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I'm contemplating buying a 2012 tr280i, but am concerned about the spares situation now that the factory is closed. I spoke to a chap at Trials & Tribulations who was very gloomy and basically told me not to touch it.

Birketts are currently closed so can't ask them. Does anyone have any views or advice?

Thanks

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1 minute ago, RichardH said:

I'm contemplating buying a 2012 tr280i, but am concerned about the spares situation now that the factory is closed. I spoke to a chap at Trials & Tribulations who was very gloomy and basically told me not to touch it.

Birketts are currently closed so can't ask them. Does anyone have any views or advice?

Thanks

You obviously want one badly as you just dis regarded the opinion of some one who's only job everyday is obtaining and selling[ ONLY] trials related spare parts for all the modern makes.

If you call Nigel Birkett who as the old importer of the marque and probably having some bits and pieces of old stock sat about collecting dust he is hardly going to tell you not to buy an Ossa is he

I would recommend you get one; they look great and its Green which is good.

If you want a bike that is complicated when it needs repairing with EFi and is Green then you could try Vertigo at least that is still in production so it will be a little easier getting parts.

Or you could get a GasGas  and paint it Green .....Green Graffix sets are available for the GasGas  also, but more importantly Parts are available..........at the moment.

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Unless its dirt cheap i wouldnt be considering it. They werent a great bike when there were spares, even less of a bike now

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Many thanks for the advice everyone. Shame about the Vertigo - that was my second choice!

So maybe I'll just stick with my Tiger Cub - shame it's not green though.

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Cloburn 180 trials are running a Vertigo open day this Saturday. I had assumed this would be one the test days Vertigo set up from time to time but a phone enquiry revealed it's actually to try to move on their second-hand Vertigo stock, which seems to tie in with other comments in this thread.

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Buy the ossa if it is a good price and in good nick. I have had 2 and they are brilli@nt bikes to ride so I dont know what Faussy is talking about. 

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3 hours ago, Nebulous said:

So where would you go to get it re-mapped?  

What's wrong with the current map ?

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2 hours ago, Nebulous said:

What if a sensor goes , and it throws a code? What are you going to do then?

make your mind up! nebulus  good deal you be tempted /later ossa better prospect.?  Then go off to slag vertigo dealer but you want a vertigo  dont like the price then dont buy it . You have done nothing but complain about the montesa YOU bought with all its faults .So are your really  the man to give advice on buying a trials bike ?

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Walk away !!! . T&T man dead right. Need to do something about your green fetish too, as it will get you into bother.  At risk of infringing libel laws here, go talk to riders in the know.  Check out what the local riders are on week in week out ??.

As a good example, regularly, over 40% of entries in Gods county are on Beta's.

Go for something that works & has a good back up service. 

Don't go for anything complicated unless its made by Honda, (Mont).

Remapping, etc, etc. Favourite topic of b***sh****trs

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9 minutes ago, Nebulous said:

I didn’t buy an Ossa because I’m not a good enough rider to know if it was not good.  But a great bike in the right hands by all accounts. Reliability of early models was a big question mark.

I haven’t bought a Vertigo yet , because one hasn’t yet appeared at the right price - being sold by a straight-talking seller.  When I say right price ,  I don’t mean cheap. I just mean realistic for June. The dealer in question spoke like a tit. Rambling on about -“there’s only one Beyonce , but there’s 30 of these (titaniums)”.  What the hell does that even mean? His price is insanity, greed or drugs , or both.

My Montesa came with tight valve-clearances , custom linkage-plates , masses of pre-load - and everything set really weird. Delivered to a beginner that had never ridden a trials bike.  With bolts pinched-up really tight.  Anyone would moan. But the bike was bought sight unseen from the main marker for Exmoor trials club. I was convinced he knew his stuff.  Two possible scenarios - either he didn’t , and the bike is fine. Or he did , and knowingly sold me a dud. So far it looks like being the first , but it was a close run thing - and my inexperience didn’t help.  Thanks to the good people that helped me - I can relate to the bike now , as I first did - but had a predictable lull in the middle , wondering what I’d done.  Was I in that much of a rush to get a bike? Seems so - bad move , but I think I,ve been lucky. Hope that’s clear enough for you.

 

clear as mud ,And the moral of the story is your money your choice your problem !

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http://www.soloecu.es/

You can send the ecu and they update it to you.
Xavi Membribes is the owner, and was the one who developed the ossa injection.
There is still parts, you just have to search.

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The best thing about having an Ossa is that it's different. I know Beta's are like a plague in most places, round here it's Scorpas as we've a very good dealer.

Still looks more modern than anything  love it when folk are moaning about dirt in there carbs.

Would I buy a new one if they started up again? No because I'm a miserable tight Fifer and anyway this one runs spot on.

Oh, and the local Scorpa  knows all about Ossa's too.

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12 minutes ago, breagh said:

The best thing about having an Ossa is that it's different. I know Beta's are like a plague in most places, round here it's Scorpas as we've a very good dealer.

Still looks more modern than anything  love it when folk are moaning about dirt in there carbs.

Would I buy a new one if they started up again? No because I'm a miserable tight Fifer and anyway this one runs spot on.

Oh, and the local Scorpa  knows all about Ossa's too.

Ignorance is bliss, I bet you didn't know they were crap before reading this thread ... 

How many ssdt's has it done, 2 or 3 ?

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10 hours ago, papapitufo said:

http://www.soloecu.es/

You can send the ecu and they update it to you.
Xavi Membribes is the owner, and was the one who developed the ossa injection.
There is still parts, you just have to search.

Saludos

Does Xavi have any custom factory 300 maps lying around that are not part of the package generally available?

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