Risers

Discussion in 'Trials' started by RiverRatRider13, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Yeah, I guess the site I initially used to convert (google) failed me, you are right 5' 11" is about right.
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  2. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    The bio was from 2007. I would say Raga has gained 20lbs. since then or more.:norton
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  3. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Gordy mentioned KTMs. It's amazing how different a given bike can be made to behave with setup of motor and chassis.
    Sharing bikes is problematic, as sting32 points out -- a little different take-up on the clutch, a little different pitch to the handlebars, and you wonder how anybody can ride this thing!?
    My son is six inches taller, twenty-five years younger, three classes better at trials. He can ride my bike, but his is completely foreign to me. To each his own.

    My wife is about my size. She sets up her mountain bike so oddly I can't even figure out what is wrong with it. She makes it go, I make mine go....
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  4. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Is Dougie anywhere near as tall as Geoff Aaron?
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  5. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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  6. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    Roxx risers work good on some bikes. I use them on my reflex and ty350.
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  7. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    :lol3. You found an opinion from some page selling stuff! :clap

    How's this for a data point?

    A guy on ADVrider.com said that short guys should run their bars upside down. :nod
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  8. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Was that a quote from someone with a `73 yamaha wannabe cafe racer? Or `I`ve been in that position on my Back`, wait I want to say I saw it on TV so it has to be true!:wink:
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  9. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    Actually, silly boys -- the data I found elsewhere as well says that Beta shipped that year with and without risers ... :1drink
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  10. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    What you had was a poor translation, which happens every year!:evil And if you had ordered a 280 that year and was lucky enough. Beta sent the bike as a 250 and included the 280 topend free of charge! Now that was the best deal of the 90`s!! Extra cylinder, head and piston kit free of charge!
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  11. GEARHEAD9969

    GEARHEAD9969 Been here awhile

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  12. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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  13. GEARHEAD9969

    GEARHEAD9969 Been here awhile

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    Fun to be had by all!
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  14. mung

    mung Been here awhile

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    I stood next to Raga at the 97 world round at Donner.He was probably all of 16 years old and at that time was skinny as a rail.He has for sure beefed up over the years.The other night in the garage I "caved" to all the advice about risers.Took out a 15 mm slice of riser so I am down to 15 mm total rise.We will see how that goes.Raining and snowing today so it might be time to get my new sled out.
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  15. kelin

    kelin Banned

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    I agree with u all .And thanks for give the important information .
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