another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

big debate on the classic racing forum at the moment regarding the fitting of an oil catch tray under the bike, on one hand, i can see the benefits, safer for the rider's as it's going to prevent oil getting on the track and all over the rear tyre and the obvious potentially lethal consequences, less downtime between races as the marshall's clear it up and less off-putting as you try and avoid the cement dust all over the racing lines, on the other hand, if the bike is clean and tidy when it goes through scrutineering, it has no obvious oil leaks, [ok, i know they all 'drip' but not an exxon valdez stylee gush], i think the 'risk' is worth it to see the machines in their natural, [i won't say original, what's original? a lot of the manx's and g50's are replicas anyway and racer's have changed their machines to get the most performance from them as long as we have been racing motorcycles], i reckon the 'oil containment device' fitted to the manx looks pant's myself, [especially with the modern decal's], i really don't want anyone to get hurt or their bike's wrecked but............

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