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Old 06-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #271
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Did some fine tuning of the sections today.

My Yamaha is ready and we'll see how Junior does on it riding your course. It's going to be a fun day.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:56 AM   #272
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Well, after 6 months of popping in the garage when i could the SWM finally went for a spin today... The brakes bedded in after a short while and i was pleasantly surprised at how well it and i rode... my first ride for 6 months and only the 5th in 2 years.

Instead of bemoaning the lack of my Beta Evo i found i was smiling all day and getting around sections clean that i sometimes didn't on the Beta! My brain needs a bit of training to switch into twinshock mode, leave the clutch alone a bit more and let the bike flow through the sections.



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Old 06-24-2012, 04:55 AM   #273
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I get the feeling that most older riders on modern bikes would have far more fun with an old twin-shock! Unless you can trick ride to a pretty good standard, there is no hope of coping with hard route in modern trials, and in most cases the easier sections are much too simple for anyone reasonable on a modern machine. Twin-shock bike is just about right for easy route modern sections, doesnt drop in value like a modern, and are also generally more reliable.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #274
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Until recently i would have tried to argue with you but.. yes, i think you are right.
In my case i had a bad knee injury that has probably affected my mind as much as my knee and i now can't comfortably think about doing the bigger drop-offs or steps etc. Also i realised that i was just another faceless bloke riding a flash modern bike no-where near it's capabilities... i just turned up at events and sat in the queue at sections with very rarely a word said with anyone and rode around the clubman route that i found relatively easy.

My first ride after returning from injury was on Steve Saunders' pre65 ssdt wining bike that he lent me for the day, it was great fun and of course a big talking point during the trial. The next event was on a mates SWM Jumbo, the bike i always wanted in the early 80's but never had. Then another friend lent me his 200 Fantic and also that was a great fun day filled with chatting to all and sundry in the queues about the old bikes etc etc...

So here i am, i sold my fully kitted TopTrialTeam Beta Evo and built this SWM. I won on one of these when a schoolboy back in 1980/81, and the ride yesterday proved it was the right move. Just laughing all day how i managed to get through sections i didn't think i would. ... Brought the fun back into riding again.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:59 AM   #275
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Never thought about the fact that nearly everyone on a 5k modern bike, seems much the same as the next person in the queue, but its a very good point. Try riding the Eurocup event near Stroud, its generally very good and will have quite a few entries from elsewhere in Europe.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #276
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. ... Brought the fun back into riding again.
That is the right attitude, my same story ! Been enjoying the old bikes while chasing my son. Amazing getting used to that old heavy flywheel style again. I`ve been enjoying the trials this year more than in a long while thanks to a few guys to help talk me into it!
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #277
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And the winner is...

Mike Johnson on his TL250!
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:17 AM   #278
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And the winner is...
Mike Johnson on his TL250!

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #279
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OKO or Mikuni carb

I have a 35 year old Amal on my Cota 348..
I think a new carb wouldn't hurt it..
I see OKO carbs seem to have bit of a following.
Are they any better than a Mikuni ?
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #280
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Flat slide carbs are banned on older bikes in Aus, but it thats not the case in NZ the OKO will mean a big improvement on your bike.They also seem to work very well on the TLR200, and as they are available from Ebay for around 50, its a inexpensive way to upgrade performance.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:20 AM   #281
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Flat slide carbs are banned on older bikes in Aus, but it thats not the case in NZ the OKO will mean a big improvement on your bike.They also seem to work very well on the TLR200, and as they are available from Ebay for around 50, its a inexpensive way to upgrade performance.
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I better check out if they are a no go here aswell before I buy to be safe...

Has anyone dealt with this out fit ?.... Are they above board ?...
http://www.mid-atlantictrials.com/Menu.html
They have pre jetted OKO 101 carbs for the Cota 348..
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:52 AM   #282
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Thanks...
I better check out if they are a no go here aswell before I buy to be safe...

Has anyone dealt with this out fit ?.... Are they above board ?...
http://www.mid-atlantictrials.com/Menu.html
They have pre jetted OKO 101 carbs for the Cota 348..
Yes, Mid-Atlantic Trials is above board. It's a "he" as opposed to a "they" and he's a good guy. I've been competing in the Mid-Atlantic Trials series since early last year and have gotten to know him fairly well. I would have no hesitation purchasing from him if I needed a carb.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:56 AM   #283
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Yes, Mid-Atlantic Trials is above board. It's a "he" as opposed to a "they" and he's a good guy. I've been competing in the Mid-Atlantic Trials series since early last year and have gotten to know him fairly well. I would have no hesitation purchasing from him if I needed a carb.
Thanks..
I might go ahead....
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:31 AM   #284
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Thanks...

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Definitely above board! Great guy to deal with.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:27 AM   #285
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I have a 35 year old Amal on my Cota 348..
I think a new carb wouldn't hurt it..
I see OKO carbs seem to have bit of a following.
Are they any better than a Mikuni ?
You might try www.OKO-Australia.com.au/
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