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Tech Talk / Re: Leaking carbs
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:42:42 PM »
I have an oem parts book for 1986 CR250 if needed i can scan Walter if you need it

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Suzuki / Re: RM400 creeping clutch
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:27:14 PM »
sounds like grooved baskets.....not allowing the plates to fully release.

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eBay Finds / Re: F#*K
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:00:34 AM »
yes they are a good looking bike Zane.

is it just me or do the bars seem too high?

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For Sale / Re: xt 500's Demand
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:05:39 PM »
anyone know how long the "XT Musters" been going?, :P
ps dont see any husky musters lately ;)

run out of thread on their Bobbins

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eBay Finds / Re: helical clutch push kits.
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:13:24 PM »
get in touch with John Tate in QLD i think he was making bolt up units for Early Yamy engines.

someone here will know Ian Cameron maybe?

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Yamaha / Re: Yamaha DT1, I have found a whole new interest & respect
« on: December 30, 2018, 09:23:16 PM »
get in touch with Firko (Mark Firkin) on Facebook

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General Discussion / Re: latest projects
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:29:10 PM »
Macgyver has nothing on you Zane

yep love your work....very satisfying when you make things. love the trigger off the handle using a Schneider Industrial pushbutton  8).

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Wanted / Re: Yamaha 1977 MX D 125
« on: December 26, 2018, 11:02:50 AM »
i had a mate (Vic A Grade Mx Rider) that raced his dad's IT175 D in Sea Lake desert race in early 80's he said it had heaps of top end and suited this type of event, he chose that over his mX bike at the time due to the top end and fuel range.

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What Year is Mk11, is that the last one ?

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General Discussion / Re: Pressing out swing arm axle
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:54:36 PM »
be careful Zane, i would be wearing a face shield and safety glasses just in case that shattered. shrapnel  would make a mess.

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General Discussion / Re: Lost and found
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:21:40 PM »
i'm 55 i wake up some mornings and think the following

- I'm married with 2 kids
- run my own business

How did this happen????

raced bikes hard till i was 30 and then had an epiphany and realised i was driving an old beat up car no money in bank, living week to week in a rented house and blowing all my money on my 5 bikes (i had 6 in garage at one time), snow skiing and live music gigs and piss.

sold a few bikes, stopped racing (this hurt) bought a house and knuckled down for a few years. fast forward to 2003 nearly 10 years and the VMX thing was well under way. thought i might drag my old 1986 CR250RG out for a blatt for a round at barrabool Victoria (my fav track) so i talked Mrs Hoony into going with me, then they cancelled that venue and replaced it with Ravenswood ( another great track) so went with low expectations and ended up  with a few holeshots  and held first for 2 corners in 1 or 2 races and ended up with 2nd overall on the day to a guy 10 years younger and much faster that me.

Yes i got hooked again......

so did a another season then talked a few old mates back into it, restored another old bike that i had (identical 1986 CR250RG) for a mate to ride on for 2 seasons and away we went again, got the idea i should buy a CR500 so i got one and restored it ( never raced a big bore back in the day) got more hooked. did about 5 seasons to about 2009 then wound down again and picked my rides.

getting itching again, no shed to work on bikes yet may next year i will have, they are in storage and the daddy long legs need a home.

would do it all again in a flash if i could build a time machine.

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Tech Talk / Re: Crank Rebuilders
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:40:07 PM »
Thanks for the reply Hoony

Western Queensland

Make sure you use someone who has done this before with correct tooling, i learnt this lesson the hard way and my 85' CR500
tins let loose blowing a big chuck out of crankcases. crank, head, cylinder and cases all replaced big damage as it was under load and revving hard when it let loose.

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Tech Talk / Re: Crank Rebuilders
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:32:01 PM »
where are you located. i know of 3 in Melbourne.

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General Discussion / Re: Buying off this forum
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:33:18 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

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General Discussion / Re: remote problems
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:10:23 PM »
i have noticed a similar thing with my car sporadically, aqng i can only put it down to certain areas i park it wont open car (or lock it) and other areas it works from a far distance.....even seems to be different with weather, range seems to be better in cooler weather or
wet weather, when there is more moisure in the air.

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