What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I looked at mine today. It's still under the tarp.:D
  3. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    I finally manged to get my New Years Day ride in. I'm still dealing with the after-effects of the flu so 30 minutes in the back yard has me soaking with sweat and out of breath. :umph
  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    That south valley must be awful warm!! Rode down the driveway after a good washing, Tore apart the linkage and everything is fine. Just another lucky day being a GasGas owner.:rofl:rofl:rofl
  5. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    I went out screwing around and found a canyon I had never seen before (I knkow my picture skills suck)
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    Been all the way around it but never in it
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    I had a lot of fun in it
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    just loots of cool stuff but a lot of it I wanted a spotter for
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    so I jumped over the hill to a familiar area
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    getting this new year off to a good start
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    :D
  6. Old Geezer

    Old Geezer Been here awhile

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    Neat area :clap
  7. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    That's some great looking stuff grizzz! Neat area!! :D
  8. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    We've been trying to get you down there for what?

    About four years?? Vamanos!
  9. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    :fitz


    I know, I know.. I really do need to get down there and check that area out.
  10. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    I do have the owners manual. But.....I thought that the stronger spring would over power the rebound just as my weight over powers the dampening so a heavier weight oil would help. Then I would be able to get the adjusters more in the middle of the range and not at the end. I have been bottoming out the forks but it does not hit hard like on other bikes I have had.
  11. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Tossed in new pads on the bike. Didn't get to test, but its gotta be better than oil soaked ones. :lol3
    Called GasGas this morning. 319.41$ per tube (remans) Decided that's out of the question. Called a local fork manufacture (Forks by Frank). 270$ + shipping for the set. Just gotta send him one of mine and he'll replicate it. Not exactly what I was planning to have to do with the bike, but if I'm going to compete at all on the thing, I don't like the idea of dealing with a leaky fork throughout the year.

    Can't decide between IRC TR11 or Michelin (non X-Lite) for tires. I ran the IRC before and had no complaints with them, but have always been impressed with Michelin. Are the Michelin worth the 20$ or so extra over the IRC?

    Andrew
  12. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    The Michelins are better expecially the X-Lite even when used with tubes they are stickier.
    BTW.: the Dunlops are also very good
  13. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I read a lot of people saying the x-lites were prone to sidewall tearing. Any validity to this?

    (not to derail this thread into a tire discussion thread :lol3)

    Andrew
  14. motorcyclemark

    motorcyclemark Been here awhile

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    My personal choice is Michelin, (not the X-Lights) but the standard X11. Tried two different rear X-light tires and both punctured, middle of the tread not sidewall. You will have to run more pressure with the X-light as well, maybe that was part of my problem. When running the X11's 6psi in the front and 4psi rear work well for me for most conditions.
  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    The X Lights came on my GG and I love them. Noticeably stickier than the regular Michelin's or Dunlops. We have lots of sharp rock and I run around 4psi. No problems yet, but now I have probably just jinxed myself.

    When I have to buy tires, I have always bought Dunlops, but I may have to start buying the X Lights now, even though they are more expensive. Got to spend your money on something.
  16. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Replace air filter, changed the oil and filled up with fresh gas.
  17. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    And crashed the hell out of it. :D

    They all look the same upside down.

    :deal
  18. Will Hesch

    Will Hesch Adventurer

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    Rode 26 miles of trail (Pozo OHV area, Central Coast, CA) trying to keep up with a Husaberg 570FE and Suzuki 400, didn't keep up but made it! Nailed my shin on the peg when my foot slipped off on a big air, got a bruise the size of a lemon. It nailed me in the 2" gap between my knee pads and Garne boot top, such luck!

    It was a real workout for this old man (61 year young) but I did it and if I keep doing it, maybe weekly, I'm gonna be in good shape in no time at all...if I don't kill myself trying!

    My Gas Gas 280, Kim on his Husaberg
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    I don't know if you can see it, (iPhone photo) but at the horizon is the Sierra Nevada range covered with snow
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  19. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    Sounds like a good time!

    Inexpensive knee/shin guards that tuck into your boot tops will eliminate the unprotected shin area. Trials foot pegs bite pretty badly. :eek1

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  20. Will Hesch

    Will Hesch Adventurer

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    Thanks Motojunky, I'm checking into those today!