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Vintage Two Strokes / So I've decided to harden up !!!
« on: March 03, 2011, 04:50:55 AM »
....and get myself a widow maker :o :o
I picked it up from a bike shop nearby for penuts, the original owner had about $1500 worth of work done and couldn't pay, so they sold it to recoup their costs.
Here in Oz these old 500's are going for nutty prices...between $4 to $6 k.
I am in the process of giving it a tidy up, so will post some pics as we go along.

General Two Stroke Talk / Americian MX donimation?
« on: January 08, 2011, 04:06:45 PM »
This may start WW3....let's see :D Dragged from another thread.

I know you Americans are aways saying you have the better riders but until there is only one series it can be debated all night long.
Guys like Roczen,Desalle,Philippaerts,Coppins would do well anywere. Hell Coppins even got a top 10 on the POS Aprillia at the mxdn & he is a old bugger.
BT has done both series and when fit can run with anyone.
Different series different tracks.
BTW, Good morning & Happy New Year everyone.


 :) Happy Newyear

They do have "one series" that is run every year to determine the best. Its called the Motocross des Nations and America has won it 21 times in 40 years, the last 5 in a row. Im not saying you guys dont have good riders, just saying usually the best SX riders are here in the US. Just look at the results from Bercy and Geneva the last few years. I agree guys like Roczen, Desalle, Philippaerts, Coppins all would do well anywere but none of them have any titles in the US. Ben Townley won a lites title but never really did anything in the big bikes, Cairoli has never won anything in the US....he just backed out of the 2011 SX series a few days ago because KTM knew what would happen. Ken Roczen has the best chance of winning a SX title over any of the other foreign riders besides Chad Reed this season. I wish him luck

Yep, the Americians own supercross, no to ways about it, but motocross, I'm not so sure.
The MXDN analogy I find a bit flawed, for the simlpe reason.
The U.S. is quite possibly the largest county in the world in both land mass and population, therefore you have a massive "talent pool' to draw from. Europe on the other hand, although about the same land mass and population, is split into about 20 different countries.The effect of this is like expecting the U.S. to field a team from every state.
Would the stats be the same if it was a U.S. vs Eurpoe vs ANZACS vs.........
Secondly, the Europeans that come to compete in the U.S. series, certainly are very competitive....especially those bloody Frenchmen(They take your trophies AND your women  ;) ). How many Americians have ventured across to race G.P's successfully ? Not many.
Don't get me wrong, this is not a yank bash, and for some reason any Americian rider that comes to town has a certain "auroa" about them, are they superhuman, no I don't think so, just fast in their own backyard

Photos & Videos / Bit of 500 action !!!
« on: December 22, 2010, 04:51:13 PM »
Awsome track, great sound.
Also shows the perils of alloy frame conversions. :o
Even footage of the rarest of rare birds......a modern Maico. No 2 with orange gear.
500 2 Stroke day at Apex 10/04/09

Photos & Videos / Think your good at ruts ?
« on: December 21, 2010, 04:51:43 AM »
Aussies, we're all mental  :)
Circle Rut 3

General Two Stroke Talk / Superr Hunky article.
« on: December 10, 2010, 11:42:02 PM »
Don't know if this has been posted before.

Technical / Best chain brand ?
« on: December 05, 2010, 03:51:25 AM »
Opinions ?

Technical / 09 ktm 250 sx piston clearance?
« on: December 04, 2010, 09:52:51 PM »
It's time for a top end freshen up. I can do the rebuild myself but I need to know what size piston to order (66.34,5 or 6mm), the piston in it is measuring as little as 66.22. So that really doesn't give me any indication.Does anyone know what clearance is required between cylinder and piston?
Also where is the best place to measure the cylinder?
Cheers Big Ears.

General Two Stroke Talk / Cobra 65
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:20:11 AM »
Has anyone on here had anything to do with cobra 65's ?
I'm in the market for a new 65 for my son.
They are avaliable here in Australia but you don't see alot at the races and I'm not sure why, they are competively priced against ktm's and are always at the pointy end of the field so the low numbers are a bit of a mystery. Do they
have a reliability issues or something ??? Oh yeah and they look s#%t hot.

General Two Stroke Talk / Someones on the 2t's side
« on: July 25, 2010, 04:26:20 AM »

Technical / Detonation.
« on: May 30, 2010, 04:17:13 AM »
 KTM 250SX

Last race day I experienced bad detonation from mid range up after about 2 laps of racing. Was a nice autumn day not too hot.
Track is deep sand/loam, bike does work hard, but has never happened before.
Fitted it's first set of new rings before race.
Jetting is standard, except needle is set on leanest clip and main is 2 steps richer.
I don't think I have a air leak as runs great up until a few laps into moto, then sounds like ball bearings in a tin can. Pull over, revs out in netural no prob , take off again, then after 1/2 lap under load it comes back.
98 octane fuel r30 @ 50:1
Any thoughts ?

General Two Stroke Talk / Show us your ride.
« on: April 26, 2010, 04:15:32 AM »
I think one of the mad kiwi's mentioned this somewhere a while back.
Thought I would get the ball rollin'.

Hope this works.
......Yep, that was easy ;D

EDIT By Coop:

Just a heads up, bashing someone else's bike is a no-no and any post of that nature will be deleted or edited. We are all very proud of our bikes. It's immature, rude, and disrespectful to say someone else's bike is lame, ugly, gay, etc. If you don't like someone's bike, just keep your negative comments to yourself...

General Two Stroke Talk / I can feel a lawsuit comin' on
« on: March 29, 2010, 12:31:08 AM »

This should get jetzcorp's blood boiling :D

Technical / KTM shock spring advice
« on: March 16, 2010, 03:24:53 AM »
Anyone had experience with a progressive wound shock spring on a KTM pds shock ?
I am currently running a straight rate spring that loves to buck and twitch through the rough under brakes.
Spring rate is right and static and race sag set right.
Any thoughts.

Photos & Videos / Your coolest all time moto photo !!!
« on: March 02, 2010, 03:10:27 AM »
Mine would have to be this of Jeff Emig 1992 MXdN in Australia.
It just screams " Keeping it pinned "

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