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Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Wallrat
525EXC hackable?

Normally I wouldn't even consider this but my wife wants to do some desert touring with me and my financial situation won't allow me to buy the 800 BMW or Tiger that I'd like to add a rig to. So all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10,589
Views: 808,627
Posted By Wallrat
But they provide safety and support to crews...

But they provide safety and support to crews working on the ground. The nastiest fires are the ones furthest from roads.
Forum: Trials 04-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By Wallrat
TRex Video Posted

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/I7z-P86G_yE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wallrat
Crap. Do they have an empty/noobie track or...

Crap. Do they have an empty/noobie track or something? Saw they have a pee-wee track so that's something I guess. Wife wants to come but not if the kid and her can't ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wallrat
Is the parking/camping area friendly to people...

Is the parking/camping area friendly to people riding around? Debating bringing the wife and kid with the hauler so they can ride around at camp Fri/Sat.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,293
Posted By Wallrat
Silverton was one of my favorite towns I visited...

Silverton was one of my favorite towns I visited on vacation as a kid. This move just put them on my list of places to go when my son is a tad older.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By Wallrat
I thought you needed a plate for WRT? Planning a...

I thought you needed a plate for WRT? Planning a trip at the same time and thought I read that somewhere... :deal
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Wallrat
Decided on Moab despite having to catch the last...

Decided on Moab despite having to catch the last few days of Easter Jeep Week. Baja was just getting too pricey with having to get a rush passport in addition to the camping gear I need. Plus...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By Wallrat
Moab April 18-23rd

Assuming work doesn't screw me over at the last minute I'll be heading out for my 1st trip here - unfortunately solo. Anyone else going to be there? Its the back end of Easter Jeep week so planning...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Wallrat
What dates? I only have Apr 18-24th to play with.

What dates? I only have Apr 18-24th to play with.
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Wallrat
I think Baja is out. Just gonna cost too much up...

I think Baja is out. Just gonna cost too much up front since I have to buy lots of camping gear already (considerably more than if I'm living out of my truck) + rush a renewal of my expired...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Wallrat
I ride Anza several times/year so I was kinda...

I ride Anza several times/year so I was kinda hoping for something new/different/adventurous.

Moab would be my 1st choice but damn its far. 750 miles so I figure that's my maximum distance. ...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Wallrat
Moab is on my short list. Was also thinking: ...

Moab is on my short list. Was also thinking:

Baja (not sure if the borders have settled down though)
Death Valley
Mammoth (still have snow?)
Arizona (nowhere in particular, just never ridden...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Wallrat
You've got a 525EXC and 7 days. Where to go from SoCal?

Wife is tired of watching me lust after the ADV photos on the front page and told me to take my next week off (in 2 weeks) and go somewhere. I ride the local deserts every month - maybe somewhere...
Forum: Trials 03-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,950
Posted By Wallrat
Maybe having 2 models in R&D was too much for a...

Maybe having 2 models in R&D was too much for a small company? That would be my guess anyway since it seems their primary focus is on the Free-Rider despite appearing that they already having a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8,873
Views: 1,225,735
Posted By Wallrat
Not to mention the DR is extremely easy to bump...

Not to mention the DR is extremely easy to bump start even if the battery does go dead for whatever reason.
Forum: Trials 03-21-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Wallrat
Engine Ice here as well. Non-toxic so I don't...

Engine Ice here as well. Non-toxic so I don't worry as much about getting a dribble on the garage floor when I drain it. Their site says its safe for magnesium and it runs 10 degrees cooler. I've...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,513
Posted By Wallrat
I'm a firm believer in changing your own so that...

I'm a firm believer in changing your own so that when it happens on the trail you're already well versed. That said, I gave up my 5 gallon bucket tire stand when my wife bought me a MRP stand for...
Forum: Trials 03-11-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,889
Posted By Wallrat
The WR250R is an awesome little bike but it does...

The WR250R is an awesome little bike but it does have a few shortcomings. The biggest of which is the weight. It feels much lighter when you're riding it but when you dump it, all 300 lbs are alive...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,195
Posted By Wallrat
That's no problem as Beta saw fit to offer a line...

That's no problem as Beta saw fit to offer a line of dual sports:

http://www.americanbeta.com/node/1693

http://www.americanbeta.com/sites/default/files/2014-RSsm.jpg
Forum: Trials 03-09-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,950
Posted By Wallrat
Potential chance to get a Kuberg Trex (full size...

Potential chance to get a Kuberg Trex (full size e-trials bike) for $4,999 US or any of their line for a nice discount:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1511813482/kuberg-free-rider?ref=live
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,195
Posted By Wallrat
The KTM is pricey but that's a whole lot more...

The KTM is pricey but that's a whole lot more bike than the WR - (which I would say is the best choice of the ones you listed).

My dad had a WR and it was pretty nice. Low maintenance and...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By Wallrat
Electric Motorcycle Deal

Wasn't sure where else to post this. Just thought some folks might be interested in a chance to get one of these bikes at a discount. Okay truth be told I backed them and want to see them get their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10,589
Views: 808,627
Posted By Wallrat
Seriously. If we'd been made aware we could have...

Seriously. If we'd been made aware we could have had 20 riders up there within an hour, all scratching their heads as to why the real rescuers were calling it "too treacherous". Scary to think that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8,873
Views: 1,225,735
Posted By Wallrat
Ha...yeah pass. That's not iffy, that's so hot...

Ha...yeah pass. That's not iffy, that's so hot its still smoldering.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,873
Views: 1,225,735
Posted By Wallrat
If you're not needing a plate then there's a...

If you're not needing a plate then there's a bunch of bikes available around $1k that are significantly lighter than the DR. Really the only reason to put up with the weight of the DR is for the...
Forum: Trials 03-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Wallrat
Lol i was doing the same thing in my garage today...

Lol i was doing the same thing in my garage today while home sick. 1st time I ever stayed up over 5 minutes!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10,589
Views: 808,627
Posted By Wallrat
Depends on how eager you are to get all...

Depends on how eager you are to get all motorcycles perma-banned from our local hill.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8,873
Views: 1,225,735
Posted By Wallrat
This opens a path for dust to get into your...

This opens a path for dust to get into your airbox so your filter will get dirtier, faster most likely. Performance-wise would be negligible unless you had to rejet. Most folks looking for a better...
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,869
Posted By Wallrat
This thread needs more pics of your rig! Looks...

This thread needs more pics of your rig! Looks like a blast.
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wallrat
I'm new to trials, but I've been riding and...

I'm new to trials, but I've been riding and wrenching on bikes (street and dirt) for 23 years, having rebuilt my 1st engine by myself at age 13. As of right now, the full size electrics just aren't...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wallrat
Honestly I think its impossible to buy anything...

Honestly I think its impossible to buy anything nowadays that doesn't have several Chinese parts. Heck the LiPo's I'm planning to buy for it are from HobbyKing - a Chinese RC company that sells stuff...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wallrat
I wanted to add some action shots and some pics...

I wanted to add some action shots and some pics of the plastics removed so folks can get an idea of what's involved on these bikes:
...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wallrat
Controls: It took my kid a couple rides to the...

Controls: It took my kid a couple rides to the park to really figure out the whole throttle/brake idea. The Kuberg has allen set screws to really adjust the levers down to the bars so don't worry...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wallrat
Kuberg Start Review

Cost: About $1,100 USD
Weight: 45lbs/20.5Kg
Seat Height: 16" (40cm)
Age Range: 3-5, but bike is rated to handle up to 220lb riders
Where to buy? http://www.kuberg.com/p-2-start.aspx

Been...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8,873
Views: 1,225,735
Posted By Wallrat
An unknown carb basically means your only option...

An unknown carb basically means your only option is to guess and check. If you're not reasonably good at jetting then it's probably more headache than you want. I had to do this once and I still...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 322,493
Posted By Wallrat
BINGO! One popped around 50psi and the other...

BINGO! One popped around 50psi and the other went around 70psi. I threw up a sheet of plywood between me and the wheel and ducked behind it so only my arms were exposed. Tossed a couple towels on...
Forum: Trials 02-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 322,493
Posted By Wallrat
What's the 20" bicycle tube for? Always wear...

What's the 20" bicycle tube for? Always wear safety glasses in my garage. Gonna throw a towel over the wheel, cover my balls, and shoot for 90! Wish me luck...
Forum: Trials 02-22-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 322,493
Posted By Wallrat
Put new rubber on front and rear and got to use...

Put new rubber on front and rear and got to use my MRP tire stand. Jesus that was a billion times easier than the 5 gallon bucket method. Unfortunately the rear tire is giving me a hell of a time...
Forum: Trials 02-22-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,746
Posted By Wallrat
Love the vids! Just got my 1st trials bike a...

Love the vids! Just got my 1st trials bike a couple weeks ago and these are definitely useful. Have the bike in 20 pieces right now to bring it up to my standard but as soon as it's whole again...
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