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Old Aug 18, 2014, 03:21 PM
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The off camber corners are such a mind bender to get around but great when you get them right. The rest was entertaining too. Top marks for having the track in such an improved condition. It made the day!

Racing against more than just 1 other bike, and for a proper ten minute stint was a wonderful eye opener for me and it was just brilliant!

Same time next year?
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 05:07 AM
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Cheers Richard and JB for the report and pics.

Sat and played with the steering last night and solved the problems I was having, my own ignorance a bit I suppose probably if I had built the bike myself (might have been worse!!) as opposed to getting it secondhand I might have spotted it. The steering was catching the tank moulding and his leg slightly, just enough to stop me getting enough steering and making it unpredictable. If we were running them regularly these are the sort of things you iron out - not in a heat Like my chain adjusters unscrewing in the last final which meant the chain was too lose and kept falling off in the last few minutes. Annoying that, as having solved the steering somewhat it was handling the best it had done all day.

After my speedo packed up in Round 1, I borrowed Richardís Turnigy speedo combo which worked really well, Iím going to get one myself. To be honest at £31 plus p&p for a waterproof set up you canít go wrong for these bikes. It was a 4000kv which is probably fine for power, too much and you are for ever stopping them wheeling out of the corners due to the knobbly tyre grip on grass.

I need to fix my HPI Bob down to his seat as well, he kept trying to get off - donít blame him tbh, but it probably unbalances things a little. The new AR rider is more prone and I think moulded in that position so he doesnít stand up. Need to get one of those little shirts for him!!

Thoroughly enjoyed myself though, didnít really care where I finished or whether I was marshalled I just wanted to run the bike on a proper off road track as opposed to Ďgolf course grassí. Itís the only way you can really find out what works etc.

Looking forward to Round 2ÖÖ..

Andy
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 04:51 AM
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Well done guy's sounds like you had great fun.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 05:06 PM
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Persistence paid off finally. Glad to hear you got the first one busted out. Good luck getting round 2.
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