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  1. This old bloke has a Scorpa Ty125f. Lightweight, easy to ride, easy to maintain. And the big bonus for me.... Electric start as well as kick-start. Its never going to be able to compete with the latest bikes, but neither can I.
  2. I got mine through Non Stop Trials. I thi k they get them from Nigel Birkett. I don't think they e changed the design, but best to ask.
  3. Got no response, so bought a new original part.
  4. My chiropractor explained to me what tennis elbow is, and how to avoid exacerbating it. Put simply.... If you try and grasp something of a small diameter, it'll give you a lot of trouble in the elbow. If you grasp something of a larger diameter, it's easier. So, I fitted grip puppies to the handlebars of my road motorcycle and viola! It made road riding a lot more comfortable. But on a trials bike? Give up grasping small diameter things tightly for a few weeks and see how you get on. For example... Try grasping a mug of coffee by the handle, and then try grasping it around the full width of the mug. You'll see what I mean. As others have said though, it takes a long time for it to heal, so everytime you grasp small things tightly, it lengthens the healing period.
  5. Has anyone replaced the rear brake lever on a ty125f? Mine's had a clout before I bought it and it's mangled. I've tried straightening it but it fouls the kick-start lever when kicking over. Does it need the lever specific to this bike, or will a replacement from such as Apico for other Scorpas fit? I've also found out that the original owner has spent a bit of money on this bike before he used it. The carb has been rejetted to Birkett recommendations, exhaust debaffled, and footpeg placement moved further back than standard. This was pointed out to me by Peter from Non Stop Trials. It's such a neat job that I never noticed it. What other modifications are there for this bike I wonder? But first and foremost.... What rear brake lever will fit?
  6. Waynetod

    150 kit

    Did you fit the 150 kit rodmac? I'm curious as to how much better it is. I have a 2016 125 model that's only done 255kms, so it's not even run in yet.
  7. We moved from Basildon, Essex, to west Wales. Its real rural out here, but its all farmland. Where I was born and spent the 1st 40 years of my life was in South Wales, and by God, there was no limit to the access of decent grounds. Living on the edge of the Beacons national park had its advantages, as well as its downsides.
  8. Lucky you. I have to trailer my wee Scorpa anywhere I can ride.
  9. Thanks guys. Al-Orange, I will de inatly be looking at the Leatts
  10. Is that a Rieju? Never seen one of them in real life.
  11. Thanks Turbofurball. I'll have a look for them, see what's available.
  12. Having chunky biceps has put me in a bit of a head spin as to what's best and sizing. I have searched the posts on here going back as far as 2014 trying to find a pair that'll fit the bill. My biceps are 35.5cm relaxed, and that's measured 5cm up from my inner elbow. Who makes elbow guards that fit the bigger arms? I've heard many good reports about Jitsie elbow guards, but fear they won't stretch enough for my biceps or forearm. Their sizing chart rates them stretched at what my arms are relaxed. As I don't live anywhere near a dealer I could try them on, even after lockdown has ended. My only option is to buy online. I would really appreciate some advice on sizing from people with bigger arms than an Italian model. My arms are modelled more like Popeye.
  13. Poor sarge. Standard Matchless and a stiff upper lip.
  14. This vote for presidency has turned out to look farcical to people not living in America. The outgoing president, inciting his supporters to fight (riot) for him to stay in power, whilst the newly elected president is staying mainly quiet, giving trump enough rope to hang himself. The whole world knows trumps double standards, pardoning friends and associates but ramping up the number of death sentence executions amongst other dubious acts. The whole world is watching the most powerful country in the world devolve into a banana Republic. As an outsider to America, looking at events unfold, it looks like trump, the sore loser, is doing whatever he can to disrupt democracy and cause civil riot by his supporters. Encouraging the capitol building to be stormed? Hell, he hasn't even condemned the riot. That's treason as I see it. The rest of the world is watching in amazement at what's happening. Even our first minister for Scotland has said, he won't be allowed to land here to play a round of golf whilst the inauguration is taking place. Its not classed as essential travel. Its farcical, its making American democracy look shambolic. That's what the rest of the world thinks of the situation. Or are my views "fake news" and none of this is happening. You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all the people some of the time. But you can't fool all the people all of the time. Who said that quote? It rings true.
  15. I believe its close to standard. It had 245kms on the clock, as new. It has been rejetted previously, and I'm not sure if they came with Apico handlebars, which mine has. Came with the longride seat, indicators, headlight, and mirrors, none of which have ever been fitted. Oh, it's got a real sticky rear tyre fitted. Pulls a fat old man around OK too. And Non Stop Trials had one for sale in Ammanford just after I bought this wee beauty. Alas, lockdown has prevented me from going back for some more fun. As for Arm pump up, I didn't suffer as I think if its powerful, you subconsciously hang on tighter. Stay loose?
  16. I don't see the need for a cover whilst it's on a rack. Surely you'll wash it down when you get home, and if it is cinched too tight to stop it becoming a parachute, it chafe on the alloy or plastics and stickers. Every bike I own goes on a trailer, no cover, and washed when at home. And that goes for my road bikes too, when transporting them long distance. It'll be hard to disguise a trials bike on a rack with a cover, but, each to their own. Whatever works for you. I just let mine breathe.
  17. Same here. Had a day out at non stop trials South Wales and was totally bolluxed when I got home. Then had to jet wash the bike and my clothes and boots. Don't know where the energy came from for that, but enough energy to open a tinnie for this 64 year old.
  18. I'd laugh my a*** off if the security service had to go I to the Whitehouse and march Trump off the premises. It looks like that could happen too. ?
  19. Good advice from ChrisCH. Clean thoroughly, and reapply as often as you like.
  20. To answer my own question, it's the odometer. Seems I've got a very low mileage, minter of a Scorpa.
  21. Welcome. I don't know why I'm giggling at your advance obstacle course, it's more ambitious than I can handle??
  22. Waynetod

    XY 125 4t

    Yup, eating away at me. But tomorrow I'll fit a new battery and away I'll go. Then I'll find out if its kns or hrs. ?
  23. Thanks Paul. If that's the case, I've got a very low mileage bike. ?
  24. Waynetod

    XY 125 4t

    Hi, I've recently bought a Scorpa ty 125 2016 and apart from a cable operated clutch, it's identical to the Sherco XY 125, right down to the colour of the fork legs (black). What I need to know is.... The speedo on my scorpa is the one you see in the you tube video and not the one in the Scorpa handbook. Apart from the speed in kms on the screen, what are the numbers on the top of the screen? Are they distance in kms or hours of use? I've also asked in the Scorpa section, and included a photo there. Thanks for any replies as it's eating away at me and I can't ride it until next week. ?
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