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How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Quote Originally Posted by MFChop View Post
    Hmmm do we know what was previously done to the engine pre you / kurtz? When was the last valve lashing?
    Yes the build wouldn't cause that.
    Could be a lose valve or something just failed as it happens sometimes.

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    As odd as it sounds, a loose valve wouldn't cause this. It'd see less lift so you'd have more piston to valve clearance, and slightly less power but would be fine.

    A tight valve on the other hand can be trouble, especially on the exhaust side. Being tight the valve doesn't get as much time on the seat to dump heat into the head, runs hotter and is therefore more likely to eventually stick in the guide and get whacked by the piston.

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    unfortunately we dont know what caused it.
    and I am extremely curious. but I trust the guy building this motor and I expect to see over 90hp and more reliability since I will be the only person responsible for maintenance of this motor.

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    well i know there are about 300 days left ahead but this is becoming a reality and we are in official countdown mode.

    I will be booking the house for the stay during the Manx GP within the next few weeks.
    I know it is hard for someone to commit to be away from work and family for 2 weeks but if someone wants to go to the Isle during my first time there and be part of our "mission" this is certainly the time to speak up.

    Practice starts on August 20th and last race day is September 2nd.
    Round trip tickets now start at about $1200.
    You can choose to stay at the house we will be renting or make your own plans.

    IF you SERIOUS interest about this and need more details to make a decision feel free to contact me.

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    You know I'm going

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    well i know there are about 300 days left ahead but this is becoming a reality and we are in official countdown mode.

    I will be booking the house for the stay during the Manx GP within the next few weeks.
    I know it is hard for someone to commit to be away from work and family for 2 weeks but if someone wants to go to the Isle during my first time there and be part of our "mission" this is certainly the time to speak up.
    Sav, just so I'm clear, this is for the 2016 Manx GP right? And not the IOM TT?

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    Correct this is for Manx GP August 2016

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Correct this is for Manx GP August 2016
    When are you hoping to do the IOM TT - 2017?

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    When are you hoping to do the IOM TT - 2017?
    yessir. but i need to get to the manx first

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Did you see footage on CBS last night? They were running twins in the rain - holy balls.

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    for those who dont know search the DVR for "Real Road Racing" that's the series I believe.

    Interesting to see how many start but really only a few REAL players week in and week out in all the categories.

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    yessir. but i need to get to the manx first
    Ah ok. Is that a condition of you "qualifying" for the IOM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Ah ok. Is that a condition of you "qualifying" for the IOM?
    Correct

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    Update time:
    The Isle of Man government is discussing making a requirement for all newcomers to attend one of the two newcomers orientations offered months before the event in order to get accepted to either the TT or the Manx.
    On top of that the event is extremely helpful and totally worth the extra trip to the Isle of Man. During the weekend newcomers get to turn several laps in cars with experienced racers, meet with officials, the people who do tech, introduce themselves to locals, and learn a lot about to percudures and most importantly about safety.

    I'm in the very excited position to announce that for 2016 I am the only American who has gotten accepted to the newcomers orientation for March 12-13 and I cannot wait to get to the isle in a few weeks.

    A bit of sour part is that my job did not approve my time off (due to lack of it and this being the busiest quarter for the company) so I am actually leaving my corporate job and next week will be my last week there. It's is a blessing in disguise I believe that will force me to really figure out what it is that I want to do. Sucks leaving a good salary and benefits and diving into the unknown but the truth is that's how dedicated I am to this goal. I worked really hard to get ready for this race and I won't let anything but health issues stand in the way.

    I also just received my FIM license which will allow me to participate in the race.

    Thank you all


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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    The most shocking part is that I am older than you. Wtf.

    Also, good luck Sav.

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    I love you're jumping in the deep end, balls first and putting your dreams up front. Go Savvas !

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    I don't know you but have been following (in various forums) your quest to race in this event. Tough decision (and Balls) to leave work for your goals but it shows how much you truly want this to happen.. Good Luck to you.. I look forward to hearing all about it as this old guy will be living vicariously though your adventure..

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    The most shocking part is that I am older than you. Wtf.

    Also, good luck Sav.
    The most shocking part to me is I graduated from high school the year he was born.................

    Have a great time Sav!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterk19 View Post
    You know I'm going
    Are you still planning on that?

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    This might be the most inspirational thread on NESR. Most people would not pause for a second to even consider attempting this.

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Perseverance.
    Good work Sav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    I don't know you but have been following (in various forums) your quest to race in this event. Tough decision (and Balls) to leave work for your goals but it shows how much you truly want this to happen.. Good Luck to you..
    +1!

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?

    Congratulations, Savas!! That's so awesome! I only wish I could go this year

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    Re: How can you race TT Isle of Mann?



    when this going down? LOL

    CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sav's already done a s ton of work already and it seems like it is just beginning. Can't wait to get-into the bike and prep things!


    Years in the making for a chance to roll on the hallowed grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayNut View Post
    Congratulations, Savas!! That's so awesome! I only wish I could go this year
    hopefully we will be there next year too. LOL

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    when this going down? LOL

    CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sav's already done a s ton of work already and it seems like it is just beginning. Can't wait to get-into the bike and prep things!


    Years in the making for a chance to roll on the hallowed grounds.
    Gah... I am tired... <3

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