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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Garthe, Oct 4, 2011.
Knockin on Heavens' door..
Only known picture of me on my 240 monoshock moving with both feet on the pegs
What are friends for except to sucker you into stuff ? There is another TY stuck just out of the picture.
This frame had a 300 motor in it .
Tv show had some cool bikes
My 40 year old Beamish Suzuki RL250
Owned it since 2016 after it was rebuilt after spending 26 years in boxes in a cowshed
I start trials at the age of 54 having never done any form of motorsport computation.
so far i have done 18 trials. won my class 7 times and finished 2nd 5 times so doing pretty good.
finished 2nd in a classic trials championship in my first year and had the great honour of getting my trophy presented to me by none other the trials legend Mick Andrews
That doesn't look like any RL I've seen here in the States. Very nice.
yeah you only got the plain suzuki rl which wasn't very good
so a British company called Beamish made their own frame which was Chromed and re named it the Beamish Suzuki
Suzuki like the bike so much they shipped all the unsold stock for a bargain-basement price to the UK for Beamish to convert.
mine is the mk3 version, which by this time Suzuki had made beamish a new reed valve engine and the Beamish Suzuki was the only bike ever to use that engine, Suzuki never used it in any of their own bikes. Which was amazing really when you consider the development costs. so a very unique engine which has a copy of the yamaha reed valve, in fact so close a copy we use Yamaha TY250 reeds in them now as you cant buy suzuki reeds for it. they are a direct fit with no modification needed lol
I wonder if the new reed valve engines had more flywheel weight also. That really helped smooth out the US RL's.
Oh yes I have recently bought a hole bunch of them, works very well for Bultaco 199b.
My 199b - a white framed blue 340cc Sherpa model - still uses the one Lodge plug it came wirh increadible strong and durable plug.
That is the original plug from my 1977 348 Montesa.
Mine too as seen here while rebuilding the engine
I love following this thread ,time to make some room to bring the Dalesman out in the garage for some love.
Be sure to post photos.
Yeah I was looking back and the links to my pics were broken , tried to fix it but I don’t think it worked.
All the more reason to get it running and outside for a spin.
Interesting video here as Sammy Miller walks through his trials bike development from the 50's through to the 70's.
Tyre warmer....it's the little things, always.
I wanted to try my hand at restoring a vintage bike.
I just went and looked at this vintage Montesa.
Supposedly it's a 1972 Cota 123.
It was supposed to be complete.
It's missing the head for sure.
Any chance any of you guys are sitting on a head for a 123?
Other than that it was mostly there, and the price is decent. I like the bike, but I can't find a head anywhere online for sale.
I'd take a 20" front tire in good shape as well. No way I'll find that anywhere. I assume I'll end up lacing up a 21.