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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By ridenm
Yup. Too bad he didn't have more success at...

Yup. Too bad he didn't have more success at EnduroCross, but if he can focus on trials for a few years he can be national champ, then do something else to pay the bills... :cry
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
I feel very fortunate that I am able to ride...

I feel very fortunate that I am able to ride motorcycles. I know folks who can't for one reason or another, and I know a few who have overcome disability to do so. If my ability to ride a two-wheeler...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,032,674
Posted By ridenm
This is my experience as well. Took my wife on a...

This is my experience as well. Took my wife on a ride to see some land. Dirt road in with a bit of up-slope. When we were ready to leave I had her dismount so I could ride the still-unfamiliar bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,468
Views: 533,547
Posted By ridenm
I weigh 250 without gear :cry My 350 pulls...

I weigh 250 without gear :cry

My 350 pulls my weight just fine. I'm geared 1T down on the CS and 3T up on the rear and it was too short for comfortable 50-60 mph highway riding during last year's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Cagiv...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Cagiva%20Elefant%20650%20%201.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Variation on a current theme

http://bazamoto.ru/img/honda/vtr-1000-rc51-sp1/vtr-1000-rc51-sp1_2001_3.jpg

No way I could actually ride this in comfort given the state of my knees, but I like the silver body work, and I always...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 111,176
Posted By ridenm
Looks like you adapted the top box, and maybe the...

Looks like you adapted the top box, and maybe the batwing fairing (?) from a Valk Interstate? Amiright? What do I win?
Forum: Trials 02-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 375,087
Posted By ridenm
It was good to see trucks and bikes parked at...

It was good to see trucks and bikes parked at B-town as I was driving home. I honked.
Forum: Trials 02-20-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By ridenm
As mentioned above, the Gaerne Balance WP boots...

As mentioned above, the Gaerne Balance WP boots with the membrane booty do run very small. The regular Balance boots run true to size in the more average range, in my experience.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,032,674
Posted By ridenm
+1, but still an improvement. Wonder if it's...

+1, but still an improvement. Wonder if it's backwards-compatible?
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,468
Views: 533,547
Posted By ridenm
If I was still racing I would seriously consider...

If I was still racing I would seriously consider an auto clutch. The hare scrambles riding we did around here rarely required the technical clutch skills of trials or enduro. But I remember stalling...
Forum: Trials 02-13-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,338
Posted By ridenm
Earth-X...

Earth-X (http://earthxmotorsports.com/product-category/motorcycle/oset-bikes/) had an upgrade kit for the OSET 20 using Lithium with a built-in battery management system. Not quite as powerful as...
Forum: Trials 02-12-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,558
Posted By ridenm
Normal-sized adults can ride an OSET 20.0, but...

Normal-sized adults can ride an OSET 20.0, but it's not really well-suited for trail riding or trials competition. My daughter is 15, 5'3", probably about 125#, and she has outgrown the 20 I bought...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Hmmm. I may have to establish dual residency......

Hmmm. I may have to establish dual residency... :evil

Got a Montesa I'd love to make street-legal.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,032,674
Posted By ridenm
So I had a close call yesterday...

... riding on a desert dirt road out to a shooting range for work yesterday. Doing about 35 in 3rd, got into some sugar sand on the road and the bike started swapping. Stayed on the gas and stood up...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Please excuse the brief thread hijack attempt,...

Please excuse the brief thread hijack attempt, but could you explain what changed in MN?
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Motorcycle Consumer News liked it enough to...

Motorcycle Consumer News liked it enough to compare to the VFR800 but for thousands less.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Target for this bike is new, smaller, or female...

Target for this bike is new, smaller, or female riders. I have never met anyone in any of those categories interested in cruisers who had any burning desire to make final drive gearing changes....
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Given what I've heard about this bike's target...

Given what I've heard about this bike's target demographic, I'm surprised that it is chain drive. Belt just makes so much more sense.
Forum: Trials 01-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,345
Posted By ridenm
Anybody know what Gas-Gas' market share in trials...

Anybody know what Gas-Gas' market share in trials and off-road segments was?
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Early reviews say it's got really good wind...

Early reviews say it's got really good wind protection but it definitely looks nose-heavy in that picture.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,505
Posted By ridenm
I say ditch the name. Not that much brand equity...

I say ditch the name. Not that much brand equity in a recent name, especially one that sounds like a kitchen cleanser in a Trey Parker/Matt Stone movie.

Edit: question answered here...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
My wife should be very happy that Albuquerque...

My wife should be very happy that Albuquerque does not have a Moto Guzzi dealer.
Forum: Trials 01-12-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,305
Posted By ridenm
Me too. I'm a firm believer that if you are an...

Me too. I'm a firm believer that if you are an off-road rider of ANY flavor in NM you should be able to demonstrate some skill at riding sand and also at riding baby-head rocks. Because we have just...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,213
Posted By ridenm
Controlled flex in a roadracer makes a lot of...

Controlled flex in a roadracer makes a lot of sense, given that the thing spends so much time leaned over where suspension travel is no longer in the plane of bump absorption.

Would flex be of use...
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 173,526
Posted By ridenm
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
It's not so much the upright seating position....

It's not so much the upright seating position. It's the feet-forward seating position that transmits more jolting. With the pegs more underneath you, you tend to *even unconsciously* place some...
Forum: Trials 01-01-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,305
Posted By ridenm
This. As an NMTA lower class rider my experience...

This. As an NMTA lower class rider my experience setting sections applies to Beg-Nov-Am-Int lines. You have to be able to get beginners to, through, and from the section back to the loop. Everything...
Forum: Trials 01-01-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 118,661
Posted By ridenm
Motion Pro does custom cables. ...

Motion Pro does custom cables.

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/custom/
Forum: Trials 12-31-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By ridenm
The link pointed me to this: ...

The link pointed me to this:

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10173711_471216433016941_6280736346856817528_n.jpg?oh=7e96855e7cc548b6d19cf321102543e7&oe=552BA415

Definitely...
Forum: Trials 12-31-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 118,661
Posted By ridenm
I have to wonder how the hell he got clearance...

I have to wonder how the hell he got clearance for the carb. Does it look like the whole motor sits lower in the frame?
Forum: Trials 12-30-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 127,971
Posted By ridenm
Right now I'm the main person behind the Facebook...

Right now I'm the main person behind the Facebook page. Lance and Devin also have admin privileges.

I would love to be able to post up the 2015 schedule just as soon as it's ready.
Forum: Trials 12-30-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,305
Posted By ridenm
12) Go into cardiac arrest when you see the...

12) Go into cardiac arrest when you see the gasoline bills from driving out to the trials area every day two weekends straight (or more, depending on wind, rain, cows, bunnyhuggers, or other assorted...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
Old TX500 street tracker. ...

Old TX500 street tracker.

http://seaweedandgravel.com/pages/custommotos
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,032,674
Posted By ridenm
I went with the Jesse luggage also.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/ridenm/2013-11-21155140_zps8526acf9.jpg

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/ridenm/2013-11-21155119_zpsbc0cd4ce.jpg
Forum: Trials 12-27-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,073
Posted By ridenm
Yup, pretty much the epitome of not turning.

Yup, pretty much the epitome of not turning.
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0168/8754/files/D...

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0168/8754/files/DSC_0001-1.jpg?4117
Forum: Trials 12-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,422
Posted By ridenm
I think there are some 19" trials tires out there...

I think there are some 19" trials tires out there for the vintage market. Shinko and Vee Rubber are the immediate results of a Google search.
Forum: Trials 12-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,422
Posted By ridenm
That's a very good question. A few years ago...

That's a very good question. A few years ago (1989, I think :evil) the Japanese MXers started coming with 19" rear wheels because supposedly they hooked up better in some kinds of terrain, and the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9,360
Views: 1,554,667
Posted By ridenm
One each of these, please.

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs104/1103837443653/img/1138.jpg

http://www.betamotor.com/system/attachments/0000/8393/Evo4t2015_web_1.jpg
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