Added reply in a thread Barcia ruins MXoN 10/3/2018 12:24 PM

Wow thats a great shame,

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what were the reasons? Cash or something? Pity, as he would surely have mixed it up with the top runners you would have thought and made things even more exciting.
Added reply in a thread Barcia ruins MXoN 10/3/2018 12:15 PM

Guess Barcia could surprise and even a few others could also- possibly last year Anstie wasn't expected to win when he did. How about Gajser also- not heard much talk about him and got to be highly capable if the stars align?

Added reply in a thread Barcia ruins MXoN 10/3/2018 12:08 PM

Thought when I read the thread title that Barcia had said 'stuff it, I am not racing, can't be bothered' for a second! hahah, that would surely ruin it! Going to be great hopefully!

Added reply in a thread Mx-D-N handicapping ... putting the DRUNK into the 'Nations 10/2/2018 2:10 PM

Agreed, the ones I came across drink till they drop, then drink some more after they dropped!

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Liked a bike check 01 kx 250 Splitfire 10/2/2018 10:33 AM
01 kx 250 Splitfire
Added a comment to matt13's bike check 10/2/2018 10:33 AM
01 kx 250 Splitfire

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Added reply in a thread Semi factory cr 250 82 9/9/2018 6:25 AM

its Interesting and sort of strange how it may have ended up in Sweden! Alan King did pretty good in 1984 on Honda I see in the results archives. I wonder if this engine/ bike even may have got passed to Jorgen Nillson, who is Swedish and was a top GP ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1984 Maico/M-Star SC250 8/22/2018 11:30 AM

It looks absolutely super- even in 1984/85 you never saw many of them, let alone now! @wpark89- do you have a scan/ link for the test? What were they meant to be like compared to the Japanese bikes of that time? That pipe and all the bike looks great.

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Added reply in a thread Works or Kit Suspension? KX125 forks w/ blue fork caps & PC kyb works kit stickers 8/22/2018 10:04 AM

Does it also say 'Short' on the shock? Sort of looks like it but cannot quite make out the writing- cool if it is a PC Shorty bike!!

Added reply in a thread Leak down tester? (2 stroke) 8/21/2018 11:57 AM

Me also curious about how to make a tester and new to it- thanks PawPaw for the info and also good questions Alec- as I also was wondering sort of the same. Good info and useful thread.

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Added reply in a thread 1989 Kawasaki 250-G1 Total Rebuild result 8/19/2018 9:55 AM

that looks fantastic, well done- really like the seat and how it all looks- blue sidepanels and all. Made me laugh also the pics mimicking the exact pose of when you were

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Added reply in a thread 77 Suzuki RM125B Moto-X-Fox Pat Richer replica 8/18/2018 10:44 AM

Yep those were the ones, Stilmotor had quite a big presence here back then, and yes think they made alot of plastics and more. Also they made riding gear seem to remember.

Added reply in a thread ITALJET PR 50 8/11/2018 8:23 AM

Thanks for the info Alex and loving this thread and these little mini rockets- how rare can you get! What so the PR6 had two shocks set up in cantilever type fashion, kind of offset slightly from each other? Again, how trick for the time. I must dig ... more »

Added reply in a thread ITALJET PR 50 8/10/2018 9:55 AM

very cool- and great thread on these rare pocket rockets! what was the difference between the PR6 and PR50? Bigger engine? Remember these to a degree as we had the main importer only down the road. Did not realise though that they were so expensive and ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1979 Honda CR125 Clean Up 8/4/2018 3:57 PM

How did you clean the forks? They looks

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Added reply in a thread 1979 Honda CR125 Clean Up 8/4/2018 3:13 PM

Looks like you are doing a good job and great bike. I had a 23" whole wheel and hub a couple of years ago but chucked it out- stupid as now hard to find! Good luck with the bike and post more pics- loved these at the time with the red rocket engines! ... more »

Added reply in a thread 77 Suzuki RM125B Moto-X-Fox Pat Richer replica 8/4/2018 2:25 PM

What a super trick and rare bike, also nice story what with Rob making the heads! Reminds me of some aftermarket watercooled heads we had here, think maybe available about 1979 or 80 they appeared- think the company was called 'Stilmoto', looked quite ... more »

Added reply in a thread Keep my Ktm 150 or make it into a 125 8/2/2018 8:07 AM

If you bought a 125 kit, cylinder and Ignition- is it easily interchangeable to put back to a 150cc, if you kept the 150cc parts? If so then maybe yes, you could have an interchangeable 150cc and a 125cc- otherwise agree that changing form a 150cc to ... more »

Added reply in a thread ‘85 YZ 80 with DMC parts! 7/15/2018 12:21 PM

I think I read a magazine article years ago about DMC- they tested a totally tricked out DMC- called it a 'works mini' or something or the closest you could get to a 'works mini'.It was expensive but so cool, as you guys are saying and showing. Dave ... more »

Added reply in a thread ‘85 YZ 80 with DMC parts! 7/13/2018 9:25 AM

Thought the same and studied the pics of the '9' on both bikes. Reckon it probably was one of Paul Winn's as it would be likely matching no 9- I mean it could of have had any number on it but for the fact its '9' and also the DMC stuff is maybe too much ... more »