The start of the JJJ (Johns Jolly Jaunt)

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  1. ManxVFR

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    Welcome to the Isle of Man gents !
     
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    My Ferry was crammed with bikes - and as you can see it was a beautiful calm and sunny crossing.

    Its off to the south of the island for the Southern 100s today.

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    SkiMad
     
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    Wow, guys, I'm loving this thread! Thank you for posting up on it.

    I'm soooo traveling vicariously through you. I've always dreamed of going there and in a way I can! ;)

    I hope you all have a super and safe time! I look forward to seeing what's to come!!

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    Loving this!! My father was born and raised in Brighton

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    Jeff, you know Brighton isn't in the Isle of Man !!! - :potstir:
     
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    however, Having an 'interesting day'. Johns old jalopy meant that I had to take it apart outside the B&B at 8am this morning. It looks as if the ferry journey may have caused the idle screw adjuster to misbehave (bike was idling at 3000rpm) - moving it either way MADE NO DIFFERENCE to the RPMS... So off with the side panel, tank, airbox to ck it... The bracket had broken holding the adjuster, but the adjuster was still moving the slides - Good....
    So wound it all the way off, then back on + 3 turns, started up, 1400rpms & put bike back together...lol
     
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    Then off to the Racing in BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE....(its a rarity here)...
    I'll see if I can get edit some pics later, took lots BUT I have to resolve johns issue first - now the fan isn't coming on..... 06's - who would have them....!
     
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    Johns bike is now fixed and ready for the mountain tomorrow
     
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    Nice work Pete! Zip-ties?
     
  10. Jeff_Barrett

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    Yes. Very much so. But I want to tour all of the UK and surrounding areas. ;)

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    nope - bypassed the fan thermo switch with a manual button... Had to rip apart one of his switches but its about keeping it working till he gets back to mine - then we can deal with it properly.
     
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    Come over - have a spare bike you can borrow.
     
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    But it WILL NOT BE THE RVF !!! - lol
     
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    ok onto some pictures so far...

    Waiting for the booth to open - 1st in line for the ferry to the Isle of Man..

    [​IMG]IOM-1 by Pete Smith, on Flickr

    The boat - a high speed Cat...

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    Waiting to get on it - with the Liver building in the background.

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    Joined up with Skimad4x4 on Douglas Promanade in the Isle of man.

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    Parked on the harbour of Castletown...

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    & here's a racing shot of one of the best road racers during the Southern 100 race - Michael Dunlop

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    Great pics Pete
     
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    Well DivingPete and SkiMad have departed the Isle of Man, was great to meet you both and a pleasure to show you around the Island yesterday. From visiting various scenic viewpoints, the motor museum, TT Grandstand and of course riding the mountain course.
    There'll be some great pics to follow from Pete I'm sure, but here's just a couple from my phone
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    Safe travels guys
     
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    Dang! Lolzzzz

    I'll definitely take you up on that one day.

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  18. ManxVFR

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    Meant to post this one earlier too, John and Pete with the the Joey Dunlop statue overlooking the mountain course

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    Thanks for your time and island insider knowledge Andy!

    We had a great time, and have now gone our separate ways. So how do you sum-up this amazing island? In short the folks here really respect bikers and it shows in so many ways as they put up with immense disruption throughout the summer months.

    Most of you will have heard of the TT - but with all the preparation time and post event clear up, it means that roads across the island through much of May and June are affected. And even in July there is no speed limit on the road over the Mountain - so the VFRs just had to do a circuit. But there is also disruption caused by the classic TT in August/September and the huge Jurby festival on the old Jurby Aerodrome at the end of August and the Southern 100 races in Castletown in mid July which entails closing 4 major roads in the centre of town every year.

    All these amazing events happens every year, and every year the events get bigger and better, so if you EVER get the chance to visit the Island GO and definitely bring a motorbike!

    Here are just a few of many hundreds of photos..

    The Southern 100 racing at Castletown Bridge

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    VFRs out and about on the island (and there are a lot of VFRs on the Island!).

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    A stop on the TT Course to visit the Joey Dunlop memorial statue at Bungalow corner / Snaefell railway station

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    Manx Motor Museum near Jurby Aerodrome - has an amazing collection and seems quite popular with VFR owners

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    (And yes they had a special Joey Dunlop exhibition when we visited and those are the real TT Trophies!)


    So Sunday has arrived and its time to leave the Island - and I promise it will not be so long before I am back again.

    By 06.00 I joined the long line of bikes ready to board the SeaCat ferry from Douglas to Belfast in Northern Ireland. A final view of the Island from the ferry produced this wonderful UFO picture - but sadly those saucers over the Isle of Man are just a reflection in the window of the ferry cabin lighting.

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    2 hours later and the SatNav has found a great way to head south on the some wonderful minor roads - some sections were lined with hedgerows which could easily count as a work of art. My stop for the night is Tullamore a small town in the centre of the Republic of Ireland, where they seem to have an unusual solution to problem drinking..

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    I am doing my bit helping the Guinness quality control team - it looks like Ireland is going to be even more fun.


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  20. Diving Pete

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    I have also now just made it home - fairly easy ride at non-mountain speeds - lol.....

    Andy, Put some videos up - I'll sort out the pics.
     
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