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What Year is Mk11, is that the last one ?

General Discussion / Re: Pressing out swing arm axle
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:54:36 PM »
be careful Zane, i would be wearing a face shield and safety glasses just in case that shattered. shrapnel  would make a mess.

General Discussion / Re: Lost and found
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:21:40 PM »
i'm 55 i wake up some mornings and think the following

- I'm married with 2 kids
- run my own business

How did this happen????

raced bikes hard till i was 30 and then had an epiphany and realised i was driving an old beat up car no money in bank, living week to week in a rented house and blowing all my money on my 5 bikes (i had 6 in garage at one time), snow skiing and live music gigs and piss.

sold a few bikes, stopped racing (this hurt) bought a house and knuckled down for a few years. fast forward to 2003 nearly 10 years and the VMX thing was well under way. thought i might drag my old 1986 CR250RG out for a blatt for a round at barrabool Victoria (my fav track) so i talked Mrs Hoony into going with me, then they cancelled that venue and replaced it with Ravenswood ( another great track) so went with low expectations and ended up  with a few holeshots  and held first for 2 corners in 1 or 2 races and ended up with 2nd overall on the day to a guy 10 years younger and much faster that me.

Yes i got hooked again......

so did a another season then talked a few old mates back into it, restored another old bike that i had (identical 1986 CR250RG) for a mate to ride on for 2 seasons and away we went again, got the idea i should buy a CR500 so i got one and restored it ( never raced a big bore back in the day) got more hooked. did about 5 seasons to about 2009 then wound down again and picked my rides.

getting itching again, no shed to work on bikes yet may next year i will have, they are in storage and the daddy long legs need a home.

would do it all again in a flash if i could build a time machine.

Tech Talk / Re: Crank Rebuilders
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:40:07 PM »
Thanks for the reply Hoony

Western Queensland

Make sure you use someone who has done this before with correct tooling, i learnt this lesson the hard way and my 85' CR500
tins let loose blowing a big chuck out of crankcases. crank, head, cylinder and cases all replaced big damage as it was under load and revving hard when it let loose.

Tech Talk / Re: Crank Rebuilders
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:32:01 PM »
where are you located. i know of 3 in Melbourne.

General Discussion / Re: Buying off this forum
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:33:18 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

General Discussion / Re: remote problems
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:10:23 PM »
i have noticed a similar thing with my car sporadically, aqng i can only put it down to certain areas i park it wont open car (or lock it) and other areas it works from a far distance.....even seems to be different with weather, range seems to be better in cooler weather or
wet weather, when there is more moisure in the air.

Honda / Re: XL 100
« on: November 10, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »

For Sale / Re: Private motocross track for sale, Vic.
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:38:56 AM »
awesome i really admire your drive and passion. your living the dream having your own track, that is way cool.

i have a mate with 30 acres near Yea he lives 45 min away. he bought this probably 17 years ago and we used to go there quite
a lot. he has a small mx natural track and the property backs onto state forest for trail riding as well.
his dream which i am sure he will do, is to build a american style barn on the property and retire there. his only problem is he is so busy with work that he does not use it as often and finds himself going up there to maintain it, that and many old bikes restoring keeps him very busy.

For Sale / Re: Private motocross track for sale, Vic.
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:27:47 AM »
shame JO as i always wanted to have a blast up there, my stage of life at present never aligned with your generous
offers to come and join in.

are you tired of the upkeep, has it been 5 years you have had it?

General Discussion / Re: CD15 new venue in may
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:25:37 AM »
 may be wrong and stand to be corrected and this is only my hunch

i reckon the Local club see CD as a good money spinner for VMX mag and wanted more of the take, as this was reported a few years back.

 i reckon they have to decided to part company and run their own event to increase their revenue. these type of events are booming at present and why not, give the punters what they want.

i have always wondered why is there a restriction on the amount of events run at green park, has this not been a venue for 40 odd years or so?

General Discussion / Re: CD15 new venue in may
« on: November 09, 2018, 03:00:00 PM »
i assume its not to be held at Conondale then?

is QMP - Queensland Moto Park?

Time machine, but then again i would use it to go back to 1979 and nail Monique Van der Vlught.

I don't think you thought this through Hoony, you really think this young Monique is going to fancy an old Hoony that steps out of his time machine

spot on Geoff, i never think anything through.........i even owned an Evil Kwaka once.

CZ / Re: Sidepipe rear subframe
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:39:25 PM »
you can get those small torches with Map Gas, i think this may even have a hotter flame than propane.

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