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Buying new

Discussion in 'Trials' started by edgerat, May 18, 2020.

  1. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just looked up some Ray Peters videos, what a rider!
  2. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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    It is here! Just the right amount of too much for a beginner, I think the 200 was the right call for sure. It will take a few days to get used to the turning radius but, I have my full lock figure 8s on flat ground figured out, now for splatters and wall climbs!!!
  3. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  4. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I would like to ride one of those someday.
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  5. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    That’s a cool looking bike. Congrats!
  6. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Nice! Thanks for you insight on the starting.
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  7. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    Congrats! That's a beautiful bike.

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  8. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Be careful @riabma77 , the mods will punt every post related to vendors, just like they did with @motobene with regard to his lights.
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  9. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I didn't know. Comment edited.
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  10. y4m4

    y4m4 Calvin

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    Gooble Gobble! One of us!
  11. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    @edgerat, for curiosity what gas mix ratio are you using?
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  12. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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    130:1 which is mind boggling to me coming off my KTM at 40:1 but, that is what Vertigo says to run :dunnoI remember my first bike at 4, 1982 YZ50 mixed at 20:1 I think???? Fan seems to run a lot, no other frame of reference for that so lets say it would do that regardless of mixture/heat :lol3

    Ridden it enough now to work a blister into my brake finger and the start of some on the pads of my hands, time to look at different bends, grips, and most important, work on posture to minimize weight on my hands when riding. The bike is pretty easy to ride so far, finally learning how to do zaps and getting the balance point on wheelies and stuff.
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  13. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I would like to see one in person. Such a cool looking bike.
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  14. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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  15. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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    We are dealing with someone of questionable fiscal decision making :photog also, someone with a ridiculous “what if” reflex.
  16. Super Dirt Dud

    Super Dirt Dud Been here awhile

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    So I am saving for a new electric bike but if I wasn't I would be considering one of those 200s nice bike !!
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  17. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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    This thread will have a new addition about this time next week. I sure am enjoying riding trials bikes, A LOT.
  18. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Only 2.5 years for me and I am hooked hard.Over 30 years of offroad racing and soo enjoying this new challenge.
  19. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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  20. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    There's no better feeling than looking at a card board covered crate knowing your new bike is inside. :wings
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