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Forum: Trials Today, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By motobene
This thread has gone 'cold' :bueller Some...

This thread has gone 'cold' :bueller

Some people have naturally warm hands. Not me! My hands will literally freeze in really cold weather. They go numb too, so I can't feel much.
Forum: Trials Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 35,040
Posted By motobene
I wonder if there's some motivation to push the...

I wonder if there's some motivation to push the GasGas name in public. In terms of web presence (example, YouTube) by individual riders, GasGas was just everywhere, and that continues. That could...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By motobene
Nice to know, Bob. Better than buying a whole...

Nice to know, Bob. Better than buying a whole seal head.
Forum: Trials 07-04-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By motobene
Maybe that is the appeal of the new Scorpa...

Maybe that is the appeal of the new Scorpa Twenty: It's a Sherco that is more 'normal' layout and feeling?
Forum: Trials 07-04-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 159,254
Posted By motobene
Hope that won't provide the envirowacks an excuse...

Hope that won't provide the envirowacks an excuse to make it 'roadless.'
Forum: Trials 07-04-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 159,254
Posted By motobene
Will PM you. My wife will not want to the more...

Will PM you. My wife will not want to the more serious stuff on dualsport or trials bike, like Comales Canyon trail, but somewhere that mixes moderate with severe could be cool.

I think I'll...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By motobene
I like riding in cold weather, but that's just...

I like riding in cold weather, but that's just too cold!
Forum: Trials 07-03-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By motobene
Well now I'm not OK. Mom's got surgery and I'll...

Well now I'm not OK. Mom's got surgery and I'll miss the Lake Fork NM event I've been drooling over for a long while now.

We'll have to be content with some cool morning practice in my 'new'...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 35,040
Posted By motobene
Thanks! Interesting link! I have never...

Thanks! Interesting link!

I have never quite understood the appeal of an electric water pump with all the extra and bulky bits, given the OEM pump is simple and just works.

A whole engine...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 159,254
Posted By motobene
Aha, west from Pojoaque! Thanks, all. Now I...

Aha, west from Pojoaque! Thanks, all. Now I know where it is, finally.

This was to be our pinnacle event of the year, and I have SO long been looking forward to riding at Lake Fork. Yesterday we...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By motobene
Welcome! True about the Montesa, but I'd not be...

Welcome! True about the Montesa, but I'd not be put off at all by a carburetor, nor would I distort a buying decision based on one requirement: FI. The Shercos are fantastic bikes and I think you'd...
Forum: Trials 07-03-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By motobene
I was at an event, away from the shop, and had no...

I was at an event, away from the shop, and had no other good choices to assure I could shift all weekend. I wasn't even sure it would hold up. When it held up so well, I thought to just leave it...
Forum: Trials 07-02-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,548
Posted By motobene
Here's is Honda's weird red right-side-chain...

Here's is Honda's weird red right-side-chain bike:

...
Forum: Trials 07-02-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,865
Posted By motobene
Gosh, what a place to ride!

Gosh, what a place to ride!
Forum: Trials 07-02-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 159,254
Posted By motobene
Nice bike, Deb! Hey NM peeps. We're...

Nice bike, Deb!

Hey NM peeps. We're planning to come to Lake Fork, but we have no clue where that is. If you Google Lake Fork, NM, it puts you near Taos Ski Valley. Do you all have a map...
Forum: Trials 07-02-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By motobene
The splines are not supposed to be tapered......

The splines are not supposed to be tapered... saying this from the knowledge of the manufacturing process for splines.

GasGas did not use the method of a groove in the shift shaft where the shift...
Forum: Trials 07-02-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 35,040
Posted By motobene
I see an electric water pump on that bike.

I see an electric water pump on that bike.
Forum: Trials 07-02-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 35,040
Posted By motobene
An interesting turn of events. It's like Greece...

An interesting turn of events. It's like Greece and the rest of the EU. Profligate spending eventually leads to a collapse, and the with the profligate spender can't take the hard medicine and would...
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,865
Posted By motobene
Righteeo! :loaded Well, it has stopped...

Righteeo! :loaded

Well, it has stopped raining... except this morning, when we got another 0.83", and the chance for rain was only 20%. That used to mean no way in hell! :jive
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By motobene
Welcome. The newer setup is very simple and...

Welcome. The newer setup is very simple and slick. Just a hole through the frame that will receive the FHCS. Here is a pic related to something else, but you can see the through hole just above the...
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,976
Posted By motobene
Yes! KTM riders are likely to buy a few just for...

Yes! KTM riders are likely to buy a few just for that reason:rofl

Check out the gold anodized suspension linkages up against the orange frame. Reminds me of one of those big-woman Wal-Mart...
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,548
Posted By motobene
Yes, 1kg = 2.2 lbs. If the specs are...

Yes, 1kg = 2.2 lbs.

If the specs are accurate for dry weight, or whatever they are using, that kilogram is possibly from the reportedly lighter FI unit and the Tech forks. If the Showa shock...
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,548
Posted By motobene
Big cosmetic change. Lots of black. Black,...

Big cosmetic change. Lots of black.

Black, silver, black, silver, is an ebb-and-flow theme in modern motorcycling. Personally, I prefer when the trend goes silver, as I personally get the hots...
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By motobene
I looked through the parts manual from 2005 to...

I looked through the parts manual from 2005 to 2014 and they show the same drawing for the brake all those years.

The bushing (the thing the brake pivots on) part number did change from BT280 210...
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By motobene
What I don't get is the frame part is simply a...

What I don't get is the frame part is simply a hole, no? You have an M8 flat-head cap screw through the frame, then the hard coated aluminum dodad on the backside that the M8 threads into. Or is...
Forum: Trials 06-29-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By motobene
Oh yeah, IK! Come see us at the ranch sometime.

Oh yeah, IK! Come see us at the ranch sometime.
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,865
Posted By motobene
When you asked the questions I was like, uhhh. ...

When you asked the questions I was like, uhhh.

It just seemed natural to put it on the left. Most riders being right handed would keep their booger picking hand free?
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By motobene
I found the Yamaha TY left-side brake in a dusty...

I found the Yamaha TY left-side brake in a dusty box. I'll seek to post a photo of that too. It's an odd one!
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,976
Posted By motobene
Yes, you are right. Sometimes a bike comes...

Yes, you are right. Sometimes a bike comes together really well (thank you nerdy engineers). It is in a way just another Sherco, but Sherco knows what it is doing. My last Scorpa was a yellow and...
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,865
Posted By motobene
Got my Leonelli from Tom Bachelor of...

Got my Leonelli from Tom Bachelor of mototrialsport.com in north TX. Given he had it, that brand is probably available in the small-dealer network. You could also find it at rypusa.com
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,365
Posted By motobene
It was high 60s here this morning and a perfect...

It was high 60s here this morning and a perfect time to ride. Maybe the last cool front in months. But I was so bloody exhausted from a week of intense work I did not have the energy to do anything...
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,158
Posted By motobene
Sometimes blocking out all the chatting is the...

Sometimes blocking out all the chatting is the only way to be productive. Seems it if was managed well, you could have both in your company. Time to blabber yes, but if the headphones are on leave...
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 35,040
Posted By motobene
The document is suspect. Saying things like,...

The document is suspect. Saying things like, "The purpose of the existing shareholders is to sell the problem to another and avoid responsibility." and how the shareholders want to make the company...
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 48,230
Posted By motobene
Like ATF +4 used in a lot of Chrysler...

Like ATF +4 used in a lot of Chrysler transmissions, ATF 6 is a full synthetic. The following contains the tech specs, including the viscosities. One could compare the viscosities with the other...
Forum: Trials 06-28-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,548
Posted By motobene
Hey wow there ya go! Going for the high end of...

Hey wow there ya go! Going for the high end of the high end and in low volume. Not so dumb a move at all if true. That $11,200 (US). Closer to Bou's would mean some titanium here and there and...
Forum: Trials 06-24-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,365
Posted By motobene
Aye! Sad to say I've done nothing with...

Aye!

Sad to say I've done nothing with the night LED lights since I started this thread. I feel like road kill on the highway of life's many obligations, and it only seems to get worse as I...
Forum: Trials 06-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 48,230
Posted By motobene
Yeah that Beta as a super-fast-hitting clutch, so...

Yeah that Beta as a super-fast-hitting clutch, so in a way the problem is similar to some 4RTs. I tossed two springs and use a very thick 80W-90 gear lube. I know at one point, before tossing two...
Forum: Trials 06-22-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,548
Posted By motobene
There are big capital costs to a new high-end...

There are big capital costs to a new high-end model, particularly in the engine bottom end, with all the pressure die cast tooling and machining fixturing. The market is too small to justify major...
Forum: Trials 06-22-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,976
Posted By motobene
Thanks for that correction. A 2015. I was...

Thanks for that correction. A 2015. I was impressed for sure. It was also nice to have the kick start on the left so most of the time I don't have to stand on the right side to left kick.

I...
Forum: Trials 06-21-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 159,254
Posted By motobene
Claire and I are planning to tool out in the...

Claire and I are planning to tool out in the Casita to Lake Fork:bow in July. I THINK I was there in `92 with Doc Joe Boyce, but that was so far back and I may have been muddled.

Anyway, for...
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