Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Stonesie » 03 Sep 2017, 17:08

Kwacky wrote:Hopefully the weather is good. I don't fancy wet mountain roads on the corsas.



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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Kwacky » 03 Sep 2017, 17:39

No point looking at weather reports more than 2 days ahead.

Worst case I take the Versys if the weather looks crap. I'll struggle against your litre bikes but at least I know the island.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby D6Nutz » 03 Sep 2017, 17:53

I'll be struggling a bit of it's wet as the tyres are still really new and the have really changed the handling of the bike (for the better) do having to re-learn it a but
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Stonesie » 03 Sep 2017, 18:11

I've had 4 days on the isle of man, over 2 years ago so I doubt that I will be going too fast.

It will be a good few days whatever the weather I think.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby duke63 » 03 Sep 2017, 19:46

We are there to enjoy it, not set lap records. The mountain road is only a small part of the IOM.

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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Jack » 03 Sep 2017, 20:34

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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Kwacky » 06 Sep 2017, 10:00

Forecast is still looking like showers.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby D6Nutz » 06 Sep 2017, 10:02

Kwacky wrote:Forecast is still looking like showers.
The forecast I've just looked at was showing more than showers.

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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Stonesie » 06 Sep 2017, 10:17

What debate? Im washing my textiles in Nikwax tonight and will be in those.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Cav » 06 Sep 2017, 10:28

Strap your kneesliders to your goretex - jobs a good-un!!
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Kwacky » 06 Sep 2017, 11:47

Textile jacket for me, goretex boots, leather jeans and waterproof overs for the jeans.

I'm using the Versys. I don't want to risk the street tyres on wet mountain roads.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Cav » 06 Sep 2017, 11:52

Still got the Supercorsas on the street? I personally like them in the wet (not the damp, only a truly wet road). very predictable due to the long treads - really good for drifting too!!
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Blade » 06 Sep 2017, 11:59

Have a good trip guys. If I had a reliable bike I would have come.

Have fun and stay safe (y)
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Kwacky » 06 Sep 2017, 16:22

Cav wrote:Still got the Supercorsas on the street? I personally like them in the wet (not the damp, only a truly wet road). very predictable due to the long treads - really good for drifting too!!


No, Rosso Corsa - they don't work well in the damp or in the wet. I've had a couple of big slides and a very close highside from them.

The supercorsas on the 765 seemed to be better in the wet but I put that down to using rain mode.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Blade » 06 Sep 2017, 16:53

Kwacky wrote:
Cav wrote:Still got the Supercorsas on the street? I personally like them in the wet (not the damp, only a truly wet road). very predictable due to the long treads - really good for drifting too!!


No, Rosso Corsa - they don't work well in the damp or in the wet. I've had a couple of big slides and a very close highside from them.

The supercorsas on the 765 seemed to be better in the wet but I put that down to using rain mode.


I ve had about 6 sets of Rosso Corsa on various bikes and used to believe they were really good but the Conti's I ve just tried are an absolutely brillant fast road tyre in the dry and the 6 miles I managed the other day in the rain they were very good and confidence inspiring. Never felt so confident in the wet (y)
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Kwacky » 06 Sep 2017, 16:59

Right folks, what time are we meeting and where?

Look to leave at 8am at Stafford Services?
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Stonesie » 06 Sep 2017, 17:06

I will probably meet you guys in Liverpool, anyone know a decent coffee shop near the port?

Oh and i may fuel up in Liverpool too, 'tis a tad more pricey on the island.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby D6Nutz » 06 Sep 2017, 19:58

Kwacky wrote:Right folks, what time are we meeting and where?

Look to leave at 8am at Stafford Services?
I'm staying in the same place I did last year, so hoping to stuff down a full English and meet up with duke.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby duke63 » 06 Sep 2017, 21:44

Looks like textile jacket with leather trousers.

Times are fine by me.
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Re: Isle of Man - 8th to 10th September

Postby Blade » 07 Sep 2017, 20:06

Have a fun safe trip guys and hope the weather is kind to you (lol)
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