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  1. robolots

    KENT 2019

    No, I didn't say you did (copied wrong part of message-sorry) I was trying to re-affirm what you had said. I know 100% that Kent riders are paid and others on here either have an agenda or just like a no fact sh*t stir.
  2. robolots

    KENT 2019

    Yes very bad wording as Dan only ever rode in one competitive meeting on his 250. As for treading water, Dan chose to finish his education before fully committing to NL speedway! As Skydog said, Dan rode in the SDL when he was old enough in 2017 and then had a year in the MDL/SDL (2018) to further his riding development whilst studying and completing his education. And although every speedway will fall off from either being knocked off or from a mistake they make, I'm not sure where you got "mechanical gremlins from" as there hasn't been any with the 500 machinery.
  3. robolots

    KENT 2019

  4. robolots

    Lydd Speedway

    Track address is: Belgar Farm, Romney Road, Lydd, TN29 9LS. Practice booking number is (Angie) 07908 972097. Track manager Malcolm Smith 07870 471770
  5. Does anyone have any knowledge of when tickets for the match at Wroclaw (on 9th July) will go on sale? It is the Sunday after the World cup at Leszno so I want to be able to book tickets asap and this is the only Extra liga fixture that weekend from what I can gather. I have tried www.wts.pl but there is nothing on there at the moment. Failing that does anyone know any other meetings on that Sunday within easy travelling distance from Wroclaw.
  6. robolots

    Lakeside V Eastbourne 14/4/17

    I noticed that Lakeside do have a few meetings on other days but the majority are Friday evenings which is either a breeze to get to or hell (unfortunately usually the latter)
  7. robolots

    Speedway Agm

    Current cost of GM engine (before tuning) circa £3000, current cost of GTR £6600. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for reducing costs and I think the GTR engine is definitely a step in the right direction. I just think it a bit dangerous for the BSPA and/or SCB to be jumping into bed with any one engine manufacturer. What speedway has needed is to diversify and not be a one make series in respect of engines/carbs/frames etc.
  8. robolots

    Gerhard Engine

    And there lies the (future) problem, someone will want to tune one and thus it costs more money and won't last as long. The best thing about the GTR engine is it has a simple cartridge type oil filter like most modern motorcycle engines that actually collect all the cack in the engine and this in itself makes the engine last longer as there are no bits going round the engine wearing out parts. A modern GM basically has a very crude filter that does jack-this goes back to the days when the oil went through once and came out of the bottom and onto the track. Godden's are also developing an engine using this principle (oil cartridge filter) and they are also changing other items in the engine to make servicing easier/cheaper with their engine. I think most wear on a speedway engine is done with the amount of revs held at the line rather than actually riding it though and rev limiters would stop a lot of wear as the amount some riders rev their engines to is way beyond the normal capabilities of the engine. There are ignitions available that have limiters built in and I know a lot of the 250's have them that I have seen in the last year.
  9. robolots

    Gerhard Engine

    I know a couple of riders (some mentioned here) who have had previously or are riding GTR's and they had/have had zero servicing all season.
  10. robolots

    Eastbourne 2016

    Steve was meant to be at Belle Vue, but they let him down with what they originally offered him. TBH, Eastbourne with Boxall at their number 1 would have a number 1 who is as fast as anyone, especially at NL level. He is one of the most exciting riders and I don't think you will find a rider who doesn't want to win as much as he does. Personally I hope it's him.
  11. Yes, makes loads of sense to ride on a really narrow track with no air fence which I thought was compulsory in all scb bspa competitions. It's a training track, not a race track suitable for 4 bikes. I take it you haven't actually seen the bikes go around the likes of Peterborough?
  12. I was really looking forward to this which precedes the Abbey farewell meeting at 5pm, however I'm told that the 150cc meeting will be on the mini track inside the main track. Does anyone know why this is as they have had some cracking 125/150 racing after the main meetings in the past couple of years and the young lads go really well on the main track? It can't be to save the track as the 150's, although pretty quick, won't be cutting the track up like the 500's? Seems a shame for the youngsters in the 150 class to essentially ride their final on a training track when in the past couple of years it has been really good at the likes of Peterborough!
  13. robolots

    Arena V Wolves

    Fair play to Kennett, that was better and got a hot cuppa lol
  14. robolots

    Arena V Wolves

    Bored, cold, lakeside condemned air fence has had enough.
  15. robolots

    Gerhard Engine

    I'm interested if there is a 20 hour guarantee? 20 hours is a lot of races!! I'm also confused why it being supplied complete is such a great selling point-gm in kit form with CNC head is approx £2700 Inc vat and then £150 approx to put it together if you paying someone else. You can choose pretty much what cam,rod,piston etc you want within reason. The extra money riders spending on engines is when they paying for the tuners expertise which I know can make an engine £5000 I prefer to get engines in kit form and then you know they put together how you want them. Speedway needs more engines to create genuine competition, so good luck to GTR, Goddens, Jawa and anyone else making engines.

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