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    Thread: Advice about Marshaling
Post: RE: Advice about Marshaling

........also, you can introduce yourself on the Marshal's Forum within this link. http://www.between-the-hedges.com/phpbb3...425400c9b4 Don't forget to sign-up for one of the Incident Management Cou...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 5,126 13-11-2011, 05:33 PM
    Thread: Engine stripping
Post: RE: Engine stripping

:icon_biggrin:I know that it's not entering the debate but I have measured, faily accurately, the displacement of old OHV engines using a fluid. The fluid used being SAE 50 oil (To minimise leakage p...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 34 38,697 01-10-2011, 04:02 PM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

Going back to first principals, the original concept of the TT (remember Tourist Trophy) was to test, compare and prove motor cycles under the most severe and difficult "road" conditions. (Off road ra...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,642 18-09-2011, 05:36 PM
    Thread: Klaffi retires from racing
Post: RE: Klaffi retires from racing

Does anyone know what Dan's plans may be for the future?
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,159 18-09-2011, 05:01 PM
    Thread: Who is out there
Post: RE: Who is out there

:huh::huh::huh::huh::icon_biggrin::icon_biggrin::icon_biggrin::icon_biggrin:
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 8,987 18-09-2011, 04:56 PM
    Thread: is this a joke or what?
Post: RE: is this a joke or what?

Sorry Ade, I was not complaining, or being Holier than thou :angel:, just putting out some little known information to the valued members of this illustrious forum. A sense of humour is still a major...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 10,748 18-09-2011, 04:48 PM
    Thread: is this a joke or what?
Post: RE: is this a joke or what?

The Binladdin name is a very old one, originating in Yemen. The old time Yeminis were good traders (Spices and Perfumes, including Frankincense and Myrrh) and since there used to be an open border be...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 10,748 12-09-2011, 08:22 AM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

I can remember sidecar outfits circulating in heavy rain and throwing up spray looking like speed boats :icon_eek:. As Ian has reminded us, the mountain course is so varied that no one can be sure o...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,642 03-09-2011, 03:22 PM
    Thread: TT World Series
Post: RE: TT World Series

During 2005 / 2006, the Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia) administration attempted to stage a Mini "TT" during their September 2006 Festival of Speed Week. :meeting1: The plan for a race on the public...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 7,491 28-07-2011, 07:12 AM
    Thread: TT 2011 DVD
Post: RE: TT 2011 DVD

I'm ordering a copy when I get back to the UK. (If Ian says it's good then it must be good). I will also order a copy of a film that I saw way back in the '50s, "The Right Line". I watched the 16mm f...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 2,996 21-07-2011, 06:53 AM
    Thread: OILSPILLS
Post: RE: OILSPILLS

Being a relatively new member of the "Orange Army", I had asked many times which is best, cement powder or the coconut brown stuff. I never really received a conclusive answer other than comments that...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,687 18-07-2011, 07:33 AM
    Thread: For TT 2012 ?
Post: RE: For TT 2012 ?

(14-07-2011, 06:22 PM)ian huntly Wrote: Is it true that these hovercraft will be at the 2012 TT ? http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2011/Sachsenring+preevent It will make a change from Subarus !!! Ho...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 4,844 16-07-2011, 03:49 PM
    Thread: IOM TT 2011
Post: RE: IOM TT 2011

Hmm, as a relative "Newbie" to the IoM, (first visit TT 1967 - 20 years less than Ian :icon_biggrin:), I still feel that the race days this year were diluted with the car events. This was mainly due t...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 31 38,968 10-07-2011, 07:31 AM
    Thread: Black and White kerbs
Post: RE: Black and White kerbs

As a visitor, I must confess that I did not notice that the kerbs were lacking fresh paint. There again, I am a relatively slow rider so would not be using up all available road space :icon_eek: On t...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 7,822 06-10-2010, 03:38 PM
    Thread: Moto Cysz C1 FOUR stroke !
Post: RE: Moto Cysz C1 FOUR stroke !

Hmmm, the Ariel Square Four had contra-rotating crankshafts, albeit across the Frame. George Brough's Brough Superior "Golden Dream" had in-line contra-rotating cranks, one above the other, for the h...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 6,504 10-08-2010, 09:34 AM
    Thread: Should TT be Banned
Post: RE: Should TT be Banned

Such statistics need to be taken in context. The following link reveals some interesting facts :icon_eek: http://www.rock-climbing-for-life.com/mo...eaths.html Quote: A study was conducted from 192...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 11,466 04-07-2010, 04:45 PM
    Thread: CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SHOW AUCTION
Post: RE: CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SHOW AUCTION

(13-10-2009, 11:26 AM)ian huntly Wrote: 18th October at Stafford County Showground. A fine selection of over 190 machines are to be auctioned. I wish I hadn't spent all me money on wine, women and...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 3,315 14-10-2009, 02:09 PM
    Thread: Classic bikes
Post: RE: Classic bikes

I would support Bill's enthusiasm for the recent MGP VMCC gatering at Jurby. Yes, I got just as wet as everyone else but such a gathering, with real bikes being used under power may compensate a bit ...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 9,647 06-10-2009, 03:32 PM
    Thread: This site,
Post: RE: This site,

I am a farther "infrequent" poster but always looked up to the senior members on here, particularly if there were any historic or technical related threads running. I really appreciated the efforts ...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 30 34,113 06-10-2009, 03:03 PM
    Thread: TTFAN in Hospital
Post: RE: TTFAN in Hospital

(30-09-2009, 12:22 PM)ian huntly Wrote: It makes yer think doesn't it. It's not that long ago that a patient went into hospital to have a similar op done....but they rolled him on his front to do th...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 28 31,866 06-10-2009, 02:28 PM
    Thread: PIT LANE SPEED CONTROL?
Post: RE: PIT LANE SPEED CONTROL?

I also can see problems if you try to calibrate your rev counter against a fixed speed for any particular speed. As has been said, two-strokes would need to keep slipping the clutch and blipping to cl...
Chris Maybury Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 28 40,008 27-07-2009, 01:20 PM
    Thread: TTFAN in Hospital
Post: RE: TTFAN in Hospital

(10-07-2009, 11:03 PM)ian huntly Wrote: My Dad has asked me to let you know that he is the ROYAL BERKSHIRE HOSPITAL Reading with a Thrombosed Artery in his left leg. He is in great pain and it a...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 28 31,866 11-07-2009, 03:43 PM
    Thread: Anyone got any stocks?
Post: RE: Anyone got any stocks?

Is this what you had in mind? [Image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b30/Si...titled.jpg] Taken in April at the St. Georges Day Ball, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This is what happend to me when I atten...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,053 25-06-2009, 08:58 AM
    Thread: MGPSC - many thanks
Post: RE: MGPSC - many thanks

Well done- - - - - - and an excellent exhibition it was. :) :)
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 4,513 25-06-2009, 08:28 AM
    Thread: TT 2009 and drinking and riding
Post: RE: TT 2009 and drinking and riding

Back to the original BOOZE issue, I was was camping at the Glenlough Farm site where a substantial "Beer Tent" was well patronised by the inmates. If I remember correctly (through the Guinness haze) ...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 7,764 25-06-2009, 08:23 AM
    Thread: USB Internet dongle
Post: RE: USB Internet dongle

I will be using a Pay-as-You-Go, Broadband, USB Dongle from the mobile service supplier, 3 It was about £29 from Maplin Electronics. I suspect the roaming charge will be high on the Island but it's on...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 9,279 25-05-2009, 08:44 AM
    Thread: For TTFan
Post: RE: For TTFan

Great effort, I just hope that they are using traditional "fully leaded" paint.:rolleyes:
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 4,438 16-05-2009, 08:56 AM
    Thread: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT ...

Like Jan, I've no time for "booers" at any sort of sporting event. I am sure that Rossi would have a hard time like anyone else learning the ultra complex TT Course but that would not make him any le...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 48 53,135 02-05-2009, 01:34 PM
    Thread: Possible Cancel of TT
Post: RE: Possible Cancellation of TT - Hope not

ian huntly Wrote:Let's all hope and pray that this Swine Flu is contained as soon as possible, I want the TT to be ON !! OINK OINK everyone, see you all soon ! No problem now, my little brother has s...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 5,948 02-05-2009, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Can it be renovated in time ?
Post: RE: Can it be renovated in time ?

Not actually the TT or IOM but there's an interesting old display board by the Start / Finish at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough. One of the very rare Road Racing Course in the UK. The Board was sponsore...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 7,716 26-04-2009, 03:47 PM
    Thread: Well done Mr Sprayson
Post: RE: Well done Mr Sprayson

Another Legend in his own lifetime. :youtheman: Ian, did you show Ken around in 1953 :rolleyes:
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 7,767 16-04-2009, 10:09 AM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

cargo Wrote:However I've had some special ones made just for me [Image: http://pro.corbis.com/images/CB001402.jp...ae53cba99}] Aha!! Sort of Hi Vis so that we can see what you are getting up to.:cens...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 38 37,822 13-04-2009, 05:03 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

I've not contributed much to this thread other than declaring a preference for alcohol fuels and castor based lubes (both renewable sources) I am generally in favour of electric powered vehicles and ...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 190,766 13-04-2009, 07:25 AM
    Thread: yamsel
Post: RE: yamsel

NickJ Wrote:Nice one MV. It doesn't seem 38 years ago to me either. I watched from the grandstand, with my right leg in plaster! My Dad was pretty chuffed, I can tell you. On the start line the fuel t...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 28,020 12-04-2009, 10:57 AM
    Thread: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009
Post: RE: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009

That's silly, how could you work out the time keeping.:bonk::rolleyes:
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 30 31,058 07-04-2009, 04:33 PM
    Thread: Warning to older fans
Post: RE: Warning to older fans

cargo Wrote:Clearly neither John nor Don has yet seen my staring role in a video recently released and available to all new marshalls.I await further abuse :P I wouldn't have recognised you as you ha...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 15,428 07-04-2009, 03:01 PM
    Thread: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009
Post: RE: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009

Several years ago (maybe about 20) I used to attend meetings of the Cotswold Section of the VMCC at the Staverton Airport Club House. It was a nice setting as I always believed that aeroplanes and mo...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 30 31,058 06-04-2009, 02:38 PM
    Thread: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009
Post: RE: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009

veefour Wrote:I remember they once had a Backwards at Brands Hatch meeting. If my memory is correct a certain SMB Hailwood won it. :App I was there! The meeting was nicknamed "Hands Bratch" in the wee...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 30 31,058 06-04-2009, 06:40 AM
    Thread: Warning to older fans
Post: RE: Warning to older fans

Don Simons Wrote:What the hell are "sarnies"? In Australia they are sunglasses. A bit more info for Don :- http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/S...istory.htm :Doh Come to think about it, since so ...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 15,428 05-04-2009, 07:27 AM
    Thread: ANY GOOD ISLE OF MAN TT BOOKS?
Post: RE: ANY GOOD ISLE OF MAN TT BOOKS?

Why not offer to fly our one and only Ian Huntly over to LA for a few weeks. You will need some big air cargo space for Ian's store of information. :):)
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 7,960 05-04-2009, 07:13 AM
    Thread: I'M OFF
Post: RE: I'M OFF

Cargo, there are some extra 2008 pictures of you posted here: http://www.flying-sparks.org/phpBB2/view...php?t=9605 :youtheman: Best regards Chris M
Chris Maybury Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 9 12,200 29-03-2009, 08:01 AM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

I am still of the firm opinion that the best option, using renewable energy and non-fossil stuff, is to have a TT Race using Methanol Fuel and Castor based Oil Lubricants.:yahoo::yahoo: What will ass...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 190,766 17-03-2009, 08:38 AM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

Alison, I know that it is early days yet but has anything emerged from the TTMA discussions regarding different risks, battery chemicals, high voltages, etc.
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 190,766 01-02-2009, 01:44 PM
    Thread: E.C.E. BARAGWANATH (EDWIN, TED)
Post: RE: E.C.E. BARAGWANATH (EDWIN, TED)

There is a good account of "Barry's" Brooklands exploits and successes featured in "Brough Superior - The Rolls Royce of Motor Cycles", by Ronald H. Clark, published in 1964.There's just over three pa...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 19 28,552 28-12-2008, 10:58 AM
    Thread: Halker Hall
Post: RE: The BSA cycle attachement

Bill Snelling Wrote:The BSA bolt-on engine was called the Winged Wheel, but not by those who bought one! Nearly as bad as the Vincent Firefly! Another monument to the British motorcycle industry Hmmm,...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 10,231 22-10-2008, 02:21 PM
    Thread: TopFoto - early TT images
Post: RE: TopFoto - early TT images

boakesey Wrote:- - - - - I just posted the link as I found it interesting to look at some of the very early stuff, from when I was a lass etc.. B Not in 1906, surely.:lmao :think
Chris Maybury ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 10 16,133 16-10-2008, 08:06 AM
    Thread: TopFoto - early TT images
Post: RE: TopFoto - early TT images

A very nice collection, Boakesey.:thup
Chris Maybury ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 10 16,133 09-10-2008, 07:45 AM
    Thread: Nostalgia = big money
Post: RE: Nostalgia = big money

boakesey Wrote:I'm pretty certain Tony East at ARE in Kirk Michael would be interested and would also have lots of useful contacts. Don't know if he uses this board, but he'd certainly be a good pers...
Chris Maybury TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 58 68,968 02-10-2008, 09:56 AM
    Thread: MGPSC Helicopter Fund donations
Post: RE: MGPSC Helicopter Fund donations

I don't wish to hijack Bill's thread but are figures published giving the amounts collected by the Steam Packet, for the Rob Vine Fund, during the return voyages. I saw many kids putting in their pre...
Chris Maybury Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 6,456 24-09-2008, 09:09 AM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

Are there any known "Rates of Absorbtion" for the materials as a fast dump of oil may allow spillage before it can be soaked up? On a fast moving bike, what effect on oil containment does the wind bl...
Chris Maybury Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,634 10-09-2008, 09:38 AM