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Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 975
Posted By Trialsguy
Sure you can reach Canada. A couple times a year...

Sure you can reach Canada. A couple times a year my wife and I do the Toronto to Charlotte drive. Only 12 hrs door to door ... uncluding gas and pee breaks. Heck, we'll high-ball the route all the...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Trialsguy
I bought an LS2 model MX453 this spring and I...

I bought an LS2 model MX453 this spring and I couldn't be happier with it. I had expected some increased wind noise over my full coverage street helmet, but it's not that more pronounced. The...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By Trialsguy
I thought that I would add a quick update to this...

I thought that I would add a quick update to this in case the OP (or anyone else interested) checked this old thread.

We're staying in Waikoloa and I picked up the KLR from Jason at hiadv.com...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By Trialsguy
My wife and I are headed to the Big Island for 2...

My wife and I are headed to the Big Island for 2 weeks in December, and also staying in Waikoloa, as we do most years. I have a KLR reserved with hiadv.com and plan on covering a number of roads and...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,723
Posted By Trialsguy
Just got back home from the DSP open house. Quite...

Just got back home from the DSP open house. Quite the turn out ! Fantastic looking shop, and caught up with a bunch of trials buddies that I hadn't seen for awhile. Well worth the 5 degree C ride...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,723
Posted By Trialsguy
Laugh 1: Dig out electric vest from bottom of the...

1: Dig out electric vest from bottom of the closet ...... check !
2: No freezing rain this morning .............................. check !
3: Not on-call for work this weekend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,393
Posted By Trialsguy
Hodaka is still master of the model names, long...

Hodaka is still master of the model names, long after their demise..

Super Rat
Wombat
Combat Wombat
Road Toad
Thunderdog

Also two of my favourites from the trials world in the 80's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 315,727
Posted By Trialsguy
Laugh For extra warmth if the electrics are acting up,...

For extra warmth if the electrics are acting up, try the trick we do for the cold, pre-dawn starts before a marathon. When you hit a Shoppers Drug Mart (or the equivalent) for hot pockets, pick up a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 315,727
Posted By Trialsguy
Not sure if it's a potential stop on your route,...

Not sure if it's a potential stop on your route, but Forillon National Park at the 'tip' of Gaspe is gorgeous .

Thank you for taking us along on an inspiring trip. Ride safe.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,733
Posted By Trialsguy
Are any brands better than others for staying IN...

Are any brands better than others for staying IN your ears as you pull the helmet on ? I've considered taping them in like F1 and Indycar drivers do.
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 39,067
Posted By Trialsguy
Holy crap Tony. Nice ride :clap. Sounds like...

Holy crap Tony. Nice ride :clap. Sounds like you could cut a few ounces off that bike by getting rid of the throttle tube and cables and just zip-tie the slide to the top of the carb. I suspect...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 370,113
Posted By Trialsguy
Decided to pull the tank and body work off the...

Decided to pull the tank and body work off the new-to-me '06 VStrom to check things out and made a few tweaks.

Removed the secondary butterfly plates from the throttle bodies, checked the synch...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Trialsguy
Check out the Trials Training Center in...

Check out the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, TN. Great guys, and they run everything from hard core trials techniques to off-road and dual sport rides. A lot closer to you than California.
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By Trialsguy
When you get to the border, stop in at Canada...

When you get to the border, stop in at Canada Customs with the frame serial number of the bikes written on a piece of paper and ask for a 'green card' ... Form Y38, Identification of Articles for...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,128
Posted By Trialsguy
Years ago I put a pretty good nick in the fork...

Years ago I put a pretty good nick in the fork tube of one of my trials bikes with a slam against a rock. Somewhere I read about the Super Glue trick, but with a slight twist. Immediately after...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 16,941
Posted By Trialsguy
I have just the right bike for the Dacre in the...

I have just the right bike for the Dacre in the garage, and was going to ride again this year , but work schedules got in the way. A 525EXC with a big tank, tight motor and comfy seat. It would have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 774,793
Posted By Trialsguy
Picked up one of those coupling nuts during lunch...

Picked up one of those coupling nuts during lunch today at Home Depot for $1.79 . Fits the axle perfectly .
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 1,383,100
Posted By Trialsguy
Ecuador is beautiful. My wife and I spent some...

Ecuador is beautiful. My wife and I spent some time in Quito when we were down there to climb Cotopaxi. I would certainly recommend the ride in to the base of that dormant volcano, and checking out...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 16,941
Posted By Trialsguy
A good benchmark might be this scenario.........

A good benchmark might be this scenario...... You've been wrestling the big GS already for 14 hours through mud, rain, ruts, rocks and sand. You make it past the last bail point where you would have...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 370,113
Posted By Trialsguy
2000 Ducati 900ie Monster. Hitting the starter...

2000 Ducati 900ie Monster. Hitting the starter button always sounded like an old John Deere cranking over slowly, hoping that it would fire up.

Installed 4ga welding cable from battery to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,923
Posted By Trialsguy
If you find that rotating the shifter on the...

If you find that rotating the shifter on the shaft doesn't ease getting your toe under it, it may be too short for your size foot in MX boots. I wear size 12's, and have no issues when wearing my...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By Trialsguy
Those are probalbly the best two sites... but...

Those are probalbly the best two sites... but this time of year choices are a bit slim. More will pop up as the weather turns nicer and the snow is gone. You can also check out club specific sites...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 146,876
Posted By Trialsguy
Thanks for the replies guys. Good info, and...

Thanks for the replies guys. Good info, and pretty much confirms what my gut tells me. I would probably be quite happy and comfy on a Strom, but would always have a niggling thought in my head that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 146,876
Posted By Trialsguy
Yes... I've spotted those, and have one in...

Yes... I've spotted those, and have one in particular in mind. I've loved the Monster , but always nice to have a change once in awhile.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 146,876
Posted By Trialsguy
Laugh I've spent the past couple of months doing my...

I've spent the past couple of months doing my winter day dreaming about a change in bikes, and I have to say that a 955i Tiger is going to end up in my garage as soon as I can get a buyer for my...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,231
Posted By Trialsguy
Very cool offer. Good on ya! :clap

Very cool offer. Good on ya! :clap
Forum: Canada 01-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,231
Posted By Trialsguy
You need to show up on the Friday (the 20th) at...

You need to show up on the Friday (the 20th) at the latest by some time in the afternoon to get through tech inspection, get your GPS loaded, receive your med kit (one rider per team is given one)...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Trialsguy
Considering the crew on this site, I'd bet there...

Considering the crew on this site, I'd bet there will be a line of bikes sitting on the road during the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the road. It will look like a motocross start line :rofl
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-28-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,851
Views: 1,504,884
Posted By Trialsguy
Lately I've been seriously Jonesing for a 955i....

Lately I've been seriously Jonesing for a 955i. Need to sell my 900ie Monster first. Hoping to find a deal in the spring.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Trialsguy
I installed the CA Cycleworks belts this spring...

I installed the CA Cycleworks belts this spring on my 2000 900ie and am very pleased. Easy-peazy to do and were exactly as advertised... Exact fit.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 370,113
Posted By Trialsguy
The FCR carb on my 525EXC has been peeing gas out...

The FCR carb on my 525EXC has been peeing gas out of the overflow tube lately, so I popped in a new O-ring in the float needle seat. Also mounted a new pair of MotoZ Tractionator I/T tires. They've...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Trialsguy
Charging circuit is still in place. I'll be...

Charging circuit is still in place. I'll be digging deeper into this looking for heat sources and tracing circuits. It was just odd that the same symptoms show up with this unit on the KTM.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Trialsguy
Thanks, I'll try that out.

Thanks, I'll try that out.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Trialsguy
Tom Tom drains battery when engine running.

Has anyone had this situation? I took our old Tom Tom XL One that we used to use in the car and wired it directly to the battery on the bike (Ducati 900ie Monster) using a female cigarette lighter...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By Trialsguy
Another vote for tossing those to the curb and...

Another vote for tossing those to the curb and letting your local scrap metal scrounger take them away. Never, ever trust aluminum bars that have been bent once, let alone twice to get back to the...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Trialsguy
A (like in 'hey')-chair-bees

A (like in 'hey')-chair-bees
Forum: Canada 06-15-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By Trialsguy
My insurance rating here in Ontario is '7...

My insurance rating here in Ontario is '7 star'.... or best rates. I have a 900ie Monster and pay $750 a year on 2 million public liability. No fire, theft or collision. I'm with RBC Ins and get a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By Trialsguy
Man.... I wish there were prices like that up...

Man.... I wish there were prices like that up here North of the border. I've been seriously contemplating doing the swap of my 900ie Monster for an '01 - 05' Tiger (just for a change). There's only 3...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By Trialsguy
Ah yes.... Memories of the Blackwater Moor...

Ah yes.... Memories of the Blackwater Moor crossing, in freezing rain or snowing, soaked to the undies. Fun times. You spend the first three days on the road sections carefully listening to the...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5,752
Views: 697,635
Posted By Trialsguy
Makes absolute sense, in light of her long (and...

Makes absolute sense, in light of her long (and successful) relationship with the HRC/Repsol/Montesa trials team. Hope it's true.
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