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  1. I have them but am away from base this week. Home tonight
  2. Seperate topics merged into this one.
  3. Want to direct a question to an individual? Now you can. Just type @ and start typing their username. A dropdown list will pop up where you can select the individual you want. Just click on the name then next time they visit the forums they'll get a pop-up notification directing them to the topic/post. Note: Notifications of user tagging are pop-up only. The user is not notified by email by default. Anyone wishing these notifications via email can change the notification settings within their control panel.
  4. This has been successfully completed. There is a massive rebuild of the databases and content going on in the background that will take most of the day and may affect performance. Whilst I'm a firm believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", this upgrade was necessary for security reasons. Whilst I've done extensive testing, it's impossible for me to test every single thing so any issues, please use the TC Contact Form to let me know. There may be some issues with logging in from the front end of the site and that not being carried over to the forums. For now, simply log in directly to the forums. There are new features I'll be adding as I work out what's now possible and how to do it.
  5. The outcome of a government consultation on a piece of EU insurance legislation could end motorsport in the UK. Yesterday, the Government issued a document for public consultation, which gives an option of implementing the European Court decision known as the ‘Vnuk judgment’. The ruling makes it compulsory for anyone using any form of motorised transport to have third party damage and injury insurance. This will affect all participants in all forms of motorsport. The insurance industry has made it clear to government that third party risks for motorsport activities are uninsurable, not least because of the sheer number of potential vehicle damage claims that would arise. Therefore, if implemented, the Vnuk judgment would wipe out all legal motor and motorcycle sport activity. In the UK, the motorsport industry employs over 50,000 people, generates a total of £11 billion of sales each year and is backed up by a world-leading high performance engineering industry. Motorcycle competition is a popular UK Sport and generates much needed income in rural areas, with over 1.9 million spectators watching around 58,000 riders attend an average of over 4000 off-road and track events each year. These range from junior motocross to the British Superbikes, which would all end without the required insurance under the ECJ ruling.* MCIA, ACU and AMCA call on the government to exempt motor and motorcycle sport from any changes to insurance law which arise from the ECJ judgment. While the UK remains in the EU, even a temporary implementation of the ruling, as suggested by the Department for Transport in its consultation document, would be fatally damaging to what is an important industry and net contributor to the UK economy. Speaking for the ACU, AMCA and MCIA, Steve Kenward, CEO of MCIA says: “At a stroke, this would wipe out a successful industry and all the jobs that go with it, as well as eliminating a popular leisure pursuit for 1.9 million people, along with the boost that this gives to both local and national economies. “If the Government implements the Vnuk judgment un-amended, British motorcycle sport would end in the UK. Given that we are coming out of the EU, we are astonished that the Government is even considering an option to implement Vnuk. We call on Ministers to end uncertainty and put a stop to Vnuk in the UK.” Background: The Vnuk judgment imposes compulsory third party injury and damage insurance to all vehicles of any kind when used on any type of land. As well as affecting all motorsport vehicles, it could affect electric bicycles, sit-on lawnmowers, golf buggies, mobility scooters and even uninsured vehicles parked on private property under the Statutory Off-Road Notification scheme. The ruling stems from a case involving a Slovenian farm worker, who was hurt falling from a ladder, which was hit by a reversing tractor. Notes · You can read the consultation document here: · The original judgement arises from Damijan Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav C-162/13. See: · *Figures come from MCIA industry commissioned report. Discuss.
  6. Said location is home to many uber litigious yank oil companies. Elf and safety is endemic up there. Don't know how many hours of my life I've wasted watching slight variants of the same bollocks safety videos.
  7. You been skipping your medication again?
  8. click me - processed it, just not added to index yet.
  9. Move to Gas Gas confirmed
  10. Sadly Munch of M Sport passed away suddenly earlier this year.
  11. Eh? That's not true. There are security measures to stop account sharing but they won't stop home/work use unless you access from several different locations in a short period of time.
  12. Competition will be Sunday only. On Saturday a giant golden statue of Supreme Imperial Leader, Kim Jong Jake will be placed in the paddock and everyone will have to solemnly file past it giving thanks and worship and leaving suitable tokens of their esteem. Those not complying will be shot. For Japan and USA the day of worship will take place on Friday, hence why they're listed as three day events.
  13. Only just noticed this but Jim was not banned. He was warned repeatedly about promoting his business ventures yet carried on doing so. He was warned yet again and after a bit of toy throwing from pram he asked for his account to be removed. There is considerable cost, time and effort involved in providing this site and these forums. They do not exist for people to get free advertising. It is the only rule that is enforced and it is not an unreasonable rule.