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Old 01-02-2013, 03:56 PM
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Default Another fix for my addiction

     

Been looking for quite some time (15+years)
Always thought it would be a great way to exercise balance and control.
All the others I've seen were so far away, but this Sunday, on E-bay, I ran across this little gem and the owner was only 30 miles away. Won the bid and now she's mine

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:10 PM
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AWESOME!!!
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Looks good.



Now you can try this!

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Awesome Andy!!! Enjoy. Every once in awhile one must embellish one-self. Now get you a ROAD BIKE...... please.
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Now you can try this!

and when you do try this we want GOPRO footage
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Now you can try this!

I would love to, but right now just trying to stay balanced for more than ten seconds with both brakes on is taking its toll on my confidence...
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:16 PM
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Awesome Val!

Trials has to be the most difficult thing I've ever tried. I did 3 sections and decided that was enough for me. I was more sore after those 3 sections than I've ever been after three motos.

Stick with it Val...because its cool!
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The reason I got the bike was to develop that certain something that trials riders carry through their other riding endeavors. Once you can really ride a trials bike everything else is so much better.
I don't know if I will ever compete, but I will take some lessons and ride with the locals clubs. There is so much to this type of riding. Look up Splatter if you want to see the most amazing move (I think) ever done on a motorcycle. The Throttle, Brake, Clutch and body control is awesome.
And for the record, this is just one bike in my so called stable. I love them all, and will do all disciplines. Including road bikes, (just need to rent until I find the right one). I would really love to ride with the Ole Farts again!
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Way cool. Trials is one of the two-wheeled disciplines I've never really tried. When I go to Cougar Buttes I end up gawking at the guys on the rocks for hours.
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Heck with the Go-Pro....I wanna be there in person to see the carnage!!!

And yes, get a ROAD BIKE!!!!
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I use a gas gas txt pro 300 2008! Also we own more than 25 of those bikes you have, I am an instructor for a place where you can ride those bikes with a group.

Also we have a trial club here, and with my other club we organised the europian championship last summer.

I dont really have awesome pictures, will need to make some this summer!





And here are some pictures of the europian championship a friend of mine made. (I was an official on a non-stop)
http://www.oypo.nl/pixxer.asp?id=63803DC2E20FBA0E

We used to do demonstrations and shows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuCSaPNF3WU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDfXgxuM2D8
but we dont do that atm


Great sport! I like trial riding, and enduro riding in trial style!

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You will be amazed how much riding a trials bike will improve line choice and confidence also to tackle obstacles that you would have never considered riding over.

They cost less to own and ride than any type of motorcycle I have ever owned.

Enjoy
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:55 PM
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My front forks needed new seals so I sent them to RG3 For the full package. Still needed to ride so....



Yahoo! Video Detail for Adam Raga - Gas Gas Txt 280 Pro Sin Rueda
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The reason I got the bike was to develop that certain something that trials riders carry through their other riding endeavors. Once you can really ride a trials bike everything else is so much better.
I don't know if I will ever compete, but I will take some lessons and ride with the locals clubs. There is so much to this type of riding. Look up Splatter if you want to see the most amazing move (I think) ever done on a motorcycle. The Throttle, Brake, Clutch and body control is awesome.
And for the record, this is just one bike in my so called stable. I love them all, and will do all disciplines. Including road bikes, (just need to rent until I find the right one). I would really love to ride with the Ole Farts again!
Andy, you need a Raider S. The torque will keep a smile on your face, plus it is fun to beat Skirtwell. He hates losing to ole men.
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DON'T LISTEN TO THE AUDIO.
Here's some footage of the tree climb, including some GoPro:
DON'T LISTEN TO THE AUDIO.
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looks fun! whats the weight on one of those roughly?
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If you don't respect Trials and the amazing people that are able to do it, you've never tried it. I love watching it. Congrats on the pick up.
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looks fun! whats the weight on one of those roughly?
157 lbs
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157 lbs
The new bikes (pro's) are 67kgs /148lbs without liquids.

The TXT editions (you have the last year of those) and the earlier onces are noticeably heavier. (not really that much in measurable weight, but also in how it feels)

Though for a ''beginner'' much easier to handle and great bikes! (and much cheaper in maintainance)

But I wouldn't trade the PRO for a TXT for gold


If you ever have questions about the big feel free to ask (PM) we know a lot about them (maintaining 30 of those :P)

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