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Forum: Trials 06-22-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,393
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: 153
Views: 35,033
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: 873
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: 873
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: 873
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: 873
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: 873
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: 2,310
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: 266
Views: 70,888
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: 5,908
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: 5,908
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: 1,767
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: 5,908
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: 5,908
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: 5,908
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: 5,908
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: Beasts 01-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
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: 55
Views: 35,781
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: Beasts 12-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
Posted By dhubbard422
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
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: 1,333
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: 4,667
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: 94
Views: 18,773
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: 4,221
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: 94
Views: 18,773
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: 94
Views: 18,773
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: 3,621
Posted By dhubbard422
http://trialstrainingcenter.com/how-to-ride-motorc...

http://trialstrainingcenter.com/how-to-ride-motorcycle-trials/double-blip/
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
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: 3,621
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: Beasts 12-05-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
Posted By dhubbard422
THANKS! I look forward to reading about your...

THANKS! I look forward to reading about your experiences with them!
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
Posted By dhubbard422
How long are the pivot pegs? Would you please...

How long are the pivot pegs? Would you please measure the (approx) length from the centerline of the pivot to the outside endge? Until I can swing a Zard Cross Pipe... it's a challenge to stand up...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,396
Posted By dhubbard422
The Keihin really works well on the 250, 270, 290...

The Keihin really works well on the 250, 270, 290 & 300 Beta. When Beta went to the Keihin in '08 it made setting up a new bike a pleasure as compared to a chore... However, I find that getting the...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,396
Posted By dhubbard422
If it (a Mikuni) dribbles fuel, the floats are...

If it (a Mikuni) dribbles fuel, the floats are too high. Most of the time, one can get the float level low enough such that the dribbling stop without shutting off the fuel flow... In the rare case...
Forum: Trials 12-02-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,396
Posted By dhubbard422
The Mikuni on the Rev3 could be a serious pain to...

The Mikuni on the Rev3 could be a serious pain to get adjusted... The angle at which the carb was mounted created some difficulties, particularly with setting the float level such that it would run...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
Posted By dhubbard422
Thanks. Anyone have experience with other pipes...

Thanks. Anyone have experience with other pipes that tuck in well?
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
Posted By dhubbard422
Thanks RMAK. That is a significant weight...

Thanks RMAK. That is a significant weight reduction. How loud is the Zard Cross pipe? Did yours tuck in pretty well or does it hang significantly below the skid plate or frame rails?
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21,119
Views: 6,078,796
Posted By dhubbard422
Hello, I've searched this thread and read most of...

Hello, I've searched this thread and read most of it...but, I couldn't find any previous reference to the following question; if it has come up, please point me to the right page!

I have an '06...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By dhubbard422
I love riding a trials bike on the trail!...

I love riding a trials bike on the trail! Particularly when the trail gets gnarly.

Personally, I'd look for a 4-stroke trials bike for trail riding. They have a lot of revs on the big end...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By dhubbard422
I sometimes notice (and feel a very brief twinge...

I sometimes notice (and feel a very brief twinge of guilt) that some folks trials boots look all well cared for... however, I've never worn out the leather portion even with my no care / no...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By dhubbard422
I had one of Beta's first model year 4T's in the...

I had one of Beta's first model year 4T's in the Rev3 frame and there were many things I really liked about it and a few I didn't. I had a 250cc model and I thought the power was a little lacking....
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