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Forum: Photos 06-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 879,647
Posted By B1
not an adventure ride, but a last ride with a...

not an adventure ride, but a last ride with a mate before he takes off to romania for romaniacs, the world's toughest four day extreme enduro.

rod's a c grade rider in my trials club which is a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
:lol3 it has! i've always kept in mind that...

:lol3 it has! i've always kept in mind that graham jarvis quote, if you want to ride fast first you need to learn to ride slow. i've mostly lost my need for speed for it definitely has its place for...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By B1
Steg Pegz Desert King version - for arm pump, carpal tunnel, arthritis etc

sadly these are only made for dirt bikes at this stage, but rumour has it they may move into the adventure bike side of things in the future...

steg pegz are little rubber pucks that you can...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
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a determined attempt to get up our two "impossible" climbs although...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
they are a pretty cool idea, i doubt i could keep...

they are a pretty cool idea, i doubt i could keep riding without them due to carpal tunnel syndrome, a touch of arthritis starting up and just general grumpy old man lack of upper body fitness etc....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
i've been using steg pegz for the past three...

i've been using steg pegz for the past three years now, these lock the legs in so well that my hands can just rest on the bars even when accelerating hard.

so can't really comment from...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
trials bikes are great fun. i've done a training...

trials bikes are great fun. i've done a training series for those here (http://www.wdtc.org.au/how-to-ride-trials.htm), although i only ever made it to C grade. just got the good riders to do the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
i'm working my way down to that. you might find...

i'm working my way down to that. you might find they have six ply tires? from what i've heard the advantage of six ply is you can easily run zero psi but most four ply tires will want 2 to 5psi?

...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
Tim Coleman - Beta freak on his RR300

this guy is incredible at putting his trials skills to work on the dirt bike... hoping to eventually have a crack at a few things he does in this vid if old age doesn't get to me first!

there's a...
Forum: Photos 06-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 879,647
Posted By B1
Incredible bike control - Tim Coleman on his Beta RR300

tim coleman being a total freak on his beta again. i'm hoping to get down to melbourne in september and film this dude....

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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
awesome! i can see why it gets rave reviews from...

awesome! i can see why it gets rave reviews from riders. just keep dropping the pressures each ride and it gets better and better.

5psi front and rear last time, will just keep dropping until it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
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Forum: Australia 06-15-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,274
Posted By B1
hi paddy, chucked all the info on a site here...

hi paddy, chucked all the info on a site here (http://snail-trails.sportsontheweb.net/), feel free to use the same disclaimer if your court system is as ridiculous as ours in terms of public...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,147
Posted By B1
i went for the force accessories...

i went for the force accessories skidplate/exhaust guard. very heavy duty but unlike the one above you probably want to put on a carbon fiber guard as well just for the upper parts of the pipe.
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Forum: Trials 06-14-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By B1
:lol3 i started riding trials in the sub-tropical...

:lol3 i started riding trials in the sub-tropical summer around here and had no idea that riding slow was such a physical exercise... i was dripping with sweat and drinking what seemed to be a few...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-13-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
advanced gumby maybe? :lol3 thanks guys, riding a...

advanced gumby maybe? :lol3 thanks guys, riding a fair bit so hard to see the improvements but just have to look at the vids from a few months back and it's encouraging. must admit it's a bit of a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
lol i've flipped the bike a few times when the...

lol i've flipped the bike a few times when the technique all finally came together and the bike just launched off a big log. :huh

one thing birchy told us was to not focus on throttle so much but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By B1
or a beta RR300? :D i had two mates who swung...

or a beta RR300? :D i had two mates who swung from orange to red, they just kept offering me rides on their bikes until i was a convert too.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By B1
KTM two stroke starter motor issues, problems, mods, tips, repairs and maintenance

KTM make great two stroke dirt bikes and really only have two major design problems in my opinion... that low slung exhaust is substantially more likely to get dinged than the more tucked in versions...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By B1
200EXC, 250EXC, 300EXC known issues, model changes, common mods

KTM 250 EXC & 300 EXC KNOWN ISSUES, MODEL CHANGES, COMMON MODS

thought it might be handy to have these lists in one place for anyone else turning orange. not meant to be ultra detailed but just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By B1
KTM two stroke smokers: 200EXC, 250EXC, 300EXC

Apologies if I missed it, but couldn't find a two stroke specific thread so thought I'd drop a few resources in here that might be useful.

WHICH WILL SUIT ME BEST, THE 200EXC, 250EXC OR 300EXC?
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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
KTM two stroke starter issues?

just for anyone who has a kato two stroke. i had more than the usual number of issues with the dicky starter motor ktm chose to use on the pumpkins, so thought i'd slap some basic diagnostics, common...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
gearhead, be interesting to see how you go with...

gearhead, be interesting to see how you go with the double blip. i found it easier to learn on a trials bike but i still suck in a major way at hitting logs at the 2/3 mark and usually go too high as...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,958
Posted By B1
i've emailed him saying you are chasing an...

i've emailed him saying you are chasing an answer, i've done this for a few guys and he seems to jump into action when he sees my emails, knowing it usually means someone is getting pissed. :lol3
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Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,218
Posted By B1
Review of Force Accessories skidplate/exhaust guard, radiator braces case saver RR300

Two of my mates got their Beta RR300s months before me and got them kitted out with the Force Accessories gear. I should say first up, it's all Australian built so could well be too expensive once...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
thanks luke, always good to know the vids are...

thanks luke, always good to know the vids are useful. :D

re: the body positioning, i figure you are referring to chris hitting that near vertical face? the body positioning does change for more...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
great to hear! another birchy tip was when...

great to hear! another birchy tip was when standing and transitioning to sitting etc your knees should never go forward... e.g. your boots should always be vertical.

if you bend your knees...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
Sit down cornering technique: tips from extreme enduro legend Chris Birch!

some very good news! chris birch said it was fine to pass on much of what we learned about sit down cornering technique from the coaching session we did with him recently... how good is that?
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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
cool rod, i hope you like the plate. i've had...

cool rod, i hope you like the plate. i've had plenty of big hits on mine and i'm sure it has saved me quite a few pipes already!

another cross training video below. we found this very long hill...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-07-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,147
Posted By B1
it almost seems to be an australian thing to get...

it almost seems to be an australian thing to get the biggest capacity bike you can, but i do know a small handful of guys who deliberately get smaller bikes like the 200 so they can learn their...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-06-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,147
Posted By B1
it's different things for different riders, you'd...

it's different things for different riders, you'd probably need test rides to see what how you would gel with either bike. if you have any dealers nearby, try a beta RR300 too. these are so silky...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-06-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 67,465
Posted By B1
the long slow process of gettting all this chris...

the long slow process of gettting all this chris birch coaching into our heads... this could take a while! his body positioning info was great for these climbs and descents...

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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-05-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By B1
the design has changed a while back and resolved...

the design has changed a while back and resolved a few niggling issues that some guys encountered. nowadays the problems only seem to crop up when the installation instructions aren't followed.
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Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 06-04-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 632,166
Posted By B1
WANTED: 240mm KTM rear disc e.g. 690R, LC8, 950 or 990 Adventure

Chasing a used rear disc in good condition from either:

- KTM 690R or the supermoto version
- KTM 950 or 990 Adventure or supermoto versions

Just need a 240mm KTM rear disc to bolt on to a set...
Forum: Trials 06-04-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By B1
trials riding hitler-style

wondered how long it would take before someone gave trials the old hitler treatment :lol3

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Forum: Trials 06-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By B1
that would be living the dream jonny hey? i've...

that would be living the dream jonny hey? i've been sort of doing that the past few years, got a bit obsessed with riding better before my increasingly middle-aged carcass can't take it any more....
Forum: Trials 06-03-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By B1
interesting point, so he is. there was a very...

interesting point, so he is. there was a very limited area for the trials demo so guess the guys just fell into the one direction to avoid hitting each other.

i must admit isaac is super...
Forum: Trials 06-03-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By B1
How far did you get in your first two & a half years of riding?

WARNING: this could be a very annoying video. :D isaac is a junior in our club who is moving to A grade shortly after only a total of 2.5 years riding.

i thought i wasn't doing too badly getting...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-03-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By B1
same here. i've been reading more and hear quite...

same here. i've been reading more and hear quite a few guys have opted for six ply tyres like the bridgestone ED78 and say even if they get a puncture they just keep riding... apparently you can run...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-02-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By B1
i've heard of guys doing that, i assume it's...

i've heard of guys doing that, i assume it's successful as i haven't of anyone saying it's not worth doing, might be good to read around more though or maybe even ask the TUbliss guys?
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