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Old 01-24-2012, 09:28 AM   #196
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Shame on you. What were you thinking by posting classic bike pictures in a classic bike forum?
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:27 AM   #197
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I expect there is, but there are so many fragmented sections on the site now, I need a satnav to find my way around them all!
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:50 AM   #198
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Thank you for that!
Ditto! Now back to Vintage trials bikes!


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Old 01-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #199
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I built this little special in '06 and have competed on it a bit around the NW. It works pretty good for a 125 - learn to use that clutch!

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #200
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I built this little special in '06 and have competed on it a bit around the NW. It works pretty good for a 125 - learn to use that clutch!

Miguel, were you competing at the Chehalis Vintage Nationals this year? This Hodaka of yours looks very similar to one seen there, and had a rider sporting some formal attire. Could that have been you?

We were there campaigning two SL350's, one in the Vintage MX (my bike) and another in the Vintage Trials (Oregon Coast aka Paul Fournier). I was so inspired at viewing my very first trials it is my intent to bring my daughters TL125 there this summer and give it a try.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #201
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I remember a couple of the production Hodaka trials bikes in my area when I was a kid, like this one I believe.
A rare bird and I can't say I've seen one since!

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:41 PM   #202
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:40 PM   #203
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #204
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Miguel, were you competing at the Chehalis Vintage Nationals this year? This Hodaka of yours looks very similar to one seen there, and had a rider sporting some formal attire. Could that have been you?

We were there campaigning two SL350's, one in the Vintage MX (my bike) and another in the Vintage Trials (Oregon Coast aka Paul Fournier). I was so inspired at viewing my very first trials it is my intent to bring my daughters TL125 there this summer and give it a try.

I've ridden Chehalis every year since 2005 except this last year.... After missing the Crooked River Ranch event in May due to work travel, I kind of got apathetic and took the whole AHRMA series off this year. The wife and I put 7,000 miles on the GS instead!

The guy you saw was my friend Jay Lael out of the Portland area - he is a world class trials rider and could kick my butt on a Honda 90! I first saw one of his Hodaka trialers at Hodaka Days in 2004 and got the inspiration for my bike. Also have a tricked out 98 Super Rat that runs pretty well in the 100cc MX class.

Those Hondas ought to run pretty well if set up to handle. Before the Hodie came along, I ran a TL250 trials bike that had tons of torque - way more than the Hodaka - but turned about like a wheelbarrow half full of wet concrete...
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #205
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Those Hondas ought to run pretty well if set up to handle. Before the Hodie came along, I ran a TL250 trials bike that had tons of torque - way more than the Hodaka - but turned about like a wheelbarrow half full of wet concrete...
It's a shame Honda didn't offer a production model a little closer to their very competitive works bikes of the period.
While very reliable and durable they were a bit porky and could suffer a bit for ground clearance and handling. A good rider could still do very well on one however, particularly where conditions really suited them.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #206
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It's a shame Honda didn't offer a production model a little closer to their very competitive works bikes of the period.
While very reliable and durable they were a bit porky and could suffer a bit for ground clearance and handling. A good rider could still do very well on one however, particularly where conditions really suited them.

Wait wait there is a cure, get an TLR 250, this is still a very competetive bike:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch_23...yer_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Hw8...yer_detailpage

I don't know how much or if any of these where sold in US? The bike has a huge fan community,
therefor aftersought, in good condition sadly pricy around 3.5K € if you are lucky mostly 4.5 - 5K € used!





The TLR 200 is much cheaper but lacks torque.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #207
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #208
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #209
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Wait wait there is a cure, get an TLR 250, this is still a very competetive bike:
I don't know how much or if any of these where sold in US?
Agreed, but also a much newer bike and depending on the trials series you are riding not necessarily vintage class legal like a TL.
If you are just riding twinshock rules (regardless of year) it shouldn't be a problem though.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:34 AM   #210
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I don't know how much or if any of these where sold in US? The bike has a huge fan community,
therefor aftersought, in good condition sadly pricy around 3.5K € if you are lucky mostly 4.5 - 5K € used!





The TLR 200 is much cheaper but lacks torque.
There were a couple versions of the TLR around as I recall, from a trail bike to a proper trials bike. I tried a couple and while a better chassis then the old TL250, not quite the motor. And those bikes are ten years newer then the latter. I think if I were gonna spend that kind of money on a 1980's Honda trials it would have to be for one of these....particularlly now with air-cooled mono classes starting to appear!

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