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Deni dave
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motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by Deni dave » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:02 pm

Hi folks,
I am heading out for a look this year and plan on returning next year as an entrant... I have been reading the rule books and it has left me a little confused as to what class my bike would fit in.

Its a production framed 490cc motocross bike being a 1984 2 stroke Yamaha yz490. I was hoping to run it in standard configuration first year then return with a few modifications the year after to see what I can improve on. being a standard style MX bike will it fit into production class and engine guidelines as I read it should be a registerable bike to enter production class, if this is correct what would I be looking at entering as? thanks for any advice given.

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Re: motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by big chook » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:18 pm

Welcome to Dry Lakes Racing buddy , first thing you require is a rule book , that should help determine what class your bike will fit , then ask away with any enquiries , there are plenty of bike people here that can answer your questions , good luck . cheers Mick

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Re: motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by AuotonomousRX » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:16 pm

Deni dave

Welcome to the House of Fun

The Forum is a good place to get ideas, but we can only offer suggestions/opinions ....

To actually confirm any of the Rules, contact our Chief Motorcycle Inspector http://www.dlra.org.au/contacts.htm .....

What you are doing is the best way to approach our Sport, have a look first .... It is unlike any other Motorsport on so many levels ....

Make sure you read the Info on what you need to do/bring/prepare yourself for when coming to Speedweek for the first time ....

http://www.dlra.org.au/spectators.htm

Then come to Speedweek and wander round, check out the variations on the Theme, ask questions, but mainly, enjoy the Experience .....

Go home and have a think .....

Hope to catch up with you at Lake G

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Re: motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by BONES » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:22 pm

Hi Deni Dave

Again check with Graham to confirm---
Factory MXers are Modified as long as the bike was available to the public--- it was
Engine class is 500
You can enter in Fuel or Gas(petrol) race gas is ok
SO---- MG-500.
You will need tyres that are speed rated to over 120mph The current record is 121 for both Fuel and Gas.
Your MX tyres are NOT SUITABLE
Read the rule book for kill switch,lock wire, leathers etc and you will be good to go.
Beware of SALT FEVER ---- it is incurable
Bones

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Re: motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by Deni dave » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:02 pm

Thanks bones, the modified bit is which I wasn't sure of being factory as it sits so thanks. I look fwd to being there. Do most just run standard road bike tyres with suitable rating ?

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Re: motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by Deni dave » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:04 pm

Thanks Pete , hopefully say hello whilst there. I can only make it for two days mon and tues due to work , I'll be riding out for a look on my softail so prob easy to spot.

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Re: motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:51 am

Riding in on ya Softail will be an experience, the road in is better suited to ya 490 :wink:
First Australian to ride a motorcycle over 200mph at Bonneville,,,

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Re: motorcycle class selection for newby

Post by Deni dave » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:05 am

Yeah I don't mind a bit of rough bush track riding on the softy though, I'm not one of those polish and not use type riders 👍🏻👍🏻

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