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Old 04-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #46
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Ok, so I'm nearing the end of my scrambler build:
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showt...tbike-build...

So this trials project will definitely come next...hopefully soon
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #47
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This type of bike you're trying to build is getting pretty popular. I'm really interested in building something similar just for a fun little bike to mess around on and practice some technical trials type skills. It's too bad trials isn't more popular so there would be more used bikes around at a more affordable price. Check out this thread as well for some similar ideas. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770250
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #48
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My base is a Honda 125 XLS 1980, much easier to find that a old 4stroke trial... Sorry if I'm not so clear; I 'm french and normally more often on honda-125xl dot com forum...

- seat has been replaced by an aluminium plate
- feet resters are put 12 cm rear and 4cm higher ( so I had to modify the kick and break pedal)
- steering stop are removed, so I had to modify the tank... ( home made, hammer made...)
- swing arm is from a 348 Montesa, modified to keep same shock absorbers geometry
- T fork are replaced by honda Twin T fork, to get more maneuvrability
- Transmission is changed: 60/13 against 47/14
- bore is changed to 66 ( 165cc)
- etc...

Before:


This one just to show the actual tank:



and this one with the tank I have to finish:

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:01 PM   #49
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Looks I'm too young on this forum to be allowed to send photos... My base is a Honda 125 XLS 1980, much easier to find that a old 4stroke trial... Sorry if I'm not so clear; I 'm french and normally more often on honda-125xl dot com forum...

- seat has been replaced by an aluminium plate
- feet resters are put 12 cm rear and 4cm higher ( so I had to modify the kick and break pedal)
- steering stop are removed, so I had to modify the tank... ( home made, hammer made...)
- swing arm is from a 348 Montesa, modified to keep same shock absorbers geometry
- T fork are replaced by honda Twin T fork, to get more maneuvrability
- Transmission is changed: 60/13 against 47/14
- bore is changed to 66 ( 165cc)
- etc...
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #50
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Looks I'm too young on this forum to be allowed to send photos...
You have to "link" to photo's shared/stored in places like Smugmug (the actual website that hosts this website) and the like. I upload to my flicker and link back to them in posts... takes up too much space (and more importantly: Bandwidth, on servers I suppose.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:54 AM   #51
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This type of bike you're trying to build is getting pretty popular. I'm really interested in building something similar just for a fun little bike to mess around on and practice some technical trials type skills. It's too bad trials isn't more popular so there would be more used bikes around at a more affordable price. Check out this thread as well for some similar ideas. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770250
Thanks for the link mate!

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My base is a Honda 125 XLS 1980, much easier to find that a old 4stroke trial... Sorry if I'm not so clear; I 'm french and normally more often on honda-125xl dot com forum...

- seat has been replaced by an aluminium plate
- feet resters are put 12 cm rear and 4cm higher ( so I had to modify the kick and break pedal)
- steering stop are removed, so I had to modify the tank... ( home made, hammer made...)
- swing arm is from a 348 Montesa, modified to keep same shock absorbers geometry
- T fork are replaced by honda Twin T fork, to get more maneuvrability
- Transmission is changed: 60/13 against 47/14
- bore is changed to 66 ( 165cc)
- etc...

Before:


This one just to show the actual tank:



and this one with the tank I have to finish:

Nice! how does it perform?
I've got a home built scrambler at the moment, but I don't think I'll be converting it into a trials. I'm afraid I'll miss the trail rides too much if I turned it into a trials bike. Plus, mine is too tall for trials
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #52
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alright, I've been losing sleep over this...I was wondering if anyone have done or seen a trial bike built from non-trial bikes? say a dirtbike converted to trials or the likes.

been browsing around for this but couldn't find any on this forum, and it seems like Google can't help me either.

see Trials are expensive bikes in my home country (Indonesia) and I don't think I could ever afford one back home. So I'm thinking of building one from a dirt/street bike, but need a lot of reference to compile. Has anyone here gone through the trouble of building one? or seen a thread of a build?

any info would be much appreciated! :)
I used to be very active in vintage trials back in my AHRMA days. And one of the most unique bikes I ever saw over the years was a converted Honda Trail 90. The owner fabricated it himself over the course of a few seasons and every time I'd see him at an event the bike had been re-engineered in one way or another.



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Old 04-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #53
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I used to be very active in vintage trials back in my AHRMA days. And one of the most unique bikes I ever saw over the years was a converted Honda Trail 90. The owner fabricated it himself over the course of a few seasons and every time I'd see him at an event the bike had been re-engineered in one way or another.



DAMN IT, you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More insperation. I'll never thin out the herd with stuff like this to keep giving me ideas. Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #54
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That's the coolest Trail 90 I've ever seen. I think I'd want some protection for the motor though...
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:48 AM   #55
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That little Honda's just sooooooo kool... I'm lucky I an't got alot of space
keeps the collection to a managble size.."or maybe unlucky"
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #56
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I'd have to agree with you guys, that little cub is sweet...should be pretty cheap to get a standard model down here.

BTW, the sprockets don't look as big as I'd expect for a small displacement bike. would be nice to know how the bike performs...any reviews? better yet, videos?
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:46 AM   #57
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I'd have to agree with you guys, that little cub is sweet...should be pretty cheap to get a standard model down here.

BTW, the sprockets don't look as big as I'd expect for a small displacement bike. would be nice to know how the bike performs...any reviews? better yet, videos?
Its got the Hi/lo box on the side of the engine sprocket cover...
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #58
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Hodaka's are very easy to transform into a Trails bike, and all the info to do ti is out there.


Hodaka 250 Thunderdog with a Kawasaki KT 250


The original Hodaka Prototype called the Bullfrog.


125 Wombats are the most popular to convert.




And they really work.

I can go on and on with more Hodaka Trails bikes. Check out Hodakadays.org




My current project.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #59
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Hodaka's are very easy to transform into a Trails bike, and all the info to do ti is out there.
I don't know anything about Hodaka conversions, but this one is for sale in the mid-atlantic region. I like it.



http://www.mid-atlantictrials.com/Classified.html
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:11 AM   #60
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Its got the Hi/lo box on the side of the engine sprocket cover...
To be honest I've never seen one on a cub. is it custom made?
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