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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:58 am

yes I know Ed,

thats great, thanks for letting me know, it should be really good this time, and the timing looks agreable to all those, Im still waiting for a few to confirm I will then confirm with the venue, hopefully all will have no issues at the practice day meaning we should have a good turn out, also with a bit of luck we should have a few engines to look at too.

regards Derek
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:28 am

Just thought i would remind you so that you knew how much tea and buffet to sort.

Oh and dad says the first round is on you!!


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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:16 am

Hi Ed

"Hmm" sure tell him I will look forwards to it, I see he enjoys a drop or two seems we have a lot in common!. but tell him Im only having one as I driv /on a diet.

but yes for sure the first one is on me,

but tell him he can get the rest,! lol

hows the bike comming on.

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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:41 am

What a great afternoon talking Bantam Racing, we had a few more bikes on show, some with some history that we need to try and find out about.

Ed if you would load the photo's, my good side please!,

many thanks for bringing along all the things you guys are working on, a special thanks to both Mike mcDonald and Mick Potter for taking the time to support our meeting.

I would just like to say, thank you Mike, and thank you Mick.

a few positives Ed found a very important item "a way to the Bar.

regards Derek.


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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:15 am

Hi Edward. The bars on the blue bike look very wide. # Regulations state the minimum width of bars but not how far inboard the grips and levers have to be.
I notice that on your red and yellow bikes the throttle is on the out-most part of the bars. It is good practice to have them further in, so that in the event of a spill the throttle can snap shut and not be wound open on the tarmac causing the engine to blow.

#Unless rules have changed since I last got my leg over.
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:11 pm

Nice pics edd did u have a chance to start them up?
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:42 am

Hi IAN

forgive me for answering this for Ed, we have a window of 12 till 1.30 for making noise, not disturbing the locals but, we did between these times, not all the bikes were running, but the boys in blue turned up brieflty just as we started making noise, it was a good day you would be very welcome to come to future meetings,

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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:31 am

So will Malcolm be out at Mallory then as it runs
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:21 am

Hi ian
I dont know the answer to your question.

but like you I'm keen for new starters to get started, but I think its so important for them not to rush, "just to get out", and to get out when they are ready.

But I can tell you "he has entered the Mallory meeting"

talking about Mallory - has anyone got their details through yest ? as I have still not had mine.

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PostSubject: Who are they?   Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:29 pm

I donīt recognise any of the three faces and the back of the head of the fourth at the table -- who are they, please?

Brilliant idea to have regular meetings -- better than using a website.

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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:33 pm

Hi John,

The people are:

Chap with his back turned and the better side is Derek

Straight ahead is Derek's dad Terry

Red Top and glasses is Mick Potter

Person Nearest with beard is my dad

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PostSubject: Thank you Young Man!   Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:29 am

Thank you Eddie.

I thought I recognised Terry but I doubt if we ever met...

Take care,

JayBee -- John-Boy.
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:33 am

Tickets ECT turned up on Monday dereck but I wouldn't panic
To much should have them be sat if not give Pauline a call she is always helpfull and knows what's what
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:24 am

thanks Ian, will do.

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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:03 am

Hi Ned,

Entirely my fault with the grips, i didnt think about that and thank you for pointing it out.

With regards to the bars on the blue bike do you mean that they need turning in? we have moved them up a bit and gonna look at angling them in, is that correct?

Kind Regards


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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:00 am

Hi Edward it's perfectly understandable that you set the grips as you did. On the road we need the throttle to stay open if we are doing hand signals. But for racing we need it to snap shut.
Re - position of bars. That's largely down to personal preference. I liked mine narrow and steep (a trend set by Jarno Sarenen) but that meant a fare amount protruding beyond the grips to comply with the minimum width rule. It wasn't uncommon for some guys to alter the position of their bars after scrutineering. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:57 am

Hi Ned,

Thank you for the advice.


Kind Regards


Eddie & Malcolm
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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:41 pm

Good Morning all,

As the season is now over im thinking of organising a meeting, it will probably be towards the end of October as not to interfere with anything and probably be in Gloucester. If anyone is interested let me know.


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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:14 am

Hi Ed ,
Have you any firm details of date , time and venue for the proposed meeting ?

Trevor

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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:25 pm

Good Morning Trevor,

I'm hopefully aiming for the 21st, will be around noon.

Just waiting to see if the pub has the room free then will confirm this.

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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:10 am

Thankyou Ed ,
Is the 21st a fixed date , as i have friends staying over that weekend and it would be awkward to abandon them whilst i am off
enjoying myself ?
If that date suits the majority then fine , i`ll make it another time .

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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:50 am

Good Afternoon Trevor,

No the 21st isn't a fixed date, im trying to arrange it so that everyone that wants to come can, will view the 28th also as a possibilty and maybe November.


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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:20 pm

Current date options are now 28th Oct, 4th November or the 18th November onwards.

Anyone wishing to come please let me know which dates suit.


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PostSubject: Re: midlands Centre   Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:02 am

Messaged all interested parties ref the meeting.


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