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Me and my mate are going to Spain again next year for 11 days but we’re taking the van with the bikes in and are going to probably book 2 or 3 hotels and then ride out from there and not have to carry all the gear and hassle of finding hotels every night, might look at booking a track day for when we’re there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dog78 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2020 at 12:45
Great idea hemi, traffic is so much less overthere and you will have a great time. You will have plenty of choice for which bike you take. It will be great if you can go the same time as us.
With the van you will be able to take the gear you need for the track day too. Which bike would you take, that will be interesting πŸ€”πŸ˜πŸ‘
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It’s a long wheel base high top so I can get 4 bikes in, either take my k3 or the fireblade and my zx9r for the road riding . My mate can take his zx9r and we’ve got enough parts and a track fairing to build another zx9r.
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Spoilt for choice πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dog78 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2020 at 23:03
I hope a few of  us can make it, if only to  meet and have a laugh.
Everyone is welcome new or old. 
Here's a mock up of the Animal in its new livery guise, well different from any R1 of its year 
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Hi lads, I am going to Portimao on the 8th of May , I shall have a 2020 Aprilia RSV4 coming with me, which should be interesting πŸ€”, Anyone wants to come it's with FE,  three days about 540 but you will have to check. I will try to do one in Spain before that as I need to ride a bike, haven't ridden since October and with this injury may not get a ride till next year.
This is the final finishing touch to the R1, like the Aprilia they ain't getting anymore parts, I think they both been spoilt πŸ˜‚.
So next year all I want to do is ride them. 
If anyone wants to come next year, everyone is most welcome one thing that is great about this forum is that there are no bike snobs. Makes a great change from Facebook, I learnt so much on here and AF1, also made some great friends and that continues till this day.
Oh the finishing touch to the R1, the Little Viking g ot the rear caliper (Aprilia),  and the R1 gets the thumb brake, both PFM.
I know hemi is a big fan of PFM and so am i. It is just so special looking, a work of art, British engineering, IOM πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜πŸ‘
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Awesome mate! No bike snobs hahaha Just aswell that thumb brake is probably worth more than my trackbike LOL. How many days is that  in may? Is it deposit down now and balance later. I'm well up for it mate.
I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
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Very nice, wal at Pfm is great to deal with.
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Hi Adam, it is for 3days, 200quid deposit and the balance about a month before. I will message you on WhatsApp. 
I have checked the weather out and it will be 22 C at its hottest so it is pleasant, apparently it can get very hot there but that is OK. I will send you a track guide too.
It is very hilly like a roller-coaster. 
That thumb brake might come in handy as the bikes wheelie there especially in two places. 
It does look a bit daunting, but everyone said that we will love it. 
I might pay for tuition for the first day with Steve Brogan, it is a good way to learn the circuit and lines plus I think it will make the next two days more enjoyable. 
He normally takes 4 with him for the day. This time I won't push it in the first session οΏ½£.
I did want to go to Almeria first and I might still do depending on what dates they got but it will be before Portimao, which is like Caldwell GP but a lot wider and I hear they got good run off. With Almeria you are straight in the gravel. You like Caldwell so this will to your liking. 
I was lucky to get that caliper secondhand, they don't come up often, I just have to engineer a way of using my oem master so I can keep foot and thumb. It save me buying a daul master that ain't cheap at all. But I think I got a solution by using a junction valve. Have a look on Foccused Events site and in the meantime I will get some details for you. 
It will be a great laugh too, see if we can get some more to come by then too. 
Hi hemi, yes Wal is a gentleman, I always found him helpful, also have had some great advice of him as well. Great customer service and support βœŒοΈπŸ‘

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Sounds good Richard you’ll have to be giving the little viking some love soon she’ll be getting jealous LOL


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Hello Mark, I can sense my late mother reminding me all the time about the Viking, and it will be on the bench this winter, it has been left in the corner of the shop with a dust cover, someone broke the indicator lenses, i stole a 8mm nut of the exhaust to get the thankless job out the workshop. So i do feel terrible and guilty for neglecting the Little Viking, so she has done upgrades as in Corsa Corta clutch master and brand new race  PFM caliper, and I would like to take her home to her native IOM for a vist, she still has her IOM registration. I can't tax her as my friend who's address I used to use passed away, so she may lose her IOM number plate. If I won the lottery I would take her home and never come back, maybe the odd time πŸ€£πŸ‘. I think she is getting homesick and I would love to go to the Classic TT, I ain't been to a classic or as it was then called the MGP since 1983, when I was a mechanic, the year my mate would have finished second place, and had the gearshaft not snapped on the last lap in the senior, it had to be the 6 lap race πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€. 
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I'd be up for a visit to the Classic for sure Rich! Especially as you have some amazing stories to tell my friend Big smile
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I'd be up for a visit to the Classic for sure Rich! Especially as you have some amazing stories to tell my friend Big smile
Hi Rick, I hope you are keeping well, unfortunately I can't say the same . I have got a trapped Siactic nerve and after two months of no improvement, I have been recommended to a consultant. 
They wanted to send me to Orthopaedic choice, i refused and said I will go to the CEO of southern health as it wasn't till I approached him that I got a MRI after 15 years.
Like I said to the GP, would he take his car to a garage that could not repair his car in 15 years 🀣.
Enough about the old this old Dog, yes we will go there mate next year, it might be the only place we can go.
Fair play to the IOM, they enforced their Covid rules and restrictions with zeal 🀣. When they shut the island down they told all residents that they had two weeks to get back, my brother being on of them. Two weeks or no admittance 🀣. They also fined some people 10k, I like their style πŸ˜….
It will be great if it goes ahead, a lot less people than the TT and some nice bikes to look at. 
Look after yourself Rick πŸ‘
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Hey dog that r1 looking sweeetThumbs Up saying about the tt next year have you heard anything about the diamond races on the isle of wight sounds like it could be worth a trip?
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Hey dog that r1 looking sweeetThumbs Up saying about the tt next year have you heard anything about the diamond races on the isle of wight sounds like it could be worth a trip?
Hi Hangry, thanks mateπŸ‘.  Shame i didn't get to check it out, oh well next year and something to look forward to.
If that goes ahead i would definitely go as it is not far from Winchester, I will keep an eye out for that, I never heard about it till you mentioned it on here πŸ‘. 
It would be worth a trip for sure.
I am not booking no more trackdays now, I have Portimao on the 8th of May and I am going to leave it at that for the moment.
I need to get healthy, I never thought besides missing riding my motorbike that I would miss riding my carbon mountain bike, I only rode it on the forest and would take it in the car there. Just c been told I can't do that because of further risk of injury οΏ½£.
Let's hope next year is better for all of us πŸ‘
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sh*t, hope you get some progress on your back soon 🀞
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Thanks Owen, it is a bit worrying as it took my mate a year and an operation to get it sorted.
I did ask my sister if she would stand on my lower back, but she wouldn't. But he boyfriend had a go with his thumb on one of them tables, he said it would hurt, I was nearly chewing the table when he hit the nerve and it went away but only for that day haha, if and when I recover I shall train real hard, as its only since I stopped scaffolding that I have had back problems. I can only think having a strong core strength protected me.
Anyway I mange to get in the workshop and keep plugging away with the R1, but the thumb brake is a problem but I shall solve it.
There was a brand new Smalmoto exhaust for sale in the US, the poor lad broke his ankle racing his rsv and then after he recovered was hit on the road by a car and lost his leg from the knee down. Poor Jay couldn't have had worse luck, yes he is selling the brand new exhaust, I would have been tempted if I was going to do the big bore. But a great chance for anyone wants one, something you won't be able to buy in the future πŸ‘
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That's terrible luck.

What have you done with the thumb brake? Y joint in the line to the brake pedal?
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I ended up buying a master that is purposely made for a thumb brake with two outlets. I was going to use a valve which ch would have made my master the same, but after researching it I found that doing it that way I would have too much travel, to be fair for the sake of 50 quid I should have given it a go and seen for myself. Now the oem  push rod doesn't Qnium master, I have written to them and asked if they will send me a push rod, they said that on the master with the 50mm mounting holes need the rod. But I sent them pictures showing that it will not fit and am hoping that they will send me a rod.
My other problem is the clipon mount thumb brake has to clear the indicator, mode, lights switch. I can rotate it so it just clears, I would like to move it to the top of the clipon but with the indicators it would not be practical, it is going to be a compermise somewhere, I might have to dremmel a part of the clutch perch to get it on. What would have been perfect is if the the clutch perch the front of it bolted to the back of the thumb  brake.
but the pfm is offset. I may see if an engineering shop can modify it. Race switches don't do the roadstuff haha,
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That's what you want hemi, it don't take up as much space, also the clutch lever is where it should be for your fingers.
They make some of the best calipers, people say they are better than Brembo. SBU in the US used them for their race bikes, beautiful looking things. 
That is a good solution, they are now using two levers like pfm. But that is a neat way of having the clutch and thumb together πŸ‘
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They have supplied endurance teams for years, the endurance calipers have 12mm thick pads.
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Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

They have supplied endurance teams for years, the endurance calipers have 12mm thick pads.
I was seriously considering their red calipers, but at the time i could only get them from the US, i don't know that has changed.
That is some thickness of pad 🀣, mind you at race pace and endurance race, understandsble and a great advantage to do the whole race on one set πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
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Yep shame you didn't get to try it but as you say fix yourself up first bud Thumbs Up
Haven't heard to much about diamond races but looks like it's got the go ahead we shall wait n see.
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