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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 11,674
Posted By OR Trail
Lots of good suggestions. How about a Yamaha...

Lots of good suggestions.

How about a Yamaha Special? The 750 or 850 triple have enough power for 2 up. The triple is a cool motor, air cooled, and there is chrome with a round headlight.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 561,764
Posted By OR Trail
AZ Nationals base camp at Hualapai ...

AZ Nationals base camp at Hualapai

http://jfether.smugmug.com/Other/Trials/i-hCnCGcS/0/L/photo-L.jpg (http://jfether.smugmug.com/Other/Trials/46827321_qjg5SH#!i=4016158315&k=hCnCGcS&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Trials 04-25-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By OR Trail
Thanks for pointing that out and the thoughtful...

Thanks for pointing that out and the thoughtful analysis, as I'm about to get a Beta. So adding an S3 sprocket with the closed ring by the hub would be cheap insurance for the hub? Other options for...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By OR Trail
Header and pipe guards are installed - 4 stroke...

Header and pipe guards are installed - 4 stroke Sherco with TI header. It just seems that there are still spots on the header that find the pants - side opposite the pipe where the header bends is...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By OR Trail
Pants - tall rider

Anybody have suggestions for pants that hold up and allow range of motion with under the pants knee guards. I have burned several holes in my Klim Dakar pants (34 Tall). I have a 36 - 38" inseam but...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By OR Trail
Welcome from a relative noob. 3 months in and my...

Welcome from a relative noob. 3 months in and my other bikes don't get ridden much - addictive is a good description.

I picked up a (size 15) pair of Gaerne Balance Oiled and upgraded the insole...
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By OR Trail
Any 250 Factory sightings yet? I'm curious how...

Any 250 Factory sightings yet? I'm curious how the engine varies in actual use from the regular 250. Beta's promo speak didn't give me a good sense of whether it will feel stronger off the bottom, or...
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,589
Posted By OR Trail
Any 250 Factory bikes showing up yet?

Any 250 Factory bikes showing up yet?
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By OR Trail
Thanks for the thoughtful response. I was...

Thanks for the thoughtful response. I was surprised in short rides (on borrowed, new bikes) that a 300 felt more mellow than a 250, but that would be the torque and easy to find bottom end. I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By OR Trail
We're fairly new here and found a great bit of...

We're fairly new here and found a great bit of riding. Mountain biking and hiking are fantastic too. I picked up trials, plus the desert riding is incredible. The Tonto NF goes on and on - days of...
Forum: Trials 03-28-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By OR Trail
Mind if I ask how you like the 200? I'm thinking...

Mind if I ask how you like the 200? I'm thinking of going Beta 2T and the 200 has me interested. I briefly rode the 300 which felt smooth, and the 250 has a pretty quick spool up. I have not seen any...
Forum: Trials 03-05-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By OR Trail
Local trials shop - Dirt Riders West in Phoenix,...

Local trials shop - Dirt Riders West in Phoenix, AZ area (Scottsdale).
Forum: Trials 03-05-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By OR Trail
The Balance Oiled comes in a size 15 / Euro 50. I...

The Balance Oiled comes in a size 15 / Euro 50. I just picked up a pair on Friday. It might be worth starting there if the 14 / Euro 49 is snug - it was for me.
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By OR Trail
Yep - Alto Pit on Sat. It was a great intro to...

Yep - Alto Pit on Sat. It was a great intro to trials.

I'll be the one asking for hot weather tips next time!
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By OR Trail
First event novice from Oregon here. I was...

First event novice from Oregon here. I was reasonably comfortable at the event Sat and managed to retain some mobility. Here was my setup for the event (makeshift but effective):

Top - base layer...
Forum: Trials 02-19-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By OR Trail
Gaerne Balance comes in a true 15 - pretty sure...

Gaerne Balance comes in a true 15 - pretty sure they were a 50 Euro. I tried them on and I'm a 15 in most everything.

I'm getting a pair soon to replace the Aerostich Combat Lite boots that are...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-16-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,744
Posted By OR Trail
Big Agness here - I love sleeping on it....

Big Agness here - I love sleeping on it. Overinflation can make a pad uncomfortable - I like the pad at the minimum that I can without making body to ground contact.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By OR Trail
XR400- it's a great bike to learn dirt riding...

XR400- it's a great bike to learn dirt riding skills. I wish I had figured this out sooner.

You can always change your bike later, but you will keep what you learned.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By OR Trail
+1 The shadow of the chain in the late...

+1
The shadow of the chain in the late afternoon sun was the clue when this happened to me, and fairly easy to see, or have another vehicle look at it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By OR Trail
How do head bearings feel with front wheel off...

How do head bearings feel with front wheel off the ground? Easiest thing to check before moving down the list.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23,610
Views: 3,150,774
Posted By OR Trail
Countershaft Freeplay

Thanks for all the great input and resources.

On a 15T I'm seeing about 1 1/8 of a cog movement of the shaft in 1st gear with a positive engagement on either end. I'll head out to the garage with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23,610
Views: 3,150,774
Posted By OR Trail
I'd settle for "how much play you have in gear"....

I'd settle for "how much play you have in gear". I'm a bit over 1 tooth distance of movement when the bike is in 1st. Anyone have a comparison for me? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23,610
Views: 3,150,774
Posted By OR Trail
Does anyone know the rotational free play max...

Does anyone know the rotational free play max spec for the countershaft? This is with the bike in gear. I didn't see this in the Honda service manual.
Forum: Trials 01-08-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 400,438
Posted By OR Trail
Good eye - it's a 4 stroke

Good eye - it's a 4 stroke
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15,890
Views: 1,372,283
Posted By OR Trail
After you get that tail light hooked up, you...

After you get that tail light hooked up, you might want to verify what a few of those other wires are doing in there. It looks like an in-line fuse was added and possibly an ignition disabling...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 400,438
Posted By OR Trail
New Guy

Picked up the new to me bike and took it out for a shake down run.

http://jfether.smugmug.com/Other/Trials/i-t9pHPHD/0/L/photo-L.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 132,878
Posted By OR Trail
690 w/ 540 mi

https://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/4833913046.html

Yikes - seems like a deal for someone.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,461
Posted By OR Trail
I had both an 1150 Adventure (handsome '06 white...

I had both an 1150 Adventure (handsome '06 white limited edition) and overlapped with a 950 Adventure S ('06 blue and orange hotness) for awhile. The 950 got all the miles, so it stayed in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9,468
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,460,214
Posted By OR Trail
FREE - Racetech Spring DRZ .48

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> FREE for local pick up Sunday in Portland, OR (97202). Otherwise it goes to the curb Sunday night 7/27.

lighter...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,397
Views: 2,312,170
Posted By OR Trail
Transalp w/ low miles and light on details (no...

Transalp w/ low miles and light on details (no photos) - might be worth checking out:

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/mcy/4373661427.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By OR Trail
If you are trying them on, keep in mind that a...

If you are trying them on, keep in mind that a new one will not be wrinkled (yet). If you can find a well worn one it may be a better indicator of its eventual fit. My sleeves got shorter as the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11,397
Views: 2,312,170
Posted By OR Trail
Thanks for the link - got one on the way. It's no...

Thanks for the link - got one on the way. It's no additional cost; if you have paid lodging tax in Oregon, it's a return of $ previously spent.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26,719
Views: 4,855,926
Posted By OR Trail
Hammerhead makes one that is even longer, I...

Hammerhead makes one that is even longer, I think. It's good for my size 15's with the IMS (I think) footpegs. I had to grind some material off the back of the shifter to clear the case savers, which...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By OR Trail
This method worked well with some $45 Moose bare...

This method worked well with some $45 Moose bare metal bars and a stock plastic. Since I only had one stock plastic left, I used a plastic Tree Top apple juice container cut in half for the other...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By OR Trail
PM sent - have some ideas in Hood River and in NE...

PM sent - have some ideas in Hood River and in NE Portland.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By OR Trail
Closest real gravel and trails might be NE of...

Closest real gravel and trails might be NE of Camas, about 45 min away. Benchmark Maps do a good job of marking gates, which helps reduce the Skyline offshoot frustration.

For close in testing,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,390
Posted By OR Trail
Now we are into my youth riding. Several kids in...

Now we are into my youth riding. Several kids in the area had 3 wheelers. Learned on the neighbor's ATC185 that shifted 1 up, 4 down (sometimes). Then I landed an almost unused Yamaha 200 for 800...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11,397
Views: 2,312,170
Posted By OR Trail
I'll shoot for the gathering part. 650 lb bike on...

I'll shoot for the gathering part. 650 lb bike on knobbies with that riding position would mean broken parts for bike and body. Crap - now you have me thinking of a rat bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11,397
Views: 2,312,170
Posted By OR Trail
Cheap Concours, few details, but for $1200 it...

Cheap Concours, few details, but for $1200 it might be worth someone checking out:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/4304372502.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9,468
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,460,214
Posted By OR Trail
I have seen the Rover and it looks great in...

I have seen the Rover and it looks great in person. WFO takes good care of his vehicles. Seems like a deal too. I need to thin the herd - so carry on.
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