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Tech Talk / Re: KX500 muffler
« on: August 24, 2020, 09:24:25 AM »
Looks like it is from a YZ250 - possibly after 2008 due to the extra length that was put on those models to bring it in line with the US range.

Tech Talk / Re: YZ/IT Handlebar holder dot
« on: May 23, 2020, 03:30:36 PM »
I'd imagine an '83 TT600 is the same as the YZ/IT.

If so, my manual says the dot goes to the front of the bike, tightening the front bolts first, then the rear ones to a torque of 23Nm.

Honda / Re: 82 xr500 front forks spongy
« on: March 16, 2020, 08:48:24 PM »
The official Honda manual for my '82 XR200R says to run 30kPa (4.3 PSI) of air in each fork. From memory, the XR500 ran something similar.

Make sure the seals are in good condition though, or you will just be wasting your time with trying air as a preloader.

Tech Talk / Re: Ohlins nitrogen needle, buy from pharmacy?
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:46:13 AM »
Yes it should. Another option is to visit a vet clinic.
Take the old one along for comparison as it is a fairly narrow needle.

Vinduro / Re: VERi Yarram Vinduro - 1 July 2018
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:29:51 PM »
Hoping to make it to this one :)

Is the sign-on/start point at the MX track grounds, or elsewhere?

Are there entry forms available online that we can 'pre-fill' to save time and congestion on the day?

Is my 'other half' allow to bring her dog along (on a leash of course)?


Vinduro / Re: Hopetoun GP cancelled?
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:17:02 PM »
Thanks for the update - very sad to hear though.

I was hoping that the later date might have been enough to encourage more entries.

The dunes being fenced off would be a huge blow too - that section was a highlight of the event, and very entertaining!

Guess I'd better cancel my booking at the campground...

Vinduro / Hopetoun GP cancelled?
« on: August 04, 2017, 08:41:07 PM »
Just checked on the Veri website, and was surprised to see a note about the Hopetoun GP being cancelled this year.

Very disappointed - this event is great fun, and I was looking forward to blasting around in the sand again.

Does anyone know what's happened to cause the cancellation, and will it return next year?

Tech Talk / Re: Open pipe on a 4 stroke ?
« on: April 01, 2017, 04:33:47 PM »
An old method was to paint the pipe and were the paint stopped burning was close to tuned length.

I was told by a pretty competent tuner back in the 80's that it was 'look for the heat ring', then 'cut 1 inch beyond that' for the perfect tuned length. Stainless pipes worked well, as the was a very obvious blue/yellow ring where the exhaust gases collected.

Vinduro / Castella Vinduro - still happening?
« on: October 18, 2016, 01:06:59 PM »
Just wondering if anyone knows whether the Castella Vinduro is still going ahead. Haven't seen any reference to it lately...

Tech Talk / Re: Repairing Yamaha TT 600 Dual carb manifolds
« on: June 14, 2016, 09:01:14 PM »
You would probably be better off replacing them with some OEM or aftermarket ones off ebay. No need to worry about potential leaks that way.
I replaced mine a few years back and have not had any issues since.

Yamaha / Re: YZ250W WR
« on: June 02, 2016, 09:15:31 PM »
Sorry Nathan, Tim has grabbed it.

Yamaha / Re: YZ250W WR
« on: May 30, 2016, 02:52:40 PM »
I have a good used one from a '93 WR250ZE that may fit - pics below.
$30 + postage (I'm in Vic). PM me if you're interested.

General Discussion / Re: new oring chain
« on: April 04, 2016, 03:27:01 PM »
It is strongly advised to use the O-rings, but if you are trying to squeeze it all together by hand then you might find it challenging.

I assemble all the bits on the chain without the clip, then use a set of multi-grip pliers over the link at each end (beside the pins) to squash it all together so that the clip will fit. The outer link plate does sort of taper-fit onto the pins, and ends up holding itself in place so that you can fit the clip. Don't be too hard on the pressure or it will be over tight compared to the rest of the chain.

Tech Talk / Re: Whitepower shock exploded diagram?
« on: September 17, 2015, 09:21:45 AM »
I wouldn't mind a copy of the exploded diagram / parts list too (if I may), as I have an early WP shock that will probably need some work done on it soon.  :D

Vinduro / Re: 2015 Harrow Vinduro, July 25-26.
« on: August 02, 2015, 10:35:50 PM »
Thanks for the footage - I had to miss Harrow this year, but the video was almost like being there  :)
You were lucky at the 21:30 point - that bit of fence was badly placed!

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