Pedrosa postpones MotoGP return

Pedrosa postpones MotoGP return

REPSOL Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has been advised by doctors to delay his MotoGP return until Le Mans and therefore will not race at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

The Spaniard underwent surgery after the Qatar Grand Prix on the 3rd April to help relieve a severe arm-pump problem.

Doctors have now completely removed the layer of fascia – the casing around the muscle – which was causing the arm-pump issue.

The Repsol Honda Team hoped Pedrosa would be back for Jerez this weekend, but despite three weeks of recovery doctors have recommended that the 29-year-old should rest until Le Mans – 17th May. This will then allow the arm more time to heal.

“I really hoped to return in Jerez but after riding a supermotard bike yesterday, we decided it’s not the best option,” explained Pedrosa.

“By competing in an entire race weekend we risk damaging the arm further and slowing down the healing process and the last thing I want to do is create a bigger problem.

“I’m missing my team and can’t wait to come back in Le Mans. Thank you all for all your kind messages, they give me strength in these tough times.”

As Pedrosa will not be racing this weekend, Hiroshi Aoyama will therefore be his replacement for the third race in a row. 

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For Sale : 05 st1300 Pan European

For Sale : 05 st1300 Pan European

Bike Make :Honda

Bike Model :ST1300 Pan European

Year :2005

Price : €6000

Mileage :32,000 miles

Colour :Silver

Extras :Standard

Overall Bike Condition :Very good

Tyre/Chain/Sprocket Condition :front tyre 60% rear 20%

Service History/Receipts/Recent Service work :full service at 29,000

Non Restricted/Shop Restricted/Factory Restricted :No restriction

Bike Location :Kerry

Irish/English Registered :Irish

Any Other Relevant Info :…2206?offset=10

Bought this a few weeks ago to replace my gsa, not for me though. Bought factory service manual and haynes manual since I got it as I had planned for it to be a keeper. Lovely condition, no corrosion of fork legs etc. Had heated grips at one stage but wires to grips cut off and it will need a rear tyre shortly.

Seriously smooth machine, beautiful engine , just miss being able to go down the bumpy, s***e roads in kerry.

Phone – 0eight795 four767nine

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Complaints to Councils in Britain
Extracts from letters written
to local councils:

1.. It’s the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow.

2.. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off.

3.. I wish to complain that my father twisted his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage..

4.. Their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence..

5.. I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other day that blew them off.

6.. My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand?

7.. I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is coming away from the wall.

8.. Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant.

9.. I request permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen.

10. 50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster, and 50% are just plain filthy.

11. I am still having problems with smoke in my new drawers.

12. The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared.

13. Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour and not fit to drink.

14. Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now is in three pieces.

15. The man next door has a large erection in the back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous.

16. Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third, so please send someone round to do something about it.

17. I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night.

18. Please send a man with the right tool to finish the job and satisfy my wife.

19. I have had the clerk of works down on the floor six times but I still have no satisfaction.

20. This is to let you know that our lavatory seat is broke and we can’t get BBC2.

Source: Complaints……

Mallow Road Races

Mallow Road Races

Seen dates for Mallow Road Races in August 22/23th.

Has this been confirmed, didn’t know we were having one down this way in 2015. Couldn’t find anything on any of the clubs websites.

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Review Mick Extance Enduro Experience

Review Mick Extance Enduro Experience

Getting some air

‘The important thing is that you’re smiling,’ says Mick

Mick talks me up a twig-covered hill

Breath-taking scenery

Mick’s son Adam Extance is a former motocross and BSB racer who now competes in speedway. He shows how that jump should really look.

I THINK it’s fair to say I’m not a naturally gifted off-road rider. Over the years, I’ve stopped being terrified and started to enjoy it though.

I used to fall off motorcycles at the thought of taking them off road. Now I could probably tackle easy to middling trails all day without parting company with the bike. But what would I learn doing that? To get better I needed to try things I didn’t know I could do. I probably needed to start falling off again.

So that’s what I did. I fell off maybe five times on the Mick Extance Endurance Experience. I’m not exactly sure of the number. Any more than three offs in a day and I stop counting.

None was very big. More like a series of unscheduled dismounts. But if you have to pick up both a bike and yourself, it counts as a crash.

In the process, my off-road confidence took a big leap forward, and I conquered some obstacles I previously wouldn’t have dared tackle.

Mick Extance has competed in seven Dakar rallies, finishing five. His off-road school has access to 1,500 acres of private land in the Ryd E Felin Forestry near the village of Llangynog, Powys, mid-Wales. It’s mountainous terrain with beautiful views and a diverse range of challenges, from log-strewn trails to steep, rutted descents.

A range of Kawasakis are available to ride, including KLX125s, KLX250s and KLX450Rs.

The key to gaining confidence off-road is to do it regularly. Since I don’t, I invariably make a nervous start, and take at a little while to relearn what I’ve forgotten, which is everything.

I chose a KLX125 to help with the re-familiarisation process. According to Mick, a common mistake people make is to ‘over-bike’ themselves, jumping straight on a 450 when they would make more progress on the 125. ‘The important thing is that you’re smiling,’ he said.

I was. The KLX125 is as unintimidating as a moped and made for a gentle re-introduction to dirt. But things were not going to stay gentle for long.

‘You’re going to race through there,’ Mick told me and Visordown ad man Kane Dalton. Kane’s raced in the TT, so it’s not exaggerating to say he’s got a competitive streak and is generally better on a bike than me.

The circular route led steeply downhill through trees before climbing back up. It started with a single rut which split into two, meaning someone had to go first. As the least talented rider, that was me.

The flooded ruts seemed too deep to tackle standing up so I sat down and stuck my feet out in front. Turning back up the hill, I sensed Kane on my right, so accelerated hard and got back to the top first. Okay, so I’d had a head start. It still counted. It definitely still counted.

Confidence levels up, I got on the KLX250 and now the real fun started, tackling a steep, gravelly hill-climb leading up to Mick’s motocross track. At the top, we rode a small section of the track, including a jump, before heading back down in a loop.

After a cautious start, my speed up the hill seemed to double by the fourth or fifth lap. Helped by the easy-going extra power of the 250, I got some air on the jump. I felt about ready for the Erzberg.

Of course I was still a faltering novice, probably pushing his luck now, as confirmed when everything suddenly went a bit out of shape on the climb. I don’t know what happened, as they say.

‘Don’t go too far in one day,’ a more experience rider warned me. ‘Make that it for now.’ He meant don’t get too cocky or you might have a big off.

Any growing over-confidence was checked by the obstacles Mick got us tackling next. First some ruts so steep the only way down was to paddle while almost constantly on the front brake. I fell off.

Then a hill covered in tree-stumps, with no clear route through. ‘Pick your own route,’ said Mick. I’d gone from thinking I was ready for the Erzberg to feeling like I was in it. I fell off.

Then some deep mud, which I’d never realised could be so difficult. I fell off.

With confidence levels given a reality check, I had a brief go on the KLX450R but decided I was more at home on the 250. It’s got a much more forgiving throttle response than the aggressive and snatchy 450, which is really a competition machine with an electric start.

Then we had a go at a steep, rocky, slippery climb. Getting up a hill like this would make a huge difference to our chances in an enduro race, Mick told us. It was all about speed at the bottom.

Slipping about all over the place, but keeping it pinned, I made it to the top, and ended the day with confidence restored. Had Mick exaggerated the difficulty of that final hill? I didn’t care.

A day on the Mick Extance Enduro Experience costs £255 including a night’s accommodation at a B&B. If you’re looking for some off-road training bespoke to your level of skill and experience, I recommend it.

Tested: Mick Extance Enduro Experience

Price: £255


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ktm duke 2 restriction A2 licence

ktm duke 2 restriction A2 licence

i have (like the t**tle says) a ktm duke 2. i have called a few people including nearly all ktm dealers asking them if they have and can fit a restrictor to my bike and all of them says a restriction kit doesnt exist for that bike … which is a load of BOLLOX because i have read multiple stories of people in England getting them restricted for their A2 licence! mini rant over :bag:
anyway i had been told that you can get a throttle stop but you need to set the stop in the right spot. so you can bring it to a dyno. They dyno place should give you a data sheet which would prove that the bike will not produce over the legal limit i have called the guards and emailed the insurance and both told me that the person responding to me would accept it but they are not saying that others would be as kind or willing to accept such evidence. The guard even told me he believes that half the guards out there are c***s! yes he said c***s!
SO my question is. has anyone else taken this route? do you know anyone else that has? how has it worked out for them?

thanks for reading, Graham :thumbsup2:

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