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  1. Keyser_Zoze

    What is a good Rear Trials tire?

    Yes, VRM 308R = Best Trials Tire to date. (I get them from Motorcycle Superstore) Tire Balls are at Tire Balls .com Front tire I run MAXXIS M7313 with Tubliss System
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    Trials tires, a passing fad...

    YzWiley, Yes, some people love the clutch... I have a friend who won't give up his or... get a rekluse. However, I have timed myself on cross country courses I train on and I am faster with a rekluse and have not lost any time since giving up the clutch (though I was very reluctant to do so... much like the resistance so many have to a rekluse who have never ridden one for even 3 hours). As for Tire Balls I do not know what year you saw them fail... maybe they were early versions or improperly installed. I've gone 1,000+ miles per tire on them and only seen 0 to 1 be flattened when the tire comes off. For the performance and never having to worry about a flat they are the most amazing thing ever in my opinion. I also know a number of other people running them and we've seen ZERO MAJOR FAILURES though these are the later generation ones. Not the early ones from years ago. They sure do take a trials tire to a while other level. I am curious as to your experience as I have never seen or heard of them failing except in the early developmental stages of the product. I just wish they were cheaper and easier to install so more people could run them!
  3. For Sale 2009 KTM 400 XCW Too many mods to list Search Craigs List Reno/Tahoe (Nevada) or ebay Ordered a 2013 KTM.
  4. Keyser_Zoze

    Rad Dad.....what tire?

    I have experience with MANY TRIALS TIRES and with the MT 16. Here is the ultimate set up for the conditions you are in... 1.) PIRELLI MT16 with 1109 TIRE BALLS SYSTEM inflated to 8 to 10lbs. 2.) PIRELLI MT16 with neutech TUBLISS SYSTEM inflated to 8 to 10lbs. Tire Balls are expensive but you've never worry about a flat. Neutech Tubliss System is cheaper. Both system your tire will last much longer due to less spin. I am extremely pro trials tire but not for midwest/east coast mud. Also, I only run the VEE RUBBER TRIALS TIRE with the 1109 TIRE BALLS SYSTEM. My experience the VEE RUBBER TRIALS TIRE with TIRE BALLS really exploits the trials tires positivie traits more than anything else. See me other post for more details regarding this but for TN that above is the best presecription. You will be happy I think.
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    Trials tires, a passing fad...

    ...there is a BIG SECRET about TRIALS tires which I am surprised no one here has brought up. I could write pages on all my testing and tweaking with these things but I will give you the short version. I am a fast "A level" rider, around 220lbs on four stroke KTM but ride almost all woods (about zero desert) but some sandy single track and sand washes. Anyway... in regards to trials tires... I tried a lot of different brands, tubes and tires pressures. I don't know if I would run one in east coast mud but on the west coast everything you lose on breaking (and it is a compromise in breaking on mud and loose conditions) you more than make up on wet rocks, roots, ad hard pack. They are such an advantage it is not even funny... what is a trip is how well it works in sand. But where they really shine is in rocks and hard pack with the exception of loose downhills with gravel. However, here's the BIG SECRET I found out... there is only one way to run a trial tires and that's with an 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM set up. What makes the trials TIRE work is the tall side wall and the way it conforms to the terrain. But you need low pressure to make it work (usually in the 7 to 10lbs range) but you still need it to firm up fast on big hits and corners so you don't slam the rim or take the TIRE off the rim (Yes, it happens). You can't get there with a tube. Even a super Heavy duty one like MSR (At least I never could). The only solution was an 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM. In my opinion (and experience) you have never really ridden a trials TIRE until you've ridden a VEE RUBBER with the 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM with the balls inflated to 7 to 10lbs. One other advantage is I also run NO REAR BRAKE PEDAL but instead use a REKLUSE AUTO CLUTCH with a LEFT HAND REAR BRAKE. I run no clutch lever (don't need it). I have converted my rear brake caliper to a BREMBO TWIN PISTON CALIPER from a KTM Super Motard 950. I also run a larger rear disc. This allows for "one finger" super finite left hand rear braking. Do I miss the rear brake pedal? Never... The rear brake pedal is a flawed design when using an auto clutch and I was one of the biggest clutch slippers in the woods in the world. However, I digress... Back on point. The BIG SECRET to the trials tires is you have to run them with a 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM or forget. And, you have to run the VEE RUBBER trials TIRE. If you're super fast the side knobs will start to eventually tear depedning on the terrain but you will get 600 to 1200 miles out of a TIRE depending on your conditions. If you don't want to spend the money on the 1109 TIRE BALLS System (and I don't blame you as it costs about $300 installed) the poor mans way of doing is running the Neutech Tubliss System. Personally, I don't like that idea. The way air (whether in a tube on in the tubliss system) functions it can't do what a TIRE BALL does. The TIRE BALLS act as little independent cells and are progressive like suspension. They work well in knobbies but they make a trials TIRE a completely different experience. It's sad. They work so well but because of the expense and installation nobody runs them. All the shops around here (Carson City and Reno) in Nevada don't even know what they are, let alone have the equipment to install them. If you want to REALLY experience a trials tire in it's true form... run a VEE RUBBER TRIALS TIRE with the 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM with 7 to 10lbs per ball. It's another world. Maybe someday the price will come down but I doubt it. Also, I do NOT work for TIRE BALLS nor do I sell them. These days I am told less than 2% of their business is in the off road market. If you ride heavy mud all the time on the east coast I am not sure they would ever work but for everything else they are incredible. The real breakthrough will be when someone develops a HYBRID TIRE which is part knobby and part trials TIRE and sets it up for the tire BALLS SYSTEM. P.S. One of my bikes is for sale here with most of the upgrades stripped off but still ton of options left to make it a rare find: http://www.thumperta...uto-clutch-etc/
  6. Keyser_Zoze

    What is a good Rear Trials tire?

    TheKing, I have tried them all... from cheap IRC's to $140 Michelins... to Pirellis etc. The VEE RUBBER is by far the best for longevity but... ...there is a BIG SECRET about TRIALS TIRES which I am surprised no one here has brought up. I could write pages on all my testing and tweaking with these things but I will give you the short version. I am a fast "A level" rider, around 220lbs on four stroke KTM but ride almost all woods (about zero desert) but some sandy single track and sand washes. Anyway... in regards to trials TIRES... I tried a lot of different brands, tubes and TIRES pressures. I don't know if I would run one in east coast mud but on the west coast everything you lose on breaking (and it is a compromise in breaking on mud and loose conditions) you more than make up on wet rocks, roots, ad hard pack. They are such an advantage it is not even funny... what is a trip is how well it works in sand. But where they really shine is in rocks and hard pack with the exception of loose downhills with gravel. However, here's the BIG SECRET I found out... there is only one way to run a trial TIRES and that's with an 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM set up. What makes the trials TIRE work is the tall side wall and the way it conforms to the terrain. But you need low pressure to make it work (usually in the 7 to 10lbs range) but you still need it to firm up fast on big hits and corners so you don't slam the rim or take the TIRE off the rim (Yes, it happens). You can't get there with a tube. Even a super Heavy duty one like MSR (At least I never could). The only solution was an 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM. In my opinion (and experience) you have never really ridden a trials TIRE until you've ridden a VEE RUBBER with the 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM with the balls inflated to 7 to 10lbs. One other advantage is I also run NO REAR BRAKE PEDAL but instead use a REKLUSE AUTO CLUTCH with a LEFT HAND REAR BRAKE. I run no clutch lever (don't need it). I have converted my rear brake caliper to a BREMBO TWIN PISTON CALIPER from a KTM Super Motard 950. I also run a larger rear disc. This allows for "one finger" super finite left hand rear braking. Do I miss the rear brake pedal? Never... The rear brake pedal is a flawed design when using an auto clutch and I was one of the biggest clutch slippers in the woods in the world. However, I digress... Back on point. The BIG SECRET to the trials TIRES is you have to run them with a 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM or forget. And, you have to run the VEE RUBBER trials TIRE. If you're super fast the side knobs will start to eventually tear depedning on the terrain but you will get 600 to 1200 miles out of a TIRE depending on your conditions. If you don't want to spend the money on the 1109 TIRE BALLS System (and I don't blame you as it costs about $300 installed) the poor mans way of doing is running the Neutech Tubliss System. Personally, I don't like that idea. The way air (whether in a tube on in the tubliss system) functions it can't do what a TIRE BALL does. The TIRE BALLS act as little independent cells and are progressive like suspension. They work well in knobbies but they make a trials TIRE a completely different experience. It's sad. They work so well but because of the expense and installation nobody runs them. All the shops around here (Carson City and Reno) in Nevada don't even know what they are, let alone have the equipment to install them. If you want to REALLY experience a trials tire in it's true form... run a VEE RUBBER TRIALS TIRE with the 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM with 7 to 10lbs per ball. It's another world. Maybe someday the price will come down but I doubt it. Also, I do NOT work for TIRE BALLS nor do I sell them. These days I am told less than 2% of their business is in the off road market. If you ride heavy mud all the time on the east coast I am not sure they would ever work but for everything else they are incredible. The real breakthrough will be when someone develops a HYBRID TIRE which is part knobby and part trials TIRE and sets it up for the tire BALLS SYSTEM. P.S. One of my bikes is for sale here with most of the upgrades stripped off but still ton of options left to make it a rare find: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1005756-1300000-ktm-400-450-xcw-with-left-hand-rear-brake-auto-clutch-etc/
  7. My advice.... Dump the the clutch all together. Why? You don't need it. The bigger issue is the rear brake caliper. I found the only way to really make it work at a world class level was to convert to a TWIN PISTON BREMBO REAR CALIPER along with a larger rear disc. This was on one of my old bikes I am selling here: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1005756-1300000-ktm-400-450-xcw-with-left-hand-rear-brake-auto-clutch-etc/ Of course, I am keeping the TWIN PISTON BREMBO REAR CALIPER. The revelation came to me when I rode in the woods and experimented with ZERO CLUTCH. I'm a fast A LEVEL woods rider and quickly found I could come into turns with the brakes and gas on with NO CLUTCH and then release on exit to hold a solid line. That night the rear brake pedal came up and never went back on (and neither did the clutch lever). Keep in mind, I run the REKLUSE with a slightly higher stall speed and a faster engagement. The Left Hand Rear Brake (when done right) is such an advantage it's not even funny. Takes the' fun factor to a higher level. Again, gotta go TWIN PISTON BREMBO and LARGER REAR DISC in my experience.
  8. Keyser_Zoze

    why dont pros use trials tires?

    Well.... ...there is a BIG SECRET about TRIALS TIRES which I am surprised no one here has brought up. I could write pages on all my testing and tweaking with these things but I will give you the short version. I am a fast "A level" rider, around 220lbs on four stroke KTM but ride almost all woods (about zero desert) but some sandy single track and sand washes. Anyway... in regards to trials tires... I tried a lot of different brands, tubes and tires pressures. I don't know if I would run one in east coast mud but on the west coast everything you lose on breaking (and it is a compromise in breaking on mud and loose conditions) you more than make up on wet rocks, roots, ad hard pack. They are such an advantage it is not even funny... what is a trip is how well it works in sand. But where they really shine is in rocks and hard pack with the exception of loose downhills with gravel. However, here's the BIG SECRET I found out... there is only one way to run a trial tires and that's with an 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM set up. What makes the trials tire work is the tall side wall and the way it conforms to the terrain. But you need low pressure to make it work (usually in the 7 to 10lbs range) but you still need it to firm up fast on big hits and corners so you don't slam the rim or take the tire off the rim (Yes, it happens). You can't get there with a tube. Even a super Heavy duty one like MSR (At least I never could). The only solution was an 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM. In my opinion (and experience) you have never really ridden a trials tire until you've ridden a VEE RUBBER with the 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM with the balls inflated to 7 to 10lbs. One other advantage is I also run NO REAR BRAKE PEDAL but instead use a REKLUSE AUTO CLUTCH with a LEFT HAND REAR BRAKE. I run no clutch lever (don't need it). I have converted my rear brake caliper to a BREMBO TWIN PISTON CALIPER from a KTM Super Motard 950. I also run a larger rear disc. This allows for "one finger" super finite left hand rear braking. Do I miss the rear brake pedal? Never... The rear brake pedal is a flawed design when using an auto clutch and I was one of the biggest clutch slippers in the woods in the world. However, I digress... Back on point. The BIG SECRET to the TRIALS TIRES is you have to run them with a 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM or forget. And, you have to run the VEE RUBBER TRIALS TIRE. If you're super fast the side knobs will start to eventually tear depedning on the terrain but you will get 600 to 1200 miles out of a tire depending on your conditions. If you don't want to spend the money on the 1109 TIRE BALLS System (and I don't blame you as it costs about $300 installed) the poor mans way of doing is running the Neutech Tubliss System. Personally, I don't like that idea. The way air (whether in a tube on in the tubliss system) functions it can't do what a TIRE BALL does. The TIRE BALLS act as little independent cells and are progressive like suspension. They work well in knobbies but they make a TRIALS TIRE a completely different experience. It's sad. They work so well but because of the expense and installation nobody runs them. All the shops around here (Carson City and Reno) in Nevada don't even know what they are, let alone have the equipment to install them. If you want to REALLY experience a trials tire in it's true form... run a VEE RUBBER TRIALS TIRE with the 1109 TIRE BALL SYSTEM with 7 to 10lbs per ball. It's another world. Maybe someday the price will come down but I doubt it. Also, I do NOT work for TIRE BALLS nor do I sell them. These days I am told less than 2% of their business is in the off road market. If you ride heavy mud all the time on the east coast I am not sure they would ever work but for everything else they are incredible. The real breakthrough will be when someone develops a HYBRID tire which is part knobby and part trials tire and sets it up for the TIRE BALLS SYSTEM. P.S. One of my bikes is for sale here with most of the upgrades stripped off but still ton of options left to make it a rare find: http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1005756-1300000-ktm-400-450-xcw-with-left-hand-rear-brake-auto-clutch-etc/
  9. Keyser_Zoze

    Nevada Dual Sport Registration - DMV Not Registering

    Better Business Bureau Report for Joe Racer Products in San Jose Ca 95125 http://sanjose.bbb.org/Business-Report/Joe-Racer-Productions-240282
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    Dirt to street conversion in California, still legal?

    joeracerproducts.com Joe Racer Products in San Jose Ca 95125 Better Business Bureau Report for Joe Racer http://sanjose.bbb.org/Business-Report/Joe-Racer-Productions-240282
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    Get a plate on a bike in California?

    Official Better Business Bureau Report for Joe Racer Products in San Jose CA 95125 joeracerproducts.com http://sanjose.bbb.org/Business-Report/Joe-Racer-Productions-240282 Kind of like a report card at school I guess?
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    Ever hear of Joe Racer or Off-Road Only ?

    I think Joe Racer Products in San Jose CA 95125 Better Business Bureau unanswered complaints and report speak for themselves. See here: http://sanjose.bbb.org/Business-Report/Joe-Racer-Productions-240282 joeracerproducts.com
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    License plate for a 2004 KTM 525 EXC?

    For anyone even "thinking" about sending money to Joe Racer Products here is their Better Business Bureau Report www.joeracerproducts.com Joe Racer Products San Jose Ca 95125 http://sanjose.bbb.org/Business-Report/Joe-Racer-Productions-240282
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    Joe Racer Products???

    Joe Racer Product in San Jose CA 95125 www.joeracerproducts.com Better Business Bureau Report for Joe Racer Products http://sanjose.bbb.org/Business-Report/Joe-Racer-Productions-240282
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