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    Thread: ‘High risk’ Isle of Man TT world series plan is shelved
Post: RE: ‘High risk’ Isle of Man TT world series plan i...

Is there one person on the forum who didn't know this was going to happen?
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 8 15,433 24-10-2015, 06:30 PM
    Thread: Running the TT course
Post: RE: Running the TT course

You could run it, but you'd be well advised not to. I won't even ride the course during TT fortnight as I'm not keen on being involved in someone else's accident. Sorry to be so negative
desmophile General Discussion 20 41,680 16-09-2015, 09:52 PM
    Thread: Guy Martin, What would he think of this?
Post: RE: Guy Martin, What would he think of this?

Just watching it again, as someone who used to surf a bit, that shot where he's running in front of that triple overhead wave reminds me of heading into the Glen Helen section with Phillip McCallen ra...
desmophile General Discussion 8 14,751 04-08-2015, 08:54 PM
    Thread: Guy Martin, What would he think of this?
Post: RE: Guy Martin, What would he think of this?

One of the interesting things he says is that he uses a paddle tyre, which intuitively would seem to be right. I remember on the C4 programme they measured the relative thrust available and ruled the...
desmophile General Discussion 8 14,751 04-08-2015, 04:16 PM
    Thread: Guy Martin, What would he think of this?
Post: Guy Martin, What would he think of this?

I'm not sure I'm supposed to link to external sites, not that I could anyway, so rather than risk Malcolm's wrath please have a look on the BBC website at the short video of Robbie Madison. Those of ...
desmophile General Discussion 8 14,751 04-08-2015, 03:31 PM
    Thread: How long have we got?
Post: RE: How long have we got?

(18-06-2015, 08:45 PM)Rednine Wrote: So disappointing that such vile people ruin others' hard work and endeavours. Thank you very much for the Forum Malcolm and I couldn't agree more with Splashdown...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 34 63,251 18-06-2015, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

(17-06-2015, 12:21 PM)c iom tt Wrote: I should have posted this here instead of the forum meet thread! A great shame, but sadly somewhat inevitable judging by the change in visitor profile of TT vi...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 90 152,939 17-06-2015, 12:30 PM
    Thread: What happens to the old bikes after the racing season?
Post: RE: What happens to the old bikes after the racing...

In my experience the hard up privateer runs his (or her) bike for a few years until it's completely obsolete and then sells it for a song, only to see it worth 0000's in years to come. Or to put it a...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 21 39,917 06-06-2015, 09:26 PM
    Thread: Do you think we'll ever see Ducati back at the TT?
Post: RE: Do you think we'll ever see Ducati back at the...

(06-06-2015, 12:05 AM)Max Power Wrote: (05-06-2015, 10:04 AM)desmophile Wrote: What amazes me is that they have signally failed to produce a 650 twin, that's a class they would be nailed on to win...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 19 32,936 06-06-2015, 11:19 AM
    Thread: Do you think we'll ever see Ducati back at the TT?
Post: RE: Do you think we'll ever see Ducati back at the...

What amazes me is that they have signally failed to produce a 650 twin, that's a class they would be nailed on to win. Just another open goal they've failed to see, why did they never build a Tony Ru...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 19 32,936 05-06-2015, 10:04 AM
    Thread: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?
Post: RE: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?

(02-06-2015, 07:56 AM)rc30alfie Wrote: What about the guy with the white left hand drive BMW outfit who used to wave at everyone on the mountain late 70s, early 80s.. I think Mick Grant christened h...
desmophile General Discussion 19 105,328 03-06-2015, 02:42 PM
    Thread: Tuesday Practice Session + Report
Post: RE: Tuesday Practice Session + Report

No surprise that as usual the chairs get bumped. You really have to take your hat off to the riders and passengers who return year after year to be treated as less important than the solos.
desmophile Practice Week 17 9,615 03-06-2015, 02:37 PM
    Thread: Race bosses gearing up for TT 2015
Post: RE: Race bosses gearing up for TT 2015

(09-03-2015, 04:06 PM)cookie77 Wrote: to be fair he's probably not far off, there hasnt been many years when there has been as many potential winners in all of the classes has there? And most of the...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 22 37,492 09-03-2015, 08:46 PM
    Thread: Lap records current
Post: RE: Lap records current

(08-03-2015, 07:03 PM)sticky Wrote: Not exactly a current class but Ralph Bryans' 50cc lap record of 86.49mph from 1966 took some doing.  Wafer thin power band and tyres no wider than a mountain bik...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 11 18,171 09-03-2015, 03:00 PM
    Thread: Race bosses gearing up for TT 2015
Post: RE: Race bosses gearing up for TT 2015

Calibre of racer has never been higher..... Really? Does he really think that? The DED are starting to believe thir own ********
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 22 37,492 09-03-2015, 02:57 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

(12-02-2015, 10:26 PM)Mugen Wrote: Obviously we wouldn't want to publish our maps but I have sketched up a (very) simple typically generic one below. You will notice max torque is just about instant...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 12-02-2015, 10:49 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

(12-02-2015, 07:08 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Desmophile please check out these guys - Bladon Jets  for possible future powerplants to drive generators. It's run by a very good friend of mine Chris Blad...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 12-02-2015, 10:46 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

(12-02-2015, 05:56 PM)c iom tt Wrote: (12-02-2015, 05:42 PM)desmophile Wrote: Mugen, Could you post a dyno graph of the motor's output? I'm sure you don't want the absolute figures out in the wor...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 12-02-2015, 06:14 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

Mugen, Could you post a dyno graph of the motor's output? I'm sure you don't want the absolute figures out in the world but I'd be really interested to see the shape of the torque curve.
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 12-02-2015, 05:42 PM
    Thread: TT course knowledge
Post: RE: TT course knowledge

That's the other name for Milntown Cottage I believe
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 64 1,063,127 11-02-2015, 10:44 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

(09-02-2015, 11:18 AM)sticky Wrote: (09-02-2015, 11:11 AM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: How about letting a few made for closed circuit racing GP spec 250 two strokes in the 650 commuter bike race .. variet...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 09-02-2015, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

(08-02-2015, 07:45 PM)scaramanga Wrote: (08-02-2015, 07:23 PM)thats exactly it Big thumpa Wrote:  A one lap race between jm130 and bruce fastest man round the island  is good enough for me its a c...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 08-02-2015, 09:18 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

(08-02-2015, 02:07 PM)Deek Wrote: I hope Mugen is not too disheartened by all the negativity on this thread.  Quite sad that road racing lovers and enthusiasts see the need to talk down what a racin...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 08-02-2015, 03:26 PM
    Thread: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015
Post: RE: Team Mugen to compete at TT 2015

(07-02-2015, 10:52 AM)c iom tt Wrote: The use of an electric motor as means of propulsion in a vehicle is the future, the use of batterys as the sole power source is not. Never has been, and never w...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 147 306,408 07-02-2015, 03:22 PM
    Thread: Opening laps
Post: RE: Opening laps

Shouldn't be difficult to get the fastest opening laps for TT Zero!  :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin:
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 10 16,374 06-02-2015, 07:20 PM
    Thread: TT World Series
Post: RE: TT World Series

There's obviously no future for badlyoverdrawnboy in sports consultancy. Not only has he managed to correctly summarise the situation in 8 paragraphs, which is going to be a bit hard to sell to even ...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 55 115,891 24-01-2015, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Honda Racing riders begin 2015 season with EIS fitness day
Post: RE: Honda Racing riders begin 2015 season with EIS...

(20-01-2015, 08:40 AM)spannerman Wrote: Fitness fitness fitness, train train train, practice practice practice, and Michael Dunlop will still win. I wouldn't bet against MD, but I might against the ...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 4 8,211 20-01-2015, 01:28 PM
    Thread: Tankslapper.
Post: RE: Tankslapper.

At my first Manx I was heading down the Sulby Straight, pre resurfacing, at a good rate of knots when my Ducati went into a massive tank slapper, something it had never done before or since. It was o...
desmophile General Discussion 21 48,555 08-01-2015, 02:44 PM
    Thread: Steam Packet van lengths?
Post: RE: Steam Packet van lengths?

I know Ed, great shame really. I always used to prefer Liverpool to Heysham, apart from the fact that it's 70 miles closer, Heysham always seems such a godforsaken soulless place
desmophile General Discussion 10 20,091 24-12-2014, 10:23 AM
    Thread: DVLA set date for scrapping paper licence
Post: RE: DVLA set date for scrapping paper licence

Apologies for that, didn't mean to quote. Just meant to say 'about time too' No problem, just sorted that for you. Malcolm.
desmophile General Discussion 5 11,050 23-12-2014, 07:52 PM
    Thread: Steam Packet van lengths?
Post: RE: Steam Packet van lengths?

In the 'old days' it was height that was the main problem. We sailed from Liverpool in an old merc 307 and had to let every last bit of air out of the tyres to get on, the additional weight of the er...
desmophile General Discussion 10 20,091 23-12-2014, 02:05 PM
    Thread: TT 2015 Starting Order
Post: RE: TT 2015 Starting Order

I suggest that the DED pay me say £50k to research this. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll suggest that a system where the riders start in pairs at 10 second intervals would be best.  :icon_lol:
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 125 264,338 15-12-2014, 06:57 PM
    Thread: Roger Marshall
Post: RE: Roger Marshall

(01-12-2014, 08:16 PM)Splashdown Wrote: Thank you hurplepelmet. Now that is interesting. I was lead to believe that he was on a V4. I can't think what the RS750 was based on. A CB750F? I'm sure the ...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 27 54,500 01-12-2014, 08:51 PM
    Thread: Roger Marshall
Post: RE: Roger Marshall

(30-11-2014, 03:13 PM)H2pots Wrote: The sands of time have cleared a bit more now (well, to be honest I had a look on database) nation won big proddie race on a suzuki gsxr, that does find l ring a ...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 27 54,500 30-11-2014, 05:30 PM
    Thread: Walpole Hotel,Walpole Street, Douglas
Post: RE: Walpole Hotel,Walpole Street, Douglas

(29-11-2014, 12:02 PM)c iom tt Wrote: I spent many a year in the Walpole Hotel! Mick Boddice use to stay there, and it was a lively old place but a bit of a doss hole. I seem to think it was knocked...
desmophile General Discussion 4 9,362 29-11-2014, 05:56 PM
    Thread: Norton Lightweight bike
Post: RE: Norton Lightweight bike

(28-11-2014, 07:13 PM).vala-vala Wrote: http://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/new...HiwkUwqCkM Hmmm.... Well I wish them all the best but I can't help thinking we've seen this all before. Let's hope...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 16 56,246 28-11-2014, 07:58 PM
    Thread: Roger Marshall
Post: RE: Roger Marshall

Based entirely on my (slightly dodgy) memory and a bit of lateral thinking I think he must have been on a V4 for the F1. It was listed as a Honda, he was a works rider so I think that's the only opti...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 27 54,500 28-11-2014, 01:58 PM
    Thread: Roger Marshall
Post: RE: Roger Marshall

I think he must have done, wasn't that the first year that the cc limit was reduced to 750 from 1000? Suprised that he managed not to break it though :icon_lol: If I remember correctly there were a ...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 27 54,500 28-11-2014, 12:58 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...

The day that I buy a 'platinum' ticket to sit in a 'fanzone' or a 'VIP' grandstand is the day that I realise that like the TT, I've lost my soul.
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 9 15,307 21-11-2014, 04:58 PM
    Thread: IOMTT Forum Closure
Post: RE: IOMTT Forum Closure

I'm back, here's hoping to see a few more
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 244 506,948 20-11-2014, 09:47 PM
    Thread: Mountain Course length
Post: RE: Mountain Course length

(02-07-2010, 11:05 PM)pat slinn Wrote: (02-07-2010, 10:35 PM)Bill Snelling Wrote: I see the debate still rages about the length of the Mountain course. How about the DoTT putting the funds from th...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 6 10,112 17-07-2010, 10:27 PM
    Thread: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009
Post: RE: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009

Manx Mist Wrote:Impromptu quiz question - The British mainland has only two anti clockwise race circuits. They Are? Scarborough and Aberdare. Do I get a prize?
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 30 43,538 02-04-2009, 10:29 AM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

veefour Wrote:Alison, is there any chance of you answering my question !!!!!!!!!!!! :pigfly: Just look on iomtt.com
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 157 257,703 05-02-2009, 08:29 PM
    Thread: TT Course to be used for 24-hour bike endurance test
Post: RE: TT Course to be used for 24-hour bike enduranc...

Motorcycle Mechanics did this in 1981? if I remember correctly. One of the bikes used was a Pantah 600, I can't remember the others. Mick Grant was one of the riders and I think Charlie Williams was...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 2 5,149 01-10-2008, 07:48 PM
    Thread: what will they be riding (green t.t)
Post: RE: what will they be riding (green t.t)

andy kirk Wrote:anybody got any info i have seen one of the bikes in the paper looked like a bmx push bike :rolleyes: any body got any info on this ?? going to be very strange watching a silent bike g...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 6 10,636 19-09-2008, 03:22 PM
    Thread: Photos wanted of little Ducati 649
Post: RE: Photos wanted of little Ducati 649

I would love to see a photo myself or a few tech details, I have a fair bit of 'previous' with Dukes myself.
desmophile Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 8 13,985 17-09-2008, 04:25 PM
    Thread: Proposed changes to the MGP programme
Post: RE: Proposed changes to the MGP programme

sticky Wrote:In fairness, the Junior and Senior still have fairly healthy entries, so I'm not sure anything needs to change there. The other classes I'm quite sure are being affected by the TT course...
desmophile Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 61 104,657 17-09-2008, 04:20 PM
    Thread: Molly Calls it a day
Post: RE: Molly Calls it a day

FC Wrote:Dave appeared in court today on a incident of a personal nature which occurred during TT week, He has received 18 months probation, after the court Dave announced he is to retire from racing ...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 7 11,229 10-07-2008, 07:36 AM
    Thread: TT Superbike race result
Post: RE: TT Superbike race result

Stella Wrote:Top ten 1 6 Cameron Donald 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000cc 129.256 2 5 Bruce Anstey 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000cc 129.207 3 7 Adrian Archibald 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000cc 127.614 4 16 Gary Johnson 200...
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 6 9,073 31-05-2008, 02:26 PM
    Thread: Inquest today?
Post: RE: Inquest today?

Tomcat. What a well reasoned, thought through post. I urge you to send it directly to the organisers, perhaps via Paul Phillips. Thank You.
desmophile TT Related Posts (Only) 194 352,312 02-04-2008, 01:22 PM