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Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,442
Posted By PJay
Was this the September 1972 Leicester Phoenix...

Was this the September 1972 Leicester Phoenix 24hr 20min run? At Cadwell, IIRC?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,095
Views: 3,224,001
Posted By PJay
OK, OK - my comment was just from a racing...

OK, OK - my comment was just from a racing environment, where we've built a number of carburettored machines with and without FCRs. I imagine your and my parameters and expectations are a bit...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7,095
Views: 3,224,001
Posted By PJay
Dead right. The flatslides are on there just for...

Dead right. The flatslides are on there just for a "racy" look, and I doubt they'd work all that well unless the heads have been ported to suit. But so the hell what with these things. Much more...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,442
Posted By PJay
I mentioned earlier in this thread that I raced a...

I mentioned earlier in this thread that I raced a Garden Gate Manx a few times. It was a DOHC one, too.

The motor from that went into an F3 car as soon as Featherbeds came out; ultimately Garth...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
"So the discussion is over from my point of view....

"So the discussion is over from my point of view. It's like discussing vectors of forces with someone who has not studied trigonometry and the other math behind the application of forces. It can't be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
Once again, Mark, we're agreeing (mainly). ...

Once again, Mark, we're agreeing (mainly).

In no particular order:

1. Yep, 3 dabs means you're buggered so you get out whatever way you can so as not to fail the section altogether. And, yup, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
The throttle is your best friend. But duck...

The throttle is your best friend. But duck walking and throttle are not good friends. Put weight on your footpegs and gun it.

Your wheels are two bloody great gyroscopes, and the faster they're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
Use the rear brake offroad? Seldom. No...

Use the rear brake offroad?

Seldom.

No more than on-road or racing; same principles apply.

In classic trials, I never use the rear brake. Too busy balancing on the balls of my feet, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
Draw 2 diagrams. Standing up. ...

Draw 2 diagrams.

Standing up.

Sitting down.

Where's the cg in each instance?

Get it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
And again: :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl ...

And again:

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Use the rear brake a lot off road, do we?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
Let me be the first. ...

Let me be the first.

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Failed physics at school, did we?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,442
Posted By PJay
Yeah, me, too - I realised that was where your...

Yeah, me, too - I realised that was where your "German rider" thought came from. I have an idea it's actually the crest of a city somewhere (perhaps not in Germany but on the Continent anyway), and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,442
Posted By PJay
Yeah, Kev, asking whether it was a Francis Beart...

Yeah, Kev, asking whether it was a Francis Beart machine was a roundabout answer to your frame colour question.

Beart light green.

The rider's Denis Parkinson, and I think the year's 1948.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,442
Posted By PJay
Did Francis Beart ever build any Garden Gate...

Did Francis Beart ever build any Garden Gate Manxes?

He was certainly doing Manx 500s for F3 in the early 50s.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 1,272,225
Posted By PJay
Ah, but back in the day, both...

Ah, but back in the day, both homebuilt/aftermarket café racers and street scramblers had some sort of functionality in mind - so our aesthetics were on the basis of "form follows function".

...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By PJay
Done the right thing by putting a Mikuni on it. ...

Done the right thing by putting a Mikuni on it. My Challenger used to eat AMALs - too much going on in the inlet port, I suspect; the slides just used to end up rattling away after only one meeting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By PJay
As a trials/MX/roadrace rider from way back, I...

As a trials/MX/roadrace rider from way back, I was about to make some comments on this thread.

But Markk53 has said all that I was going to.

This is the first thread on any forum anywhere...
Forum: New Zealand 04-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 26,225
Posted By PJay
Yup, Nimbus - Danish, IL4 running fore and aft,...

Yup, Nimbus - Danish, IL4 running fore and aft, shaft drive, pressed steel strut frame. They made them substantially the same for decades. There're a few in NZ.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 201,203
Posted By PJay
I'd like to say, "nitrous", but I imagine it's a...

I'd like to say, "nitrous", but I imagine it's a catch bottle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By PJay
Yeah, I always wondered about them Russki...

Yeah, I always wondered about them Russki horsemen.

Hassock.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,376
Posted By PJay
Well, well, well - my identical green GT550K was...

Well, well, well - my identical green GT550K was the first bike I ever bought brand new.

I never appreciated it as much as I should have. Then-girlfriend-now-wife and I did 45,000+ pillioning...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7,095
Views: 3,224,001
Posted By PJay
Nah, the RD Weave is a thing of beauty and an...

Nah, the RD Weave is a thing of beauty and an experience to savour...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14,969
Views: 8,360,296
Posted By PJay
So, e rock, is your Lambretta one of the...

So, e rock, is your Lambretta one of the Indian-made ones?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,095
Views: 3,224,001
Posted By PJay
Mate, if you put smaller tires on it: 1....

Mate, if you put smaller tires on it:

1. It'll handle and turn better;

2. It'll go faster (true - I used to production race these things back in the day, and still have a standard RD400); and
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,255
Posted By PJay
Yup - the third generation of my family in the...

Yup - the third generation of my family in the trade.

I bailed and went back to my original profession once I found my father was not joking when he used to say, "It's such a shame that...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,766
Posted By PJay
Still have my CB77 - restored it during the...

Still have my CB77 - restored it during the 1980s, and it needs restoration again now.

It is the model I lusted after when I first got into motorcycling in the early to mid 1960s, and mine the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,356
Posted By PJay
Thank you. Cheers:clap

Thank you.

Cheers:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 155,923
Posted By PJay
Nah, Harley just got the rules changed to suit...

Nah, Harley just got the rules changed to suit itself in the US...over many years, as I was told by my grandfather (who with his brothers was my country's master agent for H-D for 40+ years, and rode...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 155,923
Posted By PJay
Just as a point of interest, and as a multiple...

Just as a point of interest, and as a multiple past competitor in the International Challenge, I can assure you that if it were "highly illegal" it would have been protested out of existence.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By PJay
280kg - 242 kg = 38kg. 38 x 2.2 = 83.6lb. ...

280kg - 242 kg = 38kg.

38 x 2.2 = 83.6lb.

Yup, you QED'd us, all right. :D

But how you'd get to 135mph on a CB900C, I can only imagine. In my recollection of riding one hard, it lost...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By PJay
Oh....we all thought it was an adventure bike...

Oh....we all thought it was an adventure bike posted by a Real Rider. We didn't spot a car tire on it, you see.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 155,923
Posted By PJay
Ferry's disbanding YCRT - doubtless he'll hold...

Ferry's disbanding YCRT - doubtless he'll hold some of the machines, but many have been/are being sold, I believe.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By PJay
Yes, our mate Brent down here ("Captain" over on...

Yes, our mate Brent down here ("Captain" over on the CB1100Fers site) is now selling the CCT system we have - some glitches with materials to start with, but all good now.

The primary drive...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By PJay
@Gham: it was built November 1982; a one-year...

@Gham: it was built November 1982; a one-year "1983-only" model. 50 were brought into New Zealand back in the day.

@McJamie: yeah, my racers' exhaust systems are designed specifically for our...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By PJay
One of these: ...

One of these:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r78/PJay_2007/cb1100f001_zps119a08e4.jpg (http://s141.photobucket.com/user/PJay_2007/media/cb1100f001_zps119a08e4.jpg.html)

Absolutely original...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-06-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By PJay
Depends what you call "long distance". I...

Depends what you call "long distance".

I did one tour on my 1988 MZ ETZ250 last year; and back in the 1970s, my Suzuki and Yamaha 2-strokes were all I had to tour on - but New Zealand's quite a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,356
Posted By PJay
Andrew's only just retired from racing; I'd say...

Andrew's only just retired from racing; I'd say he would be happy to autograph it. I'll see if I can find his address for you, and will PM you if I do.

Voltaire: yes that bike with Andrew at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,178
Posted By PJay
Over the last 45 years, I've crashed road racing...

Over the last 45 years, I've crashed road racing a few times (most recently the year before last), but not on the street in more than 1.5 million miles.

I've never been hit by nor hit another...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Posted By PJay
My R75/5 had a similar idea for its aftermarket...

My R75/5 had a similar idea for its aftermarket clock.

1. Buy cheap watch.

2. Using its wristband, fasten it around the outside of both handlebar and clutch cable just inboard of clutch...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,356
Posted By PJay
And...???? OK: here's another. How many...

And...????

OK: here's another. How many other than me has raced against Burt Munro on Oreti Beach? (Or towed his car out of the loose sand when it got stuck as we left - long after the others...
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