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KTM / Re: Shock length for a 72/73 KTM/Penton 125
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:57:53 PM »
Restoration with the occasional dirt track. What do you recommend Walter.

KTM / Shock length for a 72/73 KTM/Penton 125
« on: November 11, 2018, 04:19:47 PM »
Eye to eye measurement if anyone has one or knows.

General Discussion / Re: Broadford Bike Bonanza 2018
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:57:46 AM »
I feel 2 things need to occur for VMX to be successful at the Bonanza.
1. Need to have someone step up onto the organising committee; so that the track can be modified in some way to suit the older bikes and 2. also this person needs to coordinate a theme.
 Rick Wason does it with the Speedway/Dirt track. We had the 2017 Romsey  longtrack Reunion and this year the Neil Street Tribute/SR4 Jawa conversion which revolutionised speedway to the 4 valve motors. Also linked to the Road Race theme with 11 Vincent Sidecars for track and display. Each year brings new people to the event, most like it so much they return. 2019 theme is already set as Speedway and track sidecars through the eras. Already there is much fb chatter with sidecars coming out of mothballs to be recommissioned for the event. This then becomes part of the Speedway Spectacular at 4.00pm.The weekend becomes a celebration of some major event in Speedway/Dirt track history.

VMX has lots of history and could have themes such as Big British Bangers, The LTR revolution, The Japanese Invasion, European uniqueness. have a parade of these bikes at Luchtime and maybe an Exhibition ride round by past Champions, akin to what Classic Dirt does. Would be good to see the likes of  a Flood, Adams, Pengelly, Cramer, Dinsdale etc

When I go I just see a couple of bikes circulating. I do the swap meet, wander the camp grounds to see the bikes and then head to the Road Race section. Finding a snugger camp spot would be good so seeing all the bikes without walking miles may also assist

General Discussion / Re: Broadford Bike Bonanza 2018
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:08:07 PM »
Won’t modern MX bikes be contrary to the theme, that the Bonanza is for the older bikes?

Tech Talk / Re: Where to get Rotax 504 engine parts
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:40:16 AM »
Do you have a contact Butcher.

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Re: New (old) Project
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:51:28 PM »
Hi Grouty, what type of ignition are you running?

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Re: New (old) Project
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:25:37 PM »
Going to be a beaut Grouty. I’m starting on a replica of the BSA speedway bike, Nigel Boocock tested. Have a CCM motor that a mate used in our Junior MX sidecars back in the day. 500cc or under. He won many Victorian State titles on it and placed in the Aus titles. The gearbox always blew so he carved it off and put 4 studs to run an A10 gearbox. So the motor is very close to how the speedway motor looked. Going to put it in a jawa frame until I can get my hands on a Rod North frame.

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Re: New (old) Project
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:26:41 PM »
Looks like a 1973 CCM frame to me Grouty!

Honda / Re: Clutch plates sticking
« on: January 24, 2017, 08:27:26 AM »
Thanks guys, haven't come across the problem before on my maicos, but the son is keen to have a ride on the Elsinore so we will take it out for a little spin.

Honda / Clutch plates sticking
« on: January 23, 2017, 10:32:58 PM »
Left cr125 for a while and clutch plates are sticking. Any way to get working other than pull apart?

General Discussion / Re: SNAKE TALES (TAILS?)
« on: November 24, 2016, 05:57:28 PM »
Story goes that Dean Taylor of SA on his tz700 yam speedway sidecar and Clarry Jones of Vic had a fierce rivallry (as most sidecar boys do). At Bendigo Showgrounds one night Dean got Clarry to dive into his tool box and was met by a pet snake. Clarry retaliated a few weeks later by swallowing his gold fish at a party. Apparently one re emerged later still flapping. Didn't witnessed this one but I did of a few of Clarry's other jokes.

General Discussion / Re: OzVMX to close
« on: September 03, 2016, 11:18:07 AM »
Thanks Graeme for your huge efforts and ditto the Firko comment.

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Ignition system for a 75 CCM
« on: August 16, 2016, 08:19:36 PM »
Need to fit an ignition system to a CCM 75 bottom end with the flat "ribbed" left hand side side cover. Early models with the twin big circles had room to put something like a HPI system on the shaft but this can't be done unless resplitting the motor, longer journal and new side over purchased. Have a magic box but also looking at alternatives as you just don't know when the magic box runs out of oomph. Thoughts?

Competition / Re: Australian Classic Motocross Championships 2016
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:34:56 PM »
Missed catching up with you Big K. Caught up with heaps of Mexicans and enjoyed helping an old mate, John Selva. Glad you enjoyed the weekend and got out before the big rains. If you need a crash pad in August give me a holler.

eBay Finds / Re: HDMX
« on: May 22, 2016, 01:15:37 PM »
Have spent time with him in his shed, company is Qld Muscle cars, his top end stuff is really nice, suppose buyer has to work out if that is the price they want to pay. Was good to deal with.

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