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Offline SteadyT120

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AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« on: December 19, 2017, 02:49:18 PM »
Never a dull moment for the Steadman Brothers Racing team..... flush from their recent overall win in the Maramarua Cross Country on the factory GasGas they now scale new heights in the Dargaville MX Club inaugural AG bike class.

A novelty class held as part of the club Christmas meeting...

Carl rescued a  fairly complete but non running AG175 from the scrap metal yard.... he got the motor running... brought it to Dad's workshop and we got the clutch and brakes working and found some used parts such as throttle & cable assy and some levers etc from my spares supply.....

Carl then added a few racing accessories, such as highway pegs and sissy bar, manufactured at the scrap yard with the assistance of his cousin who also works there.

Then came the big day... Carl and brother Jim arrive at the Dargaville Xmas MX day... racing their serious bikes, Carl the MXC300 GasGas and Jim on his venerable 2008 and well sorted KX125.   

Carl had an off in the first mx race and hurt his knee as well as a bit of a head knock.   So plans had to change...brother Jim was subbed in to ride the mighty AG Chopper and  fortunately the custom riding outfit fitted him well !!

Pictures below tell the rest of the story... I am informed that Jim is very disappointed no one got of pic of him jumping the rig over the tabletop ......
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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 03:31:10 PM »
Gold! 😁

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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 07:09:17 PM »

 Nice job Steady hope Carl’s knock wasn’t anything to serious


  Looks like a hell of a lot of fun ! The boys have done a great job  :D



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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 07:59:39 PM »
Awesome!! racing for cattle stations  ;D

That looks fun  8)
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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 09:30:16 PM »
Awesome pics, just love that helmet. :D
Just goes to show how good Yamaha is at building bikes, Dumpster one minute, racing works team the next!!
Gold!!

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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 05:38:41 AM »

Excellent !

Would be a fantastic addition to our twinshock scrambles here in the UK.

Pretty sure I saw one of those Suzuki TS based Ag bikes for sale new in a bike shop on South Island earlier in the year.

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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 05:50:38 AM »
Excellent !

Would be a fantastic addition to our twinshock scrambles here in the UK.

Pretty sure I saw one of those Suzuki TS based Ag bikes for sale new in a bike shop on South Island earlier in the year.

Cheers,

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We need one of those 😁😁😁
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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 07:04:40 AM »
Beer is more than just a breakfast drink

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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 08:37:45 AM »
Awesome pics, just love that helmet. :D
Just goes to show how good Yamaha is at building bikes, Dumpster one minute, racing works team the next!!
Gold!!

Cheers,
Steve.

haha I've had that helmet sitting on top of my shelf in the garage for many years...as a display item only... it's a NZ made MotoStar road helmet from about 1981 !!
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Re: AG175 Racing Chopper !!
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 09:09:25 AM »
Love it!
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