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Forum: Trials 12-17-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,169
Posted By DerViking
This thread was pretty damn helpfull earlier this...

This thread was pretty damn helpfull earlier this year, might as well revive it for entertainments sake, in light of ongoing shenanigans.

Haven't been able to ride much this fall, but got out on...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,658
Posted By DerViking
Trials two strokes are tuned for torque, and...

Trials two strokes are tuned for torque, and won't seem like any of the other two strokes you have ridden. I find the fours harder to ride, and much more inclined to stall. Especially in the age and...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By DerViking
I've been running guards for years, and they show...

I've been running guards for years, and they show it. Chewed up beyond belief. I file the big chunks off periodically so they don't catch on clothes. Haven't broken a lever ever, knock on wood.

I...
Forum: Trials 11-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,971
Posted By DerViking
Anchoring obstacles

I generally agree with letting things move around, it is good practice.

Speaking from painful personal experience, make sure you don't have any utilities buried right below your obstacle. It's...
Forum: Trials 11-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,971
Posted By DerViking
I know the BRP is too heavy. I just take a...

I know the BRP is too heavy. I just take a masochistic pleasure in insisting on riding it like a trials bike, with some success. Had a two point section down Upper Moto Trail on our mountain. Its 2...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,971
Posted By DerViking
Tubeless tire changes

I use carpenters bar clamps to press the bead off:
...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,971
Posted By DerViking
Bigger Trials Bikes

That sounds a little cranky, now that I am drinking.

I run an XR650R for everything but trials, even, and especially, trail riding. I use, maybe, 10% of the horsepower and torque available. It is...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,971
Posted By DerViking
Take your 500 into the kitchen. Now Rev it to...

Take your 500 into the kitchen. Now Rev it to the limiter and see if you can make it to the living room. This shold answer your question about trials bike sizes.
Forum: Trials 09-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By DerViking
I have a degenerative disk or two in the middle,...

I have a degenerative disk or two in the middle, near the last couple ribs. Tore and strained a bunch of stuff working, then got rear ended in the car. Hurts like hell when it gets flared up. I run...
Forum: Trials 09-23-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,169
Posted By DerViking
Hmm. Lotta learning going on. The piston hitting...

Hmm. Lotta learning going on. The piston hitting the counterweight is an interesting one. I will tear it down again soon. I want to see if I can see anything at all out of sorts.

I am curious...
Forum: Trials 09-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,169
Posted By DerViking
Well. I sorted out the fan, and that seems to...

Well. I sorted out the fan, and that seems to have fixed the overheating. I had managed to cross one wire with the god awful, unnecessary turn signal wiring. Arrghh. Backed up and stripped every...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,169
Posted By DerViking
Ok. What I learned this evening. It hate to...

Ok. What I learned this evening.

It hate to admit this, but the high idle was due to the cable adjuster being out too far. When I swapped the carbs, I didn't check the free play in the cable. Doh...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,169
Posted By DerViking
learn me what I broke on my gas gas top end

So, I have finished swapping the jugs (and carbs and ignitions) between a 2009 280 eco and my 2007 300 pro. The 280 fired right up, runs smooth, no problems. The 300 was very tight, I used the thin...
Forum: Trials 09-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,756
Views: 346,409
Posted By DerViking
I swapped the jugs between my 300 with the dying...

I swapped the jugs between my 300 with the dying transmission and the 280 eco. If you take two old bikes and assemble the best parts onto the best transmission, do you have a better bike, or just...
Forum: Trials 08-31-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,652
Posted By DerViking
Ute was awesome! La Garritta is always a fun...

Ute was awesome! La Garritta is always a fun venue. Very wilderness compared to some of the other sites. Didn't rain on us much, but had recently. The mud was spectacular in places.
Saturday loop...
Forum: Trials 08-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By DerViking
As usual, a very informative write up, thanks...

As usual, a very informative write up, thanks Motobene. I called Dirt riders west today, hopefully Mike will have parts for me this weekend. Arrgh, these older bikes can start to work you...
Forum: Trials 08-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By DerViking
So I came home from Ute Cup with Pepto Bismol in my transmission

Like the title says....

Ute was very wet, it is possible I could have fully submerged the engine, but I am not sure where water could get in. I don't think I ingested any through the air box. My...
Forum: Trials 07-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 124,383
Posted By DerViking
Relax. You are hunched over and look tense. Stand...

Relax. You are hunched over and look tense. Stand up straighter and drop your heels more. Be loose and calm. And do it at least 100 times. Logs are hard. I once rode down a tree on a hillside, fell...
Forum: Trials 06-05-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By DerViking
All Balls seems to have good coverage on Gas Gas...

All Balls seems to have good coverage on Gas Gas linkage bearings. Their site works pretty well, and I have been happy with their products.
Forum: Trials 06-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By DerViking
+ 1 on buchanans. Wasn't real cheap, but it was a...

+ 1 on buchanans. Wasn't real cheap, but it was a very smooth transaction, and a nice product.
Forum: Trials 05-16-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,981
Posted By DerViking
The rain gear makes the attitude part much easier.

The rain gear makes the attitude part much easier.
Forum: Trials 05-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,981
Posted By DerViking
I am not aware of any rental bikes, but Colo has...

I am not aware of any rental bikes, but Colo has a very strong club, and there may be options.

A few people drive down to South Fork for a hotel, but it is every bit of an hour of dirt from the...
Forum: Trials 05-08-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,981
Posted By DerViking
On the days when the rain comes in, most...

On the days when the rain comes in, most definitely. La Garrita loop a couple years ago was 23 miles(twice a day), much of it pretty fast, some of it quite a workout. The single track back up from...
Forum: Trials 05-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,981
Posted By DerViking
Have at! If you can survive the trail, you can...

Have at! If you can survive the trail, you can always punch the sections, only a few of which are likely to be terribly difficult. We took a new (but very very fit) novice one year, and he had a good...
Forum: Trials 05-05-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By DerViking
I have had real trouble with rivets walking...

I have had real trouble with rivets walking loose. The sealant would probably hold in in place, but a weld is a guarantee. I have had moderate luck with #10 sheet metal screws, with epoxy layered...
Forum: Trials 05-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By DerViking
Now thats what I call top quality cowboy...

Now thats what I call top quality cowboy engineering. I'll have to pick up a tube of that silicone for my travel box that now contains most of a second motorcycle. You have a photo of your favorite...
Forum: Trials 04-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By DerViking
Alto can be a little ravely. Large diameter...

Alto can be a little ravely. Large diameter grains make for low traction even by the standards of sand. I often lower my pressure a bit there, maybe 3.5psi? just enough to keep it from acting too...
Forum: Trials 04-16-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By DerViking
I run mine until the knobs are completely round,...

I run mine until the knobs are completely round, and pretty short.

I'll put on a new tire for Ute Cup, where it makes more of a difference, then take it off and save it for later. Most of our CAT...
Forum: Trials 03-21-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 45,665
Posted By DerViking
Ute cup?

Hey RMTA

Any of you all have any beta on where the Ute will be this year. I know it says La Garrita, (WHOOT!:evil) The map shows the much further in camp. Will the camp be there or in Rabbit...
Forum: Trials 03-20-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By DerViking
Yep. No money in the sport. Hardrock Trials is...

Yep. No money in the sport. Hardrock Trials is the AZ dealer, and Mike takes good care of us. He also works his butt off as the President of our club. All this on the side, he runs a auto repair...
Forum: Trials 03-11-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 82,706
Posted By DerViking
Valentine Trial (near Kingman AZ) THIS WEEKEND!

Valentine Trial March 16 2014
Hey all.

Graydog and I will be setting the CAT Trial at Valentine on March 16. (ok, Graydog is doing 90%)

Valentine is a private ranch, in the desert East of...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By DerViking
I rivited a chunk of steel onto the side of my...

I rivited a chunk of steel onto the side of my muffler where the tire had worn through. Didn't have any aluminum handy, and the steel ought to wear better. I used a random tube of exhaust gasket...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By DerViking
Good suggestions all. The frame crack is always...

Good suggestions all. The frame crack is always worth checking for. My first Gasser was retired due to reoccurring cracks at the head tube. So far this frame is holding up. Graydog's Econo from 2...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By DerViking
2007 GasGas Swingarm Bushings

So the dreaded or at least frickin obnoxious "clunk" has come back in my otherwise trusty and apparently bomb proof Gasgas 300. The dog bone and swingarm bearings got replaced last year for Ute Cup,...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,756
Views: 346,409
Posted By DerViking
You posted that while I was typing. Looks like a...

You posted that while I was typing. Looks like a damn fine place to ride. Good on you for getting out and getting some. I striped my swingarm off and greased everything. Swingarm bushings are shot....
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,756
Views: 346,409
Posted By DerViking
If you pack a partly inflated and thoroughly...

If you pack a partly inflated and thoroughly lubed 20" bike tube in the gap between the tire and the rim, on the top of the wheel, (bottom bead will take care of itself) you can get it to hold enough...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,756
Views: 346,409
Posted By DerViking
I have ridden tube types until warm enough to...

I have ridden tube types until warm enough to seat the bead. Not convinced extra speed will do much for you, other than getting it hot faster. Trials tires are a different story. I have tried 60 psi...
Forum: Trials 02-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By DerViking
You can also grind the head off the bolt, lift...

You can also grind the head off the bolt, lift the tank away, then deal with the nut. If it's that stuck, chances are the bolt and clip nut will need to be replaced anyway.
Forum: Trials 02-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,042
Posted By DerViking
When I first got my 300 Pro, I was sure the...

When I first got my 300 Pro, I was sure the transmission would blow immediately. 6 1/2 years of hard Expert use later, and it's still clunky between 3rd and 4th, but working fine (knock on wood). I...
Forum: Trials 02-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,558
Posted By DerViking
We had an Expert Bulldog his bike down one...

We had an Expert Bulldog his bike down one section of loop last year at Valentine. It was a little puckery until all the loose rollers tipped out of it.
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