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then frame jigs must be for wizards. As soon as he cut it in 2 places the cuts no longer lined up, if that's not a clear indication the frame backbone already shifted out of align. It will flex and wiggle way more then normal for a little while before it breaks a back, maybe two if somebody is riding it at the time. Some fruit loops have no clue how much stress there is on a motorcycle frame and how light duty run of the mill UJM motorcycle frames are constructed. If it's going to be parked in a cafe somewhere and only looked at it will last forever, but then that would make it something other then a motorcycle, at best that would make it a big lump of rolling art that a motorcyclist might appreciate looking at, or possibly point and laugh at.
 

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Man... at that point why bother putting that tractor motor in it...
Though a 650 turbo motor would be cool
 

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I'd be riding the sh*te out of it today if there was anybody to ride with, but it's too easy for people to find reasons not to ride on a Tuesday
I need more retired people to ride with, apply within :LOL:
 

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See what I mean about too easy to find reasons not to ride. Trials riding isn't very hard on your spine, there is no seat, you ride the pegs 100% of the time, if you can stand up and bend your knees you are good to go, all it takes is time and money. Winter riding season has officially started here, three inches of fresh snow fell last night :D mounting studded tires on the Montesa today so I can go for a blast.
 

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Lucky Guy!

I was attempting to get that E-Bike. I do want to get a trial bike to see what I can do. It's not any of the riding that concerns me. It's the expected get-offs. For example see youtube video Trial&Fail!
You do learn to crash good after a few hundred times, but trials bike crashes are no worse then falling off your feet. The riders are the lucky ones, all it costs to ride here is to sign a waiver acknowledging that I am a totally irresponsible person, there is no other place like here to ride dirt bikes, that's why I do it. Had to bush build the special tool for my studs just now, happy to say it turned out as good as the ones you buy :LOL: required a sacrificial nut driver, an angle grinder and a hand file to make it perfect. Plan is to invite a dozen or so riders out this weekend to explore new trails, build a big camp fire, put a bunch of meat on the smoker for lunch and ride everything we can :cool: we been doing that most weekends for 3 years now, it's a blast.
 
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