Trials Bug nibbling at me

General BS :bull: and other irrelevant chit-chat :kumbaya:
User avatar
Bucho
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 5469
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:57 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Bucho » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:33 pm

Twist wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:55 am
I'm intrigued by the electric option as that would probably let me ride at home and nearby without running afoul of crabby neighbors.

I do think you will get a little more out of it, using a clutch on a normal gas bike. It should be much easier to find a used gas bike too.

I think the biggest advantage for electrics is the quiet factor. I was pretty dead set on getting an electric because I used to live in a stupid HOA neighborhood. Even in my own yard I would have had issues. However my son and I played with his electric OSET bike all over our yard AND the common area AND neighborhood, and nobody batted an eye at it.
If you have THAT kind of neighborhood than the electrics make sense. Much easier to get weekly practice in.

Luckily I moved and its not a big deal where I live now.
Suzuki DR650
Beta Xtrainer
Sherco 290 trials

User avatar
Rut Row
Benevolent Dictator
Posts: 9462
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Rut Row » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:11 am

Twist wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:17 pm
That would be a nice and generous offer. Does it work for you guys to get out during the middle of the week or are weekends better to meet up to ride?

Anytime we get together I'll be happy to bring my WR250R and all are welcome to ride it. I've swapped it from 13/43 final drive to 12/50 which has greatly reduced the struggles I've had in the rock gardens with it.
I'm retired and other than my bride's medical appointments, can make something work. Bucho's schedule and yours will drive when we ride.

Hopefully the WX will stay in the 40+ range for a while. Yes, I'm a woosie. :angel:
Ken
Die young as late as possible, remember who you were before the world told you how it should be. -- Barry Morris

User avatar
aai
DAMN Expert
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by aai » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:05 am

that's a cool bike you have there Ken, been looking at videos just to see what's on the dark side :cheers:
Thanks,
Sonny
Husky FE 501
Beta Evo Sport 4T
Bultaco Sherpa T

User avatar
Rut Row
Benevolent Dictator
Posts: 9462
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Rut Row » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:18 am

aai wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:05 am
that's a cool bike you have there Ken, been looking at videos just to see what's on the dark side :cheers:
thanks - too bad I suck as a trials rider. But I have fun.
Ken
Die young as late as possible, remember who you were before the world told you how it should be. -- Barry Morris

User avatar
aai
DAMN Expert
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by aai » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:38 am

Im just glad to caught up with you guys, having a bunch of trials bike owners is friggin great. Apparently this guy has a Sherco also and touches a little on comparison between the two. Pretty long video but their riding area is awesome to watch especially since we are sitting here dead in winter. :lol2:
Thanks,
Sonny
Husky FE 501
Beta Evo Sport 4T
Bultaco Sherpa T

User avatar
Twist
DAMN Expert
Posts: 236
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:42 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Twist » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:01 am

I live a few hours away from where you guys typically meet up or ride and if I'm going to practice at all nearer to home it'll probably need to be something stealthy. I have some rock and hill in my back yard but also have neighbors just 100' away as well. They're pretty cool but there's a few knuckleheads around here that have nothing better to do than kill someone's fun.

I really appreciate all the advice and I'm going to be looking at next week and beyond for a chance to get out and ride and maybe come up to PA to look at a couple of bikes. I'd love to find something used for less than $4500 and I can probably make myself be patient until the weather starts warming up. That's what happened to me last winter when I searched far and wide for a good WR250R at a "motivated seller" price. It started getting warm and I said "@#$% it" and went to PA and brought home a new/leftover 2018.

I'd like to keep an eye on the weather and ping you guys here if it looks good.

Thanks again for all the great advice.

Wes
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why. - Mark Twain

User avatar
Boom Boom
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 2955
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:26 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Boom Boom » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:25 pm

Don't sell yourself short on the need to go out back and practice. I have plenty of land around me and only go practice when doing a ride day.
You are in the hood of Firebolter and he rides with us. I have riding everywhere but still travel and hour to 2 hours just to connect with friends.
To just play in your back yard you can spend hours and only gain bad habits but when with a group you have old fat jerks like me pointing out what to do different. I have had trials bikes for 45 years so does not mean I can ride all that well any longer but I do still have the ability to know if things are being done correctly.
Just my $.02
I did mention a 2016 Scorpa at the beginning of this post that I have for sale for within your budget....if that is not what you want odds are I know of others.
2018 Montesa 300rr
Beta TR35 (garage queen)

User avatar
Boom Boom
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 2955
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:26 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Boom Boom » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:01 pm

Scorpa just sold so that is off the market. Yo Steve... you sleeping? With you owning like a dozen trials bikes I thought you might be on here offering up what you would like to move along..
2018 Montesa 300rr
Beta TR35 (garage queen)

User avatar
Boom Boom
DAMN Grand Poohba
Posts: 2955
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:26 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Boom Boom » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:03 pm

Bruce - Ken, perhaps this conversation should be moved to a different section.
2018 Montesa 300rr
Beta TR35 (garage queen)

User avatar
Twist
DAMN Expert
Posts: 236
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:42 am
Contact:

Re: Trials Bug nibbling at me

Post by Twist » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:03 pm

In offline conversation with Boom Boom and others, I'm narrowing my interest down to a modern, late model gas powered trials bike. I'm mainly focused on used bikes that seem to have been well sorted and cared for and I'm ready to pull the trigger when the right bike comes along.

Thanks in advance for keeping an eye out for me!

Wes
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why. - Mark Twain

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests