Ok...I'm in!

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Chuckracer, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Step 1: Acquire Motorcycle...

    Mike Komer checks it out:

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    Ready for the long haul home:

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    Dwarfed by the Gingundo Austrian machine:

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    I haven't ridden it yet...not even at The Tryals Shop. Going to wait for green grass (or maybe just grass) for the maiden voyage. :wink:
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  2. joebiodiesel

    joebiodiesel Adventurer

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    Awesome. Congrats! You're going to have fun with that.
    Joe
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  3. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Be careful you might end up like me and not ride your other bike as much any more... :clap

    I am sure you will have a great time!

    And welcome to the dark side.
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  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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  5. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yup what they said :D
    Too much fun!
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  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    Nice work Chuck - you wont regret it, these things are a hoot to ride and a tad lighter to manage than the big Katoooom :D
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  7. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Good looking bike.
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  8. Wonway

    Wonway KTM Fanboi #2

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    How many driving modes does it have? :D
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  9. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    I really miss my Montesa. Like to get me another trials machine if this economy ever turns around.
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  10. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 44 years

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    Sell one BMW and you can buy a replacement and a trials bike with some left over! :clap

    Reminds me of when I tossed my one-year-old R1150GS for a lowly 2003 KLR650. Lots of money left over for farkling. And I still have that same KLR, many years later.
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  11. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    Tempting...
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  12. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Do it. The Dark Side awaits..... :deal
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  13. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    It stopped snowing and blowing enough today for me to take a tentative first ride out a long ice covered drive way and up and down the road...slowly.

    This is the weirdest thing I've ever ridden! :huh Learning curve: Vertical! :lol3
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  14. Wonway

    Wonway KTM Fanboi #2

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    Well, at least you didn't break any bones yet :p
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  15. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    I had ridden dirt and street bike for....40+ years and thought I would jump on this little bike and have it mastered. How hard could it be??? The first ride after about 5 minutes of playing around I wanted to go over a rock. Just a small rock about a foot high and maybe 2 feet across. So I rode right up to it, cracked open the gas and pulled up on the bars. Next thing I know I am flat on my back wondering WTF happened and the bike is 10 feet away. :rofl Then I realized that this may be different than riding a dirt bike. :eek1 I really did not not like it much......took another 3-4 rides before I started to have fun. That was 1 1/2 years ago and I am hooked. Stick with it and you'll soon be hooked too. :deal
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  16. slicktop

    slicktop Been here awhile

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    That's the same way I dealt with my new beta. Like riding a wet noodle. It will get better when things thaw. I'm 53 and never rode a trials in my 43 yrs of motorbike riding, I wish I had a bike like this years ago.
    The power to weight ratio is unreal.
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  17. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    You guys are great - thank you!

    (well, except for that Wonway feller...he's a bit of a wanker. :D)
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  18. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    I love the power band on the two-stroke trials bikes. It is so linear. Perfect for how I ride. I sometimes wish I had worked harder at converting my Montesa into a trail bike.
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  19. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...cool Chuck, and glad to see you still have your Austrian mistress...
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  20. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    I still suck horribly and am just learning to do baby-wheelies (second gear works better, I just discovered), but most of my riding is in sand, or sandy ground (or snow!) and this bike works great! I'm learning to keep my weight back, gas on and let the front plow...just follow it.
    Works a lot better than my 950 Adventure in the soft stuff! :lol3

    This is fun!!! :clap

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