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I'm terrible at taking photos of the fun I'm having with this bike.

But I finally remembered to turn my gopro on, so have had my first ever go at editing a video.

The quality came out a bit shit. I suspect I need to buy the full version of the software I used.

@MopedNZ is about to get some messages asking for tips :thumbleft:

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In the first couple of races in that video my bike was running a bit shit. It had 3 different issues going on, the ali-express air filter was choking up the carb, the carb to head manifold hose clamp had stripped out and was leaking air, and the fuel tank vent was crimped over...

I sorted all those out and threw the air filter in the bin, and the bike was 100% more rideable. I could carry a higher gear in all the tight turns which meant I could brake later and harder. I had a great afternoon.

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That was a bit of a fuck up...

This was a few weeks ago now. Entirely my fault. The bike behind hit me square in the back which hurt. Nothing serious though, and the bike is fine.

Aiming to attack the first round of the North Island series in Taumaranui next month.

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Bike has been going great.

I didn't get in as much racing last year as I would have liked on account of having another baby and renovating our house.

Last weekend was my first outing since september.

We had one of our best turn-outs with 14 bikes, which made for some really great racing.

I got 2nd in the first race from 2nd place start.

2nd in the second race from starting near the back. Reeled in the young fella that was leading to where I could have patted him on the bum as we crossed the finish line.

Then the third race... Started on the 4th row. Leading by the end of the first lap. Then one of our real gun riders got past me under brakes, then made a mistake and I got him back. Thinking "I've got a second chance here, I need to brake a little later so he doesn't get me again"... I did this:

 

And that was the end of my day.

And the end of that helmet, and the tail fairing, and levers, and clip-ons...

The end of that straight is 80km/h, and I didn't get any braking in at all before I hit the ground.

Definitely earned a few bruises, but the physio already seems to have fixed my knee with some needles.

 

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Hi, I'm just about to hot-up a TF125, I was planning on blocking the reed valve port, what did you use to fill the cavity? I'm thinking of cutting-up a block of nylon, to fill the cavity up to the inlet port floor, plus include the shape of the reed block so as to keep up crankcase compression.

 

Regards, John Orchard

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The Crank case compression change is something I didn’t think of. I never got this running with as much stoke as I would have liked.

I filled the port with Knead-it. It seemed to work haha. In hind sight, I think I would try the new port timing with the reed port open too if I was doing it again.

 

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Just to update the thread as well.

I managed to beg borrow and steal enough parts to get it back together again for the next race day after the big crash.

Its got an RS125 style tail on it now, because that's what I could steal from dads shelf. I actually think I like it better.

The new clip-ons are on a slightly different angle to the Honda ones, so have to re-learn the muscle memories, which is mildly annoying.

I need to find some time to paint the new tail and get some new stickers made for it.

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On 08/05/2022 at 18:30, anglia4 said:

The Crank case compression change is something I didn’t think of. I never got this running with as much stoke as I would have liked.

I filled the port with Knead-it. It seemed to work haha. In hind sight, I think I would try the new port timing with the reed port open too if I was doing it again.

 

Nah, I think the reed port has to be blocked so to keep the 'port inertia' up for better filling. I am looking for a 1976 RM125 cylinder, same base gasket, they have a 2mm larger pin but that's cool I'll use a TS piston. If I can't find an RM cylinder, I'll get a TS125ER cylinder, looks to have more meat around the inlet port?

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