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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
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: 1,078
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: 1,078
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: 1,430
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: 439
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: 439
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: 439
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: 288
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: 1,430
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: 499
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: 204
Views: 15,876
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: 204
Views: 15,876
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: 1,543
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: 1,630
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: 3,785
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: 1,543
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: 2,541
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: 96
Views: 10,495
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: 2,982
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: 1,075
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: 2,982
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: 886
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: 1,184
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: 3,785
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: 5,157
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: 4,505
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: 3,007
Views: 385,037
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: 5,504
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: 5,504
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: 5,504
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
...
Forum: Trials 01-01-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,504
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: 5,504
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: 5,504
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...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,504
Posted By DerViking
This thread was pretty damn helpfull earlier this...

This thread was pretty damn helpfull earlier this year, might as well revive it for entertainments sake, in light of ongoing shenanigans.

Haven't been able to ride much this fall, but got out on...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,322
Posted By DerViking
Trials two strokes are tuned for torque, and...

Trials two strokes are tuned for torque, and won't seem like any of the other two strokes you have ridden. I find the fours harder to ride, and much more inclined to stall. Especially in the age and...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By DerViking
I've been running guards for years, and they show...

I've been running guards for years, and they show it. Chewed up beyond belief. I file the big chunks off periodically so they don't catch on clothes. Haven't broken a lever ever, knock on wood.

I...
Forum: Trials 11-18-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,495
Posted By DerViking
Anchoring obstacles

I generally agree with letting things move around, it is good practice.

Speaking from painful personal experience, make sure you don't have any utilities buried right below your obstacle. It's...
Forum: Trials 11-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,495
Posted By DerViking
I know the BRP is too heavy. I just take a...

I know the BRP is too heavy. I just take a masochistic pleasure in insisting on riding it like a trials bike, with some success. Had a two point section down Upper Moto Trail on our mountain. Its 2...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,495
Posted By DerViking
Tubeless tire changes

I use carpenters bar clamps to press the bead off:
...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,495
Posted By DerViking
Bigger Trials Bikes

That sounds a little cranky, now that I am drinking.

I run an XR650R for everything but trials, even, and especially, trail riding. I use, maybe, 10% of the horsepower and torque available. It is...
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