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Forum: Trials 04-11-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 115,188
Posted By Mike D
You get up on that from the backside, right? ...

You get up on that from the backside, right?

(that's what she said)
Forum: Trials 04-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Mike D
I tried to do that earlier, but wasn't able to...

I tried to do that earlier, but wasn't able to remove the clutch basket. Yes, I removed the center bolt (the one with the hole in it). I tried prying it out with screwdrivers (as Jim Snell...
Forum: Trials 04-10-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Mike D
Not Another Oil Thread!!!!!!

Yup, another one. This question has been addressed a thousand times here, but of course I can't turn up anything and the search function isn't helping. My apologies.

2008 GG 280 Pro. Shifts like...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,294
Posted By Mike D
I’m only a couple miles away from Brook’s, and...

I’m only a couple miles away from Brook’s, and always enjoy meeting fellow ADV’ers. I’ll keep an eye on this thread, and hope to make the next meet-up.
Forum: Trials 02-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,452
Posted By Mike D
The more manufacturers produce/import/sell bikes...

The more manufacturers produce/import/sell bikes in the US, the better. I agree that it would be MORE effective for Honda (or any manufacturer) to sponsor a team/rider for the nationals, or even a...
Forum: Trials 02-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mike D
Was always into various action sports -...

Was always into various action sports - skateboarding, bmx, snowboarding - competitive in all three.

I never had any desire to race motorcycles. I've never been into sports where it's you against...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By Mike D
Trials and Enduro News Goes 100% Digital

You guys catch that blurb in the front of the most most recent issue? The print version is done, immediately. From now on, 100% digital, and 100% free.

Overall I think this is awesome. Not so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,256
Posted By Mike D
Great report; Well done!!! :clap BTW: That...

Great report; Well done!!! :clap

BTW: That "Mexican Restaurant" - - Meeker, CO
Forum: Trials 10-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
26 degrees when I left my house in Conifer....

26 degrees when I left my house in Conifer. Bbbrrrr

Another great event. Thanks to Brake and the others who set it and worked it. It definitely worked me!!

We scored section 6 (upper) in the...
Forum: Trials 10-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
Weather is supposed to be perfect: ...

Weather is supposed to be perfect:

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy242/mike_derosia/null_zpsee82da95.png (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/mike_derosia/media/null_zpsee82da95.png.html)

And...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By Mike D
I've noticed lately that my '08 GG 280 Pro...

I've noticed lately that my '08 GG 280 Pro engages slower than I'd prefer. Perhaps I'll try the lighter hydraulic fluid. Thanks.

Love your posts BTW. Maybe write them out in MS Word first, then...
Forum: Trials 09-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
The site is still off of FR211, just on the north...

The site is still off of FR211, just on the north (left) side of the road. The map is still valid to get you to the site.
Forum: Trials 07-08-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Mike D
I experienced the same thing on my '08 280 Pro. I...

I experienced the same thing on my '08 280 Pro. I had adjusted the lever so that the clutch would engage closer to the grip. Problem was, the way I adjusted it made it so that the lever never went...
Forum: Trials 06-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
This is only my second season - so I may be...

This is only my second season - so I may be mistaken (but I don't think so): 2 feet down is ok (2 pts min) as long as they are on opposite sides of the bike, and between the axles. (i.e. If a rider...
Forum: Trials 06-05-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
I scored him a 3

I scored him a 3
Forum: Trials 06-04-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
I saw that spazzing - - it was really something...

I saw that spazzing - - it was really something to witness. When the bike landed on you, I thought for sure your hands were going to enter into a losing battle with the rear wheel. But then you...
Forum: Trials 06-03-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
Here are a couple videos from yesterday: ...

Here are a couple videos from yesterday:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WtUob1tyCww" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560"...
Forum: Trials 05-06-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
Great event at a new location outside of Ft....

Great event at a new location outside of Ft. Collins yesterday.

Bailey Tucker making it look easy:
<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,904
Posted By Mike D
I bought my '08 Duc at Erico, and was very happy...

I bought my '08 Duc at Erico, and was very happy with the process.

They do loaner bikes, and the cost is included with a service plan (should you choose to but one). Beware though - first time I...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By Mike D
Denver Dakar Racer

Member here?

http://www.9news.com/news/sidetracks/307014/337/Denver-resident-to-take-on-Dakar-Race
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-01-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 653
Poll: Amendment 64
Views: 31,453
Posted By Mike D
One of the biggest arguments I've heard against...

One of the biggest arguments I've heard against the amendment is the "Think of the kids" stance. It's the thought that passing the amendment will encourage MJ use in young people, and increase the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 653
Poll: Amendment 64
Views: 31,453
Posted By Mike D
Amendment 64

I'll completely understand if the mods want to remove this. Political, not motorcycle related, etc... My apologies if inappropriate.

I've posted a poll on a couple of different local interwebz...
Forum: Trials 10-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Mike D
Thanks for the direction guys - I'll check out...

Thanks for the direction guys - I'll check out the adjustment at the master cylinder, and well as change the fluid.

I did adjust the lever a month or so ago so that the engagement point was closer...
Forum: Trials 10-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Mike D
Disappearing Friction Zone

'08 GG TXT 280 Pro

When I first start the bike and the transmission is cold, the clutch feels great; smooth engagement and a nice big friction zone. As the transmission warms up, the friction zone...
Forum: Trials 09-20-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,625
Posted By Mike D
My wife is an equestrian trainer and has a saying...

My wife is an equestrian trainer and has a saying for her students:

"Practice doesn't make perfect; Perfect practice makes perfect"

I always try to keep proper technique in mind when riding my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,069,962
Posted By Mike D
Finally

After weeks of non-productiveness, I'm caught up.

Thank you Mark for taking the time and effort to put together the most inspiring, emotional, educational, and beautiful Ride Report I've ever...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,625
Posted By Mike D
Sure sounds like you guys didn't get along very...

Sure sounds like you guys didn't get along very well, to say the least. I'd like to hear the other side...

Maybe you should take trips by yourself so you can go at your own schedule...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Mike D
I tried this once, but got frustrated trying to...

I tried this once, but got frustrated trying to find TDC. Nice to be able to turn the engine while looking in with a flashlight for the mark.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Mike D
Front Cover Mod for Valve Adjustment

(I can't be the first person to think of this, so my apologies if 205)

'01 1150GS with HB engine guards.

In my experience, the hardest part of doing a valve adjustment is removing the front...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 311,326
Posted By Mike D
Excellent - thanks for the tip!!! Was doing...

Excellent - thanks for the tip!!! Was doing everything in 1st - I'll start going for it in 2nd. And yea, knees - got it.

And yea, at the end I let the clutch out and the bike just pulled itself...
Forum: Trials 07-02-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 311,326
Posted By Mike D
This was Saturday outside of Idaho Springs, CO....

This was Saturday outside of Idaho Springs, CO. First time trail riding with trials bikes, and finding little rock formations to practice on. This is my first year riding trials, and it shows :lol3 ...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 39,953
Posted By Mike D
Unbelievable - it would be hard not to confront...

Unbelievable - it would be hard not to confront the person at the next stoplight. To act so stupidly, knowing so many have lost so much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,196
Posted By Mike D
Wow - hell of a story. For all the pain you've...

Wow - hell of a story. For all the pain you've gone through, you probably know yourself and your own strength better than most of us.

Thanks for posting - hope you keep feeling better.
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 2,663,913
Posted By Mike D
Here's mine. Don't have any good shots of the...

Here's mine. Don't have any good shots of the outside, but it's the inside that counts :evil

Needs some serious organizational work, especially in the back workshop area.
...
Forum: Trials 05-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,104
Posted By Mike D
Obviously go look at it, and at least start it -...

Obviously go look at it, and at least start it - but it looks good. (Some really helpful info there, I know. You're welcome.)

Call Bill at Balance Trials (720-207-7715). He's a Beta dealer in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24,204
Views: 4,141,344
Posted By Mike D
Fuel Hose

I have the IMS 4-gal tank on my '06 DRZ. The petcock sits much lower than on the stock tank. The stock fuel line now kinks, and collapses when it gets really hot. I've temporarily helped the problem...
Forum: Trials 04-30-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 40,062
Posted By Mike D
Here are a couple videos of the pros going for it...

Here are a couple videos of the pros going for it at Corral Bluffs yesterday:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I1PxYxN15Is" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Trials 04-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mike D
Due to lack of selection, I went with these: ...

Due to lack of selection, I went with these:

http://www.usprocurements.co.nz/100_0075.JPG

These are the same grips I run on my DRZ, and I've really liked the feel of them. The levers don't hit...
Forum: Trials 04-20-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mike D
Thanks guys...

Thanks guys...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,846
Posted By Mike D
Can't believe this thread is revived... As...

Can't believe this thread is revived...

As the OP, I'll update that I went with the DRZ (an '06), and haven't regretted it at all. It needed all the standard mods (tank, airbox, jetting, footpegs,...
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