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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby Rod » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:36 pm

I ride one of those Fantic 300's occasionally, I find the off idle responce to be instantaneous and a little abrupt if anything and that's using the original factory jetting specs, quite the opposite of how they found it back in 1984.It does require a bit of clutch use however and the clutch action is a bit ordinary as they stated. I've never ridden a 240, but if anyone has a test/report that they can post up, it would be much appreciated.



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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby Bully fanatic » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:12 pm

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can remember reading a test on the 240 Fantic in Trail and Track when the Fantics first came out over here. The article heading was, The 240 Fantic, For Experts Only. They are very nice to ride though, very zippy. They were probably the first trials bike made to hop. Now to get back to David`s post which he must have made while smoking something. How can an imitation Spanish Trials Bike ever be classed as a real trials bike is beyond me. Here is a test on a real one just for you David.
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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby SQUAT 405 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:03 pm

David Lahey wrote:Come on Greg, get over all that :suzuki pseudo trials bike drivel, here is a magazine test of a REALtrials bike, a :montesa that was the "superbike" of 1976, and features REAL aussie trials expert Frank Hull who has been riding one since they came out

Maybe he has eaten too many Bananas!!!!!you are on the money David,,,,,,,here is ADBs test of a REAL trials thoroughbred...... :montesa
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smoked him......jb



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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby chippy » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:57 pm

Hi everyone,
Hey banana bender, have a look at this test with Bev Anderson as the test pilot. See Graham :montesa :montesa :montesa are so good, even the ladies can ride them. Have you even found a bike test on a :Bultaco: with a lady as the test pilot? See Graham I think your missing the point that :montesa :montesa :montesa are so user friendly, anyone can ride them. Greg, has Kermit got good brakes even in water, as Graham thinks :montesa gets scared of water? I think someone needs to prove him wrong.

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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby Reinald » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:21 pm

Might be based but Italian handling and an Austrian engine.....
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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby Greg Harding » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:11 pm

Thank you Everyone for the Replies! Some interesting reading.

Reinald, I have ridden with both of those SWMTest Pilots, one has even been for a ride at my place!


Now back to "THE BEST TWIN SHOCK TRIALS BIKE OF ALL TIME" :!:

Here is another test:
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Is it possible that I am the current owner of this test bike :?:
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It is a bit like a SWM with the kickstart on the right side and CDI ignition!


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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby David Lahey » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:44 pm

Looks fairly likely that the sprocket guard is the same as the bike in the test.
I'm hanging out to find out who the :suzuki test rider is and where page 21 is


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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby Greg Harding » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:36 am

Hi Everyone,
David Lahey wrote:Looks fairly likely that the sprocket guard is the same as the bike in the test.
I'm hanging out to find out who the :suzuki test rider is and where page 21 is

David, page 21 is there, it is below the cover shot:
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Glenn Robbins, but I am unsure if he uses the alias Russell Coight?
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Maybe it would explain some of the content?
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Re: Magazine Articles

Postby David Lahey » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:23 pm

Thanks Greg. That makes me enjoy watching "Russell Quoit" aka Glenn :suzuki Robbins even more now I know he used to own one of Greg's RL250s. Fantastic news and amazing provenance.
Sorry about missing page 21 Greg. For some reason my browser wouldn't open that image yesterday. All good now though and what a fantastic bike test, or test of a fantastic bike anyway. A very amusing read.
Not sure if he was serious or tongue in cheek about the poor old Juggernaut "not very popular" :Honda: TL250 and the :yamaha TY250 only being popular because you could buy parts easily.
Time to read it over again, having probably missed something the first time from giggling too much. Can't remember him saying anything about the :kawasaki KT so I'll be looking out


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Re: Magazine Articles

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