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Your Never Too Old To Renew Your Love With A Dirt Bike.

25 Years on from my last dirt bike… About 25 years ago I decided that perhaps I would call it a day with regards to riding a dirt bike. I went off and tried some other stuff, like golf, for … Continue reading

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A Review Of The Leading Bikers In The 2014 Dakar Rally

No words from me this time, just a chance to witness a video overview of the 2013 Dakar Rally featuring some of the worlds best off-road motorcycle racers. Enjoy the video. NB. Sadly since this post was published, the very … Continue reading

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The Birth Of A Motocross Bike

The Francis-Bantam Motocross Bike ?     Let me explain. When I was about 20 years old, I was competing in local trials events on my home brewed special, and had a brother who was 9 years younger who wanted to ride a motocross dirt bike. … Continue reading

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Husqvarna Enduro Dirt Bike

 My 1989 ISDE Husqvarna Enduro Dirt Bike. It was a modified 510cc four stroke MX model with a 5 speed gearbox, I preferred this to the TE enduro model with it’s 6 speeds on account of the fact that the wider gear wheels … Continue reading

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My 1st Trials Dirt Bike (part two)

Turning road bike into trials dirt bike, continued In the last instalment, my home grown trials dirt bike was converted from a Greeves roadster with a 225cc 2-stroke Villiers engine and Ariel telescopic forks. The next major change to the bike … Continue reading

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My 1st Trials Dirt Bike (part one)

Turning road bike into trials dirt bike… My first trials dirt bike was born circa 1963, although the manufacturer had  never intended this particular model to become a trials motorcycle. It was in fact, a  250 cc Greeves, powered by a twin cylinder Villiers 2T … Continue reading

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Trials Riding or Delicate Dirt Biking…

  A Brief Overview On The Art Of Trials Riding Observed trials riding come in two forms, traditionally an outside sport where the rider is confronted with a series of natural obstacles. For example, the rider must attempt to ride over large … Continue reading

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4 Stroke Dirt Bike Review

Dirt bike Japanese style! I rode a Honda XR 250cc dirt bike at the ’86 ISDE held at Mende, France. It was  bored out from an XR250 model to 280cc to compete in the up to 350cc 4 stroke class. The inspiration to … Continue reading

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