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Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 02-Dec-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ian Harris
A slightly different viewpoint, but I'd say it IS...

A slightly different viewpoint, but I'd say it IS possible even (or, perhaps, particularly) if you are a fairly cr@p rider...I am slow as f**k, but grounded on the right hander coming onto the back...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 08-Nov-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Ian Harris
If its one of the ones with balls and ramps, its...

If its one of the ones with balls and ramps, its a good idea to keep a very close eye on plate wear. I had one of the Ducati Corse ones, and let the plates wear down a bit to much before having it...
Forum: Multistrada & New Multistrada 1200 01-Nov-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Ian Harris
Servicing Around Highbury

A mate at work is picking up a 2nd hand Multi 1000 this lunchtime, and needs to get the belts changed. Anyone have any recommendations for servicing in the Highbury North London area? He's got quotes...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 13-Sep-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,809
Posted By Ian Harris
Was definitely a bit dodgy this morning, but it...

Was definitely a bit dodgy this morning, but it is now just slightly overcast with light clouds and the sun breaking through.....fingers crossed!
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 28-Aug-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Ian Harris
If I can sort the day off work, I'm in.

If I can sort the day off work, I'm in.
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 25-Aug-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Ian Harris
Can you sort out parking for people who can't...

Can you sort out parking for people who can't manouvre trailers? The riverside location is a bit of a worry :o
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 25-Aug-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Ian Harris
CSS Brands Indy 29 Aug. Anyone Going?

As per title, anyone else doing the CSS at Brands Indy on Tuesday?
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 17-Aug-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,473
Posted By Ian Harris
'Scuse me for butting in...but if you really...

'Scuse me for butting in...but if you really didn't fancy the track aspect, you could certainly just come along, meet loads of people in the pit-lane, take a chance on the raffle etc. It would be a...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 16-Aug-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,700
Posted By Ian Harris
[QUOTE=Monty]Fast Jools Wilf Skidlids Dallas Senn...

[QUOTE=Monty]Fast

Jools
Wilf
Skidlids
Dallas
Senna3
Monty
Johnny B
Chris Butcher
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 14-Aug-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,473
Posted By Ian Harris
Track: 1. Pietro - Dibs (in order of favouritism,...

Track:
1. Pietro - Dibs (in order of favouritism, obviously, Dibs!)
2. AK
3. CK ?
4. Ruthie
5. 749er
6. Webby
7. Richard - Ricco 749s
8. Final edition?
9. Nick - NBs996
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 21-Jul-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By Ian Harris
Hurts me to say it, but I reckon, objectively,...

Hurts me to say it, but I reckon, objectively, the 998r is a marginally better bike (999cc engine, Carbon seat unit). 996r might have the edge, long-term, if bought as an investment (but what a waste...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 18-Jul-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Ian Harris
Loz, I'll be driving up from Biggin Hill with my...

Loz, I'll be driving up from Biggin Hill with my bike on a trailer (sadly, a single, so I won't be able to offer you a lift unless I can scrounge a twin trailer) But, if you don't get a better offer,...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 15-Jul-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Ian Harris
First track day I ever did was at Brands on a...

First track day I ever did was at Brands on a Firestorm, and the abiding memory I have is that it was like a blind man riding a cart-horse round the Grand National track ...no offence meant to...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 07-Jul-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Ian Harris
Dates? Price? Both hypothetical questions, as I...

Dates? Price? Both hypothetical questions, as I haven't got any money or annual leave left (or won't have by October)
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 06-Jul-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,471
Posted By Ian Harris
Butch and Mrs Butch Bruce Chris and Ruth AK &...

Butch and Mrs Butch
Bruce
Chris and Ruth
AK & CK
Skidlids
Ruth (the Red one)
TP
Scooter & Biach
Rally
clockwork orange and Polar Bear
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-Jun-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By Ian Harris
I'll be there :D But never been round Cadwell :o

I'll be there :D But never been round Cadwell :o
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 19-May-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By Ian Harris
Only done, Donington, Brands (Indy & GP),...

Only done, Donington, Brands (Indy & GP), Rocky and Snetterton...out of that lot I'd definitely say Donington. Brands GP is good (and local) but prefer Donington. I quite like the "Infield" circuit...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-May-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Ian Harris
Many thanks!

Many thanks!
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 12-May-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Ian Harris
Col, I have the same problem with mine...what...

Col, I have the same problem with mine...what state did you have the alarm in when you did the "re-align"?

Thanks in advance to both Nick and Col
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 10-May-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,979
Posted By Ian Harris
Well done Tony, many congratulations

Well done Tony, many congratulations
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 05-May-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Ian Harris
I've only used Pro-Twins for servicing, so can't...

I've only used Pro-Twins for servicing, so can't comment on availability of test-rides, VFM on new/used bikes etc, but I can whole-heartedly recommend them as a very friendly, skilled and...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 07-Apr-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By Ian Harris
Mine's mounted on one of the allen bolts that...

Mine's mounted on one of the allen bolts that hold the footrest in place
Forum: 851 / 888 07-Apr-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Ian Harris
Another possible cause is merely the bike being...

Another possible cause is merely the bike being left unridden for long stretches (ie during the pi55ing winter). If the seals get too dry it accelerates their demise. When I had mine changed, Pete at...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 05-Apr-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,515
Posted By Ian Harris
Totally hit the nail on the head Tortuga. I...

Totally hit the nail on the head Tortuga.

I think it would be a disaster if the new Duke (whenever it comes out) looks like the MCN mock-up. To me it looks like one of those joke "photo-fits" where...
Forum: Insurance 03-Apr-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,455
Posted By Ian Harris
I got a really good quote from...

I got a really good quote from www.ebikeinsurance.co.uk . They're the bunch that take any CSS courses into account. They have a relatively quick on-line quote generator...definitely worth a look
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 31-Mar-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris
Antonye, Many thanks for the terrific offer...I...

Antonye, Many thanks for the terrific offer...I was going to contact the Southend firm to see if they could offer a mobile service to my part of Kent (based on the bargain service Marchenisi...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 31-Mar-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris
Many thanks for all the advice...I think the bit...

Many thanks for all the advice...I think the bit about a multimeter and the rear light cluster has put me off DIYing (not to mention the image of the trailer parting company half way up the M11), so...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Mar-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris


Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Mar-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris
Alfa Mike from Rusper Alfa? Yeah, Mike looks...

Alfa Mike from Rusper Alfa? Yeah, Mike looks after my 164, and he took me for a spin in it a couple of months ago...word is he's working with a South African Alfa Tuner to build one with 720hp (360...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Mar-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris
Cheers Simon, £320 sounds VERY cheap for a...

Cheers Simon, £320 sounds VERY cheap for a detachable bar fully fitted...probably a bit extra for me , as I'm a bit further round the M25, but I'll definitely give him a ring.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Mar-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris
In the circumstances, £360 sounds like a...

In the circumstances, £360 sounds like a bargain!

Thanks for that, I'd seen the Trident Trailer's site, I'll give them a ring and get a quote.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Mar-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By Ian Harris
I decided to play safe and put the standard cans...

I decided to play safe and put the standard cans back. Getting the springs on and off did not cause much of a problem, but I did find it a bit of a git getting the brackets back on (the supplied bolt...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Mar-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris
Its an Alfa 164 and I haven't bought a towbar...

Its an Alfa 164 and I haven't bought a towbar yet....I'm just toying with the idea of fitting one myself or getting it done properly!

I've seen a few sites giving DIY info, and can get a bar to fit...
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 30-Mar-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ian Harris
Tow bar Fitting - Advice Please

I know you can't really generalise, and costs will vary between vehicles, but can anyone give me a rough idea of how much it costs to get a towbar fitted?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 30-Mar-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Ian Harris
And I'd "third" it...top service and a...

And I'd "third" it...top service and a top bunch of people.
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 23-Mar-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Ian Harris
Probably worth a trip to Croydon, I reckon...

Probably worth a trip to Croydon, I reckon Watling Tyres in Catford are a 50:50 bet to pass Termis and BAT are a definite fail, going by my conversations with them.
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Mar-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ian Harris
Can recommend this one. Genuine Ducati connectors...

Can recommend this one. Genuine Ducati connectors and good...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 23-Mar-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ian Harris
Me to...very easy to fit, quality original...

Me to...very easy to fit, quality original connectors, works a treat...I'll see if I can find a link to his ebay shop
Forum: General - Motorcycle only 22-Mar-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Ian Harris
The only two places I know are Watling Tyres in...

The only two places I know are Watling Tyres in Catford and BAT Motorcycles on the Biggin Hill Airport Industrial estate. I used to get my Firestorm done at Catford, and they were always pretty good...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 22-Mar-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Ian Harris
Nice idea. Threads usually pop up near to the...

Nice idea. Threads usually pop up near to the date to ask who's going to a particular event, but getting some forward notice would be good...I'd certainly be more likely to book a date if I knew...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 04-Mar-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Ian Harris
:lol: :lol: Same thing happened to me last...

:lol: :lol:

Same thing happened to me last week....got the fork seals changed and the internals sort of accidentally came back superbike spec (where's the "potless" smilie code when you need...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 19-Feb-2006, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Ian Harris
I think final prices for each trip depend on how...

I think final prices for each trip depend on how many people go, its kind of run like a syndicate rather than a commercial organisation. I think it normally works out around £599 for tracktime and...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 18-Feb-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Ian Harris
TOFS Trackdays

Anyone planning to do any of the TOFS European Trackdays this year?

I'm hoping to do Cartagena (Sat/Sun 25/26 March), Estoril (Mon/Tue 19/20 June) and Brno (Tue/Wed 17/18 Oct)

They have also got...
Forum: 851 / 888 17-Feb-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Ian Harris
Back in the early 1980's, a cash-strapped mate...

Back in the early 1980's, a cash-strapped mate made a can for his CB125 from a cone made with a rolled up Duckham's oil-can and a load of coke can lids pot-riveted inside as baffles. It was certainly...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 16-Feb-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Ian Harris
Has anyone with a 998 or a 996R got any photos of...

Has anyone with a 998 or a 996R got any photos of the R/H side of the bike with the fairing off? In order to get the ECU off, I ended up removing my previously broken battery holder and fitting the...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Feb-2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Ian Harris
Henry, Many thanks for the offer...bit late to...

Henry, Many thanks for the offer...bit late to ring you now, just spent the last hour removing battery holder to get ECU off...what a nightmare...still its going now...hope my soldering lasts until...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Feb-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Ian Harris
Yeah, just figured this...the earth came off, I...

Yeah, just figured this...the earth came off, I put it back on, but the frickin thing has snapped, so I now need to try and undo the bolt again, but it is turning at the other end...do I have to take...
Forum: 998 / 996 / 916 / 748 15-Feb-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Ian Harris
Urgent Help Required

Help!!!!

I have just switched the Cans over to get an MOT...Switching cans was easy, but I can't get to the ECU fixing bolts to switch it over. Started to undo fixing bolts, then decided it would be...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 15-Feb-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Ian Harris
Motofreight...with regard to insurance, I would...

Motofreight...with regard to insurance, I would hope that, as long as the bike's normal insurance has European cover available, the Insurers would combine to compensate you (I think, normally, if an...
Forum: Trackdays & Race Schools 15-Feb-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Ian Harris
Totally agree with Bubbles about the price...

Totally agree with Bubbles about the price "rising" as you find out more about the trip but, in defence of Focused Events, I went on their Jerez trip last September, and the professionalism and...
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