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Old 01-06-2013, 05:29 PM   #1486
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Glad to hear the forks came out OK!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #1487
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Well? How was it?
I have ridden the 300 and 280 before for short periods but this was the first time i had ridden not only the 250 but also for a full event...
Brilliant about sums it up :) This bike is actually Steve's daughters who is very much smaller and lighter weight than myself but we made absolutely no adjustments whatsoever .. i just got on it and rode into the first section with no practice.
The suspension is very progressive and it never bottomed out on me all day, the bike is incredibly lightweight and very easy to trick ride but it also grips amazingly well. Don't forget i am in the UK so almost all of our events throughout the year include mud!!

I prefer a bigger cc bike and would have the 300 myself but this 250 was not short on power at all, probably perfect for 99% of us, although high altitude riders may want to go for the 280 or 300.

As Jordi Tarres is heavily involved with the design and the company you would expect it to do everything well ... and it does. I'd buy one.

I took a few photos after i had washed it .. http://s1014.photobucket.com/albums/...ey/Jotagas250/
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:16 AM   #1488
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we found this cool area not far from the house






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Old 01-07-2013, 11:25 AM   #1489
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Awesome looking area, but I don't think you'd want to do much crashing there!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #1490
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Accidentally flooded my Sherco while I was trying to learn how to hop the front wheel with the engine off (apparently the c on the fuel shut off valve does not stand for close), but it gave me an excellent opportunity as I know absolutely zero about engines and my mechanic friend patiently walked me through learning about the spark plug, carburetor, and cylinder and how a two stroke engine works. It took forever to get it restarted, but I have such a better understanding of how my baby works now. It cut several hours out of my practice time, but it was worth it!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #1491
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Aloha Liz

Welcome to the happy world of Premix....
A couple of ways to start a flooded one is to , just hold that throttle wide open, ( Do not twist while kicking) just pin it and kick it for a bit, What it needs is a blast of full air, usually always works, these are hard to bump start, but now you know the drill ......Enjoy !!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #1492
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I have ridden the 300 and 280 before for short periods but this was the first time i had ridden not only the 250 but also for a full event...
Brilliant about sums it up :) This bike is actually Steve's daughters who is very much smaller and lighter weight than myself but we made absolutely no adjustments whatsoever .. i just got on it and rode into the first section with no practice.
The suspension is very progressive and it never bottomed out on me all day, the bike is incredibly lightweight and very easy to trick ride but it also grips amazingly well. Don't forget i am in the UK so almost all of our events throughout the year include mud!!

I prefer a bigger cc bike and would have the 300 myself but this 250 was not short on power at all, probably perfect for 99% of us, although high altitude riders may want to go for the 280 or 300.

As Jordi Tarres is heavily involved with the design and the company you would expect it to do everything well ... and it does. I'd buy one.

I took a few photos after i had washed it .. http://s1014.photobucket.com/albums/...ey/Jotagas250/

Thanks for the quick ride report! . Those bikes are gorgeous.

I could just gawk at that shock set-up forever.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #1493
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Wish there was something like that close to my house. I have not found anything so far.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:22 AM   #1494
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Work from home day

I work from home a couple of times each month, including today. It's about 43 degrees and sunny, which seemed like perfect weather for a lunch ride in the backyard.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #1495
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Not today - forgot to post last week

On New Years Day, the Tri-State Trialers got together for a day of fun. We rode 5 sections in a gate trial format in slick and chilly conditions. Perfect way to kick off the new year with fellow riders. We had two new riders as well - one on a borrowed bike and one on a newly purchased bike (an inmate here).

Pics available here: https://www.facebook.com/TriStateTrialers

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #1496
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Who's the poor disadvantaged guy on the Hodaka?
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #1497
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I work from home a couple of times each month, including today. It's about 43 degrees and sunny, which seemed like perfect weather for a lunch ride in the backyard.


Nice job on the tree, but I'm going to have to give you a five. You stopped and then you rolled backwards. The FIM will probably give you a ten.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #1498
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Who's the poor disadvantaged guy on the Hodaka?
A club member. He loves 'em. I think he has a pile of them.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #1499
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I pulled the cover off of mine and stood on it for awhile.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #1500
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Put some new grips on, adjusted the brake pedal, and practiced some turns in the snow.
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