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post #1 of 22 Old 03-02-2009, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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TRIALS and errors....

The errors will be by me, no doubt.

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I'm ready to play! She's a little rough on the outside, runs strong.
Anyone with any trials experience?



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post #2 of 22 Old 03-02-2009, 07:33 AM
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Very cool and unique addition to the collection Kristen!

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Bike looks like it'd be a blast

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Nice, Kristen!

I can see the headline now: "...Charlotte-area woman arrested after she was seen stunting her motorcycle on top of the panther statue at Bank of America Stadium..."


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That looks like great fun Kristen, congrats on the new addition!

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Very nice ...

Trials riders have always impressed he heck out of me! Have fun and post some videos.

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Very cool Kristen. You are well on your way to becoming the next Debbie Evans. I'm sure you already know who that is, but just in case..www.debbieevans.com

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Awesome !!! No trials experience here, but, I was looking at going here for some vacation -
http://trialstrainingcenter.com/ -
Its in a pretty cool part of TN, not too far from Chattanooga and its fun stuff !

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Awesome !!! No trials experience here, but, I was looking at going here for some vacation -
http://trialstrainingcenter.com/ -
Its in a pretty cool part of TN, not too far from Chattanooga and its fun stuff !
Now THAT looks like fun!

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Yep !

Maybe I could go, if I could sell a bike or two --

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how much does that thing weigh???

cause you see those guys hopping them from rock to rock...



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We got about 3 inches of snow last night so I've been riding around in the woods with the bike.

A few problems right off the bat-
It's hell to start. The kick-starter is in a straight up and down position. I can't get my leg up that high so I have to kind of push it down with my hand then kick it.

Second, it's going to take awhile to get the hang of shifting. The position of the shifter is so far from the peg. I've been shifting by hand, , I'll get it with practice.
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We got about 3 inches of snow last night so I've been riding around in the woods with the bike.

A few problems right off the bat-
It's hell to start. The kick-starter is in a straight up and down position. I can't get my leg up that high so I have to kind of push it down with my hand then kick it.

Second, it's going to take awhile to get the hang of shifting. The position of the shifter is so far from the peg. I've been shifting by hand, , I'll get it with practice.
Can you find parts, or are you and the hubby going to one-off everything in the home shop?

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Way cool...Looks like its gonna be a lot of fun Kristen


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We got about 3 inches of snow last night so I've been riding around in the woods with the bike.

A few problems right off the bat-
It's hell to start. The kick-starter is in a straight up and down position. I can't get my leg up that high so I have to kind of push it down with my hand then kick it.

Second, it's going to take awhile to get the hang of shifting. The position of the shifter is so far from the peg. I've been shifting by hand, , I'll get it with practice.
That big 2 stroke has got to have a ton of compression - good on ya for even getting it started, Im sure i couldnt !
Seems like most trials riders actually move thier whole foot forward to shift, most of them leave it in one gear while tacking a section - From my couple of times in going to watch trials events during my mis-spent youth --

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Very cool Kristen. I bet you get the hang of that thing quick.

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how much does that thing weigh???

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Not sure, less than 250 lbs. though.

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Can you find parts, or are you and the hubby going to one-off everything in the home shop?
Parts look to be available.
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That is NICE! Sounds like you are going to spearhead a new direction...

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Neato, looks like that could be all kinds of fun.

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Looks like a lot of fun Kristen. I've always wanted to try one of those.

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Awesome Kristen! I've always wanted to try a trials bike.




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