Any other trail riders?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Will Hesch, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Glad you are out riding and having fun. The gasser issues have nothing to do with crashing. Unless you are unfortunate enough to slam the gear shift lever into a rock! Which is one of the main issues, most bikes do not require the case split to change the shift shaft, the pro does. Most bikes have a full gear for the kick starter, the gasser has less than half a gear. And by the way I enjoy riding the Pro more than any other bike anymore. It just has a few quirks that could cause seriuos damage to the wallet. Even if the bike is NEW.
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  2. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    Dont forget - you can replace the shift shaft on the new GG's w/o splitting the cases. Started with the 2012 Raga bikes. Very trick - too bad MINE doesnt have that feature....
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  3. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I knew someONE would be along to mention that. We`ll see how long it is before I get to `ckeck out` this new feature. Actually we are getting along fine on our old Raga! Pretty much hit and miss or just lucky!!
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  4. Bent_boot42

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    Ya, the weather has been really mild. I ride year round anyway but so far this winter has been nothing but great riding weather.

    Would it be reasonable to drill/cut a weak spot into the shifter so that if you do slam it into a rock the lever will snap instead of wrecking the shift shaft?
    This worries me since I recently bashed the shifter (lever) on my sherco hard enough to bend it in half (it snapped when trying to straighten it). The shift shaft seems unaffected :clap

    On a separate note I borrowed a GG shifter and it worked as a temporary replacement and allowed the sherco to finish the race. The shift levers are, of course, different lengths and bends but the splines fit on the shift shaft and a shift lever in a weird position is better than no shift lever at all.
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  5. Will Hesch

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    Bent Boot, my 2012 Gas Gas 280 TXT Pro (gosh, that's a mouthful!) has notches cast into the shift lever which I'm assuming is to weaken it so that if it gets stuck between a rock and a hard place...(in theory), it will break rather than messing up the shaft.
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  6. sprinter 27

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    I wouldn't get too concerned about the shift shaft.my talent level has let me often drop the bike on both sides.never had any failures yet.
    its all the luck of the draw when crashing,had the throttle catch a branch once,bike went wide open over a ledge that one cost me a top end. And a fellow rider here fell over in 5th on his new beta and it lunched the gearbox.
    sh#^ happens on them all, Lady Luck has more to do with it than build quality IMO.
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  7. fasteer

    fasteer Been here awhile

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    I lucked into this TY175F last spring.
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    Haven't ridden it much yet, but I'm coming around to the idea that it will be fun on trails that are not much fun on the 511.
    I tried the 511 with carbide studs (gripstuds.com) in the snow/ice and it's a handfull.
    Now swapping the studs into the Scorpa.
    Hoping to ride it more in 2013.
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  8. Will Hesch

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    Fasteer, I like it! You'll have a ball on that little trail-machine. I like your license plate holder-clever!
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  9. jblen

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    I'm a trail rider that bought a trials bike to improve my trail riding. Although I suspect trail riding will happen less and less as I ride the trials bike more and more!
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  10. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    My Hontesa and I get around some with friends.
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    When you ride with these kinda bikes, though

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    Most of the time it's a "Where's Waldo" thing when you want to take a picture of them when they are moving.

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    But its only a minute or two to catch up :evil

    And with the Hontesa, no dabs required to tag the summit.

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  11. Will Hesch

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    WetSideRider, awesome photos, thanks so much for sharing!

    I'll bet you dabbed a lot less than your KTM buddies, and messed up the trail a whole lot less!
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  12. Bucho

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    Im not familiar w/ that model. Is the motor basically a yamaha ttr125? Is the overall bike also slightly smaller like a ttr?
    Looks super fun either way.
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  13. fasteer

    fasteer Been here awhile

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    It's a Yamaha 125 that Scorpa stroked to 143.
    Beats me why they call it a 175, seems to be a Euro thing.
    (My Husky TE511 is a 470)
    Don't know if it's same motor as the TTR or not, there is no e-start.
    Yes, it is tiny, but has 18/21 wheels.
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  14. Will Hesch

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    Fasteer, do you know it's weight? Thanks, Will
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  15. fasteer

    fasteer Been here awhile

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    dry weight is listed as 74.5-kg
    fuel cap = 2.9 liter
    I found an article that says these are a TTR based motor.
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  16. Will Hesch

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    I went riding with a buddy yesterday. We've been trying to get together for a month or so but schedules have conflicted until yesterday. We rode the Garcia Ridge trail which is 5 miles long to a dead-end at the Machesna Wilderness boundary which is where this photo was taken. Matt's riding a Suzuki 350 and I'm on my Gas Gas of course. It was a great ride. In the distance you can see the Pacific Ocean.
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  17. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    A friend is letting me borrow his 1992 Gas Gas until I get the cash to buy it. I've wanted a trials bike for years so I jumped at the offer. Anyway my wife started trail riding last year on a TTR125 and she is pretty slow still. I figured this will be a fun way to follow her while she learns. I can practice wheelies, climbs rocks, trees, etc., on the side of the trail. I putted around in 3nd gear following her on my WRR250R last year and it got kind of boring haha. She rides a DR200 also and does good on roads and dirt roads, but tight trails scare her still.

    So yes I will be trail riding some on a trials bike this year. I might try to rig up a quick release seat for days I need to sit down or for rest stops.
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  18. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Just about the same thing for me and my wife, CRF230L for the dual sport, however she has a Gas Gas TXT 125 for her trail/trial ride. :)

    As for a seat, I was thinking of one but my wife ended up liking this one more (will take longer to get thought)... http://www.buttrest.co.uk/

    just a thought... and good luck finding something.
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  19. Will Hesch

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    jonnyc21, I'd be very careful about the Butt Rest seat on your wife's Gas Gas. Both models sit too far back on the fender/airbox and will probably end up cracking one or both of those components, especially if your wife jumps the bike at all. There's one listed on Ebay which would be a better choice as it sits in the bottom of the Gas Gas "valley" which has the kind of strength you need for a seat. Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GAS-GAS-SHE...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f219e0e17&vxp=mtr
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  20. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Seeing that it is attached with Velcro and I can mount it lower that what is in the picture, that and my wife isn't tall and wouldn't be able to sit on it if I put it up that high any way. Because of that I am not sure if I need to be concerned or not, but we are still considering our other options.

    If we don't get the buttrest for her I think we will get her this one. http://www.lewisportusa.com/gasgas_seat.htm
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