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nhuskys

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  • Bike
    '17Scorpa 125SC
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    Empire Tryals Club

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    Finger Lakes NY
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  1. I had a '17 GG 125 TXT and it has great power, I switched to a '17 Scorpa 125SC because I'm short and my twice operated on right knee didn't get along with Pro motor kickstart gear. You have to be at the top of the stroke every kick, to get it to start consistently. Just a problem for certain riders. The newest version of the Scorpa/Sherco 125 motor, has every bit as much low end and overall power as the new GG.
  2. I'm a 62 year old novice rider, about the same weight and I ride a 125 (Actually my second 125) . In Central NY where I live, weather conditions and the trials we ride are very similar to the UK... Mud most of the year and rocky streams. I could have upgraded to a 200 or a 250, but didn't. I like that it's a little lighter and more nimble.
  3. http://www.birkettmotosportukltd.co.uk/?Yamaha_Parts
  4. I'm going to dissent from the others.... At your weight and skill level, I'd go with the 125. If you had a hard time coming to grips with an AJP 240... The 200 might be a bit much for you at this point. Any trials hydraulic clutch is going to feel like a dream, after that cable one on the AJP. Friend has one and I was pretty surprised at how bad the clutch lever was on it.
  5. I would think the Scott Trial prep is similar to the SSDT, as it's somewhat like a single day of the Scottish section wise. Looking at the course map, it is all off road, with no road riding like the Scottish. The mileage is less at around 80 miles, but complicated by the speed/time trial aspect. I'm sure some UK riders who really know will chime in..... Beta SSDT prep info.... https://www.trialscentral.com/news-archive/trials-bike-news/17931-beta-uk-ssdt-preparation-guide-2016
  6. SSDT is like the IOMTT, is to Moto GP... an iconic and well respected event, but of no consequence to the Trials GP Championship. Just like the Repsol Honda Moto GP Team isn't going to show up at the IOMTT, the Repsol Honda Trials GP Team isn't coming to the SSDT. The SSDT Organizers might do well to invite some of the top Trials GP riders as guests for the weekend parade and such, as the IOMTT has invited Valentino Rossi and other Moto GP riders in the past, to spectate and take it all in.
  7. Apples and oranges there..... Road racing is speed based and trials is technical riding. A normal punter lapping Assen at a fraction of the speed of Marquez isn't the same thing either....
  8. I know Charlie at the Trials Training Center recommends the flywheel weight for the GG 125. I rode my '17 GG 125 for 6 months, as a 62 year old 180 lbs novice and never really felt a lack of bottom end. That said, I have ridden 125/150 enduro bikes for years , so a 125 trials feel like a tractor in comparison......
  9. I run VP SEF 94 octane unleaded and it seems very stable.
  10. I rode a '17 Gas Gas 125 for the past six months as a 62 year old novice and it did everything I wanted. I switched to a '17 Scorpa, because their full kick start gear makes it easier for me to start, due to my bad knee not getting along with the partial gear on the kicker of the Gas Gas pro motor. I got another 125, as I have no need for more at the lower levels. Good luck!
  11. Spoken like a true New Englander!
  12. Sweet vid, but I was hoping for Smagical/Sarah Smile nose wheelie kiss! Have a great life you two!
  13. " If I'm stuck in the snow in my car, at a standstill on a hill, should I try and pull away in 1st or 6th gear ? " Neither... 2nd definitely, maybe third if you have big engine and more torque.
  14. http://trialspartsusa.com/