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Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Bent_boot42
I think a 2004 is new enough. My '04 sherco was...

I think a 2004 is new enough. My '04 sherco was a great bike for the money.
Forum: Trials 03-12-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 56,387
Posted By Bent_boot42
2001 Beta 250?

What is the general opinion on a 2001 Beta Rev 250

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/2001-Beta-Rev-250-Trials--Dirt-Bike-Trail-Machine_21712476

I ride a GG raga 300 2006 and my previous...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bent_boot42
As lineaway says... "easing it down a road in...

As lineaway says... "easing it down a road in sixth is fine"

I would be a bit more specific and say that "easing it" would mean revs that are only slightly above idle. If you "roll" along the...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bent_boot42
+1 on always using the clutch to shift. Trials...

+1 on always using the clutch to shift. Trials transmissions are not the same as a KTM (or other full sized bike).

I trail ride my trials bike a lot but always on the most technical trails around...
Forum: Trials 02-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 971
Posted By Bent_boot42
See you on Sunday?

Where are you on Vancouver Island? I am in Victoria.

Have you joined the VMC? www.vmc.bc.ca (http://www.advrider.com/forums/www.vmc.bc.ca)

I am a member and I will be there for the event...
Forum: Trials 10-28-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,831
Posted By Bent_boot42
My first trials bike was also a 290 Sherco. It...

My first trials bike was also a 290 Sherco. It was excellent... never got me into trouble it couldn't get me out of.

Yes, I am full sized (6ft 190lbs) and I have previous M/C experience as well...
Forum: Trials 07-25-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Bent_boot42
Welcome to the dark side. I remember that...

Welcome to the dark side.

I remember that exhausted-after-20min feeling when I first started.

Trials will for sure make you a WAY better rider :clap

Lets see some pics of your new...
Forum: Trials 07-25-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 37,915
Posted By Bent_boot42
That is how I understood it as well. Just...

That is how I understood it as well.

Just to continue with that topic a bit .... I was also told that if you have both feet off the pegs you MUST have both hands on the grips or you get a '5'....
Forum: Trials 07-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By Bent_boot42
10 yrs old is new enough

I have been told that 2003 and newer is the way to go.

My 2004 sherco 290 was excellent and my 2006 Raga 300 is only significantly different in that it has better suspension. Power is only...
Forum: Trials 07-10-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,072
Posted By Bent_boot42
astro/safari

+ 1 for a cheap Astro van.

Astro and Safari are the same van... GMC vs Chevy

I bought mine with 300K kms and its a POS but it works and only cost $500 :clap There is a ton of room in the...
Forum: Trials 07-02-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,048
Posted By Bent_boot42
+1 broken wrists. I have had MANY falls on...

+1 broken wrists.

I have had MANY falls on my trials bikes over 3 yrs of riding at least 3x a month (12 months a yr) and never broken a lever. I do not use bark busters.
Forum: Trials 06-27-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,658
Posted By Bent_boot42
I am not a total noob (riding trials for almost 3...

I am not a total noob (riding trials for almost 3 years and riding for 12yrs) and I totally agree with straight_8

I have also heard (from VERY experienced trials riders) that the TY is the best of...
Forum: Trials 06-24-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bent_boot42
I had an '04 sherco 290 with a leaky petcock......

I had an '04 sherco 290 with a leaky petcock... bought a generic dirt bike petcock... extra rubber washer and was good to go... the sherco petcocks suck... bought 2 of them before getting the generic...
Forum: Trials 06-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,231
Posted By Bent_boot42
I had an '04 sherco 290 and LOVED it. ...

I had an '04 sherco 290 and LOVED it.

Fantastic bike for a beginner if you just lug it around at idle and don't wind it up (until you are ready) or you will be on your ass.

TOUGH AS NAILS!!!
Forum: Trials 05-27-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Bent_boot42
I have heard of guys breaking wrists when their...

I have heard of guys breaking wrists when their hand slip off the grips (steep descents?) and get trapped by hand guards.

if you are trail riding the trials bike then it would make sense to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 152,325
Posted By Bent_boot42
Sorry guys, I did try and film the attempts but...

Sorry guys, I did try and film the attempts but the footage (from the smart phone I had to film with) ended up looking super crappy and was too far away. I will try and get a buddy to film me next...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By Bent_boot42
definitely doesn't make sense for the street. I...

definitely doesn't make sense for the street.
I have been thinking I should get a reliable TY (with mono shock) as a cheap buddy-bike though... it would be easier to get friends hooked on the dark...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 152,325
Posted By Bent_boot42
I just finished reading every post in this giant...

I just finished reading every post in this giant thread... though I didn't manage to watch EVERY youtube video. Lots of good info here, thanks to those who take the time to explain so much.
I...
Forum: Trials 03-27-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Bent_boot42
nope not (currently) China... Spain (like most...

nope not (currently) China... Spain (like most trials bikes)


from...
Forum: Trials 03-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,272
Posted By Bent_boot42
DH bike helmet?

Thought I would revive an old thread instead of starting a new one.

I have been sweating like a goat in my helmet lately... A friend who I ride trials with wears a Down Hill mountain bike helmet...
Forum: Trials 03-18-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,525
Posted By Bent_boot42
Yes, $2000 is just enough to get you on a decent...

Yes, $2000 is just enough to get you on a decent bike. I would try and get something 2004 or newer.
If you could scrape together $2500 you would open up a lot more options.

Running costs are...
Forum: Trials 03-13-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By Bent_boot42
freeze it don't clean it

Cheap pack with good quality bladder. 2L is enough for me to ride 1/2 day. Filling it up if/when needed has never been an issue. I wouldn't buy one without a pocket to carry...
Forum: Trials 03-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 284,675
Posted By Bent_boot42
Sold my 2004 sherco 290 :cry.... great bike,...

Sold my 2004 sherco 290 :cry.... great bike, tough as nails.
I already miss it very much, though when I buy that 2006 Raga I am looking at the love for my Sherco may fade :evil

Last ride on the...
Forum: Trials 01-18-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,866
Posted By Bent_boot42
+1 but not only that... trials boots will...

+1 but not only that... trials boots will actually make riding easier even when not healing. proper trials boots have the perfect sole to grip pegs and dab with.
Forum: Trials 01-09-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,777
Posted By Bent_boot42
Ya, the weather has been really mild. I ride year...

Ya, the weather has been really mild. I ride year round anyway but so far this winter has been nothing but great riding weather.

Would it be reasonable to drill/cut a weak spot into the shifter...
Forum: Trials 01-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bent_boot42
+1 Unloading or un-weighting the rear wheel...

+1

Unloading or un-weighting the rear wheel is the way to go... not easy though.
Forum: Trials 01-08-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,777
Posted By Bent_boot42
I have heard the same thing about the GG bikes...

I have heard the same thing about the GG bikes (not as durable because all effort has gone into light weight, etc.) But from what I have seen/felt from riding with A LOT of GG bikes (I am one of the...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,777
Posted By Bent_boot42
I am also on Vancouver island and regularly ride...

I am also on Vancouver island and regularly ride my Sherco 290 on trail rides. I carry one or two 1L fuel bottles in my camelback (same as above pic) depending on the length of the ride. For the...
Forum: Trials 12-30-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By Bent_boot42
www.sherco.com/EN/service_manuals.html ...

www.sherco.com/EN/service_manuals.html
http://www.sherco.com/EN/spare_parts.html

http://www.sherco.com/EN/wayne_corner.html

I haven't found a proper manual for my 04 sherco 290 either but I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
Talking The end

This will be the end of the Vietnam ride report... the last few days were kind of lame compared with earlier roads/adventures. We are now riding North to Hoi An on Hwy 1 which everyone has warned us...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
Leaving Nha Trang was tough, we liked it a lot...

Leaving Nha Trang was tough, we liked it a lot and hadn't seen as much as we were hoping to but time is ticking and we want to get to Da Nang and Hoi An by the end of our 2nd week on the bike. The...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
Talking Best road ever Da Lat to Na Trang

This post is the reason for Ride Reports... I have to share this amazing road with other riders who would appreciate something so perfect. This is probably the best road I have EVER ridden, the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
little thumper pics

Hey nicholastanguma, glad you like the little thumper pics :thumb, here are a couple more good ones.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
Cool2 Da Lat

The road through the mountains to Da Lat was breathtaking but also STEEP and our little bike was really struggling. Some of the switchbacks are so steep/narrow/blind the Vietnamese have placed those...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
abandon

umm..... yes? Wouldn't you?

actually I am almost set for another post but the actual riding keeps getting in the way :cry

Actually most of the problem is the lack of internet. Most hotels...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
La Gi the worst beach resort town

Great day of riding along the coast today, though we didn't leave Vung Tau very early (about 2pm by the time we got off the beach etc.) so we weren't planning making many kilometers today. We ended...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-29-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 32,355
Posted By Bent_boot42
My Vietnamese bike

My 100cc Honda (black bike with the red star on the tank) just as I picked it up from the shop.
That is the shop`s owner in the pic....
Forum: Ride reports 02-29-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
Cool2 Vung Tau

So on the way to Vung Tau we didn't get lost much at all. I was quite surprised by this as the signage on the roads is not very easily deciphered and the signs are certainly not plentiful. The ride...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
pics pics pics

do those skydrive links to the pictures not work for you guys? either way I have just signed up for photobucket and am in the process of uploading (second time tonight, it's almost 1am here and the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bent_boot42
2up on 100cc Honda across Vietnam

Hello fellow adv riders, I hope Vietnam hasn't been overdone since the Top Gear episode a few years ago. We are a Canadians couple traveling around the world and the best part should be the 2 weeks...
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