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Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,960
Posted By motojunky
That's not a save. That's a crash and a really...

That's not a save. That's a crash and a really quick re-mount. :D
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,465
Posted By motojunky
It has been 21 years (!) since I got the idea to...

It has been 21 years (!) since I got the idea to go road racing. I already had a ratty Yamaha RZ350. I yanked off the lights, passenger pegs, etc. and safety wired it up. The prep took an evening in...
Forum: Trials 05-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By motojunky
I've got good play/practice areas at home. There...

I've got good play/practice areas at home. There are several events within 2 hours of driving from home. I'm pretty fortunate. :D
Forum: Trials 04-12-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 309,684
Posted By motojunky
Variety is key! My embarrassing moments are never...

Variety is key! My embarrassing moments are never the same... I am constantly surprised at how many new ways I'm able to look silly.
Forum: Trials 03-29-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By motojunky
The Scorpa SY250R used the Yamaha TYZ motor from...

The Scorpa SY250R used the Yamaha TYZ motor from 2000-2008ish. Parts are still obtainable via Scorpa channels. The motor is very reliable.
Forum: Trials 03-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 144
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 36,437
Posted By motojunky
As a fellow Scorpa owner I may be biased, but I...

As a fellow Scorpa owner I may be biased, but I believe the Scorpa to be a fantastic first trials bike. Plenty of power with nice smooth delivery and very reliable. I think you should be quite...
Forum: Trials 03-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 144
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 36,437
Posted By motojunky
There is a small group of riders just south of...

There is a small group of riders just south of you. We're a mostly unorganized bunch of folks who enjoy fiddling with trials bikes. We mainly compete in the MAVT series (mid-atlantictrials.com).
...
Forum: Trials 03-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 63,200
Posted By motojunky
Wrong link... that's the link for you to manage...

Wrong link... that's the link for you to manage the posting. The ad is:

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4358439054.html

You've still got riding buddies lined up if you change your mind...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,863
Posted By motojunky
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Trials 02-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By motojunky
Where in Eastern PA? There's some trials activity...

Where in Eastern PA? There's some trials activity loosely centered around Wilmington Delaware that might not be too far from you...
Forum: Racing 02-14-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 222,081
Posted By motojunky
You're right. At my advanced age, it's tough to...

You're right. At my advanced age, it's tough to stay awake and focus through the entire broadcast. :D
Forum: Racing 02-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 222,081
Posted By motojunky
I'm fairly certain Emig made the above...

I'm fairly certain Emig made the above statement...
Forum: Trials 02-11-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,368
Posted By motojunky
This prompts a question for me: Is the above...

This prompts a question for me: Is the above school of thought common in trials? I've only been riding/competing for a few years, and all in the same series. I am always happy to share my lines and...
Forum: Trials 02-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By motojunky
No TV or video games here either. Work gets too...

No TV or video games here either. Work gets too many hours out of me though, which is something I've really been trying to correct.

Trials has made all of the difference in the world for me in...
Forum: Trials 02-03-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By motojunky
I've seen his setup and it is really nice. It's...

I've seen his setup and it is really nice. It's simple, cheap, and the bikes are very secure.

Pics would make it easier for folks to visualize your setup BB.
Forum: Trials 02-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,038
Posted By motojunky
Here are a few videos that might help. I was able...

Here are a few videos that might help. I was able to get to where logs that size were no problem pretty quickly, but I really struggled with getting the timing of a good double-blip/zap figured out....
Forum: Trials 02-03-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By motojunky
I want your spare time! Heck, I pretty much only...

I want your spare time! Heck, I pretty much only ride trials and am very lucky when I get in 30-60 minutes once a week. :D For someone racing regularly, I don't see it being realistic to put that...
Forum: Trials 02-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By motojunky
I discovered trials at around 30 years old. I...

I discovered trials at around 30 years old. I bought a ratty TY250, cleaned the carb and headed to an event. No time on the bike, no idea what I was doing... completely blind. I basically showed up...
Forum: Trials 02-02-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By motojunky
I regularly haul two trials bikes in a 5x10...

I regularly haul two trials bikes in a 5x10 enclosed trailer. It's a piece of cake with the front wheels pointed into the forward corners of the trailer. In that configuration, you can get the bikes...
Forum: Trials 01-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,368
Posted By motojunky
Sandbaggers - another perspective

There's a guy who rides in the same series as me who's a much better rider than I am (I've never beat him and most likely never will). He's capable of winning at the next level up but continues to...
Forum: Trials 01-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,368
Posted By motojunky
It's definitely old guys griping. :lol3 I've...

It's definitely old guys griping. :lol3

I've been involved in motorcycle competition in one way or another for 25 years, the last few being trials. I sure wish I'd found trials first. Please don't...
Forum: Trials 01-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,368
Posted By motojunky
I ride in a series that has ~12-14 events per...

I ride in a series that has ~12-14 events per year. Each event is hosted by a club and that club is responsible for providing checkers. Some of those clubs are "formal" and others are a couple/few...
Forum: Trials 01-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By motojunky
When I started, my levers were way too low. I...

When I started, my levers were way too low. I tried bringing them up to level and flat out could not ride the bike. I started moving them up in very small increments and riding for a while to ease...
Forum: Trials 12-21-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By motojunky
Slow/Fast Throttle tube

A year or more ago, a friend gave me a fast (white) throttle tube for my Scorpa. It has had a slow (black) tube since I bought it. I started to want for quicker throttle response a few times last...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By motojunky
I'm probably remembering incorrectly here, but......

I'm probably remembering incorrectly here, but...

I seem to recall that on the TLR200, the lower timing gear is pressed on to the crank and that there is no index mark. If that gear was removed...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
There was I'd guess 4-5 inches when we left...

There was I'd guess 4-5 inches when we left (bottom picture) and it snowed for several more hours. No idea of the total. I'd definitely say it was enough. :D
Forum: Trials 12-08-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 309,684
Posted By motojunky
Snow Day. Started with a dusting on the ground...

Snow Day. Started with a dusting on the ground and called it a day when it was a pile on the ground. :lol3 A lot of snow came down in the 2 hours we rode. A lot more came down in the 3+ hours it took...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-08-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
Someone rode his new trials bike today

It was slick in a couple of places... :lol3

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg106/forcedtojoin/trials%20stuff/Snow%20Day/photo8_zps831139b2-1.jpg
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-27-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
Nice!!!! Details?

Nice!!!!

Details?
Forum: Trials 11-21-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 125,127
Posted By motojunky
About the same drive for me. I've done it once or...

About the same drive for me. I've done it once or twice a year for the last few years for MAVT events. None of our other events have a youth class... My daughters will not let us miss it. :D
Forum: Trials 11-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 125,127
Posted By motojunky
Looking good! I sure do like riding that...

Looking good!

I sure do like riding that location. I just wish it wasn't such a hike for me.
Forum: Trials 11-18-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By motojunky
Our club requires a rider to check/work an event...

Our club requires a rider to check/work an event to be eligible for a year-end award. You don't ride at your work event. No more/less points for trialsmaster vs. checker - either qualifies as working...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-16-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
Check your PMs, I sent another lead. Looking...

Check your PMs, I sent another lead.

Looking forward to another victim... er, local trials rider!
Forum: Trials 11-16-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By motojunky
I'd guess the same as Brewtus. In the MAVT...

I'd guess the same as Brewtus. In the MAVT organization, checking one event per year is required to be eligible for year-end awards. I suspect that what you're seeing is how the club records that a...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By motojunky
Pics!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/<wbr>108636592@N04/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/108636592@N04/)

This should keep you busy for a bit... 600+ pics. :D
Forum: Trials 11-11-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By motojunky
It was nice meeting you Dean! Thanks for fitting...

It was nice meeting you Dean! Thanks for fitting our trial into your travel schedule.

We'll have pix soon, I'll be sure to share when the are available. Keep an eye on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
I see this a lot, and was guilty of it myself...

I see this a lot, and was guilty of it myself before I drank the kool-aid. They are less expensive than a motocross bike, and no more a "one trick pony" than a motocross bike. In terms of just...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
That's really nice. Whoever it was last...

That's really nice. Whoever it was last registered to should be getting a call about now.

Reminds me of a silly story. Those of you who have been in DE for a while may remember the old farm at...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
Ahh... He was looking to purchase a bike. I...

Ahh... He was looking to purchase a bike. I had/have a good lead but I never heard back from him.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-09-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13,071
Views: 543,600
Posted By motojunky
Spare bike? I had offered to loan my spare rear...

Spare bike? I had offered to loan my spare rear trials tire if anyone wanted to use it to compete on their dirt bike/dual sport. Don't have a spare bike at the moment... Nobody took me up on the...
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