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Trials Videos here... Pro and Home movies?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by jjustj, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    I had a '00 WR250, but should have bought the 125. I never thought they turned like trucks though. I had a '01 TE400, that turned more like a truck, but was impossible to loose the front end or wheelie for that matter. It was a total Euro grass track animal, but killed me in tight woods. I traded that for a '02 WR125 and life was good!
    On a 250 note.... I can start a 2020 Beta 250, as easily as my Scorpa 125. Today was the first time it was started since the owner brought it home from the Tryals Shop 4 months ago. He's never ridden it since he owned it, and it just has Tryals Shop test ride after assembly. I'm probably buying it
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  2. slicktop

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    I loved that bike. Broke an ankle and collarbone on it. It is bumped to a 167. Quite the tractor or, Chainsaw.
  3. slicktop

    slicktop Long timer

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    ktm still doesn't compete with this Husky BMW Cagiva.
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  4. Gordy

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    Somebody shoot me a PM or something when a trials vid gets posted. :bore
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  5. MT 007

    MT 007 Long timer

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    I know when I have done training I often hear "give it more throttle" but I don't remember anyone saying if you are covering the front brake you aren't giving it enough gas - Something to think about


  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    If you are not covering the front brake, you are not riding trials. You are blasting hill sides. Watch Toni, you can ask him why he does it wrong.
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  7. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I did catch that when I watched the video and where I gave the benefit of the doubt and say to myself he is trying to keep people from putting pressure on it, I have to admit after re-watching it even if that was his intent, and I don' think it is, its clearly stated opposite.
  8. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Watch the Brits riding typical Scottish Six Day Trial or Scott Trial uphill stream sections and you see some riders not covering the brake like Dougie Lampkin....
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    Others do like James Dabill.
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  9. MT 007

    MT 007 Long timer

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    I think the point is IF you fully open the throttle your finger will not still be on the front brake (unless you have a freakishly long finger). I find very few riders twist the throttle all the way to the stop (I know I don't) but have heard lots of pro riders say that is what they do (then control the speed with the clutch). I get it to about 1/4 throttle and think I have it WFO :-). It is hard to see in the video of Toni but I do think he lifts his finger just as he dumps the clutch but it is really quick.
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  10. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    I was taught to use the re-grip technique years ago on enduro bikes. You don't let go and re-grip the throttle further up, but move your palm forward without losing contact so you can keep the brake covered and open the throttle more. It's part of learning to not ride with a death grip on the bars.... You hold the bird tight enough it can't fly away, but not so tight that you crush it!
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  11. Huzband

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    You're welcome. :beer
  12. Gordy

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    Awesome Huzband!! :beer

    Re gripping:
    If you have to take your finger off the brake lever going up stuff, you might want to "flatten" your levers more. If you run them dirt-bike style, then yes, you will definitely have to take a full grip when leaning way back.
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  13. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    This one's even better, albeit a bit painful. :kurt

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    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Lilly and Debbie would make quite a pair.
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    I think that would be tough when going from full closed to full open in one quick motion... will have to give it a try (still not up for dropping the clutch with it WFO though :-) )
  17. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    You have to realize when @NormanFoley was taught that technique, throttle tubes were nearly 3/4 turn on the bar. I know because I'm not that far behind him in years. :gerg

    As I recall, quick-turn throttle tubes didn't come about till the late 70's.
  18. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    You guys are really old.
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  19. Gordy

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    White throttle tubes go well with 125s. Thread merge, yo. :eyes
  20. Huzband

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    Takes one to know one. :D
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