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Trialbikes Any info on them???
« on: June 20, 2009, 11:25:24 am »
I am interested in getting one of these. I don't know to much about the sport. Can anyone please tell me more about the bikes and the sport it self.

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« Last Edit: June 21, 2009, 08:07:15 pm by RovRat »
 

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Re: Trailbikes Any info on them???
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 08:07:54 pm »
ja daar was n website maar die kaapse een was nog nie klaar nie.   jammer die data is in my ou rekenaar en dit het gebrand.   

dis n sport wat ek ook wil doen eeeeen dag.  :drif:
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Re: Trailbikes Any info on them???
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 08:20:28 pm »
The bike in the picture is a Gas Gas but probably the most popular bike here is the Beta 270, just sold mine, it is an absolutely amazing sport,I cut My riding teeth on these bikes in the 70's , if I was to be allowed to make a Govermental regulation it would be that any body involved in off road Motorcyling should have compulsory time on these bikes, the teach you about balance and throttle control like no other bike, the things you can do on them is simply amazing, and you only need about 300 square meters of any type of terrain to spend a whole day riding, although a very slow riding sport the physical and mental side to riding these bikes is enormous. I have a friend who plays league water Polo and Gyms 5 times a week, rode mine for 30mins, and commented on the fact that he had never had such a physical workout as on one of these.
There is a strong trials club in most areas, its actually growing at a phenominal rate.
Contact Graham Harris 0845280843 he is the importer of Beta bikes and will be able to put you onto the guys in your area.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2009, 08:45:35 pm by Beemer Man »
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 08:31:06 pm »
are they all 2 stroke? id love to give it a go hey....

how well do they handle bigger 100kg plus guys?
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 08:48:53 pm »
are they all 2 stroke? id love to give it a go hey....

how well do they handle bigger 100kg plus guys?

They do come in 4 stroke but at a huge price premium, a new 2 stroke is about 68K the 4 stroke is about 89K, because of the extremely low gearing 100kg plus not a problem, but you do have to work a lot harder I am 98KG's and you can see the difference in effort required compared to the smaller guys.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 10:22:49 pm »
Thanks Beemer man. I will contact Graham Harris. Maybe you can give me some lessons when I get a bike.  :ricky: :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 12:55:28 am »
+1 great sport, Ive had a few Beta 270 and they are very strong and spares in Gauteng are available through Graham.
The Gas Gas is is also a nice bike its clutch only has 3 plates I think so is a little more maintenance hungry
its a bit lighter which is a plus..I would go with what the spares are available for to be honest,,
The Shercos are also nice or if you can find a 03 Montessa these were 2 strokes and lovely bikes..

Ill be honest I learned more about riding on these things than other bikes.. trials teaches you throttle control and weight transfer and also it teaches you how to choose a line.

Get one you wont be sorry.

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009, 06:17:00 pm »
Thanks for info Pistonslapped.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009, 07:49:46 pm »
But foir Varks sake......its TRIALS NOT TRAILS.....   
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009, 08:00:53 pm »
The Montessa I want is not for sale :(

I'd settle for a Gas Gas for sure,
 

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2009, 08:08:28 pm »
But foir Varks sake......its TRIALS NOT TRAILS.....   

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2009, 08:49:48 am »
The Montessa I want is not for sale :(

I'd settle for a Gas Gas for sure,

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Sorry for you..

The Gas Gas txt is a great bike, & a good option for you in the cape - Trevor from Rockgarden is the agent & seems really on the ball. The Betas are popular in Gauteng because this is where the service is, and the shercos in KZN for the same reason. The bikes don't give any issues, and are really easy to work on, just very cramped. www.trials.co.za may have a contact # for the cape guys, otherwise drop me a line & I'll get it for you.

Lastly, just go for it, these things are the most fun I have ever had on a bike.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2009, 01:20:43 pm »
Phone Brian Barson (021)7903061 (H)
Chairman of Trials Section Nomads Motorcycle Club Cape Town.
 

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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2009, 01:37:07 pm »
Give it a try and you will enjoy it. Its also realy safe. You get bumps and bruises but if your a beginer you shouldnt get hurt. Start with the basics and keep doing that till you get it. Dont go onto the big stuff until you are really ready.
My greatest piece of advice is: Dont ride alone at home and try and learn the basics before joining other riders. You will learn more in one outing with good riders than on your own in 2 months.
Get a training video as well
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2009, 03:48:17 pm »
Thanks guys. I mite have found a bike. Any advice on gear (Atgatt)?  :ricky:
 

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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2009, 03:58:12 pm »
Riaan, as jy so bike koop, then i mite :D just come visit you for a test ride!
 

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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2009, 04:36:02 pm »
Thanks guys. I mite have found a bike. Any advice on gear (Atgatt)?  :ricky:

Trials specific boots and helmet.

Graham harris can help. Boots about R2000 and helmet about the same. Shop arround on the net for cheaper helmets or get a second hand or a cheap open face from your local bike shop for about R550. If you have the buck buy a trials specific, light weight allows good vision and allows you to tilt your head to the sky.

Other than that gloves and your off. Knee and shin guards also a must R200 for fox ones that are quite good. MX pants.
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2009, 07:15:23 pm »
Riaan, as jy so bike koop, then i mite :D just come visit you for a test ride!

Sal jou laat weet! Jy is altyd welkom.
 

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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2009, 07:15:56 pm »
Thanks Go Big :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2009, 06:30:37 pm »
Woohooo!! I got the bike today. Now for the rain to stop!! Who's going trials biking with me?  :ricky: