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VMX Sidecars / Re: EML Jumbo 820 watercooled for sale
« on: June 01, 2024, 09:57:32 am »
do you know what happened the one Crazy had back in the day?

can you post a few pics of it mate, i would like to see it.

General Discussion / Re: Testing yz465 ignition system who to send to?
« on: March 09, 2024, 12:22:03 pm »
try this place in Geelong Victoria

Welcome to our web site.

Bert has decided to retire, ie. only limited parts and advice available,

please email your requests/orders as I will not always be available.

Small Coil Rewinds Pty. Ltd.

P.O.Box 61, North Geelong Vic 3215

6 Donga Road North Geelong Vic 3215

Phone:- (Australia) 03 5278 8454

There will be ongoing changes to this web site, I will be continuing with IMRIE and Rec Rego lighting kits.

Rewinding of Motorcycle parts will be conducted by Ian and Aaron, they will continue the same quality that Small Coil Rewinds offered as they both worked with us for over 20 years. They are trading as "MOTORCYCLE REWIND BROS" Contact them on 0455 215 364.

Their Postal address is P.O.Box 25 North Geelong Vic 3215.

General Discussion / Re: Any old boys still here ?
« on: February 07, 2024, 05:23:33 pm »
Interesting observation re scrutineering and sound levels. Some of us may remember times when there were no sound limits and no mufflers on 2 strokes.
We often did our own scrutineering in Victoria for "Chairs" as the solo guys weren't interested in us. Even now scrutineering needs some thought prior to entry.

Raymond Terrace is (was then )a long way away from built up areas.  This clown just wanted to use his authority and new toy . Just to clear it up , two strokes , for strokes or rotary engines use the same unit . I just made that up on day to move the man on LOL.

Ha nice bluff  8)    ;D   

General Discussion / Re: Any old boys still here ?
« on: February 05, 2024, 12:52:30 pm »
Hoony that bike frame was built for me I think it was 1986 (VMC copy with a extension at the head stem that I requested for more stability) . I hand luggaged a complete 540 without a frame from Zurich to Melbourne , after the last race in Spain. Two or three nights of marrying the pieces to the new frame at Wayne Mankins garage in Moorabbin , a spin up and down the bitumen road a couple pics for AMCN   and then off in the HR Holden to Raymond Terrace NSW for the ozzi titles with little sleep. Imagine hand luggaing this today ....Tank , Swingarm Engine , Seat and Radiators.     We still had ashtrays in the plane then and the service with food and beverages was generous. A packet of Winfield Blue was 95 cents and a pot of beer a 1$

 i didn't know this or i had forgotten (too many beers ago  ::)  )

much simpler and better times indeed back then. and yes  i remember that workshop where Dukey operated out of back then. how did you go at the Oz titles that year ?

that one was probably the only frame he made do you think ?

General Discussion / Re: Any old boys still here ?
« on: February 03, 2024, 10:43:51 am »
I spoke to Dukey a few weeks back he is slowly restoring that VMC/KTM 540.

Nice, please post pics if you can when done. I have got an article from Aus MC news that was a feature on Dukes own custom made sidecar kit for the KTM.

i have asked him multiple time for pics of progress, i don't think he wants me to see it until its finished.
some years back i gave him contact details of LBR (Lewis brothers Racing) and he purchased a new clutch cover for the the engine (corrosion around water pump issue).

i will post pics if i get any.

can you post that article, i think i have possibly seen it posted before by yourself maybe.

Suzuki / Re: 74 ts 185 suzuki
« on: December 31, 2023, 08:03:49 pm »
i assume you have contacted Doc (Chris)

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

[email protected]

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 ?

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