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  1. Even the kids that have been riding Electrics for 3 years go backwards 3 months when they convert to petrol and clutch etc. The Beta 80 big wheel is the right bike, just let him get used to it on a flat grass field with flags. i.e. slow work, figures of eight, slipping clutch in second gear tight turns etc more importantly let him have a blast around every 10 mins, not only clears the engine out but they enjoy a break.
  2. So can you stop with a foot down? It only says five for going backwards with a foot down!
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    Similar to an Oset 20R but lighter, more power (1350w with 9 settings), larger capacity battery (20 AmpHr) and in my opinion a better design and easier maintenance. This one has been modified to be the same spec. as the T14 Elite, with Suntour Forks, Hope hub and re-laced wheel giving a 2.5kg weight saving off the front end. Purchased new 2 years ago and ridden competitively by a Class D rider almost weekly in Conducted events and this year the occasional Adult Easy. It has therefore been serviced after every event, still on original chain and sprockets the quality is that good. Included: New spares: Rear Tyre, Rear Tube and rim tape, brake pads, front wheel spokes, front and rear sprocket, chain. Used spares: Rear mudguard, Megura throttle, rear brake lever, repaired electric motor. Tools: Homemade testing leads (enables measurement of all voltages for any fault identification), Motor repair brush holder tools and special magnet adhesive. (enables home rebuild of motor) Old redundant parts: Forks, Front disc, hub and mudguard. handlebars, on/off switch, stand. Price £1450 Tel: 07985542554

    1,450.00 GBP

  4. Not sure what your local regs. are but ACU trials regs. require brakes to be independent
  5. Happened on our Mecatecno T14 as well. However Threadlok and a new shakeproof lock washer seems to have solved it. Its still something I now check after every trial.
  6. Next time try a trickle of water from a hosepipe on the outside to control the heat so its just burning, you can clear the insides without it affecting the outside. Do it once a year and its a simple task that's worth the effort.
  7. Beta 250 2T, it'll be soft enough for a beginner and it'll have enough to move up to top Clubman level
  8. Its about time. Japanese manufacturers, not bike specific, have been using common suppliers for years. They work together for mutual benefits.
  9. Hi Johnny, Don't delay any longer. I was 43 years away from the game, came back on a Beta 250 after taking advice, now gone for my original twinshock make from the 70's and loving it
  10. You've got the right bike for the introduction task. I did it after a 43 year lay off. The 250 Beta was gentle but ample.
  11. Got to be immaculate for that price. I paid £2100 for a 2011 in good condition almost 4 yrs ago. I'll be selling it this year, not as good looking but fully maintained, for around £1700.
  12. Had electric, Oset and Mecatecno, lead acid and lithiums, for two and half years now competing almost ever weekend. Battery makes no difference to power coming in almost instantly. You can help the rider by messing about with power settings etc. but when they start doing bigger stuff they need it on maximum for half the event. Even with that the better riders still do better.
  13. We've learnt that for tight slow work, hold a steady low throttle and use the back brake to control the output, basically using the brake as a clutch. As for bringing the power on slowly for a big climb or similar in wet conditions, we haven't found a method, the petrol bikes win every time here, the direct drive electrics just spin up and have to be ridden as fast as a section will allow to have a chance.
  14. I'd strongly recommend getting your son started first on an electric bike, if you are in the UK there's events most weekends throughout the country. After a year or so he'll be able to do beginners adult trials and maybe more and then you can join him. At 62 yrs old, did the same with my Grandson and we are having a great time.
  15. Lanyards are an ACU requirement for all youths, and I've seen some close calls with the little'uns where I'm sure they've saved injuries. Not aware of any practice days except training as advertised at the trial schools, but: Oset NE Centre Rounds have three courses and the easiest course is set for beginners and Oset 12.5's, the kids just ride its the parents that get competitive. The Middle England rounds have only two courses and the easy one is aimed at Oset 16's with some experience, however for every round we always put on Facebook that if an Oset 12.5 or absolute beginner is coming then let us know and we'll set up an easier route, but it wouldn't be counted towards the Series trophies. This only happened because at the start we didn't have any in that class, hopefully we will next year. For the individual Club Conducted, I'm sure that if you contacted the Organiser before the ride indicating there's a beginner coming then the Conducted Course setter would accommodate you. After all, at this level we just want as many kids getting involved and enjoying it based on the fact many drop out when they find beer and other adult pursuits.
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