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Competition / Use of leaded fuel
« on: May 04, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »
With the phasing out of leaded fuel in competition looming in 2019, here's a short survey in an attempt to gauge numbers of those who still use it in competition (classic MX/DT). Results will be forwarded to MA for consideration. There is a deadline, so please ask as many as possible who feel it's relevant to them to respond. In addition, should any CMX/DT club wish to contribute please feel free to contact me at
Mick Hughes (BigK)

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.

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 / 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 / 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.

For Sale / American Eagle Talon 405
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:04:36 AM »
I have a half decent American Eagle Talon 405 for sale. It's all there, reasonably tidy (incorrect mudguards), however the engine is stuck. $2,750.00 PM or email: for photos & details.

For Sale / 1973 Husky CR250 project
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:18:03 AM »
Having a bit of a cull of project bikes. 1st is a 1973 CR250 Husky, starts & runs, sounds healthy. Has all the hard to get stuff, fuel tank, seat, air filter etc, it's a tad (fairly) ugly though, been sitting many years & has an extensive lay forward shock job which puts it out of the pre '75 class. Plenty of  MK frames ex USA which would be the quickest & simplest way to get it back to pre '75 legal. Price is $1500, ph: 0417394889 or email:
I also have a 1976 WR360 project & almost enough to build 2 x 1984 WR400's (the holy grail of Husky vinduro bikes). There's also most of a CR430 engine & 1979 WR frame. Not sure what's going or staying of that lot at the moment, I guess interest may dictate that.
*** 1984 WR400 projects sold. ***
*** 1973 CR250 sold ***

For Sale / RM250
« on: August 22, 2017, 12:38:25 PM »
I have a 1980 RM250T with a 1977 RM250B engine fitted. Has compression & gears, but no spark (haven't looked any further). Will part out or sell complete (only 1 bodgy shock sort of holding rear up). Ph: 0417394889 or email:

Wanted / Husqvarna 1973 frame
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:25:04 AM »
Looking for  a 1973 Husqvarna frame, MK prefix.

For Sale / 1980 Suzuki PE175 project
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:56:01 PM »
Half decent PE175 project, has compression & selects gears. Missing carb, side panels, kick start lever, headlamp & some other minor stuff. Wheels & forks are good, pipe is near perfect, seat is very good, has compliance plate. $500 (could part out for more). Located Bendigo Vic, ph: 0417394889 for further details & photos.

Bike Transport / WA freight
« on: April 23, 2017, 07:02:28 PM »
Who is the go to get a bike (dirt bike) from Vic to Kalgoorlie W.A these days?

For Sale / 1984/5 Husqvarna WR240
« on: March 28, 2017, 03:25:22 PM »
I have a half decent 1984/5 Husky WR240 (twin shock, liquid cooled). It's reasonably tidy & did run, although last time I started it, it stopped. I pulled the top end off & found a perfect standard bore & piston, however the rod is very tight, so it needs a rod kit at least (I would bore it .5mm over for good measure). It's way down the list of bikes to get to, so available for someone who wants a ripper, rare vinduro bike. The bike has an Australian compliance plate, is complete minus muffler, the seat has been re-done as standard except the blue section is gripper material, comes with new rear mudguard & full graphics kit. The bike is located in Bendigo, Victoria. The price is $2,500 & is non negotiable! You'll find a much, much worse one listed on ebay for a whole lot more money. Ph: 0417394889 or email: for details.

General Discussion / Part identification
« on: March 14, 2017, 01:46:43 PM »
I have an unknown fitment TK (Kijima) porcupine cylinder head. I thought it was for CR125M but alas, no. The head stud spacings are 52mm x 69mm, the combustion chamber width is 56mm (so 125 I guess), it has a flat surface to take a head gasket with dowel holes front & rear. It's in fantastic condition with zero fin damage & I'd almost say it's never been used (no tell tale marks on plug or bolt surfaces). Be a shame not to use it on something. Don't know how to post photos on here or I would. Any help with ID much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

For Sale / 1982 Husqvarna WR430
« on: January 19, 2017, 08:06:57 PM »
Good tidy 1982 WR430 Husky. Very strong engine that hauls arse! Bike is read to get dirty, photos & details on Ozvmx Face Book page, plus bike listed on Evilbay. $4,650.00 located Bendigo Victoria. Ph: 0417394889 or email: for photos/info.

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