Fun with Outright Junk

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    I would like to add something nice.

    Brewtus,

    Thanks for keeping this thread going the carb mod and the cam gear and now on my list of "must do's" thanks to your thread:freaky
  2. trailwing

    trailwing Been here awhile

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    How'd that rock end up in the middle of a perfectly good trai?
  3. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Is that why my pants are so tight? Here I thought I was merely gaining weight. :lol3



    Why thank you, although the carb mod credit goes to Taxonomy. I had (some) of the parts lying around for years, but it was his post that made me actually do it. Good mod, lots of power discovered to compliment the cam gear mod.

    BTW, my adventures usually revolve around (or have a basis in) a lot of cheap mexican beer. This is the Big Leagues of Buffoonery, son. You are welcome to join if you can keep up (and you appear to be doing well)! :lol3


    More to the point, how did that trail get cut leading up to that cool rock?? :evil :D


    Sting my bruddah, you may be right. I may have "lost" this thread....... :rofl
  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I have often found the ones that have an engineering background are the slowest to come around to `how` things actually work in real trials. And we have a large pool of `them` in our local club. Just ask Brewtus the thread `maker`.:norton
  5. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    :augie
  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Whoo yah, Forgot that SW Montesa had all my parts for the 200. Can you believe he thought I could use a new piston? It`s only 30 years old ,just broken in. Actually I was waiting to see how the rod really looked. But parts are parts and I`m sure glad to get them!:clap
  7. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Bob, what are you going to ride this weekend? Brewtus is getting a bit cocky these days! :D
  8. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    He looks so good I`ll just bring the old Raga to try to keep up!!!! Beavertown early sunday? ( My wifes jet ski parts did not make it , too bad!):D
  9. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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  10. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Tshocker?

    I should have been a doctor, least that is what several high school teachers said, as well as the nurses that work with me Will say, because of my illegible handwriting, & signature, does that count?
  11. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Bearing in mind the content of your posts on here, and the fact they seem to indicate you have been involved with trials riding for many decades, I wonder what year you started riding Sting, and what line do you ride currently?
  12. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    Just chiming in here, but I am having trouble relating length of tenure riding trials (and ability level) and quality of opinion/strength of argument.

    To relate a story, I was once in a bad (re: dangerous) place in 2004. There I happened to do some work with a certain type of soldier that they make movies and television shows about. Some refer to them as operatives (no not the green beret types...think higher). Anyway, these guys know everything there is to know about firearms right? After all these are the primary tools of their trade. I asked him about a 1911-pattern pistol he was carrying, as it was obviously highly customized by a skilled pistolsmith. His answer, "I have no idea. It's a tool and I know how to use it."

    Moral of the story: there was no direct correlation between his skill level and his knowledge of the inner mechanics and theories behind the tools he used. Why would it be any different for a high-caliber moto rider/racer? Does Toni Bou know what the optimal cam timing is for making his bike react just the way he wants it? Maybe he does maybe he doesn't. Regardless, it's not a given and furthermore it doesn't necessarily help him be a better competition trials rider.

    On the opposite side of this coin, a poorly skilled rider could have a great deal of knowledge on the mechanical working of his bike and the theories behind them. Again, no direct correlation between skill and mechanical knowledge.

    Lastly, I've known people to say, "I've been doing this for ## years, so I know what I'm doing." The only given fact of the matter is that you've been doing it for ## years. Could have been doing it correctly, could have been doing it incorrectly. Empirical evidence proves whether it was being done correctly or not, the length of time it was done is far less relevant.

    Point being, we should stick to presentation of relevant facts in presenting our arguments and try to stay away from points of data that may have nothing to bear on the discussion.

    Just an opinion.

    - Ken
  13. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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  14. Twin-shocker

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    Bearing in mind the pantomime related to dealing with Bin Laden by crack US special forces, I can see exactly where you are coming from!

    My point here though was that Sting appears to be posting from the perspective of someone who has been involved with trials for many years, and was merely curious as to how long that might actually be?
  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    My very first motorcycle competition was a trials in 1973. I've been in and out of the sport over the years. I currently own a 2012 GG Pro and still can't ride it. What do you want to know....:rofl
  16. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    How long Sting has been riding trials would be of interest to me.
  17. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    You're not alone. He's also pissing people off over on Thumper Talk too.:D
  18. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Bob, we're gonna hit B-Town at 7:30 am Sunday and try to get a couple of hours in before the blazing heat! :evil
  19. lineaway

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    Thanks, I`m just loading a bike into the `new` van at this moment!:lol3
  20. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    I guess he must be an "expert" on everything 4T as well then! Seems strange he is unable to let everyone know how long he has actually been riding though?