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Old 07-09-2015, 03:34 PM   #41
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Been running it some does not wheelie like the ZRX but otherwise it is great
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:03 PM   #42
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:55 PM   #43
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Thanks, guys. I'll be around, you can bet on that.
The house was just listed today and I've had two showings!
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:12 AM   #44
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My Gas Gas is back together and ready for sale...
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:21 PM   #45
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I will be at the CTOR event Saturday, red dodge ram with a montesa race replica. My first trials comp. I have no idea how it works but sounds like fun.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:22 PM   #46
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I will be riding Trials at Rio this Wednesday if anyone wants to come out.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:44 PM   #47
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I will be at the CTOR event Saturday, red dodge ram with a montesa race replica. My first trials comp. I have no idea how it works but sounds like fun.
Is this one of those new 4 stroke Honda powered?
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:58 PM   #48
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yep its a four stroke 260cc, a lot like the 250x engine but fuel inj. I like it alot.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:00 PM   #49
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Got a late start so cant make rio today, but i will be at CTOR sat in Salado.
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:53 PM   #50
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I would like to make the CTOR ride but chances are fading. I still have not made a Emma Long ride yet. It's a conspiracy!

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Old 07-16-2015, 08:37 AM   #51
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Beginning Trials rider here in North Texas (DFW). I have always been interested in this part of the motorcycling sport, but never tried it.

I recently bought a vintage twin-shock trials bike and have been exploring competing with the local club; North Texas Trials Association (NTTA) http://ntxtrials.com/wordpress/

I have not competed nor attended an event yet, but when my busy schedule allows it I'm gonna give it a try. NTTA competes in Muenster, Bridgeport and some other local areas. Other than that, I enjoy puttering around the yard and trials-type riding when we go ride our dirt bikes.

I'm riding an '87 Honda TLR200 I just picked up and I love this little bike.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:24 AM   #52
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Beginning Trials rider here in North Texas (DFW). I have always been interested in this part of the motorcycling sport, but never tried it.

I recently bought a vintage twin-shock trials bike and have been exploring competing with the local club; North Texas Trials Association (NTTA) http://ntxtrials.com/wordpress/
I so need to do this.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #53
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Well, I spent the weekend getting stuff done on the bikes and around the house. I replaced all the wheel bearings and rear tire on the gas gas. Took an hour or so this morning and did some riding on the logs and rocks out back. I felt much more confident in my turning, balance and technique. Mrs. C took some pictures and I can see I am not using my legs enough to get additional height over things, but all in all I am happy with the progress.
I pulled both rotors off while I had the rims off and resurfaced them and sanded the pads. The front works much better, but I still can not lock up the back.?? The pedal is not spongie, (I have bleed it) it just stops hard and there is little rear brake action, it slows but no way to lock it.
I hope everyone had a great weekend riding.

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Old 07-19-2015, 09:31 PM   #54
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...The pedal is not spongie, (I have bleed it) it just stops hard and there is little rear brake action, it slows but no way to lock it.
I wonder if the pedal is hitting something it's not supposed to? I'm sure you checked all the obvious stuff but I probably wouldn't lol

Man I want one of these bikes too. Maybe next year I'll be able to afford one...or at least have room for one...
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:52 PM   #55
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Yeah, I thought that to, since I like my brake pedal slightly lower than my ped. But when I examined the travel it still had 3/16" before hitting the frame. I could not push it down hard enough to hit the frame. But I raised it slightly while bleeding again. Like I said it is not mushy, very firm actually, just no stopping power.
I found several similar stories online, just no fixes that I feel confident in. Thanks for the thoughts.
And yes, it is more fun than...

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Old 07-21-2015, 05:26 PM   #56
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Another thing that happened to me bleeding the brakes was getting dirt in the reservoir. It made the brake impossible to lock up the wheel until I finally flushed the dirt completely through the line while bleeding them again to try to get to my problem. I was trying to do the job without making sure the bike was clean, really, and rushing when I shouldn't have.

What you describe makes me think of that too.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:30 AM   #57
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:52 AM   #58
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Nice! Another reason to get into trials.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:59 AM   #59
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Nice! Another reason to get into trials.
?? That would keep me away. Lol

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Old 08-09-2015, 12:45 PM   #60
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I can't imagine following someone, dressed like that, thru a section and watching him go over the bars. Just the thought.

Thanks Mark. How is everyone doing over east of weird?

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