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  1. I think my first comment has been lost in some of these posts. Nothing about peoples ability, it is quite the opposite, it was all about those with a greater ability riding easier routes. Here is my first gripe, why do those with far greater ability ride white routes? In some trials you ride as Expert and 50/50 but when it suits you ride the white route and score 0 or single figure results. All this does is allow clubs to set harder sections for those of us who are not as skilled as you.
  2. Here is the Greeves. Love the thing great to ride. Here is the Bantam ready to ride this weekend Also a great ride.
  3. Good post. Hence the reason many riders are now attending clubs that do actually cater for the less skilled/easier trials. These clubs are more often than not over subscribed with entries. Both the clubs I refer to Dabbers and Acorn are very rideable and enjoyed by all who attend but they are not ACU. Maybe somebody should start to listen.
  4. Well Guy that certainly is a different approach. thanks for the input. I most likely think you offer advice and support to the less skilled than yourself. If so keep it up.
  5. Cheers, much appreciated. I no longer feel isolated.
  6. Thank you for those comments. Hope you enjoy your rides in Cumbria. Long times since I rode those streams an climbed those rocks.
  7. 5again, I think your comments are in line with my thoughts. Cheers for the reply
  8. Well having put it that way, how can I refuse. I will attend and really I should, without input nothing changes. Unfortunately issues of this nature in my experience are not well received. People do not like input that does not suit them. This is one reason things do not change because people like myself do not want upset and aggravation by raising these issues, (not popular) it quite often pays to sit on the fence. Hence my original statement of not expecting feedback just getting it off my chest. In truth ask yourself the question, how could you resolve my comments ? there is only one answer to both comments. 1= bring back grading of riders. 2= I am afraid the pre 65/70 issue will go on for years to come.
  9. Getting this off my chest. I do not expect any support in my post. I just wanted to say it and share it. I am a returning rider after a long lay off. I rode extensively in the North and mostly Cumbria. I managed to get to Intermediate standard which was hard to do. You had to win a Novice trial. Very hard 'upt North'. Once up a level you could not ride at a lower level. ie, No more Novice events or results. I now live in Suffolk and ride twin shock and Pre 70 bikes. I am 67 years old and ride the white routes. Here is my first gripe, why do those with far greater ability ride white routes? In some trials you ride as Expert and 50/50 but when it suits you ride the white route and score 0 or single figure results. All this does is allow clubs to set harder sections for those of us who are not as skilled as you. Second gripe, I have 2 real compliant pre 70 bikes. We have a club member who bought a BSA Bantam with a V5. He then had a custom frame made, forks, wheels, total rolling chassis.He then took the crank cases and filled them with Yamaha bits. Alloy barrel with special head with a 185cc bore. You all get my drift. It is now entered and accepted as a pre 70 bike. The only thing BSA pre 70 about is the registration and the crank case. Moan over. I will still continue to enjoy my rides and do my very best.
  10. That is a new one, thanks for this. Gives me more to think about. Maybe it is worth rebuilding in standard road trim and selling. Thanks again Ken.
  11. Cheers Gazza, I will persevere with the conversion. Have you gone down the new electronic ignition or have you retained the standard points etc. Ken.
  12. Short answer maybe yes, but it is not my preferred course of action. If I can change the primary with little effort then the rear sprocket of say 64 might work on a 15 tooth gearbox. Last resort. Or sell the D7 and look for a B175 problem solved. Thanks for the reply. Ken
  13. Gazza, thanks for the reply. On my B175 I am running 12 Primary, 12 Gear Box and 58 Rear it works just great. However back to the D7. The first bit about the 12 primary sounds easy enough. Basically you are saying remove both the shoulders of the 12 sprocket. Is this correct ? I understand your comment ref the gearbox interesting, I do not want to go to 15 Tooth so I would need to work on the thinner seal carrier. I would certainly try the 12/58 again and think it might just work. I want this D7 engine as a spare and if it would swap directly over without chain and sprocket change that would be the icing on the cake. I also run 420 chain with the engine moved over 7 mm. Look forward to your reply. Do you have a contact or could you help supply a modified seal carrier. Ken. I am based in Suffolk so No big rocks etc to ride over. I would think for your eastern area location we ride very similar sections.
  14. Good day all, question for those in the know. I have obtained a 1964 D7 Bantam 3 speed engine in quite good condition. I have had a good look at it and think it could be worth converting to trials format. It already has in its favour a B175 barrel and head plus a modified clutch. However here are the first problems found which leads me to my questions. I would like to reduce Primary sprocket from 17 to 12 the same as my BB175. I have spoken to Rex Caunt Bantam specialist who informs me if I fit the smaller sprocket he supplies the primary chain will not line up. ? 2nd I would like to reduce the gear box sprocket ideally to 12 but the D7 has a seal housing which would not allow the drive chain to pass. ? Maybe if these can be sorted easy I will undertake the project. Or could I get away with leaving the primary at 17 if I can change the gear box and fit a much larger rear wheel sprocket. Possibly. ? Thanks in advance Ken.
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