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Trial's rigs to get to the event

Discussion in 'Trials' started by mung, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. mung

    mung Long timer

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    Unless the event is two blocks away from where you live - you got to get there somehow. Here is how I do it, how do others do it ?

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  2. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    Nothing fancy for us can just squeeze a trials bike in this tiny van, if just taking one bike get by fine rear wheel on fold flat[​IMG]front seat bars turned slightly to the left, it goes in straps to commercial seat and side tie downs.

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    Have a Dave Cooper Trials rack too works great on the 4x4s but not that stable on ordinary cars or small vans. .
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    If taking more than one bike use ifor williams trailer or sprinter van.
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  3. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Old Dodge truck and a 6x10 enclosed trailer -

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    Miss Bitters and the coyote are getting tired of camping in the trailer, though. Finishing up some engine work on the old Class C this week so the camper will fly again soon. Wylie Bou is excited about taking the Huggy Bear Fun Camper to Trials events again....

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    :D
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  4. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Work van doubles as bike hauler....
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  5. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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  6. DyrWolf

    DyrWolf Long timer Supporter

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  7. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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  8. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I am very jealous... :tb
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  9. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Didn't realize you had a second home in Oz?
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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I'm not sure why anyone would be jealous of a Sherco 4t.
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  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Busted! This is not my rig. I was trying to find a picture of one of our local guys, who does trailer his bike to the events, behind his Pacific Coast. It's a homemade rig, not quite as finished as the one in the picture. And this guy is well over 70 now.
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  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    This is my real set up...

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  13. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Regular cab/short box.... rare bird these days!
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  14. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    :imaposer

    I see, try and play mind games with me.

    Seeing that I have a Montesa 300RR would precluded me from being jealous of the Sherco 4T. :dunno
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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    and 2wd.
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  16. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    My Sprinter has 4 wheel drive, but they're all on the rear axle!:jack
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  17. North ride

    North ride Long timer

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    Don't have a photo but I use a short box regular cab tundra too haul bikes. Would prefer a small van though.
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  18. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    Weight is your friend with the 2wd sprinters empty the brakes are average and grip on any wet ground is minimal, i once got in a serious situation in a VW LT35 of ours same basic van as sprinter, all i did was slow right down on a backroad to let a small car through got just two wheels in the grass verge, and when i tried to move off it just stood there spinning the rear wheel, as it dug in van started to follow the incline of the grass towards the dyke which was full of water.
    I was ready for giving up when a lad stopped in an old Nissan pick up truck, saw what was the problem pulled me out.
    Need a little weight in the sprinters on wet ground super light on the back end when empty.

    Here is a VW LT35 just in case you do not get them in the states, same basic van as sprinters but different engines 2.5 litre VW Audi SDI and TDI engines, some have 2.8 VM turbo diesels as in Jeeps Grand Cherokees and Dodge Nitro Crysler 300c estates etc.
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  19. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Even without a bike in it, there is always over a ton in the back....
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  20. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I had a set up like that in my driveway again last week, except it didn't have a KTM inside it. And Dr Reddin was here too.
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