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Forum: Europe 05-11-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Mike D
The suggestion of a cable lock makes my post...

The suggestion of a cable lock makes my post worth it. Kinda can't believe I didn't think of that :norton
Forum: Europe 05-11-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Mike D
Security Question

This Thursday my wife and I fly to Zurich where we are renting a bike for a 7-day loop through the Alps (Lindau, Fussen, Garmisch, Bad Weiss, Salzburg, etc...) This my first time to Europe, and we...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
Nice shots Blake!!! And you had a great ride in...

Nice shots Blake!!! And you had a great ride in the morning - congratulations!
Forum: Trials 03-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
I would love to take the credit, but Pete was one...

I would love to take the credit, but Pete was one of the trialsmasters so he took care of that. I said to myself, "This is the easiest job ever!."

I appreciate your words regardless. I get a lot...
Forum: Trials 03-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
Did you ride any of the lower classes lines last...

Did you ride any of the lower classes lines last Sat? What did you think?
Forum: Trials 03-18-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
I had a blast, and rode much better than my...

I had a blast, and rode much better than my scores reflect :) Yea, section 1, didn't take long for the wall to form a trench!

The INT sections at Turkey Rock will be more challenging; it will be...
Forum: Trials 03-16-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
It was good to meet you this weekend, Bob. ...

It was good to meet you this weekend, Bob.

Blake - moving up to ADV? One behalf of all of us INT riders................it's about time!! :lol3:lol3:lol3

See you guys this weekend!!!!!
Forum: Trials 01-27-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Mike D
Great tips guys - THANKS. I'll dig into it...

Great tips guys - THANKS.

I'll dig into it and hope for the best!!!!
Forum: Trials 01-27-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Mike D
I'm quite sure I'm not missing a spacer, but I'll...

I'm quite sure I'm not missing a spacer, but I'll check. Because it's a floating rotor, I think the rotor is just being pushed to the outside by the only two pistons that are moving. If the inside...
Forum: Trials 01-26-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Mike D
2008 TXT280Pro Front Brakes

My front wheel was binding up. Took it apart, found this, and wondering what you guys think.

First, this is a 4 piston caliper right? (Came stock - bike is 2008) It looks to me like 2 of the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mike D
Will be done. Would be really lame for RMTA...

Will be done.

Would be really lame for RMTA (and CORCS) to lose this area.
Forum: Trials 04-11-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 143,419
Posted By Mike D
You get up on that from the backside, right? ...

You get up on that from the backside, right?

(that's what she said)
Forum: Trials 04-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Mike D
I tried to do that earlier, but wasn't able to...

I tried to do that earlier, but wasn't able to remove the clutch basket. Yes, I removed the center bolt (the one with the hole in it). I tried prying it out with screwdrivers (as Jim Snell...
Forum: Trials 04-10-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Mike D
Not Another Oil Thread!!!!!!

Yup, another one. This question has been addressed a thousand times here, but of course I can't turn up anything and the search function isn't helping. My apologies.

2008 GG 280 Pro. Shifts like...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,619
Posted By Mike D
I’m only a couple miles away from Brook’s, and...

I’m only a couple miles away from Brook’s, and always enjoy meeting fellow ADV’ers. I’ll keep an eye on this thread, and hope to make the next meet-up.
Forum: Trials 02-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,318
Posted By Mike D
The more manufacturers produce/import/sell bikes...

The more manufacturers produce/import/sell bikes in the US, the better. I agree that it would be MORE effective for Honda (or any manufacturer) to sponsor a team/rider for the nationals, or even a...
Forum: Trials 02-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,173
Posted By Mike D
Was always into various action sports -...

Was always into various action sports - skateboarding, bmx, snowboarding - competitive in all three.

I never had any desire to race motorcycles. I've never been into sports where it's you against...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mike D
Trials and Enduro News Goes 100% Digital

You guys catch that blurb in the front of the most most recent issue? The print version is done, immediately. From now on, 100% digital, and 100% free.

Overall I think this is awesome. Not so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mike D
Great report; Well done!!! :clap BTW: That...

Great report; Well done!!! :clap

BTW: That "Mexican Restaurant" - - Meeker, CO
Forum: Trials 10-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
26 degrees when I left my house in Conifer....

26 degrees when I left my house in Conifer. Bbbrrrr

Another great event. Thanks to Brake and the others who set it and worked it. It definitely worked me!!

We scored section 6 (upper) in the...
Forum: Trials 10-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
Weather is supposed to be perfect: ...

Weather is supposed to be perfect:

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy242/mike_derosia/null_zpsee82da95.png (http://s796.photobucket.com/user/mike_derosia/media/null_zpsee82da95.png.html)

And...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By Mike D
I've noticed lately that my '08 GG 280 Pro...

I've noticed lately that my '08 GG 280 Pro engages slower than I'd prefer. Perhaps I'll try the lighter hydraulic fluid. Thanks.

Love your posts BTW. Maybe write them out in MS Word first, then...
Forum: Trials 09-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
The site is still off of FR211, just on the north...

The site is still off of FR211, just on the north (left) side of the road. The map is still valid to get you to the site.
Forum: Trials 07-08-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mike D
I experienced the same thing on my '08 280 Pro. I...

I experienced the same thing on my '08 280 Pro. I had adjusted the lever so that the clutch would engage closer to the grip. Problem was, the way I adjusted it made it so that the lever never went...
Forum: Trials 06-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
This is only my second season - so I may be...

This is only my second season - so I may be mistaken (but I don't think so): 2 feet down is ok (2 pts min) as long as they are on opposite sides of the bike, and between the axles. (i.e. If a rider...
Forum: Trials 06-05-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
I scored him a 3

I scored him a 3
Forum: Trials 06-04-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
I saw that spazzing - - it was really something...

I saw that spazzing - - it was really something to witness. When the bike landed on you, I thought for sure your hands were going to enter into a losing battle with the rear wheel. But then you...
Forum: Trials 06-03-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
Here are a couple videos from yesterday: ...

Here are a couple videos from yesterday:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WtUob1tyCww" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560"...
Forum: Trials 05-06-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 52,170
Posted By Mike D
Great event at a new location outside of Ft....

Great event at a new location outside of Ft. Collins yesterday.

Bailey Tucker making it look easy:
<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mike D
I bought my '08 Duc at Erico, and was very happy...

I bought my '08 Duc at Erico, and was very happy with the process.

They do loaner bikes, and the cost is included with a service plan (should you choose to but one). Beware though - first time I...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By Mike D
Denver Dakar Racer

Member here?

http://www.9news.com/news/sidetracks/307014/337/Denver-resident-to-take-on-Dakar-Race
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-01-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 653
Poll: Amendment 64
Views: 34,905
Posted By Mike D
One of the biggest arguments I've heard against...

One of the biggest arguments I've heard against the amendment is the "Think of the kids" stance. It's the thought that passing the amendment will encourage MJ use in young people, and increase the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 653
Poll: Amendment 64
Views: 34,905
Posted By Mike D
Amendment 64

I'll completely understand if the mods want to remove this. Political, not motorcycle related, etc... My apologies if inappropriate.

I've posted a poll on a couple of different local interwebz...
Forum: Trials 10-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Mike D
Thanks for the direction guys - I'll check out...

Thanks for the direction guys - I'll check out the adjustment at the master cylinder, and well as change the fluid.

I did adjust the lever a month or so ago so that the engagement point was closer...
Forum: Trials 10-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Mike D
Disappearing Friction Zone

'08 GG TXT 280 Pro

When I first start the bike and the transmission is cold, the clutch feels great; smooth engagement and a nice big friction zone. As the transmission warms up, the friction zone...
Forum: Trials 09-20-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,883
Posted By Mike D
My wife is an equestrian trainer and has a saying...

My wife is an equestrian trainer and has a saying for her students:

"Practice doesn't make perfect; Perfect practice makes perfect"

I always try to keep proper technique in mind when riding my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 2,239,266
Posted By Mike D
Finally

After weeks of non-productiveness, I'm caught up.

Thank you Mark for taking the time and effort to put together the most inspiring, emotional, educational, and beautiful Ride Report I've ever...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,080
Posted By Mike D
Sure sounds like you guys didn't get along very...

Sure sounds like you guys didn't get along very well, to say the least. I'd like to hear the other side...

Maybe you should take trips by yourself so you can go at your own schedule...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Mike D
I tried this once, but got frustrated trying to...

I tried this once, but got frustrated trying to find TDC. Nice to be able to turn the engine while looking in with a flashlight for the mark.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Mike D
Front Cover Mod for Valve Adjustment

(I can't be the first person to think of this, so my apologies if 205)

'01 1150GS with HB engine guards.

In my experience, the hardest part of doing a valve adjustment is removing the front...
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