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  1. as a club (Sidcup) we're not going to be running some events (so lost money on a years budget). how the recovery works on the other side, no one knows, so thats hard to forecast for bigger plans (we have various capital plans) they are all on ice does that mean our 2020 is a write off, not entirley (we might lose 3 to 9 months, hopefully 4-5 months). we, nor anyone (gov, etc) have no idea when / how the return will be done as a group of clubs (NKTC) or centre (South East) we're going to lose a huge chunk of our calender but it shouldn't be the end of the world for the ACU (or other governing bodies) there is going to be a huge hole in the finances over insurance payments, i'ld expect there are some negotiations to take place. for riders, shops, equipment manufactures, importers, manufactures, etc then there are some huge issues - to what extent HM treasury help is suitable, accessable, relelvent that a whole big debate. stay safe everyone
  2. thanks to you all for all your work shame i didn't get very far. stripped the bike now, relineing the barrel, new piston and rings (woops!) - better luck next time top work by all the crew that battled to the finish!
  3. rabie

    99 techno

    it seamed to happen very often on the techno, i think i had my one done (fixed) at least twice by "west country windings"
  4. rabie

    Oil for techno

    no worries, i've a parts diagram for my old 1999 techno too, many of the parts numbers worked on the beta uk parts shop. i think there was a site in oz / usa or canada with parts diagrams going back to the late 80's
  5. really good question there was a guy in mx pusing them heavily, lots of advertising but its all gone quiete, a quick google dosen't show much active in the UK motomrelin does a good review of their trials tyre - https://www.motomerlin.co.uk/blog/?p=1703 - but thats 6 years ago!
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    Oil for techno

    i've still got the PDF owners manual (i downloaded from somewhere) when i had a techno, it probably tells you somewhere in there. 1999_beta_techno_250_owners_manual.pdf
  7. i think i've posted the same answer for the last 10 to 15 years; Top tier - Michelin X light, Michelin X11, Dunlop, IRC middle - pirelli bottom - mitas, vee rubber, etc the vast vast majority of trials riders use "top tier" tyres, there are reasons to choose between them based on cost, terrain, etc. if you are very tight not that competitive, doing tones of road work then some of the cheaper ones will be OK for you, but you've got to ask why is everyone else using only the above. as to lack of market competition, a mould costs a lot by all accounts, and you need to move a volume of tyres in their lifespan, plus you need to get your tyre highway approved. is there really the sales in this niche market for anyone else. maxxis have come knocking at the door with the tyre for the freeride (block spacing is too wide, so it is technically illegal). you don't see a world round in such deep mud (southern UK ???) that the advantage of an IRC would be trial winning (or for manufactures to offer a mud tyre and and dry tyre). the obvious gap in the market to many has been youth tyres for the smaller wheeled machines, but there dosn'et seam to be the sales in it to get them made. the reference to Sammy Miller's comments is intresting as i don't myself know how a switch from 400x18 to 350x18 would make enough of a diffrence to to justify the switch. the move (pre ww2???) to the current tyre pattern (to make trials open / to save land from errosion) was a bold move but has it taken the sport down this cul-de-sac of a handfull of competitive tyre manufactures?
  8. they've been made compuslary in mx for the last few years. allegedly they will move have to comply with an EC / UN number in the future. some of the newer ones do look / feel more comfertable / flexible compared to the old skool (US football stlye) hard plastic shells. however other than one or two people locally not seen anyone with one in trials. its not an area we see injuries (we run a lot of mx, enduro and trials) but we in the soft (muddy) south ...
  9. a) markers / flags - every centre (21+) seams to have its own way of marking out, with their own colour systems. mine (south east) think they are right and have no desire to change, the other 20 have their own ideas and also think they are right. the scenario you desrive has (only!) 3 routes, we run 3 to 4 with people telling me of places running at least 5. we struggle with white on silver birch trees, the blue can either be too dark (dark trees) or too light (bright sky). Green has never caught on down here (we use the trees) but i understand it works well in rock land. stacey's (a supplier) make the numbers (and paper cards) in 5 colours (white, blue, red, yellow and green) but other stuff would be possible. regards the markers themselves, in an ideal world what you describe (the FIM method of a triangle on a background) sounds/seams best but each club will have its own pile of markers made of various diffrent things (various threads on them on here) - ie sunk cost. the york survey flags are really cheap and easy to carry and place (we carry round {a lot!} wooden pegs and hammers), to an extent it would make some clubs marking out harder. b) dismount / ballet - A quick look through the rules (TSR 22, reasons for failure), the dismount is clearly defined. What acrobatics / ballet you perform is OK as long as you don't touch the ground/trees/et. If i understand you one foot on a peg and the other on the seat? - this is a very common sidecar manourver (especailly in pre65), driver get one foot in the chair with the other on the seat.
  10. apparently, there was a meeting of all the stakeholders and this what they wanted... not what i would have gone for but it’s not my decision to make
  11. opening it in firefox is fine for me, are you using chrome and i've even dug up MS Edge and it works there
  12. what the guys above have said, part of the package of running an acu events is it comes with a wave of insurance cover (see the front section of your handbook), notable for trials £40 million pounds of public liability cover and landowners indemnity insurance. this should give the landowner the re-assurance his posterior is covered. of course as above some numpty might try and sue them but this covers means the acu's impressive array of insurers, loss adjusters, lawyers, barristers, etc swings into action and looks after it all. contact a local club (or even set your own up) and run a practice trial - sure you'll need a permit, riders to sign on and pay money but that pays for all the insurance that keep the landowner happy.
  13. yes check out dave cooper in kent and autobars in bradford (???) to name but two legalisty wise you would need to look at a) noseweight (i think thats what it is called - weight of bike and can your car take it) and b) is your number plate and lamps visible (ie might need a tailboard)
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    Vic Madeley

    there is a company in essex called "stacey and sons" who do them (as well as numbers, coloured card, etc) and thats what most clubs down here use (other print them themselves - one of our guys get some special waterproof paper). there is a print company Gloucester way that do numbers and stuff they might also do them (can't remember the name).
  15. it isn't mate, it is just an extension to your existing policy for the bit most riders have saying "excludes races, trials and pizza delivery"
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