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Forum: Photos 30-10-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Talan
Why ride?

Why do we ride? Here's why in a 'short film'. Hope you like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VKFIOMrey4&list=UUbd7vTYsF08dGvzZlVKF-Jw
Forum: Photos 30-05-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Talan
Back in the saddle - again

So, in August last year I high-sided whilst racing at Assen. I didn't come away from the bike as it somersaulted down the track. It left me with a split pelvis, shattered right femur, broken left...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 24-10-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,851
Posted By Talan
Re: Very lucky to still be alive.

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab166/tskeelspiggins/IMG_1695_zps6cdbbd00.jpg (http://s860.photobucket.com/user/tskeelspiggins/media/IMG_1695_zps6cdbbd00.jpg.html)
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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 05-09-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,851
Posted By Talan
Re: Very lucky to still be alive.

The operation has been cancelled and now I have to put up with the external fixation for three more weeks. No possibility of riding for 3-6months, so any plans to race this year have been...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 30-08-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,851
Posted By Talan
Re: Very lucky to still be alive.

Photo just before the crash.

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r584/Bandit_tours/Revenge%20Racing%20Assen%202013/20130814nr007-AssenNBCp-8848-1.jpg...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 26-08-13, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,851
Posted By Talan
Re: Very lucky to still be alive.

No SPD clips, the weight of the foot on peg with sticky rubber should be enough and then a piece on the side to stop foot from coming out sideways. No more attaching, just ways of supporting and...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 25-08-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,851
Posted By Talan
Re: Very lucky to still be alive.

I have used Velcro in the past. Managed to crash test it in the first season of riding, in a low side, and me+bike parted company. However, higher speeds have left me feeling wobbly, so we added a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 24-08-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,851
Posted By Talan
Very lucky to still be alive.

On 14 Aug, myself and two other paraplegics were racing an RSVR1000 at Assen in the 3hr endurance No Budget Cup. I was the last rider, 20min from finishing, we weren't last and I was down to...
Forum: Photos 25-06-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,385
Posted By Talan
Re: Beat this angle if you can.....

Not quite as far over this time, but still ok, this photo from the recent NG Road Racing round at Castle Combe.
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Forum: Photos 25-06-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,385
Posted By Talan
Re: Beat this angle if you can.....

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab166/tskeelspiggins/AJP_6641_zps812b518d.jpg (http://s860.photobucket.com/user/tskeelspiggins/media/AJP_6641_zps812b518d.jpg.html)

If you look at my left foot...
Forum: Photos 25-06-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,385
Posted By Talan
Re: Beat this angle if you can.....

I use an electronic gear shifter to change gear, which has buttons on the handle bars and an electronic solenoid located over the gear lever. I get launched from the back of the grid with two...
Forum: Track Days 24-06-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Talan
Re: Mallory Park - 4th July - Help needed

I am heading up to Mallory on Wed eve after doing The Bike Experience at Silverstone and then heading to Leeds afterwards for a talk the following day, so wouldn't be able to give you a lift I'm...
Forum: Track Days 19-06-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Talan
Mallory Park - 4th July - Help needed

Hi, I have just booked on the track day for Mallory Park on 4th July. Is anyone going or anyone close by that would be able to come along for the day to help me out with getting on the bike,...
Forum: Photos 17-06-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,385
Posted By Talan
Re: Beat this angle if you can.....

Yep, the K-lever 2 system allows for front and rear braking on the right hand side. However, I am yet to get good enough to actually brake with the rear in a race, so leave it alone. It needs to be...
Forum: Photos 17-06-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,385
Posted By Talan
Re: Beat this angle if you can.....

You're absolutely right, if I could shift my weight off the saddle I wouldn't need to get the bike over so far in order to corner at the same speed. It means I will reach a point where I can't go...
Forum: Photos 11-06-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,385
Posted By Talan
Re: Beat this angle if you can.....

Hi

You'll love Donington. If you only remember one thing, don't roll off going down the Craner Curves. If you do you load up the front and that's when it tucks underneath and you fall. You can...
Forum: Photos 02-06-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,385
Posted By Talan
Beat this angle if you can.....

If you can get lower than this, let's see it....

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab166/tskeelspiggins/cad1_zps5e6ff36b.jpg...
Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 21-05-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By Talan
Bronze Front Fairing/Headlight/Indicators

From a 2003 Semi Faired Bronze SV650. Complete Nose Cowling, Headlight, Indicators in V GOOD condition.

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab166/tskeelspiggins/IMG_0617.jpg...
Forum: Photos 17-05-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By Talan
Donny GP track day - 14.05.13 Inters

A few laps of Donny on 14 May 2013 in the Inters group. Am out on my SV650 to have some fun and get a few laps in before racing the GP circuit later in the year.
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Forum: For Sale - Other Bikes and General biking items 01-05-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By Talan
GSXR 600/750 K6 K7 K8 K9 L0 Bazzaz ZFi-TC c/w Handlebar Map Select & TC Adjust switch & Quickshifter

As the title say, I have for sale a GSXR 600/750 K6 K7 K8 K9 L0 Bazzaz ZFi-TC c/w Handlebar Map Select & TC Adjust switch, and Quickshifter.


This has been taken off my GSXR750K7 as I need the...
Forum: The Madlanders 16-04-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Talan
Re: Help needed at Silverstone

We are a registered charity. The type of work is "Assisting disabled motorcyclists with tasks such as getting changed into leathers, getting on the motorcycle, launching and catching motorcycle with...
Forum: The Madlanders 15-04-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Talan
Help needed at Silverstone

Some of you may have heard of The Bike Experience. We are a charity that teaches disabled motorcyclists how to get back on a bike and riding again. For the past two years we operated out of Castle...
Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 12-04-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Talan
Left and Right Hand Clip ons

Here are SV650 clip on handle bars. Left and Right Hand. 41mm Fork and 7/8 Bar diameter. Also included are bar end weights. 40 for whole lot, buyer to pay for P&P (10) or collect from me.
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Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 12-04-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Talan
Re: Race Scrubs - wets and drys for Minitwins

I am interested in the 80 Supercorsas please. PM being sent.
Forum: Photos 12-03-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By Talan
Re: Ten years on .......

Many thanks for your words and support. I appreciate the help I've had from fellow Org'ers and happy to be part of something special.

This year we are operating The Bike Experience from...
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