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    Evo 250

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  1. Hi. You posted on my intro three years back that you were starting out too. Seems you've taken to it and even bought similar bike. Do you still go to the farm near Kiddy? If so would you mind if I tagged along one day in the future for my first run? Wouldn't want to just show up and accidentally p*** someone off by doing something stupid.  I'll add my number. Feel free to text or call.



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      Good day Alan, apologies i have only just seen your message. I have only been out Kidderminster way once, i did find a place to practice more local to me (Stratford/Warwick) although that is not available now. I have joined Earl Shilton club and very occasionally practice there but mainly just ride in competitions now, Stratford, Evesham and Leamington clubs. Not sure what stage you are at but if you ever want to ride in a trial out this way let me know i will help you through your first trial. It's harder than it looks and quite demoralising at times when you start but stick with it. It is very enjoyable once it starts coming together.

      Good luck, Mark

  2. I have an 09 evo, no problems with the frame. I was a little concerned about reported frames cracking when i bought this but having looked into it I think it was only the early 09's that were affected, the ones with the offset rather than central filler cap as mentioned above. I believe a lot of these early production 09's went to Australia. The biggest problem with the 09 is the small,diameter rear wheel bearings, mine has a later rear wheel.
  3. I do sympathise it can feel like a secret society sometimes, trying to find a trial or the exact location if you have never been there before. I think it helps if you are on facebook and friending the clubs but it's still not a good enough reason for me to join. Most club websites are not frequently updated which is my main source for finding out what is going on. Whereabouts are you located?
  4. Brilliant.
  5. As someone that knows very little about this topic and at huge risk of showing my ignorance is there any merit in reasoning that the road riding element is partly reponsible for the low numbers. From my understanding the Talmag is an off road event and if they aim is to attract younger riders i suspect not so many have road licences and also many potential bikes that could be riden are staying in sheds as they are not road registered.
  6. That little pin that fits between the front brake lever and master cylinder definately goes in. Fell off at the first section once and it self ejected resulting in an early bath.
  7. Just rebuilt a rear Bultaco. Can you not fit the hub back in the swingingarm, check chain alignment and then find the hub centre in the arm?
  8. So who is that handsome chap in Classic bike magazine this month? Wouldn't have any connection to this thread perchance?
  9. Seemed like a perfectly reasonable question to me.
  10. There are only two visor screws on the Zone 4, i had one work loose and fall out mid section recently. Make sure the screws are tight. Loctited mine now and try not to move my visor. Just thought i would forewarn. Still very happy with the helmet though.
  11. Thanks chaps, seems the consensus is not to try and seal but take caution with the fuel you use.
  12. Bumping this old post as i have a fibreglass tank i am looking to seal. I was looking to purchase Bill Hirsch sealant from Hitchcocks until i read that it is not suitable for tanks that have contained premix. A few years since this original post so wondered if there has been many success or disaster stories. I would drain the tank after each outing so i am wondering if it would be worth bothering with at all.
  13. Evesham club have a trial this Sunday
  14. In terms of the currency the pound would have collapsed to a similar level whether we remained or left, it is just that the time frame would have been longer. This is not my view but the consensus of currency analysts. If we had remained in the EU then the decline in GBP would have resulted in us being forced to join the Euro or in order to keep GBP we would need to massively bolster our feeble gold reserves. Personally I think Jean Claude Juncker’s head should be on the block right now as he is completely out of touch with the will of the European community. If he had reigned back on the political union agenda I doubt we would have left. It is convenient to blame David Cameron but JCJ’s stubbornness to react and amend direction in accordance to the will of the people just confirms how undemocratic the EU is.