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Feck Me Sideways........................... :laughing:

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Suzuki gsx600f 98

@Ian.mac Yes I tested ic regulator on generator as per manual and no continuity was found in either direction so I think this is my problem thing is now where to get one hehe thanks again for all your advice been a great help :smile:

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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

Absolutely.

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Austrian MotoGP

Glad we were of help to you :smile:

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Back for a 6th year all welcome pin 2902

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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

@Ian.mac said:

@Snev And using the phrase bellend trying to pass themselves off as someone else.... Or get someone else in the frame???

It has been Noted.................... :grinning:

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BEST NORTHWEST VIETNAM DIRT MOTORBIKE TOUR FOR 10 DAYS
Brief Itinerary:
DAY 1: HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO MAI CHAU
DAY 2: MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TRIP TO MOC CHAU
DAY 3: MOC CHAU MOTORBIKE RIDE TO SON LA
DAY 4: SON LA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO NGOC CHIEN, MUONG LA (SON LA)
DAY 5: NGOC CHIEN (MUONG LA, SON LA) TO THAN UYEN
DAY 6: THAN UYEN MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO SAPA
DAY 7: SAPA TREKKING OR RIDING TOUR
DAY 8: SAPA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO LUC YEN IN YEN BAI
DAY 9: LUC YEN MOTORBIKE RIDE TO VU LINH
Day 10: VU LINH MOTORBIKE TOUR BACK TO HANOI

DAY 1: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO MAI CHAU

Leave Hanoi and break out of the delta plains we pass through endless limestone karst scenery as we travel south through “Perfume Pagoda” country and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. After a picnic lunch near Chi Ne, we visit the hot springs at Kim Boi, before striking northwest and over two passes, finally dropping down to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. Here we stay overnight with friends of the White Thai minority in a traditional stilt house. In the evening, after feasting, we can enjoy a cultural show of Thai dancing and a range of special local liquors. Overnight in Mai Chau.

Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau
Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau

Distance: 150km

Duration: 5 hours

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay – Dance Perfomance of White Thai Ethnic Minorities

DAY 2: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: MAI CHAU MOTORBIKE TRIP TO MOC CHAU

It’s not necessary to wake up early this day, but why we don’t save time to discover local life in the morning by foot. After breakfast we head out on the highway before forking off the main road on to an old French colonial road which has become abandoned. This old road used to

serve the northwest in the days of little motorised transport but became disused from 1994 when Hoa Binh Dam was opened and the Black River (Song Da) valley was subsequently flooded, eradicating the road to Hanoi. We pass steadily upwards through areas inhabited by Thai peoples, followed by the Dao and H’Mong ethnicities at higher altitudes. The road surface is by no means smooth but the winding route offers magnificent views out over 6 ranges of mountains. In mid-afternoon we rejoin the main highway and travel on good winding sealed road to Moc Chau – famous for dairy products, tea, a massive cave, and a waterfall. Overnight in Moc Chau.

Distance: 120km

Duration: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel

DAY 3: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: MOC CHAU MOTORBIKE RIDE TO SON LA

It’s a hard day waiting for you ahead. We’ll travel around Moc chau highland to wallow in its beautiful nature. Then get out the main road we will turn off the path, which will make you extremely exited with gravel stone, mud, sheer cliffs, deep abyss, spring buffalos wallow in

Motorbike Tour to Moc Chau - Son La
Motorbike Tour to Moc Chau – Son La

mires along the path. we ride through Ta So, Ta Phinh, Muong Lum and reach to Son La city. This day will be the time for you to do exercise and show your riding skill with 100% offroad. In the evening, we will have relax in Son La city after tired day.

Distance: 150km

Duration: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel
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DAY 4: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: SON LA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO NGOC CHIEN, MUONG LA (SON LA)

On the fourth day we will travel on snake roada to Muong La where Son La hydro power plant, a biggest hydro power of Vietnam is located. After lunch time, do not forget to take some minutes around this hydro power plant before continuing up toward to Ngoc Chien. Sam Sit

mountain pass is waiting for us with mud, dust, rock and deep ditch. In hill tribe Thai language, Sam Sit means 30 mountainous slopes, thus we should keep our spirits up to pass over this trip. Sinking with local people in hot spring just for relaxation as finishing time.

Distance: 80km

Duration: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel

DAY 5: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: NGOC CHIEN (MUONG LA, SON LA) TO THAN UYEN

The route from Ngoc Chien to Nam Khat is fearful with small road around mouth of valley where no track of car or four wheel vehicle is printed. That’s why it is very dangerous for any rider. It take two hours from Ngoc Chien to halfway up the pick of Khau Co mountain pass, and more one hours for Mu Cang Chai town. Don’t be surprised when you hit the view of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields which is were recognized as a national heritage in 2007 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Fourty kilometers from Mu Cang Chai to Than Uyen is easy to pass before nighfall. Sleeping in hotel.

Distance: 110km

Duration: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel

DAY 6: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La : THAN UYEN MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO SAPA

The area of Than Uyen is mainly populated by Flower H’mong and Dzao people. Then direction Sapa. Easy track for 100 km and asphalted mountainous road for the last 40 km. Stay in Sapa and you will find out the reason Sapa

Motorbike Tour in Sapa
Motorbike Tour in Sapa

is one of the most popular places for tourists in Vietnam.

Distance: 120km

Duration: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay
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DAY 7: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: SAPA TREKKING OR RIDING TOUR

Depending on the group’s mood, we can either take it easy in Sapa town, or make excursions back to the top of the highest pass in Vietnam, or down deep into the amazing Sapa valley. All options are dominated by the crest of the enormous Fansipan mountain range that looms over

2,000 metres above us. The entire region is populated by Hmong, Giay, Tay and Dao people. Stay in Sapa.

Distance:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

DAY 8: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: SAPA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO LUC YEN IN YEN BAI

Ride down from Sapa and then through palm forest all the way to Luc Yen and stay in a Dao family who live in the Tay territory. It’s a great home stay, very typical of Vietnam hill tribes and the hosts are very hospitable.

Distance: 180km

Duration: 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel

DAY 9: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: LUC YEN MOTORBIKE RIDE TO VU LINH

Explore the Luc Yen area and visit our friends’ families before riding to our Dao friends’ village of Vu Linh. The hosts are “drinkers of Vietnam” and they like to party. The welcome is exceptional and we hope you will not be too much tired.

Distance: 80km

Duration: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 10: Vietnam Dirt Motorbike Tour to Sapa, Yen Bai, Son La: VU LINH MOTORBIKE TOUR BACK TO HANOI

After breakfast we cruise southeast on Highway 2 and then branch off to the sleepy town of Phu Tho. We follow the edge of the Red River along the dyke, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River after which they flow together to Hanoi. By now we are very much in the lowlands of the delta plains and the north’s main agricultural areas. Harvest time here is a sea of activity. Crossing the Black River by bridge, we pass through Son Tay and then return to Hanoi on the highway.

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Northants -> Lisbon

@Beelady said:

I'm expecting him to bring me a nice souvenir from the USA.

Why not ask for the Holy Grail instead - would be easier to obtain?

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@Colonial-Piglet Wasn't me...honest..😳

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Thank you for your patience,

Peter Baker
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Thanks for sorting it out...... It's much better now.............. :laughing:

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Rider drop down menu fuck-up

Foolishly I picked Tito Rabat in my initial MotoGP .team, he no longer appears in the rider drop down menu selection, but is in the overall rider list ???

Also F. Menghi is listed as a WSB rider, but is not registered on WSBK riders list ???

Looks like the crap is going to reach new heights this year. ??

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New Dorset Event: Despatch Rally

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

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