Craigslist Trials Finds...

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Sting32, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    The `01 Beta was a great bike. Had good power and the rear suspension tracked better than any bike of it`s time. Started 1st or second kick. A bike 12 years old should of had the carb fixed by now. The left hand start is strange to some people, but easy to use. I had two that year myself!
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  2. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Good info, thanks. It's an inexpensive starting point, but I don't like to hear "parts are difficult to find". OTH I guess that comes with the price level. The alternative is to step up and spend the $$$ for a newer bike.
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  3. lineaway

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    The Bumble Bee techno was the first year for the techno models. It was very hard to ride. A very fast clutch, combined with unusable power. Every other techno was very rideable.
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  4. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    Lineaway - Just how many trials bikes have you owned? Your certainly a wealth of knowledge on Beta and GG - thanks for sharing.
    :clap
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  5. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    When you`ve ridden all your life, and wrenched along the way. The lemons you certainly remember well!
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  6. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    Amen to that! My favorite bike of all time was my Hodaka Super Rat. At 12 years old - I could split the cases and be looking at the tranny inside 25 minutes. Man I was good at replacing those dam ball bearings in that POS transmission....
    My most hated bike was my CR500. Never broke, always ran strong. But dam, I was slow on that brute.
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  7. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I used to desert race. Those Cr and Kx500`s were man killers!!
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  8. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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  9. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    Some local-ish bikes. WV/VA/PA/MD areas.

    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/3744682771.html



    http://allentown.craigslist.org/mcy/3754459571.html


    http://allentown.craigslist.org/mcy/3750265203.html


    http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3756420858.html


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  10. NTTF

    NTTF Trapped Under Ice

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  11. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    The Beta is in perfect condition. The owner/dealer is an extremely good mechanic.

    I bought a Gas Gas 280 Econo and shipped it up from Lewisport in Ca, otherwise I would have been talking to Ben about this bike. I don't know if the price is exactly a steal, but it's not really a market I'm 100% familiar with.

    It cost over $400 to ship the GG to Anchorage.

    Regards,

    Mr. BigWheel
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  12. LeShaghal

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  13. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    On that 1993, he changed the front end (or someone else did). The conventional fork would be a much better option than the USD stock fork. Especially since some fork parts are no longer available for the older USD fork.
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  14. Hack'dTiger

    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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  15. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  16. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    I've posted before that I almost bought a 1990 Fantic 305. Mike at the Tryals shop in NY assured me he had a very full stock of Fantic parts, I guess he bought out a large supply years ago. The one I looked at needed crank seals and he had them in stock. I found the Gas Gas I have for the same price and it was newer so I bought it.
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  17. LeShaghal

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    yeah not stock forks,Like I said it hits every bit as hard as my souped up '97 jtr270, definitely a competition bike! If he'd swing down to 1100ish I'd snag it and drop my 327 engine in it!
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  18. Seavoyage

    Seavoyage Been here awhile

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  19. PAlittlematty

    PAlittlematty Been here awhile

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    Don't know if its listed on Craigslist but a friend is selling a 2010 Sherco 2.9. Very nice bike and well taken care of. Askin $4800 if anyone's interested
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  20. jbcaddy

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