BUSH TARDS ON MOTARDS

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  1. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Oh Jardines, cause she won't be riding it. Gotchya.
  2. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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  3. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    We'll have to race prep them Dal...
  4. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Yeah well you'd have most bases covered.
  5. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Could do with a trials bike, a 2-smokin 300, XR1200.........the list goes on!
  6. jardine

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    We're gunna need a bigger shed.........
  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Sounds like we are going to need a bigger shed at Broadford.
  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Pallet racking system..........go up not out.
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  9. mud lovin fool

    mud lovin fool Been here awhile

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    What are the requirements for the bike(s) on the practice day? I.e. do you need to run just water in the radiators, does anything need to be wired up etc....

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  10. Catz

    Catz Been here awhile

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    I could be wrong but the track day is just that, like going to any ride day, turn up on your road bike and go?, the lock wiring and water is for racing, but as I said, I could be wrong. I don't think they actually put out any requirements for track day, might just go back and have a read
  11. mud lovin fool

    mud lovin fool Been here awhile

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    Thanks Catz, I had a look but couldn't see anything on the broadford site. I remembered @Bluetonguejak talking about running water and couldn't remember if that was just for racing.

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  12. Catz

    Catz Been here awhile

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    @Bluetonguejak, do the motards need engine covers?
    I spoke to Bruce the other day but forgot to ask, can't see the point as unlike road bikes, fairly hard for engine to come in contact with the track?
  13. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    No engine covers required, but water or non-glycol coolant required for racing @mud lovin fool.
  14. jardine

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    Practicte day is as Catz said, no bike requirements just turn up and ride. Possibly tape your headlight if you have one thats about all.
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    If possible getting the end section in the garages makes it easier to group together when there are a few of you,
  16. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    @mud lovin fool
    Are you and brother planning on racing Sunday?

    Basic things checked in scrutineering for Motards on race day.

    They will ask what is in radiator and may do a test (with test strip) for glycol.
    Radiator cap lock-wired
    Oil filler/sump/filter cap screws lock-wired
    Caliper bolts lock-wired
    Breather hose to catch-can if not 'closed-loop'
    Radiator over-flow to catch-can
    Carb overflow to catch-can
    Shark-fin at back sprocket
    Bar ends are plugged/hand-guards

    Check for oil leaks
    Check front/rear brakes
    Check spoke tension/wheel condition
    Check headstock brgs for free movement
    Forks for free movement

    Back protector
    Leathers for holes
    Gloves for holes
    Boots for holes/steel on soles
    Helmet in good condition - the note the number (AS) down on card. Not to more than 10 years old.

    We usually get 2 helmets and 2 pairs of boots scutineered (road set and MX/SM set)
    I recommend wearing MX boots for SM as the jumps can jar your ankles in road boots - ask how i know!
    MX boots are fine for road racing unless you've got big hoofs like me and you end up wearing the sides of boots away.
    MX helmet ok for road racing too, but the peaks generally catche a lot of wind. An adventure helmet with a well designed peak for high speed is good for both.

    I'm sure there's a few more things - will post as i think of them.

    Better get back to work to finance this pastime!
  17. Catz

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    @Bluetonguejak
    Shark fin, will the chain guide at front of rear sprocket be sufficient? Standard on MX bikes.
    And how did you hook up a catch can for your bike? Trying to work out a cheap and easy solution, have made a little catch for oil, forgot about radiator.
  18. Bluetonguejak

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    Yep, chain guide sufficient.

    Can use any container, some guys use aluminium drink cans.
    A plastic bottle cable-tied on frame will do.
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  19. Catz

    Catz Been here awhile

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    I knew that Pee Wee oil reservoir would come in handy one day
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  20. AUSSIEADV

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    You got rid of the bash plate. Good move. :thumb