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With the amount of preload you'll need to set the ride height with a 90kg rider my guess is those dual rate/progressive ohlins springs (horrible things imo) will be basically running as 82lb springs, but with tons of preload. I'm 75kg and set of straight rate 80lb springs feels pretty good to me on a '74 husky. :-)

Nice one John :-)

Personally I don't trust replacement ignitions as far as I can throw them, and not just pvl. As far as I'm concerned putting a timing light on them is an essential part of the installation process. Getting it started is one thing, the next is checking the damn thing is doing what you want it to. Sometimes the timing marks seem to be completely random. :-)

Tech Talk / Re: Help/ideas needed to get my stupid brain working.
« on: February 16, 2019, 07:09:13 PM »
Well I'll take a punt. :-)

I haven't used that aerostart stuff but I'm assuming that if there's a spark at the right time then it's at least going to make a pop?? So there's either no spark or its sparking at the wrong time (eg 180 degrees out).

If you take the plug out, put a timing light on it and spin the engine with an electric drill you should be able to see when its firing. If that's correct it only leaves no spark under pressure.

There are those cheap ignition testers on ebay that let you set/adjust a very large gap, to simulate ignition under pressure, but I haven't tried one.

General Discussion / Re: Workshop floor paint?
« on: February 03, 2019, 10:13:24 AM »
Non slip is good. Some of those paints are diabolically slippery when wet, especially if you have smooth finish concrete. Both my old dogs hurt their hips slipping on a painted floor, even with grit in the paint.

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?

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