Author From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man  (Read 3527 times)

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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 10:45:14 pm
    November 21, 2011, 10:45:14 pm
    *Originally Posted by jaffa1963 [+]
    Hiya DCB,

    Hope you're getting along better with the street.

    Yes, getting used to it now.   I have stopped being wary of it and am really pleased with how manoeuvrable it is.

    So far maximum is 85mph heading up to the Creg and back down, as it has been pretty wet and windy since I bought it, but I am now comfortable with it and use it every day.

    There is no way I am going to put it away for the winter, and the T140V will now only be stretching its legs on sunny Sundays from now on.

    I thought that at my age buying the Street Triple was a nonsensical decision but it is the best thing I have done for a long time.




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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 10:49:29 pm
    November 21, 2011, 10:49:29 pm
    Excellent news! Let's hope you get some decent weather to stretch the bike a bit-aren't some of your roads limit free?

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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 12:22:21 am
    November 22, 2011, 12:22:21 am
    *Originally Posted by jcp [+]
    Excellent news! Let's hope you get some decent weather to stretch the bike a bit-aren't some of your roads limit free?

    There is no overall limit here.   Most of the mountain part of the TT course - a ten mile run - has no limit, and there are no limits in the country areas between towns and villages, so there are a few hundred unlimited miles, including the majority of the public roads which make up the TT Course.   

    If you like biking, this is the place you must come to at least once in your life.   

    And if you come once, you will come back again.   Those of you on the forum who have been to the  TT/Island will know what I mean.   

    Thanks to the TT, biking permeates our culture and has done for over 100 years.   Every one of my generation (passed my test in 1963) rode bikes, and most of us continue to do so.

    We pour Castrol R on our Weetabix in the morning....

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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #13 on: November 22, 2011, 09:44:24 am
    November 22, 2011, 09:44:24 am
    DCB

    Had my first trip over this summer with some guys who've been regulars, we were there the week before Manx GP practice, so not too busy/expensive.

    I enjoyed myself, with mix of sightseeing and course riding, but my chums were moaning about new 40 & 50 mph limits but I think they're temporary around race times (?), certainly the locals ignored them!


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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 09:08:53 pm
    November 22, 2011, 09:08:53 pm
    Heyup DCB and  :401: from Belgium

    Yep, would love to come over with my Striple to tour the place .... but not with the hordes methinks, though I like to whisk along at a reasonable pace, don't need to be shocked off the seat by too many maniacs, methinks  :038:

    Great to hear that progress has been rapid, sure the grin has also been stretching out?  :007: :008:

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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 09:55:47 pm
    November 22, 2011, 09:55:47 pm
    My first time at the TT this year, bigger plans for 2012, hope to return in 2013.

    Brilliant trip only marred by speeding summons and 238 fine, but then let off due to inability of officer to write down reg number correctly.

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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #16 on: November 22, 2011, 10:21:12 pm
    November 22, 2011, 10:21:12 pm
    Hi and welcome
    My other half has had her seat re-worked by Tony Archer(doncaster)
    For the grand total of 70 (gel insert is more) he will work his magic  on the striples seat so that the front is approx 1" higher than normal,so making the slope of the seat less. He has done approx 20 seats from blokes on my forum for the zzr1400`s and all of them are very pleased with theres as well.You post your seat off to him with instructions or pics of what you want in any colour/ material with or without pinstriping a different colour and hey presto  a week or so later back it comes. this is Lindas seat on hers
    scoots

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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #17 on: November 23, 2011, 12:57:37 pm
    November 23, 2011, 12:57:37 pm
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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #18 on: November 23, 2011, 10:49:11 pm
    November 23, 2011, 10:49:11 pm
    If anyone fancies coming to the TT I help run a campsite for our football club at Laxey.   There are great facilities, including use of our clubhouse and bar, and breakfasts and food available all day.

    It is an idyllic setting in the Laxey valley and only costs a few pound each night.

    I am not touting for business for our club, as we know the campsite will be filled, but if you fancy a very reasonably priced holiday, with a great craic in Laxey at night and all the other attractions of the Island at TT you will have a great holiday.

    I don't work for the Tourist Board either, I just want real bikers to have the best time possible.

    And the bonus is you can get a few laps in on your Triple.

    https://laxeyfc.intheteam.com/modules/page/Page.aspx?pc=250711&mid=35245&pmid=0
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    Re: From the Soul of Motorcycling - Isle of Man
    Reply #19 on: November 24, 2011, 09:45:52 pm
    November 24, 2011, 09:45:52 pm
    We stayed in Laxey, lovely place and lots of access via backroads to good viewing spots.

     


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