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General Discussion / Re: ebay calculated import charges increase.
« on: January 23, 2019, 07:25:06 PM »
I gave up on eBay international purchases years ago when they started doing "postage" and extorting us for triple the rack rate.
Have to desperately want something to buy it on eBay these days.

Competition / Re: 2019 Dakar Rally
« on: January 18, 2019, 12:17:19 PM »
yep - outstanding news. An absolute star is our Toby
Agree with you Skypig on tennis - me thinks Leyton  has done a fine job of developing a bunch of respectful young guys rather than the past crop of arrogant over paid oxygen thieves as you well note.

Tech Talk / Re: Ballpark start, VM36 on 250 piston-port engine?
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:11:56 AM »
have 3 250 piston port bikes - '74-76 all run
main 290 - 310
1.5 on slide

Competition / Re: Motorcycling Australia
« on: September 20, 2018, 05:47:44 PM »
Thank you  ;)
20 years - where did it go....


Competition / Re: Classic Nats in Sept
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:52:16 PM »
Just want to say good luck to all those competing at the Nationals, Im in bloody Perth but wishing I was there and with such a good entry even more so.
Safe racing to all

Competition / Re: Classic Nats in Sept
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:18:22 AM »
There are a bunch of very enthusiastic VMX stalwarts behind this event and from a conversation last week I hear strong entries already received. 

Suzuki / Re: Suzuki TM125 Front End/Forks Needed
« on: July 18, 2018, 02:21:04 PM »
specifically TM250 74/75 forks are the go using TM 250 triples from the same years.
RM triples will not be Ok and a knowing scrutineer will ping you
The first RM forks are shorter by about 20mm in length and have the drain hole in a different spot but are otherwise the same at the TM externally. I never saw the drain hole position as being a problem, some may but that would be overly pedantic to me; quite a few pre 75 bikes have that fork but you have to know what to look for to spot it.
I wouldnt fit TM125 forks to a TM125 if I was going to race it as the TM250 are stiffer, longer travel and the TM250 brake is way better.

Suzuki / Re: TS400 stator fit TM400???
« on: June 10, 2018, 06:37:35 PM »
I believe its a yes

Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:27:26 PM »
Pipe didn't work - engines coming out...........

Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:52:56 AM »
you know it shits me a tad, my daughters GTMX80 (1978) always ran like crap, Jane knew no difference and it stayed slow so I didn't worry too much, she rode it for years on the farm like that and loved it. I got the engine rebuilt after 38 years of kids flogging it and it still ran like crap so I burnt out the pipe and it went from a slug to a rocket.

Now I just want to know if I have the same thing, the simple stuff sometimes gets missed when your overthinking a problem. Full report soon.


Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:35:55 AM »
thanks all
going to burn out the pipe and see whats going on - full report soon
appreciate all the help!!
Mick - going to CD on Sunday for a look - possibly riding the H2 but not riding at CD, see u there.

Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: June 02, 2018, 06:40:54 PM »
Had thought about the piston - its a 40 year old Wiseco and I have never been a fan, it was all I could get. I have another Barrel, have a new sleeve - may be thats the next step after the 76 test??

Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: June 02, 2018, 04:53:45 PM »
there story is that a new rotor made no difference.
The summary is
carb from my 76 that works fine - same engine it should work fine on the 74
multiple ignition, stator, coil, and now rotor - no difference
port heights look fine, piston around the right way and everything opens and closes like it should
it runs like shit - almost nothing blubbering down low, better in the top end but not fantastic. This is the thing that gets me - in all the main seals its the top end that is bad when a seal is gone.
really oily - dripping out so right now Im looking at the right side main seal - thats about where im at short of a crank case gasket leak.......
perhaps the best thing would be shelve the motor and get another and start again!!!!


Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:01:28 PM »
wife had differing plans for the QLD long weekend so didn't get to it - will do as soon as possible! Imagine the day when I make plans that alter the course of my wife's weekend - that day aint coming any time soon....

one must do as one is told - apparently.....

Competition / Re: Use of leaded fuel
« on: May 08, 2018, 11:56:39 AM »
been running BP pump gas for 10 years, no problems. arguing to still have lead in fuel (any fuel) is something no one can win.

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