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Yamaha / Re: IT400D shock bump stop replacement
« on: September 17, 2008, 03:58:10 PM »
Getting a rubber stop off a car shock, splitting one side, at an angle, then superglueing back together works well as it sits inside the metal cup. If you want to fit the new one correctly then you have to pull the shock apart, hold it at the bottom, then unscrew the eyelet end. If you want to do it the quick way, clamp the shaft in a vice, I can hear the howls of horror already, where the bump stop is normally and put a large screwdriver through the eyelet and unscrew. They can be very stubborn and may turn in the vice so hit the screwdriver with a lump of wood. Any damage to the chrome will be covered by the new bump stop. Rough as guts I admit but I have done this numerous times without ever damaging the shock. Dont think yours has it but be aware that the rebound adjuster rod goes down the shaft but I have never crushed it, yet. I have actually tried to on an old one that was buggered and still couldn't crush it.


My wife often puts a part of my anatomy in the vice

« on: September 17, 2008, 03:38:18 PM »
Yamaha website says the same ( but I always use this as a starting point then set by height level. With the springs out and forks bottomed I aim for 120mm from the top. Then add a cap full (Approx 10mm) to stiffen up or take away to soften. I dont run air in my forks anymore just adjust oil height.


I'm always adjusting my oil height

Yamaha / Re: Anyone know standard bore for YZ125J Please
« on: September 17, 2008, 03:18:18 PM »
Wiseco make up to 2.0mm over (58mm) so it has 2 more bites at the cherry.
I actually have found other aftermarket makers that go in 0.25 jumps but rare.


Still kicking but not sure if alive.

Yamaha / Re: YZ175D.
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:25:06 PM »
Unfortunately I promised Daryl we would do all the Clubbies together and that clashes with the possible date change to the 17th plus our vice president, (Ex president) Franz Van der Bomm, has his 60th the night before. I missed his testimonial a couple of years back as I was away at a Viper event. He has since been struck down with Motor Neurone Disease. It is a horrible disease, the mind is still sharp as a tack but the body refuses to co-operate. I wont be missing that.

The 28th of Sept clashes too so it looks like Oct 26th is my only chance if that is the day they pick otherwise it will be a 09 comeback.


Yamaha / Re: YZ175D.
« on: July 14, 2008, 10:14:49 AM »
Hi Nathan,
I too had the same idea when I first got into Viper. Not being able to find or afford a 250 I built a YZ175 but I took the easy way though and ran an IT175E engine in my YZ125E frame.
Use to struggle off the line (Lack of power) but made up for it round the track in handlabilty.
It also didnt take as much out of me as the 250 does.
Great work.

There was a YZ175C, I think it was the only run though.

Will catch up with you soon.

Beer, drugs (Prescription kind) blah blah blah!

PS It was good to catch up with a few of the boys at Ravenswood and Blue Rock now looks in doubt for me.
At this rate I dont think the old girls are going to get a run this year. Damn it.

Yamaha / Re: Rear shock to suit 79 yz250/400 for sale?
« on: July 04, 2008, 10:36:28 AM »
I have several oem ones. Will need to check if 125 or 250/400 Are you after a restored one or a rebuilder?

Oh my head hurts

Yamaha / Re: Yamaha Motor parts list?
« on: April 17, 2008, 03:12:15 PM »
Old phone died with your address on it.
SMS me again please 0427 334186

Bike Talk / Re: YZ465 question
« on: April 16, 2008, 03:25:38 PM »
I tooo looked at this and had the same assumption till I looked closer.
I think it is a YZ.
Looks to be an add on handle, maybe to help lift onto a stand.
Swingarm deffinitely YZ, IT's had the quick release.
No bash plate but may have been taken off.
Very tempted to buy but didn't

General Discussion / Re: Ebay Seller - Gold Star.
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:58:38 PM »
I too have been over charged many times (Price quoted different to what is on the box) but I always pay up to protect my rating as I find that it helps when querying things later you are more beleivable. Pleasing though is that when I have contacted them and pointed out the discrepency 95% have refunded most of the difference if not all.
Some cases I have had stator coils turn up and one or both are faulty and after contacting the relevant seller they have given a partial refund and in one case he even refunded the postage.

I have only been ripped off a few times by sellers but heaps by Ebay themselves. Their currency rate is always over 2 cents in the dollar less than the going rate when buying OS with Paypal and they charge about 2.5% when buyers use Paypal but will pull your adds if you try to pass on those costs to Palpay buyers.

In all, my dealing on Ebay have been good but I always try to deal with sellers that have very high ratings @ a high percentage (98%+) and if they have ANY recent negatives I check them out. 9 times out of 10 I found the negatives have been left by Non registered users.

So I suppose "all I am saying is give peace a chance", no, wrong, that with a little homework on who you are buying from should keep you in good stead. I have been ripped off dealing one on one more times than Ebay.

All have a great time at CD5 and have a beer or three for me

General Discussion / Re: Aussies invade NZ
« on: April 15, 2008, 06:46:53 PM »
Now come on boys. I never over endulged. At best, I was slightly socially excited. My wife made me promise to be on my best behavior.
Didn't I succeed?????????????????????
Anyway, I have nothing on you Kiwi blokes, especially anyone who "Drank from the victors cup." (Go DJ)
That concoction bordered on paint stripper mixed with lighter fluid.
"A fine wine that really opens up the the sleuzes at both ends." (Appologies to Monty Python)
Again, I cant thank you guys enough and all I can hope is to retun the favour one day.
How good would it be if we could set up a "VMX Oceania?" Problem would be getting bikes to and fro.
The way to go would be to line up a heap of loaners. I digress.
I had to go to work today and that was a "Back to reality" moment but my mind wandered back to the one of the best times I have ever had and would just have a silly grin that only I knew why.

Hope to do it again one day

I'm not fat, just sort for my weight.

PS Thanks for the shirts TM Bill & DJ Racing, they went "Staight to the pool room"

    Or at least they will when I build it.

General Discussion / Aussies invade NZ
« on: April 14, 2008, 11:49:02 PM »
Hi to all,

Haven't been on here for a while but have just got back from NZ and have a few people to thank.

First to Steve Sweeney who arranged the trip over and then some.
To all the great Kiwis I met but especially Lloyd McKensie, Bill "TM Bill" and the new 125 champ Don "DJ Racing".
I was just blown aways by these guys and their mates. Their genorosity, the fact they accepted a couple of Aussie mongrels as one of there own (Well, almost) and they couldn't have been any more helpfull. They let us race in their event, lent me a bike and invited us to their end of season presentation. All bar one didn't even care when I hung sh*t on their beer. (It wasn't that bad actually but I wasn't telling them that!) To all you guys, thank you so much, I haven't laughed and enjoyed myself so much in ages.

As for the event, all I can say is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! Even though I didn't do so well I still had a ball. It was so laid back, at least for most. None of the crap we go through here. You guys exemplify "Same old bikes, same old dirt, same old fun" What a shame it is only going to get worse for us. Thanks to DJ for the lend of his YZ125E.

A few of the lads are coming over for CD5 but unfortunately I wont be able to make it but I would have loved to catch up with them again. I hope they come again some time and I can repay their hospitality.

Thanks to all you blokes and your partners. You made the trip exceptional.


Thank the lord for full strength beer and anti-inflamatories.

Wanted / YZ 125,250 or 400 D, E or F front mudguard NOS white
« on: October 01, 2007, 11:43:15 PM »
Hi, looking for a NOS front mudguard, white, for a YZ 125,250 or 400 D, E or F 1977-79. Need this to finish off my YZ125E that I've had from new. Anyone that can help please contact me.
Neale 0427 334186

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