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Forum: 851 / 888 01-Jan-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By Felix
I've got one but it's the proper Corsa unit, so...

I've got one but it's the proper Corsa unit, so prolly won't fit. Oh, and it would be far too dear for a tight Yorkshire man. LOL
Forum: SS & SuperSport 25-Aug-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,362
Posted By Felix
You should give Neil at Cornerspeed a ring (Nelly...

You should give Neil at Cornerspeed a ring (Nelly on this site). While he is up near Nottingham he will give you a very straight answer to all your question. Lots and lots of people in this club use...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 25-Aug-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Felix
They are the cheapy ones, then. Have a read here:...

They are the cheapy ones, then. Have a read here: http://www.visordown.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276553&highlight=stealth
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 25-Aug-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Felix
There is quite a range of "wavy discs",...

There is quite a range of "wavy discs", tbh. Some have a very good reputation such as Braking. There have also been some real cheapies being sold on Ebay mostly. I've heard some horror stories about...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Aug-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By Felix
Setting the sag right is definitely the first...

Setting the sag right is definitely the first thing, start with 20-25 mm. Then knowing how much travel you actually use is critical. It may be that you have too much oil in them and the last bit of...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Aug-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Felix
I doubt it will be oil cooler itself. One thing I...

I doubt it will be oil cooler itself. One thing I have first hand experience with, though, is that the fittings on both sides of the oil cooler hoses have a finite life time. If the ones on the...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 21-Aug-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Felix
I am sure AndyB will be along shortly to let us...

I am sure AndyB will be along shortly to let us know that timing equipment is not to be used on trackdays.:rolleyes:
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 20-Aug-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By Felix
Yes, there is a bracket on the nose of the belly...

Yes, there is a bracket on the nose of the belly pan. I'll try to post a pic of how it all fits. It will then allow you to leave the belly pan in place with the side panels removed.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 18-Aug-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By Felix
The handwriting is appauling!

The handwriting is appauling!
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Aug-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,966
Posted By Felix
Yes, the pro or anti-squat forces do come into...

Yes, the pro or anti-squat forces do come into play, but on most sports bikes the are designed to cancel themselves out to a large extent by an appropriate swinging arm pivot location. The maximum...
Forum: 999 / 749 17-Aug-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,966
Posted By Felix
Don't know who said that but that's utter...

Don't know who said that but that's utter ********. The spring is directly dependant on the load transfer under acceleration and the amount of static weight on the rear wheel. The only difference...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Aug-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
Paint is still near the bottom of the list. :lol:...

Paint is still near the bottom of the list. :lol: A few other things to sort first. I think it needs a bigger rad as it was running quite hot. Oh, and the exhaust needs quieting down bit. ;)
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Aug-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
Shortly before the noise police nabbed...

Shortly before the noise police nabbed me...
http://www.hirzel.plus.com/pics/Oulton%20Park,%20Aug-15-06.jpg
http://www.hirzel.plus.com/pics/Oulton%20Park%20(2),%20Aug-15-06.jpg
Forum: 999 / 749 16-Aug-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,966
Posted By Felix
I can echo the comments BDG has made, especially...

I can echo the comments BDG has made, especially about Colin from 100%. It's just about the best 40 quid you'll spend on your bike. For a full-on fettle, I always go with K-Tech in Coalville. Top...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 16-Aug-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
And your point is...??

And your point is...??
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 16-Aug-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
Results from yesterday

Had a great time at Oulton and it stayed dry all day until the very end. There were some damp patches in the morning, but since I had Dunlop KR364 tyres on, I wasn't worried in the slightest.

I was...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 12-Aug-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
Does anyone know if Oulton has a track side...

Does anyone know if Oulton has a track side timing beacon, which side it's on, and whether they usually leave it on for trackdays? Cheers.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Aug-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Felix
I must be getting old, because seemingly I can't...

I must be getting old, because seemingly I can't get myself to trust those digital jobbies.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Aug-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Felix
Ah well, should pay more attention as to which...

Ah well, should pay more attention as to which forum I am looking at.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-Aug-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
That should work then, cheers, Jon.

That should work then, cheers, Jon.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Aug-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Felix
You don't want to run it too low on wet tyre as...

You don't want to run it too low on wet tyre as the thread blocks can close up at the contact patch and diminish some of their ability to dispere water. I run 36/36 on my wets, but ask one of the...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-Aug-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
Thanks, Jon. With the boss being away, I'd have...

Thanks, Jon. With the boss being away, I'd have thought it would be the perfect opportunity to skive.

Seriously, though, thanks for the advice. Do they have any noise metering on the track, like on...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-Aug-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Felix
Oulton, next Tuesday? (This is how it went...)

Anyone going to have a play there? I desperately need track time, so a mate and I will be going. I think it's with the circuit themselves, MSV I suppose. I haven't been to Oulton for a while. What...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Aug-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Felix
I've had very good results with MOS2 (molybdenum...

I've had very good results with MOS2 (molybdenum disulphate) grease, or what is commonly used in CV joints for cars. You want a grade that has an extended temperature range, something that has life...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 03-Aug-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Felix
Guy will not be riding, only shooting pics. He...

Guy will not be riding, only shooting pics. He wasn't sure whether he can get onto the circuit, but as he is my "team photographer" it may well be possible. Otherwise, it will be garage shots...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 03-Aug-2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Felix
Not at the moment but wait until after the...

Not at the moment but wait until after the trackday on Monday! History would dictate that repairs will be needed.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 03-Aug-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Felix
Yup, I'll be there as well. Look for an unpainted...

Yup, I'll be there as well. Look for an unpainted (white, see avatar) bike with no lights somewhere in the garages (hopefully). It'll be the bike that has frantic spannering activities (hopefully...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 03-Aug-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Felix
How can you be sure? I mean how many have you...

How can you be sure? I mean how many have you tried, then? You need to have a statistically meaningful sample to make statements like that! Oh, and picture would help as well.:D
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 03-Aug-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Felix
It's not the upfront cost but the maintenance...

It's not the upfront cost but the maintenance that kills you.
Forum: 999 / 749 02-Aug-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Felix
I think you should be considering swapping your...

I think you should be considering swapping your crappy Yamaha for one them Honda thingies. LOL
Forum: SS & SuperSport 29-Jul-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Felix
I am glad you had good service from Venhill, Jon....

I am glad you had good service from Venhill, Jon. They've always been very good for me. Their brake hose system is good too.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jul-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Felix
Presumably, you're talking about a slipper...

Presumably, you're talking about a slipper clutch. If the spider spring looses tension, you'd get less engine braking as the clutch would start to slip more easily under closed throttle. It shouldn't...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 18-Jul-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Felix
Eh? What's gone wrong? Are you still struggling...

Eh? What's gone wrong? Are you still struggling with the sidestand switch?
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 18-Jul-2006, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Felix
It'd be fantastic if you can make it, Guido. It...

It'd be fantastic if you can make it, Guido. It won't be in 3Up livery by then, though. Plain white and a bare aluminium tank, I am afraid. It's not worth spending money on paint yet until I know it...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Jul-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Felix
It'd be good to catch up, WJB. The bike has...

It'd be good to catch up, WJB. The bike has improved considerably from the pics above. I'll post some more when it's near completion, hopefully by end of this week, to wet your appetite further.;)
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Jul-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By Felix
Can't you get the hole welded up?

Can't you get the hole welded up?
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Jul-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Felix
Dseered, do I just look for the dude in the white...

Dseered, do I just look for the dude in the white boots? ;)

The bike should just pass under the race limit for noise but I can always put in a db killer. However, before I need to worry about that,...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 15-Jul-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Felix
Excellent! I am in fast, just listen for the...

Excellent! I am in fast, just listen for the loudest bike in the paddock! That's if it even makes it out of the garage! LOL
Forum: SS & SuperSport 15-Jul-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Felix
You send them yours and specify what alteration...

You send them yours and specify what alteration you want and they send you a new one and your original one back. Takes about 3-4 days.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Jul-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Felix
You'll need DOT 4 or DOT 5.1, but NOT DOT 5! For...

You'll need DOT 4 or DOT 5.1, but NOT DOT 5! For hoses, give Venhil a ring. They do screw together ones at very reasonable prices.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 15-Jul-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Felix
Definitely give Venhil a ring. I just had one...

Definitely give Venhil a ring. I just had one made to my specs for all of 15 quid.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 15-Jul-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Felix
Croft - Aug 7th

Just booked this trackday with No Limits to give the new bike its maiden outing. Anyone else going?

WJB, are you going to this one?
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Jun-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Felix
They are OK for road use but not very good for...

They are OK for road use but not very good for racing. Even EBC doesn't recommend them for racing. They go off very quickly.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 27-Jun-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Felix
The biggest, i.e. most effective, change you can...

The biggest, i.e. most effective, change you can make to your brake system is to fit 18x20 radial master cylinder and some good pads. Bendix, the new Brembo RS, Performance Friction, are all good...
Forum: Stolen Bikes 27-Jun-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Felix
That's ****, innit. Still remember walking into...

That's ****, innit. Still remember walking into my garage one morning last year and find the bike gone. Don't you just love CCTV cameras! They're farking useless!!!!
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 26-Jun-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Felix
Now, that's dissapointing. Can't you just make...

Now, that's dissapointing. Can't you just make one?;)
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 25-Jun-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Felix
I just did this on my new race bike, twpd. After...

I just did this on my new race bike, twpd. After quite an exhaustive search, I chose the AIM Mychron 3 Gold which has 4 analogue channels. I use them for throttle position, airbox pressure, exhaust...
Forum: SS & SuperSport 24-Jun-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By Felix
If you do, you'll hopefully see my minitwins-type...

If you do, you'll hopefully see my minitwins-type project on it's virgin outing. It should live up to both sillables of the word minitwins.;)
Forum: Tyres 24-Jun-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Felix
Do it, Bungi, they are definitely better than the...

Do it, Bungi, they are definitely better than the block types, especially if you get some at a reasonable price. If you don't, let me know, and I will take them.
Forum: SS & SuperSport 23-Jun-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By Felix
Nice work, twpd. You gonna do the No Limits day...

Nice work, twpd. You gonna do the No Limits day at Croft on Aug 7 by chance?
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