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    Thinking of Getting Another Motorcycle

    I am once again pondering getting another trials motorcycle.
    In the past I have owned: 74 TY250, 76 TY175, 78 TY250 (my first), 84 Beta TR32 and 96 Scorpa Easy.

    My neighbour has his 2013 Beta 300 EVO up for sale as he just got a 2019 Beta 300 EVO SS.
    The bike is well maintained and has not been ridden hard.

    My son would get back the WR250r and my daughter the TW200 on the provision I may ride them.

    My stable would then have the VStrom 650 for Adventure and light off road, the DT200 for more spirited off road and exploring and a Beta for fine tuning my riding abilities and riding those really nasty trails.

    Thoughts
    2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.

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    Thoughts...? I want one!
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    I'm lazy. I gotta sit! Would be a stellar bike on Golden Spike et al.

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    I believe some have seats you can strap on. If you don't mind being known as a man who uses a strap-on!
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    ej; having had 5 - why have you gotten rid of them; and what would be different this time. I think it would be cool. Had a friend with one in san diego and watched a competition back when Geoff Aaron was u.s. champ. saw some amazing stuff.
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    Hmm, with the Beta would expect you to take that route we talked about at the Waterfall. And with the Beta, no more leading. Ain’t nobody following that thing!
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    With your amazing riding ability it seems like having the vstrom, dt200, and beta in the garage would cover all of your possible riding conditions and needs. The wr and dt seem too similar in purpose to keep both if handing down the wr makes room for a trials bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old w/?? View Post
    ej; having had 5 - why have you gotten rid of them; and what would be different this time. I think it would be cool. Had a friend with one in san diego and watched a competition back when Geoff Aaron was u.s. champ. saw some amazing stuff.
    78 TY250 gotten stollen and thrashed
    76 TY250 - not a 250
    74 TY250 - no where near as fun as the 78
    TR32 - I messed up the tranny
    Scorpa - not as nice as the TR32
    AND Linda said I had to get rid of some bikes.
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    2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.

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    I have a TW200 and a 74 TY 250, both for specific riding styles.

    Quote Originally Posted by ejfranz View Post
    I am once again pondering getting another trials motorcycle.
    In the past I have owned: 74 TY250, 76 TY175, 78 TY250 (my first), 84 Beta TR32 and 96 Scorpa Easy.

    My neighbour has his 2013 Beta 300 EVO up for sale as he just got a 2019 Beta 300 EVO SS.
    The bike is well maintained and has not been ridden hard.

    My son would get back the WR250r and my daughter the TW200 on the provision I may ride them.

    My stable would then have the VStrom 650 for Adventure and light off road, the DT200 for more spirited off road and exploring and a Beta for fine tuning my riding abilities and riding those really nasty trails.

    Thoughts
    I use both. The trials for technical crawling, the TDub for hunting. It’s got racks at both ends, tool tube, and a milk crate. I also have a scabbard my browning 300 winmag goes in. It works perfectly! The Dub is a awesome hunting bike.
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