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This forum has a wealth of knowledge amongst its ranks, not only vmx but of many topics you could ever imagine someone will know something. so with this in mind i thought this maybe worth a try.

I have a 2009 V6 Toyota Kluger that has developed an intermittent problem. 150,00 km on the clock one owner (Us)

It occasionally has Blue smoke coming out the exhaust but not all the time.

:- Some mornings (but not all, it’s very intermittent) a big puff of blue smoke on initial start but then it clears very fast.

:- After prolonged freeway driving (100kmh) and then pulling onto an off ramp to a standstill, and then mild acceleration a large plume is seen which then clears very quickly.

This is very strange and the intermittent nature of this has me confused. I was thinking valve stem seals at first but then I would think that the issue would be every cold start (but this is not the case)


all replies appreciated.

Hoony

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General Discussion / NOT VMX - Yamaha WR450 electrical question
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:58:32 PM »
Ok Here goes, need some technical help from Yamaha Men. especially if you have a later model WR450

A mate has a YZ450 mx'er he has recreational rego'd, he has bought the WR450 starter and electrics for it but apparently the WR450 has a tilt switch which sends a signal to the CDI to inhibit starting if the bike is not upright.

He has done some research and found that most guys just glue the switch in position (to simulate upright) and this cures it. he does not want to do this and would rather "bridge it out" now this seems simple enough but apparently you cannot just short the signal wire to "Earth" or "Supply" it need a small voltage above ground for a start signal and if its at supply this also inhibits it ( so its like a fail safe system)

i hope someone can help with the following so i can make up a circuit to supply the CDI with the correct signal.

- how many wires to the tilt switch (i am assuming 3)
- what is the color of the Supply wire
- what is the color of the Earth wire
- what is the color of the Signal output wire from the tilt switch
- What is the supply voltage (with respect to earth) to the tilt switch

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Tech Talk / 1985 CR500RF CDI ? need some brain storming here.
« on: September 12, 2016, 09:31:12 PM »
Ok here goes.

My 1985 Honda CR500 will not start. last fired it up October last year (2015) and raced it for a meeting washed it then stored it. no issues at last meeting.

i have the following spares which i have tried every combination and process of elimination

- Spare stator complete with pulse coil (both the spare and one originally on bike - check out to spec's in manual for ohms and also insulation resistance test between coil and ground shows infinity)
- spare ignition coil (both the spare and one originally on bike - primary and secondary check out to spec's in manual for ohms)
- Spare flywheel
- Spare CDI
- all earth's are good, frame has not been powder coated or painted
- trigger Pulse coil gap to flywheel is in spec.

- yes i have disconnected the kill button.

i have no or a weak spark when pushing kick start down rapidly by hand.

if i spin flywheel over with my battery drill with 1/2" square drive and socket (plug out and on head) i get spark but a bit weak i reckon (from both CDI's and ignitions coil combinations)  and i get an output of approx 45 Vac direct from both of the stator coils i have.

i am thinking i have 2 poor condition CDI's (breaking down). once under compression i reckon i have no spark at all.


i did manage it get it fired once (with start ya forker) and once warm - it responded, revved hard and was crisp so no issue there, a good reliable spark once running. it was run for a good few minutes and up to running temp. i shut it down to check some things and tried in about 5 minutes could not get it fired again or since.

your thoughts?

i have a meeting this weekend but looks like i may miss it. i took a leap of faith and bought a aftermarket CDI for this model but i don't think it will make it from the USA in time.

anyone know of a place that will repair an OEM CDI ( encapsulated in resin ) i have seen a few that look like they have been done before.

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General Discussion / 1985 CR500RF CDI ?
« on: August 21, 2016, 06:22:37 PM »
Does anyone on here have a 1985 CR500RF CDI for sale, i may need one soon to make a race meeting in 4 weeks.

Please PM me if you do

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General Discussion / My First Open MX Race - what was yours ????????????
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:50:54 PM »
going though some stuff the other day and found my trophy for my first Open race. i had done 1 or 2 club Mx's back in very late 70's (1979 i think).

for me it was the Hotly contested (3 rider  ;) ) 1982 Kinkuna Festival "Fourstroke class" hosted by the Lakes Entrance Club in Victoria. i never really had a desire to race at all before this meeting but as my mates were going i got a Licence and entered on my 1980 Yamaha TT250G "the first one" ( it was an evil handling slow bloody thing looking back now). anyway i went 1st, dnf (mechanical failure), 1st for 2nd place overall on what was a great track and one of my all time favorites.

That was it i was hooked!

 for the next 12 years i did every race meeting i could in MX, enduro's, dirt track, MX sidecar (passenger on Norton 850 & Yamaha 880 twins and rider on KTM540), Desert races, Speedway solo (Weslake Mk IV). Then i bought a house had a few lean years out of racing but still rode and then a come back to VMX in 2003.

I have met life long mates in this sport and had the best time ever. would do it all again in a flash.

What is your experience.

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General Discussion / GMC develops new Honda CR60 Pipe
« on: May 04, 2015, 04:23:43 AM »

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General Discussion / ?
« on: April 23, 2015, 07:56:55 PM »

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General Discussion / Euro bikes - Husky
« on: April 21, 2015, 07:54:53 PM »
ok i been reading a bit on here about Huskies. i have never ridden a Husky and starting to wonder what the attraction is?
i Know Big K is converted. tell me what the appeal is.

Yes i am serious.

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Honda / Honda - OEM Online parts - Where ?
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:54:21 PM »
ok Honda men, i normally get my OEM Honda parts over the counter, yes i am a bit old school but now need to come forward a bit.

Where do you get your OEM parts online? Links please?


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General Discussion / O Ring Kits - Aldi Sat 17th
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:51:28 PM »
Aldi have O ring kits in metric and imperial on sale tomorrow for $13 a kit.

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Spaniards (Bultaco, Ossa, Montesa etc) / Mk7 or Mk8 250 or 360 - WANTED
« on: November 08, 2014, 05:21:01 PM »
a non forum mate is after a Pursang Mk7 or Mk8 250 or 360 project or runner that needs work.

Contact me if you know of one, he is in no hurry and he has a resto on a YZ400 to do at present, so if the right bike comes along he will get into that as well.

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Bike Talk / The Mythical Powerband
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:09:45 AM »

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General Discussion / White Power 4054 forks ?
« on: July 13, 2014, 10:51:54 AM »
i have a mate who wants to unload a set of White Power 4054 forks complete with triples to suit a disc brake front.

what are they worth roughly? more details when he tells me what they fit.

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Vintage Track / 1990 Australian Long Track GP Final
« on: April 05, 2014, 07:27:25 PM »
1990 Australian Long Track GP Final at Bathurst Showground 800m

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP3dftGxCJc

Looking for the video of the 1989 event with Simon Wigg if anyone has a copy

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General Discussion / Barrabool Track to Close end of 2015
« on: February 28, 2014, 09:29:46 PM »
Sporting Motorcycle club Statement from facebook - Barrabool Track to Close end of 2015

Tuesday, the 25th February 2014 will be remembered as a dark day in the history of off road motorcycling.

After 4 years of conflict with neighbours, Motorcycling Australia (MA), the owner of the iconic McAdam Park motorcycling facility, has conceded defeat in its battle to turn the venue into a high level, multi user motorcycling facility. McAdam Park will close its gates for the final time at the end of 2015.

At a VCAT directions hearing held this week, MA entered a binding settlement agreement with a local land holders group whereby MA will sacrifice the existing usage rights for motorcycling which are attached to the land, and ultimately sell McAdam Park.

Though the Sporting Motor Cycle Club (SMCC) were a joint party to several VCAT proceedings spanning nearly 4 years, MA chose not to allow the club to have a say in these most recent negotiations over McAdam Park’s future. It was largely from the efforts of SMCC members that via a lengthy VCAT proceeding in 2011, existing usage rights were won and motorcycle riding formalised as a lawful activity on the land.

The SMCC, who has been based at McAdam Park since 1962, will now face being left homeless, with no guarantees of an alternate replacement facility. Needless to say the club is astounded at this devastating course of action taken by MA; especially as alternative courses of action which possibly could have resolved issues with the local community, were never explored.

The SMCC believes the core reason for this outcome was MA’s dogged unwillingness to negotiate toward a realistic and fair outcome. When MA acquired the property in 2009 and conflict arose, local residents voiced their objections saying they would only tolerate ongoing usage if it were based around historic club levels; MA’s intentions were vastly different though and to the end maintained its insistence for McAdam Park to have high levels of activity and for it to be used by multiple user groups – that gulf was never breached. VCAT did not accept that MA’s plans would be an appropriate outcome.

Under the settlement agreement, McAdam Park will operate until December 2015 on a more restricted basis. Details on clubs usage in 2014 are yet to be provided.

In closing - The SMCC would like to say we are sorry to all supporters, individuals, clubs and businesses who helped with the ‘Saving Barrabool’ campaign to get us across the line in 2009. The aim was simply for the SMCC to gain control of the land and also honour the legacy left by Clive McAdam and family who wanted the SMCC to continue so that we could then control our own destiny. All funding raised was handed to MA to assist with purchase of the land. What lay ahead no one could have expected.

The rest as they say, is history.

With regard to our future club operations, the SMCC is already in negotiation with our local and state government representatives.

Regards,
SMCC

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