What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Nice picture.
  2. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    See Dawg, there are riders in KS, even if they only post once a year, :rofl

    that picture makes people like me, wish I still had little kids, well sort of, until you remember what it is like when they reach 15... Good luck. Hehehhee..
  3. val4215

    val4215 Adventurer

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    Went to Santa Rosa yesterday. Beautiful day, no other riders. :-( (found I have no phone reception out as well, not a smart thing to do, ride alone and not be able to call for help if I break something on me)
    I was given a section last Sunday to practice on. In about 30 runs, cleared clean only once. Learned a bunch about proper tire pressure i think. I was running 7 pounds in front and 4 in the rear. Front end would stop dead when encountering a rock in a full lock turn. Rear tire would stop the bike in a slow maneuver when it would hit a small rock. Raise both pressures to 10 psi, so much better for this noob. Tires would actually roll over the obstacles.
  4. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    That is silly. 5.5 pounds front, 4.5 rear is what you should have as it makes huge differences in other parts of trials riding.

    Trials has been around for, well a century, but I've rode for 40 years. So, you Should think that if this "tip" was so good, we'd all be riding with too much air pressure in our tires, by now.

    BTW, Riding alone, means you will do it wrong, for much longer than most. Just sayin.
  5. LeShaghal

    LeShaghal Adventurer

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    Picked up 2 Gassers last Weekend; A '92 GT32 and a '95 Contact JT-250.
    Both have cracked lower triple trees, '92 is missing all it's plastics
    the 327 is now in pieces, the frame stripped, straightened, and waiting for powdercoating.
    Thinking about hooking up a lighting kit, plasti-dipping on some "rad" 80's fluorescent Dazzle camouflage, and making her an Urban ripper for tooling around here in Bloomington.

    The '95 runs fine but has a double head gasket (lower compression ratio, seen this on old 280 Climbers, I guess to ease kicking?) and a super low range rear cog. I imagine an adolescent or women's bike.
    Just broke the gear shift lever off the '95 (Bikes are from KY)
    JB welded splines on a cracked&stripped lever gave up, I expected no less.


    Making up a laundry list so I can call RisingSunImports up in Lafayette and get these running before the weather breaks.

    I'll be balancing on the lifeless 250 in the garage all weekend.
  6. LarryDawg

    LarryDawg trials nut

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    LOL my Kids are all grown, they just wont move out!! my daughter and my 4 grandkids live us so trials time is PEACE time!!
    back to the Thread... I walked around mine twice, kicked it twice, it fired and I let it run out the gas in carb. Looked at wiring i need to finish on my Harley and locked up garage, logged in here..LOL
    Larry
  7. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    :ddog
  8. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    It has nothing to do with tire pressure! Proper body position and timing. It comes with time. Hard to get help at it riding alone. Keep trying.
  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Missed the rain and had a great outing!

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  10. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    if you ride alone buy a SPOT

    and for your riding try that Ryan Young DVD
  11. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Camping at San Yisdro. Excellent weather and Pat Smage is here to entertain us. Should be most excellent.
  12. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    :eek1




    :clap:clap:clap

    On my way! :thumb
  13. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    Rode in my 3rd ever trial. Place 3rd 26 points 15 cleans. I rode really well but I think the novice line was on the easy side. I hadn't been on the trials bike since early January.


    Typos and nonsensical words courtesy of fat fingers on a make believe keyboard.
  14. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    I think that means you are not a novice anymore :D . Congrats on the good ride.
  15. val4215

    val4215 Adventurer

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    Well the other day, when I was riding alone, I encountered a coyote the size of a German Shepard. Not close up but still close enough to surprise me. I was thinking man that guy eats good to get that big.
    Sunday, when I drove to the spot I found this on the side of the dirt road. Might need to pack some heat next time I ride.

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  16. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    The last snow storm gave us some healthy sized snow banks around our shop parking lot. They're packed enough to use as trials obstacles. So got to officially test the rebuilt TXT270\280 on them. This bike feels great :D

    Andrew
  17. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Hi Brian,
    I rode the “Trials on the Isle” also. The sections and trails connecting them were incredibly fun, everyone I talked to had a great time. I am very happy I was able to participate.
    Dave Armstrong
  18. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    A couple days ago, but I replaced the rigged up yamaha fender on my 1992 GT25 with the proper fender. Looks much better. Next up is the front. The mounts are cracked and you can't just buy new mounts. It is $186 for a complete front fender with mounts or $55 for just the fender. I think I'll buy the fender and try to repair the mounts.

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  19. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    15" of snow on the ground here. I should trade my trials bike in for a snowmobile.
  20. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    The picture with snow was when I brought it home 2 weeks ago. We have about a foot right and that's why I didn't move it out of my messy garage for the picture haha.