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General Discussion / Re: Any old boys still here ?
« on: November 25, 2023, 12:34:12 PM »
Yes still look but dont post use to do lots of photo but no one every looked .

Ozvmx started my Graeme Mc  on July 2007

yes i always looked at your pics.

 from memory the original forum started before 2007, it got hacked by some Turkish clowns and Graeme had to start again and we all had to sign up again.

General Discussion / Re: Any old boys still here ?
« on: November 20, 2023, 07:51:44 AM »

Yes Hooney 86,87,88 and 89 I raced in europe. Two years on the KTM540 and then on the Jumbo (820 twin watercooled ) I havent seen or heard from Ian smith since 85 . Is he still around?

Ian Smith was racing speedway sidecars with Craig Fordham swinging when i was racing Speedway solo so that was 1988-1994 era. not sure what he is doing now.

General Discussion / Re: Any old boys still here ?
« on: November 16, 2023, 05:01:48 PM »
yes Walter we raced together a few times in 1983 i swung for Bernard on his WASP Norton 850 a few times in that year and then Grant Dargue on an ex Ian Smith WASP Yamaha 880 twin, i then i raced solo for a few years returning in 1987 to Ride on the KTM540 with Dukey swinging for me but i think you were in Europe then, that was why i got the gig with Dukey. i then started racing Dirt Track and then 5 seasons of Speedway on a Weslake 500 Solo.

I spoke to Dukey a few weeks back he is slowly restoring that VMC/KTM 540.

KTM / Re: Brad Lewis....
« on: November 01, 2023, 04:41:06 PM »
try this email address, sorry i don't have a number

General Discussion / Re: Any old boys still here ?
« on: October 20, 2023, 06:44:13 PM »
still here

General Discussion / Re: VMX Mag
« on: September 17, 2023, 01:04:58 PM »
G'day Zane,

the advertised email should still work try that.

Wanted / Re: Wanted CR 250 Forks 1985/86
« on: August 12, 2023, 10:26:39 AM »
choose the 86 forks over the 85 as the 86' are cartridge forks.

they are great set of forks. i have a 86' CR250RG and a 85' CR500 fitted wit 86' 250 forks with heavier springs.

General Discussion / Re: Ideas for carb jet holder?
« on: April 27, 2023, 07:16:26 PM »
have you checked if MotionPro make something suitable.

Wanted / Re: Tap
« on: March 24, 2023, 12:56:58 PM »
G'day Walter, its an unusual size, i will have a look at when i am at work Monday, we have all sorts of stuff.

is it worth checking some local engineering businesses close to you to see if they have one, would be exy to buy i guess.

whats it for ?

Tech Talk / Re: Shock internal gas (air) bags.
« on: March 04, 2023, 09:20:07 AM »
People still seek them out the same as brocky's magic box that did SFA too.

the energy polarizer ( is that the one) i remember seeing that on the 6 o'clock news and thinking................... what a load of crap!
he lost a lot of integrity over that one

Tech Talk / Re: Shock internal gas bags.
« on: March 01, 2023, 08:14:28 AM »
Ha, check this ....

you forgot something "Old Timer"    :)

Suzuki / Re: My TS125B hotrod.
« on: February 02, 2023, 05:54:53 PM »
Yeh same for me, I knew nothing about porting, with a hand held angle grinder, I use to put a sharp edge back on the engaging dogs in my TM125 gearbox to stop it jumping out of gear, when I was 14. I used up a lot of Cornflake boxes doing rebuilds.

yes i did too, they made good base and inlet gaskets

Suzuki / Re: My TS125B hotrod.
« on: January 29, 2023, 12:45:28 PM »

Thanks, a TS185B was my first reg'd bike.......... Rode mine to Hattah (from Frankston) on L plates and raced it, box stock.

did you ride it to hattah and back with same tyres you raced it with ? from frankston that is some trip 10 hours im guessing with a few fuel stops. can you imagine any young blokes of today doing that... nup.

Tech Talk / Re: Air cooled twostroke, best head gasket material?
« on: January 23, 2023, 06:56:05 PM »
i would "guess" the Head would be hotter than the cylinder due to combustion in the head surface and the cylinder is generally a larger mass therefore can dissipate the heat better due to that mass.

but then again i am an electrician not a thermal engineer

Tech Talk / Re: Aircooled cylinder head temps?
« on: January 21, 2023, 02:18:48 PM »
hi James, as a sparky what type of thermocouples are you using (J, K or other) can you post some pics.

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