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  1. I just decided to put my TY175 up for sale if you're interested. Cosmetically, it is a solid 9 (yes, it's in that good of shape). I even have the original tool kit and completed documentation. It also has the original and working headlight and taillight, seat, tank, etc., all in exceptional condition. Send me an email if you're interested...armoredveh@aol.com Regards, Bill
  2. I just decided to put my TY175 up for sale if you're interested. Cosmetically, it is a solid 9 (yes, it's in that good of shape). I even have the original tool kit and completed documentation. It also has the original and working headlight and taillight, seat, tank, etc., all in exceptional condition. Send me an email if you're interested...armoredveh@aol.com Regards, Bill
  3. Thanks Treehopper. I did see that but was looking for some newer and more detailed info, like parts availability, etc. Regards, Bill Shaw
  4. I've recently come across a TY175 for $1500 that appears to be in remarkably good shape (based on the pics...owner says it's a 9/10). It even has the original lights, original paint and body work with no dings, dents, etc. I'm going to look at this weekend, but before I do, I was wondering if there are any inherently problems with this particular model that I should be aware of? If it makes any difference, I weigh about 215 lbs and am new to trials riding (but want to eventually compete in the vintage class). TIA and all responses are welcome. Regards, Bill Shaw
  5. Although my heart and memory leans towards the Japanese bikes (my motorcycle awareness came to being in the mid-70s), clearly the consensus of opinion is to get a European bike because of parts availability and/or if I'm going to compete in the future (what a great freekin' site this is...thank you all for your responses). Now comes the hardest part -- waiting. I've Bookmarked the MATV web page that has a classified section and will keep my eyes peeled. It appears that the Bultaco, Montesa and Ossa are the favorites. Has anyone purchased a bike during Daytona Bike Week at the Deland auction? I go every year and will anxiously await to see what they roll up onto the auction block providing I haven't found something by then. Regards, Bill Shaw
  6. I'll patiently wait for something to surface locally or on Ebay then. BTW, I do weigh about 220lbs so I think a 125 is probably out of the question. Great info on the TL250 BTW -- I'll keep my search more focused for a TY250 then. I do find it interesting that the Kawasaki and Suzuki bikes are not very well represented. I guess they weren't as competitive or they were made in significantly smaller numbers. Just an observation. Thanks again for all the responses. And don't forget to forward any leads on used bike in the Mid-Atlantic region. TIA, Bill Shaw
  7. And yet another question: Where is the best place to shop for used/vintage bikes? Living in the Mid-Atlantic region, I'm not averse to traveling to NY or NC or even TN -- but there aren't too many avenues.
  8. Thanks to all...now my next question: Since the consensus of opinion is to go with a vintage bike, is one better than the other respect to the engine, handling, and finding replacement parts? Should I steer towards looking at the Japanese bikes (TY, TL, KT, etc) or a European/Spanish bike? I found a TL250 that's only been ridden one hour since new, but he's asking $2750. Seems sort of high especially since I'd have to replace the tires, chain and rebuild the carb. But I'll defer to experts here... TIA, Bill Shaw
  9. OK, here's the scoop. I'm 49 years old and got the trials bug. If I compete (I live in the WDC area) I'll ride in the vintage class. But for now, I just want to learn and I have no idea which bike will help me the most; i.e., the bike I "might" compete on or a late model T bike. Given the following info, what do you guys think? TIA, Bill Shaw