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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
revisited the mother log after a few months,...

revisited the mother log after a few months, technique dropped badly from lack of practice. :cry so much to learn THEN try to stay on top of it too. :lol3

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 832,887
Posted By B1
amazing riding skills

this can be a bit demoralising, but it's bordering on ridiculous some of the tricks the top trials riders are doing on dirt bikes nowadays.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
:lol3 actually in that interview with graham...

:lol3 actually in that interview with graham jarvis i asked him why our bikes couldn't do what his did... and he said to just let him ride our bikes and he'd teach the bikes how to do tricks. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
knocked together a little compilation of some...

knocked together a little compilation of some ultra cool skills from former trials champions on dirt bikes. i doubt we'll ever get anywhere near doing this stuff but it doesn't hurt to try... or i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
sadly not. i still freak out every time i get on...

sadly not. i still freak out every time i get on the balance point and hit that rear brake pretty hard... most of the time i'm just under the balance point but will have to work on this.

young...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,088
Views: 594,791
Posted By B1
world's first triple backflip

this one's not computer-generated but would have been WAY safer if it was.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 832,887
Posted By B1
Eh? world's first triple backflip

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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,986
Posted By B1
have you ridden the RR300 yet, kdxfile? ...

have you ridden the RR300 yet, kdxfile?

just wondering as most of our guys are in the middle of swapping over to betas from their ktms... one of the guys is a died-in-the-wool 250exc fan and...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By B1
amazing what they can do with computer graphics...

amazing what they can do with computer graphics nowadays, i thought this sliding moto gp bike was real at first... :huh
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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,986
Posted By B1
he's definitely our hero around these parts,...

he's definitely our hero around these parts, garrett. you've probably seen it already, but i got to film him doing some of his tricks earlier this year.

simply amazed by his riding at around 23...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,088
Views: 594,791
Posted By B1
anyone thinking that casey is back and doing his...

anyone thinking that casey is back and doing his thing? :lol3
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 832,887
Posted By B1
a hint of casey stoner in this bit of moto gp...

a hint of casey stoner in this bit of moto gp sliding and wheelies? :lol3
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Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 130,241
Posted By B1
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
every single time i pop the front wheel up i...

every single time i pop the front wheel up i first position my foot on the lever. with my hefty foot size this usually means i actually have the heel of my boot on the peg but i think it would just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,986
Posted By B1
i know all about advancing years... :lol3 we...

i know all about advancing years... :lol3 we started this cross training after i had two sets of badly broken bones, figured it was time to slow down but try to maintain the challenge.

i recently...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,986
Posted By B1
nice combo! i had an FE570 but couldn't afford to...

nice combo! i had an FE570 but couldn't afford to keep it, such an awesome bike. a few of us started trials riding about a year ago and have been trying to apply the techniques to dirt riding and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
cheers for those tips balkan boy, suspension felt...

cheers for those tips balkan boy, suspension felt great although possibly just a bit stiff in the rocky creek beds so if it softens up that will have to be near perfect for our usual riding.
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Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By B1
:lol3 chris would probably fly out for just...

:lol3

chris would probably fly out for just one group but of course the airfare will make it more expensive... two groups and it's potentially split 20 ways so won't matter so much.

our group...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,986
Posted By B1
KTM better watch out, these Betas are going to...

KTM better watch out, these Betas are going to bite badly into their market share if Beta can make enough of them!

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Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By B1
we've got a training session with him too next...

we've got a training session with him too next month. did a bit of research first and everyone says he's a natural teacher and it's well worth getting into his courses if you can. he's coming over to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
will do! in case you missed it, i did a quick...

will do! in case you missed it, i did a quick preview vid months ago here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2wCx2NeWI) as i got a chance to ride the RR300s of two mates here and there.

on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
last ride on the 250exc yesterday before picking...

last ride on the 250exc yesterday before picking up the beta RR300. somehow managed to get some good air but wasn't on the bike unfortunately. :cry

these are some of the tracks and obstacles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
another training vid at last. rear wheel hops are...

another training vid at last. rear wheel hops are an important trials technique but not very common on dirt bikes... i think i've seen extreme enduro riders use this twice on steep sharp downhill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
yep, rox risers. i've always needed to push the...

yep, rox risers. i've always needed to push the bars forward a fair way so usually made my own risers out of a big block of alloy with mixed success. but then saw the rox pivoting risers and thought...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
i had the head shaved (on the bike, that is)...

i had the head shaved (on the bike, that is) which is meant to give the bike a bit more bottom end with the higher compression, alvin. don't know if it changed the sound of the bike though... when...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By B1
can't agree more. i've got the fastway footpegs...

can't agree more. i've got the fastway footpegs that go down and back about half an inch which doesn't sound much but really opens up the cockpit nicely.

one of the most cost effective things...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,903
Posted By B1
i was in melbourne and they fitted it for me so i...

i was in melbourne and they fitted it for me so i have no idea. :cry
i emailed the guys yesterday saying i know they are flat out but they need to lift their game a bit on replying to enquiries,...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,903
Posted By B1
hi glowa, unfortunately i've taken mine off my...

hi glowa, unfortunately i've taken mine off my bike as i'm selling it, then i'll put it on the new bike soon. otherwise i could have taken some close up photos.

its a pity, the two guys who run...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By B1
bar risers

:lol3 i do resemble one in some respects, but yes even though my arms are long the overall body is longer too...

on dirt bikes there is an argument from some top riders that bar risers should...
Forum: Trials 04-14-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 150,223
Posted By B1
One of the teenagers in our club proving its not...

One of the teenagers in our club proving its not Red Bull but an old TY250 monoshock that gives you wings... :D

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By B1
i rotated my throttle housing a little to free up...

i rotated my throttle housing a little to free up some slack. the throttle cables are a tad below the bars now.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By B1
Rox pivoting two inch risers

i saw these pivoting risers a few years ago and at six feet five inches was very tempted to get a set, but figured they would probably move on the dirt bike when you least wanted them to with all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
after that recent riding in mud vid we got to put...

after that recent riding in mud vid we got to put it to the test over the easter break after all that rain. plenty of throttle control and clutch slipping needed to get up some of those slippery clay...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By B1
expected longevity for the GT216X

Concerning tyre wear, the vid shows the amount of wear after four rides. I went on to do another seven cross training rides (e.g. mix of slow technical riding but also some fast tracks but avoiding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
stock first gear on the DR is notoriously high...

stock first gear on the DR is notoriously high but if you are good with the clutch it won't matter much. and the most important thing is technique as per a few posts ago.

"... lifting the front...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By B1
Linkage guards for the dirt bike rear suspension

most KTM models are swinging over to the linkage now which means issues for those of us into log hopping, rocks and other obstacles. one of our local riders shelled out the big bucks for the fastway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
actually while we are on log hopping... if anyone...

actually while we are on log hopping... if anyone has linkage suspension on the rear and aims to do lots of logs and rock work then a linkage guard isn't a bad idea.

you can get cheaper ones, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
not sure if this will help... but one thing i...

not sure if this will help... but one thing i found extremely useful in trials was getting the hang of the lifting the front wheel with minimal throttle. if you preload the suspension as much as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By B1
i'm normally a firm advocate for ATGATT... all...

i'm normally a firm advocate for ATGATT... all the gear all the time but i believe there is the occasional exception to the rule and this is one of them.

:raabia
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 53,983
Posted By B1
great to hear you are enjoying them maxxwell! a...

great to hear you are enjoying them maxxwell! a lot of guys asked if i could an adventure-based series of the vids but pivot turns on the DR650 sounded suicidal, although i've seen a guy do one on a...
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