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Forum: Trials 12-05-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,448
Posted By Ian640
Have you missed one out? Or maybe two? And...

Have you missed one out? Or maybe two?

And is the order quite right?

Have fun....:lol3
Forum: Trials 03-13-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,403
Posted By Ian640
1999 Beta Alp 250cc? I assume its the 2-stroke. ...

1999 Beta Alp 250cc? I assume its the 2-stroke.

IMHO good for:

1. Technical trails.
2. The easy route at your local trial.
3. Getting to work and back if it's no more than a few miles.
4....
Forum: Trials 12-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,965
Posted By Ian640
I've been riding trials on and off (mainly on)...

I've been riding trials on and off (mainly on) for nearly 30 years and I'm currently on my second Sherco (a 2010) - my first was actually badged a Bultaco back in 1999. The earlier one of the two is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,034
Posted By Ian640
Hi Rone, How did you fix the Ohlins...

Hi Rone,

How did you fix the Ohlins reservoir mount to your TT subframe? I have an Ohlins and the TT subframe and they don't look compatible.

Thanks,

Ian.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,761
Posted By Ian640
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,761
Posted By Ian640
Question Questions on SR Racing Silencer

To anyone who's got one.....

1) Is it E-marked i.e. road legal in UK?
2) Does is have a Cat and if so is it easily removable?

Thanks in advance,

Ian.
Forum: Trials 12-31-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Looks like a genuine one as well, given the...

Looks like a genuine one as well, given the magneto cover. I'm not at all jealous.....


What's keeping you? Could be you taking the HT up Pipeline.....
Forum: Trials 12-14-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
I think the original Honda trials models (TL125,...

I think the original Honda trials models (TL125, TL250) pre-date the CCM four strokes.

Last time I saw a CCM four stroke in a trial was about 10 years ago. But then at that time I did live about...
Forum: Trials 12-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Mmmm....the motor looks a little like that of the...

Mmmm....the motor looks a little like that of the Merlin...

And on the front number board there's a Gas Gas sticker.

What's the connection? Beyond my knowledge.....be interesting to know...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Same era, but the Cagiva is a very close relative...

Same era, but the Cagiva is a very close relative of the Merlin. Do a search and you'll see why.

Cheers.
Forum: Trials 12-02-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Cool2 Around 1983 or 1984, I went to a test day for...

Around 1983 or 1984, I went to a test day for Armstrong trials bikes (formerly CCM, and maybe later CCM as well).

Two machines were available - a 320 with a Hiro motor and a 240 with a Rotax...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,888
Posted By Ian640
Talking No such thing in an MCC event, anyone can win a...

No such thing in an MCC event, anyone can win a medal, and anyone can blow it....concentration is the key.

The :slurp after the Exeter always tastes nice....see you on the hills if you're in it.
...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,888
Posted By Ian640
Thumb Hi Graham, seen you around a few times at the...

Hi Graham, seen you around a few times at the LDTs (I ride a red Alp).

Congratulations on the Ten Tors win. That looks like the last section, the rather unpleasant graded hillclimb. If so, it's...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,888
Posted By Ian640
Thumb Indeed the Land's End Trial was first run in...

Indeed the Land's End Trial was first run in 1908, with an earlier similar event (still running) the Edinburgh Trial first run in 1904. Details here (http://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/).
...
Forum: Trials 10-04-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,643
Posted By Ian640
I'm a hopeless addict of them. There's always a...

I'm a hopeless addict of them. There's always a 'never again' moment at about 3 a.m. but this tends to get forgotten when the entry forms for the next event come out.

The overnight ones referred...
Forum: Trials 09-29-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,643
Posted By Ian640
One on my shelf that's not been mentioned yet is...

One on my shelf that's not been mentioned yet is "Motor Cycle Trials Riding" by Max King, 1972 edition. You can still find it if you look hard enough. Think I go mine through Amazon. One reason I...
Forum: Trials 08-16-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Thumb Whilst searching for info on this bike (it's...

Whilst searching for info on this bike (it's becoming an obsession...), found this collection: http://www.trialmc.com/

Worth a click around.

If you're into Puch trials machines, and others,...
Forum: Trials 08-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Doug, Once drove to Sammy's museum mainly to...

Doug,

Once drove to Sammy's museum mainly to see the 4-speed Sherpa only to find it had been borrowed for another show....

Can you identify the Sherpa with the radial cylinder head but the...
Forum: Trials 08-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
I'll leave that one...quite topical... What...

I'll leave that one...quite topical...

What about U and Z?

Z is easy if, for example, you know your history of the world championships, or rather the preceding series....
Forum: Trials 08-01-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Mine was a MAR 250, owned it in about 1982. ...

Mine was a MAR 250, owned it in about 1982.

Now, what starts with U?
Forum: Trials 08-01-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
That's it. The Spanish one was called a JJ...

That's it.

The Spanish one was called a JJ Cobas, if I recall correctly with a Bultaco or Montesa motor and many innovations for the time (about 1984), such as disc brakes. A Google search brings...
Forum: Trials 07-30-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 127,733
Posted By Ian640
Question Too easy. My first trials bike was one. M...

Too easy. My first trials bike was one.

M could also have been Mecatecno, or Merlin. There was also a Spanish trials bike the name of which began with J, but I'm not sure if it ever reached...
Forum: Trials 07-26-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By Ian640
Thumb If you want to learn how to ride trials, at least...

If you want to learn how to ride trials, at least from your armchair, you could try to get a copy of Observed Trials (http://www.merlinbooks.com/merlin/trial.htm) by Bernie Schreiber (1979 World...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By Ian640
Hi, I had a 2000 Adventure R. Recall that...

Hi,

I had a 2000 Adventure R. Recall that the tripmaster is a Touratech item. Why not ask Touratech if they can repair it?

Don't know why you'd want to change to a 2004 Adventure tank etc...
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,741
Posted By Ian640
Question Throwover Panniers Without a Rack

Hi,

My favourite baggage is the Motorcycle Saddlebags from Ortlieb on this page (http://www.ortlieb.de/index_white.php?lang=en&m1=0&m2=0&file=p-search.php).

Prevously I've used these without a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,564
Posted By Ian640
TL125 Frame Kit

As part of your restoration you might like a nice new frame (http://www.sammymillerproducts.co.uk/c2/admin/%5BCCM::Ext::PDProduct%7E315%5D).

I believe Sammy Miller products might also sell a tank...
Forum: Trials 12-29-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,975
Posted By Ian640
Thumb Hi, I own a 2006 Alp 200, but it's almost...

Hi,

I own a 2006 Alp 200, but it's almost irrelevant to this question because it's so different to the earlier 2 stroke Alps, which at least looked much more like a trials bike.

If I remember...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,726
Posted By Ian640
Question Don't shoot me: what's the stamp/marking on the...

Don't shoot me: what's the stamp/marking on the lower part of your tank on the right hand side? TuV approval marking?

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,668
Posted By Ian640
Cool2 Getting off-topic here: You might have a...

Getting off-topic here:

You might have a look at this page: http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/gs_mono.html

I understand BMW also ran twins in pre-war ISDTs, and that John Penton rode a single-cylinder...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,668
Posted By Ian640
Erm...I think BMW were doing 'enduros' as far...

Erm...I think BMW were doing 'enduros' as far back as the 1930s. Wasn't the R80G/S born from their 1970s ISDT bikes? What about their desert rally record?
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 29,319
Posted By Ian640
Don't shoot me...are the TT headlights specific...

Don't shoot me...are the TT headlights specific to driving on the right hand side of the road? Or can you change them over? Or do they just point straight?

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,897
Posted By Ian640
My Beta Rev-4T trials bike (with carb) is usually...

My Beta Rev-4T trials bike (with carb) is usually one kick when cold. But a different story when hot. It has a hot start switch, but I think starting in any case is more of a knack - i.e. pushing the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,165
Posted By Ian640
Quiet (E-Marked) Silencer without Cat

Hi,

Looking for a quiet (we're losing trails here), E-marked (street legal in EU) silencer for the XChallenge, but with no Cat - I go to places where there's only leaded petrol.

One option is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,726
Posted By Ian640
Cool2 Just have to step in here. I am English....

Just have to step in here. I am English. Therefore what I speak defines English. I never considered that Shardzero's English is anything other than the Queen's.

Now, I thought this thread was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,668
Posted By Ian640
Question Hi, Is there any confirmation on the service...

Hi,

Is there any confirmation on the service intervals for the G450X? Just wondering if it's a pure race bike or if it also has some dual sport (i.e. long distance road and off-road) capability.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,809
Posted By Ian640
Well, I suppose it's a positive endorsement,...

Well, I suppose it's a positive endorsement, depending on whether you preferred the Sherpa T's handling or not. It's about 25 years since I rode a friend's Sherpa T, and recall that it's handling at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,809
Posted By Ian640
I was in a trial yesterday (on my 06 Alp) and...

I was in a trial yesterday (on my 06 Alp) and another competitor kindly let me have a one-minute test ride on the new 08 Alp 200 he was using.

Verdict: felt a lot slimmer and lighter than my 06,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,809
Posted By Ian640
A suggestion: over here closed course, single...

A suggestion: over here closed course, single venue trials often have two or more routes of varying severity through the sections. Some clubs often have a trail/enduro bike class competing on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,809
Posted By Ian640
Thumb I've owned an Alp 200 for the past couple of...

I've owned an Alp 200 for the past couple of years. They're quite popular over here in the long distance classic trials we have (usually between 60 to 250 miles with around 12 to 30 observed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,746
Posted By Ian640
Talking Simon - a company called WES here in the UK used...

Simon - a company called WES here in the UK used to make silencers for the TLR200. Not sure if it will work with the Reflex.

Try here for a start: http://www.bvm-moto.co.uk/wesexh.htm

Also...
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