension and a lot of other components are unique to the XR. IIRC, the KR designation was for the older iron barrel...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
An XR750 isn't a Sportster. With a flat-track...

An XR750 isn't a Sportster. With a flat-track frame it could be a semi-decent ice bike. Problem would be keeping the screws in the tires.
Forum: Trials 10-20-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,811
Posted By H_Mushmann
Beta's are, without a doubt, the most popular...

Beta's are, without a doubt, the most popular bike in the New England trials scene followed by Sherco, Gas Gas, Montesa and Scorpa. All the modern trials bikes are so close in performance, at least...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
Until you have to turn. :eek1

Until you have to turn. :eek1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
Change out the 50wt for 10w-30 in the crankcase...

Change out the 50wt for 10w-30 in the crankcase so it still has a puddle underneath.
Forum: Trials 10-20-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,945
Posted By H_Mushmann
If you check with trials bikes importers, they...

If you check with trials bikes importers, they can steer you towards the nearest dealer.
Forum: Trials 10-15-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,945
Posted By H_Mushmann
I have a video taken at a local trials 5 years...

I have a video taken at a local trials 5 years ago that has Ron in a few scenes. He was 12 (I think?) when the video was shot and is struggling to get through the obstacles in several sections.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 23,435
Posted By H_Mushmann
I used some old fenders and aluminum stock. It's...

I used some old fenders and aluminum stock. It's not that difficult to mount them on conventional forks. I'm still working on a mounting setup for the USD forks on my modern bike. If the bike has a...
Forum: Trials 09-21-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,562
Posted By H_Mushmann
My '78 Pursang has the reversible shifter/brake...

My '78 Pursang has the reversible shifter/brake pedal. I have it setup for conventional (left shifter/right brake) operation and the kick-start clears the shifter. The rear wheel is also reversible...
Forum: Trials 09-13-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,022
Posted By H_Mushmann
Yes, I was talking about the first ones to come...

Yes, I was talking about the first ones to come out.

I ended up starting my oldest son on a Honda CRF50, but it had nothing to do with having him on a gas motor (I'm a 2-stroke guy anyway). The...
Forum: Trials 09-10-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,022
Posted By H_Mushmann
If you can find one, a Yamaha TY80 is an...

If you can find one, a Yamaha TY80 is an excellent starter bike for kids to learn the basics. There are a couple 50cc trials bikes and, I believe, Beta makes an 80cc (3/4-size) trials bike. Several...
Forum: Trials 09-09-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,022
Posted By H_Mushmann
My '73 Bultaco Model 98 Alpina w/ Sherpa T tank...

My '73 Bultaco Model 98 Alpina w/ Sherpa T tank and seat.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_1iKGbmWpD_0/SOoV9e5uurI/AAAAAAAABqw/v6v9ge0wA50/HPIM4153.JPG
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 61,792
Posted By H_Mushmann
Hell no! I've got 20-years experience in the...

Hell no! I've got 20-years experience in the industry and those rail buffs are 5 cans short of a 6-pack. We were tearing down a pair of old FT-109s and this group of buffs were trying to get a court...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 61,792
Posted By H_Mushmann
Pssst... the SD40 is an EMD too.

Pssst... the SD40 is an EMD too.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By H_Mushmann
Makes sense. Last time I rode there was in '04.

Makes sense. Last time I rode there was in '04.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By H_Mushmann
I seem to recall two ways you can go from 20. One...

I seem to recall two ways you can go from 20. One was a climb and the other was muddy and wet with a bridge that was quesionable. I don't remember the climb being that difficult, but that was 5 years...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By H_Mushmann
Been a few years since I last rode in Pittsfield,...

Been a few years since I last rode in Pittsfield, but most of the trails are wide and fast. There's a couple tricky spots, one being an off-camber rock face, and a couple deep mud holes. The trails...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By H_Mushmann
Here's some pics from the grasstrack. ...

Here's some pics from the grasstrack.

http://s599.photobucket.com/albums/tt75/expacer/CATRA%20Turkey%20Run%202009/?albumview=grid...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By H_Mushmann
Thank you for coming, and the lunch stop was at...

Thank you for coming, and the lunch stop was at Tinney's (http://www.tinneystavern.com/).
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By H_Mushmann
Point taken, but should I mention the guy who...

Point taken, but should I mention the guy who laid out that section is pushing 70?

Thursday I removed the wettest section and rearranged part of the route. Although I thought there was still a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By H_Mushmann
2hrs 15min according to one of our members who...

2hrs 15min according to one of our members who lives there. That's taking the Thruway to Albany, I-87 to exit 12 and Rte 67 west to Rte 147 then following the arrows. Taking the Thruway to Amsterdam...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By H_Mushmann
It's probably more nimble than an XR650L or...

It's probably more nimble than an XR650L or KLR650. The first 6-1/2 miles of section 1 is a hero section and the next 6 miles is the easy route. If you go the easy route you'll still get a taste of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By H_Mushmann
Tony - $45/year, but there's some really nice...

Tony - $45/year, but there's some really nice turkey run/dual-sport rides coming up that are also NETRA sanctioned. Day pass is either $20 or $25.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By H_Mushmann
Did you buy that from Dan J?

Did you buy that from Dan J?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 61,792
Posted By H_Mushmann
Wasn't me, but I think I know who you're talking...

Wasn't me, but I think I know who you're talking about.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
Yes, but the bolt-on ones suck. Hit something...

Yes, but the bolt-on ones suck. Hit something hard enough and they snap the threaded bosses off. You can have it welded on or buy a complete guard/caliper carrier from Scott$. I bent two front rotors...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
Ya know, I haven't ridden off-camber swamp or...

Ya know, I haven't ridden off-camber swamp or bowling ball swamp in a while. Then again I haven't waffled a pipe or bent a rotor either.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 61,792
Posted By H_Mushmann
Last H/S I trailbossed we had to lifeflight out a...

Last H/S I trailbossed we had to lifeflight out a kid who got hurt. I'd rather not deal with that again, especially since this isn't a race.

I've ridden bigger bikes in both open and tight...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
He has mellowed some. Last year he cut a trail...

He has mellowed some. Last year he cut a trail that almost everyone can ride... and follow.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 61,792
Posted By H_Mushmann
What a coincidence. However I refuse to judge...

What a coincidence. However I refuse to judge people by their online personalities. Learned that back in the old rec.motorcycles.dirt days. That's why I call it the intardnet. Yet if someone, who...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
There's one part you and knobbie haven't...

There's one part you and knobbie haven't experienced yet. Although how tough can it be since it was cut by a little old gray-haired man on a KDX that's held together by duct tape? :evil
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 61,792
Posted By H_Mushmann
Sorry crankypants, but I've got mucho work to...

Sorry crankypants, but I've got mucho work to complete on the Turkey Run.

However, if you're real nice, maybe one day you'll get an invite to the super-secret test facility. It's all on private...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 121,550
Posted By H_Mushmann
If you have the skills, and a good set of knobbie...

If you have the skills, and a good set of knobbie tires, go for it. There's plenty of mud, rocks, roots, hills, ruts and off-camber singletrack (yes, we do have real singletrack at CATRA) to give...
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