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#3901 PaulMB

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 21:52

Originally posted by picblanc
Changing the subject back to racing, did anyone notice in the link Ton posted, that in BSB, HM Plant Honda are laying off their mechanics/engineers, some of them anyway, indicating a one rider team or even no team at all!! :(


If you were a manufacturer and running in both MotoGP and WSB you would have to think very carefully about which series you continued to support. I know which I would do. WSB. As a manufacturer you already make the bike, it's production based, not a one off. You probably get more sales from WSB than MotoGP anyway. Now apply this logic to all teams in MotoGP/WSB, WSB/AMA, BSB/Superstock, etc, etc.

Makes you wonder what will happen to 125's/250's. After all you can continue to run cheap strokers or change to a new bike with a "diesel", my name for a 4 stroke, production engine. At least they are cheaper than the strokers anyway. :rotfl:

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#3902 andyb1963

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 21:57

Hi Fellas This is just to wish all you Guys on ths forum a very Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year :wave: :wave: My new years resolution is to make it to one of the get-togethers you guys are having ! :up:
Thanks again for the great stuff that gets on here :clap: :clap: :D

#3903 fil2.8

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 21:58

[QUOTE]Originally posted by sterling49


Just going to get a refill, Jack D anyone? :drunk:


Give us your post code we'll be round in a mo :up: :drunk:

#3904 fil2.8

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 22:00

Originally posted by andyb1963
:wave: My new years resolution is to make it to one of the get-togethers you guys are having ! :up:
Thanks again for the great stuff that gets on here :clap: :clap: :D [/B]


Pembrey April 11/12 Andy and ATB :wave:

#3905 sterling49

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 22:01

[QUOTE]Originally posted by fil2.8
[QUOTE]Originally posted by sterling49


Just going to get a refill, Jack D anyone? :drunk:


Give us your post code we'll be round in a mo :up: :drunk:
[/QUOTE]

You will have to hurry, just the 1 litre bottle, a lovely drop of stuff :drunk:

Do'nt tell me, you have a Lear Jet :cat:

Where is Mr Fu these days? Conspicuos by his absence :confused:

#3906 PaulMB

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 22:24

Merry Xmas, one and all, especially for those where it has already arrived!!

#3907 fil2.8

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 22:28

Originally posted by sterling49


You will have to hurry, just the 1 litre bottle, a lovely drop of stuff :drunk:

Is that all :rolleyes: :rolleyes: you'll have to come here !! :eek:

Where is Mr Fu these days? Conspicuos by his absence :confused:


Donno !! on his last Santa duty :rolleyes: :rolleyes: perhaps :p :p

#3908 fil2.8

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 22:41

Andy a45 are you the only one out there ??? :wave:

Ahhh well perhaps he's gone also :yawn: :yawn: :p

#3909 Russell Burrows

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 23:13

So, woz occuring Phil ?

#3910 fil2.8

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 23:17

Originally posted by Russell Burrows
So, woz occuring Phil ?


Not a lot Russ popped down my local for a quickie :eek: :eek: --beer that is just about to pour a larrrrrrgeeeee scotch :drunk: :drunk: shhhhh a few are lurking :eek:

#3911 TeeZed

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 00:02

Hi Guys,

Merry Christmas All. :) I'm always lurking. ;) I'm just sitting around waiting for Santa to deliever my YZR500. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don

#3912 TZ350

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:08

Don I'd be happy with a TZ250 U/W/A, in fact come to that I would be happy with a huge box of TZ bits at the moment :rolleyes: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: mery xmas to everyone were ever your from :wave: :love: :kiss: :drunk:

#3913 jarno

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:17

Little Johnny's at it again..... A new teacher was trying to make use of
Her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, 'Everyone who
Thinks they're stupid, stand up!' After a few seconds, Little Johnny
Stood up. The teacher said, 'Do you think you're stupid, Little Johnny?'
'No, ma'am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!'

Merry Christmas

#3914 jarno

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:19

The math teacher saw that little Johnny wasn't paying attention in
Class. She called on him and said,
'Johnny! What are 2 and 4 and 28 and 44?' Little Johnny quickly replied,
'NBC, FOX, ESPN and the Cartoon Network!'


Happy New Year

#3915 stuavant

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:41

Originally posted by fil2.8


Same to you Stu :up: hope you had a good 'un :wave:


Magee just called from Horsham to say merry xmas etc but mostly to boast about his LC350 thats been in his mums barn since 1989. Never been started until this morning and after draining the carbs and filling the tank she started 2nd kick!!! Convinced him to bring his TZ350 back as well ( its been in the same barn even longer ) and we may become Team Jim Beam Restoring Co..or not!

Ploughing my way thru a few Corona's and lime and waiting for the Turkey to cook!

#3916 TeeZed

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 02:32

Hi All,

Going back.....

Has anyone of you heard of or seen a TZ373E:

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.....yes with reed valves and some special bits. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don

#3917 jarno

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 02:34

Hi Stu
what is Kevin Magee up to these days?

#3918 HEMEYLA

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 04:50

Originally posted by TeeZed
Hi All,

Going back.....

Has anyone of you heard of or seen a TZ373E:

.....yes with reed valves and some special bits. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don


:eek: On the TZ125 only parking place. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Merry Christmas :wave:

#3919 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 09:06

Originally posted by TeeZed
Hi All,

Going back.....

Has anyone of you heard of or seen a TZ373E:

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.....yes with reed valves and some special bits. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don


I would imagine you'll be giving it a good clean later Don it's filthy :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :p :p :p ;)

Ps did your YZR arrive ??

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#3920 jarno

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 09:42

Why so much lockwire?.......Never seen a TZ gearbox cap unscrew by itself!!

#3921 Leggy

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:29

Jarno...interesting you should pick up on that...Under current ACU rules, the gearbox filler cap is the only thing in this photo that MUST be lockwired. anything that holds back a fluid must be lockwired.

All the other lockwiring looks pretty trick though... :D

#3922 ESSEXBOY

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:58

:wave:


merry xmas to all on TNF

glad to report lots of bike racing related pressies from Santa:up:

including the latest Classic Racer, which is rich rehash of racing leftovers..lovely

Sheene DVD,Yammie race bike book too.

everything an Anorak could wish for

#3923 fines

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:10

To all the two-wheel anoraks, too, merry christmas, love y'all :kiss: :wave:

#3924 sterling49

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:13

Originally posted by ESSEXBOY
:wave:


including the latest Classic Racer, which is rich rehash of racing leftovers..lovely

Sheene DVD,Yammie race bike book too.

everything an Anorak could wish for


Strange that, my pressies are all media related, books, dvds, cds on travel and motorsport and music, just what a young lad wants, only downside is, Senior Management received "Mamma Mia" on Dvd, I am now trying desparately to conjure up an excuse not to watch it with her........... :rolleyes:

I am amazed there are no typos in this post :drunk:

#3925 Yendor

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:17

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. I shall now settle down with my new Motocourse and later I shall be running in my new beard trimmer :stoned: Anyone going to Mallory tomorrow?

#3926 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:27

[QUOTE]Originally posted by sterling49
[B]

only downside is, Senior Management received "Mamma Mia" on Dvd, I am now trying desparately to conjure up an excuse not to watch it with her........... :rolleyes:

:wave: I guess it wasn't a pressy from you then Stirling !!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

A nice long walk ( or sleep ) might do the trick :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

#3927 Leif A Nielsen

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:59

Hi All,

A late Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, just got up after a hard evening of eating and drinking some good red and a few beers.. :drunk:

I spoke to Peter Sjostrom yesterday; he is doing well also Bengt Elgh and Per Zachrisson is doing okay.

-Leif :wave:

#3928 PhilG

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 12:50

Originally posted by Yendor
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. I shall now settle down with my new Motocourse and later I shall be running in my new beard trimmer :stoned: Anyone going to Mallory tomorrow?

Yes, i am going, should have been riding , but bikes are still not ready so just on the sidelines.
Was hoping to bolster the supermoto grid, but wasnt to be......next year maybe

#3929 TeeZed

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 17:17

Hi Guys,

Do any of you fellows remember these:

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Aluminum, "plasma coated" brake rotors?

Don

#3930 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 17:38

Originally posted by TeeZed
Hi Guys,

Do any of you fellows remember these:

Aluminum, "plasma coated" brake rotors?

Don


Errrrr no :rolleyes: Did you get all your wishes granted Don !!!! :|

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 17:51

Originally posted by TeeZed
Hi Guys,

Do any of you fellows remember these:

Aluminum, "plasma coated" brake rotors?

Don


Oh yes, and floating to. :smoking:

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#3932 TeeZed

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 18:02

Hi HEMEYLA,

Thanks for the great picture. Do you know when (year) that photo was taken?

Don

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 18:43

Sure Don, it's from sept. 1979, national championship race on a roadcircuit near Gilze-Reijen the Netherlands, one of my last races.

I build this bike with money from my supportersclub, Nico Bakker frame with Kreidler GP engine.

Campagnolo magnesium wheels with Zanzani coated aluminium floating rotors and Brembo calipers.

Ton

#3934 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 19:24

Oi Mr Fu :love: there's a few of us lurking --don't know about Russ :lol: ;) stick us up a couple of piccies please :kiss:

Oh just missed him :down: How about any one else ??

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 19:28

Mr Fu is probably catching a few zzz's in front of "Strictly Get Dancing", I can hear it from upstairs, not my cup of poison :lol:

I trust everyone has had a great Xmas :wave:

#3936 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 19:33

Originally posted by sterling49
Mr Fu is probably catching a few zzz's in front of "Strictly Get Dancing", I can hear it from upstairs, not my cup of poison :lol:

I trust everyone has had a great Xmas :wave:


Fortunatly all my 'crew' + grand-kids have gone to mother-in-laws :eek: :eek: not my cup of tea either .
So , home alone ;)

#3937 sterling49

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 19:36

TV for the masses, absolute crap, I would rather have decent repeats of the Two Ronnies or Morcombe & Wise than the banal dross they roll out. Hope you have a bevy or two to accompany you mate :drunk:

#3938 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 19:51

Originally posted by sterling49
TV for the masses, absolute crap, I would rather have decent repeats of the Two Ronnies or Morcombe & Wise than the banal dross they roll out. Hope you have a bevy or two to accompany you mate :drunk:


Even with 'Sky' i'm sat here contemplating putting some music on :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Hardly had a tipple yet today , just about to :up: I guess the first one won't touch the sides :eek: :eek:

#3939 sterling49

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 19:56

I have Chicken Shack on, sublime music from a great era, "I Would Rather Go Blind".....

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#3940 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 20:06

Originally posted by sterling49
I have Chicken Shack on, sublime music from a great era, "I Would Rather Go Blind".....


Started watching Dad's Army :blush:

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 20:35

Originally posted by TeeZed
Hi Guys,

Do any of you fellows remember these:

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Aluminum, "plasma coated" brake rotors?

Don

The first RG500's had them. Unfortunately they always overheated and 'blistered"

#3942 renzo

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 20:40

Originally posted by fil2.8


Started watching Dad's Army :blush:

me too :rotfl:

#3943 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 20:45

Originally posted by renzo

me too :rotfl:


Hi Dennis :wave: hows tricks ?
Funny wasn't it ? :lol: :rotfl: : :up:

#3944 PilotesdeLegende

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 20:57

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Russell Burrows
[B][QUOTE]Originally posted by exclubracer
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Hello, I made a mistake somewhere, so this message is doubled somewhere.

A very Happy Christmas to all !
Thanks to Picblanc and Russell for their welcome back.
Now gentlemen if you want to treat yourself with a really nice gift for the new year, here it is : The volume two of Colin Seeley's souvenirs : "Colin Seeley ... and the rest.". It's very well written and include a lot of inedited pictures from 1970 to our days. Believe me, this book is absolutely fantastic !
If you want a copy signed by Colin, contact him at : eva_colin@btopenworld.com
Phone : 0208 302 7627.
Or his editor Alan Wilson at : www.redlinebooks.co.uk Phone0191 230 44 14.
I have absolutely no interest in the selling of this book, but I really love it. To me it's the new bible of the era I had the chance to live in !
Here some pics :

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#3945 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 21:07

WOW :love: looks like a great book , must get a copy :up: thanks for the info. Henri- Michel and a warm welcome back to the site from me also :kiss: :wave:

#3946 GD66

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 21:16

Great stuff, Henri-Michel, that'll spark the lads up on Boxing Day ! Can you tell me though, in the captions for those photographs, whether there's a name for the tall, blonde mechanic in the Brands Hatch start-line pic between Stan Woods and Don Mackay, and also behind Sheeney's 750 outside the workshop doors in the next photo ? It's just that he appeared in this thread some time ago, in a photo of a large group of Antipodean racers from the paddock at Imola (Jeff Sayle, McGregor. Willing, Greg Johnson etc), and nobody knew his name then.

AND... what about that extremely rare shot of Sheeney in a suit, rather than jeans-for-all-occasions ? Great shots H-M, and looks like a great book.

#3947 philippe7

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 21:17

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Salut à toi Henri Michel , je suis reparti vivre à Nouméa !

This is a fantastic pic : Barry, Rodney ( or is it Dave ? ) , Jarno and Phil ....but I'm afraid I don't identify the man sitting ? :confused:

#3948 GD66

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 21:19

Tony Jefferies, and I think it may be Dave Croxford behind him.

#3949 fil2.8

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 21:21

I thought that was Dave Croxford next to BS ;)

#3950 philippe7

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 21:24

Damn , it only took me one minute to think about it and edit my post ..... and I'm caught twice ! You can't let the slightest mistake unnoticed with this gang :lol: