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    Thread: Can someone tell me.
Post: RE: Can someone tell me.

Indeed YZF did start in 93 but the Bandit was much later too. I think it shows a lack of understanding more than anything. Another rider said the worst thing you can do is ask. If you think it's eligi...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 32 49,653 06-09-2015, 10:51 AM
    Thread: Can someone tell me.
Post: RE: Can someone tell me.

Funny how the XR's use Bandit and FJR engines as they look the same as engines of the era but when a friend of mine asked if he could use a YZF750 engine in an OW01 it was rejected. Even though they l...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 32 49,653 05-09-2015, 10:29 AM
    Thread: Can someone tell me.
Post: RE: Can someone tell me.

(03-09-2015, 11:04 PM)AntG Wrote: What sort of engine did the XR69 use to run back in the day? GS1000 I believe.
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 32 49,653 03-09-2015, 11:11 PM
    Thread: Technical Infringements
Post: RE: Technical Infringements

Russ Mountford announced on twitter that it was indeed the use of a mobile phone.
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 29 51,363 01-09-2015, 03:01 PM
    Thread: Technical Infringements
Post: Technical Infringements

Does anyone know why so many 30 second penalties we dealt out in the races yesterday for "technical infringements"? I heard the equally vague explanation that they had "something" in pit lane that the...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 29 51,363 01-09-2015, 12:33 PM
    Thread: F1 technical spec
Post: RE: F1 technical spec

(24-08-2015, 03:31 PM)V Twin Mechanic Wrote: In 1984 Tony Rutter finished third in the F1 TT race on our TT1 F1 Ducati, he was beaten by two factory Honda machines. During the post race scrutineerin...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 33 53,129 24-08-2015, 10:36 PM
    Thread: F1 technical spec
Post: RE: F1 technical spec

(24-08-2015, 02:58 PM)rc30alfie Wrote: But why would you need  to be competitive against the 1300s when the 750s are in a different class....??? Are they? They haven't been each year up to now. Prob...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 33 53,129 24-08-2015, 10:30 PM
    Thread: F1 technical spec
Post: RE: F1 technical spec

Of course. But if it makes for better racing.....well, that's what the event is all about. Why do you think that no bikes are stripped and verified? As Rossi would say, "it's all about the show".
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 33 53,129 24-08-2015, 12:24 PM
    Thread: F1 technical spec
Post: RE: F1 technical spec

But in the case of the 750's, the case is not so much cheating to beat other 750's but trying to be competitive against the 1300's.
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 33 53,129 24-08-2015, 11:23 AM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

George. Larry's reference to a Pirelli "Wet" is actually the name for the Pirelli Intermediate. It will do 4 laps of a dry track (just-for a quick rider). The Pirelli full wet is known as the "Rain"...
Rich TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,642 07-09-2011, 10:21 PM
    Thread: TT 09 Wheres the party?
Post: RE: TT 09 Wheres the party?

It doesn't matter if you both dislike a bit of nudity, the fact is that many people clearly did! You can never please everyone with one thing (this years racing excepted?) but you can offer everyone s...
Rich TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 25 27,459 13-06-2009, 11:24 PM
    Thread: TT 09 Wheres the party?
Post: RE: TT 09 Wheres the party?

The racing has been awesome Don. Absolutely staggering and a real classic. But if you get my point that without the crowds (and the money) then the TTs future could be bleak. The organisers do their b...
Rich TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 25 27,459 12-06-2009, 11:29 PM
    Thread: TT 09 Wheres the party?
Post: RE: TT 09 Wheres the party?

Cheers guys. Glad I'm not the only one to notice. Most of us would like to think of the TT as the home of motorcycling. Now attendance figures are often rough at best but how does it compare to say th...
Rich TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 25 27,459 11-06-2009, 03:50 PM
    Thread: TT 09 Wheres the party?
Post: TT 09 Wheres the party?

I've just come back from a weekend at the TT. Bit disappointed not to see any racing but these things happen. What has stunned me most is the lack of atmosphere. I'll set the scene here. I last visite...
Rich TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 25 27,459 08-06-2009, 09:31 AM
    Thread: UK’s fastest female road racer to make Isle of Man TT races debut
Post: RE: UK’s fastest female road racer to make Isle of...

cargo Wrote:Furthur update I've now heard that 65 Manx GP newcomers have visited the IOM in that past couple of months................... Let me type that again 65 That just has to be great news fo...
Rich TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 15,236 18-03-2009, 02:07 PM
    Thread: Machine Eligibility Questions.
Post: RE: Machine Eligibility Questions.

"Well said Tomcat i do think the manx is losing its way with this encouraging tt riders to do the manx so what are the organizers doing to encourage the regular manx riders who have supported the even...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 23 27,547 13-02-2009, 11:06 AM
    Thread: UK’s fastest female road racer to make Isle of Man TT races debut
Post: RE: UK’s fastest female road racer to make Isle of...

Jenny is a fast and talented rider and I hope she goes well. However, in general, I feel that most newcomers to the TT would be well advised to try the Manx first. I know there have been exceptional ...
Rich TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 15,236 12-02-2009, 02:08 PM
    Thread: Great News!
Post: RE: Great News!

I can see this post classic stuff going the way of the other classic classes. It'll be great to watch but from a competitors point of view it'll be big names on big money bikes that do the winning and...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 15 16,932 26-01-2009, 11:44 AM
    Thread: Great News!
Post: RE: Great News!

I'm not sure how many of the smaller bikes will be there but the big bikes should be good to see. I fancy a go myself so might look around to see whats available. Not sure about running it concurrentl...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 15 16,932 23-01-2009, 03:06 PM
    Thread: manx classes for 09
Post: RE: manx classes for 09

I think you'd have got a rep with that Duke anyway but I take your point about the money in it. Paul Turner is a good lad (and quick). He puts a very nice bike together and although there may be a few...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 7,493 09-12-2008, 10:01 AM
    Thread: manx classes for 09
Post: RE: manx classes for 09

Hey Macca, your not looking at another class again are you? Did Geoff buy the Duke?
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 7,493 05-12-2008, 10:55 AM
    Thread: 2007 Kawasaki ZX6R Manx Bike
Post: RE: 2007 Kawasaki ZX6R Manx Bike

Forgot to mention that the price has been reduced to £4500
Rich Bikes/Parts For Sale 3 10,121 13-11-2008, 10:54 AM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

Fair enough. So what do we need to get more amateurs to give it a go?
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 15-10-2008, 04:30 PM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

You also said: "all that commericial nonsense has it's place and it's not at the Manx.............it's a national road race which should be for club racers to enjoy for the sheer thrill of it...........
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 15-10-2008, 02:24 PM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

I think it was around this time last year that the announcement to allow 650 twins was made. It'll be interesting to see if the club goes down the road of introducing a different race/class to boost e...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 15-10-2008, 09:27 AM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

OK Cargo. Fair enough. I don't believe the licence is in any way responsible for higher standards of riding though.
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 18-09-2008, 01:48 PM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

Why limit 1000 bikes to superstock regs? The Junior is basically a 600 open so let the senior be a 1000 open. This removes the problem of policing it. I can see the argument of full on superbikes turn...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 18-09-2008, 09:33 AM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

sticky Wrote:As an affirmation of the fact that another grid full of Japanses sports bikes is not necessarily the way forward, the following is an excerpt from a post by a guy who goes by the moniker ...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 17-09-2008, 01:43 PM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

I agree with you there Scruffy. We should still be looking after the riders we have. Hence my initial comments on the poor paddock facilities. Most riders stay in the paddock with partners and kids, s...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 15-09-2008, 11:26 PM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

Thanks for the reply Russ. Do you know why they dismissed the idea? As someone has already said on this forum, we aren't trying to attract those that are already doing it (committee/experienced riders...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 12-09-2008, 11:15 PM
    Thread: 2007 Kawasaki ZX6R Manx Bike
Post: 2007 Kawasaki ZX6R Manx Bike

ZX6R built and only used at Manx GP 2008. Standard Motor puts out around 117 to 120 bhp. Full Arrow System Pipercross Filter GPR Damper Maxton GP7 shock Maxton Forks Power Commander Ignition Module Qu...
Rich Bikes/Parts For Sale 3 10,121 12-09-2008, 04:07 PM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

Thought this thread was so good I'd put my ideas in. The Manx is only missing 2 fairly big solo classes and thats the big classics and the big modern stuff. If you go to any club meeting then the 2 ma...
Rich Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 61 80,333 12-09-2008, 03:05 PM