The Vintage Trials Thread

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Garthe, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Hhmm, those sure look like arizona rocks! Are you going to make Gallup
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  2. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    Yep them are AZ rocks.
    I'm trying to figure out a way to hit the Gallup Trial on my way north, so maybe.
  3. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Just picked up my first trials bike in over 20+ years. Found it locally and will try and get it running. No spark and it's a little rough. Mostly all there though.

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  4. TXNMGUY

    TXNMGUY dirt dobber

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    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Great article. Love those old works Hondas! :thumb

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  8. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    I think, it might be of interest, my SWM TL/NW 320 after complete rebuild and moderate pimp up.
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    They are a little bit underrated these earlier SWM bikes, but with a fresh engine, a clutch fix for less actuating power and the Betor forks with the Marzocchi triple clamps they work fantastic in my personal opinion and can be compared with Fantics 240 twinshockers.
  9. lineaway

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  10. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    Carrs Rocky Ridge Trial this weekend. April 27,28th. this is an event I put on as a member of the SAC Pits . last year I invited the AHRMA crowd. It is now on their schedule as they liked it.
    This year Our Sunday class A trial, {at this event} will have a Novice line. with a vintage bike friendly loop. And you don't have to be a member of any club/group to ride. You can become a member after You get hooked.
  11. 6xp

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    Is it OK to bring a couple of trials bikes for sale to your event? Thanks.
  12. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    Heck ya, it is a good place to sell trials bikes. They are hard to find.
    Bring those bikes out. we will put them around the sign in table, or someplace everyone will see them.

    Tell your friends about this event. every year after the event everyone will tell me they have always wanted to go to one.

    If one of those bikes is running you should enter the event. This is the best event to start at as we have lines for any riding ability. I am serious if you can let the clutch out you could ride. Saturday is the place to begin. I could let you ride without being a member of any club. just the price of rider fees. I think its 30 bucks.
  13. Gordo83

    Gordo83 Been here awhile

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    Just curious what you folks think about ahrma adding a Post Vintage class to their line up. By Post Vintage, I'm talking about bikes from the late 70's and early 80's that are still air cooled, have drum brakes and twin shocks.
    Just got back from Unadilla, and it would appear that adding Post Vintage MX was a huge success. Many racers brought two bikes with them so they could run both classes and the racing was fantastic!!
    Do you folks think the same would happen with Trials?
  14. Old Geezer

    Old Geezer Been here awhile

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    This has been proposed to the powers in Ahrma at least three times that I know of and has been vote down. Which is why a lot of us have moved on, and joined ITSA. www.mtwestvintagetrials.org :thumb
  15. Twin-shocker

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    I thought AHRMA classic trialling was just about finished in the US now? Heard there were less than 20 entries at one of their events recently?

    Looks like ITSA is providing what the riders actually want, and as it has sensible rules its possible to turn up at an event and compete on pretty much any bike, which I think has to be a good thing.
  16. Gordo83

    Gordo83 Been here awhile

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    I am very familiar with ITSA. Unfortunately, neither ITSA nor ahrma come very close to New England with their series.
    Exactly who are these people voting it down? I would be interested in hearing their reasons for not wanting to expand Vintage Trials.
  17. Old Geezer

    Old Geezer Been here awhile

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    Well to answer the first part of your post. When we became disenchanted with Ahrma, the ITSA series did not come close to our area (CO, NM, WY) so we started our own series as a ITSA chartered region. Now in our second year one of our events will be a ITSA National so things can happen if you work at it.

    As for those in Ahrma who keep rejecting the expansion of Trials, its the Trustees that the membership elects. Some of who get reelected time and time again. This discussion has been covered in numerous post on several web sites. If you want to talk more on this just give me a call.
  18. Gordo83

    Gordo83 Been here awhile

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    Thanks.
    I have sent you an email with my email address. If you reply with your phone number, I will call.
  19. Old Geezer

    Old Geezer Been here awhile

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    Email sent.
  20. dean-o

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    Really enjoyed the trials in goodlettsville on my B & J equipped TLR200 - that's a fun simple motorcycle!
    Drag your old bikes out & start a local ITSA charter - great fun...
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