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Forum: Trials 01-22-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By DerViking
As "that guy" who put a piston in backwards, what...

As "that guy" who put a piston in backwards, what can I say?

If you can weld aluminum, than have at. It's non structural, if it fails you won't get hurt.
Forum: Trials 01-21-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By DerViking
I have been amazed by the resiliance of the...

I have been amazed by the resiliance of the modern aluminum bulge bars. Many of the general moto sports manufacturers offer a trials bend, usually $70 or so. I have been very happy with my stock gas...
Forum: Trials 01-20-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By DerViking
I run a 25mm riser. It helps my 6' 2" frame and...

I run a 25mm riser. It helps my 6' 2" frame and iffy back enjoy a longer day. It gives me a more relaxed and upright posture. Seems to work fine for me in expert. I occasionally bang my hips on the...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,026
Posted By DerViking
Thanks for all the info. I was about to order a...

Thanks for all the info. I was about to order a giantloop, and had never heard of altrider when I found this thread. I think I'll buy the altrider, it seems like a much more flexible system.
Forum: Trials 01-09-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,672
Posted By DerViking
Beginner loop can be challenging as well. We have...

Beginner loop can be challenging as well. We have a few times had separate beginner loop, which is also insulting. That said, I care as much about the loop experience as the trials. We had a...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 362,980
Posted By DerViking
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Pi...

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-mMNtcbx/0/M/20150103_152824-M.jpg

Good time. The ground was pretty thawed before a cold deep snow. If you let it polish or got off your...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
Posted By DerViking
We'll see about San Y. Would love to. It was...

We'll see about San Y. Would love to.

It was a hoot riding in the snow.
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-mMNtcbx/0/L/20150103_152824-L.jpg

Bike ran well. Thanks again...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
Posted By DerViking
I think I am going to go with the cut it open...

I think I am going to go with the cut it open approach, feeling a little gun shy after seizing the last time I burned it. I will in the future try the up hill approach. I have always just done it...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
Posted By DerViking
So, a few things to note. First. SHE LIVES! ...

So, a few things to note. First. SHE LIVES!
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-npnDV2m/0/M/20150102_152851-M.jpg
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Forum: Trials 01-01-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
Posted By DerViking
The piston was swapped by a local old master and...

The piston was swapped by a local old master and legend, Big Joe Prosser. I was getting pretty noticeable piston chatter. If you revved it, then backed off the throttle, you could hear a fluttering...
Forum: Trials 12-29-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
Posted By DerViking
Well shit. You are both correct. There is a very...

Well shit. You are both correct. There is a very faint arrow on the piston. I dug around and found the original piston that matched this jug. The arrow on top looks to have been done with a cold...
Forum: Trials 12-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
Posted By DerViking
Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner. :cry

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-gwzkJx6/0/M/IMG_7255-M.jpg

Ugly.....

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ugly-Piston/i-VGB9sKq/0/M/IMG_7257-M.jpg

What kind of...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,055
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: 64
Views: 4,663
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: 1,766
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: 6,655
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: 6,655
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: 6,655
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: 6,655
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: 6,655
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: 2,099
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: 50
Views: 5,055
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: 50
Views: 5,055
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: 50
Views: 5,055
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: 50
Views: 5,055
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: 2,887
Views: 362,980
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: 3,772
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: 1,240
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: 1,240
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: 126,385
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: 944
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: 1,879
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: 3,092
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: 3,092
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: 3,092
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: 3,092
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: 2,578
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: 748
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: 1,570
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: 1,570
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...
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