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vort28



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Brian , how was the racing ??? Did all go well , new engine hold up to te punishment ?
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:
Hey Brian , how was the racing ??? Did all go well , new engine hold up to te punishment ?


Hi Stu, I'll give an update, only because someone asked Very Happy . Wasn't sure if the non Bimota chit chat was wearing thin with some on here Rolling Eyes

The new (2nd hand) engine ran perfectly! Really happy with how the bike in general went. Once I got a little more used to the track and was going quicker, it did boil on one occasion when I got back to the pits... chucked a new radiator cap on and all was good then.

The rider ass usual was the limiting factor. I entered in 2 different categories to double my track time, so...

On the 2 practice sessions I was fairly slow and still learning the track.
The 2 qualifying sessions were progressively better to the point that I was feeling pretty good.

Race 1, I was going really good and happy with the way I was riding, had an SV650 right on my back wheel with a better rider on board and the pressure got to me, pushed a little hard and lost the front crashing out.
Missed the next race due to patching up the bike, plenty of duct tape on the bodywork, new foot peg, straightened a few brackets and bars etc, bit of duct tape here and there on my leathers. Put the bike back through scruteneering and back for the next race.

I did another 6 races without crashing, but my times were slower due to being pretty sore and stiff.

All in all it was a really good day and my first real race meeting on my own bike.
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now need to do a crash course (no pun intended) in fibreglassing to fix the bodywork between now and Saturday week for the next race meet.

Need to buy a new helmet too as I fucked my Arai Corsair Crying or Very sad
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Les Caddaye



Joined: 17 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear you've got some work ahead of you, but glad to hear your still walking around. You can only get better, good luck in the next one.
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
I now need to do a crash course (no pun intended) in fibreglassing to fix the bodywork between now and Saturday week for the next race meet.

Need to buy a new helmet too as I fucked my Arai Corsair Crying or Very sad


oofff - Try a Schuberth SR1
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya

Ouch, but at least minimal damage

All the best

Katy
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