Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Adelaide/Cornmarket

Adelaide/Cornmarket

Hey
Insurance is up for the yearly turnover shortly and am with Adelaide currently and for the last week i’ve been getting a call or text to my phone nearly daily from them to try to speed up a renewal. They seem very very eager since i’ve over a week and half till my policy ends. Someone said to me today they might be going out of business here soon and are trying to call in the cash.

Anyone heard anything similar and would they be safe to go with if they’re still the best quote etc?

Source: Adelaide/Cornmarket

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Wanted : Aprilia Mille R/ Aprilia rsv1000

Wanted : Aprilia Mille R/ Aprilia rsv1000

Hey lads, on the lookout for one of these. Any help much appreciated.
Source: Wanted : Aprilia Mille R/ Aprilia rsv1000

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Wanted : Track/Race Bike WANTED

Wanted : Track/Race Bike WANTED

Hello lads :bikerie:,

Maybe i am posting this a bit early as the racing season is not over yet but we’ll see what comes out of it.
I decided to start doing some track days (most likely next year) and therefor a track/race bike is needed. I don’t know much about this so anyone with any sort of advice is very welcome to share it. I have no track experience but something tells me I’ll be a quick learner :thumbsup2:
So, as far as a bike goes it has to be a 600cc. The more track/race ready it is the better. I have searched the forum history of track/race bikes for sale in previous years and saw some really impressive bikes that I would have bought in a heart beat. I haven’t made up my mind regarding the budget yet. I guess it will all come down to a bike and spec.

If anyone is considering selling one for any sort of reason (moving up in a class maybe) please contact me either via email or pm me or just reply here. The more pictures and information you can send me the better.

Send info to [email protected]

Cheers :thumbsup2:

Source: Wanted : Track/Race Bike WANTED

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Glenn Irwin aiming for wins at Dundrod

Glenn Irwin aiming for wins at Dundrod

British Supersport regular Glenn Irwin signalled his potential as a road race star of the future by making a promising debut at last year’s Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod.

The Carrickfergus rider broke the existing lap record in the Supertwins class and finished fifth in the event at the Dundrod 150 national meeting on Thursday of race week, after being involved in a four-way scrap for second place.

This year, the 25-year-old is setting his sights higher however as he seeks to secure a first win at the event.

“I’m going there with the attitude that I want to win and I’m carrying a lot of confidence into the meeting after some good results in the British Supersport championship,” said Irwin.

“Last year was not just my first Ulster Grand Prix, but also my first ever road race so I rode very conservatively, while still breaking the lap record.

“Unfortunately mechanical problems meant I had to pull in after the sighting lap on Saturday but this year I’m aiming for at least one win. 

“It’s a roads circuit and you have to respect it but I maybe respected it too much first time out. It’s still tarmac racing, only it’s a little bit more enjoyable. It’s an incredible circuit to ride.

“It’s not that different to circuit racing really, it’s only if you crash that it’s very different, but I’m looking forward to going back there and being on the Gearlink Kawasaki machine that I ride week in, week out.”

The former Irish Supersport champion will also compete again in the Supertwins class at Dundrod, riding for John Burrows’s Cookstown BE Racing team.

The son of former Irish champion Alan, the County Antrim man further underlined his credentials for future success in the most demanding of two-wheel disciplines by vying for a maiden triumph on his first appearance at the North West 200 in May.

“People were not sure how I would do but I qualified fourth in the Supersports and broke down in the Thursday night race while battling for the lead and for the win.

“Saturday’s race was more enjoyable as there were three of us going for the win and I threw the usual tactics that are needed to win there out the window.

“People tell you that you don’t want to lead at Portrush but I thought ‘let’s do this differently’ and unfortunately I made a small error at Black Hill, left the kerb and gave Alastair (Seeley) some room to pass.”

Irwin currently lies third in the British championship, with two wins to date this season, but insists that despite the more obvious dangers, the attitude he adopts for the roads is not that different from that he employs for short circuits.

“You try the exact same as on the short circuits but you have to adapt to a slightly different riding style.

“On the circuits you are braking heavily the whole way into a corner at maximum lean angle while, for road racing, you brake harder straight upright but when you get to the apex of the corner, you tone it back a bit to eliminate a little bit of the risk.

“People talk about riding at a certain percentage on the roads to take account of the dangers but I can a**ure you that if you win a road race at international level, you are really trying.”

By Richard Petrie
BBC Sport NI

Source: Glenn Irwin aiming for wins at Dundrod


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Milwaukee Yamaha's Brookes sets the pace at Thruxton

Milwaukee Yamaha's Brookes sets the pace at Thruxton

The Milwaukee Yamaha continued to lead the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship pack at Thruxton today (Friday) as Josh Brookes set the pace in both sessions ahead of tomorrow’s Datatag Qualifying session.

Brookes had been building up momentum throughout the sessions and continued to increase his pace at the circuit where he claimed a double victory last season.

Broc Parkes was sidelined for the weekend as the Australian continued to suffer from a recent arm pump operation and Adam Jenkinson will deputise for him for the remainder of the Thruxton weekend.
 
Josh Brookes

“It didn’t start out immediately that ok this morning – we like to have the bike close to the same as the previous track when we first start the weekend, but Thruxton is so unique that you have to come with a whole different attitude. We started on a set-up that didn’t work that well, but we were able to improve all day and a fresh tyre left me at the top of the sheets.

“In the afternoon, that meant we were able to play around with SC1 and SC2 tyres. It’s left us with more questions than answers at the minute – I tried the SC0 too, and while I like it, will it be as good at the end of the race? I think I was 0.6 faster than Shakey on the SC1 – but its how it’s going to affect how the race goes.”  

Adam Jenkinson

“It’s been a few years since I last rode a Superbike and the biggest things for me were the tyres and brakes. It was not such a massive change for me, the seat and handlebars were not so different compared to the Superstock bike, it was the tyres and brakes were the big ones.

“I’m satisfied but my last lap might have been better but today was just getting used to the bike. I’m confident that I can go faster but I am only 0.8s off the fastest time. I am not going to get giddy and carried away by it all.”

Source: Milwaukee Yamaha's Brookes sets the pace at Thruxton


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How to ride b****

How to ride b****

A valuable lesson to be learned here…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ZsVF6ZjuU
Source: How to ride b****

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For Sale : Osram H4 bulbs for sale

For Sale : Osram H4 bulbs for sale

A pair of Osram Night Breaker Unlimited H4 for sale, brand new, never opened.

Bought for Suzuki DL1000 VStrom but no longer have the bike, cost €28

Would like €15 for them.

Source: For Sale : Osram H4 bulbs for sale