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  1. There is a new concept of hydrogen fuelling that could be applicable to future, post petrol, trials bikes and other light vehicles. It does away with pressurised tanks etc. Zero emissions etc. Recharging would pretty quick. Link... https://www.businessinsider.com/car-bike-tesla-amazon-gates-bezos-climate-change-fuel-drone-2021-2?op=1&r=US&IR=T
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    4RT to 200 Evo - thoughts?

    Thanks micm. How were the brakes on the new 250? I have wondered whether to try to improve the ones on our 2014 bike or if it just makes more sense to buy a new(er) bike. The factory editions have Braktec masters and I have wondered about that route. I will stop thinking about the 200 now (and have been told off about new bikes and "man" lust for new machines ? ) The 250 seemed to have a better back brake on my 1/2 hour go on it, so maybe they are all a bit variable in quality as delivered, but perhaps the 'borrowed' 250 was the 'works' spec one. I did sort mine finally, at a cost of two new sets of pads and another rear disc.
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    4RT to 200 Evo - thoughts?

    My Beta new 2020, 200 had poor brakes, the rear one was almost non existent, pathetic actually. It also jumped out of a lower gear without warning. Otherwise build quality was the average for most two stroke trials machines. Comparing a friend's new 250 to my 200 both Betas on the same sections I felt the 250 was actually easier to ride with a little more power, though I didn't tell him!. Beta 200s get a fantastic press here on TC but I wonder how many of these 'fans' have actually owned one for some time and have ridden them in events regularly. Maybe they are good in rocky stream beds but on climbs, banks etc in my opinion they are harder work. Nothing against the make, but I would consider all the two strokes not just Betas.
  4. So if Scotland becomes independent and hooks up with the EU again, bang goes the Scottish Six Day Trial for most English, Welsh and Northern Irish riders, too much paperwork, so will it will be mostly the French, Spaniards etc instead?
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    More paperwork?

    Here you go. Link to sporting goods... https://www.revenue.ie/en/importing-vehicles-duty-free-allowances/personal-relief-from-customs-duty-and-vat/personal-effects-and-goods-for-sports-purposes/examples-of-personal-effects-and-goods-imported-for-sports-purposes.aspx
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    More paperwork?

    Thanks, good to know
  7. The ACU has just issued a detailed briefing on the Carnet System for importing and re exporting goods into and out of the EU, now that the UK has declined ongoing membership of that particular club. The Carnet system is quite a faff for the amateur and I know the music industry is up in arms about it. However on the Gov UK Customs/Revenue website it seems to say 'personal imports' of 'sporting goods,' giving a longish list which includes cars and motor bikes, will not be included. In that case would the whole Carnet documentation still be required. Or am I just an optimist? Of course this assumes the government will let us out again one day. Does anyone know how this might work. Thanks
  8. La Montesa 4RT es como una mermelada inglesa llamada 'Marmite' porque la amarás o la odiarás. Muchos más prefieren 2T. Buena suerte con la moto, es un gran deporte
  9. No help on the carb details I'm afraid. Speaking as an 300 R One owner I can't help but wonder if a conversion down to the R One spec by reducing compression might have been a better and cheaper way of making the bike more novice friendly considering you are around 200 KG plus gear rather than reducing the capacity to 250cc. At 1200 feet you are already about 3% down on engine power from sea level to start with. Lowering compression (a base gasket or two) would have meant less alteration to engine so less change in carb settings I would imagine. 10C to 30 C temperature range sounds like typical Spanish conditions where the bikes are made.
  10. On the Spanish Sherco site there is an '03 sheet manual which is what you got with a new bike and there is also an '09 manual. I am reasonably sure that although there was a frame change in '06 to black they are all basically similar. If yours is an '05 it should have chrome frame, looking similar to an '03 so the '03 is a good starting place. There was a 4T 320 '05 but therein lies a story. My advice would be to change the oil, pretty sure its 450 cc. The exhausts get clogged but you need to cut them open to repack. I had several of them including an '05 290, not much goes wrong if looked after. https://www.sherco.com/wp-content/uploads/2009MaintenanceManual_ST2T.pdf https://www.sherco.com/wp-content/uploads/2003ServiceManual.pdf
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    R vs RR vs Gold

    To quote theTRS importer's website 'Saunders Extreme Sports' regarding the R One..."These R (One) model bikes are specifically tuned to the UK Market, giving softer stronger power. This makes riding the bike much easier and enjoyable for our type of sections." For 'our type of sections' read 'mud.' So for the UK (no idea about anywhere else) the R One has lower compression than the RR and clutch is softer and lighter. Suspension between R One and RR is slightly different too, more adjustment on the RR forks and rear shock, though it is said you would have to be riding at the top level to appreciate or indeed need the extra front fork adjustment. Both models sport Tech front and Rieiger rear suspension also Keihin carbs but overall the`RR has more 'bling' bits.
  12. For you a 250 two stroke like a TRS or Sherco (as Ryan Young) for your wife a 125 similar. Trials is not like any other bike sport pedal or power. Personally I think a 200 Beta is a bit lacking in go even for a novice but that might depend on where you ride.
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    TRS e-start

    Yes, the engine recharges the battery. No external charging equipment is supplied from new. If for some reason the battery goes flat then you kick start it and run it to charge
  14. micm

    TRS e-start

    Do you need to trickle charge it. Are you having issues with the battery. I only ask because I have just bought one and so far the battery seems fine over a few hours stop start etc.
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