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Unread 01-27-2015, 02:50 PM
rodprice rodprice is offline
2nd position and catching the leader
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The Island Classic is done for another year, some good results and some not so good. Mike Pero and Todd Sutherland rode my TZ250W and TZ350, Mike 3rd= in class for his third ride since 1983 and Todd with two wins and a 3rd in the 500 class, it was all looking good until the gearbox broke. A huge thanks to Todd and Mike and Norman MacDonald for his spannering. Norm has decided that he needs to return next year with his new build CMR TZ750. Bring on next year!
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Unread 01-29-2015, 05:52 AM
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Good stuff Rod!
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Unread 02-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Peter Hinton Peter Hinton is offline
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Our bikes were pretty even over the whole meeting. Maybe the new bodywork gave me 1 or 2 k's top speed over the std TZ. When it was windy, I was in big trouble. Graeme mentioned putting the std TZ stuff back on, we should have. My mistake. I was a bit detuned after seeing the tail end of Glenn Hindle's getoff and made sure we finished every race. Lachlan Hill is getting faster and Todd did a pretty good job steering and Richard Peers-Jones doesn't just come for the holiday.

We finished every session. Only had the bottom off the fairing once, to attend to the clutch. The tank never came off and nothing rattled loose. We went 1 size bigger on the mj on Thursday and maybe it was too rich at 16:45 both afternoons. We played with different tyres and tried to quickly dial out chatter, the Avon has more grip available, but we put old 4111 Dunlop back on the front.

The lap times are coming down but the lap record is still 1.75 seconds away. Some more overseas riders could change that, I'm sure. We look forward to being back in 2016 and hope to make less mistakes and try and improve the result. What a great meeting!
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