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26 February 2015 - 09:37 PMJust can't get this new bike clean!! Lowered seat. Lightweight. Smoked lenses. But one careful owner??? My ass; have you seen the rear tyre, no chicken strips on that bugger!!!
Just bought this as a CAT B. Rear end took the heat (rather than fire itself) and smashed and melted rear plastics and electrics within the subframe / seat unit. But other than that, and some other bodywork melting and deforming, the rest of the bike looks good. So looks like it is going to be a track bike build :D
Also picked up an RSV1000 ....... or whatever they are called (not sure how to spell Aprillia / Aprilia) but this really is just to break for spare parts:
22 February 2015 - 06:07 PMAnybody else watch the opening round of the WSBK today? Was some good racing with great finishes to both races. 1/100th between 1st and 2nd places in the second race!!
Looks like the Brits are going to dominate as both races had Brits 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and in the first race there were 6 Brits on the top 10. Alex Lowes though continued his disappointing form in WSBK though with a poor finish in the 1st race and then a retirement in the 2nd. Real shame for him as he was such a good performer in BSB and has also been practising well before this 1st round at Philip Island.
18 October 2014 - 09:09 PMThis weekend is the last weekend of BSB (British Super Bikes), at Brands Hatch. First of a 3 round final meet was today and the last 2 rounds are tomorrow. Was billed as being a final battle for the title between Shakey Byrne and Ryuichi Kiyonari, with Byrne going in to the final weekend with a 12 point lead.
But unfortunately Kiyonari highsided in morning practice and ended up with an undisplaced fracture of the left collarbone ruling him out of todays race, although Alex Lowes seemed to think he could have manned up and rode as it was a wet race and would take less toll on the body :pardon: Not sure I'd have fancied it.
So that looked like it was going to be handed to Shakey on a plate even if Kiyo managed to make it to the grid for the 2 races tomorrow......... but then Shakey lowsided in todays race. No injuries for Shakey so he should be fully fit tomorrow, riding against an injured Kiyo, but at least it means that there is a slight possibility for a battle for the title still.
More twists and turns than an episode of Hollyoaks :rolleyes:
Catch tomorrows races on Eurosport 2, programme starting at 11:30am
16 October 2014 - 09:36 PMSo with various discussions taking place recently about the forum being quiet, wanting to attract new members, and wanting new challenges and experiences, I thought it time to come up with some ideas.
I also feel that we should remember the man who founded this forum and to make him proud of something it has achieved we should do something for charity, specifically for 'OcuMel UK' which I believe from memory was the particular charity which Nigel supported after being sadly diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma Cancer.
I have discussed this concept with the forum staff and they are happy for me to put the word out to you folk and see what you think and what your ideas might be.
My idea that I had was to run a bike banger rally type event. This is what I envisiage in my somewhat muddled up head:
- Buy a bike under a value of say £250
- Bikes to be restricted to a max cc of 125 in order that the playing field is equal, its more affordable, and can also include CBT only riders. It could also cover mopeds, scooters, classics, sports, and cruisers
- Get your bike prepared and repaired (spend as much or as little on it after purchasing as you want)
- People could enter as individuals or teams
- All entrants to have a theme to their bike / themselves - i.e. superhero, dambusters, top gear, ghostbusters etc
- Rally to consist of a 4-5 day event
- Location to be perhaps a Scottish island-hopping theme (keeps it easier and cheaper keeping in the UK)
- Different events / tasks each day such as photo challenges, power tests, time trial, treasure hunt
- Big party / dinner on the last night to give out awards and prizes
- Volunteers required to help with organising and to provide a support crew - I for example could use my van to help collect peoples bikes and stuff to take to the start line, and follow the rally carrying luggage and parts and tools etc
- There would be an individual / team entry fee to pay which would cover some costs
- Entrants would then be required to raise sponsorship money for completing the event and we could split each persons raised sponsorship between OcuMel UK and the charity of your / their choice.
This would give a good focus for people, provide new challenges and experiences, get people from the forum meeting, generate lots of threads with bike purchases, builds, and repairs, and then general chat and banter. It could also be used as an advertisement to draw more people in to this forum in order to become part of this event as we all know other bikers that are not part of this community but whom would probably be interested in an exciting and new challenge like this, I know I do.
So that is my idea. What do you think?
Do you guys have any ideas yourself of something we could do?
- Buy a bike under a value of say £250
06 October 2014 - 07:02 AMJust been watching the highlights on Eurosport from the '2014 Scarborough International Steve Henshaw Gold Cup' and Ivan Lintin did exceptionally well with probably his best event finishes ever winning 4 or 5 of the races. Good to see a rider really improve (even if Guy Martin and Dean Harrison weren't riding).
But is it just me or is he just a little unlikeable? Its almost like he is just really dull and therefore no real personality to like with him :mellow: