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#1 joeninety

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#2 GD66

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 23:53

Wicked, thanks for sharing, Joe. I see Rodders' elbows still stick way down inside the fairing just like in The Old Days. Hope he had a ball, and that he comes on and tells us about his day out on the little howler.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:32

Wicked, thanks for sharing, Joe. I see Rodders' elbows still stick way down inside the fairing just like in The Old Days. Hope he had a ball, and that he comes on and tells us about his day out on the little howler.



Hi, unfortunately the little howler didn't howl as it refused to run on two cylinders under load :(. However it will hopefully be on song at Donington in August and I would like to thank the owner
Roger Timms for the opportunity to ride the beautiful little bike.

I was lucky to be given the chance to ride the Yamaha TD1a belonging to Reg Everett which was very entertaining despite suffering a misbehaving clutch, not uncommon I believe on that model,
due in part to it running at engine speed being mounted on the crank.

I must say it was a wonderful day out with a packed paddock and a fair sized crowd and thanks to all those who bothered to come and say Hi and to those who made my outing possible :)

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 16:18

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#5 joeninety

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 17:34

Hi, unfortunately the little howler didn't howl as it refused to run on two cylinders under load :(. However it will hopefully be on song at Donington in August and I would like to thank the owner
Roger Timms for the opportunity to ride the beautiful little bike.

I was lucky to be given the chance to ride the Yamaha TD1a belonging to Reg Everett which was very entertaining despite suffering a misbehaving clutch, not uncommon I believe on that model,
due in part to it running at engine speed being mounted on the crank.

I must say it was a wonderful day out with a packed paddock and a fair sized crowd and thanks to all those who bothered to come and say Hi and to those who made my outing possible :)


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 19:36

Here's a link to quite a long video of photos from the 2013 1000 Bikes. There are some very good ones among them and Rod appears at 18min 33secs.




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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:21

One of Rod at Donington CRMC last weekend. Rod was on Phil's MT 125 and it was the first time the bike had been on track for 30 years. Rider and bike went really well :up:

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:39

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A couple I took of Rod on my MT , a great time was had by all . Considering the bike had only been running for less than 10 minutes since buying/rebuilding it was an unqualified success , with 2 minor faults popping up , now prepping the bike for the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling this weekend , where Rod will be riding it again , plus my blue tzg , if he gets fed up with the MT , thanks to Mick for the help/support for Donington , you were a great help

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:58

Nice one Phil Rod & Mick. :up:

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:48

Now stand the CR93 (a great bike for the period) up against the MT and look at the pair. Which looks the faster most 'competent' racing machine?
Without prior knowledge I would imagine most would plump for the CR93.
On the track, only one winner.
One engine has 9 billion rotating, oscillating parts, fires twice every century and produces just enough power surplus to the frictional losses and weight to gradually move it forward at snails pace.
The other engine has two (approximately) rotating and no oscillating parts, thus weighing less than a gnats gonads, has a power stroke 11.5 k per minute and because the oil is in the fuel has NO friction enabling the full power output to propel the projectile at supersonic speeds, so fast, in fact, that it finishes a race before it is started.
This is known as ‘natural selection’ which is why, in racing terms the four stroke became extinct in the 1970/80s.
However due to the same manufacturer of both those machines being a bunch of recidivists the four stroke is once again farting its’ way round all major race venues and events in the world despoiling the natural order that had, inevitably, come to prevail.
One day, and not too far off I hope, common sense, which has for all intense and circumstance been temporarily suspended, (‘elf and safety for example, need I say more) will again be THE order of the day and the world will again echo to the sound of un-silenced two stroke racing engines harmonizing with the celestial tune of interplanetary motion.
PS - Nice photos (Rod was my inspiration in the late 60s to take up racing)

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:23

Now stand the CR93 (a great bike for the period) up against the MT and look at the pair. Which looks the faster most 'competent' racing machine?
Without prior knowledge I would imagine most would plump for the CR93.
On the track, only one winner.
One engine has 9 billion rotating, oscillating parts, fires twice every century and produces just enough power surplus to the frictional losses and weight to gradually move it forward at snails pace.
The other engine has two (approximately) rotating and no oscillating parts, thus weighing less than a gnats gonads, has a power stroke 11.5 k per minute and because the oil is in the fuel has NO friction enabling the full power output to propel the projectile at supersonic speeds, so fast, in fact, that it finishes a race before it is started.
This is known as ‘natural selection’ which is why, in racing terms the four stroke became extinct in the 1970/80s.
However due to the same manufacturer of both those machines being a bunch of recidivists the four stroke is once again farting its’ way round all major race venues and events in the world despoiling the natural order that had, inevitably, come to prevail.
One day, and not too far off I hope, common sense, which has for all intense and circumstance been temporarily suspended, (‘elf and safety for example, need I say more) will again be THE order of the day and the world will again echo to the sound of un-silenced two stroke racing engines harmonizing with the celestial tune of interplanetary motion.
PS - Nice photos (Rod was my inspiration in the late 60s to take up racing)



Fanks , -------------- I fink :up:

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#12 joeninety

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:26

Why do people harp on about two stroke v four stroke, load of old tosh
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:35

The moment when Rod realized the bolt holding the clutch lever had popped out ................I don't know why he didn't catch it :rolleyes:











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Posted 13 August 2013 - 19:31

One engine has 9 billion rotating, oscillating parts, fires twice every century and produces just enough power surplus to the frictional losses and weight to gradually move it forward at snails pace.
The other engine has two (approximately) rotating and no oscillating parts !


What does the piston do then ? :drunk:




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Posted 13 August 2013 - 19:51

What does the piston do then ? :drunk:

Load of bollocks all this tit for tat to be honest bordering on childish



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:38

Load of bollocks all this tit for tat to be honest bordering on childish


Just meant to be a bit of 'Clarksonsesc' buffoonery to relieve the tension before we all disappear in a ball of flame as the Frackers batter the poor old Sceptred Isle to death in search of a quick buck.
But seriously what I actually meant by my original post was that the CR93 looks so sophisticated against the MT, which owed much of its’ heritage to a motocross machine but when it came to performance the two stroke is the superior.
Have you seen the road CR93 for sale on Rick Degans site?
http://rmdmotors.com/1963-honda-cr93/

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:01

Load of bollocks all this tit for tat to be honest bordering on childish


Banter just banter ! Have you lost your scent of humus ? Now where's my bib and bottle !


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:49

:wave: A great weekend at Donington with Phil and Rod :up:

I was due to have a gallop round on Phil's blue TZ but couldn't bend my knackered knee enough to get on the footrest and change gear properly. :rolleyes:

Bugger.

I'll get a UJ fitted over the winter :D

Edited to add a photo of Mr Glum :well:

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 17:49

Hi, unfortunately the little howler didn't howl as it refused to run on two cylinders under load :(. However it will hopefully be on song at Donington in August and I would like to thank the owner
Roger Timms for the opportunity to ride the beautiful little bike.

I was lucky to be given the chance to ride the Yamaha TD1a belonging to Reg Everett which was very entertaining despite suffering a misbehaving clutch, not uncommon I believe on that model,
due in part to it running at engine speed being mounted on the crank.

I must say it was a wonderful day out with a packed paddock and a fair sized crowd and thanks to all those who bothered to come and say Hi and to those who made my outing possible :)


In the mid seventies Rod you rode at Snetterton in one of the early rounds of the MT125 Honda series and I think I am sure that you won the race and that you were being interviewed by the commentator and you said that the bike had nipped up at one point but that it had freed itself at which point one of the series organisers, who must have been with you at the time, said on the tannoy that they had better have a look in your motor. Am I right in thinking that your barrel was slightly different in some way but it turned out that there was a few made like yours. May have it all wrong but would love to know if any of it is correct.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:54

In the mid seventies Rod you rode at Snetterton in one of the early rounds of the MT125 Honda series and I think I am sure that you won the race and that you were being interviewed by the commentator and you said that the bike had nipped up at one point but that it had freed itself at which point one of the series organisers, who must have been with you at the time, said on the tannoy that they had better have a look in your motor. Am I right in thinking that your barrel was slightly different in some way but it turned out that there was a few made like yours. May have it all wrong but would love to know if any of it is correct.


Sorry I haven't commented earlier but unfortunately I was taken into hospital on Monday for some urgent tests and only escaped yesterday (Thursday) and all appears well.

At Snetterton in '79 I think it was, the bike seized in qualifying and I did not get a time and had to start from the back row. After a couple of mediocre laps where I nearly gave it best and pulled in, I decided to give it a bit of a go
and to my surprise was able to work my way through the field and eventually win. Someone ( another rider I believe) was suspicious of the performance and spoke to Barry Symonds from Honda and without an official protest he took it upon himself to order an examination of my motor, which I was more than happy to agree to. When I was contacted during the following week and informed that the barrel was non standard and I was excluded from the series I was gob smacked as no work had been carried out on it by me or anyone else.

It all revolved around the fact that all the transfer ports were apparently supposed to have been anodised black to prevent tampering and the ports on mine were not. However after contacting several other riders it transpired that mine
was not the only barrel with non anodised ports and after further investigation by Honda UK it transpired that five of the imported machines had bare alloy ports. Having initially thrown me out of the series I received a nice apology and was promptly reinstated.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:59

The moment when Rod realized the bolt holding the clutch lever had popped out ................I don't know why he didn't catch it :rolleyes:











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Thank you very much Phil! I was a bit busy at the time. By the way I would just like to publicly thank you for bring the machine to Donington and allowing me to ride it, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward
to this weekend at Brackley, thanks again mate, see you Sunday :up: :)

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:41

Thank you very much Phil! I was a bit busy at the time. By the way I would just like to publicly thank you for bring the machine to Donington and allowing me to ride it, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward
to this weekend at Brackley, thanks again mate, see you Sunday :up: :)




Rod , it was a pleasure to be involved with someone who appreciates others involvement , it was just the tonic , as was the 1000 bikes meeting I personally needed , 2 weekends when we all turned the years back , and I also look forward to Brackley and other selected meetings in the future :up: :wave:


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:53

Well done lads. :clap:

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:40

Rod , it was a pleasure to be involved with someone who appreciates others involvement , it was just the tonic , as was the 1000 bikes meeting I personally needed , 2 weekends when we all turned the years back , and I also look forward to Brackley and other selected meetings in the future :up: :wave:


Nice one Phil, glad you are enjoying it again. :up:

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 17:20

Sorry I haven't commented earlier but unfortunately I was taken into hospital on Monday for some urgent tests and only escaped yesterday (Thursday) and all appears well.

At Snetterton in '79 I think it was, the bike seized in qualifying and I did not get a time and had to start from the back row. After a couple of mediocre laps where I nearly gave it best and pulled in, I decided to give it a bit of a go
and to my surprise was able to work my way through the field and eventually win. Someone ( another rider I believe) was suspicious of the performance and spoke to Barry Symonds from Honda and without an official protest he took it upon himself to order an examination of my motor, which I was more than happy to agree to. When I was contacted during the following week and informed that the barrel was non standard and I was excluded from the series I was gob smacked as no work had been carried out on it by me or anyone else.

It all revolved around the fact that all the transfer ports were apparently supposed to have been anodised black to prevent tampering and the ports on mine were not. However after contacting several other riders it transpired that mine
was not the only barrel with non anodised ports and after further investigation by Honda UK it transpired that five of the imported machines had bare alloy ports. Having initially thrown me out of the series I received a nice apology and was promptly reinstated.


Many thanks for the reply Rod. I hope all is well with you. Would you ever fancy a run in the CRMC MT125 races as they look pretty good and I'm sure you would get a bike offered to you.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 20:06

Many thanks for the reply Rod. I hope all is well with you. Would you ever fancy a run in the CRMC MT125 races as they look pretty good and I'm sure you would get a bike offered to you.

I'm sure we will receive a logical reply from Rod

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:19

Many thanks for the reply Rod. I hope all is well with you. Would you ever fancy a run in the CRMC MT125 races as they look pretty good and I'm sure you would get a bike offered to you.



Well as Chris says the answer has to be logical. As much as my heart says I would love to, the body and the bank says otherwise. I very much enjoyed my outings at Mallory, Donington and
yesterday at Brackley Bike Fest, but the years take their toll and the Government pay me far too little to entertain the thought seriously :). I am hoping to be able to do some more parading
with the generosity of others in providing bikes for me to ride but I seriously think that's as far as it should go.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 18:06

Well as Chris says the answer has to be logical. As much as my heart says I would love to, the body and the bank says otherwise. I very much enjoyed my outings at Mallory, Donington and
yesterday at Brackley Bike Fest, but the years take their toll and the Government pay me far too little to entertain the thought seriously :). I am hoping to be able to do some more parading
with the generosity of others in providing bikes for me to ride but I seriously think that's as far as it should go.

 

Fair enough Rod and I hope you get to enjoy many more rides on track yet.  I know that the MT125 race organisers supply bikes and races to people to have a ride with the CRMC such as Jamie Witham who had a run out this year and I just thought they would be only too happy to do the same for you if you wanted too.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 18:05

Hi All,

My thanks to joeninety for the pics of Rod & I would wholeheartedly agree with GD66 the style doesn,t seem to change with age, I have somewhere in my few photo's a shot of Rod hiding behind the clocks on the Cotton Conquest at Brands in '66. I don't know if Rod would be interested but the present owner of that bike has agreed to loan it to the Cotton Owners Club for their centenary do at Brooklands this summer. If Rod or any body else would be interested have a look on the club forum.

I will endeavour to find the photo & post it.

Regards,

Mick.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:44

I remember Rod from my very first race, i was riding a super six which kept going onto one cylinder. Track was Gaydon and i think it was 73

 

Rod and 3 others , i think Leon Leredo was one of them lapped me twice in a 5 lap heat.

 

Until the moment when they came by me the first time, 2 underneath and 2 on the outside i never realized bikes could corner that fast.

 

I imagine they thought i was a bloody nuisance at the time.

 

Not sure who won, they had all packed up and gone home by the time i got back to the pits.


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