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    Dovi - behind the scenes documentary

    A fascinating look behind the scenes of Dovi's 2019 season in MotoGP, insights from him, his bosses and pundits. The article summarises the film, and there's a link to click at the foot of the page...
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    Indeed, we escorted our (socially distancing)...

    Indeed, we escorted our (socially distancing) visitors back to the Beckhampton roundabout this afternoon before taking a cross country route home via Broad Hinton, Lyneham and Chip’num and saw plenty...
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    Well, if that sh!tweasel Dominic Cummings can...

    Well, if that sh!tweasel Dominic Cummings can interpret lockdown rules in phase one as he pleases and drive 250 miles up-country while exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms then I can foresee a lot of people...
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    It would appear that, faced with the government's...

    It would appear that, faced with the government's ambiguous declarations ("go to work" "don't go to work"), people have in general decided "what the feck" and are largely going out as and when they...
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    +1 for Wiltshire Tyres, though I’d phone them...

    +1 for Wiltshire Tyres, though I’d phone them rather than try using the website, that was anything but helpful when I was looking last year.
  6. Thread: Out !

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    Well, it was nice while it lasted, Tesco's system...

    Well, it was nice while it lasted, Tesco's system caught up and my £1 fill-up became £15.12... but it is nice to be paying less than a quid/litre for once. I recall that fill-ups on my Fizzie, with...
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    Our current government are beneath comment, a...

    Our current government are beneath comment, a cabinet filled with like-minded zealots rather than anyone selected for competence or experience. The easing of restrictions is based on economics, not...
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    The old bill in Cumbria have urged people not to...

    The old bill in Cumbria have urged people not to head to the Lake District in droves once restrictions are eased, and I’d expect that Dorset plod will be trying to dissuade a lemming-like rush to the...
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    Welcome back Simon, long time no see... I’ve...

    Welcome back Simon, long time no see... I’ve always resisted Facetube and will continue to do so. Hopefully you’re the scouting party for many more of the regulars from ten years ago to return, it’s...
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    I reckon that it’s too soon to start lifting...

    I reckon that it’s too soon to start lifting restrictions, there are still plenty of people getting infected and still too many dying. Just because the Daily Express is calling for lifting of...
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    Hmmm, sad to hear. I never used them myself but...

    Hmmm, sad to hear. I never used them myself but recall hearing the name for decades. Sadly I don't think that they'll be the only ones :-(
  12. Chicky had expressed a wish to learn more about...

    Chicky had expressed a wish to learn more about bikes and mechanics and last September I returned from the Classic Bol d'Or to find that she'd relieved my sister of several boxes of rust that had...
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    Lordy, the owner of that rather classy looking...

    Lordy, the owner of that rather classy looking bike likes his rim brakes - two up front will require judicious application, and try using the rear without locking it up... shame really, otherwise it...
  14. Thread: Mike Hailwood

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    Back in 1980-81 I was a teenager tearaway in...

    Back in 1980-81 I was a teenager tearaway in Northampton and one evening I ended up at a pub called the Spencer Arms with my mate Malcolm - totally by chance, it wasn’t a regular watering hole of...
  15. Erm, aside from cleaning the living daylights out...

    Erm, aside from cleaning the living daylights out of them, wiring in battery charger leads, checking fluid levels and tyre pressures, cleaning them again.... oh, and fitting a new Akrapovic system...
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    In the current period of economic inactivity...

    In the current period of economic inactivity there are probably a lot of rockets being polished... ;-)
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    Are you still riding the ZX Dan? If so, the brace...

    Are you still riding the ZX Dan? If so, the brace would be a serious impediment to rearward vision, but on an upright bike it might be less of an issue. If that's the case it would explain things,...
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    Lifesavers aren’t needed in MX races. It’s a...

    Lifesavers aren’t needed in MX races. It’s a question of balancing risks in your own mind Dan. Over the years I’ve had more than my share of stacks but (touch wood) have never broken my neck, but...
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    To elaborate on that Judy, I think you mean "a...

    To elaborate on that Judy, I think you mean "a packed lunch and flask EACH" - one of each won't go far, unless you know someone with a very big flask who makes enormous packed lunches.... ;-)
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    So the tories spend the last ten years running...

    So the tories spend the last ten years running the NHS into the ground, starving it of funds so it'll die a death and they can privatise it, create the hostile environment to scare away all the...
  21. The biggest offenders as standard were R6 and...

    The biggest offenders as standard were R6 and GSX-R600s from around 2006-2008... basically the models that had the really diddy silencers that were neatly tucked in for tidy aesthetics but sadly...
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    I’ll take “big bike” to mean first one bigger...

    I’ll take “big bike” to mean first one bigger than a moped... mine was a Suzuki GT250M that I bought just after turning 17 and selling my Fizzie (which I sold for £100, I’d be looking to get around...
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    Jer's minor correction doesn't alter the fact...

    Jer's minor correction doesn't alter the fact that Combe only has 2 pros in its favour concerning trackdays, as Dan pointed out; proximity and food. I've ridden every regular trackday circuit in...
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    That will DEFINITELY fail the noise test at...

    That will DEFINITELY fail the noise test at Combe. Due to the NIMBYs their noise test procedure is more draconian than at any other circuit regularly used for trackdays. A test at a normal circuit...
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    That's what garages are for!

    That's what garages are for!
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