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General Discussion / Re: YZ400E
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:45:36 AM »
Nothing to do with what fuel ratio or brand of oil you are using IMO. Standard jetting is a good starting point but every engine is different. You need to do some due diligence & spend the time & effort to jet it properly. Your problem is in the jetting (IMO) & the first thing I would do considering the symptom you describe, is come back a couple of main jet sizes. It takes some time to sort jetting (if you are fussy) but the result is worth the effort. Dyno runs are OK but not the "be all, end all", my feeling is it's best to do it in the dirt as you will be riding it.

General Discussion / Not VMX but fast & worth a look.
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:55:29 AM »
If you're looking for something to watch on the box, get on to Youtube & search 2018 Big Buck GNCC. Particularly have a look at the Stewart Baylor lap to see how fast someone can punt a motorcycle through the trees (he's not even the fastest). The quads are worth a look as well & there are a few little crash snippets here & there. A good way to kill an hour or so.

Wanted / Re: 43mm triple clamps
« on: February 27, 2018, 06:48:12 PM »
I have YZ 43mm clamps & Honda 41mm which can easily be bored to 43mm.

For Sale / Few bikes
« on: February 26, 2018, 07:32:09 AM »
I have a few bikes just arrived as follows:
1976 Husqvarna GP175, very rare , restored bike, runs nice $6,750.
1977 Maico AW250, runs & rides nice, needs fork re-chrome, $4,500.
1972 CZ 380 project, complete but engine stuck from sitting a long time, $2,750.
1982 Kawasaki KLX250, runs nice, in MX trim $2,350.
1980 Yamaha IT175, goes unreal, fiarly original, tidy bike, $$2,850.
1980 Yamaha YZ465, fitted with YZ490 engine, tank & seat. Runs nice, need minor work to rear brakes. $3,750.
Ph: 0417394889 or email: for photos & details.

Husqvarna / Re: Frustrating! Any ideas?
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:05:10 PM »
Well, I finally found the issue after LOTS of mental trauma & I'm a dickhead!. Out of frustration I got an old set of cases & was about to transfer everything into the LHS case & put the RHS case on the floor at my foot. As I put it down I noticed something & began swearing at myself. NOS cases don't come with anything in them, they are bare cases. I was onto the bush for the shift indent pointer but didn't think about the long pin in the RH case which locates the shift spring, it's not there, doh! A trap I will not fall into again.

Husqvarna / Re: Frustrating! Any ideas?
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:33:22 AM »
Engine on the bench, gear lever hasn't even made it into the equation other than to test the mechanism.

Husqvarna / Frustrating! Any ideas?
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:58:40 AM »
OK Huskyphiles, here's a curly one (hopefully it's a case of not seeing the forest for the trees).
I have a 1977 CR390 engine causing me some mental trauma in that I cannot get the shift system to go back to the neutral position after selecting a gear, it just stays put. I started with NOS cases, they virtually fall together during assembly so no misalignment there. I have had all shafts fitted with & without gears, all together & individually, all are free & move easily. I have had 3 different shift shafts, shift quadrants, shift locator & shift drums in with no success. The indent pointer & spring are also NOS. Even with just the shift shaft, locator, indent pointer & quadrant fitted & cases closed up, it just selects but does not return to the neutral position, there seems to be no tension on the spring (I've tried 3 different springs). I have done lots of these engines & even a 250 just yesterday morning without coming across this before. It's doing my head in as it's a very simple system. Any help/info much appreciated.

KTM / Re: 1973 MC5
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:52:58 AM »
All sorted thanks. The bearings were missing & I didn't know what type they were. I now do & can move on with the assembly. Thanks to all who have helped.

KTM / Re: 1973 MC5
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:27:46 PM »
Need a diagram so I can how the swingarm bush set up works. Don't have any bushes & want to get some made.

KTM / 1973 MC5
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:39:49 PM »
Where can I find an exploded view/parts diagram for the swing arm of a 1973 MC5 250?

Competition / Pan Pacific Master Games Nov 10-11 2018
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:50:59 PM »
Entries are up for the Pan Pacific Maters Games vinduro/enduro on the Gold Coast Nov 10-11. I've done this event twice now & will be heading back again this year for sure. It's an awesome fun event with good trails to suit everyone.
Vinduro 8am-11am Sat 10/Sun 11.
Enduro 12pm-4pm Sat 10/Sun 11.
I've done both vinduro & enduro in a team of two, a bit taxing in the heat last time but hell fun & quite doable for anyone of average fitness.
Looks like a few more Mexicans will be heading north in November this time as well. Put it on your to do list.

Maico / Re: Maico 490 Corte Cosso Shock Rebuild - Contacts
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:17:17 PM »
I used the standard CC shocks on the last MC490 I raced with RM400N/T shock springs. They were pretty good. RAD shock repairs in Brisbane can sort them for you.

Competition / Re: Classic VMX and post Classic Aust Nats 2018
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:05:32 PM »
The event is going forward in Vic as planned with only a slight change of venue. It was originally scheduled to be held in Stawell Vic but will now take place in Ararat Vic, which is about 20 minutes or so from Stawell.

Competition / Re: Not VMX- Anaheim SX
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:19:53 PM »
Nothing to do with Roczen coming back from injury Kevin, just a dick move by a rider going way slower than guy he tried to stop passing him. In my mind he has no right to do that because they are not really competing for the position. Different story if they are 1 & 2 in the last corner of the last race for a championship. In this case it's a back marker deliberately blocking a front runner.

Wanted / Re: Husky WR360 decompressor head (water cooled)
« on: January 09, 2018, 07:58:56 PM »
Why? They are not hard to start but you can make your own if you really want one. Off to the mower shop, get a decomp device (that's all it is), turn up a boss, weld it in the head & screw the decomp device in.

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