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June 13th, 2016, 12:47 PM   #21
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Ha yeah, always a good run - particularly when approached from the Cat and Fiddle. Haven't been there for years. Last time I did in fact the police were conducted 'random' checks on exhausts, number plates and visors.


They've done it for decades as far as I'm aware. They nicked me on the 350 outside Darley Moor for the heinous crime of not having matching engine and frame numbers. Despite me explaining the original crankcases were in the shed with holes where they shouldn't have and my v5 reflecting the change of numbers they talked crap to me and issued me with producer summons papers to their station.
The next day I popped into my local station with my papers and got a buddy who happened to work there to give them a call. After he'd bollocked them for trash talking his upstanding friend, I received a letter in the post expressing their deepest regrets and apologies.
The cat and fiddle used to be superb but now it's overcrowded with kids in cars trying to be fast.
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Ahh. Bless.
80s tech 2 stroke tuning. When they thought crankcase comp and a narrow pipe meant competitive power.
Still ridiculously good fun, though.


My CR500 was tuned by an American guy called Eric Gore. You wouldn't know if he's still working would you?
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Just got back from the island and the suter was awesome. what a noise , it sent shivers down my spine.
the rcv was pretty special too.
Matlock bath - I live about 2 minutes from. cops aint so bad these days the tourists are pretty dangerous mind.
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Just got back from the island and the suter was awesome. what a noise , it sent shivers down my spine.
the rcv was pretty special too.
Matlock bath - I live about 2 minutes from. cops aint so bad these days the tourists are pretty dangerous mind.
I got back yesterday, where did you stay?

And yes the Suter made a glorious sound and smell
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we sailed over in a yacht and stayed in the yacht in peel harbour.
we watched from a few places but the mitre pub at kirk micheal was a awesome view. ballercraine was also special.
loads going on in peel.
just recovering from the large amounts of alcohol.
i had bike envy all week. will ride over next year.
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They've done it for decades as far as I'm aware. They nicked me on the 350 outside Darley Moor for the heinous crime of not having matching engine and frame numbers. Despite me explaining the original crankcases were in the shed with holes where they shouldn't have and my v5 reflecting the change of numbers they talked crap to me and issued me with producer summons papers to their station.
The next day I popped into my local station with my papers and got a buddy who happened to work there to give them a call. After he'd bollocked them for trash talking his upstanding friend, I received a letter in the post expressing their deepest regrets and apologies.
The cat and fiddle used to be superb but now it's overcrowded with kids in cars trying to be fast.
Excellent stuff Yam and Arabb.
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My CR500 was tuned by an American guy called Eric Gore. You wouldn't know if he's still working would you?
Did Gore used to run a website back in the Web 1.0 days?
That and some of Ed Sorbo(?) stuff is all I know if US tuners. Oh and the articles they used to run on RS125s in RRW
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Did Gore used to run a website back in the Web 1.0 days?

That and some of Ed Sorbo(?) stuff is all I know if US tuners. Oh and the articles they used to run on RS125s in RRW


I don't know much about the guy myself, except when I was racing Supermoto in the late 90s, a mate sent a barrel and head to him for tuning as he'd researched him and was convinced he'd do the best job.
Just before it came back he was offered a works ccm as they wanted to get into the sport as there were only about four 4stroke bikes in the whole British Championship. He took the deal (crazy not to LOL) and gave me first refusal on the CR500 parts.
I snapped them up and "wow" the barrel was relined and bored to 540 odd cc, ported and came with a forged wiseco piston, rings, small end bearings, the lot. The head was skimmed and reprofiled too. It came with all the paperwork and the guy had even engraved his name on the barrel too.
I put it together and ran it in and it was fast, the digital speedo I'd fitted (a decent accurate one not a cheapo thing) indicated it was pulling nearly 140 mph on tall gearing. It's torquey but has an almighty kick when the real power kicks in, if you're not pointing forward when it happens it'll spit you straight off, especially on the dirt.
Great fun though, Eric Gore gets my approval LOL
I'd swap it for the Suter though LOL
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Serious question...does anyone think GP would be more interesting or less interesting if they went back to 500cc 2-strokes? Or is the current engine formula more than adequate? I know the electronics would have a huge impact on a modern 2-stroke for rideability, but I wonder if they would still be more fun to watch.
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