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General / bye Chris R.I.P.
« on: 21 February 2021, 09:57:48 PM »
Sorry to hear of the death of the great Chris Vincent. I was born in Sparkhill,Birmingham only a stones throw away from the B.S.A. factory and when we were kids we used to go down there and see if we could get up the wooden hill which was part of the test track on our bikes or go down it the wrong way on our soap box carts,of course this was only when the place was shut after work hours when the bike testers weren't going round,as I got older and more interested in bikes I'd sometimes  wag off school and spend hours watching them testing the latest models and was always disappointed if it was a day of bantam testing or C15's when I wanted to see the rockets and goldies etc,of course I wouldn't have known what the models were at the time but soon got to know them and sometimes Chris Vincent would be there with his outfit,to be fair he never took any notice of me and would often tell us to bugger off and stop gawking and hanging about. I'd just mooch off somewhere where he couldn't see me and wait till he went round and I found a great place by the cricket pavilion to watch him and I remember actually being frightened by the sound and speed with which he came passed,but I would always watch him from there after that.The strangest thing was he never had a passenger in with him when he was there,just himself.I think he's still the only person to have won a sidecar TT race on a british bike in 1962 a B.S.A. of course ! When I started to go to Mallory with my older brother I would go into the paddock and hope he recognised me from those early days but he never did,I always wanted him to win though I felt like I knew him,silly ay? R.I.P. Chris

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General / stating the obvious
« on: 21 January 2021, 11:39:36 PM »
At the end of the day it's twelve o'clock.

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General / exhaust wrap
« on: 06 December 2020, 01:05:01 AM »
After endless hours trying to stop my pipes tarnishing and staining I've decided to wrap them.I've found through reviews etc one of the best wraps on the market but before I buy them and attempt to make a decent job of it I thought I'd see if anyone had done this job.There's a couple of things I'm a bit concerned about,one being whether to go for 2" or 1" width and is 15 foot long enough to do the job,and is it feasible to do the exhausts on the bike?I'm not bothered about taking the exhaust system off but obviously it would be easier and cheaper to do it in situ because I wouldn't have to buy crush washers or faff about with exhaust studs,etc.Would really appreciate any tips or possible downfalls doing this,thanks,Phil.

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / changing clutch cable
« on: 02 November 2020, 11:28:51 PM »
Have got to change the clutch cable on my gen2 ,just wondered if anyone had done this job and can tell me if it's easy/hard anything awkward? appreciate the info. :thumbup

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / more jam than Hartleys
« on: 15 October 2020, 05:03:33 PM »
He's done it again!!? Leon [crap results and a raft of excuses] Haslam has secured a works Honda ride for 2021 I've said before on the sight the admiration I had for Ron and thought initially Leon got some good rides on the back of his dad's reputation and why not? anyone would help their son/daughter to get on but enough is enough ! he's had every opportunity to prove himself on the world stage with some great machinery,year in year out as far as I'm concerned totally undeserved with the calibre of young riders out there who really deserve a chance and now another year on a works Honda??!! for focs sake even he will have to dig deep into his encyclopaedia of rubbish excuses this season . :groan

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / so nearly a brit one two
« on: 13 October 2020, 06:29:10 PM »
What a cracking Moto GP ! before Jake Dixons fall 4 laps from the end of Moto 2 we were in for the first Brit one two in the intermediate class  since 1975, after a torrid time last season Jake's clicked with the bike now and can run with the best and who knows if Sam Lowes gets a few more breaks we may even have another world champion! and that's since Danny Kents' great Moto3 campaign a few years back.What with the fabulous Johnny Rea almost certain of a SIXTH WSB title things are looking pretty good at the moment. :woot

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Dovi's title?
« on: 27 August 2020, 12:12:18 AM »
I have never wished anyone to win this years' Moto GP title as much as I want Dovi to,after being elbowed out of Ducati at the end of the year he wins and with a solid if not spectacular fifth at the weekend he's only a few points off Quatararo ,with a bit of luck and Marquez not about he's got a good shot at it this year and then a massive Foc off !! to Ducati. :finger

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Hairy Irwin?
« on: 26 August 2020, 11:59:20 PM »
I like a close race with no quarter given but does anyone else think Andy Irwin is a bit out of control this year?  :eek

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Scott Superb
« on: 03 August 2020, 12:52:00 AM »
Always been a big Scott Redding fan and he came up with the goods this weekend,I know it's early doors but I would love him to lift the WSB title this year and get back into Moto GP where IMO he belongs.I hope I haven't spoiled it for anyone by mentioning the results but if I have tough shit. :lol

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Fantastic news about the proposed road races on the I.O.W. it's going to be a 12ish mile long course hopefully starting in October 2021,lets just hope it's not another "curcuit of wales",but I don't think so,they've got some clued up people involved already so I would have thought to have got this far the local council,police,etc would have given it the thumbs up,everything crossed. :woot

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What a shame Marquez hit the dirt after working his way through the field after running off track earlier on, I actually thought he was going to get a rostrum but he'd destroyed his tyres and wasn't to be,hope he makes a quick recovery.It was also a choker seeing John Mcfee tumble out after a brilliant Moto3 race I was really willing him on and standing up in the living room shouting at the telly. :lol

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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / 02 sensor blank
« on: 19 July 2020, 05:26:38 PM »
I was just reading about doing away with the 02 sensor,the blurb says it makes for a smoother pick up etc,has anyone done this and if so is it worth doing?it's only a blanking plug and what looks like a electric connector.

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General / Auschwitz
« on: 27 January 2020, 06:01:11 PM »
Just like to remember those poor men,women and children murdered by the nazis on this day the place was liberated.R.I.P. :(

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General / easy oil change
« on: 22 January 2020, 10:47:45 PM »
I'm the owner of an old Merc and my daughter has one a bit newer,because of the crazy prices garages charge nowadays I try and do most of the servicing myself.One giant ballache with both of these is the underside trays which go the full length of the car and to access the drain plugs you have to get these off which means jacking the car up,putting it on axle stands to get the height to scramble underneath and pissarse about undoing the screws,getting the trays off just to get at the plug and when you've done the job doing the reverse.I looked at vacuum pumps some time ago but nearly all of them leave to much oil in the sump so deafed it out,but a mate of mine told me about a Sealey one,he said they're a bit more expensive than most of them but he said they almost scavenge all of the oil out.I bought one last week cost £60 and after using it I wish I'd got one years ago,it's absolutely brilliant,I really can't see how there can be much oil left when you've finished using it because it's the same amount as specified and anyway the drop that would be left wouldn't be a problem.A great bit of kit! :thumbup

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General / Goblins crazy Fiat
« on: 16 January 2020, 08:23:25 PM »
There's a few of these programmes on TV at the moment where they get cars/bikes do them up and flog 'em but this one I've just watched takes the biscuit,some bod with more money than sense gave this Goblin bunch a Fiat 500 and said he wanted it powered by an electric motor and sported up a bit,paint,bodywork a few trick bits etc.At the end of the programme he parted with £44,000 !!! yes £44,000 for a fuckin' Fiat500, can you believe it,what a twat,IMO anyway. :finger

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General / weird
« on: 10 December 2019, 07:00:39 PM »
So,I sent a message through that link off BBROWN 1664 regarding  "diesels and lawnmowers" posted it and can't find it anywhere,can anyone see a post of "sent" on that thread? if so,I'll just have to accept it's gone off my system for some reason!

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / post
« on: 10 December 2019, 06:47:25 PM »
send

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General / Racing thread gone?
« on: 01 December 2019, 08:27:23 PM »
Just wondered where the thread for racing etc had gone.

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General / Never been have we ?
« on: 24 November 2019, 09:26:56 PM »
In the sixties,I don't know what year but it was before digital technology scientists sent a signal from the top of the Chrysler building 82 miles,creating a record for the time.They'd have you believe before the sixties were out they'd sent man in a rocket to the moon and were talking to them on the way,then when they landed Neil Armstrong and his colleagues walked about chatting to N.A.S.A. :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / bye,bye,Yorge or not?
« on: 17 November 2019, 03:41:35 PM »
Little bit disappointed that the riders didn't get around Lorenzo on the slowing down lap,he's never been the most popular rider but still a great racer I think it would have been nice to see him get a better send off by his fellow competitors. :\

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O.K. I've never been Leon Haslams' biggest fan,really liked his old man who I've met a few times from when I was racing and since.I've always thought most of the rides he's had with top draw machinery was due to the fact that Ron would have had a fair bit of influence with teams and factories and to be fair most dads' would do the same,but enough is enough for years now he's had some of the very best rides going and apart from taking the BSB title in what I think was the weakest season,no Shakey,Jake Dixon etc he's done nothing ,then gets a works Kawasaki to ride alongside the greatest WSB rider of them all stating that"johny rea has never beaten me" and we get the usual bunch of excuses while Johnie took the title again ON THE SAME BIKE.Now with all the great young talent about he gets a works Honda for next season!! unbelievable.When he finishes this excuse ridden season maybe Ducati will give him a chance or Honda will draft him in alongside Marquez  the blokes' got more jam than Hartleys. :wall

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Super Scott
« on: 21 October 2019, 08:23:15 PM »
After taking a fair bit of stick off the media and some who should know better,Scott Redding took the BSB title in his rooky year."wait 'till he gets to Cadwell and Knockhill,Oulton Park,etc he won't know what's happening" and other such remarks,well when he did get to these places he not only didn't make a fool of himself he won and was on the rostrum at them! and when he came to curcuits he'd been,Assen,Donington etc he showed his class and won convincingly and this was on different tyres and no trick electrics,all stuff he'd have to get used to after Moto GP.A lot of people would have liked to see him come unstuck but he didn't and deserved the title,he was the best rider in the championship and I really think he'll do well in WSB. :thumbup

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Marquez the master
« on: 07 October 2019, 01:14:06 AM »
Just watched Mark Marquez take his 8th title with 4 races to spare,I've never really took to him in the past ,probably because I was a die hard Rossi fan but after todays exhibition he's gone up in my estimation,he could have settled for an easy ride ahead of Dovi and took the title but instead tracked Quatararo who was flying and risked everything for the win.I used to think he'd still got a lot to prove to be mentioned in the same breath as the great man but now I'm not so sure,I think he could actually eclipse some if not all of Rossi's achievements, 26 and 8 world titles  :eek

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Diesels and Lawnmowers (Bike racing n things) / Johnie's 5 timer
« on: 29 September 2019, 08:41:33 PM »
Brilliant !! Brilliant!! Brilliant!! Brilliant!! Brilliant!! the fabulous Johnie Rea took his fifth world title today,after intense pressure early season from Beautista he did what he does best and won it in style with his 12th win of the year.Lets hope he gets a bit more recognition from joe public this time for a phenominal effort. :woot :woot

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General / Bitcoin Bullshit?
« on: 31 August 2019, 11:36:51 PM »
Just thought I'd ask anyone on here if they've tried Bitcoin Revolution,I read an item where Gordon Ramsey was raving about it and someone on a morning show had almost doubled there investment by the end of it !I read a bit more about it and actually started a procedure online being very careful not to pay any money and just see what happened before commiting to it,I got as far as giving my phone number which was one step before paying £250 to start this.About 2mins after I'd given my number this guy phones up saying he's my adviser andwent on about how great this investment was,the only thing that stopped me going ahead was the fact that all the places in the actual Bitcoin place were now taken but this firm or whatever it was he's working for was exactly the same and if I'd now deposit the £250 he'd start the ball rolling,I didn't particularly like the way this was turning into a hard sell,this guy was really trying hard to get my dough.I told him I'd have to think about it and he said "I'll call you back"not 5mins later he called back and was browbeating me for this money,I then told him I didn't like his attitude and the hard sell he was giving me,he then got abusive saying "what's the matter?do you need to get your wifes ok or something?I put the phone down on him but he's called back a few times but I haven't answered him because I don't really want to start telling him to fuck off and all that.Just wondered if anyone had had any joy with this because it seems to good to be true.

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