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Competition / Re: Use of leaded fuel
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:04:53 AM »
I was told by a Shell rep not to use what at that time was called Shell Optimax.  I think it is 98 or 99 RON.  Shell themselves said it is not compatible with two stroke oils because it was designed for fuel injected cars.  I always use the 95 Ron fuels in my Maico.

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Bike Talk / Re: xr eligibility
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:30:53 AM »
Eligible for what etc.  As far as the MoMS goes they are all Pre 90 bikes.

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General Discussion / Re: Australia's First Supercross
« on: April 02, 2018, 01:13:51 PM »
This is an interesting question.

Was the Parramatta one a Supercross or a MX under lights.

From a Queensland point of view we have always considered the meeting Blair Sheppard run at Archerfield in 1979 to be the first Supercross.

Blair brought Mike Bell and Rex Staten out from the US also.

It wasn't called a Supercross, it was called Superbowl of Motocross which is the name Mike Goodwin called the first Supercross in 1972.

I even raced at the Archerfield meeting.

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Tech Talk / Re: Improvements to lathe
« on: March 28, 2018, 11:09:27 PM »
Just buy some digitial readouts for your lathe.  I think they are about $400.00.  You can also set the readout to read diameter also.  Just like a CNC lathe.

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eBay Finds / Re: YZ 465 H
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:29:03 PM »
Wow is that the going price for a pogo stick now?

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Maico / Re: 1974 maico
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:07:55 PM »
Sliver but what number the is I don't know.

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Competition / Re: Not VMX- Anaheim SX
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:30:17 PM »
The AMA don't give the penalties it is a World Champs so the FIM referee does.  My guess is they probably had a word to him.  Just because you don't see or hear about a penalty doesn't mean it was ignored.  Really you can't expect the riders to treat any rider differently.  If a footballer goes into a game carrying an injury the opposition will target that player.

I think also Webb's actions will be noted by fans.  Respect is something that is earned.

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Introductions / Re: USD forks and rear disc brake
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:55:09 PM »
Do these items give you an unfair advantage or is it just looks, I was going to put a alloy swingarm  on the TT500 is that forbidden as well, first thing I noticed riding a Suzuki 500 2 stroke was a terrible lack of engine braking, very scary on the first corner cheers

If you are using engine braking to slow you down you are risking head shake.  Big 2 strokes have got engine braking just not as much as a 4 stroke trail bike.  The modern 4 stroke MX bikes haven't got a lot of engine braking too.

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Introductions / Re: USD forks and rear disc brake
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:51:11 PM »
Where is the problem?  84 model WP USD forks are legal for pre 85 VMX

https://forum.ozvmx.com/index.php?topic=41488.msg395415#msg395415

I dont know about rear disc but if the 84 model  KTM came factory fitted with rear disc then i would naturally think its legal in pre 85. Check MOMS to be sure.

The 84 model KTMs had TLS drum brakes front and rear standard.  The funny thing is the 83 model had a front disc brake.  To my knowledge the first rear disc brake was the Kawasakis in 1986.

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I got a copy yesterday at a newsagent.

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General Discussion / Re: sand / soda blaster
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:34:07 PM »
Does anyone hire them, it might be more cost effective to hire.  Also how long does a bag of blast sand last?

I want to sandblast and paint the start gates that belong to the Qld MX Subcommittee.

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General Discussion / Re: sand / soda blaster
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:32:01 PM »
Does anyone hire them, it might be more cost effective to hire.  Also how long does a bag of blast sand last?

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Competition / Re: CD14 2018
« on: November 09, 2017, 02:13:54 PM »
Rocket Rex Staten and Mike "Too Tall" Bell. My first introduction to Supercross at the Brisbane Ekka.

If you are refering to the first Supercross in Australia in 79, it was at Archerfield Speedway and promoted by Blair Sheppard.

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