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Wanted / Re: Suzuki PE complete headlight or Preston Petty
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:55:31 PM »
New Preston Petty available in Vic for not bad price, around $130.
K

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General Discussion / Re: new knee
« on: June 17, 2018, 06:36:13 PM »
Just get it done Ken, no matter how long the recovery is. Mine for the new hips was quick (6 weeks) & 18 months on they just keep getting better. I'm back to full strength/power & feel like I'm 20 again. You'll be kicking yourself for waiting.
K

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Competition / Re: Post classic nationals Sup regs.
« on: June 05, 2018, 07:00:42 PM »
There will be races within races Barry. It's a 40 gate start & some races will be combined but scored separately. Graeme is a very experienced operator, I'm sure he's done the numbers & will ensure a good event. All we have to worry about is getting there & having some fun.
K

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Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:37:15 AM »
If you don't like Wiseco, use an Elsinore 250 piston (used them in '74 KX a few times), of which there are other brand options.
K

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Competition / Re: Classic Nats in Sept
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:10:00 PM »
I believe the track will be adjusted appropriately to suit the VMX classes. The early word was to bypass ( with grass chicane sections) the 3 big table top jumps for classes up to pre'75 but have pre'78 & Evolution use all jumps, I'm unsure if or how this has changed since the first track inspection. Having said that, the track is very similar to Port Pirie track which was used for the classics last year, where the whole track & all jumps were used for all classes. There were no complaints that I know of & everyone seemed to have a whole bunch of fun. VCM is planning some sort of event at the track as a prelude to the National title event, so there will be an opportunity to get first hand experience before the titles. Some people hate flat paddocks while others hate jumps, impossible to please everyone or probably anyone these days. At the end of the day we all have to ride the same track plus mother nature has the potential to turn the best laid out/prepared track to the worst in an instant. In all reality it will be your mind that defeats you long before any actual track does.
K

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Kawasaki / Re: Hey you old green blood barstards
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:58:17 PM »
Not uncommon in any brand. Get it rolling, ride it & pull the clutch at speed. That usually does the trick  to free them up.
K

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Competition / Re: Classic Nats in Sept
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:52:44 AM »
What more do you need to know? It's all go, championship classes as per the MoMS with the finer details being organised. Book your spot on the boat.
Cheers,
K

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Wanted / Re: RM250/370 1976 77 tank ID help required
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:33:31 AM »
Filler in the centre is 1976, off to the side (as yours is) is 1977.
K

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Tech Talk / Re: Mikuni jet needle
« on: May 04, 2018, 04:52:21 PM »
No apologies required, his 500 may have one in it but it's not standard issue for 500's. I don't reckon it would work that well in  VM40 or VM44 though, they generally require 7 series needles.
K

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Tech Talk / Re: Mikuni jet needle
« on: May 04, 2018, 02:37:58 PM »
6DH20 is not a Husky 500 needle (7DH3). It is however used in some CR/WR125's & CR/XC250's. I don't have the specs but last time I checked one against the common Husky 6DH3 needle, it was longer by an obvious amount. I used one in a CR430 which would normally use a 6DH3 & it seemed to clean up the bottom & mid.
Cheers,
K

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Competition / Use of leaded fuel
« on: May 04, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »
With the phasing out of leaded fuel in competition looming in 2019, here's a short survey in an attempt to gauge numbers of those who still use it in competition (classic MX/DT). Results will be forwarded to MA for consideration. There is a deadline, so please ask as many as possible who feel it's relevant to them to respond. In addition, should any CMX/DT club wish to contribute please feel free to contact me at dirt.bike@bigpond.com.
Cheers,
Mick Hughes (BigK)

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Tech Talk / Re: what am I doing wrong 74 kx250
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:06:06 AM »
It's not an electrical issue. Buy a new carby (cheap & easy to source), throw the old carby at someone you don't like.
K

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General Discussion / Re: YZ400E
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:45:36 AM »
Nothing to do with what fuel ratio or brand of oil you are using IMO. Standard jetting is a good starting point but every engine is different. You need to do some due diligence & spend the time & effort to jet it properly. Your problem is in the jetting (IMO) & the first thing I would do considering the symptom you describe, is come back a couple of main jet sizes. It takes some time to sort jetting (if you are fussy) but the result is worth the effort. Dyno runs are OK but not the "be all, end all", my feeling is it's best to do it in the dirt as you will be riding it.
K

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General Discussion / Not VMX but fast & worth a look.
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:55:29 AM »
If you're looking for something to watch on the box, get on to Youtube & search 2018 Big Buck GNCC. Particularly have a look at the Stewart Baylor lap to see how fast someone can punt a motorcycle through the trees (he's not even the fastest). The quads are worth a look as well & there are a few little crash snippets here & there. A good way to kill an hour or so.
K

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Wanted / Re: 43mm triple clamps
« on: February 27, 2018, 06:48:12 PM »
I have YZ 43mm clamps & Honda 41mm which can easily be bored to 43mm.
K

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