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Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By PJay
Here's mine: a 2003 Indian RE 350 Bullet. I took...

Here's mine: a 2003 Indian RE 350 Bullet. I took a lot of stuff off it and just bolted on some other bits, making some brackets and realigning the exhaust pipe.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,920
Posted By PJay
Well, the one type of motorcycling I get bored...

Well, the one type of motorcycling I get bored with now and then is roadracing...so I take 1/2 a season off, and then I'm away again. That stuff's dangerous if you get bored.

So my panacea is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 31,276
Posted By PJay
61. Started riding offroad well over 50...

61.

Started riding offroad well over 50 years ago, got my road licence at 15, never stopped, still riding on road, circuit, trials and trails.

I aim to emulate my old mate Len Perry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,028
Posted By PJay
My two are both Hondas, both called in the US...

My two are both Hondas, both called in the US "Superhawk".

1. 1964 CB77. This is the machine I lusted after when I was 15. I found my one in 1987, restored it over the next year, and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,035
Posted By PJay
Well, I taught myself road riding for the first 3...

Well, I taught myself road riding for the first 3 years or so (could get a full licence at 15 in New Zealand back in the day), and I'd also been riding offroad for years before I turned 15. But my...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 3,137,538
Posted By PJay
racing motorcycles up there for well over 110...

racing motorcycles
up there for well over 110 years now and a real good time..

:beer I thought I was doing well with 43 consecutive years....
Forum: 2 smokers 07-25-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,475
Posted By PJay
Down here, we tend to run ATF in the gearboxes of...

Down here, we tend to run ATF in the gearboxes of the old OSSAs. I use old racegas from my TZ Yamahas, which is basically Avgas with Castrol 747 race 2-stroke oil at 33:1.

But at least on...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By PJay
Yeah, it depends... The worst weave I ever...

Yeah, it depends...

The worst weave I ever experienced was on a twin-shock TZ750B. It would manage 6-10 feet side to side at 140mph and on up, sorta started about 130 (calculations from tacho and...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,475
Posted By PJay
Well, the threadjacking's already occurred, so...

Well, the threadjacking's already occurred, so I'll continue it.

Here are my MAR and Explorer, both made in mid-1974. The MAR did well in its day - 2nd in the national trials champs in my country....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By PJay
Each of the two times I've done this, I...

Each of the two times I've done this, I rediscovered the reasons I sold the bloody things to start with.

Never again...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 71,164
Posted By PJay
Was this the September 1972 Leicester Phoenix...

Was this the September 1972 Leicester Phoenix 24hr 20min run? At Cadwell, IIRC?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,169
Views: 3,284,995
Posted By PJay
OK, OK - my comment was just from a racing...

OK, OK - my comment was just from a racing environment, where we've built a number of carburettored machines with and without FCRs. I imagine your and my parameters and expectations are a bit...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7,169
Views: 3,284,995
Posted By PJay
Dead right. The flatslides are on there just for...

Dead right. The flatslides are on there just for a "racy" look, and I doubt they'd work all that well unless the heads have been ported to suit. But so the hell what with these things. Much more...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 71,164
Posted By PJay
I mentioned earlier in this thread that I raced a...

I mentioned earlier in this thread that I raced a Garden Gate Manx a few times. It was a DOHC one, too.

The motor from that went into an F3 car as soon as Featherbeds came out; ultimately Garth...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
"So the discussion is over from my point of view....

"So the discussion is over from my point of view. It's like discussing vectors of forces with someone who has not studied trigonometry and the other math behind the application of forces. It can't be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
Once again, Mark, we're agreeing (mainly). ...

Once again, Mark, we're agreeing (mainly).

In no particular order:

1. Yep, 3 dabs means you're buggered so you get out whatever way you can so as not to fail the section altogether. And, yup, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
The throttle is your best friend. But duck...

The throttle is your best friend. But duck walking and throttle are not good friends. Put weight on your footpegs and gun it.

Your wheels are two bloody great gyroscopes, and the faster they're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
Use the rear brake offroad? Seldom. No...

Use the rear brake offroad?

Seldom.

No more than on-road or racing; same principles apply.

In classic trials, I never use the rear brake. Too busy balancing on the balls of my feet, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
Draw 2 diagrams. Standing up. ...

Draw 2 diagrams.

Standing up.

Sitting down.

Where's the cg in each instance?

Get it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
And again: :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl ...

And again:

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Use the rear brake a lot off road, do we?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
Let me be the first. ...

Let me be the first.

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Failed physics at school, did we?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 71,164
Posted By PJay
Yeah, me, too - I realised that was where your...

Yeah, me, too - I realised that was where your "German rider" thought came from. I have an idea it's actually the crest of a city somewhere (perhaps not in Germany but on the Continent anyway), and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 71,164
Posted By PJay
Yeah, Kev, asking whether it was a Francis Beart...

Yeah, Kev, asking whether it was a Francis Beart machine was a roundabout answer to your frame colour question.

Beart light green.

The rider's Denis Parkinson, and I think the year's 1948.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 71,164
Posted By PJay
Did Francis Beart ever build any Garden Gate...

Did Francis Beart ever build any Garden Gate Manxes?

He was certainly doing Manx 500s for F3 in the early 50s.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 1,309,064
Posted By PJay
Ah, but back in the day, both...

Ah, but back in the day, both homebuilt/aftermarket café racers and street scramblers had some sort of functionality in mind - so our aesthetics were on the basis of "form follows function".

...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By PJay
Done the right thing by putting a Mikuni on it. ...

Done the right thing by putting a Mikuni on it. My Challenger used to eat AMALs - too much going on in the inlet port, I suspect; the slides just used to end up rattling away after only one meeting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By PJay
As a trials/MX/roadrace rider from way back, I...

As a trials/MX/roadrace rider from way back, I was about to make some comments on this thread.

But Markk53 has said all that I was going to.

This is the first thread on any forum anywhere...
Forum: New Zealand 04-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,652
Posted By PJay
Yup, Nimbus - Danish, IL4 running fore and aft,...

Yup, Nimbus - Danish, IL4 running fore and aft, shaft drive, pressed steel strut frame. They made them substantially the same for decades. There're a few in NZ.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 216,582
Posted By PJay
I'd like to say, "nitrous", but I imagine it's a...

I'd like to say, "nitrous", but I imagine it's a catch bottle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By PJay
Yeah, I always wondered about them Russki...

Yeah, I always wondered about them Russki horsemen.

Hassock.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
Posted By PJay
Well, well, well - my identical green GT550K was...

Well, well, well - my identical green GT550K was the first bike I ever bought brand new.

I never appreciated it as much as I should have. Then-girlfriend-now-wife and I did 45,000+ pillioning...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7,169
Views: 3,284,995
Posted By PJay
Nah, the RD Weave is a thing of beauty and an...

Nah, the RD Weave is a thing of beauty and an experience to savour...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15,213
Views: 8,694,316
Posted By PJay
So, e rock, is your Lambretta one of the...

So, e rock, is your Lambretta one of the Indian-made ones?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,169
Views: 3,284,995
Posted By PJay
Mate, if you put smaller tires on it: 1....

Mate, if you put smaller tires on it:

1. It'll handle and turn better;

2. It'll go faster (true - I used to production race these things back in the day, and still have a standard RD400); and
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,101
Posted By PJay
Yup - the third generation of my family in the...

Yup - the third generation of my family in the trade.

I bailed and went back to my original profession once I found my father was not joking when he used to say, "It's such a shame that...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,926
Posted By PJay
Still have my CB77 - restored it during the...

Still have my CB77 - restored it during the 1980s, and it needs restoration again now.

It is the model I lusted after when I first got into motorcycling in the early to mid 1960s, and mine the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,600
Posted By PJay
Thank you. Cheers:clap

Thank you.

Cheers:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 164,758
Posted By PJay
Nah, Harley just got the rules changed to suit...

Nah, Harley just got the rules changed to suit itself in the US...over many years, as I was told by my grandfather (who with his brothers was my country's master agent for H-D for 40+ years, and rode...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 164,758
Posted By PJay
Just as a point of interest, and as a multiple...

Just as a point of interest, and as a multiple past competitor in the International Challenge, I can assure you that if it were "highly illegal" it would have been protested out of existence.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,509
Posted By PJay
280kg - 242 kg = 38kg. 38 x 2.2 = 83.6lb. ...

280kg - 242 kg = 38kg.

38 x 2.2 = 83.6lb.

Yup, you QED'd us, all right. :D

But how you'd get to 135mph on a CB900C, I can only imagine. In my recollection of riding one hard, it lost...
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