Re: Motorcycle

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Thu 21/Jan/10 1:50pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:Oh and DNA: Ruapuna Trackday February 13th. Be there or be rhomboid.

What are the requirements? as in applying, acceptance, gear etc? i went on the Ruapuna track website but it didn't have much there... and kiwibiker had an infinite list that i couldn't be bothered sifting through. I could possibly maybe, depending on if i can get a mate to come up with me, and whether i can fit it in (My course starts on the 15th, so I'll be moving down to dunedin on the 14th)
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Thu 21/Jan/10 6:59pm

Weird. i got the shop to put on a new chain and replace both sprockets today. picked it up and head out for a back road hoon. bike struggles to hold 5th through town (which it is usually most comfortable with) which was odd also because it usually has slightly more off-idle pull when it's cold, so i couldn't blame the engine. I put it aside anyway and long story short it's actually because the bike now has slightly taller gearing. i get 1000 less rpm at 100km/r which makes me wonder whether it was geared down before, or the shop got the wrong sprockets :eh:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 21/Jan/10 7:08pm

Trackday the key requirements are:

leathers (zip together road leathers would be fine)
current non fucked helmet.
boots gloves back protector (I can lend you one I think)

bike is tape up glass, put tape over speedo, good condtiion tyres, take off mirrors and indicators (or tape them) and taillights.

Have at it.

its really good fun. You will be best pre-entering but you would have to be at Poona by about 8am at the latest to deal with signin, gear and bike scrutineering etc. Its organised by Sportzone Suzuki and the Canty Motorcycle club: they both have websites with the requirements.

Whats your course in Dunners for?
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Thu 21/Jan/10 7:35pm

cool thanks. I'll definitely look into it then. I've got gloves and a couple of good helmets, and could probably find some leathers and boots pretty easily.

Why do you have to tape up the speedo? distraction?

I'm doing a degree (3 years) in mechanical engineering at the polytech. it's only just come in.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 22/Jan/10 3:13pm

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Re: Motorcycle

Postby alanw on Fri 22/Jan/10 3:53pm

i am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO there.

all you fellows on superbikes prepare to be shamed.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Chickie on Fri 22/Jan/10 6:51pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other-Makes-1974-Benelli-Quattro-500-GP-Race-Bike_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ120518672559QQsspagenameZRSSQ3aBQ3aSRCHQ3aUSQ3a102#v4-36


FUCK YEAH!


That is a beautiful bike

All the best things came out of 1974!!!
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Fraser on Sat 30/Jan/10 9:04am

Finally tire manufacturers have come around to showing how far you lean the bike over. But the only concern I have is what happens when you lean over til you rub off the elephant :crazy:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby happybaboon on Sat 30/Jan/10 9:17am

Wouldn't it be a bit hard to look down and check how far you're leaning using dots on the tyres? :eh:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Rik on Sat 30/Jan/10 12:31pm

Hey might have got a kid sitter to look after the kids so may well make it to Ruapuna - I'm rapped. thats the best news I've had all week.

On a totally unrelated note I was Idly watching the AMA SX lastnight as I drank myself to sleep. Which didn't work because half a bar of whittakers 72% had me laying in bed contemplating safe cycling till 4am. Zing! Anyway during the american ad breaks we get to here the bikes without the annoying commentators. Geez those guys seem just hold the 4strokes on the rev limiter through the air, an they grap a LOT of air. For a man with an ounce for mechanical sympathy it was painful to hear
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 30/Jan/10 12:55pm

This is the closest I’ve got to a motorbike in recent times (apart from my own one but that’s a sad story at the mo’ :( ).
I’m respraying my friend’s tank/sidecovers for his ‘70s Honda CB550 he’s restoring.
I did the bodywork for his XJ550 he did two years ago – it turned out a nice job :) so hopefully I can equal it with this.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 30/Jan/10 12:58pm

Sandblasted & undercoat / guidecoat.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Percy Pig on Sat 30/Jan/10 1:46pm

Rik wrote:Hey might have got a kid sitter to look after the kids so may well make it to Ruapuna - I'm rapped. thats the best news I've had all week.

On a totally unrelated note I was Idly watching the AMA SX lastnight as I drank myself to sleep. Which didn't work because half a bar of whittakers 72% had me laying in bed contemplating safe cycling till 4am. Zing! Anyway during the american ad breaks we get to here the bikes without the annoying commentators. Geez those guys seem just hold the 4strokes on the rev limiter through the air, an they grap a LOT of air. For a man with an ounce for mechanical sympathy it was painful to hear

The joys of being a sponsored rider, pin it everywhere! :thumbsup:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Rik on Sat 30/Jan/10 7:00pm

alanw wrote:all you fellows on superbikes prepare to be shamed.


Ha Marvel at my 125ccs corner speed from an era when HRC bowed to Nobi Ueda. Then test you swerving skills on the straights when the thing nips up
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Fraser on Sat 30/Jan/10 8:09pm

happybaboon wrote:Wouldn't it be a bit hard to look down and check how far you're leaning using dots on the tyres? :eh:


It has more to do with carpark banter. You can still use the wear dots, but this is easier to explain to the middle aged fat bloke on a very expensive sports bike farting on about how quick he is.
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