Wednesday, May 4, 2011

first event of this season

last weekend was the first event of this season, I didn't take the RSC90 though, this track was quite long and I want to give the S90 a good chance to have a smooth run in next weekend at Oldenzaal.
In Wolvega I rode the CB72 that I had some experience with last season and one of my dad's BMW's. This was the first time on a 500 BMW for me.
It took a bit of getting used too, especially the speed as I reached over 200km/h on the straight after which I had to brake hard for a 2nd gear corner. But I had fun with it.

picture thanx to Lea, CRT club photographer

No. 64 is me on the CB72, chasing a maico that I passed later on.

Again, picture thanx to Lea.

But I think this picture was taken just 3 corners before the CB72 tried to kill me....
The oil seal in the outgoing gearbox shaft worked itself loose, spraying oil over the right side of the bike, causing me to fall in the only right corner on the track.
Luckaly I could stand up without problems and pick up the bike. Only some bruises to my leg and back.
My ego was okay as this was clearly the bikes fault.

And this is what the CB72 looks like now, taken appart to straighten the front forks, new seal installed on the output shaft, footpeg straightened, but still some more work to be done before I can ride it again next weekend at Oldenzaal.

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