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Over the last three years we have taken part in the National Road Rally, and enjoyed every minute of it. Now it's time to give something back so we will be operating the Lincoln checkpoint for 2016.
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No.27 Yamaha FZ600

I got the FZ back home, this is a story in itself as it involved borrowing a van that had been converted to carry a wheelchair and it was a little rough, though I’m not complaining as it was free!!!

The bike is an American model that was sold originally in California in 1986. In 1998 it was imported in to the UK but was never registered here, then the chap who imported it sold it on to he chap I bought it from and it still hadn’t turned a wheel on UK roads.…

Racing!?!?!

Well I seem to have done it, I have been thinking for some time about the next step from doing track days. Obviously this is some sort of racing. I have thought of sprint racing or even hill climbing but eventually I decided on track racing. I then started to keep an eye out for a class that I would be comfortable to race in.

Once again I didn’t want to got the obvious route and go standard clubman racing. This is because I would need a modern-ish bike and have to  spend a lot of money trying to keep it competitive. I thought of allsorts of racing from MZ upwards. And then I was reading in Practical Superbikes…

Aprilia Tuono Update

Tyres, Front and Rear

When I picked the bike up the chap told me that he had just fitted a new front tyre. Looking at the tyres, he was telling the truth, the front was a nice new Dunlop 207. I’m surprised he managed to find a new one as they were superseded a while ago. The rear is a matching Dunlop, and while it is legal it is a little squared off. I will need to be looking for a new rear soon, and I really don’t want to stick a 207 on again, even if I can find one. Hopefully I will be able to find someone who will be able to advise a suitable matching replacement. If I can’t find a suitable match I may replace both…