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Forum: Trials Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By motobene
Nice video and promo. Beautiful spot. ...

Nice video and promo. Beautiful spot.

Now I want to know what is really different in the details:wink: Even the Ossa, which is the most different thing to come out in a long while, is...
Forum: Trials Today, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By motobene
Don't get too depressed. Look at television! Most...

Don't get too depressed. Look at television! Most of the channels are what I think of as crap, yet there are so many of them, so I assume there is an equal proportion of humans, a vast majority, who...
Forum: Trials Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By motobene
My fav way to feel a tranny work is to put a bike...

My fav way to feel a tranny work is to put a bike on a stand then sit on the left side. I rock the back wheel with my right hand while shifting with my left. I don't stab at the shifter but rather...
Forum: Trials Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 24,067
Posted By motobene
Packs poaching each other's solutions. That made...

Packs poaching each other's solutions. That made me chuckle.

Agree on the multi-lines trials. I think the best trials provide lots of options, including sections with tight line constraints....
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 24,067
Posted By motobene
That was smart. Walk everyone else's line but...

That was smart. Walk everyone else's line but don't give away your trick line. I encode sections with a lot of body gesticulations and walking my exact intended line. I sometimes take very different...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By motobene
If two work, why wouldn't two more be mo bettuh?

If two work, why wouldn't two more be mo bettuh?
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By motobene
Don't know the answer to your question, but I'd...

Don't know the answer to your question, but I'd guess there are more 300s than 250s, buy at least half. Here's some feedback that I hope will help.

I had the 'would I prefer a 4 stroke?' question...
Forum: Trials 11-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By motobene
Yup. Intuition says greased fasteners are more...

Yup. Intuition says greased fasteners are more likely to loosen, but I have not found that to be the case. Rather the opposite, because you don't get galling and sticking and false torque when...
Forum: Trials 11-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,989
Posted By motobene
Ah yes the problem of marketing (expectations...

Ah yes the problem of marketing (expectations inflation). Windows 7, instead of being truly improved on, becomes Windows 8. At least the market there provided some push back against desktop turned...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By motobene
The conundrum Hontesa got itself into on weight...

The conundrum Hontesa got itself into on weight was only partly the additional weight of 4-stroke bits. They did a brilliant job with a compact top end, for example.

The weight problem is the sum...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By motobene
Post whiskey throttle on an insufficiently...

Post whiskey throttle on an insufficiently weighted rear wheel crash. What is that? PWTIWRW? :rofl
Forum: Trials 11-15-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By motobene
Copper flake grease... that's anal, even for me! ...

Copper flake grease... that's anal, even for me! Sure is preferable to own a second-hand bike where there was careful setup and fasteners that aren't ape tightened bone dry... and stuck.

I...
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By motobene
My last Sherco was 2002. The Paioli forks were...

My last Sherco was 2002. The Paioli forks were simple and worked well, and they were right enough to tune by fork oil weight. The Olle rear shock was a bit slow. Not sure what internal changes...
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,068
Posted By motobene
Neat projects! Hey gravityisnotmyfriend, your...

Neat projects! Hey gravityisnotmyfriend, your latin saying, "Sticking your butt does not make you a chicken feathers." What does that mean?
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By motobene
Don't know much about that venue other than they...

Don't know much about that venue other than they go `round and `round, but I always did wonder abou the predominance of 750 Harleys.
Forum: Trials 11-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By motobene
Have a new-to-me local rider with a `12, and he's...

Have a new-to-me local rider with a `12, and he's very motivated to bring his shiny `12 to me after he gets his kick start parts (lever broke when he lost the upper screw and plate and didn't know...
Forum: Trials 11-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By motobene
I stand corrected on the outside of FIM, 'other...

I stand corrected on the outside of FIM, 'other countries' issue. But having a strong opinion on the FIM's problem-plagued attempt to 'fix' trials through retrograde motion doesn't make me and others...
Forum: Trials 11-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By motobene
Well OK then. But I don't think it was the merry...

Well OK then. But I don't think it was the merry party of agreement you describe. There was a lot of protest by factory riders, and some were given offers 'they could not refuse.'

If someone...
Forum: Trials 11-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,989
Posted By motobene
I have those same feelings, but I'm old enough to...

I have those same feelings, but I'm old enough to remember when as kids we joked about "jap junk." Most stores in America are pushing 90% made in China, and we gobble it up. My Dell computer from...
Forum: Trials 11-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By motobene
The earlier ones had some teething issues. I...

The earlier ones had some teething issues. I think early `11s had a tranny and starting issues. Have a local guy with a `12 that complaints of hard starting 280 even with the larger capacitor. ...
Forum: Trials 11-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,992
Posted By motobene
Single huh? I didn't know that. ...

Single huh? I didn't know that.

Sometimes the weave or cloth is very fine. It gets resin impregnated and possibly compression molded. Not sure exactly how reeds are made, but so far I...
Forum: Trials 11-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,989
Posted By motobene
brothers António Pinto and Jorge Pinto (thus A...

brothers António Pinto and Jorge Pinto (thus A and J P) from a city in northern Portugal I think are using Chinese 4 strokes around which they build their bikes. It's be pretty exotic to have one!
Forum: Trials 11-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,992
Posted By motobene
I think Jon likes those reeds too, and I need to...

I think Jon likes those reeds too, and I need to think about them more. The ones that come with the Raga reed block I think may be carbon woven mesh, but are of course one petal only and not duals...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,992
Posted By motobene
Was it the Replica 250? I've only ridden a...

Was it the Replica 250? I've only ridden a Replica and a 125 TXT in that year. The `14 300 Replica was way peppy. Yes, the map switch now noticeably changes things, even clicking it back and forth...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By motobene
The Frenchman Michaud's Imposition is crumbling! ...

The Frenchman Michaud's Imposition is crumbling! Fitting that it would crumble first in France. I expect Italy and others to follow.

And it's back to time limits!

L’arrêt de progression...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,989
Posted By motobene
I'd be happy with a bike not sky tall in the seat...

I'd be happy with a bike not sky tall in the seat and not having a brick for a seat!
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By motobene
Some interesting tech bits. Seems they have a...

Some interesting tech bits. Seems they have a sensor on the shift selector to be able to change ignition maps specific to a gear. This being a carbureted bike (I assume), the maps will have some...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,989
Posted By motobene
Gordy is excited because it's a Beta! ...

Gordy is excited because it's a Beta!

Cross trainer? Pendulum on these bikes tends to go one way or the other, being enduro or a trials design base. The Beta is swung way over the KTM Freeride...
Forum: Trials 11-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,992
Posted By motobene
Wise observations as usual, Jon, and thanks for...

Wise observations as usual, Jon, and thanks for the kudos. I'm happy things are coming together for me more these days. It's been a long road!

I do wonder sometimes what is chicken and what...
Forum: Trials 11-03-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By motobene
A definite orgasmic place for trials riders. ...

A definite orgasmic place for trials riders. Take note peeps, this is a great one to drive a long way to. Here's a bit more about the terrain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palo_Duro_Canyon
Forum: Trials 10-31-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By motobene
Wow. "Still had grease in the connectors" means...

Wow. "Still had grease in the connectors" means someone like me set up your bike. Typically (unless it has changed) they get assembled dry.

I don't think you ever said what year and model...
Forum: Trials 10-31-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,613
Posted By motobene
I have two KLR250s at the NM cabin. A great...

I have two KLR250s at the NM cabin. A great design for a kicker only, so it is tolerable. Cold start? Key off kick through 2X with choke full on, then turn the key on and kick a third time. They'll...
Forum: Trials 10-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By motobene
Oh gosh yes Gordy! I hope it is at that...

Oh gosh yes Gordy! I hope it is at that mind-bending place! I badly want to compete there again. Love a god 4th gear hill climb!

Texas might be Meunster... a g a i n. You know......
Forum: Trials 10-31-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By motobene
I have found distance to be quiet relative. Some...

I have found distance to be quiet relative. Some drive many hours in massive rigs, spending lots of fuelbucks, others won't drive their fuel efficient vehicle with light trailer and one bike if the...
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,556
Posted By motobene
I have a new case of tubes so more availability...

I have a new case of tubes so more availability at the same price $33 shipped to you. Just PM me.

Still racking up repairs. Great stuff for all sorts of use, like shoes and boot soles,...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,992
Posted By motobene
At the Cleveland event my bike ran so incredibly...

At the Cleveland event my bike ran so incredibly smooth and gutsy it challenges lowering compression further. The sound of the bike while Jon was checking two of our sections impressed Jon so much he...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,992
Posted By motobene
Bronze would have been fine too, especially...

Bronze would have been fine too, especially aluminum bronze, but I ended up not machining sleeves, as I found the problem was the 10mm pin was worn and a bit bent. I fit instead a titanium socket...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By motobene
In mechanics it is wise to assume something small...

In mechanics it is wise to assume something small is wrong first, as that is usually right. The human tendency is to do the opposite.

The guys are right on about the kill button. The two...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,359
Posted By motobene
FYI, 'homologation' translates to 'emissions.' ...

FYI, 'homologation' translates to 'emissions.'

I wonder if EPA is just too much of a pain to get past, or if KTM thinks the market it just too puny in USA to bother with? Sad, as the...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By motobene
Interesting idea of east and west. That's a good...

Interesting idea of east and west. That's a good idea. Nebraska was considered as 'eastern' as Ohio and Texas 'western' as Wyoming. Depending on where the TX and NE events are, one could be more east...
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