|09-11-2013, 03:57 PM||#16|
Lean, Tender and Juicy.
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Zanesville, Ohio
I need to work on bending my knees more! I feel like the handlebars need raised on the bike or something for my size. It really kills my lower back after awhile of bending.
The clutch feels a lot better now after switching to Torco Synthetic. It had terrible drag when I first got it, so I tried flushing and replacing with Motul syn. That made a little difference, but not enough to suit me. I flushed it again with the Torco and it has slight drag when first starting up and is fine about 10 seconds after. I talked to Dennis from Overland Trial (Very knowledgeable and very friendly) at the event in Newark and he said he has some Elf oil in stock still. I think I am going to snag some of that before it's gone.
Wife and daughter couldn't make it to this past event as they had other plans. I got 3rd on Saturday and 4th on Sunday in the Novice class (even got me a couple little medallions for the garage wall of fame!), so I have some practicing to do before I move to intermediate. I had a freaking blast and met a ton of GREAT people, some of those people are freaking amazing on a trials bike. I am riding the event in Indiana this month and then two more here in Ohio in October, which the wife will be attending. Also have the RYP clinic in October if it pans out (hopefully). Should get some good videos soon.
Just got a new set of Dunlop rubbers in today to ditch the dry-rotted meats that were on the bike when I got it. These will easily increase my riding skills by 10 fold.
2000 Montesa Cota 315R;
1999 Buell X1 Lightning;
1979 Suzuki DS 100;
2002 Honda XR50 (Pinky Pie);
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