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Old 03-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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My First Trials Bike

High everyone, just getting into trials I'm 47yrs old and been riding dirtbikes my whole life always wanted to try trials so I found this 1997 gasgas JTX 270 on craigslist acouple hours from my house, the bike needed some TLC but not to bad, the plastic was beat and rear fender was broke so I just fixed the fender and painted it with automotive paint, should hold up until I hit the ground lol..., anyways here's acouple pics. hope you like
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new bike, jcone.

I'm sure you will enjoy many happy hours on it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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Nice bike, it should serve you well. Those bars look like Trials bars with the crossbar removed. If so they are dangerous, don't ride with them.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Nice bike, it should serve you well. Those bars look like Trials bars with the crossbar removed. If so they are dangerous, don't ride with them.
Thanks , yes the previous owner had removed the crossbar for some reason i'm looking for new ones now.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #5
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Nice toy

You scooped a good bike. Its an unstoppable tractor, will pull you up and over anything. I've had my 96 JTR for 3 years and couldn't be happier with it as my 1st trials bike.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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Fyi

In case you didn't know...
Check regularly for milky oil. The water-pump seals are notoriously bad on these bikes. Some bikes are afflicted others never seem to have a problem. I've only owned one that didn't need the new seal kit. It's a simple fix should it be a problem. Just be advised

I've never been on a '97 but my '96 is a BEAST!
Great find!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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In case you didn't know...
Check regularly for milky oil. The water-pump seals are notoriously bad on these bikes. Some bikes are afflicted others never seem to have a problem. I've only owned one that didn't need the new seal kit. It's a simple fix should it be a problem. Just be advised

I've never been on a '97 but my '96 is a BEAST!
Great find!
Ya that was the first thing I did was change fluids and give it a good going over,a local trials guy said to run ATF in it so that's what I did,shifts very smooth and clutch feels like butter.

And Yes this thing Pulls like a tractor
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #8
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Thumb nice bike!!

I like it....I would like to get me a more modern bike, but I really enjoy my old trials bike. but the new ones make it all look easy!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #9
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I like it....I would like to get me a more modern bike, but I really enjoy my old trials bike. but the new ones make it all look easy!!
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LOL....ya I would like to get a more modern one too but this one will have to do for now, I road a 2010 GasGas 300 and man was it Nice!
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #10
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Thanks , yes the previous owner had removed the crossbar for some reason i'm looking for new ones now.
I ride trials and wouldn't want a crossbar in my bars. If your bike stops and you don't that crossbar hurts.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:24 AM   #11
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I ride trials and wouldn't want a crossbar in my bars. If your bike stops and you don't that crossbar hurts.
The point is those bars were designed to have the crossbar for strength. They will break without the crossbar, which will hurt you even more. New bikes have the "fat bars" which are designed to be strong without the aid of the crossbar.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:56 AM   #12
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Good looking first ride. Looks better than my first trials bike. After several years I caved in and got a new bike. No more blaming the bike for what I can't do.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #13
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The point is those bars were designed to have the crossbar for strength. They will break without the crossbar, which will hurt you even more. New bikes have the "fat bars" which are designed to be strong without the aid of the crossbar.
Didn't see they weren't fat bars. Yeah they'll break pretty easy
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