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Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,136
Posted By gybeman
A Russian name plate (M1nsk) made by the Chinese...

A Russian name plate (M1nsk) made by the Chinese and imported and sold by a California scooter company. Now thats globalization.
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Forum: Trials 09-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By gybeman
You could also have everything you need in a...

You could also have everything you need in a power plant without any fuel and be able to ride anywhere silently. Capable of doing a whole trials event on a single charge. Stealth riding without...
Forum: Trials 09-05-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By gybeman
The 2 things I wish I did sooner... - start on...

The 2 things I wish I did sooner...
- start on a smaller displacement like a 200. Going from a 280 which I had for a couple yrs to a 250 now even helped me. In the case of a 4 stroke, I'm pretty...
Forum: Canada 08-11-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By gybeman
Yep, but I lied, used to do it all the time on my...

Yep, but I lied, used to do it all the time on my 640, so I guess the comfort limit would be a single cyl 690 unless your friends are more than healthy and helpful.
Forum: Canada 08-11-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By gybeman
You can check out the worst of Pencil Lake Rd...

You can check out the worst of Pencil Lake Rd first by starting at the parking area on the east side of 507. Can't remember its exact location but its the only large gravel parking area and trail...
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By gybeman
I've always just taken the bill of sale and have...

I've always just taken the bill of sale and have never been asked to see it, even though they looked in the trailer several times and I told them what it was.
Thanks for the CL rebuild link. I'm...
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 2,357,324
Posted By gybeman
As we both said, it can be done, but if its...

As we both said, it can be done, but if its origins (nvis) are registered as an offroad only model, or the serial # doesn't conform, the door is closing on converted bikes, so you are taking the...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 2,357,324
Posted By gybeman
The 450 isn't DOT legal like your 250. It still...

The 450 isn't DOT legal like your 250. It still fits into the offroad only catagory like a 2T KTM, Husaberg, GasGas or other enduro exotica which you may or may not be able to register at your...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 2,357,324
Posted By gybeman
Very clean bike. I sat on that last week. ...

Very clean bike. I sat on that last week. 2000kms and a great price ?
Forum: Trials 05-01-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By gybeman
To get to were you want to ride. With fuel...

To get to were you want to ride. With fuel prices there they don't truck their rides around in F150's like us.
Forum: Trials 05-01-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By gybeman
Its nothing new. When I ordered my 2008 it came...

Its nothing new. When I ordered my 2008 it came as a euro homolagated model for some reason (ran out of the naked ones?) with enduro computer/speedo, horn, brake light and switches, hi/lo beam with...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,141
Posted By gybeman
You could have one now, as a Shiver GT without...

You could have one now, as a Shiver GT without the Pegaso badge. The engine would make for an awesome adventure bike, with less weight and some suspension to match that is. Great cooling system...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,141
Posted By gybeman
Yeah, they can be, if you want a less abrupt...

Yeah, they can be, if you want a less abrupt sport mode there is something called FatDuc that will smooth it out, at the expense of an even softer T mode, but I don't see the point of that since T...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,141
Posted By gybeman
As an owner I'll agree with Cortez's comments. ...

As an owner I'll agree with Cortez's comments. I've owned upright naked bikes since the UJM's of the 80's which I always took off the monkey bars and added a low rise euro bar instead. The feel...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By gybeman
Receipts from Loblaws (maybe other affiliates...

Receipts from Loblaws (maybe other affiliates too) now have a fuel saving bit on them giving 5-10cents off a litre, on top of the normal 2cent a litre cash back for groceries. Have to go in the...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By gybeman
The taxes are fixed per litre are they not ? (the...

The taxes are fixed per litre are they not ? (the fed/provincial amounts are shown on the pump) So pump price wouldn't change what the gov takes in. Which would put all the profits to the gas...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By gybeman
The Canadian gas game.... price goes up just...

The Canadian gas game.... price goes up just before weekends and holidays and drops a day after. News teams pick up on it, a formal investigation ensues and the final report says its some supply...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,445
Posted By gybeman
In fact, I like mine in the sunny position when...

In fact, I like mine in the sunny position when its real muddy and greasy.
Although the sunny position is supposed to be to get more upper rpm hit in good traction situations, the softer bottom end...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,328
Posted By gybeman
Great writeup and pics in the erag Kelsow.

Great writeup and pics in the erag Kelsow.
Forum: Trials 02-16-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,445
Posted By gybeman
The odd part is they both have the MT280... part...

The odd part is they both have the MT280... part #, so maybe its down to one is more accurate than the other or is an updated version ? It there a year of mfg on it ? Maybe the 4 digit
Forum: Trials 02-13-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,889
Posted By gybeman
Its the gap between 4th and 5th btw, not 3rd, and...

Its the gap between 4th and 5th btw, not 3rd, and theres a 6th that shifts smoothly between 5th and 6th. Theres no point debating trail shifting quality since its no fun on any trials bike to move...
Forum: Trials 02-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,517
Posted By gybeman
After replacing the shaft and seal in my old 2002...

After replacing the shaft and seal in my old 2002 in around 2006 I thought they had updated the hardening on the shaft when I compared them. So post again if the cleaned up one fails. I think both...
Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,326
Posted By gybeman
I ordered some street tires from them, after I...

I ordered some street tires from them, after I called to ask what the date of mfg was to see how fresh they were. Order guy was good to deal with. Tires came 'as is', so luckily it didn't look like...
Forum: Trials 01-13-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,562
Posted By gybeman
At your stage the levers will feel odd being...

At your stage the levers will feel odd being level or up more, but as said wait til you are getting the bike in positions where the bike is steeply up or down and it will feel more natural.
You...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,234
Posted By gybeman
I used to do the same thing on my 360 Yamaha. ...

I used to do the same thing on my 360 Yamaha. Stop at the bottom of hills and see how slow or how little of a run at it I needed, and braaaap launching off parking kerbs or anything else from 1mph...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,562
Posted By gybeman
When I took Ryan Youngs course he had almost...

When I took Ryan Youngs course he had almost everyone in the class raise their levers a bit to be at least level. Its much easier to keep 1 finger on the brake and clutch when your ass is over the...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By gybeman
Tell them you are shopping around and will take...

Tell them you are shopping around and will take the deal that offers it. Its worth switching if they don't.
The Cota is still in slow restoration mode. Main ride is a modern GG.
Forum: Canada 01-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By gybeman
Time to dig out a vcr from the dust. If you...

Time to dig out a vcr from the dust. If you already have an HD package most providers will give you free receiver with dvr, or just upgrade for a couple $ a month. Beats paying extortion prices for...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By gybeman
With Bell tv the title is listed as Rally Racing,...

With Bell tv the title is listed as Rally Racing, so my first search didn't come up with anything Dakar related til I looked for Dakar in the info field.
Its on SN1 and SN1HD starting monday.
Forum: Trials 12-30-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By gybeman
What he said... Or it would be better to get...

What he said...
Or it would be better to get her to get used to falling off a dirt bike instead of the other way around.
Trials bikes are pretty twitchy at speed and running into sand at speed is...
Forum: Canada 11-26-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By gybeman
You park it, preferably inside. Unless you never...

You park it, preferably inside. Unless you never plan on removing any steel bolt inserted into an aluminum part again. Theres something about a heated car seat and snow tires that change my mind...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By gybeman
Guess I'd say durability is good. They have both...

Guess I'd say durability is good. They have both been water tight and lots of functionality. The only real gripe is that the wires feeding it are wimpier than they need to be. I had to repair a...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By gybeman
A digital Acewell came on my GasGas 300 enduro...

A digital Acewell came on my GasGas 300 enduro and the same one came on my euro homologated GG trials bike. Will be using the later on a CL Honda project bike. Works great, has lots of features...
Forum: Trials 08-29-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By gybeman
I have one with a class 3 hitch/receiver. I can...

I have one with a class 3 hitch/receiver. I can see it working (barely) if the hitch attaches to the full width of the vehicle, but you'll still have to reduce the 2" receiver down to 1.5" or what...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By gybeman
If your flight leaves early, we've stayed at the...

If your flight leaves early, we've stayed at the new hotel at the airport (Sheraton??) which is right across the road from the departures gates. Very new, clean and unbelievably quiet, and you are...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By gybeman
From the Aussie bike prices I've seen, sell them...

From the Aussie bike prices I've seen, sell them there and buy good used bike to fit your needs for likely 1/2 of what you are used to.

http://wwwa.autotrader.ca/
Forum: Trials 06-03-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By gybeman
It really is as simple as that. When I was in...

It really is as simple as that. When I was in the UK in the 70's it was the same thing with roadracing. Lots more interest in bikes (because of the better roads for one thing) with them as an...
Forum: Trials 05-31-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,931
Posted By gybeman
My 2 cents worth... Stationary balance practice...

My 2 cents worth...
Stationary balance practice starts with the bars locked to one side. (practice both ways so you don't prefer one sided) Soft ground so the front wheel locks into helps at...
Forum: Canada 05-15-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,051
Posted By gybeman
Tis. And has the best and most northerly camping...

Tis. And has the best and most northerly camping spot with a seafood shack right across the road.

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w387/GGGuy/Cape%20Breton/DSCF3465.jpg...
Forum: Canada 05-07-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,250
Posted By gybeman
Or is it old and with a heart condition?? Geez...

Or is it old and with a heart condition?? Geez Roland, tell me whats working for you as I sold my 300 cause I was finding it hard to hang onto it.
Mike
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