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caveman

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Hi All.

I just found a 1974 TL125 for my family to start learning on (needs work of course). My son and I already ride mountain bike trials a bit and he is really wanting to try moto trials.

I wanted to ask the club members' advice on whether or not a TL125 is too much for a small/light 11 y/o to start on. I remember riding a TY80 at his age and am questioning my purchase choice. It was affordable for us and seemed like a good entry into the sport.

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Brian
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That's a pretty big bike for a small kid to try to learn Trials on.  I would look for a smaller modern Trials bike, it would make the learning curve easier.  Unless of course, he is one heck of a tough kid.  [biggrin]
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Thanks for the response! That's about what I thought as well, but I cannot afford a modern trials bike at the moment. I think he could ride it just as a putter around sort of bike but it will not be good for going over stuff. I just picked up the tank from getting soldered and will see if we can even get it running first.

Most of the youth size trials bikes I've seen still go for about 2K used. Maybe he will have to grow into it. When do you all start up again for the season?

Brian
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In 1973 I went from a Yamaha JT1 mini enduro to a 247 Montesa cota as my first trials bike. I was 13 at the time. I fell a lot as I could not dab, but I also cleaned a lot of sections.   
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