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
Thursday, March 19, 2009
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!
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Saturday, March 14, 2009
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
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.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
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:
"...new 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!