Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread  (Read 14411 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GRIM

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #200 on: April 09, 2014, 01:15:15 pm »
Michelin.
Price dependant though.
I can also get you Pirellis, but the sidewalls are very stiff for trials riding.

If you guys are keen we can organise a days riding from my house - still a bit overgrown, but enough to ride, and pretty beginner friendly - lots of traction. The guys who want to come through and try trials on their enduro bikes can also ride then, only one or two bits that would be a mission.
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline Wookie

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #201 on: April 09, 2014, 01:19:38 pm »
Thanks Grim,

Sounds like a plan just not this month with all the public holidays, but will be keen in May.
Fairly sure we can twist Mr Hardy's arm to join in.
Freedom is not a place..... It's merely a state of mind
 

Offline GRIM

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #202 on: April 09, 2014, 01:45:23 pm »
Early May, I'm in Aus late May.

Ping Sithe - been a while since you rode at my place?





Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline Wookie

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #203 on: April 09, 2014, 01:55:41 pm »
Cool.... will also give me chance to get new tyres.  :thumleft:
Freedom is not a place..... It's merely a state of mind
 

Offline Malibu

  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Matchless (all models)
    Location: Europe
  • Posts: 11,125
  • Thanked: 56 times
  • Just a girl on a bike!
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #204 on: April 09, 2014, 04:22:30 pm »
Grim, your place looks awesome!  :thumleft:
They call me Judy or Judes...

You need chaos in your soul to birth a shining star!
 

Offline Wookie

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #205 on: April 09, 2014, 04:41:28 pm »
Grim...

I see the Michelins are in a competition and a lite version.
Whats the difference and which is better for a Noob?

Thanks

W
Freedom is not a place..... It's merely a state of mind
 

Offline GRIM

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #206 on: April 09, 2014, 05:12:56 pm »
Grim...

I see the Michelins are in a competition and a lite version.
Whats the difference and which is better for a Noob?

Thanks

W
Both about the same for noob - lite is a bit more expensive, but I suspect that you'll have to take what you can get  :-\

Grim, your place looks awesome!  :thumleft:

It has it's advantages... ;)
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline Wookie

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #207 on: April 10, 2014, 07:04:58 am »
Thanks Grim....  will see what I can get :thumleft:
Freedom is not a place..... It's merely a state of mind
 

Offline Mark Hardy

  • Forum Vendor
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 9,386
  • Thanked: 3 times
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #208 on: April 10, 2014, 08:15:48 am »
Fairly sure we can twist Mr Hardy's arm to join in.

no need to twist the arm,  ;D I have that day booked already...what ever day it is.
 

Offline Milla

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: KTM 690 Enduro
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 392
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #209 on: April 29, 2014, 12:21:58 pm »
Wgat is the diffs between a Beta 290 and 300 2t?
 

Offline GRIM

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #210 on: May 05, 2014, 02:18:14 pm »
Wgat is the diffs between a Beta 290 and 300 2t?

About 10cc...

 :peepwall:

They are both evos?

The 300 will be a newer bike, slightly different power delivery and ergonomics every year. for a beginner there won't be much difference.
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline Milla

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: KTM 690 Enduro
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 392
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #211 on: May 05, 2014, 02:39:22 pm »
Let me put it this way. I want to maybe buy a trailsbike to try and better my skills for enduro. So I am scouting the internet, and just saw there were 290s and 300s, all Evo's. So the million dollar q is, will this kind of training help my skills for enduro riding? :ricky:
 

Offline BlueBull2007

  • Caribbean
  • Global Moderator
  • Bachelor Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Other
  • Posts: 10,557
  • Thanked: 521 times
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #212 on: May 05, 2014, 08:41:43 pm »
It will help you for sure! Both technical and fitness.
Rally nut. What could possibly go wrong?
Living the Rally Dream - Ride Report
Current bike: KTM 350 EXC   Previous bikes:  2010 WR450F, 2006 KTM450EXC,KTM 450RR, BMW800GS, KTM450EXC, BMW650 GS, BMW650 Dakar, and Honda XR250
 

Offline Milla

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: KTM 690 Enduro
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 392
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #213 on: May 06, 2014, 07:23:04 am »
It will help you for sure! Both technical and fitness.
:thumleft: I really need to hone my technical skills. Did a Lowveld enduro this past weekend, and got lapped freaking twice by Mahoney and Altus de Wet!!
 

Offline GRIM

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #214 on: May 06, 2014, 09:18:56 am »
The best advice I can give you is to get a trials bike and actually ride trials with it. I have seen a lot of guys buy trials bikes and ride them like enduro bikes - absolutely no point in that whatsoever.

It will help your technical riding an amazing amount if done properly.
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline BlueBull2007

  • Caribbean
  • Global Moderator
  • Bachelor Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Other
  • Posts: 10,557
  • Thanked: 521 times
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #215 on: May 06, 2014, 10:51:29 pm »
It will help you for sure! Both technical and fitness.
:thumleft: I really need to hone my technical skills. Did a Lowveld enduro this past weekend, and got lapped freaking twice by Mahoney and Altus de Wet!!

;D That's okay, I'm sure a lot will come back really quickly.
Rally nut. What could possibly go wrong?
Living the Rally Dream - Ride Report
Current bike: KTM 350 EXC   Previous bikes:  2010 WR450F, 2006 KTM450EXC,KTM 450RR, BMW800GS, KTM450EXC, BMW650 GS, BMW650 Dakar, and Honda XR250
 

Offline GRIM

Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #216 on: June 15, 2014, 07:39:59 pm »

If you guys are keen we can organise a days riding from my house - still a bit overgrown, but enough to ride, and pretty beginner friendly - lots of traction. The guys who want to come through and try trials on their enduro bikes can also ride then, only one or two bits that would be a mission.

The veld fires have come through this weekend,  so the riding at my place should be awesome from now on...

Let me know if any one is keen
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline Sithe

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,310
  • Thanked: 9 times
  • gewig versplasing
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #217 on: June 16, 2014, 08:50:59 am »
Hey Grim... long time indeed.

I have been doing enduro riding lately. Have ridden trials rarely this year.

I can do a ride this weekend. Do you still ride on Sundays there?

I operate at a level supreme to the devil
 

Offline atkinse

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Other
  • Posts: 864
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • Stoetbul Mod 101
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #218 on: June 16, 2014, 01:26:57 pm »
Been on the trail bikes for years.

Had one of my biggest crashes ever on a bike with the trails, broken wrist (3rd time), elbow and 4 ribs. 5 years later and I am still trying to get up to speed.

My son is now 5 and we ride almost daily, him with the Oset and dad with the Gas Gas.

Here they are

Started with the trusty old

2001 Mostessa 301










Then I got this one from Capper (never ben raced model, hahaha) only had a cracked front rim.


2005 Gas Gas 280









Had to sell these chaps when we moved to the UAE 3 years ago.

Once here I found a Gas Gas dealer in Dubai and managed to get this beauty in December.

2013 Gas Gas 300 Pro
















The fun now in getting up to speed again with a gammy wrist and weak core.
Work to live, Live to Ride
 

Online Cracker

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure S
    Location: Europe
  • Posts: 6,105
  • Thanked: 606 times
  • Top Biscuit!
Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #219 on: June 16, 2014, 06:25:59 pm »
Love it that you can by a bike in a cardboard box  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I was thinking of starting trials next year to save on injuries as I get even older but seems like you guys bust up just the same .............

Mind you, my wrists, elbows, ankles and ........................... well, ja, those things are still intact so I might try it .........

BUT riding up vertical walls and steps and slimey rocks, without speed is very foreign to me - to be honest, it looks scary, no matter how slow you go

Hat's off ..................
Don't let fear hold you back ..... take it with you!