TTC Trials Training Days March 2018

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Kiharaikido, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. lotsa5s

    lotsa5s Adventurer

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    My wife won't make it but there always seems to be non riding family members around watching. Especially near the playground in front of the shop (green building)
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  2. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I'm officially in!

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  3. Rudderfeet

    Rudderfeet Been here awhile

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    Woot, I'm signed up! Driving in Friday from central Ohio and staying at one of the nearby hotels since the cabins sold out quickly. I'm looking forward to finding out what Trials riding is all about, meeting some great people and giving my new-to-me and modestly restored 2003 GG TXT 280 Pro a chance to expose bad dual sport/enduro habits to the world. :p

    Truly, I'm stoked!
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  4. Hydrofoiler

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    Coming from Ohio also, this will make second year and I'm really looking forward to going again. Learned a lot last year and had only had my trials bike a few months.
    It's about an 8 hour drive with my camper but well worth it.

    It's pretty busy during the day but I always had enough left to go ride more and explore the trails after the classes.
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  5. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Your making me jealous, if I was 8 hours away I would be going... at 29 hours of driving and not enough vacation built up from changing jobs I couldn't make it happen. Maybe next year...
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  6. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    nothing is worth 29 hours of driving
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  7. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    My dad's is 24, Moab is 30+, the bulk of my family in Idaho a 40+ hours and we drive the loop almost every year. 29 hours isn't too bad, its the 29 home that makes the difference. This trip was around 4000 miles and about 64 hours.

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  8. Harry Potter

    Harry Potter Been here awhile

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    If the weather is great, Trials Training Days is definitely worth 29 hours of driving.
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  9. Rudderfeet

    Rudderfeet Been here awhile

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    I started sweating bullets on Sunday - couldn't get my GG to run right in 39 degree weather and was (still am) worried it will fight me next weekend. I did an advanced (street) rider course once with a 1985 CB700SC that wouldn't start after mid-day without some drama and don't want to repeat the experience down there, so I'm planning to bring my Beta 350RR as a backup bike. It's no trials steed but it'll at least let me practice balance, log hops and such. I'll also be riding a lot of vendor demos if I can't hang with the classes :-/.

    This sunday should be warmer in Columbus so I'm hoping to get her dialed in again ahead of the training weekend. Damned early spring and two-strokes...
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  10. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I would bet someone will be able to help you get it sorted at the event if you're not able to before hand. Head down as early Friday as possible. I'd be surprised if it wasn't sorted out before class Saturday.


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  11. Rudderfeet

    Rudderfeet Been here awhile

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    Will do, thank you. I’ll be rolling by 6 am and there by 2-3 pm that Friday.
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  12. Hydrofoiler

    Hydrofoiler Adventurer

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    Yes they advertise Trials mechanics will be on hand, I watched them in action last year. I had a couple questions for them and they were very helpful.
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  13. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I just got an email with the list of instructors. It's a veritable whos-who. :wings
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  14. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Here is a question for you seasoned veterans. I had to pull my clutch pack shortly after I bought my Beta. I decided to go back with ATF rather a more traditional oil. While I can control the clutch I wonder if I will learn more at the event if it isn't quite so punchy. I'm sure that answer can vary person to person but as a general rule, would a guy learn more with an easier clutch or should I just leave it as is and learn to control the beast? I had one friend brave enough to give the Beta a try and after almost losing it several times he shut it off and rolled it back to where he started. He described the action as 'a light switch'.


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  15. LemmeTry

    LemmeTry Over-thinker...

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    @Kiharaikido - it probably depends on what level rider you are. If you're doing splatters and big stuff, run it like you want... If you're at a lower level, focusing on slow and controlled turning (I'm not talking beginner level though) and the stuff that makes up good riding, then a little smoother clutch helps with the precision and control. Just my opinion...
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  16. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    It sounds perfect to me, but it really depends on what you're comfortable with. Let me put it this way... New riders are constantly trying to figure out how to turn the clutch into something it isn't really designed to be (including me... I spent at least a year fighting it). My present opinion is to just accept it for what it is and learn from there .

    That said, I've never heard anyone run ATF in a Beta. Some vanilla gear oil might be enough to slow it down a bit.
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  17. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I personally think some Maxima MTL 75 would do that clutch some good and make it more predictable for your training day. And as your new to trials it should help with your learning curve.

    And it should keep it fast enough to make it a lively one if you want/need. If you want it slower then go up to the Maxima MTL 80.

    My 2 cents.
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  18. Rudderfeet

    Rudderfeet Been here awhile

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    Quick shout out of appreciation to Jim Snell who I believe will be at TTC representing TRS. He provided me info and several ideas about my GG’s carb settings and that’s gotten me back into the game for training this weekend. For the curious, my needle clip was two spaces too high and the float arms a tad lean. That plus a thorough carb clean has made a huge difference.
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  19. lotsa5s

    lotsa5s Adventurer

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    Jim sure knows his stuff. Great resource of GG and TRS info
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  20. Antikid

    Antikid Been here awhile

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    I called about camping last week and did not get a call back. Is that normal? Do I need to keep calling or will it be OK to assume I will be able to camp?
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