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The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:05 pm

The 2016 Big Knock will be held on 27-30th May 2016. I've just got back from talking to the owner of The Wisborough and we are booked in for that Bank Holiday weekend :-)

http://www.dieselbike.net/Rally-Info/rally.htm

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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Tetronator » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:16 pm

You've already got a date planned?! :shock: Noted it in my agenda.
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby ArnoDeuker » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:22 am

Cool

I'm planning to come over to the island

see you there

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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:15 am

There will be a limited number of T-shirts available only at this years Big Knock Rally. 3 colours, Grey, Green & Blue will be on offer in most sizes except XXXL where only Grey applies. £10.

For the first time we will be offering quality Hoodies in Black for £20. These will be a 'made to order' item & can ONLY be pre ordered. Ordering window for Hoodies is now open for a short period prior to print run beginning.
Payment preferred via PayPal or Bank Transfer. PM us your name & details to receive back payment instructions. You can reserve for collection at rally too. PM size & name for payment details.ImageImage
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby brucey » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:12 pm

Hi guys,

I haven't been on here for a while!

After having the bits laying around for 3 years, I finally started building my 'Yellow Peril' Replica! Mainly because my Son wanted a project so we decided to do it together. My doner Enfield is stripped and we should be tacking the Robin Engine Mount in place this weekend.

I think I have 95% of the parts. I would love to know the RAL number of the original. My best guess is 1003 Signal Yellow (mainly because I just powder coated my Lotus Elise wheels that colour!)

It may be touch and go, but I will aim on bringing it to The Big Knock!

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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Tim » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:35 pm

Hi there
I am heading up from the Southwest (Shepton Mallet area ) to the Big Knock ,if anyone else is heading that way give us a shout!
Cheers Tim


Thinking out aloud, subject to the latest build behaving its self I can potentially lend a spare diesel bike for the BK event . Being realistic the offer would be subject to some limitations but if you’re in the Southwestish and the concept appeals get in touch

The bike is a Superdream fitted with Kubota 482 (500cc Turbo) manual box
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Diesel Dave » Mon May 09, 2016 8:44 am

Ha two weeks to go and the MOT's run out, I'm in work all week and away in Norfolk at the weekend..... :?
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Mon May 09, 2016 12:33 pm

Everything seems to be on track this end. I'm expecting a call to collect T shirts any day now.


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Diesel Dave » Mon May 09, 2016 12:51 pm

Am I too late for a hoodie then... :cry:
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Mon May 09, 2016 10:22 pm

Unfortunately, unless someone doesn't collect. Had 11 pre-orders eventually before putting in the order.


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Diesel Dave » Sat May 14, 2016 12:45 pm

Well the old boy passed his ministry of transport test this morning so I'm clean out of excuses for not attending now... :D
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby mark_in_manchester » Sat May 14, 2016 7:01 pm

I'm wondering if I can steel myself for a really long, boring and mechanically-unsympathetic motorway journey all the way down to the South Coast. Not like I don't want to meet you all, of course...
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Mon May 16, 2016 2:22 pm

Hearing we may have a new smart bike from Holland, Mike coming down from Lancs & the Flitzbitz of course :-)


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Diesel Dave » Mon May 16, 2016 2:48 pm

mark_in_manchester wrote:I'm wondering if I can steel myself for a really long, boring and mechanically-unsympathetic motorway journey all the way down to the South Coast. Not like I don't want to meet you all, of course...

Just choose a more interesting route Mark, may take longer but the time will pass easier.

I'm a great fan of the Tom Tom option 'winding roads' since it was introduced on the iPhone version, I have found all sorts of lanes I never knew existed even on my doorstep. I think it's also on the latest Rider version too.
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Thu May 19, 2016 10:30 pm

Paid a visit to the rally pub tonight. Everything on track for the event. We even have a new outside bar with some reasonably priced beer. The landlord would appreciate us using his bar during licensing hours but has no problem with us consuming our own out of hours. I think the key is to be discrete as always. BBQ's again are ok but no fires on the grass as we had someone do before. Toilets & showers are still in good condition being virtually new.
We hope to be in the field from Wednesday & have been discussing various local places to take everyone on the sporadic rideouts which will usually consist of breakfast runs I guess.
See you there :-)


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Tetronator » Sat May 21, 2016 5:11 pm

I'll be there Wednesday, somewhere in the afternoon/evening. I'll be getting off the ferry, (@Dover), around 12:00.

Shout/PM me if you want to meet up for the ride there.

Stuart wrote:Paid a visit to the rally pub tonight. Everything on track for the event. We even have a new outside bar with some reasonably priced beer. The landlord would appreciate us using his bar during licensing hours but has no problem with us consuming our own out of hours. I think the key is to be discrete as always. BBQ's again are ok but no fires on the grass as we had someone do before. Toilets & showers are still in good condition being virtually new.
We hope to be in the field from Wednesday & have been discussing various local places to take everyone on the sporadic rideouts which will usually consist of breakfast runs I guess.
See you there :-)


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby BertTrack » Tue May 24, 2016 7:58 pm

Have fun guys. Work is taking too much of my time this year.

Maybe i'll make it to Hamm.
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Diesel Dave » Thu May 26, 2016 10:03 am

Well it looks like Stuarts request for an improved weather forecast has been granted by the big fellow upstairs, I'll be leaving home just after rush hour tomorrow so should be on site in time for lunch.
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Sat May 28, 2016 10:36 pm

Yes, great weather Saturday. Great bikes too..ImageImage


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby alexanderfoti » Sun May 29, 2016 7:10 pm

Rather gutted that I wasn't able to make it this year.

Car went bang, bike not finished and trying to buy a house, all too much for me.

First one I haven't been to in 4 years, hope it was a good one!
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Mon May 30, 2016 1:35 am

We're still in the field Alex & yes, it's been good. A new Ruggerini 950 chop from Mike, the new smart Tiger from Kees & Bob's ZL conversion. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Diesel Dave » Mon May 30, 2016 3:05 pm

Just got back home, my thanks to Stuart and Jeff for organising and all who attended for making the event a great one yet again.

It was great to catch up with old friends and I'll see you all again in Hamm.

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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Tue May 31, 2016 5:33 pm

Cheers Dave.
Thanks to everyone who attended & helped out with various things. We had many rideouts this year & covered the areas both North & South of the campsite.
Last night in the field was bank holiday Monday & we packed up a shipped out the morning after.


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Tetronator » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:59 am

A bit of sad news to end off a great rally.

As some of you may already know, during my trip back home, I've been taken out by a tree in Belgium after refueling.

The good news is that I made it out with relatively minor injuries and am already back home. Mainly due to the efforts of BertTrack offering me an pickup and a place to spend to night.

My trusty old shadow on the other hand, I'm not sure about, it's still in Belgium and it bore the brunt of the impact.
I'll know more in 2 weeks time when it will be transported back to the Netherlands.

Otherwise I had a great time and hope to see you all again next year!
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Diesel Dave » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:18 pm

Did you run into a tree Alex?

Get well soon.
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Tetronator » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:56 pm

Diesel Dave wrote:Did you run into a tree Alex?

Get well soon.


Thanks.

No, the tree fell down on-top of me.

http://www.hln.be/regio/nieuws-uit-nieuwpoort/motorrijder-komt-ten-val-door-omwaaiende-boom-a2719724/

The bugger had it out for me.
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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:11 pm

Can't get the link to work Dave?


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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

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Re: The Big Knock 2016 Rally Date

Postby Stuart » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:11 pm

Great shots!


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