Trials/Trail Hybrids

Discussion in 'Trials' started by lamotovita, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    Post about your trail bikes here.
    Explorers, Pamperas, T-Rides, Free Rides, Long Rides, X-Rides, Alps, etc. here.
    I'll add mine later.
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  2. ridenm

    ridenm Long timer

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    Scorpa Long-ride, wears 175cc decals. Titled for the street in NM. Yamaha air-cooled 4-stroke, 183 cc (IIRC) according to the embossing on the jug. Speedo calibrated in Km/h. Bought as wifey bike, rarely used. Typical cold-blooded Yamaha, like most TW-200s and small XTs I've encountered. Sloppy cable clutch. This bike chugs. Fantastic suspension. Great on extreme single-track, like riding the loop as a trials spectator, but lacks trials steering lock because of the big (1.1 gal) tank. It cries out for a Rekluse. Seat should be outlawed by Geneva Conventions on Torture. Anybody got a trials tank and bodywork that'll fit?

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  3. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    OK, here's my T-Ride. I'm still looking for a photo of my Pampera.
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  4. heliyardsale

    heliyardsale Always looking for Dirt!

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  5. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    So if I have a few simple trail adds to my 4RT and I ride it on trails would it qualify for this thread? Or because it's not a true hybrid dose it not count?

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  6. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    I would think if a 210lb big suspension "non-enduro" Scorpa TRide can make it in, a trials bike with a seat is fair game.
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  7. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Now if someone has a King Scorpian this thread would be going good!
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  8. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    What does ""non-enduro"" mean?
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  9. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer

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    That's a beauty.
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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I didn't think anyone actually owned one of those in the states. Looks like a neat bike.
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  11. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Got a chance to take a shot of the bike today after some snow play. My trail/trials setup. I take all the gear off when I compete.

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  12. NechakoRiver

    NechakoRiver Adventurer

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    ^^^ That is similar to what I do for rides when I need extra fuel.

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  13. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Nice! :evil

    Love seeing I am not the only one. :clap
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  14. DerViking

    DerViking Shred

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    This may be the first twin shock bike I have ever coveted. Very nice! :evil
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  15. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    This is my 1984 Honda TLR 200:

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    Fortunately in the UK you can use bikes on the street during daylight hours with no lights, as long as it has what's called a 'Daylight MoT' - basically it is DOT tested to prove it's road worthy, but you do not need head/tail/brake lights or turn signals fitted - essentially just DOT tyres, a horn and a licence plate fitted - it's how a lot of classic bikes are run on the street, plus various trials and enduro models.

    Originally this was a red and white model (but a genuine TLR with 35mm forks and gold alloy rims, not the Reflex that was sold in the US), and I 'sympathetically' restored it a couple of years ago, completely stripping and de-lugging the frame and getting it powder-coated in satin black, together with getting the bodywork repainted in a homage to the previous generation TL's.

    As I regularly use it for trail riding here in the UK, I found the original 4" drum brakes woeful on the road, and was fortunate to find a set of forks/front wheel/disc brake set-up from a TLM220, which together with an XR400 master cylinder (and clutch perch) makes for an all genuine Honda front end, with far better 'every day' performance.

    As part of the refurb I also had the original hubs re-laced with new alloy rims and stainless spokes, and fitted a DEP/Sammy Miller rear silencer to replace the rusty original - the engine remains bone stock, including the original paint.

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  16. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    My first was one of these.
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    1970 Lobito 100cc.
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  17. DrKayak

    DrKayak Retro Rider

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    I had the dual Woofman bottle holsters on the front of my old Techno. Worked great...

    Here's my upgrade for this year. I have done some killer trail rides on it. I used to lust after a KTM Free Ride. Not any more, I got this 2013 Evo with just a few hours on it for half what a Free Ride would cost... and I can compete on the Evo. 2 bikes in one.

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  18. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Nice! +1 :evil
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  19. BSW

    BSW Been here awhile

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    Nice bike DrKayak ,what are the tank and seat from, are they designed for the Beta ,I did a quick search and could not find them anywhere.
    I have an old Honda TLR 250 R mono for that kind of riding,
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  20. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Pics please. We don't get those here. :cry
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