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Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 917,395
Posted By dmcd
My '55 b33 on the Isle of Man TT circuit earlier...

My '55 b33 on the Isle of Man TT circuit earlier today.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/20150406_155758.jpg (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/derekmcd/media/20150406_155758.jpg.html)
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By dmcd
Hi, great thread! I am not a racer, but have...

Hi, great thread! I am not a racer, but have done 100s of laps of the TT course in various cars, vans and motorbikes. I have watched on board laps and played the game too, but none of them show...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,291
Posted By dmcd
I stuck a -30mm Hagon on mine (shortarse), it now...

I stuck a -30mm Hagon on mine (shortarse), it now spends most of its time lugging my 15 stone off road either in the IOM (pic), or my local rock quarry in N Ireland. A fairly tough test I'd have...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 451,494
Posted By dmcd
Forget about it, mine has shown a ring like that...

Forget about it, mine has shown a ring like that on the tubes since it was new in 2011.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 451,494
Posted By dmcd
I have the same bike, in the same colour, and I...

I have the same bike, in the same colour, and I was thinking about the future classic thing too, last of the air/oil cooled motors, and sold in fairly low numbers, at a fairly high price.

The...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By dmcd
Thought I'd have a go at rolling megaphones ...

Thought I'd have a go at rolling megaphones

Got some stainless steel for 20

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/20141107_152141.jpg

Was able to use a free app to work out the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 98,372
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37,519
Views: 9,855,977
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, 03:50 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 198,133
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
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, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
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 10-01-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
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, 01:14 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 198,133
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, 01:07 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 198,133
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
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, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
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, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 41,760
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 300,524
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 50,651
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 50,651
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, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
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, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 300,524
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,523
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,523
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,523
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 06-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,523
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,523
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,291
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 243,046
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,802
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...
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