Great motorcycling photos

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Ready set slow, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. bigborett

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    Is the funny bit that Rossi rode a Suzuki or that he was everyones' favourite rider? I think the later is funny.:1drink
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  2. UTB

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    I should have added that its the same rider on the same corner at the same circuit in consecutive years.
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    If anyone fancies an onboard lap of Barry Sheenes favourite circuit a good example here;


    The photos above were taken at the Esses at about 34second (note the woods on the exit). Amongst other features note the handily placed monument at 50 seconds and the terrifying (Just to watch) jumps on the bottom straight from about 1:30 onwards.
  4. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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  5. troy safari carpente

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    Wow... I'd never heard of Oliver's Mount Circuit before... it's like mini-Mount Panorama in many respects... a public road that traverses a scenic escarpment that has been transformed int a racing circuit for certain events during the year. Just that the Mount Oliver circuit seems narrower, tighter and shorter that the Panorama layout... but everybit as technical and intimidating/unforgiving if you mess up it appears.
  6. Ron50

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    The poor Oz version
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    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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    Might, just maybe, saved it too, ........but probably not.....
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    No... I'm pretty sure he's headed for the AFU medical center... :nod
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    Most drums are like that. No idea why they moved to discs.
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    Speaking seriously, some of the pluses were the lack of fade and adjustment hassles, and the ease of maintenance, cleaning and wear checking.

    But the self-servo effect of the leading shoes meant discs gave a much more linear response and quicker release.

    When I was in my teens one of my party tricks was locking up the front wheel of my old 57 Thunderbird with a single leading shoe drum brake for about 50 metres in front of my mates. No worries about stoppies with the hard old tyres around then.

    Might have had something to do with all the exercise my right hand had had!

    It bit me on the arse big time when Triumph brought out the twin leading shoe front drum.
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    They are still around. And pretty quick too.
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    Sometimes.
    This one is a T500 rather than a TR. It's getting an upgrade with some TR spec gear sets from Nova.
    It went back together and raced the following day.
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    Denis Ireland about to 'flip it' after his throttle stuck open during a photo shoot. The more observant will notice the right hand position.
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