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    Thread: Most classic TT replicas?
Post: RE: Most classic TT replicas?

Had a quick look and we think the most likely candidates are Dave Madsen-Mygdal, Phil McGurk and Doug Snow.
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 4,820 28-08-2016, 08:30 PM
    Thread: Most classic TT replicas?
Post: Most classic TT replicas?

Ok here's a questions for any of the statisticians out there.  For the Manx and TT replicas have always been one of the big targets for a lot of the field and in days gone were often a good indicator ...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 4,820 27-08-2016, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Suter's 195bhp 500cc GP bike you can buy!
Post: RE: Suter's 195bhp 500cc GP bike you can buy!

Saw this a couple of days ago, got love it. Only problem is finding an eccentric millionaire who’s going to buy me one to race at the Manx!
smokey125 General Discussion 1 4,175 30-09-2015, 12:58 PM
    Thread: Peter Symes - Updated with Benefit Night News.
Post: RE: Peter Symes

Wishing Peter the best for a good recovery. Some of his crew were gracious enough to help me out with my pit stop in the lightweight.
smokey125 Events, Fundraising, Sponsorship 8 13,564 15-09-2015, 09:37 PM
    Thread: Just a thought?
Post: RE: Just a thought?

Can't imagine the organisers turning an entry for one down. Equally I can't imagine anyone running one. From what I remember the replica ones didn't go that well! I can't see it being easy getting one...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 5 15,313 15-09-2015, 09:28 PM
    Thread: Age limit change
Post: RE: Age limit change

Kursaal as per my first post. In 93 the age limit for the Manx was 40 for all classes except the classics. I'm fairly certain that the TT was 55. Being a newcomer had nothing to do with it. When Mick...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 13 27,688 05-08-2015, 07:51 PM
    Thread: rider names/number
Post: RE: rider names/number

I'm not aware of any published list. In previous years there has been lists on the website but I can't find anything.
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 5 10,295 05-08-2015, 07:02 PM
    Thread: Age limit change
Post: RE: Age limit change

I was always lead to believe that the age limit at the Manx was to make people move onto the TT. The Manx age limit was 40 and I'm fairly sure the TT was 55. In 92 the age limit was 40 my dad was spon...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 13 27,688 03-08-2015, 11:22 PM
    Thread: TT Newcomers - their finish position in the MGP - hypothetical question
Post: RE: TT Newcomers - their finish position in the MG...

Don't forget in all this that due to the restricted practice at the Manx a lot of the newcomers will be starting their race with half the amount of practice that a TT newcomer gets.
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 19 56,523 26-06-2015, 07:54 PM
    Thread: What would you like to see changed for next year?
Post: RE: What would you like to see changed for next ye...

(24-06-2015, 11:07 AM)c iom tt Wrote: I will finish with a question. Is it any safer in the pit lane with the speed limiter, or should we go back to the stop box?  Yes it’s massively safer in the pi...
smokey125 General Discussion 203 287,635 24-06-2015, 02:29 PM
    Thread: Fire proof pit overalls specification
Post: RE: Fire proof pit overalls specification

Thanks Splashdown, beetroot, that’s what I was looking for. Before the regs were published I suspected that the refuellers suit would have to be a higher spec than last year’s Manx as the initial spe...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 43 72,255 24-06-2015, 02:10 PM
    Thread: Fire proof pit overalls specification
Post: RE: Fire proof pit overalls specification

Kursaal I'm aware of what the regs are asking for. It's not that dissimilar to last years. Gloves have to be higher spec and everyone has to wear a balaclava. The balaclava's aren't too much of a prob...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 43 72,255 23-06-2015, 11:20 PM
    Thread: Fire proof pit overalls specification
Post: RE: Fire proof pit overalls specification

Splashdown I had heard that several people had issues with the mechanics overalls/suits not meeting the requirements at the TT. Is there any chance you could let us know what specs the suit was made t...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 43 72,255 23-06-2015, 04:00 PM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

Thank you Malcolm, I've always found the site to be a very interesting and informative one. Although I don't post very often (always taken the view if you've not got something worth saying don't bothe...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 90 115,568 17-06-2015, 08:22 PM
    Thread: GM Speeding on Pit Row
Post: RE: GM Speeding on Pit Row

To put this into perspective the difference in time over 100m between 60Km/h and 55Km/h is 0.6s. I would guess the pit lane is somewhere between 100m-200m nearer 100m. So you can choose to push your l...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 33,438 10-06-2015, 11:39 AM
    Thread: GM Speeding on Pit Row
Post: RE: GM Speeding on Pit Row

Seen this one discussed a lot of times here are a few simple statements about the whole pit lane speed limit. First and foremost as a rider/helper who has been both sides of the process with most of ...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 33,438 09-06-2015, 01:33 PM
    Thread: Hutchy's Back
Post: RE: Hutchy's Back

Simply don’t get the logic of saying 5 in a week is over hyped due to others having problems. You could probably say that about at least half of TT win, even more so in the days when bikes were less ...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 51 83,086 22-05-2015, 04:37 PM
    Thread: Scrutineering Stickers
Post: RE: Scrutineering Stickers

(01-05-2015, 02:58 PM)Evilkinevil-15 Wrote: Thanks Smokey, have just popped to Stapels in my lunchbreak and have purchased a range of small stickers like your link, just need to have a play with th...
smokey125 General Discussion 4 9,629 01-05-2015, 06:02 PM
    Thread: Scrutineering Stickers
Post: RE: Scrutineering Stickers

This is about the best idea I could come up with! http://www.staples.co.uk/inkjet-labels-a...ber=421663 You would have to check the size they come it a huge range of sizes! It’s what I think a lot of...
smokey125 General Discussion 4 9,629 01-05-2015, 11:17 AM
    Thread: Protech garage/shelter
Post: Protech garage/shelter

I have a Protech garage/shelter. This is a very tough stable temporary shelter/gazebo type thing. Not sure of exact size but it is easily big enough to get a small car in and have space to work on it....
smokey125 Miscellaneous For Sale 0 2,949 07-04-2015, 07:50 PM
    Thread: Irish Racer magazines
Post: Irish Racer magazines

I have a pile of Irish Racer magazines. I would guess about 30 in total from 2008 to 2011.  Free to anyone who is happy to cover the postage costs. Anything over the postage cost goes into the racing ...
smokey125 Miscellaneous For Sale 0 2,644 07-04-2015, 07:27 PM
    Thread: Was Davies lucky?
Post: Was Davies lucky?

I know this is likely to be an unpopular opinion but I think Davies was very lucky not to get penalised following superpole. I'm no fan of the politics and intervention of the stewards in F1 but if a ...
smokey125 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 2,846 21-02-2015, 06:34 PM
    Thread: Youngest and Oldest riders
Post: RE: Youngest and Oldest riders

Comments on several posts comiong up I hope I keep them in the right order! I am fairly sure Les Judkins is still racing at CRMC he certainly appears in the results this year! According to Wiki and th...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 76,540 31-12-2014, 03:10 PM
    Thread: Jump start
Post: RE: Jump start

(15-12-2014, 08:21 PM)Matjac Wrote: Can you jump start with Transponder times? Yes and no! Yes you can still jump start, but the way bike grids are done the transponders won't pick it up, it's still...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 18,779 16-12-2014, 02:48 PM
    Thread: Ballig Bridge
Post: RE: Ballig Bridge

Ok I understand where you mean now, never was any good at place names! On a classic, the bike just feels a little light going over there. Just shows how much the course has changed. Makes the speeds ...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 76,535 16-12-2014, 02:39 PM
    Thread: Ballig Bridge
Post: RE: Ballig Bridge

(11-12-2014, 05:38 PM)Splashdown Wrote: It's definitely Ballagarraghan. Well done Dougboy! I was going to say that having looked at it again I think I’m wrong, more likely to be coming out of Crosby...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 76,535 11-12-2014, 06:05 PM
    Thread: Photography drones
Post: RE: Photography drones

Can't see it happening for a long time. Improvements in gyro's and other radio control tech has made them possible but they still have to be piloted. Only any good all the time you have good line of s...
smokey125 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 17 28,845 11-12-2014, 02:11 PM
    Thread: Ballig Bridge
Post: RE: Ballig Bridge

I would of said that was Ballacrye.
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 76,535 11-12-2014, 02:01 PM
    Thread: IOM TT replicas on Ebay
Post: RE: IOM TT replicas on Ebay

I agree with splashdown. I know the cost of a replica and my family have put a huge amount into racing over the years but I would never consider getting rid of them. They take pride of place in the tr...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 41 72,424 26-11-2014, 02:07 PM
    Thread: MGP 2012 entry's
Post: RE: MGP 2012 entry's

Do yours have pit crew on as well? On my log on it says entry accepted, paddock space under consideration and pit crew under consideration! So does that mean I have to do my own pit stop!
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 9 14,723 20-06-2012, 11:25 PM
    Thread: Olli Linsdell
Post: RE: Olli Linsdell

(02-04-2011, 06:14 PM)David Linsdell Wrote: There were definately alot of very sudden falls with not alot of warning from the tyres; the guy who I hit went down so fast, but we were barely leant ove...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 15 26,464 03-04-2011, 02:32 PM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: RE: Qualifying times

(30-03-2011, 10:48 PM)Jan Grainger Wrote: (29-03-2011, 07:00 PM)smokey125 Wrote: Imagine what would happen in you had Ryan, Guy, Olie, MDunlop all go round at 117-120 in practice very possible. Se...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 22 36,957 02-04-2011, 10:59 AM
    Thread: Olli Linsdell
Post: RE: Olli Linsdell

(01-04-2011, 01:36 PM)Tomcat Wrote: The surface did look pretty slick, but then you'd expect that from brand new tarmac. To be honest I think the major problem was the cold and hazy conditions whic...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 15 26,464 02-04-2011, 09:01 AM
    Thread: Olli Linsdell
Post: RE: Olli Linsdell

(30-03-2011, 08:09 PM)ammo Wrote: (29-03-2011, 06:45 PM)smokey125 Wrote: (29-03-2011, 01:22 AM)Carole Wrote: in mitigation there were 40 incidents during the week-end, 19 of them were at Edwina'...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 15 26,464 30-03-2011, 08:15 PM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: RE: Qualifying times

I see many problems with this. I can understand what they are trying to acheive but it has as many things against it as for it. Last year my 125 blew the rear unit in first practice I had only done 2 ...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 22 36,957 29-03-2011, 07:00 PM
    Thread: Olli Linsdell
Post: RE: Olli Linsdell

(29-03-2011, 01:22 AM)Carole Wrote: in mitigation there were 40 incidents during the week-end, 19 of them were at Edwina's, safety improvements at there best!!! I'm also nursing a sore sholder fro...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 15 26,464 29-03-2011, 06:45 PM
    Thread: Classic GP Paddock
Post: RE: Classic GP Paddock

I suspect it will be much the same as or an enlargement of the "Classic Paddock" they had at last years Manx up by the holding area/parc ferme.
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 4,127 08-03-2011, 03:05 PM
    Thread: Bits lost Manx
Post: RE: Bits lost Manx

Thanks for that Jo. Didn’t think there was much chance but had to ask. Ah that would be some of those infamous slotted Honda crankcases! Hopefully not but you may end up losing most of the rest of ...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 8,515 23-09-2010, 01:29 PM
    Thread: Bits lost Manx
Post: Bits lost Manx

I have posted this on other forums but the more I ask I suppose the more chance I have of getting lucky! On the Monday of race week at the Manx we managed to either leave/lose my pressure gauge and pu...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 8,515 16-09-2010, 09:11 PM
    Thread: MGP Start Numbers
Post: RE: MGP Start Numbers

(05-07-2010, 03:31 PM)Jeff Kirby Wrote: This is correct and refers to the Monza type filler caps. A "R" clip must be fitted around the hook of the spring catch to prevent accidental opening during r...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 31 40,590 05-07-2010, 06:58 PM
    Thread: MGP Start Numbers
Post: RE: MGP Start Numbers

Somebody has posted that they have there start numbers on another forum. So they may be sat on your door step when you get home. Be good to know what the fuel cap issue is and what caps it applied t...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 31 40,590 05-07-2010, 12:57 PM
    Thread: MGP Start Numbers
Post: RE: MGP Start Numbers

If memory serves me correctly it's usually few weeks after the TT. So shouldn't be too far away I hope. Have you got your new fairings sorted? 8 weeks I think, that means 8 weeks to lose a stone s...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 31 40,590 23-06-2010, 01:34 PM
    Thread: So they should it was a disgrace
Post: RE: So they should it was a disgrace

(14-12-2009, 08:56 PM)Tomcat Wrote: I don't think we will ever reach agreement on this but maybe by airing our collective views some others may be tempted to rekindle their interest, or at least fin...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 67 107,880 17-12-2009, 02:36 PM
    Thread: Buy now, pay later deal is scrapped for fans of MGP
Post: RE: Buy now, pay later deal is scrapped for fans o...

I’m doing it the other way round. Entries were cheaper than the ferry. Not going to book the ferry until after my entry is accepted. If entries go up so much that they are more than the ferry I doub...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 2 4,918 04-12-2009, 03:04 PM
    Thread: So they should it was a disgrace
Post: RE: So they should it was a disgrace

Tomcat you need to check the regs. Current TT riders and past Manx winners are allowed to ride in all Manx classes except the Junior and Senior. A few thoughts, TT riders have always been allowed in...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 67 107,880 04-12-2009, 02:58 PM
    Thread: Billown TT Races 2010 - No 125/250 Classes ?
Post: RE: Billown TT Races 2010 - No 125/250 Classes ?

Ultimately it comes down to time and money. Two things I don't have enough of! For me the TT set up worked I got to race against the best riders, got good value for money and it only needed two days...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 13 13,285 04-12-2009, 02:49 PM
    Thread: Billown TT Races 2010 - No 125/250 Classes ?
Post: RE: Billown TT Races 2010 - No 125/250 Classes ?

I’m really disappointed thoroughly enjoyed this years event, looks like it will be my first and last visit to the Billwon circuit. :icon_cry: I can sort of see the logic, it’s the easiest thing for t...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 13 13,285 27-11-2009, 02:16 PM
    Thread: So they should it was a disgrace
Post: RE: So they should it was a disgrace

The rules now don’t really state anything other than it must be of a type used in the period. They used to state that “factory or works” replicas weren’t allowed along with replicas of things such as ...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 67 107,880 10-11-2009, 02:44 PM
    Thread: 2010 Manx Grand Prix
Post: RE: 2010 Manx Grand Prix

I can’t remember a year when at least one session hasn’t been lost for some reason. In my brothers 1st year he did 19 laps including the race (when they still had mornings and Thursday afternoon) tha...
smokey125 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 19,434 10-11-2009, 02:02 PM
    Thread: TT course lenght and lap records
Post: RE: TT course lenght and lap records

Interesting question Marco. There have been several discussions over the years about length but I’ve never seen anybody highlight the point you have. As a thought is it possible that there has been a ...
smokey125 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 23,938 09-11-2009, 02:10 PM