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    Dream bikes

    Gaa! I was waiting for one of these (i.e. an electric bike with a proper clutch) but didn't see it coming so went for a TRS. That said, not sure I'd spend 9k on one but they are my dream bike - the ability to ride it pretty much anywhere out of sight is the big win for me.
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    2019 RR Vs One

    Hi, I'm very tempted by a new TRS. I fancied the RR (because I like bling and it will hopefully be a keeper for at least 5 years). I'm a novice on my way to clubman and someone at the weekend said that a normal One would be preferable for a novice as it would be more forgiving and the RR is more for the guys that spend all day on the back wheel. I know what the specs say the differences are but in the real world, which would be better for developing and learning on? I'm fortunate enough that the price difference isn't a factor. I'm yet to hear a bad word about the TRSs and they seem to be getting very popular so I figure it must be a good bike. Far better than I'll ever be anyway.
  3. Has anyone seen any protection that you can add to the bottom of the frame under and in front of the footpegs? My bike is about 10 hours old max, and it's got some hideous gouges in it already. The frame material is very soft. I want to keep this bike for a while and I'm genuinely worried they'll wear through over time!! Lol. Any ideas?
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    Fork seal replacement intervals

    Are you cleaning the seals and replacing the oil? 9/10 times a leaking fork seal is just dirt. Unless there's damage to the fork that is nicking the seal.
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    Lower frame protection (the bit that gets hammered)

    Right around the bottom or just the top side of it?
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    Lower frame protection (the bit that gets hammered)

    We've got a couple rocky venues and it's more when picking your way through the rocks than going over them. The sides of the frame that aren't covered by the bash plate. They are quite chunky there compared to my previous beta. But yes, a stronger rear spring and better technique would help, I'm sure.
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    Battery hour meter for 2018 Beta Evo 200

    Yep, mine read about 1.1 to 1.5 for a club trial. I took it off after the first couple as I thought it wasn't working. Then I put it back on where I could see it and it really is that little bike time for a novice. I don't sit there with the bike idling in the queue though.
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    Battery hour meter for 2018 Beta Evo 200

    Out of interest, how much run time do you think a normal club trial entails? I've fitted an hour meter so that I can keep track when practicing as that's when the hours can clock up. I was a bit surprised as to the time spent riding at a normal trial.
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    Question for TRS riders

    If you're looking to maximize your results then go for the 250. If you're not bothered as much then either the 250/280. Not sure I've met anyone that needs the 300. Even very good riders I've spoken to have said the 280 is more than enough. I know of one that said the 300 was too powerful. The base model is easier to ride than the RR. Personally, I love my 250rr but I'm only a decent novice moving to clubman. I'm a big lump and there's absolutely no lack of power from the 250. I run the slow throttle as the bike is snappy from a closed throttle. It does appear that with trials, less is more.
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    Grimeca hydraulic clutch

    Do you know for sure that the oil oil is unblocked? I.e. have you blown air through it to check? Or can you see light through it?
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    Grimeca hydraulic clutch

    Have you confirmed that the master cylinder piston is clean and the fluid feed/return home isn't blocked? If it's clear then you should be able to back bleed with very little pressure. In fact, if you leave the master cylinder uncovered, the fluid will hit the garage ceiling... Ask me how I know.
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    Alternative to observed trials?

    For me, trials seems to be full of really nice, friendly, and sociable people. Makes a massive difference to a trial when you're having a bad ride but a quick chat to someone in the queue brings me back to reality that it's a bit of fun and a good day out. I cannot imagine how anyone could find the people in trials off putting. Ok, it does attract a few socially awkward types but everyone seems to treat it like a big community..... Makes me feel bad when I let out the occasional expletive due to stalling or missing a flag..
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    Maxxis Trialmaxx

    Not sure exactly what the question is but I use them on my enduro bikes and they are fantastic tyres. Very soft compound so good on rocks and roots. Wider spaced knobs and flexible sidewalls make them way better in mud than a normal trials tyre. On an enduro bike they need to be run at 6psi or they get a bit squirrelly. Don't last that long due to the compound. Not allowed to use them in trials competition in the UK. As a play tyre they are awesome but won't last as long as a Michelin x11.
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    2019 RR Vs One

    So I've done a handful of trials on the RR now and thought I'd update this thread. Bear in mind that I'm a sportsman rider and this is my first new bike. Foot pegs - personally, I didn't get on with the curves and bought some S3 Hardrock aluminium. I definitely notice that I'm more comfortable and getting better traction with them. Engine - Slow throttle is a must for me. The bike is sharp and I'm still getting to grips with the snappy power. It's just the transition from closed throttle to open. Once the throttle is open and rolled on, the bike is amazingly smooth. Clutch - again it's sharp but not unmanageable. I'm going to put the softer spring in there but actually, after only 4 trials, it's improved my throttle and clutch control. Handling - sublime. Unbelievably confidence inspiring. Going to fit a a stiffer rear spring but otherwise it's so nice to ride. The only thing I've noticed is that I have to make a more conscious effort to get over the back for traction where on the old rev3 it would have tractored along. I think it's the light spring and too much preload but will see. Rider - still useless and clueless but enjoying trials more than I ever have and the bike is definitely a big part of that. Honestly, the standard bike may have been a better purchase when it comes to slick conditions but for everything else, I'm very pleased I got the RR. I'll just have to learn more finesse and technique.
  15. What made you buy a 300? You're normally so particular/considered about things, I'm surprised you went for it.
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    Gear oil filler plug thread size?

    What about the drain plug with a magnet on the other side? Does it matter which one you use?
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    2019 gasgas front suspension adjustment.

    If they're the same tech forks as TRS then this may be useful. http://www.rideformula.com/products/moto-forks/trial-39-factory/
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    2014 marazochi fork help.

    Yes they should be level. (Actually, I don't know but I've never seen a bike where that would be the case).
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    Gearing - who's running what?

    Really enjoying the handling of the TRS 250 RR. Has lifted my confidence and is flattering to ride, in the main. However, it's very snappy off the bottom (as expected), even with a slow throttle. I'm running a 9T front which does make the gears more like my old Beta but it's very aggressive in low traction situations (seems harder to get traction than my Rev3 was) so I wonder if anyone would suggest running the standard 10T? I had a look at other TRS bikes and some are on 9T some are on 10T. I'm just starting to ride clubman sections, if that matters. I know there's a lot of variables at play but would like input on just the gearing side of things. Thanks,
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    Gearing - who's running what?

    What issues were you having?
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    Gearing - who's running what?

    Lol.. well I'm trying to avoid the unintentional splatters so I'll leave that one alone. I did think going to 10/42 could be a compromise but I don't know if the chain is long enough.
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    2017 Vs 2019

    Have there been any significant changes between 2017 and 2019 on the TRSs? Given that it's a newish bike, I wonder if there are reliability or bug fixes that have been done? I know the "marketing" changes won't make any difference to how I ride the bike but there are changes this year to the engine and clutch etc. Thanks.
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    adults future of the sport ?

    I agree. I'm so grateful for the effort and time that organisers put in for what must be no financial gain. Trials is almost embarrassingly cheap. You can't set foot on an MX or Enduro track even for a practice, for less than £30. Competition is upwards of £50. I often wonder how much the landowner gets out of it too. They must allow trials in part because they support the sport and not just for cash. 45 trials a year! Wow.. I wish I could get that many in. I agree that any additional charge (if there is one) would add up but I think that's a bit like having your cake and eating it.
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    adults future of the sport ?

    So what would boycotting the club achieve? If it's £15 for an adult entry either way, what difference does it make? If the club is increasing the adult cost to pay for the kids then that could be difficult but otherwise, what's the difference?
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    adults future of the sport ?

    What sort of miserable turd would boycott a club because of cheap youth entries??
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