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In response to: That's Racing...Take 2

Comment from: Alan [Visitor]
Alan

When in the IOM i stay in the old parsonage at the end of the Cronk-y-voddy straight where it bends to the right, sat with the marshals I knew you were racing and I have to say you did very well. I don’t think you messed that corner up at all in.i,e many others who had major wobbles on going down the hill.

A good days racing and viewing, thanks.

09/03/16 @ 22:26

In response to: That's Racing...

Comment from: Domènec [Visitor]
Domènec

Someone is going to have more stories to explain at the Paddock Motard Bar Barcelona :)

08/28/16 @ 12:27

In response to: That's Racing...

Comment from: Badger Nadger [Visitor]
Badger Nadger

Hard luck, old bean.
Tricky blighters, two strokes. Can’t trust ‘em, you know.

08/28/16 @ 11:34

In response to: That's Racing...

Comment from: Ian G [Visitor]
Ian G

Glad your ok. Finicky things those two strokes. I presume you’ll hover over the clutch when you ride it again? You did get a mention in commentary, you were running 10th at Ballacraine.

08/28/16 @ 11:24

In response to: Happiness is a complete to-do list

Comment from: Ian Ellison [Visitor]
Ian Ellison

Nice to hear Dennis is still going strong - I haven’t used him for a few years. Has he told you about when he was painting the Breitling Wing Walkers biplanes and they strapped him to the top wing and took him for a flight? :-)

Bike looks great, hope you have a very successful and uneventful Classic TT!

08/17/16 @ 10:15

In response to: Bad start to the 2016 season

Comment from: Pip [Visitor]
Pip

Echo Mark’s comment. Really gutted for you.

03/23/16 @ 12:36

In response to: Bad start to the 2016 season

Comment from: Mark Olson [Visitor]
Mark Olson

Oh bugger.

03/22/16 @ 23:46

In response to: Bad start to the 2016 season

Comment from: Jono [Visitor]
Jono

Sorry to hear this sad tale, definitely not what you wanted. My TZ was great fun when it was running but hard to start on the grid (push starts then of course). I remember my mate stripping the innards out for me and checking it over. He was a meticulous engineer and even made new parts so that tiny oil pump worked more efficiently. I know a 600 four stroke gets a lot of stick flat out but those tiny little two strokes take some punishment and for sure need to be spot on to avoid mechanical disaster. Good luck fixing it, and if you’re at Brands again, let me know - it’s just down the road.

03/22/16 @ 20:50

In response to: Jurby two-day meeting: day two

Comment from: [Member]

Andy is peddling his steelie really well. You should come across for a Jurby meeting (visitors get reduced ferry fares *and* half price entry fees!) and give Jurby a go next year.

09/30/15 @ 13:58

In response to: Jurby two-day meeting: day two

Comment from: Nogger [Visitor]
Nogger

Brilliant read, well done both of you! Andy must be peddalling his Steelie really well to keep up with you, maybe its time for me to retire :-)

09/30/15 @ 11:08

In response to: Jurby two-day meeting: day one

Comment from: ali [Visitor]
ali

Brill! Enjoy your write ups :) Hope you have a great day tomorrow.

09/26/15 @ 20:23

In response to: That's racing

Comment from: Old Jono [Visitor]
Old Jono

It was great keeping up with your exploits this year and well done on what you achieved. Glad you’re thinking of another adventure in 2016. Sad end to the race but you were running well. As you say, a broken, or jammed chain can have worse repercussions. Hope the beer and kebabs provided some compensation. Well done again. Jono

09/02/15 @ 20:42

In response to: A good run, with an annoying ending

Comment from: [Member]

The tank is around 20 litres (it’s been enlarged), but see the updated post for an explanation of the fuel problem.

08/29/15 @ 09:19

In response to: A good run, with an annoying ending

Comment from: Mark Olson [Visitor]
Mark Olson

How big (in liters) is the tank?

08/29/15 @ 00:47

In response to: Classic TT: A good day's preparation, but rain stops practice

Comment from: [Member]

We did consider the possible failure modes. There’s a pin in the ignition box which was already wired into the loom, so could have failed to earth anyway. All we’ve done is connect that point in the loom to a switch. It’s difficult to imagine how it could fail, really - the joints are soldered and wrapped in self-amalgamating tape. And pretty much the whole field in the TT uses these pit lane limiters which are all the same - a button/switch on the handlebars which shorts a pin to earth.

08/25/15 @ 23:54

In response to: Classic TT: A good day's preparation, but rain stops practice

Comment from: nr [Visitor]
nr

mmmm, don’t want to be a pessimist, but if that (untested) switch fails to earth at some point, you have to finish the race at 60km/h? I kind of think that I’d avoid adding bells and whistles at this stage. What isn’t there can’t fail or weigh anything :)

08/25/15 @ 19:16

In response to: A Good Day in the Sun

Comment from: Fozzy [Visitor]  
Fozzy

Outstanding! Southern next to test it WFO?

07/01/15 @ 20:09

In response to: A Good Day in the Sun

Comment from: fizzy [Visitor]
fizzy

Splendid.

06/29/15 @ 15:13

In response to: Bad times at the Pre-TT Classic

Comment from: Fozzy [Visitor]  
Fozzy

Suffering great suckage makes the good times all the more sweet. Still a massive amount achieved… Good luck for the rest of it….

06/03/15 @ 10:35

In response to: First race meeting of 2015

Comment from: Simon Weller [Visitor]  
Simon Weller

I think it was 2004 you were last at Mallory - we took the 750 endurance bike there for a days testing.

05/20/15 @ 09:01