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Offline Paul K

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Long Distance Trials Bikes We Like
« on: October 15, 2019, 04:06:57 pm »
I saw this on the internet and thought, that'd do well in an LDT, though, perhaps not with me riding it. Based on a Honda 350  twin.  I particularly like the knee armour between the header pipes  :D





Anyone else got any other good bikes?

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 07:56:45 pm »
Just got back from a trip along the TET to Tremp and back on these.


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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 06:53:22 pm »
I was looking at those Yamaha TW225's. They use the serow engine but have a fat rear tyre. Wasn't sure weather this would be a good thing or not.


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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 04:50:28 pm »
I was looking at those Yamaha TW225's. They use the serow engine but have a fat rear tyre. Wasn't sure weather this would be a good thing or not.
Clive Cook entered a parts bin special in the Lands End 2019, using a 14" TW125/200 rear wheel, see http://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=286.0 .  I don't know how effective the fat rear tyre is.

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 06:48:52 pm »
Yes I remember talking to this guy at the start at plusha. Nice chap, great looking bike. Love the RD tank.

I think he had a trail wing tyre on his. Much better looking tread pattern that the standard one fitted by yamaha.

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 06:53:07 pm »
I was looking at those Yamaha TW225's. They use the serow engine but have a fat rear tyre. Wasn't sure weather this would be a good thing or not.
Clive Cook entered a parts bin special in the Lands End 2019, using a 14" TW125/200 rear wheel, see http://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=286.0 .  I don't know how effective the fat rear tyre is.

Apparently he entered a Kawasaki Z400.... No award.....
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 07:36:29 pm »
It is a kawasaki z400 twin. And I think it was his fist event.

Wonder if he still has the bike and if he's doing the LE again this year.

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 02:31:09 pm »
It is a kawasaki z400 twin. And I think it was his fist event.

Wonder if he still has the bike and if he's doing the LE again this year.

Interesting.... Its got Honda Badges on the side panels...….
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2019, 06:56:52 pm »
Think we are getting mixed up Steve. We were referring to the Kawasaki on Paul's link with the fat rear tyre and not the Honda pictured at the top of this thread.

I've reattached the link below

http://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=286.0

Rather confusingly it says Yamaha on the tank. Hahahaha

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2019, 03:44:52 pm »
Think we are getting mixed up Steve. We were referring to the Kawasaki on Paul's link with the fat rear tyre and not the Honda pictured at the top of this thread.

I've reattached the link below

http://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=286.0

Rather confusingly it says Yamaha on the tank. Hahahaha

Yep....  :D     Mmmmmmm……...
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2019, 07:00:54 pm »
Never seen one of these before. Spotted this on eBay.  A very classic looking version of the much loved serow.

Like the bling tank.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1997-JDM-Yamaha-Bronco-225-Chrome/273978087099?hash=item3fca5dd6bb:g:D1oAAOSwu-Nde4YS&redirect=mobile

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2019, 11:21:02 am »
Should have kept making that......
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2020, 03:20:36 pm »
A guarantee to get best time in the special tests, or end up in the undergrowth  :D. The original bike was a 1987 Yamaha XV920 with a 1999 XV1100 engine.  It’s fitted with a Yamaha XS650 front wheel, a modified XV535 rear hub, a XV750 fuel tank and custom alloy side panels.  It's got a kerb weight of 160 kg.  Tyres are TKC80 so permitted in the regs.  Built by a Danish guy, there’s more details at https://www.pipeburn.com/home/2019/07/18/supersized-yamaha-xt1100-by-slowbuilt.html




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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 05:34:35 pm »
That bike is a monster! I was going to say that's far too heavy for me to off-road...but it's about 8kgs lighter than my Royal Enfield 350!  :-X
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Re: Long Distance Trials Bikes We Like
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 03:46:13 pm »
I was just thinking how good would a Suzuki GT500 engine trials bike be when I came across this.

this looks very tasty.