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Postby duke22 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:15 pm

Team NZ packed the container for PI this morning. Only two P6 bikes in the end (sorry Jason), yours truly with the FZR and Pete Smith's Gixxer11. Two P5 seniors (GSX1100 and MacIntosh GSX) and eight P5 juniors (all TZs), and that's it for this year - sadly quite a few last minute dropouts.

The container gets shipped in a couple of days and (hopefully) will be sitting in the pits at PI in about two weeks. Counting down... :cool

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Postby JasonL » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:55 pm

Hey Duke, don't worry about that, we got enough to run P6 (just!), you'll be there, we'll be there, all is well!! In fact it may have been your overseas entries that sealed it. I'm busy getting a few things done to the VFR and a few of us here running P6 at the IC are starting to get pretty damn excited. Look forward to catching up with you.

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Postby SJTFZR1000 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:14 am

good to hear you guys are packed and on your way,cant wait to catch up and have a little freindly competition(i will probably be following you two guys anyway).the fzr is almost there,got a couple of bits of fairing to finish then i too will be set and ready for the island classic.getting itchy feet ,cant wait.
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Postby spook » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:51 am

SJTFZR1000 wrote:getting itchy feet...


Empty some of that fibreglass dust out of your boots :)

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Postby SJTFZR1000 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:41 am

hahahahha spook.thx m8.nearly all done painting,should have had these fairings done by now but painted the last catch tray and it devloped tiny bubbles in the clearcoat,havent done much with clearcoat,it was bizzare
has to strip it and start again,any ideas.temp was about 45deg.
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Postby stan » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:24 pm

I've booked in to do a course in Sydney that weekend, can't believe my timing.
Spook and i went to the IC a few years ago, great day, and some great bikes to have a look at, and to have P6 there this time will get some interest, do us proud

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Postby spook » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:36 am

SJTFZR1000 wrote:devloped tiny bubbles in the clearcoat... temp was about 45deg.


A bit hot for painting. You can't pick up metal at that temperature. Wait for a nice mild dry day and the paint wont boil...

I'm looking forward to hopefully getting to say hello to everyone over the weekend. If any of you need a hand with anything just shout out... I'll probably be in the bar :)

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Postby SJTFZR1000 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:34 pm

i thought it was the temp too spook,but after i stripped the two pieces bachk and ready to paint again the same thing happened and it was only 22 degrees.will have to look into it further.maybe water vapor or something simular.it will be great to put faces to names of the exup brotherhood people after all these years.i only met jasonl about 4 months ago at a meet.
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Postby JasonL » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:54 pm

Just think how many race reports there could be from the one race meeting!!

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Postby sbutler » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:43 am

I'd love to go & cheer on the teams, but I have no funds so I'll wait for a report & pics on here :>(
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Postby Mike_SS » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:28 pm

I'm the same Steve. Would like to go down but can't justify the costs just to watch. Look forward to reading about.

(I received the paperwork for the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed in the mail the other day. I will be going to that one :D )
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Postby JasonL » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:11 pm

Not sure I will be - $400 entry fee plus garage. However if I get my 250 going I would get 12 races, so maybe....err....petrol costs from Melbourne, sundry junk food en route, liquor, new underpants, tyres, bogan tattoo, yep should just make it.

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Postby sbutler » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:36 am

I'll be at the BSfos for sure as a spectator / pit bitch / gofer, for the first time. How goods that gonna be? I will be able to have a good look around & enjoy the weekend. Me & Deb are doing the parade laps, & I cant wait!!
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Postby Mike_SS » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:12 am

Not sure I will be - $400 entry fee plus garage


Yep it is a bit steep but I am justifying it by not doing much local stuff this year. :)

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I'll be at the BSfos for sure as a spectator / pit bitch / gofer


Will no doubt see you there Steve :)
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Postby kiwi60 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:48 am

If you think $400 is a bit steep, doing the BSFOS last year left me bugger all change from $5000, but it WAS worth it :)
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Postby SJTFZR1000 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:55 am

will have to have a chat at the island classic jason about the bsfos,i might tag along.
for a race or two if you are going.
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Postby JasonL » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Fair point Kiwi!

Steve, there will be a few of us from Vic going to the Barry Sheene and there will be big P6 fields, the biggest in the country so far. Here's the link to the entry form:

http://www.barrysheene.com.au/files/doc ... 20regs.pdf

So 4 x 5 lap races, pretty similar deal / format / program to the island Classic. But if you had a 750 instead of a 1000 you'd get 8 races!

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Postby spook » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:12 pm

how many bikes go into one of the garages at EC? $250???

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Postby JasonL » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:21 pm

4 with plenty of room, 6 at a bit of a squeeze, I've seen more but not advisable. Say 5 at $50 each is ok.

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Postby duke22 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:18 am

What's the extended Eastern Creek circuit like? Longer obviously but better? Or just a lot more slow corners?


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