Trials Trivia

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  1. mung

    mung Been here awhile

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    With the vast pool of trials knowlege around here I thought a little trivia challenge during the winter might be a little fun. Question 1- After the only American World Trials Champion left Senor Bultos factory ride,what brand of bike did he move to? Question 2- What company introduced the radial trials tire and what year was it available to World top 10 riders? There are no cash prizes for answering these questions.Have fun anyway!
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  2. Brewtus

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    I believe Bernie Schreiber left Bultaco for Fantic, did he not?

    The first radial Trials tire......uh.......I don't know. I would guess Michelin, but the year I've no idea. Durnit.
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  3. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    PSSSSST Brewtus, you might let the newbies guess at it for a while, lol.
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  4. Brewtus

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    Ooh, good idea.

    Apologies. I'll keep my trap shut on the next one. :lol3
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  5. lineaway

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    That was the year Bernie went green,way ahead of his times. And was that a winter or summer radial?:rofl
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  6. mung

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    1 Bernie went to ride for the SWM factory.2 Michelin came out with the prototype radial in 1981 that was available to the top 5 world riders. It turned out to be such an advantage that after a few rounds they were banned until they were more widely available in 1982. They were available in 6 compounds that ranged from hot and dry to cold and wet conditions. Who has the next question?
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  7. Sting32

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    Well what all compounds do they sell now? maybe I need a cold and a hot, hehehee... :wink:
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    Wow, I blew the Bernie question. I even have his book. :shog
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    What multi-year top ten placing U.S. National rider actually rode with low top athletic shoes at several Nationals before switching the Dunlop rubber trials boots? Said the athletic shoes allowed more feel to the bike and made sure he avoided hitting the pegs on rocks. What State did he hail from? Good luck with this one.
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  10. Zuendapp

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    I watched Bernie on a Italjet at Watkins Glen International trials. If I remember correctly the shifter was on the right side on the Italjet?

    [​IMG]
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  11. mung

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    Keith Adams from Idaho.
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  12. LowPSI

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    Sorry but Bernie rode Italjet after Bultaco. POS cost him a world title. He won 6 world rounds that year 1980 but had 2 DNF due to ignition failures.
    I think the order was, Bultaco Italjet SWM Fantic Beta Yamaha.

    the first trials radial was a Goodyear 1ply radial used by the US Yamaha factory team 1975. It was so thin they had problems with flats.
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  13. mung

    mung Been here awhile

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    You may be right but I was going off the info in Bernies book from 83.
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  14. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    yeah I've got a few of those books.

    next question: what trials rider just won the world enduro championship?
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    Good one. Keith was my first riding partner in Oakley Idaho.
    Taught me a lot.
    Scaning the Everett Wa. endurocross results! noticed he rode the Trialcross event last weekend.
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    If i remember right the Italjet was a rough copy of the sherpa engine. In fact the whole bike. Those engines could run right or left side shifting but by the time of Italjet left side shifting was the standard configertion. Like I said as I remember but memory is fading.......

    I remember riding a national at The Bridge of the Gods in the Columbia Gorge, Bernie was there on this cool green Italjet.
    They didn't last long.
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    Question asked to Andrew Codina at a trials school in Texas when he was show casing the Gas Gas Klubber.

    Of all the countries you have traveled in, what country has the girls with the biggest.............uh.......... bobbies? No one except lineaway will get this.
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    Had something to do with JT. Where the hell you freezing at tonight Tony!!:lol3
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    In Kentucky through Friday. Waiting till the weather turns to shit.
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