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JayBee
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Another Rookie

Post by JayBee » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:11 pm

G'day All,

Finally time for me to give dry lakes racing a crack.... I've been toying with the idea of taking a bike out to the lake since 09' after hearing a couple of work mates talking it up.
I've had a few ideas for different builds even including scooters but have decided to put a Korean (Hyosung) 650 V-twin together and run it in modified gas to start with. It's cheap and doable and hopefully won't go too fast for a newby like me. I might do a build diary but will definitely be pestering some of you for advice on one or two of the finer points. I've got the 2014 Rule Book and have been studying.

Thanks to Carol for making it easy to join up. I'll be putting in an entry as soon as I'm sure what class I should be in.

Cheers,

John Hansen (Jay Bee)
DLRA member 1233 Melbourne Oz.
John Hansen
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harky
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by harky » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:31 pm

welcome
its a great game , and diverse group of players , and if you are lucky and the weather gods are good ---------- you get to go " AS FAST AS YOU LIKE "for a week
can be cruel ---- temp wise ---- and mechanical wise
there are lots of people with useful and accurate advise
let the fun begin
cheers
harky
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so far 120mph for$2000---imagine how fast I can go for $20,000

JayBee
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by JayBee » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:11 am

Thanks Harky...... Looking forward to it. :D
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by gennyshovel » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:46 pm

John, I don't s'pose you own a fush 'n chup shop ?
Welcome to one of the most addictive sports in the world mate !
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by hawkwind » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:45 pm

welcome to the best way to stay broke.....you still have time to flee :D
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GeeTee
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by GeeTee » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:42 am

welcome. I was rookie for 2013 (in a car) after visiting as a spectator/journo in 2010.

It's rather good fun!

JayBee
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by JayBee » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:38 pm

Thanks guys.. Look forward to seeing you there..
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by melburgorbust » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:09 pm

I am looking at starting out this year too. While spectating would be fun, I thought why not put in a little more effort, and am looking at competing in the 50 or 100cc bike categories with an older machine in the modified production class to see what it's all about. I see that there aren't many records in those categories yet, any suggestions of a suitable machine? Are 2 strokes allowed?
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by AuotonomousRX » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:08 am

Hi there to you both

Great to see a few more making the Journey, welcome aboard.

Melburg 2 strokes are certainly allowed. 8)

Pete :D
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by melburgorbust » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:49 am

Fantastic, hoping to pick up the bike in the next few days. Not quite old enough to be in the vintage category but it had a good reputation for speed for it's size back in the day so should still put on a good show in Feb.
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by melburgorbust » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:29 am

A couple of quick rookie questions:

Grip on the salt - slicks, or any particular tread best for bikes?

Kill-switch lanyards - any good sources? I see plenty made for dirt bikes and jetskis, are all types acceptable?

Steering dampers - definitely needed even on Production or Modified Production bikes which didn't have them to begin with?
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Re: Another Rookie

Post by RGV » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:25 am

Hi mate. Welcome aboard. Tyres on the smaller classes dont seem to be an issue as long as they are of the correct speed rating. Some guys run a slick on the rear with no problems. I run good quality road tyres. Check the build date. 10 year max.
Kill switch lanyards are a problem. Salt gets into EVERYTHING. Ive made my own out of a 2 pin terminal block. Hopefully fool and salt proof.
Steering dampers on the smaller classes, you dont need to spend BIG $$$. Ive got an eBay one that works well. It all depends on how well your bike handles really. I strin line my wheels to check alignment.
If you havnt got a covered dustproof trailer your bike will be very dusty after driving the 160 k of dirt road to get to Lake G. Industrial clingwrap. :wink:

Dave

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2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH
2011 Washed Out
2012 Washed Out
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF
2016 MPS/F 250 114 MPH (RECORD)
2017 MPS/F 250 DNF

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Re: Another Rookie

Post by melburgorbust » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:30 pm

Haha, I will keep the clingrap in mind. Will hopefully have the bikes in the back of a van though.
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