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Old 11-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #106
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what? if your gonna do a trials bike build the perfect one ,,,,

I'd have a Beta front end so it would turn inside of any other trials bike
A Scorpa rear end - I like the un-articulated rear shock, but a modern adaptation.
The light weight and dealer network of a GasGas
the Sherco 2.9 engine
the fuel injection of the Montesa.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:09 PM   #107
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what? if your gonna do a trials bike build the perfect one ,,,,

I'd have a Beta front end so it would turn inside of any other trials bike
A Scorpa rear end - I like the un-articulated rear shock, but a modern adaptation.
The light weight and dealer network of a GasGas
the Sherco 2.9 engine
the fuel injection of the Montesa.

Last time I was on a trials bike, 1978, they still had a seat!
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #108
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Had a chance to make a couple of little 40 mile loops this weekend.
Took a few images to share...



Started out on the wrong side of the tracks



Was I brave enough to stay under here when the Train went overhead... Too bad I had to move on before testing the size of my Gonad's.


Did I mention that dust got kinda deep!


... Ohh Yes then there was a hole or two along the way, really deep...

Once out of this I did some cow trail'n as I always called it. Several miles of just weaving in and out of scrub brush, buck brush and an occasional cactus.
Just missed this near perfect specimen.


Now... I have been around lots of Bull-Shit in my lifetime and this is a very fine example of Desert Cow Shit.
This would make the Flap-Jacks at Ike's envious of the perfect shape and texture. Careful... now, Big-E...
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:08 PM   #109
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wow, now thats something for a cow to show his friends.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #110
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wow, now thats something for a cow to show his friends.
Uh??? A "COW" to show "HIS" friends...???
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:06 PM   #111
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Yeah. There's boy cows and girl cows. Boy cows have horns.

Dontcha know? ;-)
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:48 AM   #112
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:17 AM   #113
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This would make the Flap-Jacks at Ike's envious of the perfect shape and texture. Careful... now, Big-E...


Hey now, Nothing beats the sourdough cakes at Ike's!
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:21 AM   #114
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Hey now, Nothing beats the sourdough cakes at Ike's!
If only Ike's was on the way to Montana Mountain.



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Old 11-13-2013, 06:34 AM   #115
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On the SPOT topic, YBracing runs his in the tracking mode so if he crashes people can find him without him having to activate the unit. If he is in a canyon or a hole of some kind, it will tell searchers his last location. Not a bad idea.

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:01 AM   #116
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On the SPOT topic, YBracing runs his in the tracking mode so if he crashes people can find him without him having to activate the unit. If he is in a canyon or a hole of some kind, it will tell searchers his last location. Not a bad idea.

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The tracking mode, an extra $50. or $100. per year. I believe it send a point every 10 or 12 minutes. I would certainly have this if I had a long distance trip planned.
However I'm still not sure how the signal is sent when carried in jacket or/? without a clear view of the sky?
I have a good support/rescue group in the areas I mostly ride so... I also have a button set up for mechanical assistance or injured but not critical. Sending signals to different individuals who can assist with what my needs may be. ...my method I hope will work OK if needed. However I hope it is never needed ! ! !
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #117
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The best way is to not ride alone with or without Spot unit in hand.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #118
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The best way is to not ride alone with or without Spot unit in hand.
In the ideal world that would be great.
However, I generally ride a few miles two or three days a week depending on the weather. If I had a "Clone" he could ride whenever I get the urge but otherwise its me-myself-&-I...
But... when I venture further than 75 or so miles from Wickenburg I do attempt to find a traveling companion. That would not leave me! Tom you listening?
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #119
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Spot

I run a spot on my bikes. I have it mounted on the bars via a ram ball and mount. I pay the extra money and run the tracking feature as does YB. The unit sends a signal every ten minutes and you can share the webpage with who ever you like and they can watch your entire trip.

The units have a check in button that sends a message when ever you push it to let those you want know your ok. When I ride on my own I leave my truck with the ramp and straps in it so if my family are needed to come get me then they can just jump in and go. If they see I am in one spot for an extended period of time in the middle of nowhere then they know there is a problem.

I think these units are great and also have the 911 feature that once hit the authorities are notified and hopefully come save your ass. The new units can send out a text and have some new features, they are small about the size of a key fob for a vehicle maybe a little bigger. They work insode a jacket or inside a riding pack no problems.

Well worth the investment if something ever happens.
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In the ideal world that would be great.
However, I generally ride a few miles two or three days a week depending on the weather. If I had a "Clone" he could ride whenever I get the urge but otherwise its me-myself-&-I...
But... when I venture further than 75 or so miles from Wickenburg I do attempt to find a traveling companion. That would not leave me! Tom you listening?
Yes I am & if we get separated I promise not to go home
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