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February 25th, 2018, 01:50 AM   #11
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So that's two plans of Michaels revealed, last night he posted a picture on twitter of his CBR600 alongside a BMW superstock bike, just the superbike to reveal now, the consensus seems to be he'll be on a Tyco BMW.

If this fella goes through women like he goes through manufacturers he needs testing
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March 1st, 2018, 12:18 AM   #12
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Just seen this on Facebook



Suzuki superbike, BMW superstock and Honda supersport, interesting mix of machinery, he'll probably run a Kawasaki supertwin again too.
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Was a bit of a kick off on social media on Friday after Hutchy posted a tweet(now deleted) which wound up a load of Dunlop fans, basically something to do with Michael doing most of his winning while Hutchy was injured. The fans responded quite strongly basically calling Hutchy a cunt, a cheat and mocking his ability to stay on a bike.

I've followed the TT for 25 years and I've never seen such a nasty rivalry between a pair of riders in that time, it's becoming a little bit silly now. Michael doesn't always help things as he still brings up the illegal pistons issue from 2016 when he can.
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Was a bit of a kick off on social media on Friday after Hutchy posted a tweet(now deleted) which wound up a load of Dunlop fans, basically something to do with Michael doing most of his winning while Hutchy was injured. The fans responded quite strongly basically calling Hutchy a cunt, a cheat and mocking his ability to stay on a bike.

I've followed the TT for 25 years and I've never seen such a nasty rivalry between a pair of riders in that time, it's becoming a little bit silly now. Michael doesn't always help things as he still brings up the illegal pistons issue from 2016 when he can.
Hutchinson can be very mouthy when the feeling takes him, some of his comments after breaking his leg and feeling sorry for himself, but he is an accomplished rider.
I don't really know anything about Michael though, but his uncle Joey, now there was a racer.

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Hutchinson can be very mouthy when the feeling takes him, some of his comments after breaking his leg and feeling sorry for himself, but he is an accomplished rider.
I don't really know anything about Michael though, but his uncle Joey, now there was a racer.
It all kind of started in 2016 when Hutchy was fastest in practice on the factory Tyco BMW ahead of Michael on the Buildbase version, then when Michael won both the Superbike/Senior races Hutchy started whinging that Michael was getting help from BMW which he wasn't, then in the first supersport after Michael was disqualified for illegal cams, Michael held his hands up and accepted his machine was against the rules, the fella who supplied and built the engine for him did likewise. Then after the second supersport race a scrutineer pointed out that the pistons in Hutchy's Yamaha were oversized, there was a bit of too-ing and fro-ing and in the end Hutchy's first place remained which pissed Michael off because he'd just lost a second place finish for an illegal component.
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It all kind of started in 2016 when Hutchy was fastest in practice on the factory Tyco BMW ahead of Michael on the Buildbase version, then when Michael won both the Superbike/Senior races Hutchy started whinging that Michael was getting help from BMW which he wasn't, then in the first supersport after Michael was disqualified for illegal cams, Michael held his hands up and accepted his machine was against the rules, the fella who supplied and built the engine for him did likewise. Then after the second supersport race a scrutineer pointed out that the pistons in Hutchy's Yamaha were oversized, there was a bit of too-ing and fro-ing and in the end Hutchy's first place remained which pissed Michael off because he'd just lost a second place finish for an illegal component.
Hmm well shit happens and neither of them build engines so how were they to know.
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Hmm well shit happens and neither of them build engines so how were they to know.
MD works on his own engines, he blew two engines in practice and bought one from another team and just stuck it in not knowing about the offending component, in fact in his book he admitted if he'd given the engine a good going over before fitting it he'd have spotted the issue straight away but just holds his hand up over it.

He also wrote in his book regarding Hutchy's bike and this is a direct quote -

"I was accused of reporting Ian's bike to the scrutineers because it had overlong pistons, a clear infringement and, unlike mine, likely to give a performance boost. Here's the thing: I saw his bike and it was true. I don't care what anybody says - you can bring any lawyer to our house. I've been building Yamaha R6 engines since I was seventeen. I'm not saying I'm the best engine builder in the world or the best engine tuner, but I know what an engine looks like- they were supposed to be standard pistons and these weren't standard pistons."
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Lol does he never knew that either and I've not read his books, got far to many really, my wife goes spare with me and my bike books, got 4 book cases full of bike related books, my 1st one was a bike my dad owned in 1948, its the BSA M20 Maintenance Manual, from 1937 lol.
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Lol does he never knew that either and I've not read his books, got far to many really, my wife goes spare with me and my bike books, got 4 book cases full of bike related books, my 1st one was a bike my dad owned in 1948, its the BSA M20 Maintenance Manual, from 1937 lol.
Michaels is a good read if you can put up with the macho "and I thought 'right you prick' as I smashed him with 10 punches" bollocks

McGuinness's is a must read though.
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Michaels is a good read if you can put up with the macho "and I thought 'right you prick' as I smashed him with 10 punches" bollocks



McGuinness's is a must read though.


Jim Whitham’s book is a good read too, very funny as you’d imagine with his sense of humour.
Wayne Rainey’s is brilliant and incredibly sad how his career ended so abruptly.
Casey Stoner’s is great, it covers the slog and hardship he went through coming over to the uk to progress his career.
Guy Martin’s was enjoyable too, I’ve got his second one “worms to catch” ready on the shelf.
Away from bikes, Ozzy Osbourne’s books are hilarious as is Motley Crue’s.
I’ll go and get MD and J McG’s books to take on holiday
Cheers Ant.
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