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Okay, not quite, but mine will be there parked up in the bike park as I watch the racing on one of the best tracks in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Andy
 
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You lucky sonofa;)
I'm having to record it from the tv, although I've managed to watch the 125's and most of the 250's but I'll be out while the big boys are out playing:( Enjoy yourself bud, it looks great out there;)
 
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Did the Tornado blow up?

A mate of mine was there and he said he met a squaddie with Tornado that had gone pop !

Or course, I told him not to be so ridiculous:eek
 
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Did it go pop?

Well, I was probably the only one there on a Tornado, and I am in the Forces in Germany, so yes it probably was me!

No it didn't go pop, however it did do last year, so he probably misinterpreted what I was saying!

However, what did happen was.....

After a three hour ride up to the track we had to crawl along at a maximum of about 5 MPH, or most of the time sat there stationary as there were millions (okay, slight exaggeration) of bikes all trying to get into the place. Anyway, I digress, I was sat in the queue when all of a sudden I got a face full of smoke! Panic set in as I looked down to see the cockpit getting swamped in white smoke, I looked over to the rigth side of the bike to see a blue puddle underneath the belly pan! I then looked at the temp guage to see the needle just about hovering at the top of the red area!

Bloody thing had overheated and spewed its coolant on the exhaust collector!

So, on to my question for the technically talented here; is there an overflow pipe in the vicinity of the engine, or have I blown a seal? It was running a little hot whilst trying to exit Assen, however, once we cleared the hoards of vehicles leaving, it soon returned to a normal 85 degrees running temp!

As for the races, thiswas me breaking my Moto GP virginity. It was okay, but seemed a bit F1 if you ask me. Only 18 bikes on the track, very little overtaking action until the final few laps. Hopper seemed to find a reverse gear on the Suzuki, and the powers that be have spoiled what was my favourite track to go to by chopping about 1.5 km's of the old circuit out to make way for car parks and camping and a nature reserve!!!

Still a good day though, even if my back is a crimson shade of pink thanks to the sun!

Andy
 
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Re: Did it go pop?

Well, if it's any consolation, your Tornado wasn't the only one to have a bad day.

I don't think you blew a seal or anything, but what you do in your private life is your own business. :eek

Joel
 
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Expansion Pipe

There is indeed an overflow pipe in the engine location...........the pipe from the expansion container routes under the fuel tank and terminates as an open end just above the engine.

It sounds like you've just had a bit of overflow from the expansion tank caused by all the slow running, so there should be nothing to worry about.:D
 
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Re: Assen GP

Andy,

I kept an eye out for any Benelli's but couldn't find one in that sea of bikes...

I was on holidays in Utrecht with my inlaws so I went to the TT.

I was near the S bend before the start finish and saw Colin Edwards come off.

It was a great day.

Did you go to Sachsenring?
 
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