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Old 07-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #541
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It's a small group of riders spread out over a large geography and unfortunately there sometimes seems to be as many sanctioning organizations as trials riders, with the usual resultant political bickering...amongst the modern crowd anyway! The vintage scene is pretty cohesive fortunately. Some vintage classes are run with modern events in places, otherwise the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) has been involved with such for over 25 years, with the landscape changing much over that time from British heavyweights and Spanish two-strokes through to the later twinshocks...which have been accomodated for some time now. http://www.rocler.qc.ca/ariane/What%20is%20Motorcycle%20Trials.htm
Thanks for posting that.
Sidecars too, all on three lines, very impressive. Have you got any links to results or event reports?
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #542
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Some vintage classes are run with modern events in places, otherwise the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) has been involved with such for over 25 years, with the landscape changing much over that time from British heavyweights and Spanish two-strokes through to the later twinshocks...which have been accomodated for some time now. http://www.rocler.qc.ca/ariane/What%20is%20Motorcycle%20Trials.htm
That looks to be pretty much what I remember from the previously discussed Ormstown (Quebec) Off-Road Festival when I rode up there.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #543
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:05 AM   #544
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Geritol Trial. Great vintage event. Handicap system. Oldest rider and oldest bike. Every year newer counts a point. Handicap points are in the 3rd column, then loop scores.

It's hard to beat Neil with that 54 Velo. What is the rule about consecutive wins?

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #545
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Thanks for posting that.
Sidecars too, all on three lines, very impressive. Have you got any links to results or event reports?
I can count on one or two hands the number of times I have seen sidecars or rigids out, but they are accomodated. "Organizer's discretion" is the operating phrase (and proverbial bottom line) and three lines can become four. As these guys would probably be competing against themselves the real trick is to make sure they have a fun and safe time. There's no Repsol or Red Bull sponsorships at stake! The trick with rule structures is to be flexible enought to deal with occasional exceptions without being rigidly geared towards managing them. Most of the guys who come out on old iron know what they are doing and can easilly ride a novice line used for later twinshocks or even more aggresive lines.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #546
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That looks to be pretty much what I remember from the previously discussed Ormstown (Quebec) Off-Road Festival when I rode up there.
It would look familar. It's from the organizer's website, and Ormstown is a regular venue in the Quebec vintage trials series. http://www.rocler.qc.ca/ariane/QVT.htm
I posted a photo link here a few pages back which you may already have been copied on if you were there.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:31 PM   #547
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Tl125

Looking at a 1976 Honda TL125, any known problems? What should I look for? What is a fair price?

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:53 AM   #548
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Looking at a 1976 Honda TL125, any known problems? What should I look for? What is a fair price?

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If you want something for gentle trail riding the TL125 is fine, but if you are looking for small capacity trials bike a TY175 or modified TLR200 are both an awful lot better than the TL.

Main issues with TL are related to general wear and tear, and bikes which look neglected and badly maintained should be avoided, while those which look good and run well without any strange noises from motors, will almost always be perfectly ok.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:50 AM   #549
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Looking at a 1976 Honda TL125, any known problems? What should I look for? What is a fair price?

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I had one back in the early "70s. Nice little bike. The biggest problem for trials riding was the forks were raked out too far. I cut the frame and pulled em back a little. It was a lot better, but still a 125. Eventually sold it and got a TL250 for a Colorado trail bike and a 350 SherpaT for trials.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:18 PM   #550
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I don’t think I would ride with a scoring system like that.
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Interesting thing is even scored straight up, Howard would of been 3rd on a 2010. Beat by the `54 and a `93!
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #552
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I don’t think I would ride with a scoring system like that.
I would.... I just want to ride... Anywhere , anytime ,anyhow..
someone sticks a couple of pegs in mound of dirt I will ride around them..






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Old 07-26-2013, 07:15 PM   #553
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Hey all,
SO, does anyone have any pointers for looking for a pre-65' Trials bike? Any sites I should check out?

I should add, that I am LOOKING. I don't really know how serious I am yet....
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Hey all,
SO, does anyone have any pointers for looking for a pre-65' Trials bike? Any sites I should check out?

I should add, that I am LOOKING. I don't really know how serious I am yet....

I would say dont bother, unless you enjoy standing in a cold shower tearing up $100 dollar notes, as well as spending plenty of time working on your bike.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #555
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Hey all, SO, does anyone have any pointers for looking for a pre-65' Trials bike? Any sites I should check out?
From what I have seen the pre-65 trials crowd is a bit e-challenged! There's forums at Trials Central and some of the various competition organizations out there, plus a few bike specific enthusiast pages, vendor sites, etc., depending on what machines you are interested in. Unless you are really motivated towards a specific machine, have a clear vision of the bike/project you want and have the appropriate mechanical skills, resources and funds to do a project...you may want to be careful what you wish for!
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