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Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Bigbird
I believe quality copies of the "one dab" photo...

I believe quality copies of the "one dab" photo are available - $6.50 + postage from Classic Magazines in the UK -

http://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/product/372/jacksons-dab-print
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Bigbird
Yeah, Ilocated the exact same photo on the web. ...

Yeah, Ilocated the exact same photo on the web. Every little bit helps.
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Bigbird
Thanks for the tip. I've posted the question on...

Thanks for the tip. I've posted the question on his site - hope for an answer :)
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Bigbird
Looking for Info on 1961 Scottish Trials

I posted this under "Trials" section, but thought some "old School" might be able to help.

I'm looking for info on 1961 Scottish Trials - namely where exactly they were held and the specific...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Bigbird
Looking for info on 1961 Scottish Trials

I'm looking for info on 1961 Scottish Trials - namely where exactly they were held and the specific dates of the event. Searched the web but came up empty. I working on an "event poster", done in...
Forum: Trials 09-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 100,972
Posted By Bigbird
Question 2001 Montesa 315R as a 1st trials bike?

I'm wanting to give trials a try and have a line on a 2001 Montesa 315R. Guy is asking $2000 for it. Haven't seen it yet or know the history. Is it a good "beginners" bike? And, assuming the bike's...
Forum: Trials 08-29-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bigbird
That sounds encouraging:nod Looking at the...

That sounds encouraging:nod
Looking at the overall weights of the modern bikes, they seem to come in well under 200lbs, yes?
Forum: Trials 08-29-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bigbird
Not yet. Hope to check it out shortly.

Not yet. Hope to check it out shortly.
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By Bigbird
Jeez! You can just buy the DOT decal:eek1! In...

Jeez! You can just buy the DOT decal:eek1!
In your last statement, "They are awesome vented, weigh as much as a potato chip and if you go with the Bell, it has the quick strap, the 661 is normal.......
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By Bigbird
TR33...or water cooled bike& hydraulic clutch...

The big plus is that the TR33's a dealer bike, so I believe it'll be gone thru and prepped.




Thanks, I'll keep that in mind:norton
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By Bigbird
Full-face MTB Helmets for Trials??

Good point! Falling face first on some rocks could ruin my whole day! I do like the additon of a face guard and on my road bikes I always used a full face helmet. But as these helmets are MTB-types,...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bigbird
I checked the back pages of my owners manual -...

I checked the back pages of my owners manual - says the hitch is a Class 1, so looks like I'm out of luck for a carrier. Ditto on my old Forester as well:cry

Guess my only option would be a Class...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By Bigbird
Carrier on back of a Subaru??

Anyone hauling their trials bike using a trailer-hitch carrier like this? My Outback lists only a 200lb limit for the hitch weight.:eek1
...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By Bigbird
Choosing a First Trials Bike

OK, one of the bikes is out - the Montesa Cota - as the owner only wanted to trade for my Honda NX650, which I've sold outright.

The bikes I'm looking at now include:

1986 Beta TR33 ...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bigbird
Nope:cry

Nope:cry
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By Bigbird
:evil Hmmmmmm........Verrry Interesting! ...

:evil

Hmmmmmm........Verrry Interesting! So, which is "easier" to ride - as a beginner, vintage or modern? I kind of lean toward vintage - tho maybe I'm way off there. The trick tho is to find a...
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By Bigbird
I'm altogether new to trials. Yeah, back in...

I'm altogether new to trials. Yeah, back in college - that was in the '60s - I gave trials a try and had a bit of fun, but nothing serious. Now I'm the one who's "in the 60's" and figure to give...
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By Bigbird
Nice vented helmet....Brand??

Saw this helmet this weekend, but pic not good enough to ID brand. Has loads of "mesh" venting. Anyone know what it is??

http://bigbird.smugmug.com/photos/i-fpM96C7/0/M/i-fpM96C7-M.jpg
Forum: Trials 08-26-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By Bigbird
POC bicycle helmet for trials?

Just bought POC helmet to use on my MTB and road bicycle. Very comfy, very light and great venting. It's also rated as the best protection out there in it's class. Back "in the day" when I tried...
Forum: Trials 08-25-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By Bigbird
Question Thinking of trying Trials:PartII neither Vintage nor Modern?

Went to a local event this weekend to talk to some folks and get an idea of the sport circa 2013. I mentioned that I was interested in the vintage aspect and a couple of the bikes I'd been...
Forum: Trials 08-25-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By Bigbird
Question Hauling the bike: Options?

I'm looking into getting a trials bike but as I only have a couple of Suabarus as our vehicles, the problem arises as to how to transport a trials bike to/from events. I attended a local event this...
Forum: Trials 08-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bigbird
Ormstown

Gordo - Hey thanks for the tip on the Ormstown Weekend!! I planning to go to the Mini Trial over in Swanton Saturday, and will head up to Ormstown Sunday. This Canuck event looks too good to pass...
Forum: Trials 08-22-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bigbird
Question Tlr ?

tlr????
Forum: Trials 08-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bigbird
Search for my 1st trials bike

OK, plan to attend - as an observer - an event over in Vermont this weekend.
I've also started to search about for a suitable mount to start my fledging career as a trials rider :)
I have a lead...
Forum: Trials 08-20-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bigbird
Thinking of trying Vintage Trials

I've been enjoying riding on the highways less and less the last couple of years. Increased traffic, crazy cagers texting, phoning, and so forth, have made riding on the highways way more risky...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,883
Views: 906,365
Posted By Bigbird
No side stand cut-out - normally start it leaning...

No side stand cut-out - normally start it leaning on the side stand - and I normally pull in the Clutch when starting. BTW, lights, etc work ok.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3,883
Views: 906,365
Posted By Bigbird
Question NX not starting - Kill switch position?

Haven't ridden much this summer, and last had my '88 NX out for a spin a couple of weeks ago. I was going to take it out the other day - after the rain stopped, finally - but it wouldn't start. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,883
Views: 906,365
Posted By Bigbird
FS: 1988 Honda NX650 - Dominator

Selling my '88 Honda NX650 - Dominator. 12500 miles, new tires, brakes, metal panniers, top box. NYS inspection, titled and registered. Great bike, just don't get to ride it much, so here it is. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,883
Views: 906,365
Posted By Bigbird
Thumb You know, I did exactly that just yesterday, as a...

You know, I did exactly that just yesterday, as a "maybe-this'll-help" try at fixing the problem. Turned out the pilot screw maybe an eighth of a turn - didn't want to get too drastic - and then...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,883
Views: 906,365
Posted By Bigbird
Thanks for the lead. I'll give it a try.

Thanks for the lead. I'll give it a try.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,883
Views: 906,365
Posted By Bigbird
Question NX650: idle problem

I've had my 1988 NX650 for about a year now, and I love it. Smoother than my KLRs were and better hanling on the highway. But I've not been able to solve a problem with the engine idle. The engine...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,883
Views: 906,365
Posted By Bigbird
NX650 ammo can panniers

Honda NX650 with DYI Ammo-Can Panniers

http://bigbird.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Toms-new-Honda/i-Kw6n5VS/0/S/CIMG5910-S.jpg
( I originally posted this thread at "Thumpers", but thought it fit...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bigbird
Saranac Lake - about 54 miles west of...

Saranac Lake - about 54 miles west of Plattsburgh:norton
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bigbird
Ammo Can Panniers, DYI

Honda NX650 with DYI Ammo-Can Panniers

http://bigbird.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Toms-new-Honda/i-Kw6n5VS/0/S/CIMG5910-S.jpg
Just got a Honda NX650 and wanted to get a set of panniers, but it seems...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 79,239
Posted By Bigbird
Thumb VT road info

Yes! Thanks Liz. Now I can start planning out my route:clap , cheers, Tom
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 79,239
Posted By Bigbird
Question Finding a way to CC '11

I just checked the Vermont road closers site http://crisislanding.appspot.com/?crisis=2011_flooding_vermont
Coming from the Adirondacks, things look a bit dicey as far as getting to the Silver Lake...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 79,239
Posted By Bigbird
Thumb Original CroMag Campout , sep 2003

:wave Hi Ross! How quickly we forget, eh. Be good to see you again. We should do a count of who shows up this year who were at the Original CroMag Campout . That was up in Grafton, NH, sept of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 79,239
Posted By Bigbird
Cc '11

Yeah Shrineclown. I plan to arrive on Friday. Just got a "new" thumper - a 1988 Honda RX650. No panniers yet, but will manage with the dry bag and maybe a shopping bag or two thrown in for good...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 79,239
Posted By Bigbird
So, CroMag still on?

So, is CroMag still on, same place and dates? Has anyone checked to see if the campground is OK? I seem to remember that you had to cross a creek to get to the camp ground. Wonder how that bridge...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By Bigbird
CroMag?

Yeah, I'm thinking along the same lines. I may go down on Saturday morning and home Sunday. It's a short ride for me but as a fellow member of the O.F.G Club:lol3, I hear you as to hauling your...
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