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Forum: Trials 07-16-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By sweenrace
Change grip with throttle

Rookie question here: I want to change my throttle from the white to slower black domino throttle. I have the new black throttle. Can I take the grip off the white one and put it on the new one, or...
Forum: Trials 05-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By sweenrace
Haha! @lineaway, I can't tell if you're trying to...

Haha! @lineaway, I can't tell if you're trying to encourage or discourage me!

I will add "watch out for illegal for racoons" to the list though!
Forum: Trials 05-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By sweenrace
Ok, so here's the advice so far for the UTE cup ...

Ok, so here's the advice so far for the UTE cup

- Am I good enough? Sure, go for it! Also not a bad idea to do some training before hand
- Does anyone rent bikes? Probably not, better bring (and...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By sweenrace
Hey jjustj, Is Salida a place or company! I...

Hey jjustj,

Is Salida a place or company! I did a quick google search but nothing showed up.

Thanks
Ian
Forum: Trials 05-10-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By sweenrace
Wow, lots of responses! Next question! Does...

Wow, lots of responses!

Next question! Does anyone rent bikes and where does one stay? I'd be coming from California.
Forum: Trials 05-05-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By sweenrace
UTE Cup 2014? Am I good enough?

I have a pipe dream of doing the '14 Ute Cup. My big question is am I good enough!

A little background; started riding trials August of last year with SactoPits (http://www.sactopits.org/) in...
Forum: Trials 04-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By sweenrace
Cool! In my dreams I'm going to do the SSDT....

Cool! In my dreams I'm going to do the SSDT. Where are the 'mericans from?

It'd be great to see some pics and hear how everyone does!
Forum: Trials 02-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By sweenrace
Here's a little history on how I got my 09 GasGas...

Here's a little history on how I got my 09 GasGas registered in California (for a red sticker!)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=915888
Forum: Trials 01-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By sweenrace
MotoGP stars checkout trials

Bou, Marques, Pedrosa and Fujinami
...
Forum: Trials 01-18-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By sweenrace
I took the end cap off per the suggestions. It's...

I took the end cap off per the suggestions. It's actually plastic and what I found is that there is a spacer that screws into the case and the bolt screws into the spacer. The spacer seems to have...
Forum: Trials 01-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By sweenrace
Thanks guys. Sorry for the basic questions (all...

Thanks guys. Sorry for the basic questions (all my experience is with car motors!). Is there oil behind there?
Forum: Trials 01-15-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By sweenrace
Damaged engine casing on Gasgas

I've noticed the end-plate on the engine casing of my 280txt is bent. No idea if it was like this when I got it but the bolts are tight. When I noticed it there was a single drop of oil rolling down...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,403
Posted By sweenrace
After adjusting the levers up a little I went out...

After adjusting the levers up a little I went out for a ride yesterday. After about 5 mins I had to stop because my hands and wrists were too sore. For fun I adjusted the levers downwards and played...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,403
Posted By sweenrace
@thegraydog - good advice! To put my experience...

@thegraydog - good advice! To put my experience in context, I might have put 5 gallons through this bike...tops!
Forum: Trials 01-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,403
Posted By sweenrace
More great info! Lets see if I can answer...

More great info!

Lets see if I can answer the questions people asked
- My pegs are in great shape
- Trials boots are almost brand new.
- I always have a finger on the front brake but that...
Forum: Trials 01-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,403
Posted By sweenrace
Thanks folks. I'm learning a lot! Firstly, its...

Thanks folks. I'm learning a lot! Firstly, its called the herky-jerkys or whiskey-throttle!

@lineaway: I am riding a pro and its the white (fast I think) throttle which I'm sure doesnt help. On...
Forum: Trials 01-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,403
Posted By sweenrace
Foot slips off peg -> full throttle

This is definitely a "new-to-bikes" type of thing.

Lets say I drop off a rock and my foot slips off the peg. My body drops and typically the bike gets ahead of me slightly. I guess my grip...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By sweenrace
Ken, Definitely join sactopits and attend an...

Ken,

Definitely join sactopits and attend an event. I'm a newbie and have been three times and its been a whole lot of fun. Once you're a member there is also a sactopits only online group where...
Forum: Trials 10-07-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By sweenrace
So I went to Carnegie on Sunday and found the...

So I went to Carnegie on Sunday and found the fabled trials area (you can actually see it from the street). It had lots of interesting obstacles for a beginner like me. Lots of different size logs,...
Forum: Trials 09-23-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By sweenrace
Undertheoaks, I'm definitely up for riding...

Undertheoaks,

I'm definitely up for riding sometime! I might be able to make it out for a half a day on Saturday.

Will send you a PM!

Best
Ian
Forum: Trials 09-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,360
Posted By sweenrace
Thanks everyone. This is very helpful. Firstly...

Thanks everyone. This is very helpful. Firstly the scenario was as people assumed, down a gradient, a u-turn on that gradient and back up the hill through a gate.

A couple of things I've realised...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,360
Posted By sweenrace
Tight turn on steep hill... How?

At the bear valley trial at the weekend there was one section which required a very tight turn (close to full lock) on a steep decline. I never got it clean and resorted to a dab and a floater turn...
Forum: Trials 09-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By sweenrace
Success! I tried a different DMV (Oakland...

Success!

I tried a different DMV (Oakland Colliseum). Arrived with all the paperwork (MSO, verification from DMV, bill of sale, registration form and some details from my previous visit on how to...
Forum: Trials 09-04-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By sweenrace
Thanks guys, this seems to be my problem alright....

Thanks guys, this seems to be my problem alright. It has to be doing damage or at least wearing something out?

I think this is the video referenced: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf6_-cOfZf8
Forum: Trials 09-03-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By sweenrace
Really? Its sounds pretty bad like something is...

Really? Its sounds pretty bad like something is loose.
Forum: Trials 09-03-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By sweenrace
Clutch related noise

My '09 280 Gasser has a knocking noise when the clutch lever is out. Its very similar to the noise when a clutch release bearing is gone on a car. Once I pull the clutch in the noise goes away.

I...
Forum: Trials 09-03-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By sweenrace
Well, I'm gonna try again tomorrow. Different DMV...

Well, I'm gonna try again tomorrow. Different DMV office with a different story! Wish me luck :)
Forum: Trials 08-30-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By sweenrace
Almost got a Title for 09 gasgas in CA

I bought an 09 gasgas a couple weeks back and decided to try to get it registered in Cali at the DMV in Oakland. In hand I had a bill of sale, application for title, mso and cash.

At the DMV they...
Forum: Trials 08-27-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By sweenrace
Bump! Has anyone ridden there? Do you think...

Bump!

Has anyone ridden there? Do you think there is any chance I can ride withouth a red/green sticker?

Ian
Forum: Trials 08-20-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By sweenrace
Rub it in all you want! Everyone needs to find...

Rub it in all you want! Everyone needs to find the silver lining every now and then!

I have a nice gasgas in my garage that wasnt there a couple of week ago so I cant complain too much either :)
Forum: Trials 08-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By sweenrace
Yep, looking for a place that doesn't require a...

Yep, looking for a place that doesn't require a couple hour drive to get to. I've been practicing in my driveway but the neighbors are complaining already!
Forum: Trials 08-18-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By sweenrace
Places to ride in sf Bay Area

So I did my first trials event at the weekend and I'm hooked now! I can't wait for the next event which is 4 weeks away so I'm wondering where else I can go to have fun and practice?

I'm in...
Forum: Trials 08-18-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By sweenrace
Wow, what a blast I had! Like everyone suggested,...

Wow, what a blast I had! Like everyone suggested, I got lots of help from folks as well as the great guidance I got here.

I ended up running the 4 line. Ultimately it was too easy but it allowed...
Forum: Trials 08-13-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By sweenrace
Yes Stu, I remember you! We learned a lot hanging...

Yes Stu, I remember you! We learned a lot hanging out with you!

Given that I have very little bike experience (on or offroad!) do folks still think the 3 line would be good for me.

The other...
Forum: Trials 08-12-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By sweenrace
I've found that I spend a lot time on the pegs in...

I've found that I spend a lot time on the pegs in such a way that I cant reach the brake. Is that normal? Should I adjust to always be able to reach the brake?
Forum: Trials 08-12-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By sweenrace
Cool! Cant wait :)

Cool! Cant wait :)
Forum: Trials 08-12-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By sweenrace
Guys, This is really great and very helpful....

Guys,

This is really great and very helpful. Lots of nuggets of advice I would never have thought of. Keep it coming!

P.S. getting very excited now!
Forum: Trials 08-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By sweenrace
Thanks guys. Like I said, a newbie question!

Thanks guys. Like I said, a newbie question!
Forum: Trials 08-11-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By sweenrace
Thanks guys, great advice. I hadn't realised I'd...

Thanks guys, great advice. I hadn't realised I'd be riding so many sections. Better get a good night sleep before! Will definitely be riding the 4 line.

What about gear? Whats the minimum? Boots,...
Forum: Trials 08-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By sweenrace
Thanks @lineaway. I've been studying the flyer...

Thanks @lineaway. I've been studying the flyer and am getting more excited by the day!

Any PITS members reading this? Any words of advice?
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