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    That's an interesting method. We all seem to have our own ways of doing it...

    One of the problems here is that the vertical M/c has a side entry and a top exit with a banjo and an immediate downward turn on the hose.
    I may try angling the whole rearset assembly a tad.
    It's not helped by having to attatch a temporary reservoir to the short hose which is the reservoir when in use....If you don't do this, you're running out of fluid every 20 seconds or so.
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    Right - after a couple of side issues, reviving the rideon so as to mow the acres (worthy of a thread of it's own....) and a wounded hand (healing, thanks for asking) I got pissed off at this rear brake. Looked around the stored stuff - she calls it junk...and found a M/c on a swingarm which came with the FZR250 stuff from Flettner. Believed to be a latish GSX250 arm, brake and wheel, the M/c had the right bolt spacing to go on the 500. It's 1/2in bore rather than 14mm but it had good fluid in it....It was earmarked for another project but....
    Anyway, 10min after fitting it, it was bled and working. Bit more powerful than before - but everyone tells me "I don't use the back brake" so fuckit.

    The pipe stays as is. We did some dyno work with the downdraft head engine and found that there was more power with bigger OD headers. This is a restoration not a redevelopment so it stays.
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    Great fun watching and reading all of this. Reminds me of a few of the projects I've done of the years - the satisfaction gained of making stuff work again is great eh!

    I guess you are aiming for the CAMS SC in December? I'll be down so hopefully we'll get to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcy25 View Post
    Great fun watching and reading all of this. Reminds me of a few of the projects I've done of the years - the satisfaction gained of making stuff work again is great eh!

    I guess you are aiming for the CAMS SC in December? I'll be down so hopefully we'll get to see it.
    Yes, aiming for the SCF. What are you bringing down ?

    It looks like this will be paraded. I've made contact with Mark Taylor - who coincidentally has just been rebuilt himself....He needs gentle running in so parading should fit the bill.

    Front brakes are rebuilt and awaiting bleeding. Hororata swap meet tomorrow so they'll have to wait.
    What I initially thought was a seized M/c turned out to be the bloody lever seized....
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    Greg

    At this stage my TZ350F McIntosh that I have raced for the last 21 years. Will be at least 2 more McIntosh TZ350's in the container along with a well ridden TR3 that I know about. We had all 6 TZ350 McIntoshes together a couple of years ago. I'm in contact with Dave R regularly and are currying guys up here to come down and make use of the support being offered get a good crop of bikes from yup here. I sent an email on Sunday to every old bike racer in my email address book, who lives north of Taupo.

    I've promised my 750 to Yamaha NZ for their stand at the bike show the prior weekend, so it's staying up here. As much as I'd like to bring it down , the container leaves before the show, not after and the excess baggage on the plane trip may be a bit over the top! Added to that, the 350 is a good old bus that I really enjoy racing, but not ridden to any real extent in the last couple of years.

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    The 350 should be fun on Levels. It's a "levelling" type of circuit. I've a customer who usually rides a 650/750 Kawasaki four and almost invariably finishes up in a little battlegroup with Pero and Paul Mclauchlan on TZ350's. They have fun.

    Last time I saw a TZ750 on Levels was the Marlboro Series....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    The 350 should be fun on Levels. It's a "levelling" type of circuit. I've a customer who usually rides a 650/750 Kawasaki four and almost invariably finishes up in a little battlegroup with Pero and Paul Mclauchlan on TZ350's. They have fun.

    Last time I saw a TZ750 on Levels was the Marlboro Series....
    what about howard gregorys sidecar or does that not count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    what about howard gregorys sidecar or does that not count?
    Um, have to admit I'd forgotten that - but at that time I wasn't paying much attention to the chairs. I wouldn't have realised what he was using...

    Both the short Ruapuna and short Levels as used during the Marlboro series were visibly hard work on the 750's. Watching them it was a very high speed precisely timed wrestling match. Get the timing wrong and you were gone.
    Magee on the 500 was probably just as fast a couple of years back - but it was so much more civilised....And quieter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Um, have to admit I'd forgotten that - but at that time I wasn't paying much attention to the chairs. I wouldn't have realised what he was using...

    Both the short Ruapuna and short Levels as used during the Marlboro series were visibly hard work on the 750's. Watching them it was a very high speed precisely timed wrestling match. Get the timing wrong and you were gone.
    Magee on the 500 was probably just as fast a couple of years back - but it was so much more civilised....And quieter.
    yeah those un baffled two smokes from the 70's must have killed a few peoples hearing. there was a tz750 there last year, from Tane's motueka motorcycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    it was a very high speed precisely timed wrestling match. Get the timing wrong and you were gone.
    That describes riding the 750 in general

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