Truenotch

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  1. Nice, that all makes sense. Running return lines in a rush before a race meeting would definitely be a pain in the ass! Do you have many issues with surge at the moment?
  2. Cool to see the setup in more detail. What's the reason you chose to stay with the factory regulator instead of adding a return and running a regular FPR?
  3. This thing got a good dose of mud and dust during Te Urewera Undertaking a couple of weekends ago. It performed great and didn't miss a beat over the whole 550km distance! Only issues to report were the rack failing on Day 1 due to too much weight bearing onto the rear guard. It bent rack far enough that the rear wheel caught the numberplate and folded it upwards (folding the guard in half at the same time). The guard pulled straight (enough) and my tools rode in the service wagon for the rest of the event. Notice the relocated number plate too. Hah. The other issue was on day 3 when my fuel can (now strapped to the seat) came loose and blocked my exhaust! It happened just after going through a ford, so I was looking for wet spark components. The plug, coil etc were all dry as a bone and it wasn't until a few minutes later that I noticed the fuel can was blocking the pipe. It was super close to burning through and could have turned me into a fireball . Such a great way to spend a few days and I'm already hanging out for the next one! It's given me some inspiration to start working on the blue MX again, so I'll start chipping away on that over summer.
  4. that reminds me. When I was following @Dolan on Saturday afternoon a couple of cans came shooting out after a big bump. They hit the deck and started shotgunning themselves all over the environment. I was gonna try to rescue them, but it was too late.
  5. It was wicked fun hooning with you over Te Urewera. This little beast is impressively quick and seems to handle the gravel with ease. Can't wait to smash more gravel with you dudes in the future.
  6. It would have been exactly the same process as what went on here, but without the snark (i.e. I would have posted in here or PM'd @- i5oogt - to ask). The report system is for spam bots and abuse, not requests for further info about discussion threads.
  7. Holy moly what a huge weekend that was! Thanks to J5 for the hospitality and putting it all together. Can we do it again now?! Surprisingly, my wee MX survived really well!
  8. If you point at Wainui Rd it'll be really close. Maybe PM @johnnyfive for the actual address incase he doesn't want to publish it here.
  9. That was a good hoon! I drained my tank when I got home and there was 200ml left. Including the drive home from @Geophy's place would have been about 90km all up from the 4.5L tank. Whaka yeah, plenty of range with my extra 5L on the back .
  10. Updated. Day 1 is looking super safe for fuel stops . Day 1: 22km - Taneatua 14km - Z Awakeri 49km Kopuriki 17km - Murupara (slight detour) 66km from Kopuriki OR 49km from Murupara - Ruatahuna 48km - Waikaremoana Holiday Park (their website says they have fuel, google doesn't list it. Can this be confirmed? Day 2: 155km - Gisborne (I can't find anything along the route) Day 3: 38km - Te Karaka 40km - Matawai (detour) 119km from Te Karaka OR 70km from Matawai - Tirohanga 7km - Opotiki 36km - Finish
  11. I've also got one extra bed booked at Waikaremoana ($35) and another space available in the cabin (not booked yet). If anyone needs a bed, let me know.
  12. I've just mapped out all the fuel stations along the route. I've bolded and underlined the big stretches. I'd say 2 will be a problem for many of us - 155km is a big stretch! Also @johnnyfive - can you confirm that there's fuel at Waikaremoana holiday park? Their website says yes, but google doesn't list any fuel stations around there. Day 1: 22km - Taneatua 14km - Z Awakeri 49km Kopuriki 17km - Murupara (slight detour) 66km from Kopuriki OR 49km from Murupara - Ruatahuna 48km - Waikaremoana Holiday Park (their website says they have fuel, google doesn't list it. Can this be confirmed? Day 2: 155km - Gisborne (I can't find anything along the route) Alternative: 55km - Frasertown - 55km detour (about the same length as the current route) rejoin with main route at Te Reinga Falls. 95km - Gisborne Day 3: 38km - Te Karaka 40km - Matawai (detour) 119km from Te Karaka OR 70km from Matawai - Tirohanga 7km - Opotiki 36km - Finish
  13. New sprockets are fitted and I’ve had some successful testing . Glad I didn’t gear it up any further because it’s only just able to pull 5th gear at the moment. You’ve got to hang on to 4th for quite a while and then bang into 5th at 80k or so. It’ll cruise on the flat at 85-90 and I’ve seen 96kph on the gps with a bit of a downhill run. Popped the “good” cylinder back on and took it for a hoon out to @Archetype‘s place for a few laps of his paddock. It’s fun on the gravel and grass! It died on the way home and I was shitting myself thinking it had seized. Turns out it had run out of fuel, so I flicked to reserve and powered on. Unfortunately I didn’t reset my odo after fueling up, but I think I got around 60km from the 4.5l tank. Hopefully a spare 5L will give me enough range for Te Urewera.
  14. B7 Yuss! But damn, it could have been a YSR plate . Sounds like a perilous machine. Can’t wait to see it in action.
  15. So... did you get a sweet plate number?
  16. Thread updated. THIS MONTH WE'RE CRUISING TO RAGLAN This month we're cuising TO RAGLAN for fish and chips on the wharf. Get your old cars, utes, bikes etc out of the shed! December 12, 2109 - Meet at 6PM and be ready to roll out by 6:30pmNEW MEETING SPOT - meet at Westside Classics Waikato clubrooms located behind the Backyard Bar and Eatery 1333 Horotiu Road, Whatawhata. Park in the big gravel carpark behind the cafe. NEW RAGLAN LOCATION - This year we will be cruising to the Papahua / Kopua Domain in Raglan. Search the location of Jo's Takeaways on google if you get lost .
  17. @Beaver @mark105 @Geophy @Archetype @Yowzer @Zeubin @macabre @bobby1930 @vk327 We're pushing this back a couple of weeks. We'll do a Raglan run on December 12th.
  18. Woohoo! Welcome to the cave of small bikes. You might never escape.
  19. I reckon 3 support vehicles will be good. F150 sounds like it would make a sweet ambulance too.
  20. Gave the carb a good clean with @Geophy's ultrasonic cleaner today. Blew out all the jets and passages and re-assembled it with the standard 17.5 pilot jet. Whacked it all back together and the hang + pipe bangs were exactly the same. Then I wound the idle screw out as far as I could so it wouldn't idle and it sounds good: Maybe the pipe bangs are a normal characteristic for these motors when the idle is cranked up a bit? Took it for a hoon and adjusted the mixture screw a bit. It goes really well! I might have been chasing a red herring by looking for a lean issue with the carb, but at least now I know it has a very clean carb, new crank seals, correct oiling (premix). Next job is to gear it up .
  21. @Beaver @mark105 @Geophy @Archetype @Yowzer @Zeubin @macabre @bobby1930 @vk327 You guys keen for caffeine and gasoline, or shall we do the Raglan run again?