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john feakes
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Posted - 27 Jul 2010 :  09:16:11 AM  Show Profile Send john feakes a Private Message  

 
The real forgotten era is the period from the start of world championship racing up to the time that the 2 strokes took over the 125 class.
This period of approximately 20 years was dominated by 4 stroke machines and yet it is virtually dead as far as race track representation goes.
Boys, we can't allow this to continue.
If you have a 4 stroke 125 bring it to the Southern Classic and let's start a revival.
I don't care if it is P3,P4 or P5 by our cockeyed classification system, if it is a 4 stroke it belongs back in that pre 2 stroke era.
 

 
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Alan Cotterell
In a time out state

Victoria


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Posted - 27 Jul 2010 :  10:06:40 AM  Show Profile Send glen20 a Private Message  

 
In 1952 the ultralightweight class at the IOM TT w as won by W.A.C. McCandless on a Mondial at a speed of 74.85 mph.
In 1956 it was won by C.Ubbiali on an MV at a speed of 69.67 mph. How fast does your CB125 go?
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Alan Cotterell
In a time out state

Victoria


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Posted - 27 Jul 2010 :  10:10:24 AM  Show Profile Send glen20 a Private Message  

 
A friend of mine rode a 500cc manx there in the late sixties. His first lap was at 84 mph! And he was an experienced rider.
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Alan Cotterell
In a time out state

Victoria


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Posted - 27 Jul 2010 :  10:14:09 AM  Show Profile Send glen20 a Private Message  

 
I can only see one advantage in having a fourstroke 125 class - it should give really close racing - we might have some FUN !
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john feakes
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Posted - 27 Jul 2010 :  1:40:59 PM  Show Profile Send john feakes a Private Message  

 
I don't think we are supposed to have fun anymore.
I think it is classified as unsocial behaviour these days.
But, bugger the rules, let's have some fun.
I imagine that Carlo Ubbiali won a wet race at that speed.
Oh for a CB125 that could lap at that speed, wet or dry.
 

 
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peen0_0
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Victoria


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Posted - 27 Jul 2010 :  3:30:52 PM  Show Profile Send peen0_0 a Private Message  

 
OK, I've been seeing comments re the 125's for a while now.
How do I get involved? Seriously, like Bretta elsewhere, I'd like to have a go at a solo between sidecar events, and have a soft spot for some of the smaller classes.
Please note, that at around 98 kilo's I'd only be doing it for fun, poor little 125. Any suggestions folks?
Cheers, Tony (sidecar 20)
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Alan Cotterell
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Victoria


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Posted - 27 Jul 2010 :  7:50:26 PM  Show Profile Send glen20 a Private Message  

 
Fourstroke 125s offer an opportunity to have fun, but the smarties well know you can easily blitz them with any twostroke over 80cc. If they were allowed, they'd run 500cc MotoGP racers in every historic class, just to get an easy win. I suggest that anyone who can consistently win in a fourstroke 125 class without cheating, must be really good at tuning, and riding.
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john feakes
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Posted - 28 Jul 2010 :  09:32:47 AM  Show Profile Send john feakes a Private Message  

 
Tony, if you are serious I suggest you keep your eyes open for a CB125.
You should be able to pick one up for around $500.
Then the spending starts.
Mine is up to a bit over $4,000 now and is just about finished.
However, it is possible to do it for less than this, I wanted to create something that looks like a '50s race bike and probably went a bit overboard on doing so. But I enjoyed doing it, it sure beats watching junk tv programmes.
 

 
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