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Maico / Maico 400 Mega 2, whats it worth.
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:53:02 AM »
I've been thinking of selling my 81 400 Mega 2 but have no idea what it's worth.
A few details about the bike. Frame is an 81 250 mx, motor 81 400 with GS ignition and 40mm Bing, also has just had a new sleeve and stock Mahle piston fitted as well as a new rod and main bearings.
It has near new tyres fitted to original wheels with original gold rims, forks are original with good chrome, shocks are Marzocchi and work quite well.
So I'd describe the bike as very original ready to race bike but it is not a bling covered show bike.
I'll try and post a couple of photos from Google.

Wanted / Water cooled head CR125 76/77
« on: July 21, 2017, 10:56:23 AM »
Anyone got a water cooled head to suit a CR125 1976/77 or earlier would fit as well.
Have a classic road racer customer that thinks he needs to go with water cooling.

General Discussion / Seat restoration/foam
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:19:54 PM »
Anyone know a good source for seat foam. In the past tried high density foam from Clarke rubber but it's to soft.
Looking at a cover / foam kit from US but it's about $300 to get here.
What are the good auto upholsterers charging to make a cover and cut foam to suit.

General Discussion / Qld Rego
« on: December 20, 2016, 11:03:05 AM »
Anyone know if both engine and frame numbers are used for bike rego in Qld. I'm thinking of restoring my old RT3 Yamaha and getting it rego-ed again but the original frame is badly rusted, so I was going to use a DT1F frame but don't want any problems with rego.

General Discussion / Contacting HPI Ignition
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:00:29 AM »
I'm having trouble contacting HPI ignitions. Only tried Email so far but don't seem to be able to get a response.
Is there a better way to get in touch or is there some secret code to add to Emails?

Wanted / YZ 125 D barrel.
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:28:05 PM »
After a YZ125 D 1977 barrel and possibly a head for a project bike if anyone has one. Also anyone know if the "E" model barrel is the same and usable in pre 78.

Tech Talk / Crankshaft butchers.
« on: February 11, 2016, 12:03:07 PM »
Just thought I'd share the latest bit of butchery I have come across.
Had an RM125B crank turn up for a rebiuld and the first thing that looked funny was the rub marks on the sides. Measuring it I found it to be almost 1mm wider than others I had seen. After it pressed apart I found a stepped pin and a later rod fitted with a larger big end bore. Thats ok but the thrust washers were to big for the recess and that's why it was to wide. The next strange thing was the appearance of the wear on the pin, looked almost like it had milled flats machined into one side which I hadn't seen before. The pin had been properly made by the look of the grinding finish on the un-worn sections but after a quick file test I found it hadn't been hardened.
Makes me groan to see stuff like this and am amazed at how shops could charge for such work.

Wanted / CR500 1984 pipe
« on: November 27, 2015, 10:42:23 PM »
Does anyone have a stock pipe to suit a 1984 air cooled CR500.
Condition doesn't mater, good bad or stuffed.

For Sale / Long track speedway rear rims.
« on: October 19, 2015, 07:52:48 PM »
I have a pair of NOS Akront 22 inch x 1.6" 40 hole un-drilled alloy rims for sale. They have some corrosion on the surface and would need a polish to bring them back to new condition.
Never new what they fitted until a speedway guru spotted them the other day.

Suzuki / TM125 sand cast head.
« on: May 05, 2015, 10:50:52 AM »
For the old school Suzuki experts.
I have a sand cast head and barrel that looks very similar to the stock TM125 bits and always thought it was a race kit TS125 head and barrel.
Does anyone know what they are actualy from? I heard a wisper that they are 1972 RA125.

General Discussion / Log books
« on: February 11, 2015, 11:06:42 AM »
I've heard that Log books are going to be introduced for VMX.
How do these things work? How and who will give them out? Can a bike get one if the owner is not a MA licence holder or does the rider of a borrowed bike have to apply?

For Sale / RM465 piston kits.
« on: February 07, 2015, 08:16:19 PM »
Got a 1.5mm and a 2.00mm oversize Wiseco pistons to suit RM465 for sale. Both new old stock in the red & black boxes. Part numbers 459P6 & 459P8
Was thinking $160 each.

Yamaha / DT1-3 / RT1-3 /YZ250 etc clutuch actuator repair.
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:41:44 PM »
Thought this may be of some use to those demented owners of the early Yam's with a worn out or broken clutch actuator worm.
Don't know how to add a photo but her is a link to them on Ebay
They are made of bronze and press on to the original actuator. I believe they are the same of the one available in the early 70's.

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