Reno, NV area trials riders?

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  1. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    yep, the guy who yelled RIDER UP! :-)

    It stormed all night, then the sun broke through in the a.m., maybe drizzled for 10 minutes around 1 something on Sunday. I only walked each section once to save energy-the first round of season is tiring for me. When it started to drizzle I was halfway through loop 2 and gassed it, skipping and looping back to sections if there was a line. I didn't want to get wet and cold, figured I was mid-packer anyway. I think I was the first one done, had to leave early to get to east bay before foresthill.
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  2. Limbman

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    There will be another seatless rider in Reno in a few days, my Scorpa 300 is being shipped.
    I will be checking out the PITS events as well.
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  3. 1962siia

    1962siia Been here awhile

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    Were any of you guys at Schaad Ranch or the Cow Pile? Those were my first two events, I am currently riding modern bike 3 on my montesa 315r. Really enjoying the club; any of you on the fence about it should give it a try. Very welcoming folk who offer lots of great help. Looking forward to the next event and bummed I will have to miss the work/training day at the pits property due to family vacation. Would love to ride moonrocks sometime!
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  4. Limbman

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    Do any of you know if I will need to get a Nevada Title and get a ORV sticker here in Nevada before riding in PITS events in CA?
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  5. Buschog

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    I've missed the last few events, and have to miss the work day as well. Other commitments get in the way. Seems like forever since I've ridden my trials bike. Plus I need to convince the rear tire to hold air and keep on the bead.
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  6. 1962siia

    1962siia Been here awhile

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    I'm not 100% sure about the need for this. The next event is on the Pits property so you wont need registration for that one and someone there will be able to answer the question with accuracy. You will need a spark arrestor though so make sure you have one or you wont be able to ride. You might want to look into one of the non-resident stickers for people visiting California. I've seen them on a few bikes at the meets.
    http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25669
    http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/pages/1234/files/nonresident-vendor-list.pdf
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  7. Buschog

    Buschog Been here awhile

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    I have a nonresident sticker on my bike. Never had any issue. No title needed to get it either.
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  8. Limbman

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    Thanks, I have a spark arrestor on it. I called the Nevada ORV people and they told me I needed to turn in the Certificate of Origin and pay them $30 to get a Nevada Title and $22 to get an oversized sticker with no good place to put it and the another $22 each year or pay a penalty. My friend in Oklahoma (he is selling the bike) told me to keep it off thier radar and not to worry. I thought it would be good to get some local experience opinion on it before I do this. Do not want to get jaked up with fines if stopped while riding on BLM.

    Thanks
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  9. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Actually, I said both :-) ...That You could keep it off their radar or put it on. States tend to not kill what brings in money, so some radars are good to be on, even if you get taxed.
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  10. Buschog

    Buschog Been here awhile

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    I'm not a fan of taxes. Many of them are b.s.. That said, I'm with bene. Every off road bike that gets registered helps the powers that be understand how large a constituency we riders are.

    My bike only has a California non-res sticker on it because I didn't have time to wait for a NV sticker before my first event.
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  11. Limbman

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    I would like to believe that is the way it works but been around too long. A few $22 stickers will get slammed by a Greenie campaign donation faster than you can say "what the..."
    The golden rule. Those that have the gold, make the rules.
    That being said I do not have an issue paying the tax and avoiding the fines, while feeling ' I could be defending my rights'

    I called them to confirm what is the letter of the law after reading the 35 pages of rules and exceptions. I plan get the required Vin inspection, proof of ownership and required forms and send them in with all thier fees.

    I just need the bike and a bill of sale...
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  12. tahoeacr

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    I keep on top of this since I'm right on the state line in Tahoe. California requires that your bike be registered. It can be out of state or the out of state registration. Nevada requires all ohv be registered now a days. PITS property as I understand is owned by them so since it is private, a sticker is not required. Now, if you plan to ride at the local spots in Nevada and a Deputy rolls in to check?. I know that Nevada forest rangers car less up here. On the California side, they will even sound check you on an obviously stock quite bike.
    These days do to the assholes that live next to me, I plate everything. Although I see quads driving up the street my Freeride has a Nevada license plate and the Vertigo just got an Oregon license plate.
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  13. Yard Sale

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    I would like to be a Reno trials rider but I need a bike. Where does one find good used trials bikes for sale?
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  14. Bronco638

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    At the next local event.

    If there aren't any there, someone will certainly know of one that's for sale. If you have a small dual sport, that can be ridden in the Novice/Beginner class, take it with you. That way you can get a taste of what trials is all about. And, you can then be sure that buying a trials bike is what you really want to do. Don't worry about riding well, just have fun and get to know the folks who will become your friends/competitors.
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  15. Limbman

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    You are not likley to find a bike local on this side of the hill. I searched for a while before getting ahold of my friend Motobene. He got me a new Scorpa and set it up perfectly for me and shipped it out here. They are pretty cheap to ship and very simple to set up out of the factory shipping box. The box is very compact and fits in the back of Jeep Wrangler (2 door). You may be able to find one over the hill in CA. I found a couple for sale over there on the Facebook listings. Not sure why there are not more trials riders local here. My backyard is made for these rock hoppers. The reason I pulled the switch is there are so many great places to have fun on these out here. Starting out my back, front and side doors and going for hundreds of miles. Nice living in a place that has mountains, hills and rock formations with little development in such huge supply.

    Good luck on the search and as Bronco 638 said there are many great people in this group to aid in finding and learning about this club.

    I have been backed up with work so only been able to put a few rides on the new toy but she is everything I thought she would be. Very smooth and climbs like a tractor up the rock hills around my home in Golden Valley. It is going to be great fun getting to know her better and building my skills to take more advantage of the unstoppable characteristics of these machines.
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  16. Buschog

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  17. Yard Sale

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    Count me in.

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  18. Yard Sale

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  19. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Cool video of first time! Nice bike!

    It's quite the shock at first. You'll get in trouble and whiskey throttle, go fast when you should creep, creep when you should rush at stuff, and absolutely wear your upper body out trying to steer entirely with your arms!

    But if you make it past the ass kicking it's a lifelong learning experience that can make you better at everything!
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  20. Buschog

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