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Old 01-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Broadford Bike Bonanza....Easter 2013

Anyone else heading to this? Myself and the rest of Team STAG VMX will be loading up half a dozen old steeds and be hitting the tracks, hope to see a few of you guys there!
Early bird entrys end on Friday
Gonna be a real blast I reckonLink........http://www.ma.org.au/index.php?id=hbbb

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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As a dumb teenager I crashed a bike just like that into the fence at Fairy Meadow beach...brake on the left side WTF..
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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Laugh

looks awesome, I reckon a trip is needed
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:30 AM   #4
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Might think about this one, was going to the 'Scrapheap' Ride but could be tempted!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #5
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'Kin oath mate! Went last year, and wouldn't miss it for the world! Good camping, great company, fantastic assortment of delicious motorbicycles.......NOT to be missed



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Old 01-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:41 AM   #7
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Worth another visit just to see this Supercharged "Postie"



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Old 01-03-2013, 03:47 AM   #8
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #9
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Abso-bloody-lutely.

I will be with local classic club members on the road race circuit, spreading two stroke juice as wide as I can!
Booked in, paid for!

Only down side is that I too would like to do the Scrap Heap Challenge. I'll just have to make Pezz a donation
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:42 AM   #10
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So hows everyones plans for Broadford coming along?
Less than a month to go, trying to get three bikes ready for it, two will make it, ones going to be a push!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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Prolly just taking two bikes : wife's Guzzi Monza is now old enough and the Ducati single race-bike - don't know if I'll run that, though - it literally hasn't turned a wheel in over a decade!

Also need to find out exactly why my leathers seem to keep shrinking....
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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Looks like a shed load of fun.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #13
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Looks like a shed load of fun.
Definitely is.

Preparation:

I've got the 250 back in one piece. New pistons & rings - 1st oversize. It actually has some compression now!

All the bits for the 350 hand grenade are in the garage. I've spent today cleaning bits. It's got 3rd o/s pistons to go in, due to


It's been quite some time since I have an engine open myself, well a bike engine anyway. So I spent some time doing a bit of research about putting it all back together.
One thing I learnt was to do a final clean the barrels with paper towel with a bit of dishwashing liquid. Yeah, they looked clean. It took a few minutes on each barrel and I used a pine plantation in scott towel. I must remember to clean the pistons too, before they go in.

Anyway, I've had loads of quality time this week!
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #14
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Don't some bike shop staff shit ya!!!???
I've been working through the 350. I bought 3rd os pistons & rings & had two pairs of barrels to choose for re-bore. I left that decision to the machinist. I didn't realise that the reed receivers were different. The barrels he chose wont allow the larger reed blocks to fit.

No great drama, just use the smaller reeds and standard carbs - probably a wise choice at any rate. What it did mean is that I needed some jets.

Late Thursday afternoon, I went to a local dealer and the young parts bloke says "I'm send it away & mark it 'urgent'. Should have them maybe Monday, or Tuesday" I paid in advance.

Friday morning, I realised that I actually ordered the wrong size pilot jets. I rang and said, "If you can change it, fine. If it's already been sent, I'll just wear the extra cost". No dramas for him, it was my blue.

Monday PM, thinking that the freight may have been delivered, I ring to enquire. The young lady at the parts counter tells me, "they were ordered this morning"



And, one of the jets isn't available. The 230 mains that are probably the most likely to work properly....


Do I speak with the owner and maybe get the sales bloke the sack, or at least get him offside? Do I just cop it on the chin and walk away from the place?

Before I rang, I was thinking 'why don't the bike shops have the parts delivered direct to the customer? Like would happen if I ordered over the internet???'

Now I'm just thinking - 'stuff 'em'. Maybe I shouldn't be recommending to Learners that they always give the local shops the opportunity to match prices.

Oh yeah, I think I wont be buying my new Arai helmet from that shop.


Aside from that, the prep is going well. I had to play some more with the 250's carbs and the left needle/seat continues to play up.

The 350 will start out with oversize pilot jet and mains. Maybe that what it will need anyway, as it's fitted with chambers and pods.

(Trying to not let the bastards get me down)

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #15
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Do you want me to come up there and I'll sort all ya bikes for ya...no charge....oh...and why is ya piston purple..
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