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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By PJay
LT and Oscar - thanks for the mention of Gary and...

LT and Oscar - thanks for the mention of Gary and the footage of the bikes at the funeral. Was unable to get there, but, man, the riders included a lot of my old mates...

(Not quite a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,325
Posted By PJay
My, what interesting sidetracks this thread's...

My, what interesting sidetracks this thread's been taking - following the predictable "get what I've got" norm for such threads.

But in the quote above, there are a couple of things I find...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8,328
Views: 3,320,248
Posted By PJay
Mine's a farm girl, so she's never been surprised...

Mine's a farm girl, so she's never been surprised seeing new ones appear in the shed in springtime...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By PJay
Yeah, Nev, I remember Graeme's one, and the...

Yeah, Nev, I remember Graeme's one, and the travelling he did on it - that's one of the reasons I bought mine many years after.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By PJay
Nah, wife's terminal cancer is on the march again...

Nah, wife's terminal cancer is on the march again in a big way, so no racing for me for a while.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By PJay
This is one of Ginger Molloy's works machines, I...

This is one of Ginger Molloy's works machines, I believe. It has authenticated real history over many years at high level back in the day and also in more recent Historic racing. And, having seen it...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By PJay
Hi, John. I have an '88 one. Try taking...

Hi, John. I have an '88 one.

Try taking yours out for a good long run with lots of throttle, then see whether the smokiness has cleared.

If it doesn't, you'll need to get technical. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,325
Posted By PJay
My conclusion is just mine, but the journey to...

My conclusion is just mine, but the journey to get there might interest you. (I'll also ignore your finite budget, given that I'm in another currency and everything's more expensive in my country...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8,328
Views: 3,320,248
Posted By PJay
Same carbs?

Same carbs?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By PJay
RE themselves made a diesel version ("Taurus") in...

RE themselves made a diesel version ("Taurus") in 325 and +/- 400 cm3 forms from the late 1990s to about 2002. Gutless beyond belief, discontinued, rare as rockinghorse shit these days, and were at...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 100,448
Posted By PJay
Hi, Rob: it was a non-stop record attempt (ie...

Hi, Rob: it was a non-stop record attempt (ie over 24 hours without stopping), not a speed attempt.

I believe they actually did 1,036 miles in their 24 hours - +/- 43mph average.

See from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,187
Posted By PJay
Try FasterSafer.com. Nick Ienatsch quotes...

Try FasterSafer.com.

Nick Ienatsch quotes studies showing just what you say isn't shown.

I guess Ienatsch is biased, being an advanced riding instructor and all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,187
Posted By PJay
For those who are prepared but don't have your...

For those who are prepared but don't have your research skills, would you mind, please, posting links to relevant peer reviewed studies?

Obviously, since as you point out the results seem...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By PJay
Back in the day when I was building production...

Back in the day when I was building production roadrace bikes for other people, I eliminated weaving in corners on several machines by persuading the riders to try using shorter bars.

Their...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By PJay
Here's my take on the repainting thing. I've...

Here's my take on the repainting thing.

I've restored a lot of machines over the years, starting with a 1946 Ariel in the late 70s, then a few 1960s Nortons and Hondas during the 80s, and on and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,038
Posted By PJay
On the topic of the cost/value correlation, it...

On the topic of the cost/value correlation, it has always struck me that some of us buy stuff and some of us get sold stuff.
Forum: New Zealand 11-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 70,137
Posted By PJay
Contrasted with the shitboxes I detailed earlier,...

Contrasted with the shitboxes I detailed earlier, I did massive distances in 2 Nissan Patrols: the '88 SWB 3.3 turbo diesel manual flew until finally dying of rust at 420,000km; the '92 LWB was still...
Forum: New Zealand 11-19-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 70,137
Posted By PJay
I've gone around this circle - all the way...

I've gone around this circle - all the way around.

In the 1980s I'd had enough of new vehicles and went for "character", sort of. I started with a '67 MG Midget as a daily driver, then it bred an...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16,410
Views: 9,956,923
Posted By PJay
What about "Lay 'er down", then?

What about "Lay 'er down", then?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By PJay
Thanks, Risingson - yep, easily done and without...

Thanks, Risingson - yep, easily done and without paying Snap-On (whose tools I greatly admire and one of whose toolchests I have), that's my way when possible.

My #1 point about center stand...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By PJay
Fuck me. A tool for brake springs. I've never...

Fuck me. A tool for brake springs. I've never needed to use one on motorcycle drum brakes in my life.

Put the springs on the brake shoes with the shoes married up to each other (if you need to...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,757
Posted By PJay
I have a fairing mould taken off one of Ginger...

I have a fairing mould taken off one of Ginger Molloy's factory Bultacos. Years ago, I even made a replica fairing for Ginger with this mould.

(Not much use for most on here, I guess, since I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 16,686
Posted By PJay
Yes, and that's the point of structured...

Yes, and that's the point of structured instruction, even if it is the limited sort that addresses only machine control and is entirely at a closed race circuit.

No advanced instructor I have...
Forum: New Zealand 11-14-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By PJay
Interesting; so there's a really weird mix of GSs...

Interesting; so there's a really weird mix of GSs and GSXs all on the same day. Could be the first of the GSXs, and WMC testing as to what better, I guess.

The GSXs were first released in 1980....
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By PJay
Yes, dead right - they reckoned the fairings...

Yes, dead right - they reckoned the fairings slowed the bikes, and I suspect the stock CB1100R half fairings probably did. IIRC, Vince and Steve Ellison were the only guys in Australasia who left...
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By PJay
The Bull Ring? Yes, for sure, Nev; bet few other...

The Bull Ring? Yes, for sure, Nev; bet few other tracks in the world have had such an agricultural, but serviceable, set-up.

And I reckon the track surface has never recovered from the...
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By PJay
Pretty sure the red GSX750 #57 shots are all...

Pretty sure the red GSX750 #57 shots are all Robert; it's a different year from the GS750 (and I think that's Nifty Neville in the first pic), but it's Nifty again on the #41 silver GSX1100. Nifty...
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By PJay
No addition from the era would be a hijack, K1W1....

No addition from the era would be a hijack, K1W1. Thanks for the other thread.
Forum: New Zealand 11-11-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By PJay
1980 Six-hour at Manfeild

Amazing how many of our old mates from back then are still racing similar stuff today eg Vince Sharpe, Scotty, Pete Daniell, Lindsay Pinker.

RIP Robert Holden and Nev Hiscock, though...

...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,220
Posted By PJay
I have a (from memory) 28mm Mikuni on my MAR - a...

I have a (from memory) 28mm Mikuni on my MAR - a really good solution. Cheap as chips from a wreckers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,081,305
Posted By PJay
"Would you still ride if you couldn't be killed?"...

"Would you still ride if you couldn't be killed?" :D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By PJay
I've road raced Historics - Norton, Royal...

I've road raced Historics - Norton, Royal Enfield, AJS, Ariel, Yamaha RD, LC and TZ 250-750, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda - with rear wheel horsepowers from 26 to 156, since 1982.

I also raced new...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By PJay
No idea how they run on this machine, but 2...

No idea how they run on this machine, but 2 techniques we used in the shop:

1. Loop the ends where they go and then line up and run the stand's pivot through-bolt through (almost always the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,844
Posted By PJay
If it salves your conscience, Rumba, Bootlace is...

If it salves your conscience, Rumba, Bootlace is from a country that was on the winning side, so he's interested in the losers' technology, that's all.

So he's interested in Italian stuff, as...
Forum: New Zealand 11-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,322
Posted By PJay
There is no statutory requirement in New Zealand...

There is no statutory requirement in New Zealand for insurance. But third party property damage, fire and theft only is relatively inexpensive (note that we do not have civil liability for personal...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,220
Posted By PJay
Yeah, something I've been seriously considering,...

Yeah, something I've been seriously considering, too, as well as the '74 SDR dream.

I already have a set of Honda Superhawks (1965 CB77 and 2006 VTR1000 - though they were neither ever called...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,311
Posted By PJay
Small inputs avoid the big traction-breaking...

Small inputs avoid the big traction-breaking mistakes.

That's my point in the last couple of pages. I am assuming the novice rider hasn't developed the delicacy of brake or throttle control to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,311
Posted By PJay
Another BTW about CSS: at least in Australasia,...

Another BTW about CSS: at least in Australasia, their courses at Levels 1 to 4 are heavily biassed to road riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,311
Posted By PJay
Yup, sure am comfortable doing just this. In my...

Yup, sure am comfortable doing just this. In my >30 years of instructing, the advice has never failed one of my instructees yet. One could characterize the success of my approach as a triumph of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,311
Posted By PJay
An inexperienced rider gets into a corner and...

An inexperienced rider gets into a corner and think he's going in too hot. What should he do?

Depends on the level of inexperience.

Let's assume he's never practised or been taught...
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