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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By B1
the perfect helmet mount for gopro cameras?

after several years of stuffing around with gopro helmet mounts i've found the near perfect solution. initially $30 seemed a bit excessive for a bit of plastic and hi tech velcro but this proshot...
Forum: Trials 05-24-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 152,867
Posted By B1
two of our junior riders turning it on last...

two of our junior riders turning it on last weekend for the crowd. :clap

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
How to cover the rear brake

i'm still crap at covering the rear brake, even after months of practice! i try to do plenty of this every ride, but still occasionally it goes well past the balance point and i bail out instead of...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 22,796
Posted By B1
yep. on the trials forums there's a german guy...

yep. on the trials forums there's a german guy who just rides on the weekends so he has a small solar panel that just recharges his battery during the week. seems like a cheap reliable setup...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
RR300 setup tips

i've been cruising a lot of threads on various forums looking for all the ideal setup tips for the RR250 and RR300.

i've started a "known issues, common mods & setup tips" thread here...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By B1
Beta RR250 & RR300 known issues, setup tips & mods

A brief summary for new Beta two stroke owners, anyone got more I can add to the list? Many of these tips will apply to the four strokes too.

KNOWN ISSUES
- For most the carby is set up too rich,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 852,376
Posted By B1
Graham Jarvis demoralises yet inspires bike riders around the world (again)

simply ridiculous bike skills...

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Forum: Trials 05-18-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,675
Posted By B1
just googled the beta evo sport, looks like a...

just googled the beta evo sport, looks like a sweet bike... i wonder if they'll be approved for road use here in australia?

it looks identical in concept to the ossa explorer if you haven't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
here is our benchmark. can't see us reaching it...

here is our benchmark. can't see us reaching it any time soon. :cry

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Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
we must be twins... :lol3 in my 50s and loved the...

we must be twins... :lol3 in my 50s and loved the FE570 but it was too heavy for technical riding. the betas were a bit of an unknown quantity a few years ago so went for a 250exc then the RR300...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
last thing i want to do is criticise graham...

last thing i want to do is criticise graham jarvis... i was lucky enough to interview him and he's a great guy. but i know various people who've done his courses and said his riding is amazing but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
damn this new beta is sweet! i thought all the...

damn this new beta is sweet! i thought all the rave reviews i read had to partially be hype but i can see what they mean. this is the first bike i've wanted to marry, although i must remember to let...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 852,376
Posted By B1
i think i'm turning japanese

old japanese video but impressive riding. and a possibly dodgy translation. :lol3

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
i think i'm turning japanese

found this interesting vid, a japanese trials rider doing some great techniques on an old KDX200 back in the 1990s. :huh

tried to translate it but given i don't speak any japanese it might be a...
Forum: Trials 05-05-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By B1
Eh? What happens when you put A grade trials riders on dirt bikes!

some epic riding, i dream of doing any of this stuff on my trials bike. :cry

these extreme enduro riders are either current or former trials champions and it shows....

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
revisited the mother log after a few months,...

revisited the mother log after a few months, technique dropped badly from lack of practice. :cry so much to learn THEN try to stay on top of it too. :lol3

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 852,376
Posted By B1
amazing riding skills

this can be a bit demoralising, but it's bordering on ridiculous some of the tricks the top trials riders are doing on dirt bikes nowadays.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
:lol3 actually in that interview with graham...

:lol3 actually in that interview with graham jarvis i asked him why our bikes couldn't do what his did... and he said to just let him ride our bikes and he'd teach the bikes how to do tricks. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
knocked together a little compilation of some...

knocked together a little compilation of some ultra cool skills from former trials champions on dirt bikes. i doubt we'll ever get anywhere near doing this stuff but it doesn't hurt to try... or i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
sadly not. i still freak out every time i get on...

sadly not. i still freak out every time i get on the balance point and hit that rear brake pretty hard... most of the time i'm just under the balance point but will have to work on this.

young...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 603,819
Posted By B1
world's first triple backflip

this one's not computer-generated but would have been WAY safer if it was.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2015, 07:24 PM
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Views: 852,376
Posted By B1
Eh? world's first triple backflip

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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
have you ridden the RR300 yet, kdxfile? ...

have you ridden the RR300 yet, kdxfile?

just wondering as most of our guys are in the middle of swapping over to betas from their ktms... one of the guys is a died-in-the-wool 250exc fan and...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By B1
amazing what they can do with computer graphics...

amazing what they can do with computer graphics nowadays, i thought this sliding moto gp bike was real at first... :huh
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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
he's definitely our hero around these parts,...

he's definitely our hero around these parts, garrett. you've probably seen it already, but i got to film him doing some of his tricks earlier this year.

simply amazed by his riding at around 23...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 603,819
Posted By B1
anyone thinking that casey is back and doing his...

anyone thinking that casey is back and doing his thing? :lol3
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 852,376
Posted By B1
a hint of casey stoner in this bit of moto gp...

a hint of casey stoner in this bit of moto gp sliding and wheelies? :lol3
...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 131,940
Posted By B1
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
every single time i pop the front wheel up i...

every single time i pop the front wheel up i first position my foot on the lever. with my hefty foot size this usually means i actually have the heel of my boot on the peg but i think it would just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
i know all about advancing years... :lol3 we...

i know all about advancing years... :lol3 we started this cross training after i had two sets of badly broken bones, figured it was time to slow down but try to maintain the challenge.

i recently...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
nice combo! i had an FE570 but couldn't afford to...

nice combo! i had an FE570 but couldn't afford to keep it, such an awesome bike. a few of us started trials riding about a year ago and have been trying to apply the techniques to dirt riding and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
cheers for those tips balkan boy, suspension felt...

cheers for those tips balkan boy, suspension felt great although possibly just a bit stiff in the rocky creek beds so if it softens up that will have to be near perfect for our usual riding.
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Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By B1
:lol3 chris would probably fly out for just...

:lol3

chris would probably fly out for just one group but of course the airfare will make it more expensive... two groups and it's potentially split 20 ways so won't matter so much.

our group...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By B1
KTM better watch out, these Betas are going to...

KTM better watch out, these Betas are going to bite badly into their market share if Beta can make enough of them!

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Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By B1
we've got a training session with him too next...

we've got a training session with him too next month. did a bit of research first and everyone says he's a natural teacher and it's well worth getting into his courses if you can. he's coming over to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
will do! in case you missed it, i did a quick...

will do! in case you missed it, i did a quick preview vid months ago here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2wCx2NeWI) as i got a chance to ride the RR300s of two mates here and there.

on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
last ride on the 250exc yesterday before picking...

last ride on the 250exc yesterday before picking up the beta RR300. somehow managed to get some good air but wasn't on the bike unfortunately. :cry

these are some of the tracks and obstacles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
another training vid at last. rear wheel hops are...

another training vid at last. rear wheel hops are an important trials technique but not very common on dirt bikes... i think i've seen extreme enduro riders use this twice on steep sharp downhill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
yep, rox risers. i've always needed to push the...

yep, rox risers. i've always needed to push the bars forward a fair way so usually made my own risers out of a big block of alloy with mixed success. but then saw the rox pivoting risers and thought...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,958
Posted By B1
i had the head shaved (on the bike, that is)...

i had the head shaved (on the bike, that is) which is meant to give the bike a bit more bottom end with the higher compression, alvin. don't know if it changed the sound of the bike though... when...
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