What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. ZippyGasGas

    ZippyGasGas Been here awhile

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    If I understand the venue correctly, it is basically with in a city correct? in a park or some such.
    Sections will be relatively close to each other (as apposed to a 2 mile loop at some events)
    Easy access, high people area..... I like it


    If I am getting this understood correctly this event may produce more positive press/exposure to the "general" public about what trials really is than any demo or spectacular youtube video. (as exciting and excellent those two things are, they are not exactly representative of an actual event)
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  2. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    Good move here in Iowa. Making trials viewing accessible to the public will bring some good exposure.

    For those not actively riding it would be good to mix with the crowd a bit and explain what is going on. I had the experience last week of helping demonstrate Trials at an ATV festival in Northern New Hampshire. While I was resting I would park my bike next to the snow fence near the spectators and talk with them. Most only had a vague idea about what they were looking at and had lots of questions.

    Just by chance I got talking with the top lady organizer (Paula) of this event over the snow fence. I had no idea who she was at the time, but I think the interaction was very positive.
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  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Put a Spanish Fly on it & took it to our club lease property. Today was my turn to check new bikes for sound & spark arrestors, so I approved mine & gave myself a sticker so I'm now "legal". :D

    There was a new guy there whom was :scratch, "what kind of rig is that"? So I got to introduce trials to someone. Always love that opportunity.
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  4. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    So while I finally had some room to stretch its legs, I found it signing off early. Actually seemed like it was rich on top. Bottom has always been good, but it just won't wind up.

    Thoughts?
  5. 10K

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    Gummed up main jet?
  6. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Maybe. Upon reflection it wasn't actually signing off. 2nd & 3rd gear had the same symptoms. Pin it from idle & it was sharp off the bottom. Then mid was just okay, but when I thought it should wind up, it would blubber. If Bou would have tried one of the big rocks on my bike last week, he wouldn't have cleared the kicker.
  7. avtechinbtown

    avtechinbtown Been here awhile

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    Check your packing in your exhaust. If the silencer is all gummed up it will do that. Had the same problem on my 280 pro. Repacked the silencer. Made all difference.
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  8. avtechinbtown

    avtechinbtown Been here awhile

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    looking for a "modern" 125 for sale in the midwest if anyone has a line on one please let me know.
  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I've got to say this was the coolest event I've ever been too, outside of a World or National round.

    Yes this was held downtown in a city of 5000 people? There is a river running through the middle of town and several years ago they built a waterpark into the river. Basically creating rapids and place for kayak's and tubers to play. They also built a larger flood retaining wall using limestone rocks and concrete. This wasn't just dumped along the bank, but carefully placed creating stepping stones and places for people to sit or watch the river and people recreating. This alone has brought a small niche of tourism into the city.

    Anyway the trials was held all along this area, which may have been 1/3 mile long. Not only rock, but plenty of flat sandy areas for lower classes and some banks and trees to go around. At the top of the bank is a sidewalk that easily enabled spectators to view and walk. Plus there was bridge right there for people to view from. Basically you could see the area from any vantage point. Plus this was also held in conjuction with a city summer festival, which involved a car show and cruise, street dance, beer tents, bands and Phil and Pat putting on demonstration downtown, just a block or two away from the trials site.

    I would say at any given time, there were 100-200 people spectating throughout the day. Lots of the sections ended or started up near the sidewalk. So we had close interaction with the crowd. Had all kinds of people asking me questions and they seemed very curious, interested and engaged in what we were doing. People were cheering on the top riders as they attempted the big stuff. It was just really cool too see.

    If I come across any pictures, I'll post a link.
  10. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Our vintage was a little hard from the rain.

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  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Oh and I also won the vintage class today. Well, I also got last place in vintage too...
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  12. ZippyGasGas

    ZippyGasGas Been here awhile

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    Never tell how many were in your class.

    I have had a few "I took 4th in expert" events................ granted there were only 4 riders in Expert class those events, but I wasn't about to tell anybody that part. :D
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  13. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    You might find that with the new spark arrester your now running a bit rich. You might try dropping the needle one notch. If it gets better but not all the way you might need it to drop a size on the main.

    As stated above though check that the packing isn't getting clogged in the sparky first...
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  14. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Oh and Had a fun ride with my wife and daughter so the family and bikes got a short but fun day out...
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  15. Boxtriker

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    Well I took MY new 4ride out for the first time on the Devon lanes just to run it up to it's first oil swap at 100 miles had a cracking Day out.
    Is it a Trials bike well it rides like one looks like one with a seat on is it like my XR250 or my Yamaha TTr 250 that would be a big NO is it fun to ride that would be a BIG YES

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  16. Ditch

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    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I think it's kinda scenic out here. :dunno