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Old 01-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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What were you riding in the 90's?

I know nothing about trials bikes in general but for the life of me I see nothing (short of 1 1997 Fantic) for sale from the 90's.

I have seen Yamaha's,Montesa's,Bultaco's and Suzuki's from the 70's.I have even seen an occasional Kawasaki.

From the 80's I have seen a Montesa Cota 349,and a few Honda Reflex's.


The 90's-nothing

2000 on all kinds of stuff,mostly 2006-Current


Where the heck are all the bikes you guys rode back then?????
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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What I rode in the 90's

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I know nothing about trials bikes in general but for the life of me I see nothing (short of 1 1997 Fantic) for sale from the 90's.

I have seen Yamaha's,Montesa's,Bultaco's and Suzuki's from the 70's.I have even seen an occasional Kawasaki.

From the 80's I have seen a Montesa Cota 349,and a few Honda Reflex's.


The 90's-nothing

2000 on all kinds of stuff,mostly 2006-Current


Where the heck are all the bikes you guys rode back then?????
I rode a '93 XR650L in the 90's... which is the a 180 from what I am riding now (2003 Montesa 315R). The only thing they have in common is the Honda motors and the smile on my face when I ride them.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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1989 beta, 92 beta, 93 aprilia,95 beta,96 beta,97beta and a 2000 beta. All those bikes trickle down to new riders and either break or sit in the corner somewhere. They are too new to ride vintage and the 2000 and newer were so much better People also hate to sell these bikes if they are still original because they bring little money for such good machines!
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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1989 beta, 92 beta, 93 aprilia,95 beta,96 beta,97beta and a 2000 beta. All those bikes trickle down to new riders and either break or sit in the corner somewhere. They are too new to ride vintage and the 2000 and newer were so much better People also hate to sell these bikes if they are still original because they bring little money for such good machines!
Well that helps to explain it,thank you.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #5
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the 2000 and newer were so much better People also hate to sell these bikes if they are still original because they bring little money for such good machines!
+1

I started on a 2000 GasGas, then moved to a 2007. Gigantic leap in quality and how the bike rode. For one thing the headtube has never cracked. Anyone want to buy a lightly used rolling chassis?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #9
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Thats what I'm looking for!!!!!!!.......i think......mostly playbike and when I get just a little bit over-confident I can enter a competition and get my ass handed to me!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:38 PM   #11
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I got a late start in trials as well. My first trials bike was a 87 Beta tr34r in 1999 soon after that I got a great deal on a 96 Beta techno. After that:
2002 Gas Gas 280 ( new )
2004 Beta 270 ( new )
2005 Beta 270 ( new ) which in my present ride.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #12
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I got a late start in trials as well. My first trials bike was a 87 Beta tr34r in 1999 soon after that I got a great deal on a 96 Beta techno. After that:
2002 Gas Gas 280 ( new )
2004 Beta 270 ( new )
2005 Beta 270 ( new ) which in my present ride.
Do you ever see/compete against anyone riding the 90's machines?

I don't know what level(if any) you compete in but I don't even see pics of riders on late 80's,early 90's machines when I look at recent competitions online from my area.Like Lineaway said,they must be stuffed in the corners of garages somewhere.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
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If I was looking for an early 90's bike I think I would stick with GG or Beta, just because those bikes are still available today and I would think part would be easier to get.

There was nothing wrong with my Aprilia in the day (except for being a little heavy and slow steering), but I've heard parts are drying up. And the other big player back then was Fantic, who is still in business, but hasn't imported a bike for a long time.
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Do you ever see/compete against anyone riding the 90's machines?

I don't know what level(if any) you compete in but I don't even see pics of riders on late 80's,early 90's machines when I look at recent competitions online from my area.Like Lineaway said,they must be stuffed in the corners of garages somewhere.
I ride the Sportsman line when I compete although it's been awhile. As far as the 90's Machines you don't see them that often.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #15
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In the 90's I rode TY 250 monos then several Aprilia Climbers. From 89 through to 91/92. I was lucky enough to work for Gerald Richardson who sponsored Stefan Merriman and Geoff Aaron over here in North Yorkshire, Northern England

I now have almost completed restoring this 1990 280 Climber and I have another green 1991 280 waiting to be saved!

I compete a 2012 280 Gas Gas which is a world away from the Climbers as they were monsters back then, lets hope I can tame it now I am a few stone heavier!
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