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General Discussion / Re: firko is in intensive care anyone know how he is
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:43:54 PM »
Really? He sent me a photo and some info on a TS250 Suzuki about 10 minutes ago.

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General Discussion / Re: Quality steel
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:41:44 PM »
Marcus I have no idea what type of timber it is, but it is much more dense, and heavier than any other piece of timber I have.
Geoff I don't care if they do get them at Aldi, it's satisfying to make a tool and have it work the way it should.  The laminated plane works really good.  You realise that they didn't stop making the wooden planes because the performance was not as good as the metal planes, it was just that the metal was much quicker and easier to produce.
   Zane

My dad taught woodwork and was fascinated by the stuff. He said, proudly, that Australian iron wood was the most dense and hardest wood out there but as far as commercial timber, lignum vitae from South America was it. He had a piece and it looks like your block. Pommy bobbies truncheons were lignum vitae and I believe they made ship pulley sheaves from it for it's strength and resistance to rot.

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Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:19:59 PM »
LWC82PE have a Google for laser cutters; there are quite a few around the country- or take up Geoff's kind offer.

1.2mm sheet thickness would normally be regarded as 18 gauge, 1.6 as 16 gauge, .95 as 20 gauge.

The laser cutter will cope with far thicker material and the programmer will do the required calculation to get your diameter.

Be aware that the laser cut sheets' hole appearance will be different from the likely punched hole on the original. :)

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Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:13:27 PM »
Rectangle 700 x 200 qty 5 or 6. Who would do that?
There are numerous online laser cutting services.

For other work I have made  templates with a solid margin to allow for welding. Spec your holes as 8 on 16  say: 8 diameter,  16mm pitch.

Stainless steel is more expensive but has properties that might make it a better material choice.

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Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:43:14 AM »
Prett much every place i have found so far only lists 3/8 holes in 1.5mm thickness but i was not looking for 1mm though. Just 1.2
Everything i want is always hard to find!
Not keen on drilling hundreds of holes
I will contact some places and see what i can come up with but since you guys think it would not be 1.5mm thick then i wont get that.
By the way i did find a Bassani ad that said the shields were 18G and the pipe cones 22G but the 22g sounds too thin for a pipe so i was wondering if the shield was correct too.

Would you be able to tell me the distance between the centers of the holes too?
Am just not finding anything with 8-9mm holes that is under 1.5mm thick but i am finding a few places that look like they will make anythign you want so i will probably ask them

Thanks
Sketch a drawing of the shape and hole positions and have it laser cut.

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General Discussion / Re: Quality steel
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:38:43 AM »
Good work Zane. I reckon that piece of timber you used for the router might be lignum vitae.

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Honda / Re: Honda CR250 M frame
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:08:39 PM »
OK. Doesn't sound dire enough to warrant another frame and engine cases with that damage are usually easily repairable.

Probably the result of loose engine mount bolts.

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Competition / Re: Classic Nats in Sept
« on: October 02, 2018, 04:08:14 PM »
Perhaps the post '78 classes could be moved ( back) to the Post Classic event.. seeing the Evo classes at an event that has Pre '60.. just doesn't seem to fit.. the Evo classes have more in common with the Post Classic bikes anyway..maybe then there would be enough "interest" to actually hold that event.. given it has fallen over in recent years.. that would then free up some time at the Classic champs.. and it could go back to having capacities within the age groups ..just a thought..

There were a total of 58 riders entered in the 125, 250, open Evo classes.  Some rode two Evo capacity classes and other categories as well.

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Honda / Re: Honda CR250 M frame
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:40:24 PM »
I’m looking to replace my 73 CR 250 frame as its constantly cracking. Does anyone know if the MTor MR frames are usable ? My only concern would be the down pipe attachment points.

Kev

Whereabouts does it crack? It is usually possible to properly repair and reinforce a frame.

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General Discussion / Re: Quality steel
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:49:40 AM »
Old Brobo blade would be more than good Zane- usually tool steel.

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Competition / Re: Classic Nats in Sept
« on: September 24, 2018, 04:28:11 PM »
Good one. Everyone slows to 40 k's now in Vic when passing an emergency vehicle with lights on so we get a good look.

I was pulled up for 20k's over on the New England on the way to last years State of Origin. He saw the bikes in the back and asked where I was off to.  Told me I had about 5 hours to go and he would review the booking. Haven't heard anything.

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Competition / Re: Classic Nats in Sept
« on: September 24, 2018, 02:46:36 PM »
Highway patrol just out of Beaufort didn't slow you up too much then.

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General Discussion / Re: rm500
« on: September 18, 2018, 05:43:45 PM »
The disc front end will have to go if its an 84 model bike and you want to race in pr85 class. And if it does happen to be the ultra rare 85 model 500 well that is out for pre 85 too.
. Front disc should be legal Pre85  on a RM500. 84 TS250 ran a disc.

What is the disc brake front end off?  If it is off a 84 Honda or Kawasaki it might be legal.  To use a TS 250 front disc brake you would have to use the TS forks and I don't think you would want to do that.  Also it is just the disc brake what are the forks off.  Remember the onus of proof rests with the bike owner.
Why would you have to use the TS250 forks Kevin?

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General Discussion / Re: Where can l do a plug-chop on my CR500 in Vic?
« on: September 18, 2018, 05:41:40 PM »
Anyone know of a strip about 1.5 km long (prefer slightly uphill) where l can run a few plug-chops on my Honda CR500, without annoying cops or nearby residents?  Within 1 1/2 hours drive of Ballan (Vic) would be great.

Mia Mia-Redesdale Rd.

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General Discussion / Re: rm500
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:36:54 PM »
The disc front end will have to go if its an 84 model bike and you want to race in pr85 class. And if it does happen to be the ultra rare 85 model 500 well that is out for pre 85 too.
. Front disc should be legal Pre85  on a RM500. 84 TS250 ran a disc.

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