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    Ok guys, I'd appreciate some critique. Are these acceptable protection for a kart track (namely wellington - Fishy?)







    Quote Originally Posted by FlangMaster
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    its looking pretty good. Just what does the folded up pegs expose? The brake & gear lever ends; are they going to cause a problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    its looking pretty good. Just what does the folded up pegs expose? The brake & gear lever ends; are they going to cause a problem?
    cheers - koba pointed that out too.

    the pegs don't fold all the way. they are "mechanically limited" like me really... only to about 60 degrees. I proved this lying the bike down on each side.

    of course if the foot pegs snap - then possibly the levers will ground. I'd like to drill/ replace them with something track friendly but strong... kitchen chopping boards are not good enough really.
    Quote Originally Posted by FlangMaster
    I had a strange dream myself. You know that game some folk play on the streets where they toss coins at the wall and what not? In my dream they were tossing my semi hardened stool at the wall. I shit you not.

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    Fish will grab & try twist anything with hose clamps on to see if they move. Best you try the same first.
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    Lessons

    I took some photo's of a local bike after a highside on turn 2 at Kaitoke.

    I'm not trying to be a cock here, just being forward with constructive and up front advice.
    We need to be onto this if we want to keep racing at cool tracks.

    There are a few lessons we can all learn from this crash:

    This was a pretty bag crash for a bucket race on a Kart track, see how it has flipped all the way over.
    In this case the tail piece has done a good job but have a think about this, think about what is under it and how it can load up, how will your bike fare if you don't have a big tailpiece like this?


    More flip damage.
    It's time to start making caps for forks, I've made a set from an a piece of plastic pipe, easy as.
    This one was minor but it can get really ugly for you, the forks or your body on uncovered adjustable units.


    Pegs break, think about what will touch next...


    We have to start looking at the undersides here, mine could be better. I'm starting to play with forming plastic around here.
    At the very least round it off with a file, I'll try get a pic of some more in this area up when I get a chance.
    Also note the foot levers should really be better protected.


    Look closely, the bungs on the swing-arm look good but that axle end has still scraped.
    They need to go further back or on the axle itself.
    I've seen an innovative mounting to the adjuster plate on the end of the swingarm on the bike that mossy built, that might work quite well but haven't seen 'test results' yet.
    Again, I will try for a pic of this too.
    If I was modifying this I would leave the current bung in place too, no harm in backup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koba View Post
    . . .

    I'm trying to be a cock here, just being forward with constructive and up front advice.
    . ..
    Sorry you are or you aren't?

    No man that is totally valid stuff of how protection can fail, or more aptly, be bypassed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Sorry you are or you aren't?

    No man that is totally valid stuff of how protection can fail, or more aptly, be bypassed.
    Edited accordingly...
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    Good work man, much betterer.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
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    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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