Well another track day and another big off.
Alls well though, basically I low sided into Redgate on about the 7th session.
Bike was running like a dream, I'd had the No-limits endorsed suspension guy sort out my suspension, due to the bike scarying the cack out of me every time I had to brake hard especially into Fogarty Esses and Melbourne Hairpin and to a lesser degree Redgate.
Anyway he sorted it out so well I could brake hard and not go into a scary back end weave, the problem seems to be that it gave me too "much" confidence and I was increasingly leaning the bike over more and more, getting my knee down all over the place but also through Redgate I was getting the right hand food peg down. This was my eventual downfall as the crash was caused either by the footpeg grounding out and thus lifting the front wheel causing the wash out (most likely) or less likely my rear (newish) Dunlop RR tyre ran out of tread (leant over to far) causing the low side. (possible but I seem to remember some grinding prior to the crash).
Anyway I slid for a while on my stomach feet first and eventually stopped in the gravel. The bike spun a bit but stayed on its right side and didnt flip or anything expensive like that.
Left knee and left elbow grazed and bruised.
Leather ripped and worn through in a few places.
Gloves as above
Boots as above
Lid- No damage
Right hand fairing scratched but not bust this time.
Rear brake leaver snapped off ....but I have a spare rearset from the last off somewhere.!!
Carbon Silencer - FUBAR
Right hand R&G frame protector - FUBAR.
Front Brake leaver - 1/4 missing.
So all in all GREAT day, fantastic company (met up with some friends and new friends from SP Motorcycles in Exeter), Really happy with the bikes handling now (honest I really am).
Pics to follow later in the week.
But I will now take the winter off to rebuild the bike (not that needs cost much), might add some trick bits......I will be wathcing EBAY with interest!!!!
100% Suspension Setup data Setup by Colin Leeder.
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