The cause of the Darley Moor Round 3 Engine Failure has now been identified as a snapped crankshaft. The good news is that when the crank snapped, no other internal engine damage was caused which will help to lower the costs of the required engine rebuild. With the crankshaft being a known weak-point of tuned ER6 engines (and with the exact mileage on this crank being unknown), we will be replacing the crank with a brand new item in order to reduce the chances of this occurring again.
In advance of Darley Moor Round 6 this coming weekend, another onboard camera has been added to our Kawasaki ER650 Supertwin to provide a different view of the action. The process of fitment was very similar to the forward-facing onboard camera that is mounted on the front fairing. This camera mount will allow us to film forward (to view rider body movement and placement on the machine) as well as being able to film rearwards if needed (to see what is happening behind us).
The bike is fully prepped for the upcoming Darley Moor meeting. A front brake refresh/rebuild (with new fluid and pads), an oil change, a check over and a good clean mean that she is ready to go!
And she appears to be covered in glorious technology... :-)
David Carson Jnr,