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by Phil Davies
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: We're off in a couple of weeks for a fortnight :)
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: We're off in a couple of weeks for a fortnight :)

So then Steve, passing through here - I'll put the kettle on.


Oh.....that Birmingham, careful they talk funny there!!! :D
Enjoy
by Phil Davies
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: Trying to track down Roger Edwards
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Re: Trying to track down Roger Edwards

I have found your Roger Edwards (he confirms its him!) - he does not visit this web site, so if you private PM me with a contact number and an email addy I'll pass them on to him for you.

Cheers
by Phil Davies
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bar
Topic: Nathan Bostock.
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Nathan Bostock.

And which is just one of the banks that have 'facilitated credit' for the contractors affected by the Carrillion debarcle - why RBS of course, GULP.
by Phil Davies
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: Can you help? Do you recognise any of these from a long time back?
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: Can you help? Do you recognise any of these from a long time back?

Image 'Old 16' is one that makes me realise why I went charioteering - sums it all up!
by Phil Davies
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: circuit of wales
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: circuit of wales

The only surprise is that it has taken as long as it has to get this far. It was always a scam no validity anywhere, DS pointed the clever facts out ages ago. If you noticed at the UK MotoGP this year, the CoW 'branding' was nowhere to be seen,anywhere (and I was really looking), as it was previousl...
by Phil Davies
Wed May 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: Stands
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: Stands

Passenger on all fours - what else could there be?

Oh all right then!
by Phil Davies
Wed May 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: Three Sisters circuit has closed, did you race there?
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

Re: Three Sisters circuit has closed, did you race there?

Rode there several times on my 16" BHR 'three wheeler'. When I first went there and saw the track, my first thought was "how the f**k am I going to get the Vin around here". What transpired was the best 'how to drive your outfit properly for speed' lesson I could ever wish for. To get round quickly ...
by Phil Davies
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: TYRES HELP PLEASE
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: TYRES HELP PLEASE

Next week I'll speak to the very nice man at Avon and see how the Snetterton test went (the final test before batch production) and when the first batch will be available for sale and through which channels. They are working VERY hard to get the first batch out ASAP because they know everyone is in ...
by Phil Davies
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: Where have all the tyres gone?
Replies: 41
Views: 17411

Re: Where have all the tyres gone?

You don't have any choice these days Geoff, the only width size Dunlop made in the modern era was 3.50 and Avon have made moulds for this same size. The reason being is that there are still lots of BMW outfits abroad that can only accommodate a maximum size of 3.50, so it does not make financial sen...
by Phil Davies
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: Where have all the tyres gone?
Replies: 41
Views: 17411

Re: Where have all the tyres gone? - Hot news

Hot news on tyres! - as opposed to news on hot tyres!!!! The very nice man at Avon confirmed today (I was supposed to ring him yesterday) that an initial batch of tyres was not up the standard they require, they are making another batch, some of these are going to be tested on an outfit at CRMC Snet...
by Phil Davies
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

Re: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines

Hello Chaps, The 750/700 in a conventional chassis (one of Loughborough John's finest) was the best fun I ever, ever had with my clothes on, the perfect engine in the perfect chassis, I just have to get the thing out there again. :shock: Gordon, I remember you and the Mrs in the ACU star series on y...
by Phil Davies
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

Re: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines

Gordon, I wish I could get the Yam outfit out tomorrow (this work thing is a real pain in the a**e), I am desperate to ride it again before they slip me into the care home! Tony, do you mean all those years of learning how to correctly tighten down to seal warped cases have been wasted, now that new...
by Phil Davies
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

Re: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines

Hello Gordon, Thanks for the invite, but. I don't do farcebook, never seen the need to, because of the problem of finding the good stuff in the mountains of crap there. For slidey related stuff I only ever come to this place. My plans for this year are (amongst other things) to get a 750 to make noi...
by Phil Davies
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

Re: What hapoened to all the TZ 500-700-750 Engines

Some of them sitting in a garage here, just waiting for the time (and some money) to get them noisy again. Geoff, I have to disagree with you. From my experience, if you spent the correct money and installed the proper parts (none of them Yamaha!) correctly from the start the engines were very quick...
by Phil Davies
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: Where have all the tyres gone?
Replies: 41
Views: 17411

Re: Where have all the tyres gone?

Steve Cannot say the man's name yet (he did not want to be deluged by people asking the same question over and over), he was OK to give me his name on the basis that he said that he would confirm (when I ring him, because he is waaayyy busy making tyres, strangely enough!!!) the planned availability...