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ace cafe , blue haze day
« on: 17 September 2017, 01:09:42 PM »
Anyone going , been ?    A must for all two stroke fans....
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #1 on: 17 September 2017, 02:28:16 PM »
I intended to ride down to the Ace this morning having read one of your previous reports of this event, but the weather forecast put me off. Turns out it wasn't as bad as they predicted. Just started chucking it down in Cambridge now.

Did you go today?.
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #2 on: 17 September 2017, 03:54:06 PM »
Hi YFF.......yes I did   :) ...like you was watching the weather , had to go into work early in hemel hempstead so dressed for showers  , got to hemel dry , a great sunday morning ride so went from there straight to the ace....bit overcast but dry, was able to push the mighty thou along a bit  ;) .......
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #3 on: 17 September 2017, 05:19:54 PM »
Wish I'd gone now :wall

Was there many interesting bikes there?. Any pics?.
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #4 on: 17 September 2017, 06:40:17 PM »
Thousands , tens of thousands , every two stroke ever produced from every country in the world , so busy I couldn't even get in the car park.....and I was on foot    :lol




considering the uncertain weather there was a good turn out, lots of KH's 250 400 500 750 , gt 250 750 , rd 250 lc 2/350 ypvs , fantics fizzies AP50 oh and an X7 just like mine but in one piece   :o       ill post some piccies later   :thumbup
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #5 on: 17 September 2017, 08:33:57 PM »
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #6 on: 17 September 2017, 08:35:26 PM »
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #7 on: 17 September 2017, 08:37:01 PM »
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #8 on: 17 September 2017, 09:02:05 PM »
Great pics red98  :thumbup

At least 3 RG500's there!. One in the more unusual black/red/white colour scheme.

Lots of modified Yams too. Especially those TDR 250's! :eek

Bet the aroma was lovely around the Ace today  :b

I always feel a bit sadly nostalgic after looking at performance two-strokes, just knowing that it's gone and these fantastic, fun machines will never be made again.

Looks brilliant though. Next year I'm there.

Wish I'd never sold me 350 powervalve  :(


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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #9 on: 18 September 2017, 05:51:54 AM »
Ah those far off, heady, pre OPEC oil crisis days when the sun always shone & every young lad was Barry Sheene for the day :lol
There were so many wonderful gas guzzlers tearing down the tarmac leaving the unmistakeable aromatic smell of partially burnt 2-stroke oil in their wake.
No modern brakes,tyres, frames, suspension, electronic controls, but engines that got the heart pounding as the adrenaline kicked in.
What was the cost of petrol you ask? I seem to remember 6 shillings a gallon(or 30p for you youngsters who probably werent even born then!).
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #10 on: 18 September 2017, 06:38:44 AM »
 :lol   Can it be that it was oh so simple then  :lol




and if you had the chance to do it all again , would you , could you     ?




i would , happy uncomplicated days    ;)
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #11 on: 18 September 2017, 12:22:27 PM »
It was an absolute blast back in the late 80's.

There was a kind of cult scene around the two-strokes of the time, in particular the RD350.

Anyone new to bikes now would be stunned at the sheer variety and number of different models in the Japanese manufactures ranges then compared with nowadays.

There was something to suit everyone.



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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #12 on: 21 September 2017, 10:33:25 PM »
I our club racing categories there are two stroke classes, some real screamers being screwed to death, come and see, the last race off the season is in October, on the 7th at Thruxton, Andover, come along and witness some great racing and see me on the fazer
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #13 on: 15 October 2017, 04:30:30 PM »
Ah those far off, heady, pre OPEC oil crisis days when the sun always shone & every young lad was Barry Sheene for the day :lol
There were so many wonderful gas guzzlers tearing down the tarmac leaving the unmistakeable aromatic smell of partially burnt 2-stroke oil in their wake.
No modern brakes,tyres, frames, suspension, electronic controls, but engines that got the heart pounding as the adrenaline kicked in.
What was the cost of petrol you ask? I seem to remember 6 shillings a gallon(or 30p for you youngsters who probably werent even born then!).
Great times indeed!


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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #14 on: 14 September 2018, 05:36:05 PM »
2018 Ace Café Blue Haze day this Sunday 16th September. Weather forecast looks good :sun
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #15 on: 14 September 2018, 08:03:39 PM »
Can smell the castrol R already  ...... :lol ........i'll probably take a bimble up there . Anothe year gone and still not got the x7 on the road    :o
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #16 on: 14 September 2018, 08:50:04 PM »
Sunday will be perfect for a jolt of motivation re the X7 ;)

Barring a drastic change in the weather forecast I shall be leaving Cambridge for the Ace at 8am Sunday morning.

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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #17 on: 15 September 2018, 08:51:03 AM »
Sunday will be perfect for a jolt of motivation re the X7 ;)

Barring a drastic change in the weather forecast I shall be leaving Cambridge for the Ace at 8am Sunday morning.










hi YFF.....thats why i go to these events , last year got chatting to the guy who owns the red suzuki in my pictures , my bike had no seat lock or bracket and he kindly let me take a few pictures of his lock , i made a new bracket and fitted a new lock and thats all ive done in the last year , ive got some piccies somewhere , i'll sort them out and post......
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #18 on: 16 September 2018, 07:02:15 PM »
A pretty good mix of two-stroke bikes at the Ace Café today for Blue Haze Sunday.

Yamaha RD's were the dominant force, as you'd probably expect, and a lot of specials that had clearly had a lot of time, skill and effort spent on them. The white/blue RD LC 550 was a particular standout with it's extra cylinder. Very nicely done.

Nice to meet you red98 and cheers for the cuppa :)

The first pic is my brothers 1923 Rolls Royce '20' I was telling you about. Bought as a very rough rolling chassis and engine with no body. He made the ash body frame and formed the aluminium panels on the wheeling machine. Took 20 years to complete.



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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
« Reply #19 on: 16 September 2018, 07:04:02 PM »
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Re: ace cafe , blue haze day
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