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General Discussion / Re: Plastic Guard suppliers
« on: January 20, 2019, 07:07:35 PM »
Any shutdown is caused by Democrat intransigence. Like it or not Trump received a mandate to build a wall.

You mean the mandate where trump got about three million less votes than Clinton? The shutdown that trump said he would be  proud to own?   :-)

Tech Talk / Re: Leaking carbs
« on: January 17, 2019, 04:13:30 PM »

Maico / Re: Bing main jet sizes
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:21:38 AM »
Thanks Sleepy that's very helpful

Maico / Bing main jet sizes
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:44:41 PM »
Can anyone tell me if bing main jets are rated by size or flow? Is a 185 main for example a 1.85mm orifice?


Tech Talk / Re: Amal to Mikuni conversion chart
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:23:13 PM »
It's not much help I know.…  on my maico 440, just in terms of the number stamped on the jet, a MK2 40mm amal compared to a 38mm VM mikuni, the mikuni pilot jet is roughly 100% larger, the amal main jet is about 50% larger.

Wanted / Re: fox air shocks
« on: December 14, 2018, 10:40:41 AM »
A long shot but you could try contacting Steve at Vintage Ohlins on facebook. He seems to be able to source lots of nice stuff.

Bike Transport / Re: Brisbane to Perth?
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:30:02 PM »
thanks piney

Bike Transport / Re: Brisbane to Perth?
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:31:33 PM »
Cheers Alex, I'll check them out

Bike Transport / Brisbane to Perth?
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:24:14 PM »
Any recommendations for Brisbane to Perth bike transport? Family isn't cutting it. :-)

Tech Talk / Re: Sparkplug technical information.
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:48:14 PM »

Now my interest is; would one or the other (projected v non projected) run hotter or cooler

The heat range of both is 8, regardless of design parameters. Not sure what you're chasing?

Tech Talk / Re: Sparkplug technical information.
« on: November 24, 2018, 06:19:42 PM »
My question, for the same given length of porcelain, is it a hotter plug if more is protruding into the combustion-chamber (exposed to more flame)' or a colder plug (exposed to cooling mixture before ignition).

Well my 2c opinion is  8's is 8's and 9's is 9's regardless of construction. Protruding or not if its been labeled an 8 by ngk then that's what it is. :-)

If you look at a plug heat range conversion chart it will for example, tell you an ngk 8 is a denso 24. No mention of any other factors.

You might choose a different construction tho because of considerations other than heat range.

Maico / Re: Billet Alloy Front Brake Arm and Backing plate
« on: November 24, 2018, 02:27:40 PM »
Another vote for Jeroen. He's helpful, races maicos and sells good stuff.

Maico / Re: Billet Alloy Front Brake Arm and Backing plate
« on: November 23, 2018, 08:24:20 PM »
If it were me and I'd twice been sent the wrong thing from a specialist supplier and was only then told the correct part wasn't available, I'd assume there was a non-zero chance they'd get it wrong again. There's other suppliers of billet back plates so I'd ask for a refund.


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