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Title: One for the fast boys
Post by: jotacole on December 26, 2017, 12:40
One for the fast boys.
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Laverdalothar on December 26, 2017, 19:15
Nice, congratulations. But - easy (or better: easier) on a Bosch engine compared to an ND-engine (see pic for when it happened in "Bruxelles", curve 10 of the racetrack of SPA 2010; almost threw me off the track...):

Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Dellortoman on December 26, 2017, 21:52
I'm obviously not trying hard enough.
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Laverdalothar on December 27, 2017, 08:57
It wasn't by intention and it almost throw me down, as the rear tire got lifted and slid away... I was only able to safe me from a crash by pulling the bike up, which not only ruined my line but also took me off the track on the green, which made me almost drop the bike again...  :-[ No fun at all...

I finished that round very slowly as my heard was pumping like hell and I was shaking by adrenalin so much, I could not ride fast anyway...
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Haggis on December 27, 2017, 10:09
I'm obviously not trying hard enough.

No need to try hard Cam. My method..... Just spend a few bucks on a coarse cutter for your angle grinder. Align carefully and apply your new cornering mastery. A few bucks more on a blue T shirt with a big red S on the front and the situation will be sorted. Instant riding super hero.

My real cornering technique is more like Captain Chaos.  De de deeeeer.
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: CLEMTOG on December 27, 2017, 12:26
snuffin, heres my samples
the second and third is what happens after multiple groundings, mainly at Lydden circuit but also Mallory

the first started just like the second and third, but was left too long and then caught on something (road use) and got hooked off.
CLEM
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: CLEMTOG on December 27, 2017, 12:35
this is a repaired item (chemical steel) which is perfect for track day or racing use, and even on the road it doesn't really show
CLEM
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Laverdalothar on December 27, 2017, 14:38
wouldn't an inlay made from the knee-pad-material have made more sense?  ::)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: sfcpiet on December 27, 2017, 18:49
I'm obviously not trying hard enough.

Nah... you just have a half-decent suspension set-up Cam.  ;)  Only time I've managed to deck that cover was when I got it terribly wrong in the Hatzenbach section of the Nürburgring Nordschleife many years ago.  Perhaps I should add, the bike is raised a good 5cm...  ;D

I once repaired a cover with a small chamfer for Grant, reckon that would be quite useful for just those decisive millimetres.  Maybe he can post a pic of the finished item, it looked like a factory part, very similar to the 500 alternator cover.

piet
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Grant on December 27, 2017, 22:07
Your wish...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4729/38462153675_cc844d3220_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21ALAhB)P9092130 (https://flic.kr/p/21ALAhB) by Grant Duguid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137136978@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Grant on December 27, 2017, 22:11
And before,,,

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4592/38631927214_c854b1b7f1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21RLJ3A)PB061377 (https://flic.kr/p/21RLJ3A) by Grant Duguid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137136978@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: CLEMTOG on December 28, 2017, 09:27
show us your race cover please Rob L
and yes the suspension and engine was raised on that one.
CLEM
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Laverdalothar on December 28, 2017, 09:51
on mine, too, but then with me on it and in a curve, there is a fair chance it sinks down again a fair bit...  :-[

 ;)
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: phil37 on December 28, 2017, 10:20
THE S1 triple's alt cover is a PITA when racing with today's grippy tyres - even in the "Avon Series" days it was a problem. I had to end up with a tube that just covered the crank end on my Saxon/Motodd that I raced in 1999. It still just kissed the tarmac - especially at "clearways" at Brands Hatch - it ended up with a chamfer on the tube, along with the centre stand spring peg. Engine was about 2" (5cms) higher than std triple. - Regards - Phil
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Laverdalothar on December 28, 2017, 10:29
Hi Phil,

Michael Stoecker, who used to be the racer for Moto Witt's team in the 80's and beginning of the 90's I believe told me that on the RGS Corsa (or was it a TT1?!?) they used to race at that time, he even managed to grind the downtubes through. I suppose that was with a lifted engine, too...

This is all (mostly if not solely) happening on race-tracks. I have seen though people touching ground with a Series 1 engine on open roads. never saw that on a Series 2 bike except for when having an accident...
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: Tippie on January 09, 2018, 11:50
Series one or two, if you corner hard they will scrape, more or less depending on your riding technique. If you are close and hit a dip, good chance you are in for a crash. Not as bad as the junction box on SFs though.
Whitey ground down the thread on the crank end of the TTM series one Jota at Lakeside.
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: markQLD on January 15, 2018, 12:37
Whitey ground down the thread on the crank end of the TTM series one Jota at Lakeside.

Back in the day
(http://www.laverdaforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10581/IMG_20170801_0008c_01.JPG)
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: 81Lav on January 15, 2018, 23:03
Nice photo of Pete White and Lee Frayne (Tippie on this forum).
Cheers
BK
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: hooksey on January 16, 2018, 00:19
Awesome pic , Australiana back in the day 8)
Bikes/ Landcruiser with a Red Heeler on guard/ courdaroys ! / and a parched landscape  ;) speccy.
Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: sfc28 on February 20, 2020, 19:43
I was also rubbing, there was a turn that I took every day when I went to work, the k81 were good tires.


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Title: Re: One for the fast boys
Post by: chrisk on April 11, 2020, 03:46
AndyW will be the smilingist bloke in Africa, after the comment about the K81’s.