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Forum: Trials Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
They used to be. The latest ones may be...

They used to be. The latest ones may be different. I know there MT bike tubes on the high end forks have now gone to a hard anodize with a Teflon coating. You can make them all sorts of cool colors -...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
I'll bet that works well as long as you have a...

I'll bet that works well as long as you have a nice thick Ni/Cr layer to machine the finish into. As MB mentioned, these DLC coatings are very thin.
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
CVD deposited Carbon films can be very soft...

CVD deposited Carbon films can be very soft depending on the system design and process parameters. Carbon has this pesky tendency to want to be an amorphous film = Graphite. Soft and definitely not...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
I believe your right about the M. Steel to Al...

I believe your right about the M. Steel to Al saves about 2.5 pounds as I recall. Not a huge amount. The Zokes definitely have one.
Forum: Trials 12-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
Those look like the Sachs forks to me - Marzzochi...

Those look like the Sachs forks to me - Marzzochi clones. steel tubes. Marzzochi production (2008?)was taken by a large BMW order and screwed GG, so they licensed the production to Sachs.

Your...
Forum: Trials 12-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
I prefer the old style linkage - easier to take...

I prefer the old style linkage - easier to take apart. My 2011 Raga has the old style and works great. (with the larger Reiger)

FWIW: I didnt see a eco parts manual to look up the numbers on...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
If your in the std weight range (std spring is...

If your in the std weight range (std spring is OK) you would be OK w/o the rebound adjustment. I'm a heavy guy, so I put a stiffer spring on and to compensate for the spring change, I like to...
Forum: Trials 12-14-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
Heck - you can ride w/o a helmet too. Do you need...

Heck - you can ride w/o a helmet too. Do you need a CF Helmet for that matter? IMO, There is no comparison between a Reiger and Sachs on back to back tests, but I welcome and appreciate most...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
I think Stu had always been pushing for service...

I think Stu had always been pushing for service in the USA, but Reiger was never warm to it until now. Fortunately, they finally pulled the trigger and set him up with all the tooling, special...
Forum: Trials 12-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
Its a new service arrangement - so I think your...

Its a new service arrangement - so I think your one of the 1st few to know.
Forum: Trials 12-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By laser17
Jackscycles is currently the Rieger US service...

Jackscycles is currently the Rieger US service center and can rebuild your shock to OEM spec. Talk to Stu at: www.jackscycles.com
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,086
Posted By laser17
Dont forget - when the 2504T 1st came out, they...

Dont forget - when the 2504T 1st came out, they were very expensive relative to say a GasGas std bike and even a Replica bike. (all the Beta's were relatively expensive that year) Im sure that hurt...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By laser17
handguards for Lineaway ...

handguards for Lineaway
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x197/jackscycles/Linehandguard_zps464984be.jpg (http://s182.photobucket.com/user/jackscycles/media/Linehandguard_zps464984be.jpg.html)
Forum: Trials 11-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By laser17
Just about all of the trial manufacturer's use...

Just about all of the trial manufacturer's use the same hydraulic components. They work very well 99% of the time.

Like Linaway said, the proper setup is key. The lever ball ends should be well...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By laser17
Spring 15 or so.

Spring 15 or so.
Forum: Trials 11-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,086
Posted By laser17
Trials bikes should be quiet. Very quiet.

Trials bikes should be quiet. Very quiet.
Forum: Trials 11-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,086
Posted By laser17
Not alot of them around here, but one of my...

Not alot of them around here, but one of my buddies has a 300. I like the fact that its very quiet - sewing machine like. Less sound = more ground.!
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By laser17
I call it the :doh

I call it the :doh
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By laser17
families can save a substantial amount if you buy...

families can save a substantial amount if you buy the tickets online - each online adult ticket comes with free parking and all the tickets are cheaper. (There is however a small service fee that...
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By laser17
What a great interview! Loved all the photos of...

What a great interview! Loved all the photos of the inside of the shop and all the really cool old posters.
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By laser17
Thanks for clearing that up LowPSI. I agree-...

Thanks for clearing that up LowPSI.

I agree- this will be a fantastic event. RITC is going all out to ensure that. For those who haven't been to RI, This place has fantastic terrain as well. The...
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
or AT LEAST LET THEM RIDE WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO...

or AT LEAST LET THEM RIDE WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON A VOLUME PRODUCTION BASIS! Thats what makes this FIM rule upside down! The rules for MotoGP and MX have weight limits established so the...
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
The coolest hardware on Bou's bike has to be the...

The coolest hardware on Bou's bike has to be the solid Tungsten Crank! You dont find one of those everyday.
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By laser17
FWIW: Website wording has now been changed until...

FWIW: Website wording has now been changed until this is sorted and we can come up with proper wording.
Now reads:

I received the correction from Dave - the test now reads:
The 40th Anniversary...
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By laser17
Wording updated on the site now to eliminate...

Wording updated on the site now to eliminate confusion. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By laser17
Yes - 40th anniversary of the 1st one hosted in...

Yes - 40th anniversary of the 1st one hosted in RI.
Forum: Trials 11-13-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
Im with you Gordy. If anyone can make sense of...

Im with you Gordy. If anyone can make sense of this rule, they must be really smart. Its beyond me.
Forum: Trials 11-13-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By laser17
Hot off the press - its a go!

Just in from the Rhode Island Trials Club - A note from Dave Allen.
It’s Official:
The 2015 World Trials Wagner Cup Championship in Rhode Island is on the FIM calendar for July 25th and 26th of...
Forum: Trials 11-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By laser17
new video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8sz0As-I_k#t=143 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8sz0As-I_k#t=143)
Forum: Trials 11-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
Wow - I didn't see that end play coming - who...

Wow - I didn't see that end play coming - who knew it was all a huge plot to get Harley into Trials. I'd like to see Bou do a backwards recovery leap on that hog.
Forum: Trials 11-09-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
When you champion a really bad idea that doesn't...

When you champion a really bad idea that doesn't work (and people REALLY don't like from day one) and push it through with absolutely no transparency - expect some well deserved major grief and...
Forum: Trials 11-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,545
Posted By laser17
Is this a response to AJP? or was this bike...

Is this a response to AJP? or was this bike already planned. I like the 2t, but the AJP is probably easier to put a plate on in most states.
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,345
Posted By laser17
Std 250! Crazy powerful compared to my past...

Std 250! Crazy powerful compared to my past 250's. I can see a race or raga model being that snappy, but the std should be mellow out of the box imo. I think it definitely needs a FWW for the avg...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By laser17
Had to jack with the online photos to see it, but...

Had to jack with the online photos to see it, but appears to be FI.

also - just found the brochure with specs: http://www.g2fgroup.com/andy/Vertigo-Combat-Brochure.pdf
...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By laser17
I assumed it was injected because of the press...

I assumed it was injected because of the press release wording. not 100% sure as it could be some translation of a translation.

"The ECU accurately adjusts the fuel injection and ignition...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
you can back up as long as your not footing.

you can back up as long as your not footing.
Forum: Trials 11-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By laser17
other interesting things: Looks like the...

other interesting things:

Looks like the coolant hose goes back to an electric pump under the seat.

Seems they tucked the linkage away nicely - nothing hanging down. good idea.

There...
Forum: Trials 11-04-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By laser17
Vertigo

Here are the 1st pics and info ive seen on the new vertigo brand. Im sure alot more info and pics will be forthcoming:...
Forum: Trials 11-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
Here's his latest T&E news interview - basically...

Here's his latest T&E news interview - basically says he doesn't like no stop in no uncertain terms. Pats has alot more than that to say:
...
Forum: Trials 11-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By laser17
French FFM trial changes.

The French have put the guillotine to no-stop. Should be interesting to see what the FIM announces later this month.

http://www.trialmag.fr/03/11/2014/stop-au-non-stop-en-2015/

Quote: "trial...
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