What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    I've been meaning to record myself practicing in the yard for a while now to see if what I think I'm doing is anything close to what's really happening... I finally did yesterday. In hindsight, I should have taken the time to position the camera better and recorded landscape. So if you're really bored, here's ~4 minutes of me riding back and forth over the same little log...

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  2. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Nice!!! :clap

    Very smooth and great control. :thumb


    MOVE 'EM UP!!! :lol3
  3. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    57 next week, bro. :huh

    Here are some more from today.



    GeeGee.

    This man has ice in his veins. :nod

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    Brewtus on the famous POS Honda Twinshock (now with 20% more power) :bow

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    This is the canyon close to Alb. with all the rocks that we ride.

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    This is what you find in Brewtus' abductor van while helping him look for his lost keys.


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    :poser
  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I just knew I'd see this pic soon.

    Gift from my mother. She said all the Disco guys had Trans-Ams or custom Dodge vans back in the day. She bought that CD set for me the day after I bought the Abductor. I forgot it was in there.

    Thanks Gordy. Play that funky music, white boy!! :fyyff :lol3
  5. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    :tough

    :lol3

    Fun times today! :thumb
  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Sh-t ,If I knew you rode that POS today I would have gave you some trials ready tires on the abductor when I drove by this morning. 6 PSI would make you forget about keys! I carry a set in the left pocket, right pocket and my fanny pack!!!:D
  7. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    thats a cool shot
  8. Macke22

    Macke22 Trials Rider

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    Took my trials bicycle for a 2 hour ride. Getting my Beta Evo 300cc factory 2012 ready for the 5h car ride to the training camp in Stockholm, Sweden this friday!
  9. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    that sounds cool dont forget your camera


    please
  10. Macke22

    Macke22 Trials Rider

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    I am sorry but i dont have a filmer since my minder needs to catch :( But i took some bike trials videos today! They ended up here (as usual! ;) ) http://www.youtube.com/user/94MESTR?feature=mh

    Like and Subscribe to see the latest stuff thats comming up! :)

    Regards,
    Marcus, Swedish Trials Rider
  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I installed the low compression head insert and tweaked the gearing on my GG 250 today, that's what I did.:D
  12. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    How do you like it? What do you notice the most about the change?
  13. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    It smoothed the power delivery out, made it more linear and maybe a touch less overall power. I was coming off of a Beta 250 which was ultra smooth and zap of the GG 250 was throwing my timing off on big stuff.

    I'm also down to a 10/42 combo vs. the stock 11/41. Our sections are pretty tight and I was constantly slipping the clutch in first gear with the stock gearing to go slow enough. Now both first and second seem more usable to me.
  14. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like it worked out well. I think the 10T is a good idea on the 250 as well.
  15. Honda Rider

    Honda Rider Adventurer

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    Looks like I'm headed down the same path. I've got a low compression insert coming for a 300 Pro and was wondering what to expect.

    Did you have to change or adjust anything when you swapped inserts?
  16. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    I am surely causing controversy with this post, it will seem unintuitive. it comes from not only MY experience, and some of you think I am whack, but also arguing with my dear old dad for some 4 years about this exact issue.

    One more background note, many riders, gearing the bike so it is slower, really does benifit... but it is those that fight getting the coordination of throttle - clutch - rear brake down, and appear to be semi outof control (going to fast in sections).

    To me it is a "quick fix" which as you all know, you might pay for it later. just like me buying $35 dollar used tire for a pickup "to get by" with, then lost a tread, which does $200 dollars damage, instead of getting the 100 dollar tire. Still is essentially is All because I didnt do what I told myself I would do, when I got the used tire "to get by for now" and get new tire pretty soon...

    So take this with just a grain or 2 of salt, but it is what I think after reaching the other side, so to speak. This wont apply to EXPERT or Master class champs, but I think they have already crossed this bridge to having that awesome clutch control.


    I think gearing down, will help riders in lower classes that have "many other things to overcome" but if you stay with that, it will lead to problems later. The rider HAS to use the clutch to control the low speeds, especially with smaller displacement bikes.

    The days of letting out the clutch, riding the section, then pulling the clutch to get your score punched, ended. IT ended way back in the 90's when the hydraulic clutch was sold on trials bikes from the factory, might been before that, but those guys could break your hand with a handsake, lol.

    The longer you put off accomplishing "mastering" this, the longer you put off getting much better results, above novice amature. Yes, it is the "reward divided work" and work being practice practice practice.

    Now, Im on the fence about the 250, but on the 300, it will help you for a while, on the easier sections. But beyond that, it will cause you to "spin out" instead of launching over things, or up things. The only way you will force yourself to become "in charge" so to speak, is the practice and getting used to running the clutch, just like the slip clutch on so many "automatics" will do, except it is in every way, customizable with your left index finger...

    It makes such a big difference, I ride in 2nd gear now all the time, and I love it, before I was kind of nervouse to do it.

    feel free to disagree, I don't mind it at all.
  17. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Pretty simple. When entering a section sitting in line in nuetral. If there is any up`s in the section you shift up ,if it is all down hill shift down. If you want to punch thru shift down and ride over to the scorer. This always works as long as you know how to use the clutch. You might over shoot an obstacle, but you will never be `the guy` that always wimps it.
    By the way I have always used second gear or above since my new `86 ty 350. Except riding vintage. The exciter is that thing in the right hand!:lol3
  18. r2wtrials

    r2wtrials Been here awhile

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    It is still peeing down with rain here, and windy and cold. Supposed to be summer here in the UK!!!

    So now the bike is complete i popped out in between rain showers to see if it actually rode!!

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  19. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Shweet!! Nice job on your SWM.

    You want to take on OJ's restoration?? :evil

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  20. r2wtrials

    r2wtrials Been here awhile

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    :) ... if i had another frame and wheels i think i have just about enough spares to build another swm now!! But now it is riding time rather than garage time.. if the rain stops long enough.