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Old 09-29-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Talking learning the ropes?

So I am poised to recieve my first trials bike and my thoughts are about taking care of it as much as riding it. I have looked after my bikes in the past but for many years being too busy/lazy have given them to the dealer to service. So has anyone got any good leads to online or paper learning material. I am ashamed to say I need to read up on everything from changing tyres etc. I still work with tools and mechanical things etc so I am not completely useless .
Feel free to start the p.. taking now
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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So I am poised to recieve my first trials bike and my thoughts are about taking care of it as much as riding it. I have looked after my bikes in the past but for many years being too busy/lazy have given them to the dealer to service. So has anyone got any good leads to online or paper learning material. I am ashamed to say I need to read up on everything from changing tyres etc. I still work with tools and mechanical things etc so I am not completely useless .
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There is a fair bit of info available here
http://www.trials.com.au/techtips/techtips.php

might be agood read for you

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Boris
that's some nice info for a newbie
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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I need to thank you also Boris. That's a good resource for an old guy fighting a big learning curve.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:58 PM   #5
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What kind of bike? There are Gas Gas maintenance videos posted on the importer's site.

http://www.trialspartsusa.com/tech.html
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:14 AM   #6
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Or Sherco ones posted here

http://www.sherco.com/wayne_corner.html

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:17 PM   #7
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What kind of bike? There are Gas Gas maintenance videos posted on the importer's site.

http://www.trialspartsusa.com/tech.html
I have bought a Beta rev3 2004
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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here it is




I am also about to order one of these for it

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I am also about to order one of these for it

That's a real Beauty BingBong... Your going to have a hoot and 1/2.
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:34 PM   #10
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Veerryy nice , you might find this link usefull there's parst books and service manuals for Beta's

http://www.trialsport.com.au/

as for the long ride seat.......no comment (it's kinda like putting ape hangers on a SS900 Ducati)


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That's a real Beauty BingBong... Your going to have a hoot and 1/2.
thanks frostbit, i can't wait to smell the 2 stroke fumes again
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:22 AM   #12
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Veerryy nice , you might find this link usefull there's parst books and service manuals for Beta's

http://www.trialsport.com.au/

as for the long ride seat.......no comment (it's kinda like putting ape hangers on a SS900 Ducati)


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thanks Boris, once again you have come up trumps, if your riding is as good as the info you pass on please put me down for your first DVD .

The long ride equipement is mainly just to carry some more gas as I will be out for some longish streches looking for play areas, and also my trouble and strife (wife) is showing an unhealthy interest in learning to ride the beta aswell but wants a seat. here comes the next purchase................maybe a TY175 for her could be on the cards
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:51 AM   #13
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thanks Boris, once again you have come up trumps, if your riding is as good as the info you pass on please put me down for your first DVD .

The long ride equipement is mainly just to carry some more gas as I will be out for some longish streches looking for play areas, and also my trouble and strife (wife) is showing an unhealthy interest in learning to ride the beta aswell but wants a seat. here comes the next purchase................maybe a TY175 for her could be on the cards
Unfortunatly my riding isn't that good, pleased the info helps, always got great help from this forum myself so it's nice to send it foward.

As for the seat tank combo...mmm... I'd buy her a TY or if $$ permit a nice new Scorpa LongRide . You can get 1 liter number plates to help with fuel capacity on the Beta, as for the sitting down bit you're right it does seem to give them more confidance if they are only beginers, posted this b4 but I like the photo and here's a good op .

Godd Luck with it

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Old 10-04-2009, 10:56 AM   #15
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I spotted some of your pics on another post Boris and have to say you live in a beautiful place, Tazmania is now on my places to visit when I next get down to Oz.
The numberplate tank might be all I need, I'll have to see how things go when I eventually get my hands on the bike.
I wish I could run to some new bikes but that isn't going happen at the moment and a nice classic might be fun to have too. JTT is right that Suzuki is a beaut. I'll see how keen she becomes with the riding and go from there. I think I like the shopping for a bike as much as riding them sometimes
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