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Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Nov-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By ali
Druids....

Druids....
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 03-Jun-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By ali
They've had those rules for yonks. Just make sure...

They've had those rules for yonks. Just make sure the bike's reasonably quiet and you'll be fine.

Having said that I dare say they'll now be keeping a very close eye on you!! :lol:
Forum: SS & SuperSport 01-May-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By ali
I have a feeling they're Showa GD021 forks but no...

I have a feeling they're Showa GD021 forks but no idea what spring would be in them.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 14-Apr-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By ali
Not racing (on land) this year, hoping to hill...

Not racing (on land) this year, hoping to hill climb one of these next year:

http://www.fastroadandtrack.co.uk/frat/showad.php?adid=6914

:D
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 30-Mar-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By ali
Could've included: Get Challis The Half...

Could've included:

Get Challis
The Half Monty
The Crying Game
Dr No (Overtaking)

or , the Melbourne Loop matinee....

A Kerb with a View
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 18-Mar-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By ali
Well... I might as well fess up! I did, indeed,...

Well... I might as well fess up! I did, indeed, speak to DORNA about DD. I merely mentioned share of tv revenues, split sponsorship deals, development budget caps ($5m/yr) and body-painted venezualan...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 13-Mar-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By ali
Hi Migs, Long time no see. :) I'd suggest...

Hi Migs,

Long time no see. :)

I'd suggest something like 2.2k - 2.5k for the FE but you might get a touch more if you find someone that really wants one. Best to sell the bike / cans seperately...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 06-Mar-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By ali
I paid about 30 for mine last year (trackside)...

I paid about 30 for mine last year (trackside) but it wasn't the best quality. You should be able to pick a decent branded one up for 45 with a bit of shopping around.

Angle grinder / dremel.

:)
Forum: 851 / 888 01-Mar-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,405
Posted By ali
It's an absolute steal, and if I wasn't moving...

It's an absolute steal, and if I wasn't moving house back to Guernsey in three weeks I'd be biting your arm off. As it is I've had to give myself a strict talking to every day to stop me form buying...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 16-Feb-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By ali
Kyle (as above) or Ryan at Revolution Decals....

Kyle (as above) or Ryan at Revolution Decals. Used to hang around here and did a few jobs for me at good prices.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Feb-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By ali
I like to think that between us we've crashed...

I like to think that between us we've crashed everywhere worth crashing! :lol:

ps: Did I crash last year?? Did I f***! :D
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Feb-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By ali
If I'd had one on my 675 in 2005 you'd still be...

If I'd had one on my 675 in 2005 you'd still be digging yourself out of the kitty-litter at Quarry! :lol:
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Feb-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By ali
That's just racing, there's no way to change it...

That's just racing, there's no way to change it once the series is up and running. We discussed options a couple of months back for maintaining a level playing-field (look back through the DD...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 31-Jan-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By ali
Your speed is obviously directly proportional to...

Your speed is obviously directly proportional to your barking madness..... :p

I love kipping in the paddock, and if I had my way every paddock would have a small, sound-insulated boutique hotel with...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 31-Jan-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By ali
I was top 5 and didn't run a slipper. As Paul has...

I was top 5 and didn't run a slipper. As Paul has said Ducati put APTC 'semi-slipper' clutches in the later monsters. A couple of riders over the years have felt that these weren't progressive enough...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Jan-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,800
Posted By ali
Bugger! Hope you get well soon, enjoy the...

Bugger! Hope you get well soon, enjoy the co-codamol and get back on track asap. :D

All the best,

Ali
Forum: SS & SuperSport 23-Jan-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By ali
Bad luck mate, don't worry though as ebay has...

Bad luck mate, don't worry though as ebay has loads on it. Just get them to email you a search for "50mm clip on" and some'll turn up soon enough. I bought 3-4 alloy pairs over the years, all for...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 15-Jan-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By ali
The key thing to remember is that Class A has...

The key thing to remember is that Class A has never been won by the most expensive bike. To reinforce this point I'd like to field my star witness...... Jimbers!!! :lol:

I know Matt's bike was...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 15-Jan-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By ali
He speaketh the truth. It's a great rule but has...

He speaketh the truth. It's a great rule but has to be introduced at the beginning of the series, and had we done that we'd never have filled a grid as no one would've been able to find a bike for...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 15-Jan-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By ali
I really have no idea whatsoever why they don't...

I really have no idea whatsoever why they don't make this bike.... They have all to parts (excluding bodywork) and could produce it for everyone who doesn't want 200bhp, traction control, telemetry...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 14-Jan-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By ali
I think you'd be terrible at the job, what with...

I think you'd be terrible at the job, what with being so grumpy and never being in the paddock..... :p

You'd get my vote but I'd never be sure whether or not you were going to introduce a special...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 13-Jan-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By ali
My thinking exactly, but I love the fact there...

My thinking exactly, but I love the fact there are people out there exploring all the options. It looks like a lot of extra work / plumbing / expense and the only real bonus I can see it the...
Forum: 851 / 888 04-Jun-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,917
Posted By ali
:( :( :( Sorry all, one down I'm afraid. Fool of...

:( :( :(

Sorry all, one down I'm afraid. Fool of a mate has sprung his stag do on us for next Sat and it' down to me to sort out the humiliation.... Balls. :(

0. Rob B 888
1. James888
2....
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Feb-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,917
Posted By ali
Edited to stop the rot.... 1. Rob 888 2....

Edited to stop the rot....

1. Rob 888
2. Beancounter 851SP3
3. Monty-1078 twinspark SS
4. Jasper 888 SP5
5. twpd 800ss (old skool 2-vlv rules!)
6. Jools 888
7. Ains. 888 SP4S
8. Stu (Possible)
Forum: 851 / 888 28-Feb-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,917
Posted By ali
Me too! 1. Rob 888 2. Beancounter 851SP3 3....

Me too!

1. Rob 888
2. Beancounter 851SP3
3. Monty-1078 twinspark SS
4. Jasper 888 SP5
5. twpd 800ss (old skool 2-vlv rules!)
6. Jools 888
7. Ains. 888 SP4S
8. Stu (Possible)
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 20-Dec-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By ali
They're saying that no one will get near the top...

They're saying that no one will get near the top 5 without a drop-forged technomagnesiotitanio reverse-threaded idler spiggot. And before I get flamed, that IS within the rules (although not within...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Nov-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By ali
Only took about 2-3 hours on my own, but it's...

Only took about 2-3 hours on my own, but it's going to take someone a lot longer to put back together!!

Is it just me, or do bikes look at their very best in that state? When I was wheeling it...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Nov-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By ali
If that's an '8S then I'm a very jealous man....

If that's an '8S then I'm a very jealous man. Realistically that's the 1st on the list when I stop racing.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Nov-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By ali
There's nothing that doesn't need painting...

There's nothing that doesn't need painting straightening and/or replacing! :lol:

What's in the pic will be straightened and painted and pretty much everything else will be replaced. :o Where's that...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Nov-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By ali
What could be finer....

.. on a sunny November sunday than getting the spanners out. :D
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By ali
Well, even the most devoted Ducatisti couldn't...

Well, even the most devoted Ducatisti couldn't say it doesn't look more than touch japanese! :lol: It's not a munter by any means but not exactly breath-takingly beautiful either!
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 13-Nov-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By ali
It's definitely a fake. You can see the same...

It's definitely a fake. You can see the same cloud in the tank of the red and the black..... Shame as it looks quite nice for a rice rocket.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 13-Nov-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,550
Posted By ali
Thanks for the comments Nick. I don't agree with...

Thanks for the comments Nick. I don't agree with them, but I'll save discussions for the 18th.

For clarity, it's not my intention to do any damage to the series and it's a great shame that you think...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 13-Nov-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,550
Posted By ali
Just want to say that I agree 100% with Dickie's...

Just want to say that I agree 100% with Dickie's words and sentiments. I haven't always seen eye to eye with Butch or Mike, but they were the only people to stand up and do something positive about...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 11-Nov-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By ali
Genuinely a sad day Ian. :( It's been a...

Genuinely a sad day Ian. :(

It's been a pleasure watching you on track and learning that smooth = fast, and that podium finishes don't need to acheived through dangerous moves and bullying tactics....
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 01-Nov-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By ali
Twas a lovely day for a spin, a bit nippy but dry...

Twas a lovely day for a spin, a bit nippy but dry as a bone and nice n grippy before the salt comes out. Just loving being on the road with the sun out :D
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By ali
I'm not buying one if it don't! It's part of a...

I'm not buying one if it don't! It's part of a new EU directive:

EUddvr 126.7.668.9 All cars will have a minimum of 500bhp and launch control
EUddvr 126.7.668.10 All bikes will have a minimum of...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 31-Oct-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By ali
Is it just me, or does the ever-thinner-spoke...

Is it just me, or does the ever-thinner-spoke design scare the bejesus out of anyone else??? Every time I see a new wheel the spokes seem to have got thinner and the point connecting the spokes to...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 29-Oct-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By ali
Ah ****. My ****ing head hurts like a huge ****...

Ah ****. My ****ing head hurts like a huge **** has been beating the **** out of it with a baseball bat! :lol:

Arse.

ps: Top thanks Chris, great job. :D
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 27-Oct-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By ali
Oi! No DNFs this year! Not one! Only two slight...

Oi! No DNFs this year! Not one! Only two slight tarmac interactions...one in practise and one on a TD!

I think you'll find there have been others showing much more consistency than I! :lol:

Ali
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 27-Oct-2006, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By ali
You're having a laff! Chris? Old upright Mr W?...

You're having a laff! Chris? Old upright Mr W? You must be joking, surely Griff has doen enough this year to guarantee him a place in the gravel trap hall of fame??? :lol:
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Oct-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By ali
Hate to contradict, but I don't suppose anyone in...

Hate to contradict, but I don't suppose anyone in DD has ever ridden off the edge of a warm front tyre! Losing the front end can be caused by many things; too much braking/steering force, cold...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 26-Oct-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By ali
Injected, definitely. You can tell because...

Injected, definitely. You can tell because they're oval and the s-bend on them is very sharp. Bloody horrible!

Anyone caught putting oval cans on a non-injected SS needs special attention from the...
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Oct-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,170
Posted By ali
Read minds? Me? Don't think so. I'm just a humble...

Read minds? Me? Don't think so. I'm just a humble shop owner:

http://www.ali's-black-cat-and-crystal-ball-leftorium.com

;)

Ali
Forum: 1198 / 1098 / 848 26-Oct-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,170
Posted By ali
On Mr Minoli's...

On Mr Minoli's bog:

http://blog.ducati.com/post/83/la-nuova-superbike
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 26-Oct-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By ali
Quiet at the back! C-o-p-y a-n-d...

Quiet at the back!

C-o-p-y a-n-d p-a-s-t-e:

Yes, I want to ski looking over Morocco, drink Sangria, eat Tapas/Chorizo and slide down the pistes drunk on a tea tray:

Ali
TP
Domski
Ruth - no sausage
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Oct-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By ali
120/70 creates a rounder profile (taller), so...

120/70 creates a rounder profile (taller), so there is a greater contact patch when leaned right over. :D
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 26-Oct-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By ali
C-o-p-y a-n-d p-a-s-t-e: Yes, I want to ski...

C-o-p-y a-n-d p-a-s-t-e:

Yes, I want to ski looking over Morocco, drink Sangria, eat Tapas/Chorizo and slide down the pistes drunk on a tea tray:

Ali
TP
Domski
Ruth - no sausage
sj010
Chass
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 25-Oct-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By ali
Skiing before Gaudix TD, 21-23rd Feb?

Right, who's up for a few days messing around in the mountains? :D

Gone for the days before as the snow's no so reliable and tends to thin out towards March. No idea on accomodation, etc but we can...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 25-Oct-2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,944
Posted By ali
Rattler Ali

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