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Forum: Insurance 28-Jun-2005, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,010
Posted By aws
All I have to say is: Pakistan.

All I have to say is: Pakistan.
Forum: Insurance 27-Jun-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,010
Posted By aws
Yes, it's for the car. It's a friend's and I was...

Yes, it's for the car.
It's a friend's and I was stunned that it should be so high.
I have the effectively the same address, an mine's a Merc 190e, 1990, and it's fully comp for I think 500.
Daft as...
Forum: Insurance 17-Jun-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,010
Posted By aws
Bizarre insurance quotes

45 year old male.
Engineer.
Living in SW Herts.
Not garaged. Parked in a cul de sac. Alarmed.
3 points.
Licence for ever.
Merc 2.7 Avantgarde SE estate. 2003. 28K.
Being turned down all over the...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 25-May-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By aws
Look behind you! I can get this at Christmas...

Look behind you!

I can get this at Christmas with the kids.
Anyone got the web address again please as the link is corrupted?

Tim
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 24-May-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By aws
No photos on my browser either. This happened...

No photos on my browser either.



This happened at Cadwell today, the guys ok .....

Ok looking good ...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 22-May-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By aws
I did level 2 there on Wednesday, mostly left...

I did level 2 there on Wednesday, mostly left handers, and it was FAB!

See previous posts on this Track Day part of this DSC site from RedRuth and myself if you want more info.

Tim
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 21-May-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By aws
It's a nitros booster rocket cleverly disguised...

It's a nitros booster rocket cleverly disguised as a decompression lever!

Well, mid revs in any gear, and gas her hard and you'd best be awake 'cause she'll try and rip your arms off at the sockets...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 20-May-2005, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By aws
I chopped my 748 in for the 'berg, as I fancied a...

I chopped my 748 in for the 'berg, as I fancied a change.
Just trying to get to grips whith her.
I feel like a kid again, slow speeds, but the shove when you gas her is amazing.
I was a little...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 19-May-2005, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By aws
BINGO! Tetol - you know your tyres. These are...

BINGO!
Tetol - you know your tyres.
These are "not for road use" and it was a short, dry track, perfect for supermotos, not for wets as it was dry!
It's short, twisty, no straights bar 1 and I had an...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 19-May-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By aws
CSS level 2 - re-visited

Having done levels 1-4 already, I went to Silverstone yesterday on level 2 again.
Money well spent if ever you're looking for some training / refresher.
For me, level 2 is the one I practise most...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-May-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By aws
You could take my Level 2 at a reduced price of...

You could take my Level 2 at a reduced price of 224, and since it's my place you're taking, by definition you'll get to go faster, smoother and with more confidence.
Stands to reason!
Then you could...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-May-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By aws
Who did you get to type that? You know not the...

Who did you get to type that?
You know not the meaning of the word, let alone the correct spelling.

Or is this part of some therapy you have signed up for since last we bantered?
Forget that, as it...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-May-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By aws
If anyone wants this, please email me asap as I...

If anyone wants this, please email me asap as I have Andy's blessing to sell it onwards

Tim
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 16-May-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By aws
Level 2 CSS available 18 (Wed) May @ Silverstone

My email to Andy:

I have been bedded down since Saturday morning with something akin to flu, aching eye balls etc.
The worst aspect of the virus, as I believe that's what I have, is that you very...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-May-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By aws
I am booked in to do level 2 again on the 18th on...

I am booked in to do level 2 again on the 18th on the 'berg.
Should be interesting as I run out of gears within 70meters!
It's some in-field Silverstone circuit, called Stowe.
Not familiar with...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-May-2005, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By aws
California Super Bike School places going cheap

Dear DSC,

The Sun newspaper has got behind the California Superbike School and has subsidised 20 places available on 18th/19th May at Silverstone. The 20 places are available at 25% off to mark our...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 27-Apr-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By aws
Bottled water close at hand, dehydration creeps...

Bottled water close at hand, dehydration creeps up on you from no-where and once it's upon you, you're stuffed as it's too late. It will affect your concentration and lead to splitting headaches and...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Apr-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By aws
Would you like to expand upon...

Would you like to expand upon "entertaining"?
It's kick start, pulls like a train, vibrates like someout-of-control Anna Summers products (allegedly) and looks to be fun. Loud too!
Thought I'd try it...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Apr-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By aws
Wrong school, same location, similar format,...

Wrong school, same location, similar format, same-ish instructors.
Andy's instructing there on Monday too.

http://www.supermotoschool.co.uk/


Tim
Pic of Iddon last w/end. Same bike-ish

[Edited on...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Apr-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By aws
Just to clarify my position: I have just emailed...

Just to clarify my position:

I have just emailed New Era to make my race number available to whomever.
They may ask for the tickets back, but I hope / suspect not, nor did I mention it! That's why I...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Apr-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By aws
3 tickets to this w/end\'s races available

I am no longer in a position to compete in the Supermoto races (number 11 on the race card - Husaberg fs650e) and so have 3 w/end competitors admission tickets.
Email me at tim@t-f-p.com if anyone...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 21-Apr-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By aws
Best of luck with the first race meet

No longer own a Duke, but have kept a breast of this forum.

If I do get the opportunity, I'll pop along, I also want to watch the Smoto racing as this is a real...
Forum: 999 / 749 01-Jan-2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By aws
S 999 WOW

Guess I have to sell this registration marque.
Any sensible offers?
Will try on eBay / MCN if no luck.
Try at tim@t-f-p.com
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 26-Nov-2004, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By aws
The answer is simple, if you gave up the killer...

The answer is simple, if you gave up the killer weed, you would no longer have to "pop to the shop for me fags" thereby doing everyone a great favour.

There, now aren't you glad I had a speare 10...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 26-Nov-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By aws
Slicks are a bit ott imho. You will need tyre...

Slicks are a bit ott imho.
You will need tyre warmers and if it's damp or wet you'll sit the session(s) out.
I have run slicks several times and they're great but unless you're really on the pace...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 17-Nov-2004, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,073
Posted By aws
Some times the graunching sound - especially when...

Some times the graunching sound - especially when setting off - is because some of the plates are inserted the wrong way around.
There is a dot on the steel plates - but don't recall if they should...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 18-Oct-2004, 11:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,037
Posted By aws
Except by is a buy - non?

Except by is a buy - non?
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 18-Oct-2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,037
Posted By aws
Sounds interesting. What WJB says looks to be...

Sounds interesting.
What WJB says looks to be true - to get a full grid may well mean intigrationg it within a.n.other series and that may well be the CB / Hornets.

To give you some idea of the...
Forum: Tyres 28-Sep-2004, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By aws
Michelins get a bad press. I did a CSS 2 day camp...

Michelins get a bad press.
I did a CSS 2 day camp in Spain and it's the only time I have ever had my toes down on the right - that was on Pilot Sports.
Have run Michelin slicks and you can take...
Forum: Tyres 27-Sep-2004, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By aws
How long / miles should I get?

I know this depends on a lot, but assuming I have some decent soft / med compounds, do a fair bit of back roads and not including any track days, but park the bike up outside the house, how long is...
Forum: Tyres 23-Sep-2004, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By aws
How do these differ from the Rennsports? I run...

How do these differ from the Rennsports?
I run RS1 front, RS2 rear.
Similar to SC1 and SC2.

Tim
Forum: Tyres 16-Sep-2004, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By aws
These tyres are on a 2nd set of track day...

These tyres are on a 2nd set of track day wheels.
The Rennsports are safe and sound and in the shed on my road wheels.

Cheers

Tim
Forum: Tyres 16-Sep-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By aws
What do you suggest?

Brief synopsis

Michelin track tyres fitted and did 1 day at Silverstone, 2 sessions at the DSC day at The Rock on the Friday. Loaded the bike onto the trailer for the 5 hour journey to Croft Tuesday...
Forum: Tyres 10-Sep-2004, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By aws
Track day tyres

Slicks - until I tried them, I had NO idea just how magnificent they realy are.

You need tyre warmers and thus 2x paddock stands.

Try them and post your comments here as I am more used to Rennsport...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 29-Jun-2004, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By aws
Check the plates. There is a "dot" on...

Check the plates.
There is a "dot" on them.
This should always face outwards.
This is most likely the problem.
Also check the correct the height of the stack with the manual.
If you're not correct,...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 25-May-2004, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By aws
what tyre pressures 4 the road?

Can't find my owners handbook.
What's the recommended tyre pressures front and rear for the 748 for normal road riding?

thanks

aws
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2004, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By aws
748r \"v\" 996(s) who has the inside track?

If you have read my 748R post you'll know that the bike is less than user friendly.
Whilst the engine is awsome it has many isseus clearly not resolved. No one really has a perfect set-up and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2004, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By aws
748r \"v\" 996(s) who has the inside track?

If you have read my 748R post you'll know that the bike is less than user friendly.
Whilst the engine is awsome it has many isseus clearly not resolved. No one really has a perfect set-up and...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2004, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By aws
Mine is an ex-Ducati Experience Bike. How much...

Mine is an ex-Ducati Experience Bike.
How much run-in do you think she had?
That posting is due to an excess of either wind or Stella and should be treated with due dis-respect!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2004, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By aws
Wow! Lots of emphasis on that last post. The...

Wow!
Lots of emphasis on that last post.

The spec on the 748r is the same as all Dukes. It changes every year.

Thus the Showa shocks front and rear are standard.
The front end was squirming (the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2004, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By aws
The light weight wheels were a major difference...

The light weight wheels were a major difference too.
Forgot to mention.
When pootling along, she was one bike up to her engine, and the same as my bip there uwards.
Felt odd and I put it down to her...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2004, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By aws
"There is a school of thought that says that...

"There is a school of thought that says that bikes that are run in too carefully will make less power than bikes that are thrashed from day one. "

And which school, prreecisieyey, did you go to?!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 09-May-2004, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By aws
Do you / have you own(ed) a 748R?

I took a 748 R out on a test ride on Friday.
I have a few questions that I would like answering.
Do not want to bog down this part of the site with stuff that may have been covered but I thought the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 07-May-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By aws
I keep hearing some VERY high (optomistic) bhp...

I keep hearing some VERY high (optomistic) bhp figures out of that place.
I'd be VERY sceptical where I spent my money based on peoples comments such as that.
Not rubbishing it - well maybe I...
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