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Yamaha / Re: 1978 YZ80E Rebuild
« on: June 19, 2018, 05:57:21 PM »
Love your work Alex, I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

General Discussion / Re: Facebook or Ozvmx Forum?
« on: June 19, 2018, 05:49:13 PM »
Yep forum for me...

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Re: New (old) Project
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:28:58 PM »
I run R40 for all of it. I change the oils after every race meeting.
It's the only oil I have found that will stand the heat. (not wishing to start another oil debate !)

is that castrol castor oil ?
i used it in my weslake 500 speedway. it can "pit" engine internals if sitting for time.

All the castor oils are hydroscopic, R30 (The 2 stroke oil) is quite bad for it.

Introductions / Re: New Member - Box (Gary)
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:22:02 PM »
Hey Box.

Husqvarna / Re: 360 Auto Big End
« on: June 09, 2018, 08:54:34 AM »
Don't go second hand route, if you've got to split it, do it proper....even if it takes a little longer.

Tech Talk / Re: Front end conversion RM125A
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:14:59 PM »
Different steering stops.

Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:20:34 AM »
When you did the carb swap from the 76, Did you bring across the slide/needle as well or just the carb body and used the 74 slide/needle?

For Sale / Re: 4681 Springs
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:15:31 PM »
Thanks Walter, Do you have them in 220mm in that range?

For Sale / Re: 4681 Springs
« on: May 22, 2018, 05:47:55 PM »
Whats the best way to determine your current spring rate? Somewhere between 7.8 to 9.7 kg/mm.

Tech Talk / Re: Fork leg re-chroming
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:18:45 PM »
Not worth fixing........I'll take it off your hands, save you the heart ache.
Seriously, they have an interesting fork set up, there is a damper rod thats attached to the fork cap that slides up into a bush in the fork leg, hard to explian you'll know when you see it. If you decide to not go ahead, I'd like first refusal, got a 406 that needs a little brother.

Tech Talk / Re: Fork leg re-chroming
« on: May 21, 2018, 05:36:50 PM »
Are you getting the damper rod done as well ?

Tech Talk / Re: Changing triple clamps
« on: April 26, 2018, 06:31:22 PM »
I've got a set of 42mm TT 250 clamps at the moment, but now I'm wondering if it's even possible to use tapered bearings. I'm wondering if the recess in the headstem that seats the cup for the ball bearings in there now will allow for a tapered bearing set up.
I'm not sure there will be enough depth in the recess to allow the tapered bearings to seat right down into the headstem.

Tech Talk / Changing triple clamps
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:09:14 PM »
XT 250 2 valve,
Looking at doing a fork swap for something 42/43mm Yamaha. Trouble is the standard steering head bearings are the bicycle type (loose ball bearings), anything 42/43mm has tapered bearings.
Question is does anyone have experience with a swap of this description ? What triple clamps did you use?

Tech Talk / Re: Sealing a leaking fibreglass tank. Not VMX
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:02:11 AM »
Plenty of internal tank liners out there....Kreem is a brand that comes to mind.

Suzuki / Re: HEEELLLLPPPP TS250X 1984 jet 6fjv54
« on: April 04, 2018, 06:16:03 PM »
Tried any wreckers?
You could also try Show and Go.

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