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  1. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    IMG_3747.JPG Anyone follow this epic racing event practice laps started today if you haven't heard of this motorcycle event checkout YouTube and you will see some men with balls of steel racing the island
    @rocketnorton we need a good motorcycle thread
     
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  2. exSW

    exSW Going,going..Gone

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    Yeah,those boys got some big ones .
     
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    CR888 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    It takes a certain mind to do what Isle of Man racers do.......they are freakin nuts! When spaced out telephone poles become a blurr, well your moving.
     
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    jacob j. Jon1212 Approved!

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    I'm planning on seeing it in person in 2018.
     
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    jacob j. Jon1212 Approved!

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    rocketnorton Pinnacle OPE Member

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    well chit...
     
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    rocketnorton Pinnacle OPE Member

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    ajs, I collect decals/stickers if you have access to those.

    on another note, not iom type bikes, but what I got now... had 3 sportbikes, fastest I ever went was 170, 90 gsxr 1100.

    those guys are getting air @ those speeds. that is road racing...

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    80hd. frame is 80 flt, 05 drivetrain, 02 front end, pm wheels, 4p calipers all round. under 600 lb full o fuel. homebuilt fxr.
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  8. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    This race is *frenching intense to say the least! And correct me if Iam wrong but there is no speed limits there at all on the island.
     
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  9. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Yeah Ross there's no soft spots on that course
     
  10. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Some of the videos on YouTube are breathtaking when you see them come over a crest on the back wheel bike twitching @ 170-180 mph insane
     
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  11. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    That'll be a good holiday JJ
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Nice lot of bikes rocket that's a fair rates of knots 170
    I seem to remember you saying you had a interest in the norton's they have a team entered again this year
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    You are right there is no national speed limit but some parts are limited to 40mph where it's safe and possible you can go 200mph you can start driving at 16yrs but there are safe driving laws , driving safely at speed isn't discouraged
    Awesome
     
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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    I cant sort out this link but this is a video of guy Martin and Robert Dunlop giving it hell on the TT it will show you what the roads are like

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    Yup, one crazy race. Always wanted to have a run at that course.
    I remember hearing a story where there was a pub or some such that would leave the front and back doors open to provide an over run path through the building on one of the more dicey corners.
     
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    exSW Going,going..Gone

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    Here it is.
    To be young and quick again.
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    That's insane
     
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  18. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Great find Ross that sums it up well
     
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    czar800 Living a dream!

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    I would love to see it also.
     
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    had 7 750 commandos, '69-'72 [2 combats] over quite a few of my younger years
     
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