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About htrdoug

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  • Birthday 01/10/1959

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    Fantic 240,Sherco250
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    Trials Inc. Southern Indiana Trials Team

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  1. I had this bike out on loan to a buddy for a couple of years,just got it back a few months back. It will get a good going through before the next riding season. I intend to replace the cables and work with the brakes some more. The suspension is still very slow, filled the forks with Redline Like Water buy haven't had it out since.I bought it some OZO shocks from InMotion but they are too slow to suit me also. I will try some things to get the OZO to work before abandoning them.
  2. Doug,

    how is the SWM 320 going now?

    your post on trials central is an interesting read.

    how did you go with the clutch and the suspension?

    I agree the engine is soooo smoooth!



  4. Have you ridden any trials? I lost all interest in street riding after I started riding trials!
  5. There are a zillion XR200 in the world
  6. You should only work on that old junk on rainy days,we had another great ride tonight and you coulda been there on that awesome 321,that's all I have to say...
  7. We run our Fun Trials events as "Gate" trials This allow riders to chose their own challenges,it's a weatherproof trials as you can just choose easier gates if weather is foul. Riders can't get upset with Trialsmasters nearly as much,and it makes for simple observing,any dab and no score for you in that section. Theoretically could be a safer trials but human nature seems to make guys just have to try the tough stuff (-:
  8. Mr Backwards! I saw him jump 5 cars sitting backwards when I was a kid. let me tell you,that Triumph was thye sweetest sounding motorcycle of all time!. He could flat track it backwards too. I believe he used to hillclimb it backwards also but I never saw that show.
  9. "Anybody can ride when it's dry" JimmyZ
  10. any frame without tubes under the engine needs a cylinder head stay to regain strength.
  11. I had Lasik done earlier this year at 57 yrs old,absolutely made trials riding much more enjoyable. I carry some readers in my toolbag as I can't see squat close up to fix anything,but I had lost my near vision anyway so at least I have distance vision now. Money very well spent!
  12. Recommend just swapping that focus for a van asap (-:
  13. Had a flat on my 2016,puntured new tire,slipped my 2010 rear wheel right on,rode fine except for hardened rear tire killing traction. Wavy brake disc no problem
  14. Dellorto carbs are no problem to get dialed in,all sorts of jetting is readily available. Dellorto direct in usa can get most anything,or the Dellorto place in UK. Where in USA are you?
  15. Break it up into to steps,start by just practicing the wheelie into the rock/log/whatever and it's ok to stop with the front brake,do the wheelie early enough that the front wheel drives into the obstacle. Get the feel of the fork compressing into the log/rock and rebounding,that's when you give the bike some help and jump yourself up and then push the bars forward.