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Kawasaki / Re: KLX SWINGARM CHAIN BUFFER/GUARD NEEDED
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:54:34 AM »
I have one in stock

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Vintage Track / Re: XT500, de rake? Better turning?
« on: March 18, 2019, 11:28:27 PM »
Geoff have you ever de raked a XT/TT500?


Don't forget that the later XT/TT models that have less offset in the triples is because they are leading axle forks so it is quite a large change

No, the sort of job I avoid because it gets messy with the oil tank in frame so its hard to do a neat job of it.
I have re raked frames of other models a few times to put them back to normal though!

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Kawasaki / Re: 87 KDX200 Linkage bearings.
« on: March 18, 2019, 11:26:06 PM »
According to Zedder and Partzilla they are the same;

Part # = 59266-1056
Part Description = ROD BALL JOINT
Model Count = 10
KX125-D1 85 125 KX125 MOTOCROSS
KDX200-C1 86 200 KDX200 OFF ROAD
KDX200-C2 87 200 KDX200 OFF ROAD
KDX200-C3 88 200 KDX200 OFF ROAD
KXT250-B1 86 250 TECATE SPORT 3 WHEEL ATV
KXT250-B2 87 250 TECATE SPORT 3 WHEEL ATV
KX250-D1 85 250 KX250 MOTOCROSS
KX250-D2 86 250 KX250 MOTOCROSS
KX500-B1 85 500 KX500 MOTOCROSS
KX500-B2 86 500 KX500 MOTOCROSS

Good find, didn't know these parts were obtainable, need some myself soon for my KDX

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Vintage Track / Re: XT500, de rake? Better turning?
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:10:41 PM »
Don't forget that the later XT/TT models that have less offset in the triples is because they are leading axle forks so it is quite a large change

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Foto Forum / Re: 88 I4DE
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:17:14 PM »
Thanks Geoff, great pics !! alot of moded MX bikes back then. I guess they were cheaper than the euros. Do you remember doing any suspension mods to the TT350?

MX bikes were always around in Enduros, rode one myself in 87

I did get the suspension fiddled with not long after I ran it in, took it straight to Rod Sharp to have it revalved and he also fitted heavier springs back and front.
I think his theory was stronger springs and less compression dampening made it more plush for the trails but could still take the big hits.
It worked really good for me

He had proved himself to me in 86 so I just took my bikes straight to him in 87 & 88
Very talented guy, really new his stuff, sadly passed away a few years ago now

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Vinduro / Re: A3VE
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:08:29 PM »
Hope you improve on your timekeeping if your ever going to have any hope of getting to the checkpoints on time :o

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General Discussion / Re: ebay calculated import charges increase.
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:06:03 PM »
There has always been GST on secondhand goods if the goods are being sold by a business, the only exemption is if the business is small and come under the $75,000 turnover threshold.

Most motorcycle and car wreckers as well as secondhand machinery companies have had to charge GST on sales for 2 decades now

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Tech Talk / Re: Leaking carbs
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:32:29 PM »
Using toothpaste as a cutting compound reminds me of a young guy I worked with back in the 80’s, he had resprayed his car, not too bad a job for a first attempt from a metalworker.
He sprayed it one weekend and was going to cut and polish it the next week end after it had some time to harden.

He was telling us he was going to use toothpaste as a cutting compound as someone had convinced him it was better and cheaper. It made sense to me that it would be cheaper if you only wanted to clean up a small spot or something but to do a whole car would require quite a lot of tubes.

The following Monday he was telling us how he had to keep going back to the shops to buy more tubes as he needed way more than the 4 tubes he thought he would need.
Would have been way cheaper to just buy the proper product.

Mind you though, his car did have a nice minty freshness about it. :o

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Honda / Re: Honda CR125 Top end interchangeability
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »
Your already onto the checking of head and base gaskets but the other one to consider are read valve gaskets and exhaust flanges but you always have to wonder if the part numbers are correct as there are a lot of common mistakes in the many web sites and Zedder etc.

It does look like though that the power valve mechanisms seem to be the same over a few years but the power valves themselves are one year only along with the cylinder suggests to me that they were more likely changing the porting specs more than a major revamp.

Kawasaki did this also in the late 80’s and early 90’s, they often changed the port tracts and the scallop shape in the power valve otherwise  the cylinders were the same.

I have no knowledge of your model but I would assume you could use a different year if you get the matching power valves to suit.
Beware though, my advice comes with no care and no responsibility ;D

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Honda / Re: SL Hondas: Job lot 70 thru 350
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:29:17 PM »
They look nicer this way for displays :o

Did you see Lennons monkey bike?




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Foto Forum / Re: 88 I4DE
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:23:22 PM »
He was no slouch
this reads a bit funny due to translation

Over the years, the Cross-Team-Toggenburg got more and more members. And proudly in 1995 the most famous and most successful motocross rider in Switzerland was added to our team.

Walter Kalberer from Züberwangen, who wrote Swiss motocross history for many years. His incredible catch-up hunters are legendary. Walter Kalberer grew under the cheers from the spectators crowd beyond himself and was able to win even after a bad start or ground contact hardest race. His modesty despite all the great success made him a crowd favorite in all of Switzerland. Walter Kalberer was born on August 7, 1945 and started his career as a 17-year-old boy with sidecar racing.

Unfortunately he died on Saturday 21.10.2006 after a motocross training in Flawil. The Cross Team Toggenburg not only loses one of the best riders of the Swiss motocross scene, but also a very good friend.


1967    Kalberer    Walter       Swiss master              National          250 cc
1968    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             National           500 cc
1969    Kalberer    Walter       Swiss master              International    500 cc
1970         Kalberer    Walter       Swiss master              International    500 cc
1971         Kalberer    Walter       Swiss master              International    500 cc
1972         Kalberer    Walter       Swiss master             International    500 cc
1973      Kalberer    Walter    Vice Swiss champion     International    500 cc    
1974    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             International    500 cc    
1975    Kalberer    Walter    Vice Swiss champion     International    500 cc    
1976    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             International    500 cc    
1977    Kalberer    Walter    Vice Swiss champion     International    500 cc    
1978    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             International    500 cc    
1978    Kalberer    Walter    Vice Swiss champion     Inter-Enduro    500 cc    
1979    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             International    500 cc    
1980    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             International    500 cc    
1981     Kalberer    Walter    Vice Swiss champion     International    500 cc    
1982    Kalberer    Walter    Vice Swiss champion     International    500 cc    
1985    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             Inter-Enduro    500 cc    
1986    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             Inter-Enduro    500 cc    
1987    Kalberer    Walter    Swiss master             Inter-Enduro    500 cc    
At the Six Days (six days enduro race) he reached 3x the gold medal and 1x the silver medal

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Foto Forum / Re: 88 I4DE
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:09:56 PM »

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Foto Forum / Re: 88 I4DE
« on: January 21, 2019, 01:42:10 PM »
tt350 Geoff what were you thinking..... ::)

Dunno, seemed like a good idea at the time :'(

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General Discussion / Re: Plastic Guard suppliers
« on: January 21, 2019, 01:34:01 PM »
A few mentioned Peston Petty guards might be a better option and that they are available in Oz. Can someone tell me who is the supplier of these.
Again thanks.

VMX magazine lists V1 imports

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Vinduro / Re: A3VE
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:55:07 PM »
Yes, we have accepted the 89 as a flow on to the 87 but not the 90 rear disc models

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