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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:50 am 
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That honestly would scare me shitless. The lack of engine braking leaves no room for error - balls of steel required.

But in the olden days, that was normal. That's why we had brakes. And they didn't work when it rained.

:yt: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:30 pm 
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03 wrote:
t965m wrote:
That honestly would scare me shitless. The lack of engine braking leaves no room for error - balls of steel required.

But in the olden days, that was normal. That's why we had brakes. And they didn't work when it rained.

:yt: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Nipping up of the piston was a crude form of engine braking :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:16 pm 
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t965m wrote:
That honestly would scare me shitless. The lack of engine braking leaves no room for error - balls of steel required.


The EBR ecm on my 1125 adds a little fuel to get rid of engine braking. As it has been converted to track use engine braking isn't required, if you're not on the throttle, then you're on the brakes. When I next get my YPVS on the road, you'll have to have a go. There's something quite addictive about keeping it on the pipe.

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:58 am 
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No comparison with the Yam, but a friends Lambretta scared me silly back in the day! lOl I was shocked at how fast it was......or felt! ;)

It was a ratty SX200 bored out to 225 l think with totally knackered front suspension so it tried to go straight on when you steered or broke into a frightening wobble. :ill:

Epic sound smell and look though! :yup:

Now still made in India with much improved springs and brakes if you want a new one!


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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:56 pm 
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Ye gods! :o

here you go clive
A full lap with commentary . https://youtu.be/YGvsgYm9Cbs

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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:22 am 
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Waaaayyy too fast for me! :worthy:


Silk 700S anyone? :? More my sort of thing! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:28 pm 
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Barney has left the really scary bit out, if you running premix you have to keep the throttle open while your breaking or it will nip up.
They didn't call them the unrideables for nothing.
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 Post subject: Re: Spondon
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:16 pm 
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Things you had forgotten about......Kenny Roberts 250 Kwacker race rep with all the body and I think Stan Stephens tuning and some lovely pipes of which the name escapes me.....Loads of T`s I think? I don`t know, the drugs were often in those days lOl Nice colour though :sun: :rotfl:

I would say happy dayze.....They must have been, I am still here!


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