What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. r2wtrials

    r2wtrials Been here awhile

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    Rode a nice, but muddy trial today.. would have to have been really as the sections were set out by Steve Saunders!!
    Got best Twinshock award, riding the harder route, and beat a goon many new bike sin the process :)

    me, today..
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  2. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Do I recall that this is your commute?
  3. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Looks like your having fun:clap
  4. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    no this is not it, the one i take on my way to hell, i mean work has rock sides, not concreet
  5. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Yes, but then anyone can do that with a 150 lb modern trials bike as opposed to a vintage bike 100 lbs? heavier! :eek1
  6. nwcycle

    nwcycle Long timer

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    Got my daughter a new toy, had to pry her off of it.....:clap
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  7. zontar

    zontar lawnhater

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    ha! she is SO not watching her line! great pic.
  8. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Yep. The up side of couse is that no-one ever expects you to do the Toni Bou "bouncy, bouncy" thing! :lol3
  9. ffchick

    ffchick FF = firefighter :)

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    Nice pic of miss K :) and cool bike!!! I almost upgraded to one of Tom L's but I bought too many orange things this year :D
  10. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    that's awesome!!! Looks like she's rockin it!!!
  11. r2wtrials

    r2wtrials Been here awhile

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    Not trying to hi-jack the thread, just thought you guys may like to see this.

    I went up to the practice ground today to do a photo assignment for the Trial Magazine .. the test riders brother, who works for Morgan cars, arrived in this ..

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  12. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    They drove one of those on TOP GEAR a few seasons back, looked like fun in a way...
  13. TGrant

    TGrant Adventurer

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    Took it out riding for the first time at Lake Houser ATV Park in Mooresboro NC.

    Had a ton of fun, and wore my self out. I've got muscles sore that I didn't know I had. Haha!


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  14. Will Hesch

    Will Hesch Adventurer

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    Mixed up some fuel (Maxima Castor/Ester) and 76 gas (92 octane) at 70:1 and filled the tank on my new GasGas 280TXT Pro.

    Then I practiced for about 1/2 hour on my acre with a gnarly hillside, taking it easy since it's still being broken-in.

    She high-sided me when I starved her for gas, it was a slow-motion: "Crap, here we go!" kind of moment. Good to get the first fall out of the way...didn't have to be a high-side though...

    I came in the house and my wife said: "Go look at your chin." Ha, I have old-man skin and hit something during the fall, had dried blood all over my chin, looked horrible but was barely a scrape...

    I went out and tried riding with my motocross/full face helmet, you know what...I think it will work fine. I didn't notice a lack of vision and my chin will thank me the next time I fall.

    Here's my new girl

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  15. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    OK, I am crashing your thread again.:gun2

    I declare the XT255 to be a trials bike :deal
    It's what I have, so it will have to do.

    Enjoy!

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  16. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    A 225 with better handlebars, tires and gearing makes a pretty good novice level Trials bike, grind the steering stops too.
    I suggest taking the mirrors off for such activity though.
  17. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    Thanks for the suggestions. :D

    I already run the Shinko DOT trials tires. Maybe not the best, but cheap and durable :evil.

    I don't want to mod the gearing as this bike is my daily driver. I'll just have to work on my clutch control.

    Grind the steering stops. I might give that a try.

    Elaborate on the better bars comment please. I am not sure what you mean.
  18. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    i'm still saving for a trials bike, but enjoy taking the 450 into tight spots. FYI: 10 miles south of Moab, UT is a great place to ride trials or have event: (AREA BFE)

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  19. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    Wider and stronger, I have some old YZ450 bars on mine. The additional leverage and reduced flex makes a huge difference.Anything with a crossbar will be an improvement.
  20. Will Hesch

    Will Hesch Adventurer

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    Well, yesterday I took my new bike out for a trail ride, whoopie! I'm still breaking it in so I took it easy, which at 60 years of age (me, not the bike), is a good way to ride-I think.

    Spectacular view 12 miles to the ocean with my pretty little bike framing it perfectly. 80+ degrees in October, how I love the Central Coast!

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