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Old 11-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #16
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I'm having to be real careful, if you have seen other posts I put up, I know darn well if you ask 100 motorcyclists what they think their skill level is, you will get VARYING answers that represent NONE to full blown (Evel Knevel types) that can be run over by the 40cc moped they are sitting on...
Always sit at the far end of the table and be asked to come to the other end. Hard to go wrong. Learned that many many years ago.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:37 AM   #17
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Now that I have a feel for it, I think I will go watch all the BEGINNER videos!!!!

This brings up a good point. What books and videos are suggested for a newb trial rider?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #18
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This brings up a good point. What books and videos are suggested for a newb trial rider?
absolute must see is RYP's (here) https://secure.rypusa.com/catpage.cfm?cat_selected=84

"Trials Training Techniques" then while you are there get the newer one, "advanced" and keep it in the library, share it with people you get interested in trials, or at least get them to buy one... I say get them both, to save some shipping/handling? I dont know, think positive maybe not too long you need the 2nd one (hope hope)...

but they are great watch and learn. I enjoyed most of these although I only own the 2 techniques videos, they are almost required watching, and maybe Kind of sesame street for trials, lol?

Lots of neat videos to watch on youtube as well, and Trials Training Center.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #19
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Good call!!!!

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #21
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Good call!!!!

Where'd you get those EDK?

Think I may need them back soon.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #22
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Videos?

I know people that know people.

I have only spent about 2 hours on "The Devil Bike" but am really enjoying it

......once I get it started

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:08 AM   #23
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If its TXT based parts bin bike, then far more reliable than the Pro's, which if they are used hard will need a complete rebuild after 6 months use!

However if you are new to trials look at either a 125 or 200cc bike, as this will be far easier to ride and mean much better results than if you choose to struggle with 250/280/300cc machines, which are much more suited to experienced riders.

In terms of reliability any of the Jap powered bikes will be much better than the Euros, most of which suffer from poor build quality and mechanical issues.

Its also worth remembering its a really good idea to try to master the basics of riding a trials bike, before going on to the trick riding stuff thats makes up the majority of present day instruction DVDs covering trials.









Thanks for the input!

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Old 12-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #24
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If its TXT based parts bin bike, then far more reliable than the Pro's, which if they are used hard will need a complete rebuild after 6 months use!
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A complete rebuild in 6 months? Come on Twin -Shocker. What a load of crap.
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I'm with you on that one Laser17. Load of

I'm continuously amazed with the quality and reliability of the new Gas Gas, Sherco and Beta bikes.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #26
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A complete rebuild in 6 months? Come on Twin -Shocker. What a load of crap. [/QUOTE]

Shit, I bought a new 2012 Pro and I guess I need two complete rebuilds now. I did change the oil and bleed the brakes with fresh oil today, so I've got a headstart.
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A complete rebuild in 6 months? Come on Twin -Shocker. What a load of crap. [/QUOTE]


Here in the UK serious expert riders have a new bike every 6 months, purely and simply due to the fact this is less costly than rebuilding something which is worn out. Especially so in the case of bikes like Gas Gas, which are very fragile and tend to fall to pieces quite quickly.
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Here in the UK serious expert riders have a new bike every 6 months, purely and simply due to the fact this is less costly than rebuilding something which is worn out. Especially so in the case of bikes like Gas Gas, which are very fragile and tend to fall to pieces quite quickly.
So how long does a Honda Reflex with a Chinese CDI last at the hands of one of these serious experts?
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. Especially so in the case of bikes like Gas Gas, which are very fragile and tend to fall to pieces quite quickly.
You're losing credibility fast.
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Twin-Shock - That's just sad. You sure know how to shovel it on there nice and deep.

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