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  1. Well this is promising... Needs fettling, but it's good to hear that 2 stroke run!
  2. Dragged this out of its hole today. It's time to get it running right and start the process of tidying it up.
  3. Thanks! It goes ok for an FA / Goes hard for what it is. The ride has inspired me to bring the FS1 home...
  4. This still exists. I took it along to the @MopedNZ ride in Auckland and had a blast! Glad the weather played ball for the day. Also received my new rear shock from @Raizer/Scooter Care and fitted it when I got home: It’s quite different to ride now that it has actual damping control! The rear feels more planted and I can’t pogo it off the ground like I used to. It gained a decal too... Now, time for a few more mods before the East Cape Escapade.
  5. Dad did a clutch job in my old 99 and he said it was the easiest clutch he's ever done.
  6. You should be able to hook a ride if you fly into TGA or HAM @RUNAMUCK. @johnnyfive Shall we create a proper entry form ala Nats so we can have next of kin, contact details etc sorted before the event starts?
  7. I've run this past @VLYTNK and she's keen to come along "as long as my scooter goes fast by then". @Raizer - PLZ HAALP .
  8. You'd better watch out for the Fog City Mumblers then!
  9. Ok then. I'll make a start on the FS1 and will have the FA70 sorted by then. Hopefully Rahn will have an FZ70 too.
  10. You have no idea how much I'm fizzing over this thing. Saabs are so fricken cool. My first car was an 80's 99 4 door in Tabasco red. I wish it was still in the family.
  11. Hey @nzvohc there's a better way to bring all your pictures back, it'll just take a bit of time. If you right click "open link in new tab" it'll bring up your photo in potobucket. Then you can download it, edit your post, upload the images directly to the forum and be done with it. Then you shouldn't have to worry about this issue happening again. This car is awesome by the way. I'd forgotten it existed.
  12. Oh man, synergy needs to build a 500cc V8 from a couple of these.....
  13. Yaaas! Nice. We need more Kei goodness around here.
  14. Yeah, that's another big reason for the dual rate setup - way better over kerbs and big bumps. It helps to make the rear less jumpy and soak up the big hits. I've also noticed that most suspension tuners keep their cards close to their chest... It's the same with racecars, speedway, road race bikes, motocross bikes and obviously offroading too. There's a small amount of info on the internet, but it's just enough to get you confused. I'd really like to do an apprenticeship with a switched on suspension Barry to get a better idea of how it all works. How low is the rebound damping meant to be? And is there a bump/rebound ration that's ideal? In racecars it seems that 1:2 bump:rebound is the ballpark ratio with a digressive piston that "blows off" in the higher speeds, so you get good low speed feel without flying into the air every time you hit a rut. Time to buy a shock dyno.
  15. The dual spring thing is really interesting! I can only imagine how bobbly it must be when transitioning from soft to hard multiple times in a row . I've been reading a bit about dual spring setups in racecars lately and it's pretty confusing. Most racecars use the secondary spring to push the wheel down while unloaded to get a bit of extra traction, but the low rate spring will usually be fully compressed under the weight of the car. Also bump vs rebound damping and digressive pistons for variable high/low speed damping... Man it's interesting but pretty hard to get your head around! I like what you're doing though, it will be awesome if you get it to handle OK on the road.
  16. Truenotch


    I'm working towards painting the engine bay and under the arches of my racecar at the moment. I want it to be hard wearing and able to deal with oil, fuel etc. What's the go? I'm picking the bringing everything back to bare metal would be best, then 2 part epoxy primer and wet layered 2 part for the top coat? The rattle can job I did 5 years ago survived ok, but peeled off really easily when I was degreasing the engine bay. Also, is it possible to get good 2 part satin paint? My front bumper and wheel arches are always chipping from rubber marbles and other debris... Would be nice to get decent paint on there and not have to worry as much.
  17. There's no driveshaft loop rules for motorsport Dave... Probably should be though.