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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 105,725
Posted By Trialsguy
Laugh For extra warmth if the electrics are acting up,...

For extra warmth if the electrics are acting up, try the trick we do for the cold, pre-dawn starts before a marathon. When you hit a Shoppers Drug Mart (or the equivalent) for hot pockets, pick up a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 105,725
Posted By Trialsguy
Not sure if it's a potential stop on your route,...

Not sure if it's a potential stop on your route, but Forillon National Park at the 'tip' of Gaspe is gorgeous .

Thank you for taking us along on an inspiring trip. Ride safe.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By Trialsguy
Are any brands better than others for staying IN...

Are any brands better than others for staying IN your ears as you pull the helmet on ? I've considered taping them in like F1 and Indycar drivers do.
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,180
Posted By Trialsguy
Holy crap Tony. Nice ride :clap. Sounds like...

Holy crap Tony. Nice ride :clap. Sounds like you could cut a few ounces off that bike by getting rid of the throttle tube and cables and just zip-tie the slide to the top of the carb. I suspect...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 276,098
Posted By Trialsguy
Decided to pull the tank and body work off the...

Decided to pull the tank and body work off the new-to-me '06 VStrom to check things out and made a few tweaks.

Removed the secondary butterfly plates from the throttle bodies, checked the synch...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By Trialsguy
Check out the Trials Training Center in...

Check out the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, TN. Great guys, and they run everything from hard core trials techniques to off-road and dual sport rides. A lot closer to you than California.
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By Trialsguy
When you get to the border, stop in at Canada...

When you get to the border, stop in at Canada Customs with the frame serial number of the bikes written on a piece of paper and ask for a 'green card' ... Form Y38, Identification of Articles for...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,732
Posted By Trialsguy
Years ago I put a pretty good nick in the fork...

Years ago I put a pretty good nick in the fork tube of one of my trials bikes with a slam against a rock. Somewhere I read about the Super Glue trick, but with a slight twist. Immediately after...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,824
Posted By Trialsguy
I have just the right bike for the Dacre in the...

I have just the right bike for the Dacre in the garage, and was going to ride again this year , but work schedules got in the way. A 525EXC with a big tank, tight motor and comfy seat. It would have...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,776
Views: 694,207
Posted By Trialsguy
Picked up one of those coupling nuts during lunch...

Picked up one of those coupling nuts during lunch today at Home Depot for $1.79 . Fits the axle perfectly .
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 1,182,719
Posted By Trialsguy
Ecuador is beautiful. My wife and I spent some...

Ecuador is beautiful. My wife and I spent some time in Quito when we were down there to climb Cotopaxi. I would certainly recommend the ride in to the base of that dormant volcano, and checking out...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,824
Posted By Trialsguy
A good benchmark might be this scenario.........

A good benchmark might be this scenario...... You've been wrestling the big GS already for 14 hours through mud, rain, ruts, rocks and sand. You make it past the last bail point where you would have...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 276,098
Posted By Trialsguy
2000 Ducati 900ie Monster. Hitting the starter...

2000 Ducati 900ie Monster. Hitting the starter button always sounded like an old John Deere cranking over slowly, hoping that it would fire up.

Installed 4ga welding cable from battery to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,468
Posted By Trialsguy
If you find that rotating the shifter on the...

If you find that rotating the shifter on the shaft doesn't ease getting your toe under it, it may be too short for your size foot in MX boots. I wear size 12's, and have no issues when wearing my...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Trialsguy
Those are probalbly the best two sites... but...

Those are probalbly the best two sites... but this time of year choices are a bit slim. More will pop up as the weather turns nicer and the snow is gone. You can also check out club specific sites...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 127,996
Posted By Trialsguy
Thanks for the replies guys. Good info, and...

Thanks for the replies guys. Good info, and pretty much confirms what my gut tells me. I would probably be quite happy and comfy on a Strom, but would always have a niggling thought in my head that...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 127,996
Posted By Trialsguy
Yes... I've spotted those, and have one in...

Yes... I've spotted those, and have one in particular in mind. I've loved the Monster , but always nice to have a change once in awhile.
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 127,996
Posted By Trialsguy
Laugh I've spent the past couple of months doing my...

I've spent the past couple of months doing my winter day dreaming about a change in bikes, and I have to say that a 955i Tiger is going to end up in my garage as soon as I can get a buyer for my...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,910
Posted By Trialsguy
Very cool offer. Good on ya! :clap

Very cool offer. Good on ya! :clap
Forum: Canada 01-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,910
Posted By Trialsguy
You need to show up on the Friday (the 20th) at...

You need to show up on the Friday (the 20th) at the latest by some time in the afternoon to get through tech inspection, get your GPS loaded, receive your med kit (one rider per team is given one)...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Trialsguy
Considering the crew on this site, I'd bet there...

Considering the crew on this site, I'd bet there will be a line of bikes sitting on the road during the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the road. It will look like a motocross start line :rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5,817
Views: 1,458,021
Posted By Trialsguy
Lately I've been seriously Jonesing for a 955i....

Lately I've been seriously Jonesing for a 955i. Need to sell my 900ie Monster first. Hoping to find a deal in the spring.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Trialsguy
I installed the CA Cycleworks belts this spring...

I installed the CA Cycleworks belts this spring on my 2000 900ie and am very pleased. Easy-peazy to do and were exactly as advertised... Exact fit.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 276,098
Posted By Trialsguy
The FCR carb on my 525EXC has been peeing gas out...

The FCR carb on my 525EXC has been peeing gas out of the overflow tube lately, so I popped in a new O-ring in the float needle seat. Also mounted a new pair of MotoZ Tractionator I/T tires. They've...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Trialsguy
Charging circuit is still in place. I'll be...

Charging circuit is still in place. I'll be digging deeper into this looking for heat sources and tracing circuits. It was just odd that the same symptoms show up with this unit on the KTM.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Trialsguy
Thanks, I'll try that out.

Thanks, I'll try that out.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Trialsguy
Tom Tom drains battery when engine running.

Has anyone had this situation? I took our old Tom Tom XL One that we used to use in the car and wired it directly to the battery on the bike (Ducati 900ie Monster) using a female cigarette lighter...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Trialsguy
Another vote for tossing those to the curb and...

Another vote for tossing those to the curb and letting your local scrap metal scrounger take them away. Never, ever trust aluminum bars that have been bent once, let alone twice to get back to the...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Trialsguy
A (like in 'hey')-chair-bees

A (like in 'hey')-chair-bees
Forum: Canada 06-15-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By Trialsguy
My insurance rating here in Ontario is '7...

My insurance rating here in Ontario is '7 star'.... or best rates. I have a 900ie Monster and pay $750 a year on 2 million public liability. No fire, theft or collision. I'm with RBC Ins and get a...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By Trialsguy
Man.... I wish there were prices like that up...

Man.... I wish there were prices like that up here North of the border. I've been seriously contemplating doing the swap of my 900ie Monster for an '01 - 05' Tiger (just for a change). There's only 3...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By Trialsguy
Ah yes.... Memories of the Blackwater Moor...

Ah yes.... Memories of the Blackwater Moor crossing, in freezing rain or snowing, soaked to the undies. Fun times. You spend the first three days on the road sections carefully listening to the...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 578,994
Posted By Trialsguy
Makes absolute sense, in light of her long (and...

Makes absolute sense, in light of her long (and successful) relationship with the HRC/Repsol/Montesa trials team. Hope it's true.
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 60,623
Posted By Trialsguy
My wife and I were in Equador in '07 to climb...

My wife and I were in Equador in '07 to climb Cotopaxi. The trip from Quito to the lodge at the base (called Tambopaxi if I recall correctly) was one I'd love to do again on a dual sport. I'd...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-23-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10,172
Views: 3,246,685
Posted By Trialsguy
Just curious, didn't like it from an aesthetic...

Just curious, didn't like it from an aesthetic point of view, or aren't a fan in a functional regard?
Forum: Racing 02-24-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 94,820
Posted By Trialsguy
"Ned's tail sucked me right in"...... all this...

"Ned's tail sucked me right in"...... all this talk of 'low pipes' isn't some euphemism is it??? :rofl

Tales of the Dakar are very good, however.
Forum: Canada 02-16-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By Trialsguy
I live in the East end of Toronto, and commute...

I live in the East end of Toronto, and commute westbound daily to work in Mississauga...50kms each way. I can stretch my rides into November or even early December if I use the electric vest and...
Forum: Racing 02-11-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 181,881
Posted By Trialsguy
According to the Suzuki press release at the time...

According to the Suzuki press release at the time , the much feared TM400 only put out 40HP (claimed) at the crank . I found a couple other sites that show dyno runs of 33HP at the crank.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 71,352
Posted By Trialsguy
Hmmm. Tank, head and front motor mount looks like...

Hmmm. Tank, head and front motor mount looks like a Husqvarna. Right side shift.


Ah ha ..... '66 250 Husky
Forum: Americas 01-02-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By Trialsguy
On your return route, if you don't need to pack...

On your return route, if you don't need to pack in a high mileage day cutting through Ontario, the north shore of Lake Erie is nice that time of year.

When you cross over at Port Huron, MI to...
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