February 5, 6, & 7 2010.
Classic Racing at Pukekohe Park Raceway. The venue has been confirmed
Hosted by the NZ Classic Motorcycle Racing Register. Classes for Vintage and Prewar bikes. An excellent weekend of racing and the crowning glory for the NZCMRR. Well known for having excellent special guests.
For a good aerial picture of the circuit go here.
I’m a regular traveller on the Auckland Motorway, although this isn’t an Auckland specific question. The question may seem like its a bit off topic (That is, in the Barnstormers world) but some of us venture onto motorways from time to time, even on our old motorcycles.
Take a look at the photo below and let us know what your opinion is on the following question.
When the lights go green, is it 2 vehicles or 4 that can go?
How many vehicles can go when its green?
My opinion is 4 as the sign says, 1 vehicle, per green, each lane so that’s 2 greens per lane x 2 lanes = 4 vehicles. But the Knobster is a bit of a simpleton (The maths above was worked out on my abacus) So what do my fellow Barnstormers think? Comments are open on this one, log-in and go for it.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome to all our subscribers, local and international, We hope you are enjoying this site, don’t forget to take a look at Lubeboys Pre 45 Royal Enfield site. Its mostly manuals and sales catalogues but he’s a man of few words, although McSnotty and I do like to take the piss out of him on those rare occasions he crawls out from under his rock.
. . . → Read More: An interesting question….
The NZ news yesterday was full of the ban on using mobile phones for calls or texting while driving(and about bloody time) but I didn’t see this little nugget until this morning. As of November new rules will require motorcyclists to use their headlights during the day, or face the possibility of a $100 fine. I’m all for road safety and pretty much always ride with my headlight on anyway but there are the odd occasions that this doesn’t work for me and so I may face the ‘full force of the law’. Typically this will be when I get out on my elderly Royal Enfield, the problem for me is twofold, keeping my acetylene generator fully charged with powder and water and how the bloody hell do I light the thing? (Ask the previous owner – the only time he tried to light up the tail light he managed to set fire to the rear end of the bike not realising that the jet that he had installed was a headlight jet with bigger holes. Lots of bubbled paint. – McS)
Will it get hot enough to cook some roadside sausages?
What about bikes without any lights at all?
I guess some more indepth research is required about the new ruling so hopefully there will be some sensible exemptions… We’ll try and keep you posted but in the meantime I’ve decided to allow comments on this one (yes it’s a rare thing) You’ll need to be a registered . . . → Read More: Headlights On for Motorcyclists in NZ
Taking a leaf out of Lubeboys book I thought I’d add this to the site as a useful reference manual.
Its an instruction book for M-L Malita types FB and FC
Fellow Barnstormers, Lubeboy has finally gotten with the program and is back in business over at his all new Pre 45 Enfield site. Its dedicated to Pre 1945 Royal Enfields so if you are a fan of the marque or just have a general interest its worth taking a look. Its mostly manuals and catalogues for now but I’m sure he’s working on some other useful content for the future.
I did an upgrade of our notification software and didnt test it properly.
I am Badddddd. Problem is McSnotty is also registered to recieve Post Notifications and now he’ll know I cocked up. (Gave up on trying to tie your shoelaces then did ya? Told ya not to try anything new without Mrs Knobsters permission. Cold porridge for you- McS)
You should have still got the e-mails but they probably looked a bit crap. Hopefully its all fixed now (Looks OK to me)
It looks like I’ll be spending another day in the dungeon of Castle McLottaSnot doing Site Admin of his Windoze 95 machine over a dial-up connection (Being forced to listen to Mrs McSnippys ‘The Best of John Denver’ on endless loop Reel-to-Reel).
To complement the article on Brown and Barlow carburetters (see here for article) an executive decision was made to ‘borrow’ the B&B manual from Lubeboys site. It was quite easy really as the only thing that he keeps in his desk draw are a old pair of blemished (being polite here) undies, and the password to his PC. So while he was out the back secretly picking his nose the Knobster and me went to work. And as far as challenges goes getting Mrs McSnippy to clean my bike, or watching the Knobster try to tie his shoe laces is far more painful than this endeavour. So here you are.
A general gathering will be held at the Claudelands Showgrounds in Hamilton on Sunday October 18th for those wishing to buy, sell, barter motorcycle parts. It is organised by the Hamilton Motorcycle Club, starts at 7.30am and is undercover. It is a little later this year with previous years having been in September but I won’t complain, hopefully it will be a little warmer. This swapmeet is not usual biggish one (or not so biggish one as in the last couple of years) that is held in April and run by the Waikato Classic Motorcycle Club, but I have found it worthwhile getting out of bed for. And any event that is motorcycle only is worth attending especially with the possibility of finding that elusive part. And who knows – Knobster might be able to get out of bed this time. See you there.