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General Discussion / Re: Triumph bobber 2017
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:51:00 AM »
Enjoy your Sunday rides and make the most of it as we never know what lurks around the corner for us

General Discussion / Re: Triumph bobber 2017
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:00:58 AM »
You growing old with style Jimson, well done.
We all need to treat ourselves from time to time

General Discussion / Re: Pressing out swing arm axle
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:11:28 PM »
I did a tough one a few years back, sat the frame with motor sideways in the press and hit the engine mount with a mixture of oxy heat and cold and lube sprays.
It took 3 days for it to break free, giving the press another pump every hour when I was in the workshop to keep the pressure up along with another spray. (don't try to force it out in one go)
If you have time (and a press) on your side you have nothing to lose

It's usually the bolt and steel sleeve of the engine mount that rust themselves together

Vinduro / Re: Vintage Class A4DE
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:04:52 PM »
You and the team going to give it another go?

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:44:28 PM »
im going to sneak down and remove that rock that got me >:( :o

You might want to take a Bobcat with you and fill in a couple of gullies as well ;D

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: December 02, 2018, 09:08:25 PM »
Vinduro clubs in the country run their cut-off date in many different ways
The Four Day this year ran the Vintage class to FIM specs which is Pre86
There was a lot of interest in this event and so VERi have decided to cater to those that may be interested in another
VERi have tweaked the classes up to Pre 88 which is within the VERi charter.
VERi are running the event as an open event and welcome anyone in Australia (or even the world) to enter and as any club running an open we have decided to run our event our way.

General Discussion / Re: Buying off this forum
« on: December 01, 2018, 11:02:32 AM »
We tend to think of the Forum as a small community so it hurts more when we get burnt.

While not related to forum purchases I do see a lot of the dodgy stuff out there that new owners send me after they have been caught out, usually interstate purchases where checking out the item yourself isn't always feasible;
welds done by pre-schoolers
dodgy looking frame repairs that are hidden under the tank or seat etc.
frames that have been bogged up
Have a fuel tank at the moment that is nearly a Kilo heavier than it should be, they even bogged the fuel tap on completely covering the bolts, nice paint job though :o

Wanted / Re: Wanted KLX 250B 1980 model parts
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:53:14 AM »
Hello Team,
Looking for parts for KLX 250B 1980 model.

Located Hervey Bay Queensland


Hi RustyKLX, I do have a DC headlight shroud in stock if you want to go that way

General Discussion / Re: GMC
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:51:09 AM »
Cheers guys
They have me on the drugs that killed River Phoenix so I should be right :o

General Discussion / Re: Lost and found
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:36:34 PM »
Never thought too much about where I would be at this age, still can't believe I'm just short of 60
Been lots of forks and crossroads along the journey of life, many of which could have sent me in completely different directions and most of the turns I took were from fumbling through or journeys forced upon me, very few were planned.
Some health issues are holding me back at the moment (I think if I was a cat I would be nearly out of lives) so just make the most of what you have.

I did think I would have been riding more than I have been though
maybe in 2019

Wanted / Re: Wanted KLX 250B 1980 model parts
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:25:25 PM »
Bish, You wouldn't have a chain guide by chance would you?

Chain guide or chain slider?
I have chain sliders in stock at the moment

General Discussion / Re: GMC
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:22:42 PM »
Been dealing with some health issues of late so haven't been near the phone that much.
I can be a bit slow getting onto emails at times too when I'm busy
however I replied to your email this morning, it always pays to check your spam/junk folder when awaiting replies.
Have had many emails bounce back over the years which makes contact hard (although yours hasn't bounced back yet)

Tech Talk / Re: Smart carburettor
« on: November 25, 2018, 12:28:52 PM »
Interesting, the 500 odd dollars I assume is US?
While not overly extreme it would be enough to put off the manufacturers although if it helps with emissions as claimed you would think that would be enough for the manufacturers to use it these days

The boost bottle lives in modern times

"The short answer is insurance"

Wow for $600 we get millions cover and considering insurance is spread across the world for risk keeping costs similar. No wonder MA travel the world and all big

$600 per event or per year?
Outside quotes that I have seen run around $8k a year and that's for non competitive events.
Love to know what insurance company you use

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 .

That's right, nobody is forcing us to ride in a MA event, nobody is even forcing us to ride nor are they forcing us the breath either, but most of us here have trouble giving up these pastimes.

There are already a lot of us that have registered  PE's XR's or DR's and even the occasional KDX (both Classic and Rec reg, approx $75 PA) but the desire to frolic as a herd means that any more than 20 in a group constitutes a event that requires forestry permission and logically PL insurance as well. No need for a MA license for a forest ride either.
Personally I have my own MX track out the back door and a few K's down a quiet dirt road to state forest but I would much rather ride in new places with many like minded people

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