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    Senior Member Eldon's Avatar
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    Here's my toy for hurting myself with;

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    Factory 300 Beta with all the trick bits on, Magnesium casings, titanium front pipe, aftermarket pegs etc.
    Cracking bike with lots of fun and a real workout

    Beaver1;
    I had the two stroke version in the same colours as yours.
    What a pain that was despite it only being two year old when I bought it. The previous guy was in the army so he used it very infrequently and the bike suffered because of it. One minute the water pump casing self eroded from the inside and started leaking (£110). Another time the main bearing cage failed and went around the ports until shagging the piston (£150). I had just changed the mains and seals (£100) rebuilt it only to drown it in a stream after coming off a big step. Therefore requiring another set of mains within the next month (another £100).

    At this point it had to go as I think it was jinxed. Had a few Betas and they seem a well made competitive bike but that one just didn't work out for me.

    The above bike is great and will do everything I need
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    Pretty amazing stuff you guys do with the new trials bikes. yikes!

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    Yes like jumping a bomb crater showing off in front of my mates this spring. They were all troughing on sarnies for the dinner and I said I could jump that. The problem was there was a very little run up, read nearly a standing start, and the hole was about 8' across. I set myself up nicely and in third gear sprung off the floor with a nice bunny hop.

    Ummm now this is where it went wrong!
    The jump was about a foot short and so it landed promptly on the sump and came to an abrupt halt

    Remembering your physics from school inertia took over and flung me forward at a fair old rate into the bars. The landing had sprained my right ankle just and I had a full galaxy of stars floating about in my head BUT I didn't go over the bars winner or so I thought and proceeded back for a sandwich whilst avoiding my embarrassment.............

    Composure regained and I rode for the rest of the day no problem.

    Next day however was a different story and I couldn't get out of bed. The top yoke/handlebar clamp area (i.e. solid metal) had hit me in the right ribs and left hardly any external mark but it boy did it hurt inside. I braved Sunday out and my partner said "its hospital for you in the morning if your no better!"

    Yep broken and bruised ribs were confirmed and anti inflammatory tablets handed out. These proved not enough when getting out or into bed and so I upped the dose to 1800 mgs Ibruprofen/day(I knew I could get away with this as I had this dose for a previous motorcycle knee injury).

    It took about seven weeks before I didn't think about the problem any more!!!

    All good fun and I can thoroughly recommend getting one..... LOL

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    Eldon thank you for reminding me why this 53 yr old body should stick to the tarmac and leave the dirt for you younger blokes!

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    I'm 53, not old, lol

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    2thdr yes best leave it to us younger blokes........... lol .......... I'm only 6 years behind you!!!

    Youth is in the head, or at least it is in my case and the body has to go along and catch up later hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thdr View Post
    Eldon thank you for reminding me why this 53 yr old body should stick to the tarmac and leave the dirt for you younger blokes!
    MotoX looks very dangerous to me. I just don't know how they do it-----------------However------

    TARMAC !!!! That, can sneak up on you as well.

    Some kind lorry driver left a rash of gravel on a roundabout which I discovered as I accelerated out at about 35 mph.

    The bike stopped 20 feet further down the road than I did. The bike had a few grazes and a bent gear lever but apart from that seemed OK,

    I felt alright when I rode it from there to home.

    The next day, however, just like Eldon I couldn't move !!!!! Doctor diagnosed three cracked ribs. Again, like Eldon, it took about 6 weeks to go away.

    I wasn't old when it happened either; just turned 71.
    Last edited by COLVERT; 12-03-2014 at 12:36 PM.
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    This is not my intention – I am simply using my experience, including other peoples, as a way of debating and giving advice - of which there is no guarantee that it's correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by COLVERT View Post
    I wasn't old when it happened either; just turned 71.
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    LOL now that sounds more like in the spirit of things.

    Good to know, at least in my head that I have a few years left before I get old then

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