New Paddock Racewear
Our new 2017-season fleeces have arrived and have been distributed to all team members, so once again we'll look sharp around the paddock this year :-)
Another season brings along another refresh to the sticker drawer! Our old racing buddy, Joel from Freshfield Graphics, sorted us out once again - including some mini stickers for the mini bike which were incredibly cute!
We have taken delivery of a new 18ftx4ft banner for our race awning. This time we decided to go for one big long banner (rather than two smaller banners that joined in the middle of the awning) - whether this works out to be a sensible decision or not is yet to be seen. If Lorna is spotted using this banner as a Supergirl cape around the paddock, then you'll know things have gone wrong!
Final mechanical work on ER6 Supertwin
The last of the mechanical jobs have now been completed on our ER6 Supertwin, with the winter antifreeze replaced with plain water and a full front brake system overhaul performed. For the start of the season we will be trying out the EBC FA447HH pads. Since fitting the Brembo M4 calipers we have used the stock Brembo HH pads and the Brembo Racing SC pads. We found very little difference between the two pads - with the exception that the SC pads produced a lot more dust and wore out a lot quicker!
New seat units
After seeing the dyno results (see Part 2) we decided to retain the Arata titanium exhaust. This meant that new seat units would be required - as the old seats had cutouts for the underseat Quill exhaust. We liked the look of the Kawasaki ZX6R B1H seats so ordered a couple of new seat units from Bardney Racing and then modified them to fit our Kawasaki Supertwin.
Thanks for following our progress over the winter. We will continue to provide constant updates throughout the season - including race reports and onboard videos! And if you see us at the race track, feel free to come over and say Hi! :-)