Fun with Outright Junk

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Sting is starting his holiday at some lake I`m guessing. Could be back tommorrow or off a whole week!:freaky
  2. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    I know him personally. He and his dad are both friends of mine. He's a pretty good rider.
  3. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    How long has he been riding trials I wonder?
  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Since the '70's from what I gather.

    ANY WAY, OJ got it's first oil change in over 2 years -

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    Mmmm, reflections in the filthy oil........

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    Refilled with oil that is simply way too good for it. I run the same stuff in my 4RT Montesa, so I use it in both bikes -

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    Then I tried something....well....different. I found these bar risers in my toolbox. They had come off of a '76 BMW R90/6 that I had some 17 years ago. Since I "ape" over the bars as it is (I'm 6'" tall, almost all of it leg) I figured it was worth a try. Too bad it looks rather silly -

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    Took it out riding today. The risers may look silly, but I can't complain about how the bike feels with them on though. I'm thinking risers with an inch shorter rise would be about right.

    Or a set of custom billet triple clamps with a nice set of custom bar mounts and tall Trials bars.

    More to come! :evil
  5. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Ist trials 1973 if I recall correctly rode a few meets on an xr75, I might have tried one before that, on a 71 trail-hopper. My 1st actual trials motocycle, new off showroom floor, 1974 ty80.

    yeah too long...

    removed the TMI.
  6. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Not really interested in more War and Peace type posts, just wondered how long you had actually been riding trials, but if you cant help with that no real problem.
  7. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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  8. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    I guess then that today Sting has to be riding the over 50 class, and has over 30 years experience of competition?
  9. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I have been riding trials since 1985. I don't know shit.
  10. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    so what you are saying is, even though you asked, anything I type is TMI?

    Oooookay...
  11. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Why not just let us know how long you have been riding and what class you compete in today? I have been competing since 1971, and today ride a TS bike in the TS class..................see easy wasnt it?
  12. lineaway

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    Wow, you started before me. First trials 4/72 first place novice 2 pts. forced into expert 8/74. Rode my first Ute cup the next week. First national `75 Cayuta , New york. Last month a 17 year old girl beat me by 41 points in the expert class, I`m sure glad she is now a national champ!
    Boy I hope my parts show up soon for my TS cota!! ITSA here I come!:lol3
  13. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    ITSA seems like just the sort of thing we need here in the UK! Sadly BS and high cost seem to be the main interest of organising bodies here, and I guess that before long £10K+ TS bikes will be as common as they are in the UK "P65" class!
  14. ivsforever

    ivsforever Adventurer

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    Why is the TS side of trials in the UK so unorganized has anyone tried to fix it?.
  15. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    The view of most here in the UK is that there is nothing wrong with TS, even though the fact that there are no rules as such means its probably a matter of time before modern £10k+ TS bikes start to dominate TS events here, in exactly the same way as £10k modern bikes dominate the "P65" class. There is also no understanding that a 1967 Bultaco isnt going to be able to live with an 1984 Fantic, so there are no classes for the earlier less competitive TS bikes, which means few people ride older machinery seriously.
  16. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    And now for something completely different..

    NMTrailboss having fun on Outright Junk -

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    Nice. You really should consider a Twinshock bike, NMTB!! :lol3
  17. lineaway

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    Finally split the cases on the cota this morning. It was just a piece off the mains. Found most of one chunk, sure glad it was not the rod!! Monday the 10th I called SW Montesa wondering where my parts were that I ordered 6/28. Thursday the 12th they finally showed up. Rather be slow mail than lost with the usps. Looks like I could use a piston but the 28th is fast approaching.
    NMTB needs to find a TS. Gonna be a busy month with 3 two days all in a row! Should of been 4 ,but we are going to the lake next weekend missing the western youth nationals. Told Garrett better to work on the basics at the vintage events, so he can start working on semi soon.:ear
  18. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    What? First I'm told I gotta ride a TY80 against the 'League' and now I need a twin shocker? :huh This is too much craziness here!! :lol3
  19. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    OJ at San Ysidro today!

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  20. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Boy. I don`t know Brewtus you keep riding like that and oj might be the broken one at Taos!:lol3
    Better check them axles!