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General Discussion / Re: Plastic Guard suppliers
« on: January 20, 2019, 08:51:05 PM »
Postage from OS arrives at Customs for sniffing then sent to AP. The items are calculated and the amount is deducted from the amount of outgoing items to that country along with an invoice for services rendered.(Bit of a stink with customs wanting more for its services but) Every invoice for goods or services in OZ has GST.... unless its a cold bbq chicken.

 There are still parcels arriving from the US though not as many as usual. This could be the $ or other US businesses being effected, dont know dont care but there are a lot less .

 i didnt think anyone liked DC plastics as the colours were off and the orange peel finish, .. The PP stuff looks decent and you can buy it here.

Tech Talk / Re: Exhaust port height on Piston-port 250 ?
« on: January 12, 2019, 01:48:21 AM »
Im leaning to think that bore was always meant for grass track. Bassani's usually have a long belly section  that are good for enduro. Im also thinking a shorter belly would be the way to go but  trying what you have costs nothing . Good luck with the build.

Tech Talk / Re: Exhaust port height on Piston-port 250 ?
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:18:17 PM »
Good to be concerned. Raising the port  effects the port timing as your aware, This means the pipe needs to changed  so the returning charges from the rear cone can be timed to the port opening and closing. a Higher port also reduces the effective range or PB.

Plot the ports on a timing wheel or just a circle of paper with 360 degrees.  and look for 190. over that then your losing  unless you can increase rpm
Raising the port can increase HP IF it can do higher RPM as you lose torque but raised RPM cancels out the loss in power.

 In short, the pipe needs to be changed to suit the raised and changed port timing and the engine needs to be able to scream its head off.
 You could just suck it and see what it runs like with what youve got.

Wanted / Re: SR500E blinker
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:56:30 PM »
yeah is a bit of a pain to  post pics on the forum but it is what it is. I upload them to facebook these days and link from there . My dad says about computers" If I havnt needed to do it by now I wont need to know it tomorrow"

 Yours maybe more like this one.

Wanted / Re: SR500E blinker
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:24:51 PM »
Maybe throw a pic up of the existing unit as they did change thru the years from chrome to black.  Are a few in england on ebay.

Vinduro / Re: 1977 Yamaha IT 250 rego NSW ?
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:26:15 PM »
if it didnt have a compliance plate fitted stock, then easy answer is no.

 Hard answer is its still possible  if you can get it  certified for compliance  or prove it has been registered in that state previously.  Contact the RTA first and see what hoops you will need to jump through and have your chassis number and any documentation to prove your case handy so they can search it, Helps if you have an "experienced" person like a supervisor assisting you as grumpy counter staff will just say no way.
You may get lucky and slip through the loop hole if you cite it as a later model  that was complianced but that would be naughty  ;)

Tech Talk / Re: Amal to Mikuni conversion chart
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:21:05 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Courts suppressing names.
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:11:35 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.

General Discussion / Re: Triumph bobber 2017
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:50:17 PM »
Its good getting something you always wanted. Good on you and welcome to the Strumpet club.

General Discussion / Re: Pressing out swing arm axle
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:15:21 AM »
Holy crap , If it did that to a steel socket How deformed is the swingarm?

Tech Talk / Re: Sparkplug technical information.
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:13:31 AM »
HEAT refers to the encapsulated zone. IE depth not length, The porcelain is an insulator not a heatsink and not a conductor. While the fresh cooling fuel charge washes over the exposed plug the VOID is mostly unaffected so it stays hotter. Longer the Void the Hotter it remains. Make sense?

General Discussion / Re: 2019 Triumph Scrambler1200
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:41:17 PM »
Dunno Buddy. XE is the pick but Tanks too small for a decent ride. Heavy twin pipes and that front guard is just asking to be recycled. Not that good as an adventure bike as those pipes would fry your luggage. Its a day rider for open trails by the looks of her. Any of those issues could be changed but why not get the bike you want in the first place? 

 The 900 engine street twin isnt bad on fuel with its FI but I dare say the 1200 and being warmed over  and lugging 206KG would suck that 15.9 litre tank in pretty quick. If it did more than 250K of highway stuff I would be very impressed. Looks cool and retro though.

Husqvarna / Re: 75 WR400 manual
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:07:42 PM »
Unsure Bud, Havnt played with a husky for years and  only have old bike links from when I had a 240 and a 430

 have another but is 1980 on.

Husqvarna / Re: 75 WR400 manual
« on: December 02, 2018, 05:50:07 PM »  only parts N specs but may get you out of trouble cheers.

General Discussion / Re: Lost and found
« on: November 29, 2018, 11:39:38 PM »
When I think of it, Im exactly where I thought Id be.  Still  spend way too much of my pay on bikes and ride every day though Im still waiting for that call from Repsol.

 Its all how you choose to see life  and how you accept the inevitable. After reading my horoscope the Lotto ball was conspicuous in its absence so I guess I will keep doing what I have done for the last 50ISHH years, smile at the world and ride bikes.

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