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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
Not sure I trust any business man who thinks the...

Not sure I trust any business man who thinks the president orders the treasury to print money or which determines exchange rates.
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
I meant what I said and I said what I meant. ...

I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Dr. Seuss

Pretty Cool site!
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By laser17
She's a bad ass. :clap

She's a bad ass. :clap
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,273
Posted By laser17
Haha. :D I cant imagine what people would do for...

Haha. :D I cant imagine what people would do for a $10 trophy.
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,273
Posted By laser17
I hate it when my kids, wife and girlfriend make...

I hate it when my kids, wife and girlfriend make calls...

I view not knowing the section as more of a TM issue. We have a training class and go over each section with the checkers. Im sure there...
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
Better make that the shippers will be VERY happy....

Better make that the shippers will be VERY happy. No one else does this - why did Beta start? too busy on the Enduro side? (just a guess on my part)
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
Competition is good for the consumer. I've...

Competition is good for the consumer. I've already noticed a few strange thing going on at Beta. They have a new policy where they wont drop ship parts for the dealers anymore. So the customer gets...
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,273
Posted By laser17
Well said +1. Everytime I feel I get a bum...

Well said +1.
Everytime I feel I get a bum call, I remind myself that the observer is a) doing us a favor by helping out and b) trying to enjoy the day. c) Im not making a living at this and a $4...
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
I think thats accurate, but keep in mind...

I think thats accurate, but keep in mind people/brands have been trying to make their bikes lighter since the 1st race. Legislating a minimum weight that is heavier than many of the production bikes...
Forum: Trials 01-29-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,273
Posted By laser17
Clearly a five.

Clearly a five.
Forum: Trials 01-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
Well said. :clap

Well said. :clap
Forum: Trials 01-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By laser17
Bronco - Ive seen folks spray chain lube...

Bronco - Ive seen folks spray chain lube (unintentionally) all over there brake rotors and then upon realizing it, soak everything with brake cleaner and wonder why the brakes arent as strong as they...
Forum: Trials 01-28-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By laser17
Steam clean the rotors with the old pads 1st....

Steam clean the rotors with the old pads 1st. That will help, and if nothing else, wont transfer crap to the new pads. I prefer Steam to solvents as once the brake cleaner fluids get onto the pads -...
Forum: Trials 01-27-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By laser17
Properly bed in pads with clean rotors and air...

Properly bed in pads with clean rotors and air free hydraulics can make a huge difference. The Jitsie race pads are my favorites on my GG. They do wear quick though. Worth a try. Once thing to try is...
Forum: Trials 01-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By laser17
If only one side is moving, you probably have a...

If only one side is moving, you probably have a stuck caliper piston or two. They can be hard to unstick. Sometimes once there unstuck and recentered they work fine for awhile. (at least long enough...
Forum: Trials 01-26-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By laser17
off topic - My Hodaka Super Rat was a blast, but...

off topic - My Hodaka Super Rat was a blast, but that transmission was not made to take power upgrades. Learned a valuable lesson in reliability very early on. My dad and I would repair the...
Forum: Trials 01-25-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By laser17
I like the can of chain lube the best. Im waiting...

I like the can of chain lube the best. Im waiting for the auto lube feature.... Nice!
Forum: Trials 01-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
no- 60 isnt a huge number, but surprised me given...

no- 60 isnt a huge number, but surprised me given what I see around here. There are only a few Shercos around here as well, but other parts of the country are popular.
Forum: Trials 01-24-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
I kinda doubt that number is accurate. Beta is...

I kinda doubt that number is accurate. Beta is big in the NE and I only know of 1 Beta 4t sold last year and it was to the same guy who bought the only 13. Do they sell a ton of them for red stickers...
Forum: Trials 01-24-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
Come on Lineaway, I think your forgetting several...

Come on Lineaway, I think your forgetting several years of huge success between the 02 pro and the short lived 09 quad. The pro is the best selling trials bike on the planet and revolutionized the...
Forum: Trials 01-23-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,530
Posted By laser17
That is so old, They probably rode no stop. :D

That is so old, They probably rode no stop. :D
Forum: Trials 01-23-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,530
Posted By laser17
Around here there's some really old houses. it...

Around here there's some really old houses. it always amazes me how low the door knobs used to be. Ceilings too!
(Im so glad we always stay on topic here....)
Forum: Trials 01-23-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
More news: he Girona manufacturer of...

More news:
he Girona manufacturer of motorcycles, Gas Gas, headquartered in Salt (Girona), presented preconcurso proceedings before the Commercial Court. The company's goal is to restructure a debt...
Forum: Trials 01-22-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,530
Posted By laser17
My dad used to argue the one size fits all...

My dad used to argue the one size fits all ideology all the time with the ft/back bar position being good for 99% of riders. I never bought it, played around ALOT with my riding compartment and...
Forum: Trials 01-22-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
Latest News from GG: This is not a secret that...

Latest News from GG:
This is not a secret that Gas Gas has been facing many challenges during the last years. The company has substantial financial debts from previous years, that affected our day...
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By laser17
from the lweisport website: EWS--GAS GAS /...

from the lweisport website:

EWS--GAS GAS / OSSA

In a world of digital news --forums--rumours and speculation here is the ACTUAL facts on the latest developments within Gas Gas, hopefully put...
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,530
Posted By laser17
It always amazes me how a 10mm rise can make such...

It always amazes me how a 10mm rise can make such a drastic difference. Risers come with trade offs. Comfort vs feel/performance. Go as low as you can without pain. If in doubt, stay low and bend...
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,530
Posted By laser17
Great point on the thread exposure Sting. Al...

Great point on the thread exposure Sting. Al needs all the thread it can get. Also, be careful not to over torque for the same reason.
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By laser17
haha. That would be even funnier if Jitsie didnt...

haha. That would be even funnier if Jitsie didnt also distribute Renthal! :lol3

FWIW: I own Stu's old 11 raga bike and it has Renthals on it. I've been amazed many a time at the beating they can...
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By laser17
Im skeptical of solid Al bars on a trials bike. I...

Im skeptical of solid Al bars on a trials bike. I can see them on a buzzy street bike, but not one i'm constantly crashing on. I want the durability and fatigue resistance of a good trials bar like...
Forum: Trials 01-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
Trials is the only FIM motorsport to mandate comp...

Trials is the only FIM motorsport to mandate comp bikes that are heavier than the production bikes. Some people deny why this is the case. Lets state whats obvious about THAT! :asshat
Forum: Trials 01-15-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
All i'm gonna say is let the manufacturers do the...

All i'm gonna say is let the manufacturers do the market research and fill the demands accordingly. They are best suited and motivated to respond correctly to market demands and changes.
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
The Min Weight in SX is 220lbs for a 450. All...

The Min Weight in SX is 220lbs for a 450. All the production jap bikes are 240+ lbs. in production. The factory bikes are all lighter and hit the min weight in many cases. I think MX is the same....
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
If you look up the various min weights from MX,SX...

If you look up the various min weights from MX,SX ect. in classes that have a direct production equivalent, What you you will notice is that production versions are typically around 15-20% heavier...
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
Production bikes must add weight to meet the new...

Production bikes must add weight to meet the new FIM min weight rule. Usually, factory teams "trick" out their bikes, but they have to dumb them down in Trials = "Bricked out". Luckily, not a single...
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
Pics Just in from the Vertigo Race team - need to...

Pics Just in from the Vertigo Race team - need to add 15lbs this year! To get ready, they really BRICKED this bike out! ...
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
The trellis frame will accept 3 bricks to convert...

The trellis frame will accept 3 bricks to convert it from a great bike to a WTC legal one. The real profit is in selling the bricks, as the number goes up each year, under the current min weight...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
Theres a new trials bike company coming out with...

Theres a new trials bike company coming out with a Multiwalled carbon nanotube frame. Its called....:D
Forum: Trials 01-08-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,808
Posted By laser17
Spain....

Spain. http://www.trialscentral.com/headline-stories/16508-vertigo-trials-bike-launches-in-milan
Forum: Trials 01-07-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By laser17
Wow - thats is really cheap. Nice!

Wow - thats is really cheap. Nice!
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