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General Discussion / Re: Plastic Guard suppliers
« on: Today at 03:38:56 AM »
If in a hurry remember postal workers (and others) not getting paid in US and therefore not working. good old Trump

Fake News ;-). The US Postal Service is operating as normal. From their site:

“Postal Service operations will not be interrupted in the event of a government shutdown, and all Post Offices will remain open for business as usual,” said Linda Neill, strategic communication specialist, Denver, Colorado. “Because we are an independent entity that is funded through the sale of our products and services, and not by tax dollars, our services will not be impacted by a government shutdown.”

Any shutdown is caused by Democrat intransigence. Like it or not Trump received a mandate to build a wall.

Competition / Re: 2019 Dakar Rally
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:09:17 PM »
Toby Price - Legend!

Even got a detailed report on the ABC radio news this morning.
(Less than the embarrassing “Oxygen Thieves” That are our top ranked Male Tennis players)

Likely a story on the ABC TV news tonight. (If Trump doesn’t start WW3)
Trump is much more likely to prevent WW3 than start it from what I have seen.

Competition / Re: 2019 Classic Nats
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:54:59 PM »
Is this one a deffo? I've now booked accommodation 3 times...

Suzuki / Re: RM400 creeping clutch
« on: January 14, 2019, 04:19:33 PM »
If it's a 400C with the RH side mechanism the problem is the magnesium clutch cover oil canning and not pulling the pressure plate clear.
Battled this on my 370. Get a daisy wheel clutch lever set up and over adjust at the line and wind off when under way.

Tech Talk / Re: Exhaust port height on Piston-port 250 ?
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:21:49 AM »
A standard YZ250D 70/64 had the exhaust port open 34.3 from the top. Harry Klemm (DG) ported those for MX to 33.4.

I have a 73 TM250 cylinder with the quite narrow bridged exhaust port opening at 36 mm. With a 32 mm carb and the primitive 2 transfer arrangement, opening at 52 mm down the hole, the bike is tractable.

Competition / Re: ls it allowed, shock forward mounts but not used?
« on: January 01, 2019, 04:01:29 PM »
John, Pre 1978 is for bike models designated 1975, '76 and '77 only- at least at the Nationals.

Tech Talk / Re: cleaning seat base
« on: December 24, 2018, 04:10:58 PM »
Perhaps aqua blast? I've used soapy steel wool with good enough results for a rider

General Discussion / Re: Courts suppressing names.
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:50:26 PM »
I know where your coming from  and hopefully soon they will be swing from a rope and not one attached to a church bell.

 The reason behind the suppression order is to ensure  public comment  does not interfere and possibly taint a current investigation/court case that could see a guilty man go free by claiming they did not receive an unbiased trial.. No one wants to see that.

Exactly. He has further matters pending and should be given the presumption.

Wanted / Re: fox air shocks
« on: December 14, 2018, 03:37:07 PM »
US eBay usually has a set or two. That's where mine came from.

Tech Talk / Re: Wiring loom re-wrapping?
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:41:35 AM »
Sheathing, shrink tubing and silicon tape. You need to sheath and shrink tube before terminating.

General Discussion / Re: Buying off this forum
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:50:55 PM »
i like sellers where they list in the add 2 columns like below for example (Nathan S Does this)

What's good
- bottom end
- piston and bore

Whats needs doing
- paint
- Cracked sprocket cover

then with this in mind, you can ask the questions you need to know that are important before you commit, lessens the chance of disappointment

Exackerly. I politely ask "what are the bikes faults" and if it is expensive "can I check the bore and big end?"

GMC , to be fair on Ma , nobody is forcing anyone to participate in a MA event . If you want to pay $500 for a license and $100 + to ride each time , it is up to you . You can buy a PE ,Xr or DR with with classic registration ($90 PA )and have lots of hassle free fun in the bush , farmers properties or state forests together with the mates of your choice .
Where do you get $500 from old son? The MA license is nowhere near that. 500 will get you a license and the entry fee for 3 meetings.

Tech Talk / Re: Sparkplug technical information.
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:45:47 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.
We ran surface gap plugs in rotaries; around an 11 in NGK and had to use a 6 or 7 to warm up or they would foul.

Honda / Re: XL 100
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:27:09 PM »
G'day people. Just wondering are engine parts hard to source. I picked up a {I thought complete} K2 100. That's what is marked on the carby to air box rubber boot. I have the 100 motor in a box with engine internals missing, and a 125 motor instead in the frame. Again are parts hard to come by ?

                                                                Cheers, Mark.

Engine parts, genuine and aftermarket, are all easy to source and readily available. Only thing I have found hard to get are new, genuine valve springs.

Tech Talk / Re: Wheel Identification
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:12:51 PM »

Can anyone shed some light on this logo?

I'm trying to identify a wheel that was mounted to a doner bike I acquired.

This logo appears on the brake drum, along with the numbers 764

It appears on the hub, along with the numbers 773

And it appears on the brake plate along with the numbers 765

The rim is Gold and is stamped Takasago J 17 x 2.15 DOT 171 Japan 982

I just want to know so I can advertise the wheel for sale, with some confidence that I know what it came off!

If it's of any use to anyone, please feel free to PM me.

It's Honda I'd say by the foundry mark and quite likely from an XR500. A decent photo would be a help.

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