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Bike Talk / Re: xr eligibility
« on: April 18, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
Veri run a Pre 88 eligibility cut off for our Vinduros, if that is what your referring to you will find the answer here...

Vinduro / Re: Three Bridges Vinduro (VERi): 28 - 29 April 2018
« on: April 10, 2018, 02:31:39 PM »
I've been googling to see where the Three Bridges Vinduro is held with no luck, one page mentioned the Oakleigh Motorcycle Club are the organisers, but I couldn't find anything on their site either.
So can someone please tell me where this event is held?

It's in Victoria, run by the VERi club
Oakliegh used to run an event there but that was years ago.

Three Bridges is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, on the Yarra Junction Noojee Road. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the2011 census, Three Bridges had a population of 298.

Blink and you will miss it!

Great country though

Kawasaki / Re: Info on 1981 KDX 175
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:26:05 PM »
Thinking about it some more I'm not sure the washer affects the spring tension, will have to study one again to think it through, it should engage every time though.

With the cover off and the spark plug out you should be able to swing the kickstart by hand quick enough to watch it in action to try and work out the problem.

I started mine once by hand, but only to give my son the shits because he couldn't start it.

Once you get it sorted check out the VTR rides, info elsewhere on this site

Kawasaki / Re: Info on 1981 KDX 175
« on: April 09, 2018, 08:46:16 PM »
I had a 175 myself that I rode in Vinduros for a while, sold it now and run a 250
The 175 was a great fun bike, they weren't all that rare, they made them for about 3 years depending on what country info you look up but they are all basically the same.

I think the kick start dogs are fine but its hard to tell from the picture, the missing washer goes over the shaft so it won't fall through the hole, this will effect the tensions on the spring etc, its only thin maybe 1mm

The bolt holding the kickstart knuckle looks too long, its not catching on the case is it?

The clutch washers are probably to increase the clutch spring pressure to stop a slipping clutch, with bush engineering you never really know if they are needed or it was misdiagnosed as the problem.
Grooves in the outer clutch basket fingers often cause sticking plates.

I stock a few Kawasaki parts, I have replacement rear guards and headlight shrouds in stock, maybe cables, I would have to check the 'warehouse' to see what is still there.
I think I have a spare frame still, it may have the sidestand lug on it still, will have to check. You would need to find someone to weld it on the frame for you.
Finding a sidestand will be the hard part.

The wheels don't normally fall off, old mate should have been afraid of working on it, not from riding it!

General Discussion / Re: Broadford Bike Bonanza 2018
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:58:04 AM »
As per previous comments the main track is for the fit and fast, I did try to tell them many years back they they need to make another track in the old channel 'O' area and build it as an amateur track that would not only suit the old bikes but also everyone else that needs a 'stepping stone' before progressing to the main track. It would need to be made properly and with mulch as every skerrick of top soil has disappeared from this area.
Trouble is they have too many advisors and it wouldn't be long before some dickhead wants to build doubles on it!!

The dirt track and road race tracks are always busy but I think it is because they don't have a lot of choices for rides whereas MXers can ride anywhere so tend to be more choosy.

Once again the food supply was piss poor around the MX / swap meet area, like nothing,
It does seem like the MXers aren't considered
I chose to drive into Broadford township for a pie and coffee rather that have to drive to the road race track, find somewhere to park, walk half a K to the canteen then join a long queue.

Vinduro / Re: Vintage Class A4DE
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:37:22 AM »
Drakie wasn't running mid pack, he was in fact leading...
...leading the dnfers as he ran out of fuel on day one :o

From what I heard it turned into everyone's worst nightmare due to of having to ride over a very chopped up track due to 300 or so moderns that went before them.
As per typical four days only the fit and fast survived but I tips my hat to all that tried.

1   366   Ricky Madden
2   338   Andrew Dennett
3   376   Ashley Sprenger
4   342   Andy Elliott
5   336   Jeff Dawson
6   361   John Liddell
7   372   Deeds Raymond
8   371   Craig Ralph
9   353   Jamie Harrison
10   331   Chris Bullen
11   380   Brendan Walsh
12   321   Terry Allen
13   369   Bryan Noble
14   324   Martin Baker
15   348   Sean Hamilton
16   358   Steve Juzva
17   373   Allan Rich
18   374   Noel Schulz
19   352   Spencer Harrison
20   320   Matthew Adamson
21   357   Glenn Johnson
22   379   Geoff Udy
23   344   Grant Franklin

24   332   Mark Carruthers
25   365   William Lynagh
26   328   Murray Billiau
27   323   Stephen Baker
28   355   Mick Jaeger
29   335   Steven Davis
30   349   Chris Hampson
31   325   John Ball
32   329   Mark Boddy
33   333   Peter Cave
34   385   Cliff Maggs
35   350   Mike Harding
36   327   Ross Bedford
37   367   Alan Makin
38   364   Geoff Ballard
39   362   Wayne Litzow
40   377   Rick Stevenson
41   343   Dean Fisher
42   339   Lindsay Donai
43   375   Darren Smart
44   382   Mark Williams
45   330   Gary Brown
46   381   Mark Waterhouse
47   378   Murray Tainton
48   370   Stephen Phillips
49   363   Brian Litzow
50   360   James Lawry
51   356   Colin Jay
52   354   Lee Hodges
53   351   Colin Harper
54   340   Peter Drakeford
55   334   Greg Curley
56   322   Lawrie Asgill
57   345   Phillip Glasson
58   384   Colin Woods
59   337   Glenn Day
60   341   Matthew Dwyer

General Discussion / What ever happened to event promotions?
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:55:59 AM »
Doesn't seem to be much info around for events of late.
The OZVMX resto is happening at the moment but I cant find any threads about it on here apart from 'tickets for sale' from last year.
I keep hearing that everyone has moved to Facebook but looking at the OZVMX Facebook page isn't very inspiring, the whole discussion page seems to be about people selling stuff, hardly any decent conversations are taking place that I can see.

Apparently we had the Mr VMX round at Broadford recently, another best kept secret, an event in my own backyard that I knew nothing of...
..guess I will go crawl back under my rock!

General Discussion / Re: Greedzuckerburg reduces 3rd party ransom
« on: February 04, 2018, 11:33:39 PM »
Been bombarded with deals for months now.
You'd be pissed if you hadv'e paid the $500 only to find now they are doing it cheaper.
I wouldn't pay them anything on principle

Tech Talk / Re: Need help with 240 volt tig welder selection please
« on: February 04, 2018, 11:31:13 PM »
You need AC to TIG alloy, as Sleepy says its to lift the oxides so you can create and control the weld pool.
When the Alternating current flows to the electrode it lifts the oxides and when it flows towards the work piece it creates the weld pool
Normally AC alternates 50 times a second (the electrical gurus here might know better than me), but the modern welders can vary higher and lower than this which creates different advantages when welding.
I find it hard to fathom how it can change so often every second but then I also find it hard to imagine how a four stroke valve can open and close 5000 times a minute :o

Zirconiated tungstens are the go for AC welding
Thoriated tungstens used to be the go for DC welding but the 2% of thorium in them has been deemed dangerous when grinding them so they are getting harder to find as Retailers/manufacturers now try to avoid them
Alternatives are now Lanthanated and Circoniated which I beleive can be used on both AC & DC
I have been using the Lanthanated for DC now for quite a few years but still use the Zirconiated for AC

Also note that you should reverse the polarity of you DC machine when you want to arc weld, this is due to the electrode flow, when TIG welding you want the workpiece to absorb the heat and save the non consumable electrode but when arc welding you want the consumable electrode to absorb the heat to melt into the workpiece.
Some modern machines can do this with a switch rather than physically swapping the leads over.

Tech Talk / Re: Need help with 240 volt tig welder selection please
« on: February 04, 2018, 11:07:30 PM »
These old EMF welders were good value, my father bought one like this long before I was born, its been in the family longer than I have! I used it for quite a few years when I first started but now its just a bench to hold up the radio and phone. Haven't been able to plug it in for many years now, decades even.
Yes they are 200 amps but the Miller inverter 200 I switched to was more powerful and has a smoother arc.
They are actually 2 phase-480 volts, they only use 2 of the 3 phase legs and this option can be found in some places that don't have 3 phase.
Those DC converters were sort after decades ago, I was going to buy one once but they were over a grand new and rarely came up for grabs, times change and DC welders are now as common as mud

General Discussion / Re: CZ Sidepiper build
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:45:43 PM »
sometimes I look at the computer and think, this bloody thing knows more about me than I know about it.

When I try to text on my phone it's always trying to preempt what I want to say and comes up with all sorts of illogical gobbledy gook.
Maybe my phone knows I just talk a lot of shit :o

Tech Talk / Re: Need help with 240 volt tig welder selection please
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:41:41 PM »
200 amp will do 8mm okay and more
Foot controls are over rated
For thick material though you will need a water cooled torch.

Unimigs used to be good welders but I don't know what they are like these days, hardly anybody makes there own welders anymore, most of them are rebadged to suit the seller.

Quality units are $5-6 grand
There are a lot of these style of units around between $1-2 grand
The old story; you get what you pay for.
Its the duty cycle that comes into it if your going to be welding all day long.

Have you TIG welded before?
If not then factor in a couple of bottles of argon and lost of scraps to get the hang of it.
Controlled melting, you have to develop judgements, not unlike buying a MX bike and then learning to ride

Same thing here but I know nothing of the seller

General Discussion / Re: Just an Idea to maybe help forum
« on: January 28, 2018, 11:09:02 PM »
For OZVMX to have an account for everyone to use may be an option but paying there ransom fee once would not open up every ones account

I think there are still free or cheap options to be used long before Pissbucket should receive any payment.
Its almost unusable with its adds, and isn't it supposed to be that you pay for a service to avoid adds or you go the free service that has adds? But instead PB want you to pay for a service that is clogged with adds. :o

I imagine they didn't get a lot of people paying there ransom fee as I keep getting all sorts of offers emailed to me for cheap plans, little do they realize my photos still seem to be able to be viewed on this site, unless they only show up for me?

General Discussion / Re: CZ Sidepiper build
« on: January 28, 2018, 11:00:13 PM »
I assume this is the thread you have been updating your pictures to, both your computer skills and resto skills are coming along nicely

General Discussion / Re: Side-Piper build
« on: January 28, 2018, 10:58:43 PM »
I don't think editing a post will bump it back up, only new posts

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