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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ridenm
So basically just video an entire club event,...

So basically just video an entire club event, then edit out the scary riding and get it to a PG-13 rating. :evil

Unfortunately there's no way to record the satisfaction I feel cleaning a...
Forum: Trials 07-28-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 290,533
Posted By ridenm
Q: What do rattlesnake, frog legs, and Micky D's...

Q: What do rattlesnake, frog legs, and Micky D's chicken nuggets have in common?

A: They all kinda taste like chicken.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 74,510
Posted By ridenm
Fuel tank range and comfortable ergonomics don't...

Fuel tank range and comfortable ergonomics don't necessarily go hand-in-hand. Take a long test-drive if at all possible.
Forum: Trials 07-25-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By ridenm
MAV-TV has been showing the four rounds of the...

MAV-TV has been showing the four rounds of the FIM X-trial World Championship (indoor trials). Haven't seen any outdoor coverage yet.
Forum: Trials 07-20-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ridenm
When I speak to NTRs I talk about the relatively...

When I speak to NTRs I talk about the relatively low cost of buy-in compared to other motorsports, the low continued costs of competing especially in terms of replacing tires and other consumables,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By ridenm
Riding my bike and the new one back-to-back the...

Riding my bike and the new one back-to-back the tire profile was quite noticeable. Unfortunately fashion dictates that all the new ones have the wide tire affliction. One thing this has taught me is...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,397
Posted By ridenm
I have been monitoring the thread for tales of...

I have been monitoring the thread for tales of owners having the head work done. You'll have to admit the first few accounts were not heartening. Weeks or months of downtime as shop mechanics learn...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,397
Posted By ridenm
No, haven't had the head work done. I haven't...

No, haven't had the head work done. I haven't found the noise worrisome. Sounds like a small diesel :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,397
Posted By ridenm
Dropped the bike off at the dealer today.

Both yesterday and this afternoon, felt like the bike was cutting out every once in a while when I was holding the throttle steady, especially at about 2800 rpm. I know the TEx is known for a...
Forum: Trials 07-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,817
Posted By ridenm
:clap Thank you Tony and Curtis for the...

:clap

Thank you Tony and Curtis for the pics!
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By ridenm
It's kinda ironic, remembering just a few years...

It's kinda ironic, remembering just a few years ago when dealers were getting 30%-40% or more over MSRP on new stuff, and Harleys on the used market were selling for more than book. All those RUBBIES...
Forum: Trials 07-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,817
Posted By ridenm
Waiting for pics... Ateam? NMTB?

Waiting for pics... Ateam? NMTB?
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By ridenm
+1 on most of this. I got the new seat on the...

+1 on most of this. I got the new seat on the bike and took my daughter for a ride. Together we weigh a little less than 400# (and I ain't telling who weighs what). Pitched it into a right hander and...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,397
Posted By ridenm
Absolutely. The 1200 was all about competing with...

Absolutely. The 1200 was all about competing with BMW. The TEx had to match up on specifications, so the chain-drive 1050 would have had to be significantly re-engineered to run a driveshaft, and...
Forum: Trials 06-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By ridenm
Assume the same posture as Gus, except no weight...

Assume the same posture as Gus, except no weight on your arms.
Forum: Trials 06-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By ridenm
Southwest of Portales about an hour on Hwy 70 is...

Southwest of Portales about an hour on Hwy 70 is a BLM area called Haystack Mountain (not a mountain but a nice OHV area) where NMTA holds a trials event every year.
Forum: Trials 06-13-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By ridenm
...and DirecTV doesn't seem to be as smart as my...

...and DirecTV doesn't seem to be as smart as my old TiVo that knew I wanted to record all motorcycle racing. Thanks for the heads-up; now I can schedule the recording.
Forum: Trials 06-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,572
Posted By ridenm
When the US series started the title sponsor was...

When the US series started the title sponsor was Maxxis, and Maxxis didn't make a motorcycle trials tire. So the trials machines got demoted to support races.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,397
Posted By ridenm
My 2013 falls into the affected range, but I have...

My 2013 falls into the affected range, but I have not perceived the noise as excessive. Of course, I also have owned diesel trucks and ride a Harley V-Rod.

:evil

Got the ECU replaced before the...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,397
Posted By ridenm
I'd be curious to know how sales are trending....

I'd be curious to know how sales are trending. Seems all the magazines are creaming their shorts over the KTM and Wasserboxer, and ignoring the TEx. Your smoking OTD price (if that includes the...
Forum: Trials 06-11-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,572
Posted By ridenm
Kinda like what's happened with AMA "Pro" Road...

Kinda like what's happened with AMA "Pro" Road Racing and Daytona Motorsports Group. Who knew the two-rider battles between Mat Mladin and Ben Spies would be the Golden Age?

:(:
Forum: Trials 06-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By ridenm
That abundant flywheel nearly killed me when I...

That abundant flywheel nearly killed me when I was adapting to the TY-350 I started on.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 304,211
Posted By ridenm
First major trail ride impressions

Just back from the 2nd Annual Sipapu Shindig (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958402) in northern NM. Did one day of dual-sport riding on my 2014 EXC-F. Some impressions:

The...
Forum: Trials 05-28-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 121,464
Posted By ridenm
I really, really hope that Marquez and Pedrosa...

I really, really hope that Marquez and Pedrosa suck on trials bikes. Otherwise there is just no justice in the world...

:evil
Forum: Trials 05-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 136
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 32,323
Posted By ridenm
All batteries have a limited life. A company...

All batteries have a limited life. A company called Earth X makes a replacement battery set up for the OSETs. Here's what they say about their 24V kit:



The lithium batteries are not cheap, but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,243
Posted By ridenm
My problem with scooters, aside from the lack of...

My problem with scooters, aside from the lack of power to keep up with suburban traffic, is the small diameter wheels. You are correct that larger diameter wheels aid stability and pothole...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,243
Posted By ridenm
NevGriff, I believe you chose wisely. :deal

NevGriff, I believe you chose wisely. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By ridenm
Nice! The low bars look a little brutal to me,...

Nice! The low bars look a little brutal to me, but YMMV. So did that come with the 180 rear tire still?
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 74,510
Posted By ridenm
New to cruiser ownership

You can read the details here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=980879

Lucked into a 2004 H-D V-Rod. I also have a Triumph Tiger Explorer, KTM 350, and Montesa 315r. This is the first...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By ridenm
Good question. New V-Rods appear to only come...

Good question. New V-Rods appear to only come with the forward controls stock. The mids were an H-D marketing experiment that didn't pan out, I think.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By ridenm
New Harley-Davidson V-Rod owner -- any others?

I recently lucked into acquiring a 2004 H-D VRSCB V-Rod.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/ridenm/NMSAV-rodmed_zps249ecbaa.jpg

My daughter attends a charter school for the arts up in...
Forum: Trials 05-25-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 20,145
Posted By ridenm
Likewise. I've never found a spec for how much...

Likewise. I've never found a spec for how much slop there should be. I assume you just replace the buttons on the disc mounting bolts?
Forum: Trials 05-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By ridenm
:clap Think those kids had fun?

:clap

Think those kids had fun?
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,243
Posted By ridenm
Notwithstanding this is a trials forum,

I taught Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses for more than a decade. We used Honda Rebel 250s as some of our training bikes, mainly because they had the lowest seat height in a market full of people...
Forum: Trials 05-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By ridenm
Cell service is really sketchy. Expect news delay.

Cell service is really sketchy. Expect news delay.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 20,291
Posted By ridenm
http://jo-online.vsb.bc.ca/mobdiv15/wp-content/upl...

http://jo-online.vsb.bc.ca/mobdiv15/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/how-I-became-a-pirate-cover.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 20,291
Posted By ridenm
I think I might have used up my raffle juju. ...

I think I might have used up my raffle juju.

http://www.nmschoolforthearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Photo-of-Harley-2.jpg
Forum: Trials 05-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By ridenm
I have a pair of the Pro-tech Balance in black...

I have a pair of the Pro-tech Balance in black for work. Size 9 runs true. When I replaced my old Balance oiled boots I tried the waterproof version but the bootie took up too much toe box room. I...
Forum: Trials 05-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,926
Posted By ridenm
Check float level and look for fuel line...

Check float level and look for fuel line restrictions.
Forum: Trials 05-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 205,639
Posted By ridenm
Kids' bikes garage clean-out Episode 3

Edit: Still available

Second generation OSET 16.0 (disc brake front, band brake rear). 24 VDC. Has been reconditioned by Lance at sparkybikes.com. I added a BMX handlebar to improve ergos for a...
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