loynz

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  1. I've been on three rides with the "upgraded diode & capacitor" installed and the low battery light hasn't lit up yet. Hope this is the end of my TT battery issue. Fingers crossed!
  2. I replaced 10+ stock computer batteries and the replacement computer battery died half way through the first ride. I'll check the capacitor to see if it's dented and grease all the connections. I read a while back that some folks think the problem has something to do with the oil injection. I'd really hope I can figure this out soon so I can have a functioning odometer.
  3. Thanks for trying, hdr. It's a Tim Coleman video. https://youtu.be/gLK_s2bssnw
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  5. Amazing! Is this area near Whistler?
  6. I rode Kauai with Moto Hawaii back in 2005. They were saying how tough Omao is, especially if it's wet. Now I see what they were talking about. I'd love to own a Husqvarna 150 like his. Almost got one instead of the Beta. Is this race more technical than the Mauna Kea 200?
  7. I had Les at LTR revalve and install 44 springs (stock was 42) on my 16 300 OC forks (46's might have been better). I'm 5' 6" & 195# without gear. Kept the rear stock for now with the preload almost at full. Hated the bike stock no matter how I had the clickers set up front. Much better now. I mostly ride slow trials type trails, but the bike does great at higher speeds now.
  8. Thanks for the help, hdr! I didn't get a chance to ride the XT that's in the video, but I can't imagine it's much different than my 300rr. Really wanted to ride one of the Montesa 300 4RT's in the vid. One had the seat installed and the other didn't. I'm on a Freeride 350 the entire vid. Trails are much like North Shore, I think.
  9. https://youtu.be/kpKke89buYM Tried to embed this vid but no go. How do you do it?
  10. That looks like a fun trail, wwguy. Sorry to hear about the long hike out and back, but I'm glad you and the bike stopped where you did.
  11. We had two typhoons weekend before last. Kept us from riding, but the slight drop in temperature sure was nice. It's much like Hawaii over here, just hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. I heard my other home is hot too and in a blanket of smoke from the Canada fires to the north. I'm going to a hard enduro event next weekend at a place the trials riders have been riding for years. It's gnarly!!! I might get some seat time on an X Trainer for the first time. If I do I'll post some video here.
  12. Yeah, I'm out of shape too. Need to work on that! I rode last Sunday and got my ass handed to me. I drank 5-6 liters during the ride and still got dehydrated. In my defense it was 100+, humid and no wind. Also, the first trail we rode was switchbacks up the side of a mountain with little shade.
  13. That's the Hong Kong Beta crew, HDR. A group of my Taiwan friends and one from Washington went too. They all said it was an amazing experience. I hope to go one day soon. Erzberg, Romaniacs & New Zealand are on the top of my list.
  14. I think the Freeride has good suspension, just needs stiffer springs and maybe a re-valve. The Formula brakes are my biggest complaint. We're bolting on my 2006 525 rear brakes on my loaner FR 350 and stainless pistons up front. I'm not a fan of the FR 250R, but LOVE the FR 350. I hope the 2018 FR 250F is just as fun! I bought the 2016 300RR instead of the XT, because I had concerns about the supension. I like to ride slow, but have to ride fast often to keep up with my friends. I have stiffer fork springs and a re-valve, with clickers almost all the way negative for slow & technical trail. I also have the SC low seat, so I'm about the same height as the XT. It's my trials bike with a seat. I haven't been on the XT yet, but I'm sure I would have been just as happy with one of those.
  15. I need to figure out somethings soon, because I'm not comfortable riding without eye protection. Elephant grass has sliced my face many times and the seeds in my eyes have stopped me a few time too. One of my friends has an adventure helmet with a screen shield that works well. Do those goggles allow more dust in than regular goggles?