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General Discussion / Re: Courts suppressing names.
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:50:26 PM »
I know where your coming from  and hopefully soon they will be swing from a rope and not one attached to a church bell.

 The reason behind the suppression order is to ensure  public comment  does not interfere and possibly taint a current investigation/court case that could see a guilty man go free by claiming they did not receive an unbiased trial.. No one wants to see that.

Exactly. He has further matters pending and should be given the presumption.

Wanted / Re: fox air shocks
« on: December 14, 2018, 03:37:07 PM »
US eBay usually has a set or two. That's where mine came from.

Tech Talk / Re: Wiring loom re-wrapping?
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:41:35 AM »
Sheathing, shrink tubing and silicon tape. You need to sheath and shrink tube before terminating.

General Discussion / Re: Buying off this forum
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:50:55 PM »
i like sellers where they list in the add 2 columns like below for example (Nathan S Does this)

What's good
- bottom end
- piston and bore

Whats needs doing
- paint
- Cracked sprocket cover

then with this in mind, you can ask the questions you need to know that are important before you commit, lessens the chance of disappointment

Exackerly. I politely ask "what are the bikes faults" and if it is expensive "can I check the bore and big end?"

GMC , to be fair on Ma , nobody is forcing anyone to participate in a MA event . If you want to pay $500 for a license and $100 + to ride each time , it is up to you . You can buy a PE ,Xr or DR with with classic registration ($90 PA )and have lots of hassle free fun in the bush , farmers properties or state forests together with the mates of your choice .
Where do you get $500 from old son? The MA license is nowhere near that. 500 will get you a license and the entry fee for 3 meetings.

Tech Talk / Re: Sparkplug technical information.
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:45:47 PM »
My question, for the same given length of porcelain, is it a hotter plug if more is protruding into the combustion-chamber (exposed to more flame)' or a colder plug (exposed to cooling mixture before ignition).

Well my 2c opinion is  8's is 8's and 9's is 9's regardless of construction. Protruding or not if its been labeled an 8 by ngk then that's what it is. :-)

If you look at a plug heat range conversion chart it will for example, tell you an ngk 8 is a denso 24. No mention of any other factors.

You might choose a different construction tho because of considerations other than heat range.
We ran surface gap plugs in rotaries; around an 11 in NGK and had to use a 6 or 7 to warm up or they would foul.

Honda / Re: XL 100
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:27:09 PM »
G'day people. Just wondering are engine parts hard to source. I picked up a {I thought complete} K2 100. That's what is marked on the carby to air box rubber boot. I have the 100 motor in a box with engine internals missing, and a 125 motor instead in the frame. Again are parts hard to come by ?

                                                                Cheers, Mark.

Engine parts, genuine and aftermarket, are all easy to source and readily available. Only thing I have found hard to get are new, genuine valve springs.

Tech Talk / Re: Wheel Identification
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:12:51 PM »

Can anyone shed some light on this logo?

I'm trying to identify a wheel that was mounted to a doner bike I acquired.

This logo appears on the brake drum, along with the numbers 764

It appears on the hub, along with the numbers 773

And it appears on the brake plate along with the numbers 765

The rim is Gold and is stamped Takasago J 17 x 2.15 DOT 171 Japan 982

I just want to know so I can advertise the wheel for sale, with some confidence that I know what it came off!

If it's of any use to anyone, please feel free to PM me.

It's Honda I'd say by the foundry mark and quite likely from an XR500. A decent photo would be a help.

i was an average C grader in my prime, then i tappered right off. I enjoy riding old bikes against other old blokes. I do not enjoy riding against young blokes on stupid modern tracks. I believe the rider should be older than the bike.

This. Racing kids old enough to be my grandson who neither own or prepare the bike in era racing.

For Sale / Re: What is it, whats it worth?
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:20:20 PM »
no, its off a Yam R5 350 twin. What do you want for it? Case is poor but better than the one on my bike.

R5 @120 K's? It's gotta be from a tiddler.

Tech Talk / Re: Wheel Identification
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:17:24 PM »
It's often on older Honda castings.

KTM / Re: Marzocchi assembly
« on: October 24, 2018, 07:20:05 PM »
Seals of the right ID and OD can come in different heights.. you may have a 10 when you need an 8..

General Discussion / Re: Gas BBQ conversion to natural gas
« on: October 24, 2018, 12:15:26 AM »
I did similar a couple of years ago for the son-in-law's BBQ (LPG to natural gas). The BBQ shops will not sell you the jet sizes unless you're a licenced gas fitter but if you do some homework to come up with the conversion tables to calculate the BTU's generated between the two gas sources you can work out the jet size required.
In our case I drilled the existing jets out to 1.85mm with a standard jobber drill and it worked great, from memory the jet size for the LPG could have been similar to yours. If it's a multiple burner BBQ, modify one jet and try it. If it burns a clean blue flame then you know you've got the gas:air ratio correct.

1.35 mm, #54 or #55 number drill.

General Discussion / Re: Gas BBQ conversion to natural gas
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:59:00 PM »
Double the orifice area for natural through the LPG reg I think is the start point.

General Discussion / Re: firko is in intensive care anyone know how he is
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:43:54 PM »
Really? He sent me a photo and some info on a TS250 Suzuki about 10 minutes ago.

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