Monthly Archives: May 2015

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looking for heated grips controlling switch

Category : General Bike Chat

looking for heated grips controlling switch

As above , anyone have one a the switches?
Its for an oxford set but i can chop some wires so any contoller will do..
If anyone has one it would be great cheers :thumbsup2:
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Movistar Yamaha Make Mugello Magic

Movistar Yamaha Make Mugello Magic

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo was unbeatable in Mugello today to claim a brilliant victory in the Gran Premio d’Italia, his third consecutive MotoGP win of the season. Teammate Valentino Rossi also gave a stunning performance, to finish third, making it three double podiums for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team in a row.

Thousands of home fans of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team gathered at the Autodromo del Mugello to see their dreams come true today. Not only did Jorge Lorenzo claim a flawless victory for the Gran Premio d’Italia, Yamaha’s fifth of the season, but their local hero Valentino Rossi also battled his way onto podium. He secured third in a hard fought race, making it his sixth consecutive podium.

After a flying start from second on the grid, Lorenzo tucked in behind Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso to quickly make his intentions clear. He moved up from third to lead the way when he crossed the line for the first time. With a clear track ahead of him, the race went exactly as he planned. As his pit board signaled rival Marc Marquez’s approach, he put the hammer down, setting a 1’47.700, the fastest lap of race.

He gradually built a gap and remained untouchable for the rest of the race. Riding consistent laps in the low 1’48s the Spaniard finished his perfect performance at the team’s home GP with a 5.563s advantage. This win is Lorenzo’s third win at the Mugello circuit in four years’ time.

Starting from eighth on the grid, teammate Rossi lost time when he got caught up in the pack and finished the first lap in ninth. He quickly made his way through the field, hunting for Cal Crutchlow riding in sixth and overtaking him on lap eight. It took The Doctor four laps to close down a 2.5s gap to the group battling for second place. He immediately passed Dovizioso for fifth and went on chasing Dani Pedrosa, Marquez and Iannone.

Rossi had his mind set on the podium and, having watched Marquez crash out, he was quick to make a move on Pedrosa for third. He pushed hard to close in on Iannone, setting a personal best of 1.48.173, but was unable to catch his compatriot and secured the last podium place, 6.661s from his teammate, accomplishing a third consecutive double podium for Yamaha.

Lorenzo’s 25 point score adds to his total of 112 points, keeping him in second position in the standings. He is six points behind teammate and championship leader Rossi, whose 16 points put him on 118 points.

Jorge Lorenzo – 1st / 41’39.173 / 23 laps 

“I’m very happy, because I didn’t expect to escape with such a big margin, but sometimes it happens that you feel great on the bike. Today the track was not so quick so everyone has been a bit slower than we expected. I was the only rider to ride multiple 1’47s, so luckily for me I was gaining six or seven-tenths per lap, this was key to the win of the race. If someone would have told me before Jerez that I would win three races in a row I wouldn’t have believed it, but this is what happened. We are in a great shape; Valentino is getting podiums in every race so that means he is strong and also the bike is working really well. It seems that this year could be our year, so we have to take advantage of it. It was a different situation when I was twenty-nine points behind than now when it’s down to six, but even like that it’s difficult to close in on Valentino in points because he is always on the podium. Today Iannone stayed in front of him so it’s four points more and as I said six points difference is much better than twenty-nine, but we can’t relax and neither can Yamaha. Our competitors are working really hard to fix the problems they seem to have with the stability of their bikes and they will arrive at a point that they will win races, but until then we need to make the most of our potential to improve the bike little by little.”

Valentino Rossi – 3rd / +6.661s / 23 laps 

“Mugello was very busy, because I am very competitive and all the Italian fans expected a great race from me. It’s a bit of a shame that it wasn’t a fantastic race. I wasn’t strong enough but at the end of the race I arrived on the podium after a great recovery and a hard race. To be on the podium with whole the crowd is always magical with the track being full of people. I’ve been suffering the whole weekend, I was never strong and didn’t achieve a good level of speed. In the race I also suffered a lot, especially on the first lap. I think we have to improve, especially with Jorge being very strong, he is in a great shape and to match his level we need to be more competitive.”

Massimo Meregalli – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Director 

“To win anywhere is a fantastic result, but to win here in Mugello is even more special. It’s an important circuit to dominate at so to have both riders on podium in front of thousands of Italian fans at our home race is perfect. Jorge has again been very impressive and shown us all weekend his determination and belief in his ability to win, it was a well deserved victory. Despite not having the best start position Vale also showed his skill and race craft to fight his way through to a podium finish. I have to thank both the riders and the whole team for their hard work and effort to deliver these results, they give us the motivation to continue like this. We leave here holding first and second in the championship having demonstrated that we have the riders, bike and team capable of consistently fighting for victory every weekend.”

2015 MotoGP Italy  – Mugello 31/05/2015  

1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 41’39.173  
2 Andrea Iannone Ducati ITA 0’05.563  
3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 0’06.661  
4 Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 0’09.978  
5 Bradley Smith Yamaha GBR 0’15.284  
6 Pol Espargaro Yamaha ESP 0’15.665  
7 Maverick Viñales Suzuki ESP 0’23.805  
8 Michele Pirro Ducati ITA 0’29.152  
9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati ITA 0’32.008  
10 Yonny Hernandez Ducati COL 0’34.571  
11 Scott Redding Honda GBR 0’38.553  
12 Loris Baz Yamaha FRA 0’42.158  
13 Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 0’44.801  
14 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia ESP 0’50.435  
15 Eugene Laverty Honda GBR 0’53.060  

MotoGP World Standing  – Rider Standings After Race 6 of 18 

1. Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 118
2. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 112
3. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati ITA 83
4. Andrea Iannone Ducati ITA 81
5. Marc Marquez Honda ESP 69
6. Bradley Smith Yamaha GBR 57
7. Cal Crutchlow Honda GBR 47
8. Pol Espargaro Yamaha ESP 45
9. Maverick Viñales Suzuki ESP 36
10. Danilo Petrucci Ducati ITA 32
11. Aleix Espargaro Suzuki ESP 31
12. Yonny Hernandez Ducati COL 26
13. Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 23
14. Scott Redding Honda GBR 18
15. Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 16
16. Loris Baz Yamaha FRA 10
23. Stefan Bradl Yamaha DE 1

Source: Movistar Yamaha Make Mugello Magic


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Isle of Man TT Saturdays practice session

Category : Biker News

Isle of Man TT Saturdays practice session

Photo: iomtt.com

QUALIFYING for the 2015 Isle of Man TT races got underway on Saturday evening, but unfortunately weather conditions meant the first practice session had to be cut short.

The session got underway with a speed controlled lap for the solo and sidecar newcomers with TT rider liaison officer and 2002 Lightweight TT winner, Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle led the first wave with the second rider liaison John Barton led the second wave.

Following shortly after, the 12 F2 sidecar newcomers got their first taste of the Mountain course on closed roads. These newcomers were led by experienced drivers and passengers Roy Hanks/Kevin Perry, John Holden/Dan Sayle and Tony Baker/Fiona Baker-Milligan.

At 6:57pm the Lightweights set off down Glencrutchery Road for their first official session of the 2015 Isle of Man TT. Jamie Hailton and Michael Sweeney led the way and they were followed in quick succession by Junior Manx Grand Prix winner Andy Lawson and Dan Cooper, Michael Rutter and James Hillier.

All of the newcomers had soon made their way back to the grandstand whilst Hillier set the quickest speed through the Sulby speed trap at 156mph. Hamilton was the first rider to complete a lap of the Mountain course at 112.19mph whilst Sweeney completed his first lap at 111.18mph.

Hillier was another rider over the 112mph mark, but the quickest two riders on the opening lap were Gary Johnson and Ryan Farquhar. The duo had left the line together and lapped at 114.866mph and 144.827mph respectively. Lee Johnston, on-board another KMR Kawasaki, lapped at 113.32mph.

Farquhar and Johnson circulated together on their second laps and increased their speeds to finish laps of 117.12mph with Johnson 0.1s behind.  

Rain began to fall around various parts of the course and Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson ended the session early, therefore the F2 sidecars were unable to take part in the first session and will now have to wait until Monday evening to get their first laps in.

Due to the weather, once again, it is looking unlikely that Monday’s practice session will take place. The Clerk of the Course has issued this statement: “At the moment there is every indication that the weather isn’t looking good.

“We want to give people plenty of notice so we will review in the morning and make an announcement at around 2pm dependent on conditions at the time.

“I will be in constant contact with the Meteorological Office at Ronaldsway – who incidentally were spot on with last night’s forecast when we had to curtail the session towards the end of the Lightweight TT session.”

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Source: Isle of Man TT Saturdays practice session

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MotoGP 2015 championship standings after Mugello

Category : Biker News

MotoGP 2015 championship standings after Mugello

VALENTINO Rossi has managed to keep hold of his MotoGP championship lead, but only just. Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo is now only six points behind the Italian after winning at Mugello. 

Andrea Dovizioso has moved down to third with his team-mate Andrea Iannone only two points adrift. 

After crashing out of Mugello and therefore scoring zero points, Marc Marquez is in fifth place with 69 points. Brit Bradley Smith is only 12 points behind reigning world champion Marquez. 

Cal Crutchlow sits in seventh after a DNF at Mugello, 10 points behind fellow Brit Smith, while Smith’s team-mate Pol Espargaro is eighth. 

1. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 118
2. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha  112
3. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 83
4. Andrea Iannone Ducati 81
5. Marc Marquez Honda 69
6. Bradley Smith Yamaha  57
7. Cal Crutchlow Honda 47
8. Pol Espargaro Yamaha  45
9. Maverick Vinales Suzuki 36
10. Danilo Petrucci Ducati 32
11. Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 31
12. Yonny Hernandez Ducati 26
13. Dani Pedrosa Honda 23
14. Scott Redding Honda  18
15. Hector Barbera

Ducati

16
16. Loris Baz

Yamaha Forward

10
17. Michele Pirro

Ducati

8
18. Nicky Hayden

Honda

8
19. Jack Miller

Honda

6
20. Hiroshi Aoyama

Honda

5
21. Alvaro Bautista

Aprilia

5
22. Eugene Laverty

Honda

3
23. Stefan Bradl

Yamaha Forward

1

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Source: MotoGP 2015 championship standings after Mugello

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MotoGP 2015 Mugello race results

Category : Biker News

MotoGP 2015 Mugello race results

JORGE Lorenzo took his 36th MotoGP victory at Mugello today reducing Valentino Rossi’s Championship lead to just 6-points.

Temperatures hit 50 degrees at the Autodromo del Mugello whilst Lorenzo disappeared off into the distance to leave Factory Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone to begin the fight for second.

Repsl Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa joined the battle for second, as did Valentino Rossi just before the end of the race.

Marquez made a good start moving from 13th on the grid up into sixth at the very first corner whilst Rossi made a disastrous start on the opening lap dropping him down to tenth.

Rossi charged through the field to join in the podium fight with only eight laps to go.

Drama began as Dovizioso was forced to retire due tot a damaged rear sprocket and Marquez crashed out of the race with 6 laps remaining to leave Italian’s Iannone and Rossi to take second and third respectively.

Lorenzo scored his third victory in a row and has now closed the gap to Rossi at the top of the Championship standings to just six points.

Iannone claimed his second podium of the season as he rode through the pain after discovering he had a fractured humerus after a test crash in Mugello before the French Grand Prix.

Pedrosa claimed fourth as the only Honda inside the top ten, just over three seconds behind Rossi. Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith finished as the top Satellite rider in fifth as Cal Crutchlow crashed out of the race with just three laps remaining. Crutchlow was taken to the Medical Centre for X-rays, but luckily there were no broken bones, just a dislocation of his ankle and will therefore need a medical inspection to be declared fit to race in Catalunya.

Smith’s team-mate Pol Espargaro finished in sixth whilst Maverick Vinales and wild card Michele Pirro finished in seventh and eighth respectively. Danilo Petrucci finished in ninth with his team-mate Yonny Hernandez completing the top ten.

Scott Redding continues to struggle on the Factory-spec Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda after running wide meant he had to fight back from 19th to eventually finish 11th.

Race results:

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 41:39.173
2. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team 41:44.736 (+5.563)
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 41:45.834 (+6.661)
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 41:49.151 (+9.978)
5. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 41:54.457 (+15.284)
6. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 41:54.838 (+15.665)
7. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar 42:2.978 (+23.805)
8. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team 42:8.325 (+29.152)
9. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing 42:11.181 (+32.008)
10. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing 42:13.744 (+34.571)
11. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 42:17.726 (+38.553)
12. Loris Baz FRA Athina Forward Racing 42:21.331 (+42.158)
13. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing 42:23.974 (+44.801)
14. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini 42:29.608 (+50.435)
15. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team 42:32.233 (+53.060)
16. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing 42:54.438 (+1:15.265)
17. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 42:54.554 (+1:15.381)
18. Marco Melandri ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini 43:21.013 (+1:41.840)
DNF. Cal Crutchlow GBR CWM LCR Honda
DNF. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team
DNF. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team
DNF. Stefan Bradl GER Athina Forward Racing
DNF. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team
DNF. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar
DNF. Jack Miller AUS CWM LCR Honda
DNF. Alex De Angelis RSM E-Motion IodaRacing

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Source: MotoGP 2015 Mugello race results

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ZX-9R late model owners here?

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ZX-9R late model owners here?

I would like to ask someone who owns a late model Kawasaki ZX-9R (’98-03) to take a picture of the rear light fixing/bracket (under seat) and upload it here or email it to me on [email protected]

Trying to sort my Ninja.

Greatly appreciated.
T.

Source: ZX-9R late model owners here?

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Mugello.

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Mugello.

Attachment 175302 :lbhbh: Carbon discs ‘n all!!

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First Tradgedy of TT2015

First Tradgedy of TT2015

Reported by Isle of Man Police on their Facebook Page:

ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISION:

At approximately 11.25am on Sunday 31st May 2015, a serious Road Traffic Collision occurred on the Mountain Road, near to the Les Graham memorial. Involved in the collision was a motor cycle, being ridden by a visiting 60 year old male from England.

The rider was taken to hospital, but was subsequently pronounced dead.

The police have spoken to a number of witnesses but would urge anyone who has witnessed this incident to make contact with the Police on 631212

Oh how I hope that this is the last of these incidents to happen during the TT Period.

TTwebsite extend their deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this poor unfortunate soul.

Source: First Tradgedy of TT2015