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    Beta 250

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    Isle of Wight
  1. IOW 2 day

    I think you will find it a decent challenge. I looked at some of the sections tonight, nothing dangerous but look fairly tough for me (3rd season novice just qualified for pension ) We hope it proves to be fun as well as challenging ...... and it stays dry
  2. IOW 2 day

    I`m going .... but then, I do live there Sections are reckoned to be standard club trial level. I am doing easy, non road which should relate to the novice `C` route I normally ride. Our twin shock riders mainly ride C route or Clubman 50/50 so you should be fine. Road section is not too far BTW. See you at the trial, and the evening do I hope
  3. Best trials gear for bigger riders?

    Most tops I have in XL size are generous to the point of being loose fit. Trousers on the other hand, even in XL seem to be a size smaller than labeled
  4. Do I keep it or sell it?

    Ha Ha, the Folly is quite famous for the table dancing. Perhaps you should bring the bikes next time and ride the IOW 2 day in April
  5. Do I keep it or sell it?

    This guy has a shedload of videos about building and modifying old trials bikes, mainly British, but does some serious frame mods. Worth a watch
  6. Help with Beta Rev 3

    Did you jetwash bike after your ride ? It may have got water into where the pickup is. Undo casing opposite side to clutch and check for water, dry it out and give it a squirt of WD40
  7. Cleaning Trials Clothing

    Stop cleaning the chain with your trials gear ?
  8. Plastic Restoration

    Careful use of a hot air gun can restore colour to `bruised` plastics.
  9. Hi from the Netherlands

    Welcome. I hope you have a lot of fun with your bikes. In my many trips to the Netherlands I have found something else that may be missing ......... HILLS
  10. 2018 beta

    My 2017 is the same .... thought it had maybe been positioned wrong from factory.?
  11. Bicycle Computer Speedometer

    It looks like a cheapo wired unit, personally I would try and get the wireless kit.
  12. Bicycle Computer Speedometer

    Bought a new Beta a few months ago and a bicycle computer was supplied as part of the `road legal` kit.
  13. Balance (again...)

    Just bought a new 250 Beta and it has transformed my balance ability. Don`t get me wrong, I am still an old wobbler but I could never seem to stay on the pegs on my Ossa for more than a few seconds. The first time I got on the Beta I felt so much more confident and was soon balancing for a minute or so. Steering angles maybe ? As it turns a lot sharper than the Ossa too.
  14. I am a complete novice having only started a year ago, at the tender age of 63. I recently went to Inch perfect for a couple of days `Trials experience`. Best money I ever spent on anything trials related. I also struggle with loose surface or muddy tight turns. The instructor told me to lean more to the front of the bike as well as out to weight the front wheel, creating more grip on the front tyre. Seems to work for me.