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Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 12-Jan-2016, 00:37
Replies: 21
Views: 8,419
Posted By Trumpet
2016 Tyres

Kev, any word from Dunlop when the tyres will be available. Think it might be a good idea to get them fitted ready for the start of the season, I can see DTR being very busy first thing at Brands.
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 10-Jan-2016, 01:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,735
Posted By Trumpet
Rider Rep

I would like to nominate Nancy (i.e. Mrs Badger), Nancy (and Karen) have put in a great deal of time and effort to help make the DD Paddock the great community it is. Nancy already does a great deal...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 04-Nov-2015, 23:07
Replies: 23
Views: 9,092
Posted By Trumpet
Whilst I understand that prospective clubs will...

Whilst I understand that prospective clubs will look at 2015 race numbers, I think that the average numbers for each race meeting for this year were going to be down the moment that Hottrax put out...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 01-Nov-2015, 09:23
Replies: 23
Views: 9,092
Posted By Trumpet
Was thinking of something more like Pirelli Super...

Was thinking of something more like Pirelli Super Corsa's or equivalent, but its a fair point, I understand the reasoning behind looking at going to wets, but I think we start to loose the essence of...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 01-Nov-2015, 00:25
Replies: 23
Views: 9,092
Posted By Trumpet
Tyres

Here's another thought; if we do run wets that means that we wouldn't have to run an all weather tyre (road style) in the dry, so does that open up the possibility of a more track or race style...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 20-Oct-2015, 00:35
Replies: 23
Views: 9,092
Posted By Trumpet
My understanding of the situation about wets is,...

My understanding of the situation about wets is, this not just a proposal to do it for the sake of doing it, but more an to do with the consideration of who we are able to go racing with next year. ...
Forum: DesmoDue Bikes For Sale & Wanted 04-Jul-2015, 00:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,529
Posted By Trumpet
Little grey Fergie 'Jane' is very happy up here...

Little grey Fergie 'Jane' is very happy up here for the time being, she's having new rings, big end bearing and then drain the oil from the brakes! Bit of a leak from the seal into the drum, gets...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 09-Jun-2015, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By Trumpet
Membership and entery sent off for...

Membership and entery sent off for Anglesey.
Membership through for DP sending of entry as soon as I work out how.
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 02-Jun-2015, 21:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,511
Posted By Trumpet
Could not put it any better than Miles, really...

Could not put it any better than Miles, really appreciate your efforts Kev.
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 29-May-2015, 00:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,776
Posted By Trumpet
DD Future

I am not at all sure what the options are, or even what they could possibly be. But whatever opportunities you investigate, please just ask if you need backing up or commitment to help keep the DD...
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 28-Jan-2015, 23:56
Replies: 13
Views: 4,258
Posted By Trumpet
Did mine online over Christmas as discussed,...

Did mine online over Christmas as discussed, still not got my good boy #
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 30-Dec-2014, 00:08
Replies: 49
Views: 10,318
Posted By Trumpet
I think if we are trying to keep the series...

I think if we are trying to keep the series strong with a good turn out at all rounds, then all rounds should be included in the championship, lets face it if a round is not included the turnout will...
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 29-Nov-2014, 18:32
Replies: 49
Views: 10,318
Posted By Trumpet
Sounds good.

Sounds good.
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 29-Nov-2014, 00:26
Replies: 49
Views: 10,318
Posted By Trumpet
I also like the flexibility of 26 to score from...

I also like the flexibility of 26 to score from 33, I also suspect that the 2nd Cadwell may have very low turnout if it's non championship.
As to DNS or DNF it just increases the effect of luck, not...
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 13-Oct-2014, 01:16
Replies: 11
Views: 4,956
Posted By Trumpet
As per recent vote, Scotland is not a foreign...

As per recent vote, Scotland is not a foreign country. Our United Kingdom........we now all one big happy family!??
Free University fees, no prescription charges, etc....all fair and equal!
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 07-Sep-2014, 09:53
Replies: 11
Views: 4,956
Posted By Trumpet
Hi Kev, Just a couple of questions re next...

Hi Kev, Just a couple of questions re next year.
So presumably that is just as you said 'races that start on a wet track'. Not races that are just declared 'wet'.
As much as I don't want to stir...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 13-Jul-2014, 01:35
Replies: 15
Views: 4,692
Posted By Trumpet
Shane, I think your bike is the same primary...

Shane, I think your bike is the same primary drive as mine as I was running 14/40 at Cadwell this year and was about 8500rpm at the end of the Park straight.
Based on the gearing at Donnington I...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 08-Jul-2014, 00:45
Replies: 51
Views: 10,683
Posted By Trumpet
I think the consideration over wets has opened a...

I think the consideration over wets has opened a much more important debate, the future of DD! This is also compounded by the very sad news of the people who do the most for the series are...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 04-Apr-2014, 23:53
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By Trumpet
Now we know why they say 'Wales is where sheep...

Now we know why they say 'Wales is where sheep are scared'......as soon as they turn their back......................................someone nicks their coat!
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 27-Mar-2014, 01:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By Trumpet
Have done it myself, took a printout of the race...

Have done it myself, took a printout of the race results with me to next meeting, no probs.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 04-Mar-2014, 00:50
Replies: 21
Views: 5,544
Posted By Trumpet
Tyres at Snetterton

Kev, I was at Snetterton on Sunday and had some new tyres fitted; I was told by the bloke on the tyre truck that we were definitely on the same tyres and that he had all the remaining tyres...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 25-Feb-2014, 01:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By Trumpet
Had two different 600ss bikes on dyno, they both...

Had two different 600ss bikes on dyno, they both similar, and seem to make maximum power around 7400rpm it stays flatish to around 7800rpm then power starts to drop off. But the feel is nearer to...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 14-Feb-2014, 00:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trumpet
Wet! When I were a lad....

If we are playing Rain top trumps, try the west coast of Scotland.
It usually starts raining in November and finishes at the end of April, but I suppose as it always happens so we are used to it,...
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 01-Feb-2014, 00:25
Replies: 18
Views: 3,998
Posted By Trumpet
It was my first race at the begining of last year...

It was my first race at the begining of last year and I have to say everyone in the DD paddock was really patient, kind and will do their best to help you get it all sorted, but I have learned over...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Jan-2014, 23:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,619
Posted By Trumpet
The key thing is do you know what the problem is?...

The key thing is do you know what the problem is? there are usually three reasons people do not pay: They dispute you invoice, they can't pay (usually because they do not have the money), or they...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 10-Jan-2014, 01:03
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By Trumpet
All new regs stuff done, shock away for refurb...

All new regs stuff done, shock away for refurb and new spring, just got to get aluminium swing arm welded up to take 996 shock then it's just painting. By the way have we had final confirmation on...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 03-Jan-2014, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By Trumpet
Hi Dan, if you still have the ss I made mine up...

Hi Dan, if you still have the ss I made mine up by using the frame mounted retaining clip. I just strightened out the loop and welded a peice about 15mm wide by 1mm thick to the strightened out end....
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 03-Jan-2014, 10:11
Replies: 46
Views: 6,657
Posted By Trumpet
I fixed a leaking tank with a compound called JB...

I fixed a leaking tank with a compound called JB WELD, it is the only one the fuel did not break down. Not expensive and you can get it from Halfords etc. Should do the trick.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 22-Dec-2013, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,966
Posted By Trumpet
How about including that quotation....I think it...

How about including that quotation....I think it is very powerful!
Something like...

Desmo Due Race Series
'..ultra-compitive at every round in what is arguably the best one-make series in Britain'...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Dec-2013, 23:49
Replies: 46
Views: 6,657
Posted By Trumpet
Yea, Tom did have 2 shocks (I can almost hear...

Yea, Tom did have 2 shocks (I can almost hear Miles now.....One left and one right), he had one for dry and one for wet. The one I got with the bike was the Ohlins, which he had set up for the wet. I...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 19-Dec-2013, 00:43
Replies: 46
Views: 6,657
Posted By Trumpet
Now both are working I will keep them, and I...

Now both are working I will keep them, and I think if the oil light came on in a race I would at very least look behind to see if the bike was smoking and have a look down at my boots! But yea I...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 14-Dec-2013, 22:55
Replies: 46
Views: 6,657
Posted By Trumpet
Confession!!!!!

All is good advice...however!
Lock wired in the oil pressure sensor and all good, starting to feel smug again (should have known at that point I was about to get a lesson in humility....but oh no,...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 14-Dec-2013, 00:53
Replies: 46
Views: 6,657
Posted By Trumpet
Scutineering failure prevention work

I got the oil pressure sensor threadlocked and lockwired and was starting to fell smug, but then noticed that the neutral light had stopped working, I checked back and it's the sensor...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 11-Dec-2013, 01:21
Replies: 46
Views: 6,657
Posted By Trumpet
2014 Regs changes?

Has there been any further instruction about further securing the fuel tanks? Is the standard fit flip clip not enough?
Also, I have lockwired all the other engine blanking bolts, but cant work out...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Nov-2013, 00:42
Replies: 55
Views: 6,940
Posted By Trumpet
I totally support what Miles said.... I know I...

I totally support what Miles said....
I know I have only been here for one season, and I have little to compare against in terms of bike racing. But to me the management of DD racing is outstanding...
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 01-Oct-2013, 22:28
Replies: 23
Views: 5,174
Posted By Trumpet
Not exactly on the doorstep i'll admit, but did...

Not exactly on the doorstep i'll admit, but did have the benefit of having friends and family within an hour, so givin that it was only one days racing I could make a weekend of it and do some...
Forum: DesmoDue Series Information 01-Oct-2013, 21:43
Replies: 23
Views: 5,174
Posted By Trumpet
Unhappy Think you have a point, it's not Hottrax fault or...

Think you have a point, it's not Hottrax fault or of their making, and I am sure the T&C's do cover such an eventuality, however there is one basic comment: We have paid for something that is not now...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 01-Oct-2013, 00:53
Replies: 9
Views: 2,365
Posted By Trumpet
Definately do not like your new...

Definately do not like your new society.........makes you want to organise a mass ride through Kirkby Mallory...........every weekend for a year or two!
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Sep-2013, 23:15
Replies: 76
Views: 13,174
Posted By Trumpet
The truth is that Knockhill is still 3 hours away...

The truth is that Knockhill is still 3 hours away from where I am anyway, so yea 'avin a larf. Also as Simon points out, like everyone else I would sooner see full grids at all the rounds.
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 24-Sep-2013, 00:42
Replies: 76
Views: 13,174
Posted By Trumpet
Open space and mountains you want! Well quite a...

Open space and mountains you want! Well quite a bit further North than Watford Gap in the land of Knockhill......................................:lol:
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 21-Sep-2013, 17:53
Replies: 76
Views: 13,174
Posted By Trumpet
Sunny Scotland??????????????

Don't know what the weather has been like in Glasgow for the last few weeks but since I got back from Brands it has rained every day here in Oban!
I will be going to Knockhill for some track days...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 16-Sep-2013, 01:10
Replies: 27
Views: 4,009
Posted By Trumpet
Doh! I suppose that means...

Doh! I suppose that means detention.....again!

So if the formula used to find the distance (s) which an object travels with a given initial velocity (u) and acceleration (a) for a given time...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 13-Sep-2013, 22:33
Replies: 27
Views: 4,009
Posted By Trumpet
So to deal with a vampire it's a steak in the...

So to deal with a vampire it's a steak in the heart, and now I find out that to deal with a ghost it's a pork chop up the nose!
Funny what you learn in DD

My only problem is that first, you have to...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 13-Sep-2013, 09:54
Replies: 27
Views: 4,009
Posted By Trumpet
I've got one of those i.q. thingys, my Mum and...

I've got one of those i.q. thingys, my Mum and Dad gave it as a birth day present, but to be honest have not really used it, especially when racing when I just leave it at home!
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Sep-2013, 23:33
Replies: 78
Views: 11,099
Posted By Trumpet
Oban, about 2 hours North West of Glasgow. Told...

Oban, about 2 hours North West of Glasgow. Told you it was a long way from anywhere! But would probably fit some family visiting in a same time.

Have a look at Overlander Trail Tours, the chap who...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Sep-2013, 18:06
Replies: 78
Views: 11,099
Posted By Trumpet
Sounds good to me!

Everywhere is a long way for me, but love off roading so I am up for it!
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Sep-2013, 15:43
Replies: 27
Views: 4,009
Posted By Trumpet
Join the unruly mob at the back of the bus!

Never mind the two racing snakes who have won their respective championships, all they have is; speed, energy, skill, youth, a lack of fear and the ability to buy slim Italian off the peg leathers...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 12-Sep-2013, 13:47
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By Trumpet
Brands = Oooooh shiiiiiii......phew!

Firstly, I would like to say sorry I could not stay for the prize giving after the last race, I do like to support all the winners, but faced with 10 hours drive we just wanted to get going asap, I...
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 27-Aug-2013, 01:19
Replies: 27
Views: 3,219
Posted By Trumpet
There is nothing close to...

There is nothing close to Scotland.......especially Brands! 523 miles...Bugger!
Forum: DesmoDue - General Questions and Chat 08-Aug-2013, 02:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By Trumpet
Defy Mrs H.....there go the love spuds then!

Defy Mrs H.....are you mad?
She is handy with shotgun, top 3 finisher in European Archery championship, now keeps rare breed sheep and can castrate a Ram with so much ease it makes me feel very...
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