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  • #4418

    TrialsRider
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    Hardcore rider w/ 44 years experience, must be young for my years, that or all my piers just got old real fast. Why am I here? Found this site researching data on the 08 Suzuki GS500 my wives nephew just purchased. I like the fact this site is active and for the same reason I usually ride with much younger riders, you guys are still pumped on the sport as much as me :) Bikes owned in chronologic: 1964 Suzuki 80 K11 sport 1967 Honda C90 1970 Suzuki TC90 Blazer 1971 Suzuki TS185 (in parts) 1972 Suzuki TS250 Savage 1973 Honda CB350F 1974 jointly owned – 1953 BSA BB34 500cc Gold Star 1975 Suzuki RL250 1975 Suzuki TS185 (still own) 1975 Montesa Cappra 360VA (in parts) 1976 Yamaha TY175 Trials 1976 Yamaha TY250 Trials 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot (still own) 1986 BMW K100RS (still ride) 1992 Yamaha TY 250 Trials 1997 Scorpa 250 Trials 2001 Montesa Cota 315R 2006 Montesa Cota 4RT 2008 Montesa 4RT (current ride) Generally find street riding kinda boring since all you can do for thrills is go fast …and apparently that's illegal :/ …always wanted to try sidecar racing! Motocross was a blast, but takes tons of space, parts, fuel and the noise makes people angry. Started riding Trials competition in the 90's and nothing compares to it! Trials is terrific exercise, challenging, little space, fuel and parts required, not intrusive for neighbors and my Boxer dog can even run along with me :(except during serious events) 2009 – CMA National Trials Champion – 1st place SuperVet class

    Updates: 2010 – CMA National Trials Champion – 1st place GrandVet class

    New bike:)  2013 MV Agusta F3

     

    #24368

    eternal05
    Participant

    Welcome, and by all means tell us your secrets! Speaking of which, how did you get into trials riding?

    #24375

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    Ran out of space to ride Enduro and Motocross due to urban sprawl and was familiar with Trials through the interests of an older brother and a few close friends. I started riding CVMG competition 15 years ago, enjoyed it, excelled at it and modern trials became a natural transition. …you don’t get hurt as much on modern machines and can ride much bigger stuff :) Once you reach a point where you can drop the clutch and leap up a 3 or 4 foot vertical rock face with only a 6 foot run, the whole time feet on the pegs, you really get hooked on the sport.
    Also helps that all the competitors are really great people, always willing to help and encourage you, unlike motocross where they are generally trying to kill you with rock spray. I’m not real big on violent confrontation! …unless you threaten my dog that is.

    #24376

    eon
    Participant

    Wow…I think you just bumped the experience level on this site up by 1000%
    Hope you remain an active member to help all us noobs and “experienced” noobs out.

    I remember watching trial riding on tv when I was a kid and then trying to emulate them on my bike. This was pre-bmx days so I wasn’t very successful. I had an old grocery delivery boy style bike. Built like a tank, indestructible but not the easiest thing to throw around.

    #24427

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    Definitely not for beginners… But this is definitely my next bike !:)
    http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/prototype-spy-concept/2010-BMW-Concept6f.jpg
    makes a great screen saver too.

    #24451

    Wetmelon
    Participant

    Link doesn’t work :(

    #24453

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    You might need to copy and paste the string: ” http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/prototype-spy-concept/2010-BMW-Concept6f.jpg ” the site hosts several high res pics of the BMW 6 concept bike …hope this works for you.

    #24465

    Wetmelon
    Participant

    Oooh. That’s hot. P.s., sounds like someone’s a programmer… “String” lol.

    #26500

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    Montesa 360VA Cappra

    Back in 1976 when my Motocross and my wife were still new :)

    #27013

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    Just finished the first CMA National Trial today, it was a total mud-fest near Ohsweken Ontario, slime hills and slick logs everywhere with scarcely a rock in sight, not my favorite seeing as I love to ride rock, but I did manage to slide home with a Gold in the old guy class :(=)
    BTW Congrats to Jordan Szoke for taking 1st place Expert today with an exceptional score given the conditions. Too bad he didn’t fair near as well with piloting that motorhome off the level field after the event.
    Great time had by all and many thanks to Steel City Riders Motorcycle Club for hosting and marshaling todays event.

    #27088

    yrelav
    Participant

    Superbe moto.
    Je suis en train de restaurer le meme modele.
    Lien internet: http://moto-montesa.superforum.fr/les-autres-montesa-f4/restauration-360-va-t4556.htm

    Je souhaite egalement recencer toute les 360 VA dans le monde, serait-il possible de me donner le numero de serie de la tienne ?
    Lien internet: http://moto-montesa.superforum.fr/les-autres-montesa-f4/recencement-360-va-et-autre-modele-t4761.htm

    #27089

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    Peut-être, la moto est chez un ami maison en morceaux.

    #27343

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    garde-boue avant est bonne 66M0460

    #27644

    TrialsRider
    Participant

    I love those little signature ditties that people append to their postings, but I can’t find one that is me, perhaps you can help decide ?

    a) Physic’s challenged Trick Monkey looking for Mates to Ride.

    b) I am at one with the motorcycle, therefore the motorcycle is I ?

    c) Lightly equipped Biker, wanting to ride dirty.

    d) It’s too dark to go riding and I stripped off my headlight, is there a full moon where you hang out ?

    e) Many Sports need a Ball to Play, Moto Trials requires Two !

    f) I laugh at crashing, it’s not really a sickness, it’s just my sense of humor.

    #27650

    Munch
    Participant

    e or f…. first three require them knowing what the heck your talking about. Except maybe A…in which case…. eh even I had to read it twice….maybe I am just tired.

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