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Forum: Trials 02-04-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
That's a good one as well, the only potential...

That's a good one as well, the only potential down-side to it is it's more permanently mounted so air filter cleanings could be overlooked due to the extra work of dismounting the seat?
Forum: Trials 02-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
jonnyc21, I'd be very careful about the Butt Rest...

jonnyc21, I'd be very careful about the Butt Rest seat on your wife's Gas Gas. Both models sit too far back on the fender/airbox and will probably end up cracking one or both of those components,...
Forum: Trials 02-03-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Garcia Ridge 2/2/13

I went riding with a buddy yesterday. We've been trying to get together for a month or so but schedules have conflicted until yesterday. We rode the Garcia Ridge trail which is 5 miles long to a...
Forum: Trials 01-13-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Fasteer, do you know it's weight? Thanks, Will

Fasteer, do you know it's weight? Thanks, Will
Forum: Trials 01-11-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
WetSideRider, awesome photos, thanks so much for...

WetSideRider, awesome photos, thanks so much for sharing!

I'll bet you dabbed a lot less than your KTM buddies, and messed up the trail a whole lot less!
Forum: Trials 01-11-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Fasteer, I like it! You'll have a ball on that...

Fasteer, I like it! You'll have a ball on that little trail-machine. I like your license plate holder-clever!
Forum: Trials 01-09-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Bent Boot, my 2012 Gas Gas 280 TXT Pro (gosh,...

Bent Boot, my 2012 Gas Gas 280 TXT Pro (gosh, that's a mouthful!) has notches cast into the shift lever which I'm assuming is to weaken it so that if it gets stuck between a rock and a hard...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Bent Boot, I still found myself using the clutch...

Bent Boot, I still found myself using the clutch a lot Saturday. I was either wound-out in (trials) 4th or lugging in (trail) 5th trying to keep up with the Husaberg and Suzuki trail bikes. I did...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By Will Hesch
I've got a T-Lock Concept for an 18" rear...

I've got a T-Lock Concept for an 18" rear rim/tire and 21" front rim/tire which makes them tubeless and eliminates the beadlock http://www.t-lock.se/index.html

I'm selling the kit for $100, has...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 347,192
Posted By Will Hesch
Thanks Motojunky, I'm checking into those today!

Thanks Motojunky, I'm checking into those today!
Forum: Trials 01-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Rode about 26 miles behind my buddy Kim on his...

Rode about 26 miles behind my buddy Kim on his Husaberg 570 and his son, Killian on his Suzuki. It was a workout and my lower back and legs are really sore! I started out molasses slow and worked my...
Forum: Trials 01-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 347,192
Posted By Will Hesch
Rode 26 miles of trail (Pozo OHV area, Central...

Rode 26 miles of trail (Pozo OHV area, Central Coast, CA) trying to keep up with a Husaberg 570FE and Suzuki 400, didn't keep up but made it! Nailed my shin on the peg when my foot slipped off on a...
Forum: Trials 12-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Mark S, cool, looks like you and your son are...

Mark S, cool, looks like you and your son are tooled-up!

What kind/brand of hand-guards are you using? Are they easy to install? Do you have any close-up shots of them?

How do you/your son,...
Forum: Trials 12-27-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Sprinter 27, I also like the very quiet exhaust...

Sprinter 27, I also like the very quiet exhaust of a trials bike. I would really like an electric but their range is too limited for my needs.

I often ride on shared-use trails/areas so quiet and...
Forum: Trials 12-27-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
lamotovita, what bike do you trail-ride on? ...

lamotovita, what bike do you trail-ride on?

What trials bike do you compete on?

Nice photo, by the way!
Forum: Trials 12-27-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Will Hesch
Any other trail riders?

I'm not so much a trials rider, did that 35 years ago but now I'm 61 and more into trails. I love trail-riding actually.

I was wondering if any other trials-bike riders are trail-riders?

I'm...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,597
Posted By Will Hesch
Reno George, take 178 east out of Bakersfield to...

Reno George, take 178 east out of Bakersfield to 155 north to Keyseville to Keysville Road (on the left). The staging area for many of these trails is right there, just a couple miles off Highway 178...
Forum: Trials 12-21-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By Will Hesch
FIM Trial 2010 coffe table book for sale

This sells for 40 euros or about $70 plus shipping from European dealers. It's 9 1/2" by 13" format, 144 pages of high quality photos and covers the entire 2010 indoor and outdoor FIM/SPEA...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-19-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,232
Views: 605,238
Posted By Will Hesch
new GasGas 280 near the swinging bridge Yosemite

this is my new GasGas 280 just downstream from the swinging bridge near our cabin in Yosemite
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/willhesch/IMG_0795.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,597
Posted By Will Hesch
Windrat, thanks so much for the awesome thread,...

Windrat, thanks so much for the awesome thread, makes me want to go riding! Beautiful photos, it looks like a wonderful place to ride. I'd like to try it this spring. Will
Forum: Trials 12-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 174,125
Posted By Will Hesch
I've got a T-Lock System...

I've got a T-Lock System http://www.t-lock.se/index.html for 18" and 21" tires for sale, $200 plus shipping here in the lower 48. Get rid of rimlocks and no more flats!...
Forum: Trials 12-11-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 58,876
Posted By Will Hesch
I just watched a video of the 2012 Scottish Six...

I just watched a video of the 2012 Scottish Six Days Trial. There was some footage of a guy riding an Ossa Explorer and in each section he was filmed, he cleaned the sections on it. I'm impressed!
Forum: Trials 11-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 347,192
Posted By Will Hesch
Top of Pine Mountain

Not today, but yesterday I rode my new GasGas 280 to the top of Pine Mountain.
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/willhesch/IMG_0803.jpg
This is the view looking southeast toward the headwaters...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 347,192
Posted By Will Hesch
Rode up to the Swinging Bridge on my new Gas Gas

I've hiked the trail many times on my way to the best swimming hole in Yosemite, but today I rode my new Gas Gas 280TXT Pro up the trail to the Swinging Bridge, fun!...
Forum: Trials 11-10-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 758
Posted By Will Hesch
GasGas fuel line size?

I can't tell what size fuel line my 2012 GasGas TXT 280 Pro. I'm trying to find a fuel filter but not knowing what size line I have makes selecting a filter a crap-shoot at best. Thanks in advance!...
Forum: Trials 11-04-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By Will Hesch
1st Annual Bob MIller Classic rocked!

The first ever Bob MIller Classic was held today at Mike Ryan's thousand acre ranch here on the beautiful California Central Coast. As an old friend and trials convert due to Bob Miller's coaxing and...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By Will Hesch
Sting or someone with a name like that had a...

Sting or someone with a name like that had a great tip for starting the GasGas Pro's.

It's a great tip because my 2011 which is now a week old, usually takes at least 8 good kicks to start cold...
Forum: Trials 10-29-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Will Hesch
I get your point but don't plan on ever riding up...

I get your point but don't plan on ever riding up a 20' face where I, then my bike could fall on me. I don't ride the world circuit so that's not an issue for me or for 99% of the members on this...
Forum: Trials 10-29-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Will Hesch
As I've been researching mountain-bike and...

As I've been researching mountain-bike and downhill-bike helmets I've read some interesting material, lots of it.

This article was the most interesting:...
Forum: Trials 10-27-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 347,192
Posted By Will Hesch
Well, yesterday I took my new bike out for a...

Well, yesterday I took my new bike out for a trail ride, whoopie! I'm still breaking it in so I took it easy, which at 60 years of age (me, not the bike), is a good way to ride-I think.
...
Forum: Trials 10-27-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Will Hesch
I rode yesterday with my Oneal full-face and had...

I rode yesterday with my Oneal full-face and had no problems with hearing the motor on my GasGas 280. In fact, I always ride (any of my bikes) with foam earplugs and still there was no problem...
Forum: Trials 10-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Will Hesch
Thanks guys, for the replies! I've been wrong...

Thanks guys, for the replies! I've been wrong before and I'm sure that will continue, but in this case, it's good to know that my decision is shared by at least a portion of the trials community....
Forum: Trials 10-25-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Will Hesch
Anyone (besides me) ride with a full-face helmet?

I just picked up a new GasGas last Friday. I'm learning how to ride a trials bike all over again, used to ride a Bultaco Sherpa-T in the mid 70's so it's been a while!

Yesterday I fell and...
Forum: Trials 10-24-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 347,192
Posted By Will Hesch
Mixed up some fuel (Maxima Castor/Ester) and 76...

Mixed up some fuel (Maxima Castor/Ester) and 76 gas (92 octane) at 70:1 and filled the tank on my new GasGas 280TXT Pro.

Then I practiced for about 1/2 hour on my acre with a gnarly hillside,...
Forum: Trials 10-24-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Will Hesch
New GasGas280TXT Pro, yep, I'm stoked!

After several detours (BMW Dakar-425 pounds, Husaberg 570-250 pounds), I've finally fallen irrevocably in love.

She's like a newspaper: black and white and red allover...and beautiful and...
Forum: Trials 10-24-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,448
Posted By Will Hesch
Graham Jarvis?

Graham Jarvis?
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By Will Hesch
Dakar 31 liter (BMW) topcase pad?

Hi, it's an interesting topcase with the hinges sticking out like they do. My wife loves riding two-up on our Vespa 300 as the topcase and pad give her a sense of security and comfort.

I want her...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16,159
Views: 1,941,816
Posted By Will Hesch
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the replies!...

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the replies! I'll try the front sprocket first and see if that does it for me. I'm not looking for a trials bike 1st gear, just something that's not quite as tall as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16,159
Views: 1,941,816
Posted By Will Hesch
Sprocket changes for better low end?

I'm new here, just picked up a pristine '05 Dakar with barely over 3,000 miles. I love it, it's a great bike, been a while since I've been on a thumper, my last one was a '76 Yamaha XT 500, loved...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Will Hesch
Thanks guys, for the replies. So the mount part,...

Thanks guys, for the replies. So the mount part, the metal plate on the bottom is the correct one for the '05 and later Dakar?

Don, I've seen yours, it's mount has a different bend on the bottom...
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