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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By DerViking
I was a bike trials rider long before I got a...

I was a bike trials rider long before I got a moto of any kind. When I did finally get a trials bike, my learning curve was very steep, and I moved through the classes pretty quick. I think the pain...
Forum: Trials 04-27-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,419
Posted By DerViking
Yes. More or less. You can run a long tI'm on a...

Yes. More or less. You can run a long tI'm on a 520 chain, and you will want space for stretch. With the small sprockets and short swingarm, a link makes a huge difference. I would get a normal 520...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By DerViking
Day 2. Highway 93 to Lake Havasu

The day dawned sunny, if generally moist from the previous nights rainfall.

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Possum-Fir-Willy-Warmer-Trip/i-WpkMJx3/0/L/IMG_7351-L.jpg

I spent the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By DerViking
Gear

Thanks for the compliments. I really appreciate the longer form narratives of these stories done well. Worth taking your time over. That and I dont have much time....

The Altrider is excellent. It...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By DerViking
The Willy Warmer 500

If you made it past the title, chances are none of the language in this post will offend you, and hell, this is the internet. Shit. Piss. Damn. Now do you think Im a nice boy? The title actually...
Forum: Trials 04-05-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By DerViking
A sudden change like that suggests a booger...

A sudden change like that suggests a booger jammed a circuit. I doubt you will actually see anything when you clean it. But, maybe. I found a chunk of cinder in my old wr. Might be worth flushing and...
Forum: Trials 04-04-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By DerViking
I was sure that thing was dead, and only...

I was sure that thing was dead, and only partially good for parts. Good on ya'll.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By DerViking
Haven't done a report yet, but we did cross at...

Haven't done a report yet, but we did cross at the red cinder, and the gas line (Johnson ranch), the next weekend. We should have looked upstream. We dragged the bikes through that hole with motors...
Forum: Trials 03-13-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By DerViking
I should have checked before I posted that 60+%....

I should have checked before I posted that 60+%. Math doesn't work.

I would dispute that trials helmets are less effective than other open face helmets. Yes they are lighter and better vented,...
Forum: Trials 03-13-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By DerViking
I would think so. Just remember that 60 + percent...

I would think so. Just remember that 60 + percent of motorcycle head injuries are to the face. Look up the Hurt report if you're curious.
Forum: Trials 03-13-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By DerViking
I agree motobene. My 07 rear has almost always...

I agree motobene. My 07 rear has almost always had slime, and I have not noticed any particular corrosion. I did have to replace all of my front spokes, and have broken several rears due to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By DerViking
Well crap. The reason you can't find it is the...

Well crap. The reason you can't find it is the shop is called Star Island motorsports. I was all hot re-living past trauma and messed up. Good luck either way. What are you changing tires on? Do you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By DerViking
Desert island motorsports an hour south also has...

Desert island motorsports an hour south also has a good reputation.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By DerViking
Northland sucks. I have had consistently terrible...

Northland sucks. I have had consistently terrible service there, to the point of refusing to shop with them. They stock nothing, and can take up to 10 weeks to order parts. If you ship tires to them...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By DerViking
Why you hating on the XR? It's venerable! ...

Why you hating on the XR? It's venerable!

Should be a good trip anyway. Our combined bike age is 33 years. What could go wrong?
Forum: Trials 03-11-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By DerViking
I have had ok luck both patching and plugging...

I have had ok luck both patching and plugging slime tires. You do have to clean as well as possible, and I use extra glue. Slime does tend to dry out, though not as much as other products like stans...
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By DerViking
I would bet that disconnecting the rear shock...

I would bet that disconnecting the rear shock will make life easier. The dog bones and linkage underneath would also help. Trials bike maintenance is a pain in the ass. Everything is sooo tight.
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,128
Posted By DerViking
Thanks Motobene. That makes much more sense that...

Thanks Motobene. That makes much more sense that it is an ineffectual photo series. I still don't understand, but I feel like less of an idiot.
Forum: Trials 03-02-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,128
Posted By DerViking
Now I am confused, but very interested. Anybody...

Now I am confused, but very interested. Anybody have a good laymens description of how the gasser selects between gears? Am I correct in my understanding that it is all engaged, but some are...
Forum: Trials 03-01-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By DerViking
I ran a $30 quad helmet for quite awhile. Finally...

I ran a $30 quad helmet for quite awhile. Finally got a trials helmet. The venting, light weight, and quick release strap are well worth the cost. The garne oiled are awesome, but run whatever you...
Forum: Trials 02-20-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By DerViking
I disagree that the garne boots run small. I am...

I disagree that the garne boots run small. I am about a 13.5 in most shoes, and the garne 13 equivalent fit me great. But it is a euro size, I could be off base.
Forum: Trials 02-17-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,154
Posted By DerViking
I put a set of 2.5" rox risers on Graydog s beta...

I put a set of 2.5" rox risers on Graydog s beta awhile back. Not a good long term solution, but I learned a bunch about rear wheel moves with the dramatic increase in leverage. As my back has gotten...
Forum: Trials 02-13-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By DerViking
The 300's are very linear. I find the 250 kinda...

The 300's are very linear. I find the 250 kinda gutless, and the 280 a little too hot. The mid range hit is a great description, they feel like they want to loop out on you.

My 300 currently has a...
Forum: Trials 02-08-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
Posted By DerViking
I believe I had a keihin on a 98 wr400 I had....

I believe I had a keihin on a 98 wr400 I had. That thing was always crudding up, no matter what I did or what fuel I ran. The only carburetor I have ever had that gave me grief consistently.

The...
Forum: Trials 02-04-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,419
Posted By DerViking
I dump some stans no tube in when I mount up a...

I dump some stans no tube in when I mount up a new tire. I have had a lot of slow leaks, and the sealant seems to work pretty well. I don't find it necessary to refresh except at tire change.
Forum: Trials 02-04-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,251
Posted By DerViking
Yeah. A poor way to handle it. CAT is pretty...

Yeah. A poor way to handle it. CAT is pretty flexible about morning riders checking out afternoon sections. How else do people build the confidence to move up? As long as you are not rolling rocks...
Forum: Trials 02-04-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By DerViking
I have to agree. My old 250 exc was pretty fun...

I have to agree. My old 250 exc was pretty fun for trials in around. I had down geared it substantialy, put a trials tire on, and found it good. With the low gearing it wound out around 50mph. About...
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,251
Posted By DerViking
In soccer asshatery such as this gets you a red...

In soccer asshatery such as this gets you a red card, and ejected

As said above, none of us (including most of the dealers) are in this for the money. People who take themselves and their score...
Forum: Trials 01-22-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By DerViking
As "that guy" who put a piston in backwards, what...

As "that guy" who put a piston in backwards, what can I say?

If you can weld aluminum, than have at. It's non structural, if it fails you won't get hurt.
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By DerViking
I have been amazed by the resiliance of the...

I have been amazed by the resiliance of the modern aluminum bulge bars. Many of the general moto sports manufacturers offer a trials bend, usually $70 or so. I have been very happy with my stock gas...
Forum: Trials 01-20-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,154
Posted By DerViking
I run a 25mm riser. It helps my 6' 2" frame and...

I run a 25mm riser. It helps my 6' 2" frame and iffy back enjoy a longer day. It gives me a more relaxed and upright posture. Seems to work fine for me in expert. I occasionally bang my hips on the...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,522
Posted By DerViking
Thanks for all the info. I was about to order a...

Thanks for all the info. I was about to order a giantloop, and had never heard of altrider when I found this thread. I think I'll buy the altrider, it seems like a much more flexible system.
Forum: Trials 01-09-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,818
Posted By DerViking
Beginner loop can be challenging as well. We have...

Beginner loop can be challenging as well. We have a few times had separate beginner loop, which is also insulting. That said, I care as much about the loop experience as the trials. We had a...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,050
Views: 399,887
Posted By DerViking
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Pi...

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-mMNtcbx/0/M/20150103_152824-M.jpg

Good time. The ground was pretty thawed before a cold deep snow. If you let it polish or got off your...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,851
Posted By DerViking
We'll see about San Y. Would love to. It was...

We'll see about San Y. Would love to.

It was a hoot riding in the snow.
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-mMNtcbx/0/L/20150103_152824-L.jpg

Bike ran well. Thanks again...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,851
Posted By DerViking
I think I am going to go with the cut it open...

I think I am going to go with the cut it open approach, feeling a little gun shy after seizing the last time I burned it. I will in the future try the up hill approach. I have always just done it...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,851
Posted By DerViking
So, a few things to note. First. SHE LIVES! ...

So, a few things to note. First. SHE LIVES!
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-npnDV2m/0/M/20150102_152851-M.jpg
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Forum: Trials 01-01-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,851
Posted By DerViking
The piston was swapped by a local old master and...

The piston was swapped by a local old master and legend, Big Joe Prosser. I was getting pretty noticeable piston chatter. If you revved it, then backed off the throttle, you could hear a fluttering...
Forum: Trials 12-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,851
Posted By DerViking
Well shit. You are both correct. There is a very...

Well shit. You are both correct. There is a very faint arrow on the piston. I dug around and found the original piston that matched this jug. The arrow on top looks to have been done with a cold...
Forum: Trials 12-28-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,851
Posted By DerViking
Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner. :cry

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-gwzkJx6/0/M/IMG_7255-M.jpg

Ugly.....

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-VGB9sKq/0/M/IMG_7257-M.jpg

What kind of...
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