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Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By dmcd
There are r1200r threads in the road warriors...

There are r1200r threads in the road warriors section, you might get a better response over there. (I have an '11 r12r)
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 37,630
Posted By dmcd
Had a phone call from my local BMW dealer...

Had a phone call from my local BMW dealer inviting me to come for a test ride on the new r12r........... Next March?!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35,108
Views: 8,757,115
Posted By dmcd
Wow nearly 35,000 posts about a road with a 30...

Wow nearly 35,000 posts about a road with a 30 mph speed limit?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 177,714
Posted By dmcd
Northern Ireland Moto X ...

Northern Ireland Moto X

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/IMG_425043936072562_1.jpeg (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/derekmcd/media/IMG_425043936072562_1.jpeg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By dmcd
First mock up☺ ...

First mock up☺

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/20141018_195802.jpg (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/derekmcd/media/20141018_195802.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By dmcd
Yip, can probably find the receipts if you need...

Yip, can probably find the receipts if you need to see them, i spent a few months practising with the tig, wasting argon and rods, and learning settings from youtube videos, that was how I stumbled...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By dmcd
Got the cap and filler neck off ebay.

Got the cap and filler neck off ebay.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By dmcd
If you are after inspiration, this was the video...

If you are after inspiration, this was the video that made me think I could "have a go"

http://youtu.be/rw5lYMmxSB0


I used a brush shaft and a paint tin to do my curves.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By dmcd
Cheers Pjay, just wanted to have a second opinion...

Cheers Pjay, just wanted to have a second opinion before starting to close in the bottom.

SpikeC, Thankyou, but it wasn't that hard to make, it is my first attempt at sheet metal work, aluminium...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By dmcd
Race rep tank, baffled or not?

Decided to have a go at making an aluminium fuel tank for my cb550 race rep project, so bought a sheet of alloy and a tig welder.
...
Forum: Racing 10-02-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By dmcd
Dunlop Family film "Road"

This is being shown on TV here in Northern Ireland for the first time next Monday!

It may disappear.

http://youtu.be/JRFFFSGg7TU
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 177,714
Posted By dmcd
Some more... ...

Some more...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/Mobile%20Uploads/20140824_131711.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/Mobile%20Uploads/20140824_130110.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 177,714
Posted By dmcd
Some pics of classics I took at this years...

Some pics of classics I took at this years classic TT

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC09382.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC09360.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 08-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmcd
Nice weather today for the 250/350 classic at...

Nice weather today for the 250/350 classic at Ballaugh Bridge, and the F1 F2 at St Ninians.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC09326.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmcd
Some pics from out and about on the Island...

Some pics from out and about on the Island yesterday.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/Mobile%20Uploads/20140824_125829.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmcd
Racing has been cancelled for today, due to rain,...

Racing has been cancelled for today, due to rain, wind, mist, low cloud, surface water, locusts, bad visibility, pestilence etc.

Good news though is that tomorrow looks a lot better.
Forum: Racing 08-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmcd
Today was a bit of a long drawn out affair. First...

Today was a bit of a long drawn out affair. First practice, then a vintage parade lap, followed by the classic 500 TT. I didn't hang around for the Joey Dunlop parade and Manx GP practice.
...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmcd
Managed to squeeze in a bit of trail riding as...

Managed to squeeze in a bit of trail riding as well....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtRddr9WYo4&list=UU1gE_s4r0aB32PZYQYF9LaQ
...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmcd
Thursday night practice was untimed due to damp...

Thursday night practice was untimed due to damp conditions, but tonight was fine, so we headed to Glen Helen to feed the midgies, (wee biting insect buggers).

I rarely take photos, and it was...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmcd
Classic TT / Manx GP

On the Isle of Man for the Classic TT & Manx GP. I'm not very good at the narrative, so i'll just post as many pics as I can, and you guys can comment as you see fit.

As I was waiting to board...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 37,430
Posted By dmcd
My BSA B33 at the Creg Ny Baa on the Isle of Man....

My BSA B33 at the Creg Ny Baa on the Isle of Man.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC08562.jpg

The view down the road
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 245,656
Posted By dmcd
Is the rusty bolt in the rear plug hole normal,...

Is the rusty bolt in the rear plug hole normal, or am I missing something?
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 46,189
Posted By dmcd
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9Xwg07uuQJ4/U6n...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9Xwg07uuQJ4/U6ncuhM0GBI/AAAAAAAABuE/nqQEUwikoIM/s640/P1070566.JPG

My office is on the floor below in that building, small world eh?!
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 46,189
Posted By dmcd
Just found this RR, sorry I missed you passing...

Just found this RR, sorry I missed you passing through N Ireland, and yes you are a lucky ba&#ard as far as the weather is concerned!!

There is motorbike racing on the Isle of Man next week...
Forum: EMEA 06-28-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By dmcd
Take the coast road from Belfast to Portstewart. ...

Take the coast road from Belfast to Portstewart. There will be Brown road signs indicating the route to follow, carrick a rede rope bridge and the Giants causeway are both on that road.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 245,656
Posted By dmcd
My '55 BSA B33 on the Isle of Man TT circuit a...

My '55 BSA B33 on the Isle of Man TT circuit a couple of months ago.

Brandywell, the highest corner on the mountain circuit.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC08587.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,172,391
Posted By dmcd
Cheers man, thinking about you the other day! ...

Cheers man, thinking about you the other day! Almost a year since you dropped in. Still got the Xchallenge? Still travelling? Still drinking cold coffee???
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,172,391
Posted By dmcd
Cheers, was looking at their ebay site but didn't...

Cheers, was looking at their ebay site but didn't see anything small enough.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,172,391
Posted By dmcd
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/20...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/20140619_152614.jpgQUOTE=Damian_74;24428413]Is that a Hillman Imp in the background? I had one if them when I was an apprentice - had mine out to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,172,391
Posted By dmcd
Yeah, always loved the Gulf GT40s. I'm having a...

Yeah, always loved the Gulf GT40s. I'm having a bit of difficulty finding small Gulf stickers locally, but ordered some small tag/heuer ones in the meantime.


The paint will probably chip, it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,172,391
Posted By dmcd
Had posted in the other xchallenge thread that I...

Had posted in the other xchallenge thread that I had my plastic radiator guard broken by a rabbit, so as I was going to have to paint all the panels due to various scratches and scuffs, I thought I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,816
Posted By dmcd
Bloody rabbit!

Was riding up a narrow trail with raised banks on either side when I saw something dart out and hit the left side of the bike. Didn't think much about it until I was washing the bike and found this....
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 200,021
Posted By dmcd
That's funny, people bought R12Rs and spent a...

That's funny, people bought R12Rs and spent a fortune trying make them tour like RTs. Now people are going to spend a fortune turning nineTs into R12Rs?
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,974
Posted By dmcd
Met Keith Flint of The Prodigy, races bikes...

Met Keith Flint of The Prodigy, races bikes himself quite successfully, but was running his "Team Traction Control" at the TT. Real nice guy, although he looked a bit concerned when I told him that...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,974
Posted By dmcd
The pic stuck to the tank was of the German dude...

The pic stuck to the tank was of the German dude from the closer to the edge film, standing with Simon Andrews.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/imagejpg1-1.jpg


He was hanging...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,974
Posted By dmcd
William Dunlop was on the same ferry home last...

William Dunlop was on the same ferry home last night as us. He was smiling but seemed a bit embarrassed being wheeled in a wheelchair past the hundreds of motorbikes getting off the boat beeping...
Forum: Racing 06-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,974
Posted By dmcd
That's the TT over for another year. Nice piece...

That's the TT over for another year. Nice piece of history for the Harrison's doing a father/son double in the same week (sidecar and lightweight).

Good news that William Dunlop is stable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 819,146
Posted By dmcd
It may have been their first time on the Isle of...

It may have been their first time on the Isle of Man, Ive been round it hundreds of times, so had the confidence to go a bit faster.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 819,146
Posted By dmcd
Me on the Isle of Man TT circuit, last Sunday,...

Me on the Isle of Man TT circuit, last Sunday, Mad Sunday, one way road, no speed limit. Not terribly exciting but good fun on a 'sensible' bike. Had to slow down for low cloud!
...
Forum: Racing 06-04-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,974
Posted By dmcd
Sorry my camera/lens cant cope with 150mph and...

Sorry my camera/lens cant cope with 150mph and dark conditions, but here are a few pics from today........

Guy Martin 600 supersport
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