I might buy a trials bike

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Bendejo, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Bendejo

    Bendejo Movin' on up

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    Tell me about the Gas Gas TXT 280. :ear

    Model year 2000. How do I know if it's in good shape? :ear


    Thanks,

    Trials n00b. :lol3
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  2. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    pm sent. thanks.
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  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I can help you look at it if needed and local. :thumb

    Check normal things. Chain, sprockets, tires, steering head, swing arm bearings, Wheel bearings, etc. A 280txt should have awesome compression and even be hard to kick over. A good 2 smoke should always start on the first or second kick. If you have to kick the shit out of it then it probably needs top end work. Check the frame for cracks and gouges. normal dings are OK on a trials bike and you will put some in yourself.

    Hold the bike upright and push down on the foot peg. The front and back should go down at the same time if the suspension is set up right.

    Make sure the clutch will release and also that it will grab. There are lots of plates in there and they get a bit snippy some times.

    That is all I can think of except maybe you need a 200EXC. :lol3

    Marc
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  4. Bendejo

    Bendejo Movin' on up

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    Thanks Lomax.

    All good info except the 200 exc part. I don't need any more waffling help. :rofl
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  5. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    And look out for Frankenstein rear fenders. But they all do that :poser

    Marc
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    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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  7. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Wow. Very "artsy". And here I've been buying new 4RT fenders (at 200 bucks a pop!) like a sucker..... :doh
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  8. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    See what riding rocks and logs in Sipapu with Gordy got you in to!! :lol3

    Go for it, you'll love it!! :clap
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  9. Bendejo

    Bendejo Movin' on up

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    Well, after all of the great advice offered here,







    I bought a KTM200exc. :rofl


    Thanks anyway. :freaky
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