So where to start?

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ledwardio
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So where to start?

Post by ledwardio » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:54 pm

Hi

So we've decided to go plop racing... :o C90 bought and getting picked up on Saturday, looks tidy on eBay I guess we'll get to find out the truth soon enough.

Beyond making sure everything is working nicely, tweaking the footpegs and putting new tyres on – what else is needed to prep it for the plop?

We're all chunky, not fast or funky, so are really hoping to keep going as long as possible rather than be worrying about lap times or leaderboard positions so tuning probably not required, for our first race at least.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers

L

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Ventura
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Re: So where to start?

Post by Ventura » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:00 pm

Hi Ledwardio,

Great to hear that your intending to enter the next Plops!
Apologies for not responding to your post earlier.

As these events are 8-hour Enduros, the first priority of the Plop is to ensure reliability.
It counts for nothing if its the fastest out there but grinds to a halt after 2 hours (or less!!)
One way of ensuring nothing falls off is to keep the bike road legal and doing lots of shakedown miles on the road.
That counts for a lot!
A well maintained or recently overhauled engine helps a lot too, and ensuring all the nuts and bolts are tight and locked up where necessary.
Checking the basics such as tappet clearances, spark plug, chain tension and lubrication, tyre type/condition/pressures will all help add to your performance.
Then once you've done one, and enjoyed the experience, you'll be hooked!! :lol: :lol:
This then generally leads to spending far too much money and man hours getting it better for next time.
Just like the rest of us do!! :) :D

V.

ledwardio
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Re: So where to start?

Post by ledwardio » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:09 pm

Ha ha, thanks for the info

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