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General Discussion / Re: Vintage Adventure Touring
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:03:35 AM »
Sounds like a plan

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It's on again! Bigger and better than before, the ultimate weekend away for enthusiasts of old dirt bikes.
Running over the weekend of 9,10 & 11, March 2018 so book your holidays now so you don't miss out.
Massive Show n Shine for Restorers and Collectors of Pre-95 dirt bikes and older. This year we had over 200. Judged by a panel of 6 learned judges 17 Classes to enter with Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each class.
2 x Euro Style Grass Tracks open Saturday & Sunday for more riding that your old bodies can handle.
Riverside camping on lush green grass that grows right to the banks of the Mighty Hawkesbury River.
Live Rock n Roll Band Saturday night in the HQ Marquee.
Great Home Cooked style food on offer and much more.
If you are a fan of old dirt bikes, this is a Dream Weekend to put on your calendar.
Event location: 312 River Rd Lower Portland NSW 2756

http://www.ozvmx.com.au/resto-expo-tickets/



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General Discussion / Re: Better than Tattslotto
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:05:18 PM »
Just bought 4 x tickets Geoff. 1 in 250 chance to win it. I like those odds ;D
Cheers Mate

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Competition / Re: Farleigh Castle
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:51:30 AM »
Just arrived back from the trip yesterday. Man what a trip and better than I had hoped. Just such a blast riding and racing the Farleigh track and getting to know the Aussie team and supporters and all the extremely generous and helpful Poms. Great report Brad and your results reflect what I witnessed as a beautifully executed race weekend despite some set backs. Well done mate, I was proud to race in the same team as you. All riders in the Team gave it their all and each of us have our own dramas and highlights. The highlight rides were James Deakin, Craig Ando, Kirk Hutton, Geoff Ballard and of course BvB. I'd like to make a special mention of John Kittle. What a stand up guy he showed himself to be. He went to Farleigh as a team member and BvB was our reserve. While John says he wasn't riding at his best due to recovering from a broken collarbone, he was still riding very well and had every right to keep his place in the team. It was a class act how he put his team and his friendship first and offered to give up his place for Brad. JK has to be admired for such a selfless decision.

I second Brad's comments on how rough the track was. I've done a lot of Motocross racing on many different tracks and have never seen anything like it. I always shake my head when riders complain about rough tracks in Australia because as far as I am concerned rough tracks are an integral part of the challenge of real Motocross and we just need to ride to the conditions. That's why long travel suspension has developed on our bikes. This trip to Farleigh reinforced my viewpoint as there are very few more legitimate authentic natural terrain motocross tracks around the world than Farleigh Castle. With an average 2.40 to 3 minute lap of Farleigh throwing all sorts of challenges at you. Long sloppy and shaded ruts that changed every lap. Deep sharp edged potholes full of slippery rocks, long extremely bumpy uphills and downhills and of course the famous steps. I have to admit though, I was not at all prepared for how rough it actually was and as it got rougher my bike felt more and more badly prepared for the conditions. It was a little damp early Saturday but the day was sunny and it dried through the day getting faster and rougher and rougher. By the last of my 4 Saturday motos it was just crazy trying to accelerate up and down the hills. Think of the absolute roughest acceleration bumps you have experienced coming out of a corner, the line you do everything to avoid, then imagine it like that all across the track all the way up and down the hills. Then on Sunday, you turn up to the track to find out overnight it had received over an hours solid rain! I can tell you when I found that out, I thought to myself, holy crap this is simply going to be a battle to survive each lap, and I was right. All those sharp edged bumps were now sloppy with virtually no traction. It was carnage, with bikes strewn all over the track. As difficult as it was as part of such a great Aussie team it was an amazing experience to race the track all those World Champs and GP stars of the past had raced.

Anyway Rosco Holden did it! He organised, coordinated and managed the whole effort and it was exactly what I thought it would be, a VMX Trip of a lifetime. Fantastic memories I'll take to my grave.

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General Discussion / 13 New Forum Members in September - Good to see
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:10:53 AM »
Beginning to see a steady increase in new members and daily visits to the forum. Great to see. Last month in addition to a few more Aussies we picked up a few new members from the UK, one from Canada, one from NZ and a few from the US as well. Welcome all and enjoy the forum.

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General Discussion / Re: National License
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:58:01 PM »
Helped a guy renew his license. Took our combined efforts 4 times to finally get it through.  :-\

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Competition / Re: 2017 VMX & Vets State of Origin
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:29:50 PM »
This event is looking to really be gaining some traction. It was awesome last year on a very vintage friendly track and this year the Victorians and Queenslanders seem to be rallying troupes to try and knock NSW off. I like their optimism ;D

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Suzuki / Re: Handlebars
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:09:40 AM »
Mark the Jimmy Button and Tall Windham are the tallest I have found. I thought the same as you but when I sat on a mint 79CR250 with stock bars they weren't as tall as I remembered, the Button are taller. Could be different for the RM but I just put it down to remembering everything was bigger when I was young.

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General Discussion / Re: VMX
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:02:00 AM »
From what I have heard next year it is in the Australian Manual of Motorsport.

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Look out guys. I heard on the weekend 2 x Guns riding Green are on their way from the Heaven VMX club. I never thought I'd hear myself say this but "Go Team Green"  ;D

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Dargle on this weekend. Over 150 VMX bikes and 2 days of racing. Come down and have an old fashioned race fan day out. Kiosk open
The address is 312 River Rd Lower Portland

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Due to circumstances beyond our control the Maitland track is no longer available for this round. The Smith family at Dargle have come to the rescue and are making Dargle Motocross available to us. A new Classic Bike friendly track layout has been licensed just for our club and at this meeting we'll get a chance to test it out. Online entry will be open in the next few days

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Strange request! Anyone have a 78,79 CR250 I can borrow or hire for 2 weeks? Or is there one for sale? Need to test and tune an engine

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Wanted / Looking for NOS Piston for a 78-80 CR250 - 13100-467-000
« on: July 04, 2017, 09:03:49 AM »
You never know your luck unless you try ;D

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General Discussion / Re: adding photos
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:08:31 PM »
Are you talking about the forum or Photobucket that you are having trouble with?


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