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David
Site Administrator

Australia


990 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2011 :  3:18:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit David's Homepage Send David a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Poll Question:
Since there is hardly any body using the site at You must be logged in to see this link. given the last 10 users to visit the site are:

Member
David
Pinchy
jap
Allan
acotrel
sbutler
bart53
jdaley
petez1
skiracer96
Last Visit
01 Oct 2011
21 Sep 2011
09 Aug 2011
30 Jul 2011
01 Apr 2011
04 Jan 2011
23 Dec 2010
21 Aug 2010
19 Dec 2009
12 Dec 2009



Should I close the site at: You must be logged in to see this link. and point the site to this one?

I will give the voting until the end of October 2011 before closing and the most votes win.

Choices:

Yes
No

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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2011 :  06:26:59 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
I would have thought that with the Forgotten Era International Challenge becoming the premier event in historic racing, that the historic superbikes concept would gain interest? The race at Phillip Island attracts the Poms each year, and with Robbie involved looks like getting bigger than Ben Hur. They even get decent spectator crowds through the gate, each Australia Day weekend. I havent linked to your superbike site on my 'intro to classic racing site' at You must be logged in to see this link. , because I had forgotten about it. We now have Period 6 coming along, and the superbike site should become more relevent.
I believe that it became disused in the first place due to the ideas proposed for the racing class. A concept was put forward which didn't bring in many of the existing bikes, but proposed some vague idea about what really existed in the 70s - it was unrealistic.
If you persist with the site, would you allow html to be used, so we can post photos, and embed videos onto the forum ?
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JasonL
Level 3 Member

Victoria


239 Posts

Posted - 03 Oct 2011 :  09:21:02 AM  Show Profile Send JasonL a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 

For once I agree with Alan!!
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 06 Oct 2011 :  07:56:51 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
David, the blurb on the front of the Historic Superbikes site expresses an unrealistic expectation. It seems intended to exclude machines rather than include. I appreciate that some people don't like 'hot rods' in historic racing, but the truth is that most historic bikes fit that description even though they are log booked. We should build our classes on the bikes we already have. With Period 6 coming along we'll have a need for classes to include them. I suggest that the Forgotten Era International Challenge wouldn't be struck by lightning, if it included alcohol fuelled Period 4 superbikes along with bikes of Period 5 and Period 6 ! We might even get two heats with full grids !
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GD66
Senior Member

Western Australia


390 Posts

Posted - 07 Oct 2011 :  9:12:37 PM  Show Profile Send GD66 a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
You really have to get along to a meeting some time Alan. The nominations for P5 Unlimited at this year's Island Classic numbered 74 !
Qualifying heats were run for even-numbered and odd-numbered bikes, then split into two fields, the faster 37 and the slower 37.
No need for lightning, or metho-gobbling P4s...
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David
Site Administrator

Australia


990 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2011 :  10:07:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit David's Homepage Send David a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
If you look at the below table, not much has changed apart from Alan (acotrel) visiting the site and posting 3 messages, which 1 has a link to another site, another has this "Is the cup half full or half empty ?". Not looking good if people want to keep that site opened.


Member

David
acotrel
Pinchy
jap
Allan
sbutler
bart53
jdaley
petez1
skiracer96
Last Visit

16 Oct 2011
08 Oct 2011
21 Sep 2011
09 Aug 2011
30 Jul 2011
04 Jan 2011
23 Dec 2010
21 Aug 2010
19 Dec 2009
12 Dec 2009


I just personally do not see much point in maintaining a site that hardly anyone is using. If it was being used, I would not even be asking this question and the site has been up and running since May 2007, so how long do we persist with it????
 

 
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David
Webmaster & Owner of Classic Motorcycling Australia

Quote: I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted to be paid.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2011 :  08:36:14 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
This site is also a bundle of fun ? Perhaps the tart comments are a turn-off ?
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2011 :  08:45:55 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
@Glenn
'The nominations for P5 Unlimited at this year's Island Classic numbered 74 !'

And they were all four cylinder four stroke superbikes over 500cc ? You must have been watching different races to me !
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OldKwak
Level 2 Member

Victoria


156 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2011 :  07:22:55 AM  Show Profile Send OldKwak a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
first time I have seen a TZ750 referred to as a four stroke
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OldKwak
Level 2 Member

Victoria


156 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2011 :  07:25:10 AM  Show Profile Send OldKwak a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Or for that matter the H2R in the races I was in
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  2:35:42 PM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
There should be separate races for the following types of bikes, with capacity classes:
Superbikes
GP bikes
Thunderbikes
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GD66
Senior Member

Western Australia


390 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  11:07:22 PM  Show Profile Send GD66 a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
I give up.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2011 :  08:53:34 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Save your sarcasm ! It's not rocket science to run a few more feature races ?
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David
Site Administrator

Australia


990 Posts

Posted - 13 Nov 2011 :  7:59:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit David's Homepage Send David a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Not enough support of the site of You must be logged in to see this link. so have redirected it back to this site.

I gave more than a month to pick up, an no change from the last list apart from me going to the site again (but no one else). Shameful really.
 

 
Regards,

David
Webmaster & Owner of Classic Motorcycling Australia

Quote: I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted to be paid.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2011 :  03:42:46 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
It seems to me that the historic super bikes site would be a great forum for the period 6 guys. However if you look at the Australian Road Race forum, you'll see that they are active there, and even post photos of their machines, by attaching the image link to their comments. How about enabling HTML on your site ? At present the service is inferior - Nobody can illustrate what the concept is about!
Jason accesses this site on occasion, perhaps he should be asked the question about the superbike site's survival? - it's obvious that the site was intended to promote formation of a special interest group.
Glenn Doosey's CB350 Honda is not exactly an historic superbike !
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2011 :  03:50:54 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
This is what the Historic Superbikes site should be about :
You must be logged in to see this link.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2011 :  04:05:42 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
I found this a bit interesting :
You must be logged in to see this link.
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JasonL
Level 3 Member

Victoria


239 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2011 :  8:07:52 PM  Show Profile Send JasonL a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 

I found it a lot interesting. Couple of shots of the Rainey / Shubert VFR750 of particular interest to me of course. A good montage of AMA and 6hr shots, great pics of Spencer etc
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2011 :  02:44:51 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
It wouldn't be too difficult to create an historic superbike class with two divisions - A grade, and B grade.
The quickies could be bumped up into A grade, and the slowies downgraded to B
grade. Forget about periods !
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JasonL
Level 3 Member

Victoria


239 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2011 :  11:24:56 AM  Show Profile Send JasonL a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Alan are you going to attend the Island Classic? P6 will be there.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2011 :  03:36:21 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Jason, I live about 350 Km from the island. Up until two years ago, I used to drive down, and stay near Mornington, and go to the meeting with an old mate of mine who's raced for yonks. But each year I've seen the same procession of superbikes leading a field along with one or two fast two strokes, followed by a lot of old stuff. And it's been in alnost every race. Over the years I've seen real racing which has been excellent - this historic stuff is not ! It is worse than the worst C grade racing of the 60s and 70s. I cannot be bothered making the effort to get there , only to see the same stuff year after year. Period 6 has potential, but we'll still see all capacities, and types in together. When they start running feature races, I might become interested again - never likely to happen.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2011 :  03:45:32 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Jason this is what 'period 6' looked like in reality:
You must be logged in to see this link.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2011 :  04:09:31 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Jason, This really cheered me up - love the music, made me really enthusiastic !

You must be logged in to see this link.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2011 :  04:15:15 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
There must be a jazz festival on SOMEWHERE on the Australia day weekend ? Perhaps the Tamworth country music festival might be on ? I could wear my leathers and go as a gay cowboy.
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conker
Really - acotrel - Now banned

Victoria


361 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2011 :  04:47:57 AM  Show Profile Send conker a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
You must be logged in to see this link.
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OldKwak
Level 2 Member

Victoria


156 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2011 :  07:22:11 AM  Show Profile Send OldKwak a Private Message  Reply  Reply with Quote  

 
Please go Allan and leave us alone
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