The Vintage Trials Thread

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Garthe, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Best photo ever...

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  3. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Yeah.....

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    Now to either find a 620 project (:nah), or pass it on to someone who already has one that is jonesing for that cool '70's Cal Mini look. :thumb
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  6. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    had to dig pretty deep for these two pics. I started my vintage trials on the 250. Thought I'd need the power.. but the weight was a bit much. I did win quite a few events however decided to move to a 125. Once I had the 125, I wasn't happy with the power. I had Hanson build the motor to a 150 with a cam and carb to match. I won for the 2 or 3 years on it. Later on, the little TL became an 'extra' bike and then I finally sold it. Had a ton of fun at the competitions.
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    this was the ad pic of the bike. Although it stayed about the same, I did make it a bit prettier, more powerful, and a seat just in case my arse ever hits it.

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  7. slicktop

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    Dang honda fourstrokes.
  8. slicktop

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    I've never understood why 4t motors gained popularity for dirt.
    In that era, the hot ticket was a CR top end mated with a MR bottom.
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  9. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    I think it was kinda shoved down our throats because of the emissions. 2t all but disappeared in racing at the same time.
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  10. slicktop

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    Thanks Honda.
  11. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I think we should thank the FIM more than Honda, I can’t speak to how much influence Honda had but the FIM sure was pressing it hard back in the day because of emissions, or calmed was needed because of emissions.

    my 2 cents.
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  12. slicktop

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    Before that though,
    Honda has never built a 2t trials, and except for the cr/mr lineup, everything else offered was 4t.
    Anyway it's water under the bridge.
    I loved my cr's.
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    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Ummmm.....

    The TLM 250/260, the Cota (Honda owned/HRC built by that time) 314R, the Cota 315R..... :dunno
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  14. slicktop

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    I guess I was sheltered.
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  15. UstaKood

    UstaKood Been here awhile

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    Anyone remember these ? 858E7C75-1B12-40E5-AFA0-7CAA8813D73C.jpeg
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  16. trials935

    trials935 Been here awhile

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    Yep, I had them in 1974 on my ty250. Really liked the rear tire.
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  17. mung

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    Did you have the boots to match ?
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  18. trials935

    trials935 Been here awhile

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    Unfortunately, no. Mostly practiced in tennis shoes, had Dunlop trials boots (wellies) for competition. Rode in a lot of mud and creeks, the Dunlops were waterproof, until I wore a hole in the soles from the tiny footpegs.
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    oldtrialer Trials since 74

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    I used to fill the holes up with Shoe Goo. I used them until the stranded steel arches poked up into the boot.
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