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Old 04-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #76
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Looks to be in good condition to me. Maybe the engine or clutch are rough? I would ask why he said fair condition. I paid $400 for a 1992 Gas Gas and needed a bunch of work.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:25 AM   #77
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I've been intrigued by Trials, and would love to find an inexpensive bike to play on. Waddya think about this one? It's just up the road from me.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mcy/3694045684.html

I'm a little concerned that he says "Fair Condition".
Although considered heavy by modern bike standards, for most riders the Beta Techno developed by Dougie Lampkin is still very capable. Beta had converted to the aluminium engine cases in the Techno to eliminate the corrosion issue with the older magnesium cases. Unfortunately the USD forks were still prone to leaks and the rear brakes were considered weak. Parts for the Techno are more difficult to find in the US. Manufacturers (Beta) are only required to maintain parts support for 10-years.


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Looks to be in good condition to me. Maybe the engine or clutch are rough? I would ask why he said fair condition. I paid $400 for a 1992 Gas Gas and needed a bunch of work.
Your 1992 GT25 CONTACT is a classic. If you have the GT25T (Jordi Tarres Replica) it introduced case-reed-induction, a hydraulic clutch (a first for off-road bikes) and has all the bits of a modern design: hydraulic clutch, cartridge fork, disc brakes, liquid-cooling to suit the more acrobatic techniques (nose wheelies, flip turns) that evolved in trials. The design continued all the way to the 2003 TXT "Edition" before being replaced by the 2002 'Pro' which focused on a 20% weight reduction. The modern lightweight trials bike suits techniques that developed from Bike Trials - (Hopping from obstacle to obstacle, and on the rear wheel).

I threw a leg over Adrian Lewis (LewisportUSA) Ossa 280i on Thursday. Adrian had lightened his Ossa even more with some trick bits, and increased the power with new ECU mapping. OMG! It had incredible suspension as felt even lighter than my daughters Pro with a S3 225cc Hi-compression kit.

Today's lightweights are way beyond my capability. I just putt around on my big-bore 327cc JT35 (Jon Stoodley built for Stevie Yarrow for the World Trials Championships). It has way enough power for me... the 338cc long-stroke JTR-370 was just excessive. The Europeans didn't buy into this more is better, and most of the big-bores were sold to the US market.



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Old 04-20-2013, 11:35 AM   #78
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09 Sherco and 01 Beta in NW

Not mine, just been shopping around, what do you guys think of these?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3753730533.html


http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3753420182.html

01 Beta Rev3 is in my price range, what are your opinions on it?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:52 PM   #79
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1979 Bultaco Sherpa T $500. Says clear Ca title.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #80
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Not mine, just been shopping around, what do you guys think of these?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3753730533.html


http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3753420182.html

01 Beta Rev3 is in my price range, what are your opinions on it?
I considered a Rev3 a few months ago for the long range seat/tank kit for LDT. I test rode a few: I prefer a Right side kick start. Wasn't as easy as the Sherco to start, or as light as a GasGas Pro or an Ossa (if you can afford it) but had good steering lock and quality chassis and engine craftmanship. Suspension was the old Pailoli design and not Marzocch/Sachs or Ohlins as equipped on the other trials brands. At least Beta doesn't equip with Olle rear shock. Carburetor tends to overflow when petcock is left on and bike is leaning on kickstand. I've heard that waterpump seal tends to leak. Good parts support from current importer: at least till 2018 when the 10-year Manufacturer support requirement expires. 250cc is OK for a bike to start on, if you can't find a 200cc.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:30 PM   #81
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The `01 Beta was a great bike. Had good power and the rear suspension tracked better than any bike of it`s time. Started 1st or second kick. A bike 12 years old should of had the carb fixed by now. The left hand start is strange to some people, but easy to use. I had two that year myself!
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #82
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Looks to be in good condition to me. Maybe the engine or clutch are rough? I would ask why he said fair condition. I paid $400 for a 1992 Gas Gas and needed a bunch of work.
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Although considered heavy by modern bike standards, for most riders the Beta Techno developed by Dougie Lampkin is still very capable. Beta had converted to the aluminium engine cases in the Techno to eliminate the corrosion issue with the older magnesium cases. Unfortunately the USD forks were still prone to leaks and the rear brakes were considered weak. Parts for the Techno are more difficult to find in the US. Manufacturers (Beta) are only required to maintain parts support for 10-years.
Good info, thanks. It's an inexpensive starting point, but I don't like to hear "parts are difficult to find". OTH I guess that comes with the price level. The alternative is to step up and spend the $$$ for a newer bike.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #83
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The Bumble Bee techno was the first year for the techno models. It was very hard to ride. A very fast clutch, combined with unusable power. Every other techno was very rideable.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:50 PM   #84
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Lineaway - Just how many trials bikes have you owned? Your certainly a wealth of knowledge on Beta and GG - thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #85
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When you`ve ridden all your life, and wrenched along the way. The lemons you certainly remember well!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #86
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Amen to that! My favorite bike of all time was my Hodaka Super Rat. At 12 years old - I could split the cases and be looking at the tranny inside 25 minutes. Man I was good at replacing those dam ball bearings in that POS transmission....
My most hated bike was my CR500. Never broke, always ran strong. But dam, I was slow on that brute.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #87
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I used to desert race. Those Cr and Kx500`s were man killers!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #88
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Nice Find

Seems like a good deal to me.
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3764972277.html
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #89
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Some local-ish bikes. WV/VA/PA/MD areas.

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/3744682771.html

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2002 scorpa 250 trials - $1750 (15320)

02 scorpa 250 trials bike. $1750 cash 724-592-6473 or 724 231-7502


http://allentown.craigslist.org/mcy/3754459571.html

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99 beta super techno trials bike - $1400 (Perkasie)

99 beta 250 super techno.
This is a very clean bike for its age as you can see in the pictures. The bike starts and runs great! The tires have good tread left but do show some cracking, and the rear tire has been spun around to take advantage of the sharp knobbs. There is a crack in the rear fender that has been stitched up along with some normal ware and tare. I have had this bike for less than a year and I have put only one take of gas through it. I am only selling it because I am still dealing with some previous injures.
Please email or text 267-421-4465

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Aprilia Trials Bike - $1095 (Brodheadsville PA)

1993 Aprilia 280 Climber Trials Bike. The engine is a 280cc two stroke. Bike is in good condition but due to work I don't have any time to ride it........ and now I don't have a good place to store it...so I am going to let it go! I put fresh fuel in it started it yesterday, and it runs just fine.

570-472-2775

http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3756420858.html


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2000 Sherco 250cc - $1600 (Factoryville)

Year:2000
Make: Sherco 250cc Trials Bike
Price: $1;600

Attached pics taken in April this year. For more information call: 570-335-5415
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #90
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'12 Beta Evo 300 2t for 7k, decent?

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