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    More than half of us are locked down and can’t ride…

    What is everyone doing to maintain their sanity?

    I have been building a new race car, but it has been difficult to stay motivated when there’s no likely date to be able to use it.
    I have had more motivation to finish my tight-asre road car project - an old Mirage built with the intention to be as cheap to run as possible. Owes me $500 so far, being two $200 cars and some oil/basic service.

    Managed to do some work on the trusty Beta 300, but now I am waiting on a front sprocket and matching seal.

    l have also done plenty cleaning/organising/tidying of the shed.

    If you’re not locked down, where’s the ride reports?

    Beta 200RR

  • #2
    Got a few.

    Few more bits and pieces for my little BMW track car. Now it's annoying me because it's got nowhere to go. It's got rego, but is a bit loud on the road TBH. Last thing in were a pair of Bride race seats. So far the NA 6 had gone from 160kW to a bit over 230kw, dropped over 90kg (seats and exhaust), suspension, etc.

    Few bits and pieces on the go at home and just started work on a new store in Minchinbury.
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    • #3
      Housing market got too crazy, decided to stay where I am and build a new shed.
      gone with the 6x6x2.4, new 6x9x3 is up, Concreters are finishing off the new driveway right now.
      hopefully get the floor epoxy coated in the next couple weeks, then finally move back in.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tmac450 View Post
        Got a few.

        Few more bits and pieces for my little BMW track car. Now it's annoying me because it's got nowhere to go. It's got rego, but is a bit loud on the road TBH. Last thing in were a pair of Bride race seats. So far the NA 6 had gone from 160kW to a bit over 230kw, dropped over 90kg (seats and exhaust), suspension, etc.

        Few bits and pieces on the go at home and just started work on a new store in Minchinbury.
        Interesting! What is it? 160kW suggests E46, but not sure if that counts as “little”.

        Not sure if I have posted it before, but this is the old/current race car. 7E0D2AB1-C8CE-4AEC-A39E-FA5A966B3FEF.png
        Beta 200RR

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        • #5
          I've assembled a greenhouse to keep the wife entertained, it involved leveling a 4 x 3m area on my sloping block, clad the underside of my semi above ground pool so the new puppy can't get under there when it arrives.

          Lastly I purchased a 2021 GasGas EC350F, and have been preparing that for the end of lockdown.
          CRF 100F 2004
          Beta XT 2020

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spac View Post

            Interesting! What is it? 160kW suggests E46, but not sure if that counts as “little”.

            Not sure if I have posted it before, but this is the old/current race car. 7E0D2AB1-C8CE-4AEC-A39E-FA5A966B3FEF.png
            E82 125i.

            Initially got it to teach the young bloke to drive a manual. Before that knew nothing about them. Turned into a project and now love it. Great little car.
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            • #7
              What is this nonsense about "maintaining" sanity?

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              • #8
                I did a backflip and bought a 350 also.

                2c.JPG

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JJW View Post
                  I did a backflip and bought a 350 also.

                  2c.JPG
                  That's how mine looked last week. Steering head bearings repacked, swingarm and linkage bearings repacked, funny double cone restrictor thing removed from exhaust, incorrect bolts on subframe and engine brace replaced, I'm just waiting for a new chain slider and a new DID ERVT chain and have to check the valve clearances. I'm debating whether to put my CC forks straight on or ride it with the Xplors first.
                  I spoke to Rex at Fuel Torque and he claims his remap will make a big difference.
                  CRF 100F 2004
                  Beta XT 2020

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                  • #10
                    Yeah I did the exhaust. More than once, we bought 3 together.

                    Put my cone valves on and a bunch of other stuff, it’s a long way from stock.

                    Rex’s tune also. Map switch, happy with the outcome.

                    what is this about wrong bolts? I knew the chains were recalled but were replaced prior to collection a couple of months ago. I’ve got about 22 hours on it now, very happy……after years of bashing 350’s! I really didn’t like the first few years but they have it sorted out now.

                    The linkage is a winner, I don’t think I will buy another PDS bike.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tmac450 View Post

                      E82 125i.

                      Initially got it to teach the young bloke to drive a manual. Before that knew nothing about them. Turned into a project and now love it. Great little car.
                      I had an E87 120i as the road car for a year or so. 120 = slow, but damn they have some grip. A manual 130i in on the 'want list' but not until the Covid Tax wears off a bit.
                      Beta 200RR

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Spac View Post

                        I had an E87 120i as the road car for a year or so. 120 = slow, but damn they have some grip. A manual 130i in on the 'want list' but not until the Covid Tax wears off a bit.
                        Putting the 130i tune in the 125i gave it a big wake up. They're very understeery stock on the track. Better suspension, more power to slide, huge camber and better tyres takes most of it out. Shift kit hade a huge difference too.
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                        • #13
                          I fixed my WhipperSnipper (again). Yeah, yeah, I'm a tightarse. I've had this one since 1991 and it still does the job and this is the only part that's broken / worn out. About a year ago I went to buy a new one and decided that all the new ones were crap so out with the pop rivets and zipties.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DV8 View Post
                            I fixed my WhipperSnipper (again). Yeah, yeah, I'm a tightarse. I've had this one since 1991 and it still does the job and this is the only part that's broken / worn out. About a year ago I went to buy a new one and decided that all the new ones were crap so out with the pop rivets and zipties.

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                            If you take that guard off you wont notice any difference[flicking hits on big toe] , most contractors take them off straight away so they can work faster /see more ,cut more, lighter ,longer string etc . [wear eye protection]
                            ^roost

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by poper View Post

                              If you take that guard off you wont notice any difference[flicking hits on big toe] , most contractors take them off straight away so they can work faster /see more ,cut more, lighter ,longer string etc . [wear eye protection]
                              I tried taking it off once and it ruined a good pair of thongs so I put it back on.
                              Platinum Club Mud 697

                              "Political correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional illogical minority and promoted by mainstream media which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

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