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Offline StuartC

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2015, 07:52:26 am »
OK guy's here's a tip, smeer grease and lots of it on your tube before you put it in your tyre then also put gorilla snot in the tube, the grease prevents snake bites(pinch flats) and if a thorn ot nail goes through then the gorilla snot seals it
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #61 on: January 20, 2015, 08:19:20 am »
What 450 are you on a DR?  my son gets just under 70 on his WR

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2015, 08:19:40 am »
OK guy's here's a tip, smeer grease and lots of it on your tube before you put it in your tyre then also put gorilla snot in the tube, the grease prevents snake bites(pinch flats) and if a thorn ot nail goes through then the gorilla snot seals it


Now you tell me...
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2015, 11:37:34 am »
Are 2Ts really that bad on fuel?

My 450 is good for about 140kms on a tank - about 8 or 9 litres - 2 laps easy

Saying that, my KDX chomps fuel - I dunno how much but I'm always surprised when I look into an empty tank  ::)
What 450 are you on a DR?  my son gets just under 70 on his WR

close - a KLX

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2015, 09:06:17 pm »
I am new to this so need some help and suggestions.

What exactly does one need in terms of a pit and Pitt crew?
I have a gazebo, tools, fire extinguisher and will get an enviro mat from MSA when I buy my license.

How about refueling can you refuel from a container with a pipe or do you need one of those quick refueling bottles? I am not sure what those things are called.

What else do I need.

You don't actually need a pit crew at all - you can just pitch up and ride and just refuel next to your car - using the mat, of course. 2 laps will need no re-fuelling anyway and 3 will only need 5 litres more - on a 450, that is.

I've never had a crew but there was always a few riders in our group, so we'd have a gazebo, cooler box and chairs anyway.

You have all you need but that mat from MSA is not much use - rather get yourself a decent size doormat (1.2m x 1.0m) from Builders Warehouse - nice and cheap, it's big enough to use for tools, etc and for getting dressed/undressed. The pits can be in long grass.

Refueling -  anything will do - I use 5l plastic containers - the smaller it is, the easier it is to use. No pipes/refuellers needed - it's a relaxed atmosphere for the club racers.

A couple of races last year, we just pitched up with no gazebos, etc - we just raced and went home - there's bugger all to do there if you're not riding.

And I'm sure with the lack of nationals/regoinals this year, it'll be even more mellow.

Carry your med kit, a sun hat and water - you never know how long you'll be stuck out there if there's a mishap - they only do bike recovery after the race. No pit crew is allowed on the course during the event.

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2015, 09:25:29 pm »
Are 2Ts really that bad on fuel?

My 450 is good for about 140kms on a tank - about 8 or 9 litres - 2 laps easy

Saying that, my KDX chomps fuel - I dunno how much but I'm always surprised when I look into an empty tank  ::)
What 450 are you on a DR?  my son gets just under 70 on his WR

close - a KLX

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2015, 08:28:34 am »
The KX is out of commission again. I seriously doubt that I will ever get it to a stage where it will finish one lap, so I might just as well start with a clean slate.
What would be the ideal 1st bike for this kind of racing, bearing in mind that I weigh 90kg+, and my plastic riding skills are mediocre at best.
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2015, 08:44:08 am »
The KX is out of commission again. I seriously doubt that I will ever get it to a stage where it will finish one lap, so I might just as well start with a clean slate.
What would be the ideal 1st bike for this kind of racing, bearing in mind that I weigh 90kg+, and my plastic riding skills are mediocre at best.


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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2015, 09:02:17 am »
Geez I'm scared of doing on a 450  :-[

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2015, 09:15:38 am »
Geez I'm scared of doing on a 450  :-[

Busy with bike shopping. Hope to have everything prepped for the first race. Otherwise I'll have to start from the second race

I'll definitely kill myself on a 450 class bike. I am considering a 250 4T. Pity Kawasaki doesn't have one with a wide ratio box. I could sneak it in and my wife may not even notice the difference.
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2015, 09:17:54 am »
There are some nice red 250s going for good prices. I am going to stick with 450 though. You never know, the funds might become available for an Amageza build  :angel12:
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2015, 09:22:26 am »
There are some nice red 250s going for good prices. I am going to stick with 450 though. You never know, the funds might become available for an Amageza build  :angel12:
Dwerg:have you thought of picking up a KTM 200.It is a lighter version of a 250.Wonderful bike

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2015, 09:26:57 am »
There are some nice red 250s going for good prices. I am going to stick with 450 though. You never know, the funds might become available for an Amageza build  :angel12:
Dwerg:have you thought of picking up a KTM 200.It is a lighter version of a 250.Wonderful bike

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I love a KTM 200. Will have to see what comes up for sale I guess but I'd prefer a 450 for GOC. And of course there is the option of building a rally bike out of it


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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2015, 08:32:02 pm »
I am battling a bit to understand the GOC rules. Am I right in assuming that capacity classes OR1-OR3 only apply to the semi pro and pro class and that in the seniors 38 years and older and master classes, there isnít a capacity distinction, so a 200 2T competes directly against a 450 4T?
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2015, 10:45:43 pm »
I am battling a bit to understand the GOC rules. Am I right in assuming that capacity classes OR1-OR3 only apply to the semi pro and pro class and that in the seniors 38 years and older and master classes, there isnít a capacity distinction, so a 200 2T competes directly against a 450 4T?
Thats correct WRT seniors and vets,, club classes have OR1-3 as well
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #75 on: January 21, 2015, 10:47:39 pm »
I'm feeling good so does anyone want to take a bet that my 450 will finish in the top 5 overall barring mechanical failure or a moer of a crash?
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #76 on: January 21, 2015, 11:02:53 pm »
I am battling a bit to understand the GOC rules. Am I right in assuming that capacity classes OR1-OR3 only apply to the semi pro and pro class and that in the seniors 38 years and older and master classes, there isnít a capacity distinction, so a 200 2T competes directly against a 450 4T?

yep, that's right - us oldies can ride whatever we want.

Do not underestimate a 55yr old on a 200 - you will be very surprised when that 'kid' in the bling outfit takes his helmet off at the end of the race and he's old, bald, wrinkled and has cataracts in all four eyes - and he's just kicked your arse!!

That won't be me, of course, I'm stuck with a cumbersome 450 .......................  ;)

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2015, 07:17:03 am »
No but my bike is a Yamie and they are moer fast,,
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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2015, 09:15:44 am »
No but my bike is a Yamie and they are moer fast,,

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Re: 2015 GOC
« Reply #79 on: January 22, 2015, 10:06:12 am »
I'm feeling good so does anyone want to take a bet that my 450 will finish in the top 5 overall barring mechanical failure or a moer of a crash?
I will most definitely NOT take that bet!!  :thumleft: :ricky:
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