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Pittbull

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About Pittbull

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    British Columbia
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    Trying not to die riding the 86 CR500, Single Track with my Husky FX350 & Husaberg TE300, trying not to fall off of the Sherco 300 Trials bike, riding all stealth like on my EM Sport Trials bike, canyon carving with my GSXR1000K7, cruising with the Victory Cross Roads Custom & Victory Hammer S, exploring 4X4 off road, Slalom and barefooting and water skiing.

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  1. Pittbull

    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    Thanks, the bike is a 2016 Electric Motion EM Sport electric trials bike. I have a great deal of fun on this thing and make zero noise. Nobody even knows I'm over here across the street from my house riding.
  2. Pittbull

    Picture Tread! Where did you all ride this weekend?

    I've just been playing in my backyard, I'm quite possibly a bit too broken still to ride my big boys bike on a real ride but this will do for now until my shoulder feels good and strong again.
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    Cheep, butt happy ass
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    Awesome seats, maybe the best there is... I've had several of them now and can't say enough good things about them.
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    Those are nice to have, I have one on my GSXR1000 with a custom Pazzo Lever and the left hand brake fade remote cable. Awesome system when added to stainless braided lines and Brembo calipers over Galfer wave rotors. One finger sends the back wheel into the air.
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    Lovin that Jeep. The most common motorcycle axle restraints are called Pitbull Trailer Restraint System. One peg type system is made by Risk Racing, another is by Bike Binderz. I've seen others but cannot remember who makes them.
  7. Pittbull

    Shop talk

    That is very well said... I'd love nothing better than to have more space. Its when you lack space and have too much stuff in the space you do have. Also a shop needs to be designed for a purpose. I use mine for storage, for working on a variety of bikes, for welding, for woodwork and a host of other things. If I painted or epoxied the floor, drywalled the walls and painted, put in proper shelving and racks I'd destroy it all the 1st time I had to use it as a machine shop or for welding. Space like yours is critical to having a beautiful shop IMO. And a beautiful shop it is.
  8. Old growth forests that once graced the Pacific North West were healthy and beautiful. They were not choked out with deadwood, deadfall and moss like they are now due to poor land management. Mother Nature took care of her own backyard and the forests flourished back then. The big trees were widely spaced and the forest floor was open, now the smaller trees are thick and choke off everything which causes all the deadfall and rot. When that dries up it becomes a tinder box waiting to explode. The forests around my home scare the crap out of me, every summer lately we end up with 100% fire bans cause 1 single mistake would light the place right up. Even the moss and lichen that has been allowed to grow on the rock is up to 12" deep in places. 2 years ago I walked across one of these patches that had dried out in the heat of summer and it simply turned to powder, a powder that would have simply exploded if a match were able to touch it. Biggest part of the problem is we have all moved our neighbourhoods into the forests and now need to in some ways over protect these forests from fire. The forests have become as sick as the people who now overpopulate the planet.
  9. Pittbull

    Shop talk

    I've always dreamed of a nice big shop again. Something that I could paint up, put in a fancy floor and shop cabinets, a lift / crane and so on like some of you guys have done. Trouble is my life is a bit too hectic and my little shop shows it. I just end up leaving it basic cause I constantly have to change what I'm using it for. I'm just lucky to have one entire bay to use as a shop while the other 2 bays have the wife's car and my street bikes. I guess there is nothing wrong with a messy shop as long as it is messy for good reasons.
  10. Pittbull

    Extreme riding, old school style

    Well that is a real thing. I keep hearing people complain about vibration in bikes. I never really noticed it at all until I went looking for it. My Husaberg TE300 has a bit of vibration in the pegs if I go looking for it but otherwise not. The suspension on the TE300 sucks unless I'm not thinking about it and just riding the darn thing like it likes to be ridden. Thing is I'm quite capable of finding many other reasons for riding poorly if need be. I finished racing in the early 80's on the last model year of YZ465, I loved that bike, it was probably the best bike at the time I'd ever owned. I hear stories now about how horrible the suspension was and other complaints as well. Honestly in the 3 years I raced that thing in Intermediate MX, Flat Track and Ice Racing I never once noticed any issues. It was the perfect bike for me and never let me down. I'm sure now if I was able to ride it again I'd probably notice the issues but back then I didn't, I just rode the darn thing and loved it for what it was. Same goes for tire choices. I've blamed a poor ride on my tires many times. Then one day I rode with Chris Birch on a borrowed 300 with stock hard compound crap tires, stock suspension, not a single upgraded component and it made zero difference to him on the trails I'd been riding for years. That killed those excuses right there and then. I used to slalom water ski in my 20's on an old Jobe Edge that was dialed in perfect for my style. I skied on that ski for many years and ripped, getting close to 6 at 32 off at 36mph which was my goal back then. One day a local pro asked me how the hell I was able to ride such an old crap ski. I was a bit hurt and completely confused. What was wrong with my Jobe, it was an awesome carbon / titanium ski with suicide boots on an adjustable plate, completely adjustable fin with cheater and arguably the perfect cut, shape and tunnel. One day I began to believe that the skit was holding me back so I bought a new for me (3 year old) HO Phantom with Animal suicide boots. OMG was that ski amazing, it took me to new levels in the sport and I knocked my goals out of the park. Then after a couple years I find out that the HO Phantom was cut and molded form the same form as the Jobe Edge I once loved so much. So other than the newer material it was made from I essentially had a newer model of the same ski and yet I became so much better.... we are all such babies if we let ourselves be that way.
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    Extreme riding, old school style

    I'm that way about a lot of things. I know people who must have the latest or best new water ski or snow skis. My stuff is old but I learned how to use it and could still kick their butts. [emoji38] Old bikes are cool and fun to ride. They just don't "complete" in anything but the world they were built in. Its true that technology changes rapidly in competitive sports and top competitors need the latest tech to win. Not so for the rest of us, not having the latest tech is simply an excuse for our own shortcomings.
  12. Pittbull

    Shop talk

    That is off my Victory Cross Country Custom.
  13. Pittbull

    Shop talk

    I'm embarrassed after seeing what has been posted. But my shop let's me do some pretty cool stuff. I probably won't have my dream garage at this point but I've at least got the cool toys.
  14. Pittbull

    Extreme riding, old school style

    That's one heck of a machine.
  15. The Flywheel weight is a non issue for engine disassembly. I am not a Rekluse fan anymore, they are an amazing tool for those who want them but I prefer the feel of a bike without. Had one on my TE300 for 2 years then ripped it out once I began to ride trials bikes. The Flywheel weight definitely slows the motor down, it is not quite a fast revving and does not stall as easy on technical stuff. The bike tends to roll over things rather than pop and stall on top of them. It is a no brainer for me to have one, only those who need or want the extra quick revving of a stock bike and want an FX350 to be as fast as it can be will not benefit from one.
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