Added reply in a thread The Ronnie Mac effect 11/19/2017 5:51 AM

That pic is priceless! My current favorite beer is Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale Proves that some Aussies like some US beers.

Added reply in a thread What is more or seems more dangerous? 11/18/2017 3:12 AM

Whenever you race a motorcycle you are giving yourself the chance to be killed, or worse. My only lost work time crash, so far, is while racing Supermoto. Taken out by a girl! Yesterday, I bought a road race bike. Everyone who lives, dies. Not everyone ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tire pump. What do you guys use at the track? 11/15/2017 10:11 PM

These guys make larger (more volume/less pressure) pumps designed for MTBs. Work fine on MX bikes.

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/13/2017 11:39 PM

My mistake. All good. And My rant is over. Lets all enjoy or dirt bikes while we can. Every chance we get.

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/12/2017 3:28 AM

You might not be able to see it, but your rant ignores the facts, and relies on the properganda driven, baseless assumption, that all the horrendous consequences of a crash will be eliminated by stupidly low “speed targets” and mindless enforcement of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/12/2017 2:16 AM

Thanks for the personal insult. You do know the meaning of the word “bigot” I take it? (Or do you display your ignorance, and use it incorrectly as some sort of catchphrase, as has become popular with bigots.) Using “retard” in the same sentence seems ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/11/2017 6:51 PM

There is a splitter group from MA in the road race world I think. I had to buy a different, much cheaper licence to race at Lakeside, and QR. I don’t believe an MA licence is required for most events there. I don’t doubt many of these (suffocating) rules ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/11/2017 5:19 PM

I suspect it is a knee jerk reaction to that incident. This is one of the cruxes of my problem with the direction MA, and Australia is going. Something bad happens, something must be done, even if it causes other problems and doesn’t fix the original ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/11/2017 3:50 PM

PS I’ve been racing in an overseas purchased helmet for a few years. MA have decided to recognise a number of overseas standards. I believe they are even legal on the street. The curse of AS1698 might be over. I’m glad they let R. Mac ride in his choice ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/11/2017 3:47 PM

I’m about to vote in the QLD election. I’m struggling working out who to put last. Seeing Labour got rid of optional preferential voting (Which would have allowed me not to vote for them at all) I think that earns them last place, but its so difficult ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/11/2017 5:48 AM

What reason to reduce the speed limit on a country road from 100km/h to 60km/h? One day it is safe and legal. The next day you get a huge fine, and lose your licence for doing the same speed. What reason to set up the “trap” on the straightest part of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/10/2017 2:54 PM

Australia was, like the reast of the world, a different place when I was a kid. It’s just disappointing that, rather than take the middle road, or even trail the rest of the world down the drain we seem hell bent on leading the way. A tourist was recently ... more »

Added reply in a thread Chest Protector with shoulder coverage 11/10/2017 2:38 PM

I just picked one of those up. Haven’t worn it yet. I bought it for the shoulder protection, but was thinking of using it more in the woods, where there are trees. I’ve got a more lightweight Leatt that I’ve been using, and might still use for MX.

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/10/2017 4:27 AM

12 mph (20kmh)over the limit is $420 and “4 points” for a first offense.$420 and 8 points for a second offense in 12 months. If you get 12 points (see above example) in any 3 year period, you lose your license. It’s complete BS, and half the population ... more »

Added reply in a thread Motorcycling Australia and rules 11/9/2017 8:53 PM

Nanna won’t know how to deal with Ronnie Mac. “What if something happens?!” “Think of the children!” I’m very nearly “over” this once great country: Fineing people big bucks for 4km over the speed target. (For safety....) Compulsory pushbike helmets. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Reed and KTM?? 11/8/2017 1:53 AM

Some of this stuff is wrong. A Combat Wombat is a Hodaka, not a CZ.

Added reply in a thread Mitch Payton Interview 11/7/2017 2:41 PM

I thought water cooling was complex when it came out. Took as long to empty and remove the radiator as it did to change the piston and rings the year before. Wouldn’t want to go back to air cooled though, or steel bars. Back to 2 strokes has a lot of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Power Commander V 11/5/2017 2:49 PM

Vortex do a LOT of testing for their maps. It takes a long time. The starting for example: they have to let the bike cool down to cold to check that. Probably get two starts a day to check changes.

Added reply in a thread Power Commander V 11/4/2017 7:15 PM

Thats about 1.5 hp better gain than most pipes. If I believed I’d get a 2hp gain on my FS450, I’d buy it immediately (Still might, and compare it on the dyno with my reflashed stocker.) You have to use a bit of logic when thinking about these things. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Power Commander V 11/4/2017 12:28 AM

The PCV is a piggyback unit. Goes between the ECU and injectors/coils. Set to 0, everything passes straight through. Allows mixture adjustment and ignition Advance/retard with free software. Most Dyno workshops are familiar Not really sealed up like ... more »