learning the ropes?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by bingbong, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    So I am poised to recieve my first trials bike and my thoughts are about taking care of it as much as riding it. I have looked after my bikes in the past but for many years being too busy/lazy have given them to the dealer to service. So has anyone got any good leads to online or paper learning material. I am ashamed to say I need to read up on everything from changing tyres etc. I still work with tools and mechanical things etc so I am not completely useless :lol3 .
    Feel free to start the p.. taking now :ear
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  2. BorisTas

    BorisTas Ageing Adventurer

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    There is a fair bit of info available here
    http://www.trials.com.au/techtips/techtips.php

    might be agood read for you

    BT:D
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  3. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Thanks Boris
    that's some nice info for a newbie :1drink
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  4. Frostbit

    Frostbit Is it cold in here?

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    I need to thank you also Boris. That's a good resource for an old guy fighting a big learning curve.:thumb
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  6. BorisTas

    BorisTas Ageing Adventurer

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  7. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    I have bought a Beta rev3 2004
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  8. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    I am also about to order one of these for it

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  9. Frostbit

    Frostbit Is it cold in here?

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    That's a real Beauty BingBong... Your going to have a hoot and 1/2.:thumb :thumb :thumb
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  10. BorisTas

    BorisTas Ageing Adventurer

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    Veerryy nice , you might find this link usefull there's parst books and service manuals for Beta's

    http://www.trialsport.com.au/

    as for the long ride seat.......no comment (it's kinda like putting ape hangers on a SS900 Ducati)


    :D :D BT
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  11. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    thanks frostbit, i can't wait to smell the 2 stroke fumes again :lol3
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  12. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    :thumb thanks Boris, once again you have come up trumps, if your riding is as good as the info you pass on please put me down for your first DVD :wink: .

    The long ride equipement is mainly just to carry some more gas as I will be out for some longish streches looking for play areas, and also my trouble and strife (wife) is showing an unhealthy interest in learning to ride the beta aswell but wants a seat. here comes the next purchase................maybe a TY175 for her could be on the cards :webers
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  13. BorisTas

    BorisTas Ageing Adventurer

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    :rofl Unfortunatly my riding isn't that good, pleased the info helps, always got great help from this forum myself so it's nice to send it foward.

    As for the seat tank combo...mmm... I'd buy her a TY or if $$ permit a nice new Scorpa LongRide . You can get 1 liter number plates to help with fuel capacity on the Beta, as for the sitting down bit you're right it does seem to give them more confidance if they are only beginers, posted this b4 but I like the photo and here's a good op :D :D.

    Godd Luck with it

    BT

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    Lovely RL! :tb
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  15. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    I spotted some of your pics on another post Boris and have to say you live in a beautiful place, Tazmania is now on my places to visit when I next get down to Oz.
    The numberplate tank might be all I need, I'll have to see how things go when I eventually get my hands on the bike.
    I wish I could run to some new bikes but that isn't going happen at the moment and a nice classic might be fun to have too. JTT is right that Suzuki is a beaut. I'll see how keen she becomes with the riding and go from there. I think I like the shopping for a bike as much as riding them sometimes :lol3
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  16. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Well I got it home and in the garage. After having a quick ringa ding up and down the private road outside my house :D oh boy this is gonna be alot of fun.....

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    So that was yesterday, today I got geared up and headed for the hills. Well first impression is, I have no technique, no surprise and the fun will be learning, second impression though was just how unfit I am, Jebus this is the funnest excercise tool you can buy :D this is the best stairmaster I ever saw :lol3 . So if your other half ever tells you no you can't have a trials bike just tell them you are getting a piece of home excercise equipment :deal

    Now about those ropes...........
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  17. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I was down in Tennessee for a Rallymoto race back in May and after the race I did a 2 day school at the trials training center. If you have the interest and the cash I highly recommend going to the school. It was $600 for 2 days which included the use of a new gas gas 280. I was the only student so it was 1 on 1 instruction for the 2 days. I rented a cabin on the property as well. Though it was a tiring 2 days I learned a lot of basic skills that I think about now when I ride the bigger bikes.
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  18. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Wow you picked up my need for tuition from those two photo's ! :lol3

    Seriously though, you are absolutely right, next spring I am gonna look at geting some schooling as it will make it more fun when I get some moves down :wink:
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  19. Seth S

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    Well the very first thing we did at the school was to learn how to weight the bike and turn. In your first photo your weight is way to the inside of the bike....this will lead to an imbalance on more technical terrain and at slower speeds. To make a left hand turn you want to lean the bike over into your left calf and get your right leg/knee out over its footpeg...this allows you to maximize weight on the tires, maintain traction and balance, and maneuver better. One of the little things that I learned at the school....the technique even works on my 950 Adventure.
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  20. BorisTas

    BorisTas Ageing Adventurer

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    Don't wait till then here is a heap of Vids to get you going :evil

    http://trialstrainingcenter.com/how-to-ride-motorcycle-trials/

    if you can master all these you'll be going well :D


    BT
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