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Added reply in a thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/18/2014 1:55 PM

I'm sure Johnny and Dave a cool with what happened 28 years ago. re the visors/peaks, those are new Bell RT's and I guess who ever commissioned/painted them didn't think or couldn't find a Hallman type peak. They look a bit too touring car style for ... more »

Added reply in a thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/17/2014 10:22 PM

Yes they do wear goggles. The 'stars' didn't use them as they only did a parade lap, some went without helmets. The dirt was good but deceptive, it was very rough and bumpy like hitting 2ft high kerbstones but it is a real motocross track. Lots of fun ... more »

Added reply in a thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/17/2014 1:56 PM

View from the top.

Added reply in a thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/17/2014 1:53 PM

"Hey Dave, wanna race?"

Added reply in a thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/17/2014 1:43 PM

PAT refers to Pat Boulland a French motocross photographer who died in a diving accident in the eighties. I'm sure he contributed to those big coffee table books of Motocross from that era.

Added reply in a thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/17/2014 12:29 PM

No I didn't steal it!

Added reply in a thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/17/2014 6:56 AM

Sorry I didn't get many more photos, I was just so busy with racing, chatting to people, looking at all the bikes and generally having a fantastic time. Here's a couple more for you all.

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Started new thread Johnny O'Mara at the VMXdN, Farleigh Castle 9/15/2014 3:36 PM

So I got to meet Johnny O'Mara and had him autograph my bike and replica Bell Moto 4. He seemed genuinely pleased to be there. Fantastic weekend. I'm now shattered for at least a week. Doing it all again this weekend at Arbis near Bordeaux, France at

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Added reply in a thread Look what I found 9/15/2014 3:30 PM

You are a VMX magnet!

Added reply in a thread 1988 rm 250 restore: finished ,but need help! 9/6/2014 2:53 PM

Great looking bike, why didn't you paint the cylinder? I want to see bigger photos of your garage, it looks like I wanted mine to be but it didn't turn out that clean!

Added reply in a thread Super Coop 9/4/2014 12:19 PM

I met him last year at the VetsMXdN at Farleigh Castle, England. He rode my friends 1989 RM 250. He was a very nice and interesting guy. He told us some stories about Supercross and US Nationals back in the day that I couldn't possibly repeat

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Added reply in a thread Honda CR125 1986 Johnny O'Mara MXdN replica 9/4/2014 9:42 AM

So this arrived yesterday and I had to bolt it on and show you!

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Added reply in a thread Honda CR125 1986 Johnny O'Mara MXdN replica 8/30/2014 6:42 AM

Thanks again for the nice comments. Harry Backmon, it goes very well. I have just fitted a new con rod kit, main bearings, output shaft bearing and seals. New piston ring and bearing. I polished the head and exhaust port. VForce 3 reed block. It has ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1986 CR 125 craigs list 8/30/2014 1:26 AM

Where is it?

Added reply in a thread Honda CR125 1986 Johnny O'Mara MXdN replica 8/27/2014 3:10 PM

Thanks guys for the nice comments. If you are going to Farleigh Castle VMXdN next month stop by and say hello and have a beer.

Added reply in a thread Cleaning a weathered triple clamp without soda-blasting 8/23/2014 11:14 PM

No, if you sand blast quite coarse any way it leaves finger prints when handled. When you aqua or soda blast it smoothes off and probably seals the surface of the aluminium and you don't get dirty/oily finger marks. It depends what your restoration goal ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cleaning a weathered triple clamp without soda-blasting 8/23/2014 3:54 PM

Aqua or vapour blasting is your best bet. It will look like new and not look polished. Also it doesn't stain from finger prints while you are handling it.

Added reply in a thread Honda CR125 1986 Johnny O'Mara MXdN replica 8/23/2014 8:42 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. No this is not the 125 with the number 6 that is my 250 which is in my garage.

Added reply in a thread Hello, need help 125cc Honda 8/22/2014 3:40 PM

Looks like a 1995 with the white air box.

Started new thread Honda CR125 1986 Johnny O'Mara MXdN replica 8/22/2014 2:28 PM

Maybe it looks better after the sun had moved

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