Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cadwell - MT125 - testing reviewed.

All in all, we had a great day out - the weather was unbelivable - warm and sunny.

I learnt a lot about the bikes, they really are unique.
Jerry thinks nothing about just whipping the head off to check the fuelling.

Riding Marina hard I noticed under full power in the higher gears she seemed to be holding back, as if it was about to seize or run out of fuel.

We jetted down, and tried it again, however there was no particular improvement.

Jerry went away to think about it, a few days later he rang to say he thinks it might have been the new exhausts we were using.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Busy day.

Done quite a few sessions now on Marina. Something is not quite right though.
Don't know if it is fuelling or something as simple as needing a new spark plug.
Jerry is taking her home to hopefully to find a solution.

Up and running.

Marina is finding it a bit intimidating being out in the ACU group.
But we are having a good time and not everyone is having it their own way through Hall Bends...

Marina's a bit too noisy.

MSV rules say only 105db and Marina's putting out 109 so we have set Steve to work already.

Arrived at Cadwell.

Got here lovely day. Marina was too noisy at first.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Off for a run on the 'maggot'

Steve McNic called round on his 'maggot' to give me a lift to our local bikers place - Squires Cafe at Sherburn in Elmet.
I went to leave some posters and leaflets - the place was absolutely packed out.
Shows what a bit of sunshine does for you!
Click here to visit their website:
Squires Cafe

Saturday, March 14, 2009

You're magic to me, a beautiful mystery...

Been to see Jerry today, and he's generously offered one of his stable of Honda MT125 machines to race this season.

Well here she is - going to be riding her next Saturday if all goes well.
So just taking her to meet Steve and Harry, and throughout this week we're going to give her the 'once' over before we set off for the track.

Looking at the colour, she really is going to have to be called, Marina, as in 'Aqua Marina' - remembering the gorgeous mermaid - for all you Stingray fans.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sponsors and Supporters Club

It looks like I'll need about £10,000 to cover the costs of everything that I would like to try and do this season.
I know it's a very difficult time to try and raise cash, but if you can help out, you can click here to see the details of my Sponsors & Supporters Club

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nice new specs...

Just been and had some new spectacles fitted at C&J Nixon Opticians by Chris and Martin; but in fact everyone there is extremely professional and friendly - I can certainly recommend them!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Current press - BikeSportNews

Had a great career review in the BikeSportNews!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The offset front sprockets have arrived and have cured the chain alignment, plus now we will have the right gearing for most circuits now.

The gear linkage also has been revised moving the quick shifter to a most secure location.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Loverrrllly new wheel...

When discussing things with Mark after Christmas, we were unsure of the 5.0" rear wheel for 'Sabina', I sugested the first thing we use was 4.5" rim to help cure the chain run problem.

A bonus is it will help the bike change direction too!

I got this photo, and comment from him the other day:

" 4.5 rear wheel, specially made for the old girl by marchassini in italy..."

I don't think Mark knows how to spell Marchenisi - he will once the invoice arrives though!