PHOENIX RISING – THE REBIRTH OF SUPERGLITZ

PHOENIX RISING – THE REBIRTH OF SUPERGLITZ

PHOENIX RISING- THE REBIRTH OF SUPERGLITZ

Just like Phoenix emerging from the ashes Superglitz will reappear in her NEW Bionic state. Bigger,
better, faster, stronger…….. etc, etc. This may take awhile but from my “mind’s eye” I can already see
her in all her glory and NEW livery.


                             SUPERGLITZ

First experiment conducted today to see if my predictions on the Mono front end would work. The new bearing I located just after Christmas fits perfectly and I retain the 22 ball bearing top end. So with that
fitted I can move on and complete some of the initial rebuild. First the engine top end must be sent off
for some “breathing on” and then the bottom half can be taken out and cleaned…. and here a word of
advice, it is a lot easier to offer the frame to the engine rather than the other way round, of course you
can do it both ways but trust me on this one ….. engine on the floor then place frame around it and
then it will line up nicely.

Lower cup fitted, 22 mini balls in place in the top………..

It fits !!

Off with it’s head

More demonic cleaning

Just as an aside I have totted up all the planned improvements to SG and apart from what has been
spent, and those parts I already had, I’m looking now at an extra $1200…. a lot of cash …. but there
again if it can be financed from ebay sales then there isn’t any out of pocket expense. Perhaps that is
why the Bionic Man & Woman cost $6,000,000 a copy !

In other news the NEW Xc-ting riding gear that i won on ebay from Sandiford’s in the UK all arrived
yesterday, pretty good deal as I paid on Monday, goods shipped Tuesday and it arrived on Friday !
So the boy racer will also be in his new livery for 2012, which of course should match the SG and our
old friend  “No Excuse” who will also be getting some work done, although most of that is cosmetic,
rather than performance related.

Today’s project “off with it’s head!” and barrel too as these are going off to be given the latest in all
singing all dancing porting improvements. With that all done off with all the other ancillaries and a
load of cleaning and polishing. The motor job I’m told will take a couple of weeks so plenty of time to
play with the rest. This weekend I’m hoping to finish the cleaning, swop bars and maybe test the new
front end.

A bit grubby

As Sgt Wadman said “If its Brass or Alloy it WILL shine!”

Looks like the swinging arm grease nipple got sheared off somewhere along the way so that should
be fun trying to get that out ! Also down the arse end maybe saw off the rear frame loop for that more
“modern” look .

No Shade, that’s a bionic arm ! ……… just can’t get the staff these days

Swinging arm with sheared nipple ….. what fun !

Take off the Showas and order some Magicals.  Having considered all the shocks available, Betors, Falcons, Rockshocks and Magicals I’m leaning towards Magicals because they have a tapered
spring which doesn’t foul the chain run as many of the others do when upsidedown gas shocks are
fitted.

Tapered springs look good to me

Not that I need them but to finish these off, and I’m after the ones on the right in titanium, then some
added bling in matching washers and nuts.

Bling, bling……

Plenty of time, better try and get it right the first time so another phone call to Adrian at Lewisport and
find a suitable modern front mudguard in yellow and the small hi-polished front number board.

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  • 2/29/2012 6:50 PM Scott wrote:
    Looking good Tony,can,t wait to see it when you,re finished.
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  • 3/1/2012 1:19 AM alex wrote:
    Hi Tony.
    what polishing equipment to you have?
    I haven’t seen any suggestion that you have a fully equipped workshop but the polishing you achieve is beyond a tube of auto sol and a soft cloth.
    Thanks for sharing your ‘retirement’ with us all
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  • 3/1/2012 9:45 AM Jim Carey wrote:
    Tony,

    Happy to see that the Phoenix is rising… it looked like you were selling off the whole bike bit by bit on ebay

    Happy motoring!

    Jim “OSSA-boy” Carey
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THE DEMISE OF SUPERGLITZ

THE DEMISE OF SUPERGLITZ


THE DEMISE OF SUPERGLITZ

A little interrogation “Conditioning” on the way home from Salida

Following the snowy drive back from the far North, we used to call this “conditioning” in interrogation circles,  Superglitz spent the night in solitary dethawing and was then taken outside for some light
cleaning prior to a strip search and interrogation.

Dethawed and ready for the horrors to come

While interrogators tried to unravel the mystery of Mixed trials and MX at only MX venues, Glitz was uncooperative and only volunteered her 434-006862 number, rank and name. Of course the good guy,
bad guy techniques were in full play asking about her Ahrma roundel and if indeed she wasn’t a spy
then why didn’t she have an ITSA  sticker ?

“Zo, waz iss wiz this Arrrhmer roundel zen ?”

With nothing forthcoming from the debrief and interrogation Shadetree was called in and light
dismantling began ….. although there have been several protests from avid readers.

light dismantling begins…… but still she refuses to talk

“I’m Superglitz, my number is 434-006862”

Within 2 hours, in the biting cold, she is soon stripped bare and all her parts are now scattered to the
four corners of ebay. Sounds almost as horrific as the end of  “Braveheart” when Wallace is drawn and quartered      ……….. FREEDOM !

Superglitz on the rack

” Ok Glitzie, … one last chance, ……. whats  all this ITSA nonsense you
keep babbling on about ?”

” It’sa  Trials for Trials by Trials !….. and NO more of these bloody sections
in a MX parking lot or a Parade of Old British Iron……… 2 day events at our
own venues…. and no bloody Trustees…..  ITSA……….   FREEDOM !

The entire front end has gone, the yokes will follow shortly and her once prized exhaust split into
three. The Mick Andrews signed SM tank & seat unit was duly cleaned, photographed and put up for
sale.

 The Superglitz  “show chromed” exhaust

The ever growing “for sale” pile

Mudguards are gone, cables and bars too, the once proud front number board and renthal grips
discarded, the Showa rear shocks may join the pile, depending on funds, and even the NEW OEM
style yellow plastic front mudguard won’t fit the new design with the change of forks.

On ebay at a sensible price compared to some of the crap available

Superforks from the Superglitz…… and already selling !

Pride of place the SM tank/seat unit

Hopefully “that” signature will sell the item !

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  • 2/25/2012 4:56 PM Chris Woolley wrote:
    Perhaps I missed something but why are you parting out your TY? It looks to me to be a pretty special bike.
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    1. 2/25/2012 5:11 PM Tony Down wrote:

      Yes, Superglitz is/was one of the finest Yamahas I have ever ridden, and indeed a lot better than the very first one I rode back in 1974 in the SSDT. With the move to ITSA Superglitz is being completely revamped to meet the new challenge which includes a change to TY Mono forks, which don’t use the 74-79 fender or the same yokes. The tank seat unit is being changed for a special in retro Yellow/Black along Majesty lines and a whole NEW exhaust sytem will be fitted along with Magical rear shocks. Up front either a Beta or Gas Gas fender and a YZ/IT front wheel to fit the Mono forks… different angle and leading axle. ……… So watch for the rebirth of the new project.

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CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE


CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

Finally after much political wrangling between Ahrma and ITSA the release of the former Ahrma
agent, Superglitz, has been effected. After her last outing at Sandia in 2008 in the magical hands of
Mick Andrews she has been in a hideaway, though well cared for, in the depths of the Bat Cave of
Arvada…… a place of much motor cycling heritage.

Her stablemate, Ossamaha, was also in the same place until ransom money was paid by Mike
Buchholz and she was back in the light of day going on to win the Modern Classic Expert division
both in 2009, with Mike at the helm, before being sold on to Rick Daniel for his 2010 Championship
run.

So now its Superglitz’s time to run free, and most likely sport a No 1 number board and join the fray
on the ITSA circuit. Well before that she must be collected so a RV has been selected and the Special
Ops team is despatched at 0700 to run the 245 miles for a 1200 exchange.

The routing takes us through Durango and on to Pagosa Springs before climbing the notorious Wolf
Creek Pass. Down the other side to South Fork and Del Norte before turning northbound to climb
Poncha Pass and descend into Salida.

All clear going up Wolf Creek

Over the summit

The last of the snowsheds before South Fork

With 100 to go a quick break and coffee refresher in South Fork as things are going extremely well
averaging over 60 mph for the first part of the run in clear, but very cold conditions. Looking at the
“heads up” display it seems I will be at the destination circa 1122.

Consulting the “Heads Up” display

Ed and Evelyn are on time and we meet up as planned. Time for some brief refreshments, exchange
made, and time to refuel and set off again.

This must be “It”

Ed and Evelyn are waiting for me at the border

Ah, there you are Glitzie Baby !

With still good cold, dry conditions  the first 120 miles are covered in 2 hours and then after South Fork
all hell breaks loose coming up Wolf Creek Pass. Not much better on the other side as someone
elects to drive at speeds circa 5-10 coming all the way down the 7 mile descent.

Joy of Joys, 120 miles of this ?

Further up Wolf Creek and its getting worse !!

Nearing the top in poor vis and heavy snow

Variable conditions between 2+ inches of wet snow, slush and wet roads for the next 120 miles and
of course it gets even more unpleasant approaching Dolores. No matter the mission is done and I
roll in around 1730……. but SUPERGLITZ IS HOME!!

The ICE racer

Nothing like a winter trial !

Frozen straps complete the deal

One coffee later and a fireside warm the frozen straps are slowly released and the ice pack cut off the machine. She now rests, in a growing puddle, downstairs in the office….. clean up duties to follow
once she comes out of hypothermia and frost bite can be assessed.

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  • 2/22/2012 5:06 PM Daniel Joslin wrote:
    Hello Tony,
    I have been following your website for a while and enjoyed the articles, etc. Drove by the RV park last summer checking out Delores while heading back from Moab, should of stopped and chatted, maybe next summer. Email me, I have some questions about ITSA and other TY related stuff. Glad to see the superglitz is seeing daylight.
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SPACED OUT

SPACED OUT

SPACED OUT

The TY Mono fork spacers were sourced from Speed & Sport in PA (the last two) and duly arrived.
Meanwhile I had dismantled the Monos to see how the spacers would be if fitted in the Marzocchis.
Well of course despite the Magical springs being the same for both sets of legs the 36mm Yam
spacers slide straight over the 35mm Fantics…… great!!

The new Magicals are about 2″ shorter than the original Marzocchi springs so I now have a problem
on my hands. Amid Sunday’s snow more playtime in the workshop and another, hitherto unoponed
box, produced another TY spacer and some others from forks unknown ? The whole collection is
gathered on the work bench and various combos tried. The two new mono spacers are about 1.5″
shorter than the ones in the forks so I really have no idea which set is correct for that model either?

TY Monos that came out the forks, new ones on the right ?

2 x TY Spacers with grooves, the Marzocchi, 2 x unknown

Plenty of options

Finally opted for the shorter spacers in the Mono forks and then TY washers, Maz spacers, and others
from forks unknown in the Fantics. No way to decide whats best without some saddle time. Meanwhile upstairs the Ahrma logo is REMOVED from the Enfield number board and scrapped ! The alloy is
Solvoled and a new “2”  takes center stage.

Yes, time for the Ahrma logo to go, the end of an era

The “new” look for 2012

Reason for this operation is to route the new brake cable so back to the workshop and attach to the
forks……. looking good, now fit the wheel……….”What the $%^& #$%^ !!” the bloody tire/tyre is flat again
after sitting there for two weeks holding 20lbs……. this one is really beyond me. Once again change
the valve core and pump it up again……….. and hope !

Stumped by a valve core !!

After another deluge of snow, ebaying selling and shipping, time to get back out there and see if that
tire stayed up ? Assuming it did, then wheel in, cable to fit and then drill the mudguard to fit the Fantic
brace.

Good news it stayed up, but there again it did last time too! No matter, in she goes, cable on after
some fine tuning on the Magura and then change the Fantic steel anchor arm for a polished Yam
one which needs a little modification via hacksaw and file.

Just a little too long, trimming required…… and must have saved 5 grams

Now time for the brace and mudguard, clearly a smidge different in terms of radius from the Fantic
guard but brute force and ignorance prevail and its fitted.

On she goes with all those “new” bolts

Spacers for the wheel, spacers for the forks………

A modified TY brake anchor arm 

Plenty of space and spacers…… do they go up and down ?

That wraps up the front end conversion so now off with the carb and go through the standard
pre-season ritual with the airline. Dump last year’s fuel, a final polishing all round and the first of 4
bikes wil be ready for 2012. Overall a pleasing result (subject to testing) when I consider all the mini
problems and how they were overcome…….. and what else would I be doing on a cold and snowy day
in deepest Dolores ?   So from this lot that arrived just before Christmas, parts, pieces, knowledge
and frustrations have all been acquired to make this…….

In the beginning……..

All done but now the acid test…. will it work ?

Flush with success I’m ready to start work on the Yamaha……..

Time to Rocket off and collect Superglitz

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SUPERGLITZ WHEREFORE ART THOU ?

SUPERGLITZ WHEREFORE ART THOU ?

SUPERGLITZ WHEREFORE ART THOU ?

While I’m still waiting to finish the Enfield my thoughts are already turning to my faithful old friend,
none other than Superglitz .  Superglitz was constructed back in 2005 as a MK II version of the
successful Glitzmobile that I had been campaigning in the Arizona CAT events and was my
introduction to the mysteries of Ahrma competition.

The MK I  Glitzmobile TY250A

Back then, thanks to a very lucrative business, I was living the lifestyle of Riley and finances were no
object. TY Yamahas were my “forte” and I must have built about 30 of them, usually giving them one
trials outing as a shakedown after construction and then selling them on if they were not going into
my stable.

2004, the then Glitz gets sold on ebay at the buy it now price so the MK II goes into production with
various planned improvements over the MK I. In amongst all the TY frames there was one that had
two rear shock points, the second being in the Majesty lay down position. Well as it has the two
options I can always swop back if I don’t like it. Various other bits are sourced from my ever growing
spares room and an undented clean exhaust system is selected and along with kicker and various
other bits goes off for chroming.

Superglitz comes back from the chrome shop with a babyglitz TY175

Early stages of the build on both

Superglitz in the build phase

An engine is selected, rebored and revamped with all the usuals and prepped for use. SM pegs
and seat unit is acquired, a bash plate and new carb and reeds from BJ Racing and the last OEM
front mudguard comes my way at a very cheap price. The slightly shorter Showa rear shocks are
going to be used along with my favorite Renthal bars. Magura levers and Domino throttle along with
all new cables, chain and sprockets and I’m about done, but then the angled shocks require a
Majesty chain guard.  Michelins on this one as a change from IRCs

Superglitz complete

A few more mods were added as time went on and Superglitz distinguished herself wherever she
competed winning many Championships along the way. So as we move into 2012 and the new
phase of competition with ITSA and Mountain West its time to revamp the whole machine with a
“new” look and a whole lot of new goodies.

 SM pegs and a Majesty chainguard  finished the job…… and now ?

Color wise I’m looking at that “retro” Yam look with the old yellow/black, and of course a whole load
of chrome and polished alloy. The goodies for the basic construction are now nearly all at hand and I
will have to see how this ebaying goes in terms of the saleable parts and what that will provide in
terms of performance upgrades. There may be a little “engine” breathing and big bore kit  along with
the exhaust. Rockshocks to replace the Showas and perhaps a Delorto. Not forgetting what is already
in the works with the TY Mono forks, YZ or IT front wheel and perhaps a Beta or Gas Gas front fender,
the “old” Renthals and some new Doherty grips…….. and maybe a whole new load of Xc-ting riding
gear.

Today I must make arrangement to pick her up and then the show can move on. Having spoken with
Ed it looks like Sunday will be the day and a clandestine meeting has been arranged at Salida so I
should have her home and in the shop by 7 pm, providing there is no more of that white stuff !

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GUN CARRIAGES

GUN CARRIAGES


GUN CARRIAGES

Every time I walk in the workshop I see the Enfield up on the heavy lift stand and I’m always reminded
of the Royal Tournament and the Portsmouth v Devonport  RN field gun race. All part of “going ashore”
way back when. An epic battle of two highly trained teams of matelots lugging a field gun and it’s trailer around the arena and having to dismantle it and then rebuild on the other side of obstacles before
finally running over the finish line and eventually firing it.  ……. all sounds rather familiar and similar to
taking a Royal Enfield to a trial!

Here we are at the first obstacle and our team rapidly dismantle the gun, wheels off, which is about
where I am so now its up and over the wall in pieces then rebuild on the other side when all the bits
make it over. Further research shows I might still be able to get the longer spacers from Yamaha and
put them in the Marzocchis to compensate for the smaller springs……. worth a phone call.

When the wheel makes it over the chasm I can fit and adjust with an extra spacer on the axle to make
up for the speedo drive to position the wheel. Once the wheel is central the mudguard can be fitted
and I should be closing in for the kill………… ahhhh, here comes the wheel now !

Today was planned as a skiing day and everything went as clockwork up until 30 mins before
departure when it came on to snow heavily ! While I (already dressed for skiing) went dog walking
madam consults all chanels for said changes in weather. Following up on my run up there on Friday
when it became decidedly unpleasant on the return, plans to swish down the slope have been
deferred to next weekend. Not a problem bearing in mind it is Superbowl later, and I can now see the
results of my ebay offerings. Today it was the old Enfield front end and forks and wheel both sold at
their opening bid. A NEW SM Yamaha fork and fender brace still in its original packaging hit a record
price at the end finishing at $76 !! …… there is also an item I’m after in the next 15 mins so wish me
luck…….. Missed out on that one in the last few seconds but no matter.

Into the workshop and more rumaging for ebay items and perhaps some spacers for those forks.
Amid all the boxes I found one spacer and one of the washers, just one more box to try which is in
the trailer as my travelling nuts & bolts selection. Another washer comes to light but no more
spacers. Try tomorrow from Speed & Sport PA.

Meanwhile the wheel makes it over the chasmn and a Yamaha TY175 rear wheel spacer is cut to
size and fits very nicely. Wheel seems central apart from it’s wobbles so I can now go ahead and drill
the mudguard to fit and then bolt up once I’ve been through ACE to replenish on the metric selections.

1/2 a TY175 rear wheel spacer does the job

Fortunately S & S had the spacers but not the washers so another piece of the jigsaw is found and
I’m one step closer to getting this job finished. Better clean the carb while I’m waiting and get that
Solvol gleaming on the engine. Once these new spacers arrive I can devise something that will give
the correct preload and then finally bolt it all together one last time……..Well of course I could take the
spacers out of the Monos (as they are going nowhere) and finish the job off while the new ones are
in the post. Even the simplest things are sometimes difficult !! A quick trip to ACE and bolts for the fender/mudguard brace are found for both bikes, so its no excuses now.

Back to the drawing board then, take it all off again and fix the preloads. Well not so fast Jose ! The
TY Monos are 36mm and the Fantics are 35mm, now while they both take the same spring the
spacers are different……… you live and learn……. and now, lucky me, I have two more on their way that
won’t fit !! So now find a 1″ alloy pipe or handle and make two. Before you ask the standard TY spacer
would work but NONE are available.

More Enfield parts arrive !

Well I’m getting there but its slow progress but at least I now know what I need to do to complete the
Oilfield’s transformation. Very soon I’ll be transferring my attention to that Superglitz and here I should
be able to convert the front end, exhaust and “that” tank and seat unit into ebay gold to finance some
engine mods and a set of custom rockshocks.

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  • 2/11/2012 5:15 AM Jack Knoops wrote:
    Good source of spacers are old handlebars, (alloy) I have a selectionfrom old bent or too low etc. which have worked well in different forks.
    You wuold just love the Allan Wright Classic Show at Telford.
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FORKING GOOD !

FORKING GOOD !


FORKING GOOD !


With the arrival of the TY Mono fork seals and a free non driving weekend time to explore the mysteries
of these problem forks. Hopefully next week will see the arrival of the Marzocchi seals and wipers and
both sets of Magical springs. Yes, a lot to do but I suppose as you get older youth’s natural impatience
is curbed and a slower more logical engineering time frame comes into play.

I’m torn with the Monos as they seem to have good seals and have clearly never been replaced,
should I dismantle and refit or leave well alone until they eventually fail? The Marzocchis are being
replaced so I’ll crack on with them. For the Monos I need a long extension T bar and a 22mm socket
so not that much of a problem after all. Of course I have plenty of 22mm sockets but I need a longer extension bar. Better get them all cleaned out and working well as I have the parts. The usual acid test
is the drain plug and see what happens when it is removed ? Will it be oil that has become sludge,
will it be water, or will it be nothing at all or a combination of all three ?

Both wheels and brake plates all finished just waiting for forks to fit into. While searching for
something else a TY Mono mudguard stay fell in my hand ? well another workshop first as I didn’t even
know I had one. Also found a NEW unopened SM TY175/250 fender brace and I see these are retailing
at over $70 now !

Where are my forks?



Nearly ready

The “find” of a Mono fork brace/mudguard stay….. who knew ?

The workshop is now clean and tidy once more and waiting on the heavy engineering that should get underway this week if some of the bits arrive. Major hold up is the Marzocchi seals and then the Enfield
front end should be a go.

Marzocchis in for test fitting

The ice cold Marzocchi legs came apart and the seals were removed. Some damage to the top of one
leg but as these forks take double seals it shouldn’t be a problem. Now time to seperate the internals
and give them a good cleaning to remove all the gummy oil mud deposits which really do alter the
function of the units big time. The will it, won’t it ?of the big hex bolts was easy with the aid of a big ring spanner on the allen key and one sharp knock with the heel of the hand and the bolts unscrewed.

All apart no problems

Better than expected

Now time for those Monos, perhaps they will play ball too. I will try the same trick, then move on to
impacts and hammer drills and if necessary go borrow or buy a long extension bar. If I’m going to all
this trouble I may as well start with all clean innards.

Middle of the week and the Magicals springs arrived so now just waiting on those oil seals and
wipers and then I should be in business to get on with the Enfield. Further investigation of the Monos
reveals a full compliment of oil ? well that was a surprize and fairly clean to boot ! The plan changes
again and I will leave well alone on these. For the Fantics I now need a decent set of circlip pliers.
The ones I have been using for years, while doing the job adequately, are not the best tool I have
ever used.

The Magicals arrive

All the Fantic bits arrived today but I’m fully committed for the next couple of days so patience has to
come into play again but at least I can get my frozen fingers working on something in the coming
days.

All the Fantic bits made it across the Atlantic

The seals all went in, the internals were cleaned but were better than most, the new Magicals were
dropped in and spacers loaded, now time for some lightweight oil at 7 and I’ll see how that goes. I
don’t think I have used anything that light but I’ll follow the maker’s specs and adjust from there. Only
major concern I have is that both sets of Magicals are the same size and fit both the Marzocchis and
the TY Monos. Well the springs that came out of the Marzocchis were about 1.5″ longer and not
progressive and the spacers were shorter. Looks like I’ll be making some longer spacers …. better
check some old Yam forks and see what length they are.

Seals, wipers, Magicals and oil fitted, not sure about the spacers but
otherwise forking good !

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  • 2/5/2012 7:51 AM Jim Carey wrote:
    Just subscribed a couple days ago, and the first blog received is about fork upkeep. Awesome timing as I’m jutst about to embark on a fork job on my OSSA MAR. Appreciated the text, and especially the pics. Thanks, Tony!
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    1. 2/5/2012 8:24 AM Tony Down wrote:
      Jim,
      Glad that one was of some help. You might find “How to, Changing Fork oil seals” useful as well with a lot of pics as you go through the steps. It was published in Jan 2008 so you will need to come down to previous years and hit 2008 and then Jan.

      Tony
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    2. 2/5/2012 8:29 AM Tony Down wrote:
      Jim,
      I replied to your comments and hope you will find the extra article useful

      Tony
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      1. 2/6/2012 9:44 AM steve fracy wrote:
        Hi Tony:

        With the Fantic forks, even though stock they come with double seals, the hot setup is only to use one seal per leg…..less friction.
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ITSA FIXED

ITSA FIXED

ITSA FIXED

As promised our NEW chapter of the ITSA movement is up and running and we have achieved our
first objective of coming up with some firm dates for our premier season of 2012.  The No1 task was
to find 5 x 2 Day Trials that we could run in our area voided by Ahrma, namely UT, CO, and NM. Of
course there are tons of venues but overuse can soon ruin excellent trials land and owner’s
hospitality. At the proposed end of season “wash-up” members will be invited to suggest where
they would like to ride in coming years and if they so wish can step up as potential organizers and
Trialsmasters.

I’ll just toss a couple of venues in that are excellent in all respects and please feel free to email me
with your own favorite sites and we can then offer them up as a “list” for future consideration. Mine
are as follows;

Holbrook AZ

Private land on I40, prime trials land, mainly rocks, large flat parking area, RV friendly, good cheap
lodging and restaurants in Holbrook. Used in the past as a combined 2 Day site for Central Arizona
Trials (CAT) and NMTA. Limitless sections of all levels up to National

Rocks and sand at Holbrook

Fantastic sections everywhere you look at Holbrook

Alto Pit, Prescott AZ

USFS dedicated motorcycle off-road area. Set up in a pine forest with RV/Camping sites picnic tables, chemical toilets, etc. Virtually limitless trials sections, mainly rocks in the pine trees, some good
climbs through the trees, rideable washes with roots and rocks, great route/loop riding. Up to
National standard.

Delightful setting riding the rocks in a pine forest 

Ideal summer riding in the cool of the pines at 6000′

Tucker Ranch, Cotopaxi CO

Gorgeous trials land and loop riding, privately owned by the Tucker family. Hill top parking at around
8000′, interesting drive in !!  Sections of all ability levels, and many more yet to be found. A little
overused this year but a must for 2013.

Dedicated trials land by Cliff Tucker

2012 SCHEDULE

So here is the schedule we are planning with confirmed dates at this stage for your diary:

Rounds 1/2       Bull Hollow  UT   about 5 miles south of Monticello                    June 9/10

Rounds 3/4       Turkey Rock CO   just north of Howard                                          July  28/29

Rounds 5/6       Dolores CO        in and around the town                                        Aug  11/12

Rounds 7/8       Casper WY         Mosteller Ranch combined Ahrma/ITSA          Sep   1/2

Rounds 9/10     Roswell NM       Haystack ORV                                                        Oct   20/21

Now as they say its up yo YOU. The events are being laid on for YOU, please turn up and have some
real trials fun and get the word out to all and sundry. So don’t forget, join ITSA at  www.twinshock.org
and email John Holbrook (Mtn West Sec) at    hazeljohnalamo@msn.com  with your details and he
will email a download for joining Mtn West Trials for a princely $15.00 so that we can buy some tapes
to mark the sections !!

The original article on Trials Central, “Ahrma Observed Section Ends”, has now had over 3600 views
and had 71 comments……. lets hope the interest is reflected in the entries at our events.

TONY DOWN

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  • 2/1/2012 1:09 PM Glenn Swanson wrote:
    Congrats Tony , Looks like you’ve got some great venues .
    Have fun and keep your feet up …
    ITSA rocks !!!
    Glenn
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  • 2/16/2012 9:02 AM Hank Jones wrote:
    I’m in.
    The two-day event format sealed the deal as Montana is a drive and a half.
    I’m prepping my Honda looking forward to a summer challenge.
    A good thing for a retired Aviator.
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    1. 2/17/2012 8:19 AM John Holbrook wrote:
      Glad to have on board, we are looking forward to a great first year.
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