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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    if it's the gas ruling my understanding it's a government driven thing about the something in the gas, motorcycling australia had their hands tied?
    when i sent the roberts bikes over last year the penny dropped while they were on the water that they had older pads that likely contained asbestos. I near shit myself as they are becoming so tough on that shit coming into their country that it's a joke, but it's their call.....
    Correct, but Roger never used it.
    They tried to make it look like that was the reason he pulled out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    if it's the gas ruling my understanding it's a government driven thing about the something in the gas, motorcycling australia had their hands tied?
    when i sent the roberts bikes over last year the penny dropped while they were on the water that they had older pads that likely contained asbestos. I near shit myself as they are becoming so tough on that shit coming into their country that it's a joke, but it's their call.....
    Funny they would be worried about a 100 liters of avgas when they had 12 above ground Nuclear test carried out there, ESP considering the Asbestos in those brake pads was likely mined there anyway and they still produce 1/3 of the worlds uranium.



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    Rc 30 current state.
    the engine came back from a lovely chap in Cantebury with a detailed build report.
    Lucky it didn't go before he got it, 3 minutes to blow up would have been a good run as it was.
    Finally got forks back after many months away being rebuilt.
    Made a wiring loom minus all the ballast, using OE quality connectors.
    Had the radiators tank soaked at the local reconditioners & new spigots welded on & pressure tested.
    Spent nearly two days working on the carbs that had been sitting for years, plus had crash damage & were twisted on their mounting. Plus bench balancing them, as there is no chance of getting to the adjusters once they are mounted.
    Brembo callipers are away getting the mounting plate machined after filling the holes with tig so they can be re drilled in the correct position, rather than rattling around on too big holes like they were.
    Still waiting for people from the UK to get back to me on a couple of hard to get bits that are RC30 peculiar and obsolete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Rc 30 current state.
    the engine came back from a lovely chap in Cantebury with a detailed build report.
    Lucky it didn't go before he got it, 3 minutes to blow up would have been a good run as it was.
    Finally got forks back after many months away being rebuilt.
    Made a wiring loom minus all the ballast, using OE quality connectors.
    Had the radiators tank soaked at the local reconditioners & new spigots welded on & pressure tested.
    Spent nearly two days working on the carbs that had been sitting for years, plus had crash damage & were twisted on their mounting. Plus bench balancing them, as there is no chance of getting to the adjusters once they are mounted.
    Brembo callipers are away getting the mounting plate machined after filling the holes with tig so they can be re drilled in the correct position, rather than rattling around on too big holes like they were.
    Still waiting for people from the UK to get back to me on a couple of hard to get bits that are RC30 peculiar and obsolete.
    Always loved the look of those QD forks.
    i spend many hours looking lustfully when i shoud have been working at John Bootes brand new OS RC30 in my teens.
    The DIscs lok to be steel rotors pretty sure there were Cast iron ones back in the hey day
    I have one HRC one here, i think. ex RS likely.
    Did you manage to track down the early history?
    Also glad the head bolts workout. Greg muttered something about wanting to doing RC30s exclusively
    I would go with Merkel colour scheme if its history is nothing its a shame i heard Fred moved back to the US, i wonder if he still owns the property at Taupo
    he had outboard franchise orr something i think?

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    That thing is mechanical pornography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Peanut View Post
    That thing is mechanical pornography.
    If by that you mean filthy, disgusting, difficult - and you'd pay someone to do it while you watch, then yes.

    Bob's original question - what did the engraved characters mean ? - should have been translated as "Buyer beware"

    I ran through what was found and what was done in the engine with another RC30 owner. He had to sit down when he contemplated the cost.
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    What a gorgeous bike! I'm SO envious!!

    One I had earlier- Greg has mentioned this bike........... And been inside it!!Click image for larger version. 

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