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    Thread: Aermacchi Spokes
Post: RE: Aermacchi Spokes

Rear wheel problems are not unheard of. My friend had a 350 Aermacchi which use to loosen the rear wheel bearings in the hub which meant a loctite bearing fit job every day. The 250 rear hub cracked...
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 3 7,149 11-03-2017, 07:18 PM
    Thread: Classic TT: when is a classic not a classic ?
Post: RE: Classic TT: when is a classic not a classic ?

If  you remove the cylinder head.
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 19 31,258 20-09-2016, 07:31 PM
    Thread: Newcomers
Post: RE: Newcomers

They should get 8 or 9 laps. There are a couple of sessions where they might get 2 laps (40 minute sessions ) if they get out in the lead bunch. Also there is a 2 lap session on Saturday. They will...
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 4,817 16-07-2016, 05:57 PM
    Thread: Just a thought?
Post: RE: Just a thought?

Cost might be a factor for something that you could only use at the Manx or Pre TT because of the not inconsiderable noise issues.  I believe the ACU grant a dispensation for those meetings/circuits. ...
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 5 15,288 15-09-2015, 12:08 PM
    Thread: Technical Infringements
Post: RE: Technical Infringements

I have no problem with not having a mobile phone in the pit lane, but the schoreboard should be replaced or at least superseded with big screens thatgive all info to pit crew so we know when our man i...
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 29 52,869 02-09-2015, 04:59 PM
    Thread: F1 technical spec
Post: RE: F1 technical spec

If anyone wants to win that desperately then they have some issues. The are only deceiving the person that matters - themselves.  
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 33 54,909 23-08-2015, 03:15 PM
    Thread: MGP Tea hut meet up
Post: RE: MGP Tea hut meet up

Rich - it's Tuesday of Race Week now.
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 21 31,548 21-08-2015, 08:56 PM
    Thread: F1 technical spec
Post: RE: F1 technical spec

Creg - that's true, but the trouble with F1 technical regs was that they seemed to change depending on who was asking the question or who the question was being asked about !!  At least now the regs a...
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 33 54,909 20-08-2015, 01:29 PM
    Thread: Just like old days
Post: RE: Just like old days

Or let the TT lads have their classic race in June and leave the August Classics to the true amateurs.  Now there's a thought.
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 12 26,375 19-08-2015, 12:06 AM
    Thread: Medical Services
Post: RE: Medical Services

Should the need arise to put the marshal operation out to tender and should any profit be generated from that operation and not be put back directly into the marshal operation, there would be 2 marsh...
canamant General Discussion 5 7,667 18-08-2015, 06:35 PM
    Thread: Just like old days
Post: RE: Just like old days

Don' forget the Manx Grand Prix of course, Newcomers, Lightweight, Supertwin, Junior and Senior.
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 12 26,375 18-08-2015, 06:25 PM
    Thread: MGP Tea hut meet up
Post: RE: MGP Tea hut meet up

Official response is oversubscribed and existing riders chosen on lap speeds.  I seriously hope no-one goes slower than 99mph in the F1 this year or breaks down.  I got screwed in the Supertwin class ...
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 21 31,548 16-08-2015, 11:47 PM
    Thread: MGP Tea hut meet up
Post: RE: MGP Tea hut meet up

I'll come along too.  I've got plenty of time on my hands again this year.
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 21 31,548 14-08-2015, 08:30 PM
    Thread: What would you like to see changed for next year?
Post: RE: What would you like to see changed for next ye...

The Nortons sound like a top fuel dragster  spitting and popping and banging.  The Honda sixes sound special too.  You'd never get a 4 cylinder bike to sound as haunting even with 4 separate pipes.
canamant General Discussion 203 287,170 05-07-2015, 11:46 PM
    Thread: TT course knowledge
Post: RE: TT course knowledge

A bit late of me to reply - but thank you Silja.  There are plenty of places on the Course where we call different sections of the Course by the same name, and have different names for the same sectio...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 64 1,019,025 20-06-2015, 12:44 AM
    Thread: 100th Senior TT
Post: RE: 100th Senior TT

Isn't the Senior TT trophy the one awarded at the first TT race in 1907 ? This year was the 96th event and as the Senior trophy has been awarded at each event (although maybe not called the Senior e...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 20,342 20-06-2015, 12:22 AM
    Thread: Site Registrations
Post: RE: Site Registrations

Agreed Anthony Stock
canamant ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 30 48,289 19-06-2015, 01:59 PM
    Thread: Honda Unveil Road Going RC213V
Post: RE: Honda Unveil Road Going RC213V

To run in Superbike Honda would have to make a lot more bikes.  A run of 200 probably wouldn't be enough as you couldn't class this as a homologation special as there are no base models.
canamant General Discussion 4 7,171 18-06-2015, 12:36 PM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

Thanks Malcolm.  We could all see that something was going wrong, but had no idea that those issues were just the tip of the iceberg.  Freedom to discuss and express yourself also comes with responsib...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 90 115,226 18-06-2015, 12:08 AM
    Thread: That's it then.
Post: RE: That's it then.

That is the dress rehearsal over.  Roll on August and the main event.
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 52,220 17-06-2015, 12:32 AM
    Thread: Fitness test for injured riders.
Post: RE: Fitness test for injured riders.

Doctor has to see them - at the top of the control tower !
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,269 12-06-2015, 11:24 AM
    Thread: PAINT THE KERBS!
Post: RE: PAINT THE KERBS!

Don't know what that line is but the start line and chequered flag is about 50 yards earlier at the timekeepers' hut. 
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 36 57,111 11-06-2015, 01:27 PM
    Thread: GM Speeding on Pit Row
Post: RE: GM Speeding on Pit Row

Smokey, surely the speed/rpm limiter can't brake for you.  It can't bring you down to the set engine rpm but can only stop you from going through it on the way up.  They must have to judge the speed s...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 33,371 10-06-2015, 12:57 PM
    Thread: GM Speeding on Pit Row
Post: RE: GM Speeding on Pit Row

Smokey - I knew the pit lane system used the ground loops but I thought the set up opportunities were just using the radar system during the one or two sessions when we were sent out through the pitla...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 33,371 10-06-2015, 10:44 AM
    Thread: GM Speeding on Pit Row
Post: RE: GM Speeding on Pit Row

Limiters are useless if the rider is going faster than the limiter is set at when he activates it.  It doesn't slow you down, just stops you accelerating past the set point.  You need to slow below th...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 33,371 09-06-2015, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Didn't expect to see this
Post: RE: Didn't expect to see this

Didn't do their homework though. No mention of Carolynn Sells in the who's who section.
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 5,304 03-06-2015, 12:19 PM
    Thread: bikes on ferry - what to take
Post: RE: bikes on ferry - what to take

Strap one of the rucksacks to the tank and the other across the panniers behind the pillion. Passengers wearing rucksacks is a bad move in my opinion. It raises the CoG, the passenger will get more ...
canamant General Discussion 14 48,065 28-05-2015, 12:09 PM
    Thread: Marshalling
Post: RE: Marshalling

Eddie is right. I've marshalled for 10 years and competed in 4 Manx Grand Prix so I'v eseen it from both sides. It can be very rewarding. You will get the best training, support of everyone around y...
canamant General Discussion 17 31,245 27-05-2015, 08:15 PM
    Thread: TT course knowledge
Post: RE: TT course knowledge

(27-05-2015, 12:06 PM)SILJA Wrote: Now changed information at the post Keppel Gate. Changed to The left hander is as well known as Clarke's corner. Satisfied Ian Huntley? I tend to think of Keppel G...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 64 1,019,025 27-05-2015, 01:54 PM
    Thread: Steam Packet - Marshal's Priority Booking
Post: RE: Steam Packet - Marshal's Priority Booking

What is classed as a session ? Practice night classed as one, race day classed as 2 for marshals. Will this be carried over to the Manx Grand prix as well ?
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 43 51,245 20-05-2015, 01:09 PM
    Thread: maximum start number
Post: RE: maximum start number

Classic TT limited to 70 starters too so I believe.
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 20,784 29-04-2015, 06:21 PM
    Thread: Conker Trees
Post: RE: Conker Trees

I think the cows are used to people and some people are used to cows.    Last year there was a picture of a marshal wisping off a new born calf who was struggling to get free.  Great picture that was.
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 60,178 29-04-2015, 06:17 PM
    Thread: TT Grandstand scoreboard, doomed?
Post: RE: TT Grandstand scoreboard, doomed?

Although the scoreboard is part of the Manx and the TT, it doesn't now give the information that the pit crews require.  Live timing is becoming essential for pit crews but is almost impossible to acc...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 21,619 14-01-2015, 05:19 PM
    Thread: Rain lights for Solo Road Race machines
Post: RE: Rain lights for Solo Road Race machines

This is for all tarmac racing, not just the TT or MGP.
canamant General Discussion 8 10,549 08-01-2015, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Post Classic Regs
Post: RE: Post Classic Regs

Ok then.  The 2014 Regs are on the Classic TT part of iomtt.com under competitors In short the F2 class is 126cc - 350cc 2strokes in 2 groups.  1/1/68 to 31/1/86 and 1/1/87 to 31/12/92 4 strokes twi...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 59 92,991 08-01-2015, 12:12 AM
    Thread: Classic tt parade lap
Post: RE: Classic tt parade lap

I'd be wary if I was you Steady the Edward.  They send you out in batches which are not based on qualification times !!!!
canamant Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 31 53,988 07-01-2015, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Post Classic Regs
Post: RE: Post Classic Regs

To me it's becoming obvious that the F1 race is becoming more of a popular spectacle than a period race.  I've no problems with replicas being built and used but they should be faithful replicas.  In ...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 59 92,991 07-01-2015, 01:22 AM
    Thread: Lowest point on the course
Post: RE: Lowest point on the course

(24-12-2014, 07:36 PM)cregnybaa Wrote: When i rode two strokes there when they were the thing to have, you could sort of breath a sigh of rellief after the highlander you sort of knew that if they w...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 37 79,199 25-12-2014, 09:32 PM
    Thread: Jump start
Post: RE: Jump start

A jump start would be pretty difficult to do.  You have Paul's hand on your shoulder, his voice telling you if you have anything other than a 10 second wait, then THE TAP, the starter waving his flag ...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 18,729 15-12-2014, 02:55 PM
    Thread: Bike hire on IOM?
Post: RE: Bike hire on IOM?

Anyone got any idea whether you could even get insurance for a Manx registered bike if you don't have a Manx address ?  You would also have to have a Manx address to register it at.
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 30 73,777 01-12-2014, 09:52 PM
    Thread: Marshals on this Forum?
Post: RE: Marshals on this Forum?

Uncle Buck - we did the Manx at Crosby crossroads for a good few years with Arthur and Bob.
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 52 123,310 29-11-2014, 11:41 PM
    Thread: Christmas is coming
Post: RE: Christmas is coming

My present to myself will be to lose another 2 stone by April to go with the 3 stone I've lost since July.  Far cheaper and more effective than engine tuning goodies.  Roll on 2015.
canamant General Discussion 30 37,682 25-11-2014, 11:55 PM
    Thread: Marshals on this Forum?
Post: RE: Marshals on this Forum?

Mine came along with me from 14. CSM made pragmatic decision that he couldn't be left by himself so he could join us at our "safe" location as long as he stayed in the area where we were standing (and...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 52 123,310 25-11-2014, 05:34 PM
    Thread: Competitor course information
Post: RE: Competitor course information

Although I'd been to the IOM for may years on holiday I never learned my way around the course as a course, just roads between places I wanted to be. Over 22 years I had done precisely 3 laps on a mot...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 64 127,758 24-11-2014, 11:09 PM
    Thread: Manx Radio TT
Post: RE: Manx Radio TT

Yes they should.  With the start numbers I had - mid 50s - I never got to see the presentations and applaud the winners and finishers.  
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 14,466 23-11-2014, 04:59 PM
    Thread: TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR 2015 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES
Post: RE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR 2015 ISLE OF MAN TT RAC...

Fan experience ? Best viewing experience is behind the handlebars of a race bike - and money alone can't buy that. Second best is covered in orange in a hedge anywhere around the course with a flask...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 11,492 22-11-2014, 12:09 AM
    Thread: SILJA Last Poster
Post: SILJA Last Poster

Quite fitting I thought that SILJA had the privilege of closing down the other site.
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 36,696 21-11-2014, 07:25 PM
    Thread: Brookes to miss T.T. 2015
Post: RE: Brookes to miss T.T. 2015

Whose decision was this ? JB or SM ?
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 15,297 21-11-2014, 12:39 AM
    Thread: IOMTT Forum Closure
Post: RE: IOMTT Forum Closure

Canamant reporting for duty. Good to see the old names transferred over. Who's this NickJ then ???!! (20-11-2014, 07:11 PM)NickJ Wrote: Well I made it across, thank you Malcolm, and well done for ...
canamant TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 244 405,074 21-11-2014, 12:31 AM