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General Discussion / Re: Can of worms
« on: October 22, 2020, 10:03:12 PM »
Without doubt the ( stock OME ) 1981 Maygo 490 will be the bike that will always realise good prices.
Not because it’s any good, it’s really quite bad, but because the hype around this bike is extraordinary.

General Discussion / Re: 1987 CR250 oil Ratio
« on: July 10, 2020, 04:08:26 PM »
We run a 73 YZ 125, 73 YZ 250, 77 RM 125, 81 YZ 465, 94 KX 500 all on Maxima 927 castor oil at 30:1. These bikes have never lost a race at Nats, Origin or Conondale Classic level. They are ridden flat out for the entire  3-4-5 laps every race by the two fastest guys in VMX with no issues.
So for anybody advocating 40,50,60,1000:1, keep it up. Just makes our job a lot easier????????

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: June 20, 2020, 07:56:06 AM »
Six weeks on from this discussion and no news if it’s on or not.
Mick Hughes, can you confirm if any progress has been made?

General Discussion / Re: Bike Clinch
« on: May 24, 2020, 04:10:10 PM »
With Geoff, if it don’t work it’s not there.
I’d buy it if I was setting up a trailer

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: May 09, 2020, 07:56:47 PM »
Yes Ted, as I said on FB, the event has been postponed. We (CMX commission) are working with the club towards a date later in the year & as soon as it is decided a notification will be forthcoming. What we should be asking is who & how many are likely to support the event given the uncertain times we are in?

Yes in. 2 riders 6 classes

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: May 09, 2020, 01:48:19 PM »
Yeah well this event has been postponed.

Any details Ted?

Only what Mick Hughes put on FB.
Not on this date, maybe later in year

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: May 09, 2020, 01:46:04 PM »
So Michael Hughes writings carry no validity?

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: May 08, 2020, 09:06:06 PM »
Yeah well this event has been postponed.

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: March 11, 2020, 09:35:55 PM »
It would appear there is no camping at the track, I like the camping stuff and the comradery that it provides , but I am also OK with soft warm bed, Is there a local that rider refresh themselves?

Been talking to Christian. He’s keen for this

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: December 28, 2019, 09:34:05 PM »
I take it you are talking about Pre 78 as the Pre 75 rules haven’t changed.

Why will, as you term it “ average punter “ be disadvantaged because the suspension level has been lifted 1 1/2” ?

We have 2 Pre 78 bikes that will remain 9” and won’t feel disadvantaged at all.

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: December 28, 2019, 12:49:39 PM »
I’m not convinced the bikes you mention will have a advantage.
I’ve seen a 1973 YZ 250 with 7/4 travel dominate every race its entered for the past 6/7 years with lap times up to 20 seconds a lap better than anything in its class. When you gain 1/2 second off these times it doesn’t really matter

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: December 28, 2019, 10:17:59 AM »
There seems to be some undue reservation about the lifting of the 9" suspension limit to 10.5" in the pre 1978 class. I can't see anyone who has already limited (sorted) their bikes to 9" taking them back & the option to increase 7" (or less) travel bikes to the meet the 9" class limit (now 10.5") has always been there. The new limit simply reflects what some makes came with off the showroom floor & riders can now ride their bikes as they were purchased in 1977 without having to de-engineer them, making it easier to enter the class. The removal of the standard shock mount position rule now allows bikes with layed forward suspension (1975 Honda's for example) into the class where beforehand they were relegated to the Evolution class, so even more bikes eligible for the class. Anyone worried about their bike not having enough suspension travel is letting their mind defeat them in the first instance. A low bike goes around corners better than a tall bike & as the saying goes " jumps for show, corners for dough". Any of the 1975, 1976 & 1977 models are all very competitive in the class & all have pro's & con's, bring them out & join in the fun.

So I take it a scrutineer can easily pick a 1978 Suzuki C fork and shocks fitted to a 75-77 model despite it having 10.5” of suspension travel?

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: December 27, 2019, 04:30:19 PM »
Don’t panic yet Michael.
In 2014 at Echo Valley Nats a 1977 RM 125 B won the Evo class.
This year a 1977 RM 125 B won the Evo 16-29 class
Also this year a 1973 YZ 250 A won the Pre 75 All Powers title against plenty of open class

Competition / Re: 2020 Classic Nats
« on: December 24, 2019, 08:06:46 PM »
Exactly. They’ve set a precedent now so if I had a Pre 75 I’d be demanding it.

Tech Talk / Re: Pivot Pegz
« on: December 09, 2019, 04:09:30 PM »
Waste of money. Putting wide/longer pegs on 40 year old mounts is asking for trouble.
For around $50 you can easily find late model YZ  Titanium pegs and mounts at most wreckers. Simply unbolt and weld later mounts to your bike. Good to go

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