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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,457
Posted By dhubbard422
Kudos!

An amazing amount of work in such a short time. And it looks good too! :clap
Forum: Trials 12-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,342
Posted By dhubbard422
If you search on google for Tucker Ranch Trials...

If you search on google for Tucker Ranch Trials and filter by images, you'll find a variety of stuff (some that is relevant and some that isn't...)

Here's one of those results:...
Forum: Trials 11-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By dhubbard422
40 to 50 miles on a tank with an Evo 2T??? :huh ...

40 to 50 miles on a tank with an Evo 2T??? :huh

Sorry, but that is not consistent with my experience. Maybe with a long ride kit...

The 4T is much more fun on a trail though. I love the power...
Forum: Trials 11-29-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,476
Posted By dhubbard422
To-may-to, tow-mah-tow

They are both nice. Seriously. But, the 250 is truly worth a test ride.

The power delivery of the 250 is smooth, yet quick. It doesn't have the hit of the bigger bike and IMO it is easier to ride...
Forum: Trials 11-28-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,503
Posted By dhubbard422
A 250 4T is a are bird...

I expect that there are very, very few Beta 250 4Ts in the US. I had one of the first Rev 4T's in the US (250 only, unless you bought the 300 kit) and I really never fully came to grips with it as it...
Forum: Trials 11-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,342
Posted By dhubbard422
Here's another nice looking backyard practice...

Here's another nice looking backyard practice area:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5159675&postcount=14

I'd love to have something like this.
Forum: Trials 11-28-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,342
Posted By dhubbard422
The man-made section at Tucker Ranch (no water in...

The man-made section at Tucker Ranch (no water in these pics), look for the trials bikes in post #5:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5154004&postcount=5
Forum: Trials 11-28-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,342
Posted By dhubbard422
It doesn't take much to have a backyard trials...

It doesn't take much to have a backyard trials practice area... When I first got a trials bike ('95), I could get a workout just balancing with the motor off in the warmth of the garage while snow...
Forum: Trials 11-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,404
Posted By dhubbard422
A couple of things to note... Jets and...

A couple of things to note...

Jets and orifices on a trials bike carb are small, tiny even. It doesn't take too much to clog a passage, especially if the gas was old and/or if the filter could be...
Forum: Trials 09-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,034
Posted By dhubbard422
Why ride a couch?

I may be in the minority, even amongst fellow trials riders... but I feel more comfortable going fast (40+ mph) on a trail on a trials bike than I do on a "big" bike. The seats are too dang tall on a...
Forum: Trials 06-22-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,447
Posted By dhubbard422
There are "sandbaggers" in every class! :rofl...

There are "sandbaggers" in every class! :rofl Well... every class except PRO...

I would have guessed that it had rained based on the points taken on all lines, well... all except CM. What would...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 76,091
Posted By dhubbard422
Very nice Gregor! You've made a lot of progress...

Very nice Gregor! You've made a lot of progress with your Guzzi in a very short time! I'll have to check in on this tread (in addition to your GarageJournal thread)...

In 1977 I was at Doc Storms...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By dhubbard422
Thanks also for the link to Bob's... it'll be...

Thanks also for the link to Bob's... it'll be great to know where to go to find a microfiche for this bike!
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By dhubbard422
THANK YOU! This is perfect. :clap I didn't...

THANK YOU! This is perfect. :clap

I didn't realize that the stock screen had the capability for rake adjustment; the Gustafsson does not. However, I do get the drill the holes to position it at...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By dhubbard422
[QUOTE=globalt38;22407160]17 pages of cool GS...

[QUOTE=globalt38;22407160]17 pages of cool GS pics isn't a total loss at least! :D

Not at all! It was a good suggestion and a very enjoyable read. There are some very, very nice bikes in that...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By dhubbard422
Looked through 17 pages of cool GS photos, yet...

Looked through 17 pages of cool GS photos, yet the best photo of what I'm looking for was on the first page...
http://s927.photobucket.com/user/squeezer67/media/Steens%202011/IMG_1692.jpg.html
...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By dhubbard422
Pic anyone? R100GS PD windshield mount

Hi All,

I have a 1995 R100GS PD (Black/Classic). It came with (2) very large Parabelllum windscreens (which are a little big for my tastes). I bought a Gustafsson that is supposed to be equivalent...
Forum: Trials 09-23-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,663
Posted By dhubbard422
Practice, practice, practice... I recommend...

Practice, practice, practice... I recommend figure 8's on the side of a slight hill. Once you master a gentle incline, find a steeper hill... trialsmasters know no limit to steepness for this simple...
Forum: Trials 09-20-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 94,860
Posted By dhubbard422
Charity Challenge Trials Event @ The Harvest Classic Rally

Hi All,

The 10th annual Charity Challenge for Modern and Vintage trials bikes is on October 18th & 19th, 2013. The Harvest Classic Rally is held in Luckenbach, TX where "everybody is somebody"....
Forum: Trials 09-03-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,078
Posted By dhubbard422
I don't know... Maybe it could work. Maybe not....

I don't know... Maybe it could work. Maybe not. IMO, one of the problems with the Clubman line is that it can be really challenging to find meaningful obstacles for the Clubman level rider in the...
Forum: Trials 09-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,078
Posted By dhubbard422
Wow... I've never heard that the NATC has any...

Wow... I've never heard that the NATC has any idea of who will really host a Nat'l until the annual meeting is actually underway. Even then (and I have attended this meeting a couple of times) I've...
Forum: Trials 09-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By dhubbard422
I've used a cheap aluminum rack on a Ford F150,...

I've used a cheap aluminum rack on a Ford F150, Mercedes Sprinter, Honda Element and on a Honda Pilot. The rack I bought (an eBay purchase) does have a clamp to to keep the hitch from wiggling in the...
Forum: Trials 08-31-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,078
Posted By dhubbard422
Trophies...

Clubs buy trophies based on the number of pre-entries; this is why, in part, there is a penalty for late registration.

Looking at the results from the past year, it'd be difficult to recommend...
Forum: Trials 08-31-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,078
Posted By dhubbard422
Hmm...

Yes. Minders, except for the Pros, are in my experience, generally discouraged. There have been many issues with too many minders in sections and on the loop. Lower class riders shouldn't need...
Forum: Trials 08-31-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,078
Posted By dhubbard422
Beautiful playground

Amazing terrain. BIG obstacles. Looks like fun, well the smaller stuff does...:rofl

FWIW, from my quick research, i.e. glancing at the Nat'l results from time-to-time, attendance was down at...
Forum: Trials 08-30-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,078
Posted By dhubbard422
Wow... what a debacle of a thread...

And to think that this thread started off by asking - where are the Nat'l riders? This might have been an interesting topic. As a former Nat'l (event) organizer, pro level minder and support rider, I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,897,466
Posted By dhubbard422
I can't seem to find a folding pedal for the...

I can't seem to find a folding pedal for the Scram that would solve the issue. That may turn into a winter project. Has anyone found one?[/QUOTE]

I haven't yet ordered a set, so, I can't speak...
Forum: Trials 01-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 45,449
Posted By dhubbard422
Central Texas Trials Association We have a...

Central Texas Trials Association

We have a newly revitalized website:
http://www.austintrials.com/

We also have a facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CTTA.MOTOTRIALS/
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,897,466
Posted By dhubbard422
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-27-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,897,466
Posted By dhubbard422
Can you point me to this page in the thread? I...

Can you point me to this page in the thread? I can't find it... (yes, I even tried Google...) Please also post pics about your brake conversion!

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Trials 12-24-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By dhubbard422
I've had fun riding a 125 (and I'm 210 pounds...

I've had fun riding a 125 (and I'm 210 pounds +/-, although I was on the lighter side when I had the 125). I took a Tommi Ahvala school on the 125 and he had me practicing splatters on it! I'm still...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,701
Posted By dhubbard422
There are seat/tank combos for the Montesa and...

There are seat/tank combos for the Montesa and Beta trials bikes. I'd love to have a 300 Beta 4T with the seat /tank combo...maybe, someday....

Scorpa also made a "long ride" kit/model.
Forum: Trials 12-14-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,645
Posted By dhubbard422
I have owned both of these specific year models...

I have owned both of these specific year models and the Sherco is a more capable bike.

However, the JT25 looks very clean. This often equates to a little used and/or well maintained example. It's...
Forum: Trials 12-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,668
Posted By dhubbard422
Ron Commo (the previous Beta Importer) should...

Ron Commo (the previous Beta Importer) should also have a nice selection of parts for this bike.

I bought my first modern trials bike in '95 (a Gas Gas) and a month or two later a buddy bought a...
Forum: Trials 12-11-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,645
Posted By dhubbard422
I've only seen long range tank and seat combos...

I've only seen long range tank and seat combos for the Montesa and Beta. However, number plate gas tanks are available for any bike to help extend your range. Scorpa also sold a "long range" model.
...
Forum: Trials 12-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,645
Posted By dhubbard422
I recommend buying a bike that has been well...

I recommend buying a bike that has been well cared for and as new as you can afford. Trials bikes tend to fall into two camps, babied and nearly perfect or used and abused. I'd avoid one that looks...
Forum: Trials 12-11-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,937
Posted By dhubbard422
http://trialstrainingcenter.com/how-to-ride-motorc...

http://trialstrainingcenter.com/how-to-ride-motorcycle-trials/double-blip/
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-11-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,897,466
Posted By dhubbard422
What length did you get? Stock or longer? If...

What length did you get? Stock or longer? If longer, 10mm, 20mm,...?

Have you tried them on a washboard dirt road - yet?

Thanks,
Forum: Trials 12-08-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,937
Posted By dhubbard422
Lever angle is personal preference - within...

Lever angle is personal preference - within certain limits. Pros HAVE to ride with the levers at an angle that is closer to flat (actually, just slightly higher than the angle of the forearms)...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-05-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,897,466
Posted By dhubbard422
THANKS! I look forward to reading about your...

THANKS! I look forward to reading about your experiences with them!
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