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  1. F308 MAN

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    Practice commences tomorrow in readiness for the world famous motorcycle Tourist Trophy, road races, here on the isle of man......most of you won't care two hoots, but nonetheless, i shall try and post some pictures, and information on the hopeful progress of our team (rider: James Muir; #47; Honda CBR600)
    cheers, david
     
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  3. stevep

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    great, thanks daveid lets just hope there are less deaths than last year and subsequent years

    steve
     
  4. BigTex

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    Hey F308 MAN!

    Actually I was in Austin Texas this weekend with an old mate and we were discussing this! He has been over once for the event, and a real bike nut.
    I told him of your posts.

    I'll send this link to him and maybe he'll pop in, if he can break away from reassembling the Ariel Square 4.

    What is that, anyway?????? Thanks for posting.
    He has a FJ1200 Yamaha for the heavy stuff

    "I see angels on Ariels coming to carry me home"
     
  5. Dale

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    David been watching 2003 IOM practice on men and motors today,was just a little taste for 2004,hope you get good results,looking forword to the pick's of the bike,event,

    cheers
    Dale.
     
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  8. andrewg

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    Which would explain all the bikers near the peir head in Liverpool today ( I was wondering what they were all doing)
     
  9. F308 MAN

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    #7 F308 MAN, Jun 3, 2004
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    first four pictures attached
    i) james (#47) on the practice start line.....the riders start all practice and races in pairs at ten second intervals.
    ii) & iii) the bike
    iv) team name (don't say it out loud and in front of the kids!)

    first practice on saturday evening was a disaster....the forks and rear shock had been to mr xxxxxx (reputable suspension guru) and have come back in the most awful state.
    best lap of four was 106 mph average, despite the front end chatter.
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  10. F308 MAN

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  11. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Great! Thanks!

    I hope you don't hit the limiit on pics for "unsubscribed memebers" before the race runs out! See GFD discussion.

    GREAT TEAM NAME!!!!! ;)
     
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  13. F308 MAN

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    two more:
    viii) manx wildlife collection.
    ix) two guys at the top of the practice leaderboard - adrian archibald and bruce anstey.

    tuesday evening was again a useful practice session.....adjustments had helped us to a best lap of 110 mph.

    wednesday started great....consistent improvement up to the third lap and 112 mph.....then disaster - the fookin motor seized !

    WANTED: CBR 600 RR to gently parade around the isle of man tt course

    watch this space !
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  14. steve f

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    hey dave have you anything to do with the prep on this bike as it is similar to your 308 no furking brake lights
     
  15. F308 MAN

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    only brakes i know of, are those involving copious amounts of tea or coffee
     
  16. BigTex

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    Somebody send this man a crate motor, quick! We got an EVENT goin' on! :(
     
  17. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    BTT What's going on?? Can you swap engines at this point without penalty or will you have to repair/rebuild what you have???


    Put your press agent for the team, or the nearest cutie, on the line to give us the play by play!!

    Good Luck!
     
  18. F308 MAN

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    Thanx speedy......we need, and have sent for, HRC liners, pistons, head gasket, bottom shells, little ends (complete), rings etc.
    We shall not be competing in the first race tomorrow (sat), however we are hopeful to be up and running for the 600 cc race on wednesday, and possibly the blue riband event next friday.
    watch this space....
    cheers, david
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  19. BigTex

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    Man, I know I hate going into the fray without a spare to bolt in! In case.

    Best of luck!
     
  20. F308 MAN

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    TT2004 over....cannot source parts in time

    boo hoo !
     
  21. F308 MAN

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    Fantastic racing today !......watched from up on the mountain.....weather perfect.....another pal of mine, david bell, was racing (he has five races in total through the week), and came home 14th - his fastest of four laps was at an average speed of 119.73 mph - this is his first TT.
    Winner of the same formula one race was john mcguiness (yamaha R1), who smashed the lap record at over 127 mph.....second adrian archibald, third bruce anstey.
    try to post pics after mondays racing.
    david
     
  22. ferrari355gtb

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    Great photos Dave - please forgive my ignorance but who's the guy you're photograhped with ?

    Rick
     
  23. steve f

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    not to sure but i feel sorry for him
     
  24. Badapple

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    It's Giacomo Agostini.
     
  25. Klint

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    Those R1s are heck fast, sorry to hear about the engine troubles....darn, such ashame too.

    I missed out on Sprint day today and the 'Proddy' race, due to revision and a massive hang over...
     
  26. F308 MAN

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    Where have you been hiding young man ?
     
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  28. Klint

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    David, My friend.

    How have you been keeping?

    I've been extremely busy which has been clearly shown by my lack of activity around F-Chat, during the summer months I hope I can scoop up some free time to participate abit more around F-Chat.

    Those MVs look stunning! Got to love those four underseat tail pipes.

    Take Care,
     

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