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Hi Guys, totally new to the sport. I have a RE cafe racer and a RE Himalayan, but I fancy something a little different that looks to be great fun. I’ve booked an all day trials experience in a few weeks and can’t wait. If all goes well I’ll be looking for a bike. I’ve seen the tow bar attachments for transporting the bikes. Are these adequate for transportation? It seems like a lot of weight on the tow bar... 🤔 If so, can anyone recommend a quality brand? 

 Thanks Guys.

 

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I started with a trials experience day too, just to make sure I was going to like it before spending proper money. Definitely the way to put a toe in the water, I think.

Personally I have reservations about bike racks but lots of people love them. Look in the Transport sub-forum for some lengthy discussions. I believe Dave Cooper is the only commercial manufacturer. He also builds trailers.

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Thanks for the reply mate. I’ll have a read of the transport forum. I can’t wait to get started.  So many bikes to choose from though. What made you go for the Fantic if you don’t  mind me asking. 

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As it happens, I’ve just sold the Fantic, but not because I had fallen out of love. Being a wobbler of mature years and a beginner into the bargain, I could see that the classic clubs run the sort of trials I want to do. So I decided to get a twinshock and everyone said a Fantic 200 was the best. I have certainly had a very happy time with it: steers well, nice soft power delivery, adequate performance but didn’t want to kill me. A year on from buying it, I’ve decided to get a modern bike. If you fancy twinshock, I would recommend the Fantic without hesitation (and I no longer have one to sell 😉).

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There’s definitely something about the retro bikes out there. I’m looking at the newer bikes on eBay and on the classifieds here, but will hang on until I know a lot more about the sport and my requirements before jumping in. Thanks for your help this far mate. All the best and hope you enjoy the new bike!

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You do realise that, in a cost cutting measure, the modern bikes do not have seats.   If you want all the usual motorcycle facilities, you will have to choose a classic bike, and ride the simpler classic club events.   So find yourself the nearest Bike Club, and get yourself the necessary 2019 ACU License...  Then you are all set for a good year of sport.

The Car Bike Racks are Ok, I have used them for transporting bikes as far as Cornwall to N Wales.   They do flex a little, so you have to reduce your normal driving speed to cope with the bumps.

 

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