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Forum: Trials Today, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By motobene
I just re valved and serviced another Showa...

I just re valved and serviced another Showa shock. I love it when the build is very simple: wire ring seal head retainer (instead of thread in), Schrader valve for nitrogen (instead of dinky rubber...
Forum: Trials Today, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By motobene
You are welcome!

You are welcome!
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By motobene
The Sachs shock tends toward a more tight feel...

The Sachs shock tends toward a more tight feel than the Reiger, which is more plush and quick-responding.

The adjustments matter, but unless the settings are way off, if you jump on that bike...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By motobene
That was me. I'll go look it up. Yup......

That was me. I'll go look it up.

Yup... here it is:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984093
Forum: Trials 12-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,572
Posted By motobene
I do. I hope I didn't sound to prickly or older...

I do. I hope I didn't sound to prickly or older and crotchety:wink:

I don't spend too much time elsewhere in advrider. Of all the forums I've contributed to for many years, advider has so far...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By motobene
True. And so have I. The Reiger presents...

True. And so have I. The Reiger presents challenges particularly in how they handle nitrogen fill. The gas port is tiny and hard up against the cylinder body.

I have a way around that via a...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By motobene
Bikes with LOTS of hours on them can present such...

Bikes with LOTS of hours on them can present such challenges and turn into very uneconomical labors of love. Been there and done that too many times:huh

Bounder, of all the 'middle boxes' I...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,572
Posted By motobene
If you spend much time in this 'section' of the...

If you spend much time in this 'section' of the website you know I'm a hard core trials guy, so I'm not out of place here, even if this is a bit of an OT subject.

When it comes to non-trials...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By motobene
I got my question answered on that issue, JMcK. ...

I got my question answered on that issue, JMcK.

I talked a while with a friend about the use of L2 and L3 factor in friction to how the rear end settles from two directions. Friction may be more a...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,285
Posted By motobene
Petcocks with ON and RES work by having two fuel...

Petcocks with ON and RES work by having two fuel inlets, one at bottom (RES) and one higher up (ON). It is typical practice for each of these inlets to have a strainer. Sometimes you have the two...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By motobene
Mud! That's something we'd have here if it ever...

Mud! That's something we'd have here if it ever rained :huh much.
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By motobene
I don't know if that is Randal Lewis, but he's...

I don't know if that is Randal Lewis, but he's one of the few in North America to get into and mess with this shock. I've talked with him several times. He's quite the nice and interesting fellow...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By motobene
OK I'll call Stu. If there's no one doing it yet...

OK I'll call Stu. If there's no one doing it yet there is still a need and I need to fill it, with or without Reiger's official blessing.
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By motobene
I can testify to the thin Yamalube and the GasGas...

I can testify to the thin Yamalube and the GasGas Pro clutch. Sir Sting32 likes to spank me at time in competition with very precise clutch work. If the clutch wasn't working exceptionally, he'd be...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,411
Posted By motobene
Now we know! :rofl

Now we know! :rofl
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By motobene
I don't know if these are steel or aluminum. ...

I don't know if these are steel or aluminum.

Have you priced a new one? Yours sounds like a mess. I'd repair anything if I had to, but if the replacement isn't so onerous, why not go new?
...
Forum: Trials 12-10-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By motobene
I found myself going to Holland on other business...

I found myself going to Holland on other business and when there ended up with a few hours on the last day to see Reiger. Got lost and almost didn't make it. Then I called or emailed Stu about it. ...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 172,139
Posted By motobene
The Bultaco is flat out gorgeous! Nice work!

The Bultaco is flat out gorgeous! Nice work!
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,572
Posted By motobene
A luxury! I drool over your other bikes like...

A luxury! I drool over your other bikes like your KTM 300 2-banger. Unfortunately, the ranching lifestyle has me shackled to too-many vehicles. A wannabike must pass a very high standard regarding...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By motobene
I'm so happy I was able to help optimize your...

I'm so happy I was able to help optimize your 4RT! Latest: a fellow from Chicago 'burbs is sending me his 4RT shock, thank you.

Interesting mention of Gordon Bowden. When I lived in SC in the...
Forum: Trials 12-05-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By motobene
Goop for tubeless tires does a good job on slow...

Goop for tubeless tires does a good job on slow leaks.
Forum: Trials 12-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By motobene
I'm going to have to read the article again. ...

I'm going to have to read the article again. Looks like I over complicated things? I thought one L was rider on bike and the other L was bike sagging under its own weight, rather than 'going down...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,411
Posted By motobene
Some day I may need a joint or two. When that day...

Some day I may need a joint or two. When that day comes I hope to be able to have the work done where they do a lot of them and have a great reputation. So far, including my wife's hip replacement,...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By motobene
That is interesting. I find the earlier 4RTs to...

That is interesting. I find the earlier 4RTs to be a bit - how can I describe it - twitchy in the steering compared to GasGasers, Shercos, and Ossas, which trend toward more neutral steering. That is...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,572
Posted By motobene
I must admit I have been tempted a time or two. ...

I must admit I have been tempted a time or two. There was a Beta 450 RS (KTM EXC motor) I really like a while back. At least I thought it was an RS. When I found out it was actually an RR - not...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By motobene
Ditto! There's a lot of picky things you...

Ditto!

There's a lot of picky things you CAN do (I like to write about such things) but if things are working, just putting new skins on will feel as good on the bike as new running shoes do on...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
So true! It is very hard for us to see outside of...

So true! It is very hard for us to see outside of the soup we vegetables boil in: our culture. That's not a bad thing, as bigness is a luxury all its own. I like my clattering old big diesel pickup...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,572
Posted By motobene
Here's my problem with these newer bikes: I have...

Here's my problem with these newer bikes: I have not been motivated to buy one, and the years keep ticking off. I've got this porky fossil bike:

...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By motobene
A friend passed on the link to the long article,...

A friend passed on the link to the long article, which I have yet to study more deeply (I will).

There is a lot to this issue, which is why I suspect the article is so long. The formulaic...
Forum: Trials 11-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,557
Posted By motobene
The plug should be of the hottest available heat...

The plug should be of the hottest available heat range like NGK BP5ES or BP4ES. I've been using the RC14YC Champion plug in all my trials bikes. Simple, light, cheap, and hot!

You either have...
Forum: Trials 11-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By motobene
I still have no busters. But I have to admit...

I still have no busters. But I have to admit that my last three - and only - injuries in trials in the last decade have been smashing fingers against trees, and levers against fingers when the...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By motobene
Nice video and promo. Beautiful spot. ...

Nice video and promo. Beautiful spot.

Now I want to know what is really different in the details:wink: Even the Ossa, which is the most different thing to come out in a long while, is...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By motobene
Don't get too depressed. Look at television! Most...

Don't get too depressed. Look at television! Most of the channels are what I think of as crap, yet there are so many of them, so I assume there is an equal proportion of humans, a vast majority, who...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By motobene
My fav way to feel a tranny work is to put a bike...

My fav way to feel a tranny work is to put a bike on a stand then sit on the left side. I rock the back wheel with my right hand while shifting with my left. I don't stab at the shifter but rather...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,819
Posted By motobene
Packs poaching each other's solutions. That made...

Packs poaching each other's solutions. That made me chuckle.

Agree on the multi-lines trials. I think the best trials provide lots of options, including sections with tight line constraints....
Forum: Trials 11-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,819
Posted By motobene
That was smart. Walk everyone else's line but...

That was smart. Walk everyone else's line but don't give away your trick line. I encode sections with a lot of body gesticulations and walking my exact intended line. I sometimes take very different...
Forum: Trials 11-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By motobene
If two work, why wouldn't two more be mo bettuh?

If two work, why wouldn't two more be mo bettuh?
Forum: Trials 11-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By motobene
Don't know the answer to your question, but I'd...

Don't know the answer to your question, but I'd guess there are more 300s than 250s, buy at least half. Here's some feedback that I hope will help.

I had the 'would I prefer a 4 stroke?' question...
Forum: Trials 11-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By motobene
Yup. Intuition says greased fasteners are more...

Yup. Intuition says greased fasteners are more likely to loosen, but I have not found that to be the case. Rather the opposite, because you don't get galling and sticking and false torque when...
Forum: Trials 11-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,572
Posted By motobene
Ah yes the problem of marketing (expectations...

Ah yes the problem of marketing (expectations inflation). Windows 7, instead of being truly improved on, becomes Windows 8. At least the market there provided some push back against desktop turned...
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