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Suzuki / Re: RM400T shocks...
« on: January 12, 2021, 04:23:00 PM »
Ah, apologies.

As it happens, I was in touch with GAZI yesterday - they can't supply ATM, but should have a new series of shocks ready in a couple of months.

KTM / Re: Thinking of selling the old girl...
« on: January 12, 2021, 04:22:05 PM »
Gone, mate.

Long gone...

Suzuki / RM400T shocks...
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:42:18 PM »
WTB a set of shocks for my RM.

Or, recommendations - YSS vs GAZI?
Can I get my hands on a set of older Ohlins that will do the job or maybe some Fox Airshocks?

All info greatly appreciated.

Wanted / Re: 1980 PE or RM 400...
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:25:06 AM »
yup can be full reg no wukkas

Hmm... :-\

Wanted / Re: 1980 PE or RM 400...
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:07:38 PM »
well it comfortably hauls my 90 kg arse with all gear on quite well. has had a full mechanical refurbishment with new rod seals piston etc, new hagon shocks fork seals wheel bearings tubes tyres, muffler is a custom build new carby cables chain and sprockets pretty much everything other than new plastics. is club reg currently. contact quiggs 66 on this forum for details

I might just do that.

Does it have a compliance plate, do you know?

Wanted / Re: 1980 PE or RM 400...
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:20:21 AM »
mate has a PE 250 z in rebuilt condition, goes pretty good. not sure if 400 is a killer requirement...


A 400 is not necessarily the be-all and end-all.
I'm just thinking of something that will comfortably haul my fat arse around at 100 kg with all my gear on, without being too ridiculous like a 465/500...

Wanted / Re: 1980 PE or RM 400...
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:14:50 AM »
The engines are quite different. No primary kickstart on the RM
79/80 N/T is RM
80/81/82 -T/X/Z is PE
There is no 79 N PE400
RM can be hard to find good gear box parts for
PE is bit hard to get pistons for at the moment but someone is making a batch in USA right now.
which ever way you go consider budgeting for a spare parts motor as well as parts can be hard to get.

Ah, cool , thanks for that.

I do know that both the RM and the PE can be a little problematic with parts - the plan is to grab a bike that hopefully doesn't need too much in the way of repairs or refurbishment.

Wanted / Re: 1980 PE or RM 400...
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:12:00 AM »
Would you consider importing a bike from USA?

Yeah, I have imported a bike from the US before.

Would be more of a last resort sort of a thing as it is a bit of a rigmarole, and the Aus/US dollar exchange isn't all that great at the moment...

Wanted / 1980 PE or RM 400...
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:41:39 PM »
My last attempts at this VMX malarkey on vintage Euro machinery didn't go so well.

So, I figure I might get back into it with something less esoteric, and with plenty of other Suzukis in the garage try and find something I'm more familiar with.

I'm looking for as much as possible an original (yeah, I know) PE or RM, complete, running but condition not so much an issue as I'll be doing a resto or at least getting it up to some sort of race standard.

As stated, I'd prefer a T, but will settle for an N - I don't really want to go back much further than that as I want to race (as competitively as possible!) in Evo.

Please PM me if anyone has a bike they're wanting to sell, or knows of one.

KTM / Re: Who has a 495 and is going to classic dirt?
« on: March 15, 2016, 11:33:55 AM »
Hey, if I still have mine at that stage, I'll bring it along.

KTM / Re: Thinking of selling the old girl...
« on: November 13, 2015, 07:40:00 PM »
Very tidy example, is that a Lewis pipe?
Awesome bike with a realistic reputation for brutal horsepower .
If you like Kato's try a 78/79 400 a very different bike altogether before you hang up your MX boots.

Yep, that's a LBR pipe.

It's the 'big bertha' design, with the longer header section for more torque.

I should have got it nickel-plated - it looks a bit second-hand at the moment because of the surface rust.

KTM / Thinking of selling the old girl...
« on: November 13, 2015, 11:08:10 AM »
I reckon I've come to the realisation that, especially as I get older, I'm probably not cut out to ride MX.

So... I'll soon be putting my '81 495 up for sale:

It's fully restored and is running well with wear and tear expected of a season's worth of racing, i.e. some marks on the frame, a couple of stone chips and a bit of surface rust on the pipe.

Is there a bit of interest around at the moment for The Great White?

Are they fetching decent money or has everyone moved on?

Should I hang on to it as a collectible or have they had their day?

Does anyone here wanna buy it before I release it to the eBay and/or Gumtree hordes ;) ?

Any opinions greatly appreciated

KTM / Type 563 nylon clutch release covers...
« on: March 28, 2014, 02:48:31 PM »

If I said I could possibly get a small quantity of those pesky nylon clutch release covers CNC-machined in aluminium (or perhaps stainless steel), would anyone be interested in one if the price was right?

I don't know exactly how much they'd end up costing, but it wouldn't be hundreds of dollars.


Suzuki / Re: Tell me of RM400's...
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:26:27 PM »
What Katos??

'81 495 and an '86 500.

I've had a lot of fun with these bikes, but the 500 especially is a bit too much for me.

Suzuki / Re: Tell me of RM400's...
« on: February 07, 2014, 04:32:41 PM »
Thanks for the reply Toolboy and other blokes ;).

I have a collection of Suzuki roadbikes, and to stay with the breed I'm thinking of getting out of my Katos and into an RM, hence the questions about 400s.

Mind you, A 250 may be less of a handful.
Or, I could always track down a 465 or a 500...

What years of the 250, 465 and 500 are best avoided?

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