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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 am 
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I will mostly be wobbling round Cadwell Park this Sat trying not to be a mobile chicane.

I will be in the intermediate 600-1300 group, say hi if you are there   

think i will need a new rear Supacorsa, as the rear cheapy i have fitted at the moment is a bit hard even for my slow pace! :help

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:49 am 
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well that was a great weekend, 

started off with me getting down to Cadwell mid afternoon, met up with YJ and rene and sorted a place to pitch my tent and park the car when Avril got there

with all the essentials and tools.

first item on the agenda was getting my rear wheel down to the tyre guy to get my new rear boot fitted, but first had to beg for tools from YJ so i could get the wheel off!!!

with new rubber fitted and tent up it was just a case of waiting for Avril to arrive and start of noise testing!  I had a feeling that if anything was going to stop me getting on track Saturday it was going to be getting the Racefit through noise testing, well i was proved correct, finished the first attempt with a reading of 111Db (with Noise reduction insert fitted FFS)  after borrowing a hammer from YJ I set to work on re shaping the NRI.

second attempt was met with a 107Db result, and much head shaking from the lead tester.

well it was then time to get serious as time was running out and noise testing was going to end for the night in 15 mins.

went back to YJ for much needed help (and tools  ) sorted out getting an energy drink can cut to size, held to the NRI with a jubilee clip and some screwdriver holes punched in the end.

back down to the still smiling testers for a third shot at passing, with a little bit of help from the testers ( slightly less revs than were actually stated) bike got through with a 105Db reading  

Sat morning started off with me on track with the GS for the very first time, also my first time on track for nearly 3 years, so knew i was going to need a few sessions (at very least) to get the feel of the bike and get my head back up to track speed. I had wanted to start from the rear of the group, but somehow managed to get down to assembly area when it was almost empty  so i was going to be out at the front!

to say i was slow was an under statement, got passed by what seemed like every one else on track, tyres at the end of the session looked like new, dont think they even got up to temp.

second session went much better, tyres started to show some wear, so they were at least getting some temp into the compound.

third session after lunch and things were settling down nicely, had some confidence back, happy to start pushing things, was only getting passed now and again.

at the end of the day i was actually overtaking other riders and having a blast.

bike was running  perfectly, pulling like a train and handling great.

i would like to say big thanks to YJ and Rene for help and support over the weekend.

i am completely worn out and sore (getting too old for this shite!!) but still buzzing

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:31 pm 
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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:22 pm 
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Nice one Steve - must have been brilliant getting her out on the track :D


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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:09 pm 
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HOON98 wrote:
Nice one Steve - must have been brilliant getting her out on the track :D


Sure was, but bloody hard work for an old man :lol

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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:24 pm 
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couple more from the Cadwell park day

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