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manxie49 last won the day on July 19

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About manxie49

  • Birthday 06/12/1966

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    Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, BMW S1000RR
  • Location
    Isle of Man

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    Paragliding, green laning, fell walking, Adventure touring

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  1. Good luck with this .... I can't help, I was just another ill thought out consideration of my dads back then! Try posting a request on here http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?fid=12 Lots of older bikers and race lovers on there, someone may be able to help
  2. Happy Birthday to both of you, hope you have a good day
  3. Happy Birthday .... All the very best
  4. manxie49

    BMW special tools

    Live and learn, I always thought the single sided swing arms had a series of smaller bolts holding the rear wheel in place , never had one though so don’t know. Hell of a size bolt
  5. manxie49

    BMW special tools

    FFS! Has it got a lorry wheel on it
  6. Dash cams are okay when it comes to using them to provide evidence in the event of an accident, but they're a double edged sword, lets face it none of us are perfect. The problem is there are now far to many "dash cam warriors", who witness something on the road and run home in a weird state of arousal at the thought of posting it on social media, these are the tools who seem to think they're perfection personified and had their licences bestowed upon them by god himself! Some of these self righteous gits need to get themselves a life......
  7. manxie49

    BMW special tools

    BMW annoy the crap out of me, damn good bikes but not the most user friendly to work on yourself .... everything on them are torx! Do they not use Allen keys in Germany? I struggled finding a socket for the axle nut on my s1000, 36mm, biggest nut I've ever known to secure the axle on a bike, even taking the rear wheel off and putting it back on, something that should be quite straightforward forward, wasn't! Still love the bike though so I'll put up with the annoyances.
  8. Have a look here, these guys do the same training and from all accounts are pretty good https://i2imca.com/?fbclid=IwAR0cU_Jurb08MFdNhbMekmZFVS-paxo-V5PFicq9jJmgL-AoBLHfIwufYYQ
  9. One of the best courses I did was run locally by an instructor, half day on slow manoeuvring. Sounds boring I know, but some of the skills were challenging and really went some way to improving slow riding and manoeuvring confidence. I think a group called the Motorcycle academy runs the same sort of course. I was lucky when I did my IAM training, my observer used radios, so feedback was instant, I do know a lot don't, real shame.
  10. I did IAM a few years ago and found it really good. My observer was a former police motorcyclist. I’m hoping to do the bikemaster course next year …. Any training is good training, goes some way to helping keep you on the ball.
  11. Happy Birthday Mucker .... Have a good one Late Birthday pressie on Monday .... Enjoy
  12. manxie49

    See ya

    Take it easy mate …. All the very best
  13. Happy Birthday's ....
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