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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Garthe, Oct 4, 2011.
Best photo ever...
Now to either find a 620 project (), or pass it on to someone who already has one that is jonesing for that cool '70's Cal Mini look.
Jim Ellis has a blue one with a cap you could probably have . Would be cool with a blown small block. I had a bunch of those great trucks https://www.google.com/search?q=blo...8&hl=en-us&client=safari#imgrc=SUJLO6Ww0MJ2CM:
Sure Jim doesn't want my push bar? I don't think a Datsun 620 would fit on the back of MAL'S Jeep....
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.
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.
Dang honda fourstrokes.
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.
I think it was kinda shoved down our throats because of the emissions. 2t all but disappeared in racing at the same time.
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.
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.
The TLM 250/260, the Cota (Honda owned/HRC built by that time) 314R, the Cota 315R.....
I guess I was sheltered.
Anyone remember these ?
Yep, I had them in 1974 on my ty250. Really liked the rear tire.
Did you have the boots to match ?
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.
I used to fill the holes up with Shoe Goo. I used them until the stranded steel arches poked up into the boot.