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VMX Sidecars / Re: Cheap chair?
« on: August 14, 2016, 07:45:01 PM »
BMCC club day next Sunday with camping Sat night at the track That's Sat the 20th & Sun 21st
Check the club FB page

VMX Sidecars / Re: Cheap chair?
« on: August 02, 2016, 07:58:02 PM »
BMCC club day coming up at Harrisville. Come up and intro yourself, we'll find you an outfit to try'

VMX Sidecars / Re: 2016 Nationals
« on: May 31, 2016, 07:26:09 PM »
pity we didn't get 10 or more or even one from out-of-state.

Spaniards (Bultaco, Ossa, Montesa etc) / Re: Aussie Ossa dealer
« on: May 28, 2016, 05:13:11 PM »
even with a new front cable it still wont stop BvB

VMX Sidecars / Re: 2016 Nationals
« on: May 26, 2016, 07:32:55 PM »
Promised entries for Classic Nats should go something like this.
pre75 sidecars:

No.25   Ron Chadwick / Mason Fletcher                         Wasp RT2 XS650
No.T77 Tony Garry / Darren Smart                               Wasp RT15 XS650       
No.96   Peter Waring-Jones/Emma Waring- Jones          Yamaha XS650 homebuilt
No.142 David Mattock / Vaughn Fletcher                       Wasp RT15 XS880 
No.238 Nick Higgs / Jack Rees                                      Wasp RT2 Norton 850
No.270 Matt Maloney / Andy Lucas                                Wasp RT2 XS998


eBay Finds / Re: HDMX
« on: May 23, 2016, 07:07:37 PM »
Harley riders are used to paying over the mark for their stuff, might want to add some ape-hangers to seal the deal though.

VMX Sidecars / Re: Cheap chair?
« on: May 23, 2016, 06:39:56 PM »
We were over at Harrisville having an inter-club challenge that QVMX was invited to but they decided to do the practise thing instead.
We had 5 sidecars out as a few guys had to work and one has a hurt back and so on, saving themselves up for the titles in June.
You don't want anything too heavy though plenty of Honda 4s and GSXs & Kwaka9s have done the deal before. Twins produce the best power for the job.

VMX Sidecars / Re: Cheap chair?
« on: May 22, 2016, 08:37:32 PM »
If anything is abused, it will break.
I raced today on a TT600 and we had no shift issues, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
A big twin or 4 is pretty tough. We are running GR650 motors up here, GSX gearbox stuff inside, so pretty strong. Find one of them.

VMX Sidecars / Re: Cheap chair?
« on: May 09, 2016, 08:11:48 PM »
Sounds like you're well on the road mate, so welcome aboard. :)
We have a facebook page over at "Queensland sidecarcross"
You'd be most welcome to come up and race with us as we're more worried about how big the smiles are than if you're running MA prescribed tyre pressures ;)
Rider no.7 on an EML pre85 with GR650 motor is the man to talk to about fab work. I even think he has a built up sidecar waiting in his shed. He also fabs the Earles type forks.
We have an interclub event on the 22nd at Harrisville, just out of Ipswich on the Boonah road. Come up and intro yourself, you will be most welcome, and talk to us there, look at some racing and take some pics of stuff we race.

VMX Sidecars / Re: Cheap chair?
« on: May 08, 2016, 07:49:49 PM »
James, Wally Wasp is being a bit nit-picky there with his post.
The 3 major classes we run are pre68, pre75 & pre85.
Mostly early sidecars for motocross are based on the Wasp chassis from England, if genuine they have a chassis number stamped on the steering head i.e RT2 RT15 etc...
In pre68 class the regs say it can be an RT2 or must be based on a road frame with a sidecar attached.....the sidecar must fit into the regs or 'moms' in the rule book, read up on them before firing up the hotsaw and welder.
pre75 is usually all Wasps or home-builts based very closely on them, because they work, but there is a rub....many '76 model Wasps (RT15s) are closer to the old model and so far from even a 78 or 79 model EML that they are outclassed and so really belong in the earlier catagory. As many run Norton, Triump or XS Yamaha engines that fit better into the older class too.
Your '85 Kawa is just out of the pre85 class but could be considered a "carry over" model if that engine was built the same before '85 and has no changes like flat slide carbs.
You then end up in the pre90 class and up against the lightweights like CR500, KX500, Maico 490, KTM 520 etc...power to weight will beat you.
Look, it all depends on your fun factor requirements, if you just want to have a ball, go at it, just bare in mind that if you want to run a National title of even a State champs, you might find yourself chucked in with the fast guys on quick outfits.
It would be a good idea to put your boy on another sidecar sometime so he can get a better idea of what is really required....we have had too many guys buy a sidecar that they can't learn to ride because niether driver nor passenger have a clue what's going on :)   

Tech Talk / Re: 90* Airfilterbend
« on: May 08, 2016, 07:24:36 PM »
we use a lot of bends when doing trbo and inter-cooler work, available from ebay, hot rod shops, and some trucking suppliers, in lots of colours too, red, blue, yellow, green etc....

VMX Sidecars / Re: Sidecars at Brisbane MCC
« on: May 01, 2016, 12:09:32 PM »
Anyways, we would love to see some pre75 and pre68 sidecars at Harrisville in June for the National Classic motocross championships.
I live 20mins from the track and any sidecar teams would be most welcome to hold up here if it means saving some dollars on hotels or camp fees.
This is the most vintage friendly circuit but still competitive enough to be a challenge to sidecar teams but with enough space to get by if you have the speed. Suspension is not a big deal a the jumps are very friendly and getting drive out the corners will be where you need good shocks.
Tyre wear isn't a big deal either so all round a great track, great club and big prize money....ooops, run off at the mouth there...ummm, nice trophies.

Tech Talk / Re: Tyre fitting
« on: May 01, 2016, 12:02:30 PM »
Hansi Bachtold was 4 times world sidecarcross champion back in the 80s and he did all of his own tyre changes. And he used a new tyre every time he went out, even for practise....why practise with bad traction??
He spent a lot of time inspecting rims, spokes and fittings for rough or sharp edges.
He always used heaps of talc and checked everything when we stripped it to see any imperfections.
WHY?? Because flats cause missed points and missed points looses GPs and lost GPs means lost World titles.

Spaniards (Bultaco, Ossa, Montesa etc) / Re: OSSA
« on: April 26, 2016, 09:18:22 PM »
is it the same as pioneer?
I think I have one of those.

For Sale / Re: Need to thin the herd some.
« on: April 26, 2016, 09:13:50 PM »
Hey , I might like slow  ;D

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