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Local community college catalog

@Colonial-Piglet said:

The cover photo choice is rather odd in a way.

In Kirkwood they ride on the wrong side of the road and don`t have m.p.h showing on the speedo clock.

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Fork refurb ...

the fzr needs the forks re chroming and i just wondered if anyone has some good things or bad things to say before i send the fzr forks out for a re chrome ....... biggest problem is the graphite lower bushes aren't even listed by yamaha, you have to buy the whole stancheon for a ridiculous price ...... they definitely need chroming and i have had a chat with the owner of brook suspension and he reckons he can supply the lower bushes and do the re chrome at a reasonable price ...... i would love to hear of any other people who have some useful contacts offering similar services

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Needed: decently-priced, actually waterproof gloves.

@ajay1993 said:

I purchased my gloves from high note performance and I found the gloves very much worthy.

for preparing meals made with Spam.

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Boot style

@Goughy said:

full height. I want as much protection around my ankle as I can get


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Austrian MotoGP

Glad we were of help to you :smile:

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NORTH WEST 200 - cheap travel and accomodation - please read if you are thinking of attending

Now I shall start with who I am...
I am a 70+ year old Northern Irish lad born in 1946 in Belfast. I now live in a small village south of Gatwick, near the area of Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. I have lived in Hassocks since 2005. It is lovely here but not as nice as my birth place.

Now my trip is to an event called The North West 200.
I will be beginning my journey from Hassocks at 8.30am on Saturday 6th of May, and will be back home by Sunday 14th of May before dark.

I have a couple of routes I use. Not being a fan of Motor Ways (to me they destroy motorcycle tyres, and service stations I find can be expensive).

Mostly you will find me on A272 West to Winchester at around 53 miles there is a motorcycle café called Loomies. This is in area of A272/A32. Just a short stop for 15/20minutes then will be back on route down to A34 North to A303, West to Andover.

Exit on A342 North passing Marlborough. Stay on A346 but just short of M4 we stop for fuel and food for about 40/50minutes. On route once more, cross the M4 and take A419, this leads onto A417, 2 roundabouts after passing under M5 we change roads to the A40, West to Ross on Wye. Another road change this time North on A49, a nice road if we needed to stop for a short comfort break we can for 15/20minutes.

Just short of Shrewsbury we take the A5 into Wales. We will come across a lot of services close together. We will then make a stop 8 to10 miles along this road. We will then have a comfort stop and top up with fuel, at this point we are 90 miles from Holyhead.

We are only going as far as a Travelodge junction of A5/A55 near Bangor. We will then park and take our prebooked rooms, have dinner and relax.

Sunday we will pack the bikes and depart no later than 7.10am. We will head down the A55.

Now we will make a small detour at Holyhead, this is simply to top up with fuel to save us having to carry euros or pay heavy prices in Southern Ireland. At the docks we check in. We will then sail at 8.55am, so expect to be called any time to be loaded.

We will Dock the Port of Dublin at 12.15pm (no need for passports). Then we will head to the M1. We will use the Toll tunnel (to simplify things only I pay for Tolls, this way only I handle money. Saves time and messing around at the Toll Booth).

Other side of the Toll there is a layby, wait for me there please. Up M1 to the next Toll (same system again). We make an exit at junction 14 and take a link road to N33 to N2. this takes us into Ulster. We are now onto the A5 for 4 miles then A4 towards Belfast. After 13 miles we stop for fuel at services area of Duncannon. Then back on route down to next junction and North on A29. We are now on this road for 60 miles. This will take us to our base for next 6 days.

Monday we will get up and check the bikes and head down to the paddock to show our passes. We will take a look around then have breakfast and plan the week ahead.

We have practice and racing at different times throughout the week. So we have time to go sightseeing i.e. Joeys Bar and the remembrance gardens to the 2 brothers Joey and Robert. It’s also good to ride the A2 coast road.

Saturday is mostly the same each year. Roads close at 9.30am. The parade should start 10am. Then the program should finish 6 to 7pm.

Sunday (there’s no way to dress this up) we have to line up at the Port of Dublin at 7.45am to depart 8.20am.

We dock at 11.50am at Holyhead and then make our way home.

Brake Down of costs (this is what I paid last year)

Travelodge per Room £42

Ferry Return per Bike and Rider (with a pillion it will cost more) £110

Tolls per Bike in Sterling £8

Paddock Pass, Program, Pin and Sticker £40

I have 2 Double Bedrooms £25 per room per night

I also have 2 single Beds £12.50 per bed per night (there are 3 singles, I shall be in the third)

There will be Tea/Coffee but no food. We will expect a crowd of 150,000 for the week.
I am expecting a bigger crowd because Guy Martin is making his return to Road Racing after having a bad crash 2015 at Dundrod. I did say I had more than one route .Another popular route I use is M23.M25.M40.M42.old M6 exit junction 10A and M56 to A5. This price for this Travelodge would be the same.

I ride a Suzuki GSXR1000 K5. Only riders who enjoy biking with a well serviced bike need apply.

I hope you like this holiday; it is based on first come first served.

I can take couples. Age isn’t important, just need to be a good rider. Also if you wish, on the Friday we have a Northern Irish Bike Safe. Worth money to you for your next policy.

Depending on where you live in the UK – we can discuss other meeting points and timings if needed.

Regards Trevor Moore
(Mobile 07592609093)

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Crash due to tramlines

Liable for what?

The tramlines have presumably been a feature of that particular stretch of road for some time. Your mate should have observed that they were there and ridden accordingly.

If the tramlines we damaged in some way that was a causal factor in the accident and the Council were aware of the damage and had not made the repairs then things might be different but you have not mentioned any other factors.

You cannot claim because you have not observed and ridden appropriately for what is in front of you. Would you hold the Council liable for hitting a kerb? Of course not. So why would tramlines be any different?

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RAC/ACU training

Yep, i did mine in 1973 at the old english electric site in thornbury Bradford, put me on the right track as have been riding ever since and still here

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"Twist of the Wrist 2" thoughts

@BartK86 Pay a visit to a local motorcycle training place, (probably find them in your Yellow pages or details from a local bike dealer) and go along and see what it's all about.It's not as difficult as you think, and the end result is worth it. I've been doing it for nearly 44 years and I've no regrets.

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Just Bought a Bandit 600

@Stephen5822 How old is it? £1200 - jeez, you could of got something decent for that! :)

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Admin..... Is there anybody there?

@CantCorner said:

MCN hamster ponders whether to fix the forum tomorrow or the day after .


Hahaahahaaaa :laughing:

Or never maybe? Damn, there goes that positive thinking.... Sorry Bee.....

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New Dorset Event: Despatch Rally

Use a gpmg ....doesn't matter if you wobble a bit..

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