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Offline Rocketman

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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2019, 06:49:02 am »
It sure is.  Paul is really flogging that Laverda and making up time in the corners!  Think it is race 2 on Saturday.
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Phillip Island 2019 - More Photos
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2019, 07:14:15 am »
A couple pictures of the front straight taken from the garage roof.







Thursday morning before the crash.



Jason Pridmore, also before his crash.



My RG repaired post crash.



Bummer!  Something to fix when the bike returns from the long boat ride home.



New fairing is on order.



Handing the bike off to my "spanner men".  Craig Morris (former AMA 250 lightweight winner) and Bruce Teague (the brains behind Craig's winning 250.  Bruce also spent two seasons in Europe in the 70's tuning for Alex George and Bruno Kneubuhler).



Bruce Lind on his TZ750.  Same bike he raced in the AMA Formula One back in the day.



Mad scramble at the two minute warming for the International Challenge Race.



Josh Hayes and Michael Gilbert of Cycle World.



Warming up in pit lane for the next race.



Team USA International Challenge riders.



Team USA riders and crew.



Putting my baby to bed for the long trip home.



A job well done.




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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2019, 09:14:49 am »
Tnxs for the comprehensive report, pics, vids and compliments on soldiering against all the difficulties.
Jason's crach looks pretty bad, did the bike hit him at the last tumble? How is he?
Fingers crossed....

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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2019, 11:19:58 am »
yes thanks for the great reports ,  i always enjoy your posts .

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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2019, 08:05:43 am »
Thanks Guys.  I'm not sure if the Vincent struck the rider who is down on the left which I think is Beau Beaton.  It is hard for me to tell which rider is Beau and which is Jason.  Jason broke the fibula and tibia in his lower left leg.  He has had two surgeries and is in an external fixture.  I understand Beau cracked his pelvis.  The good news it appears both will recover from their injuries.  It was a scary crash!
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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 08:41:59 am »
Listened to Jason describing what happened on a pod cast yesterday, he sounded in good spirits.
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Phillip Island 2019 - Bike Photos
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2019, 07:11:24 pm »
Pictures of interesting bikes in the paddock and garages.  Hope you enjoy.



1965 Ducati Mark 3 250cc



1980 Suzuki RGV250 and 1976 Kawasaki Z900 (1230cc)



1990 Honda RS125 and Paul Smith's 1972 Honda CB350 and 1979 Laverda 500.  Raced with Paul in the Forgotten 500 class.  It is his video on the previous page.



Beau Beaton's 1955 Irving Vincent 1300cc.  This is his "slow" Vincent he raced in the Forgotten 500 class.  Not the 1982 Irving Vincent he crashed in the International Challenge race one.



Fancy a 1981 Yamaha TZ500 for $50,000 AUD?



1977 Yamaha TZ350's.  My competition in the Forgotten 500 class.



Or a Suzuki XR69 for $35,000 AUD?



Think the second bike is a Triumph.  The first Honda is a 1962 CB77 305cc and the second a 1988 RC30.



1960 BSA 650 and a 1971 Honda CB500.



1986 Honda NS 400.



1978 Kawasaki Z900 (1200cc) in a Peckett and McNab Frame.



1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 850cc.



1971 BSA G50 in a Seeley frame.



Moto Martin frame, not sure of year or power plant.



1988 Honda RC30.



1973 Patton BM3.  Winner of all four races in Forgotten 500 class.



1973 Patton BM3.



1979 Rotax 250.



1970 Honda CR750





Mikuni smooth bores and a dry clutch?



Dual leading rear brake.



1970 Honda CR 750 (1000cc).







Assume that is not a stock rear hub.



Smooth bores and a very clean engine bay.



Tidy cockpit.



First class components.



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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 04:20:06 am »
Dunlops on the CR Martin?

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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 07:37:01 pm »
I think you are correct. Looks like KR124’s on #88 and Avon’s on #2.  Can anyone confirm if that is a dry clutch on #2?
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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2019, 02:57:07 am »
Rocketman,

Great write ups and photos.  I think you will find that the #2 bike is running a conventional type clutch with a custom outer cover with holes in it.  If you look close, you can see the 3 fastener holes for the cover plate line up as matching the factory clutch housing.

The 3rd pic is of the “Sutton” dry clutch for reference.

George

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Phillip Island 2019 - Couple more photos
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2019, 06:25:50 pm »
Received a couple photos of my Suzuki post crash.  Did not think to take any myself as I was into repair mode.  Brings a tear to my eye.   :'(



Oh bother!



Look closely at the number 1 carb.  That is a stone lodged in it!

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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2019, 07:21:41 pm »
Not groovy. Did you find it ingested anything?

After the gravel trap capture at Barber I found stones absolutely everywhere.

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Re: Phillip Island 2019
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2019, 02:00:11 am »
takes me right back ..... i spent many a dull hour digging mud out of rg cases and looking in gravel traps for a pair of carbs !

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Phillip Island 2019 - TV Coverage
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2019, 06:09:23 pm »
A small amount of debris in the intake.  Cleaned as best we could and reassembled.  Thankfully ran fine the rest of the weekend.  The cranks have reached their service limit of 1,200 miles.  Time for rebuilds. 

With the passage of time the memories hurt less.  ::)

Australian TV coverage of the International Challenge races is now available on YouTube.

Part 1
 

Part 2
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