Lowside party, everyone is invited!
James and I attended another great cornering school hosted by Superbike Coach yesterday. Cornering School Day 2 was very educational and I enjoyed it a lot. The class was more focused on intermediate riding techniques which I really needed to improve on.
A Dremel or a hack saw should be enough to do this. It took me all of about 20 minutes. I decided to paint the edges black afterwards so that the raw metal isn’t exposed. It was a good thing that James and I decided to go with the shogun slider kit because at the end of the first section, this happened:
Apparently, when we checked the oil filter we did not make sure that the gasket was completely in the seat. I am guessing that the gasket expanded and would not fit back on the bike. We did run the bike and ride it around, but because we weren’t pushing it like we would on the track, we did not see any problems.
As you can see, there is a trail of oil behind the 250 and we had to put a bag and a coke box under the bike to catch the excess oil. This was only temporary as we went to get some stuff to clean this up and a new oil filter. After we cleaned up and changed the oil filter (making sure that we put the gasket in correctly) we went to asses the damage.
We really didn’t have any options. I decided to rent the school’s 250 for the day and James decided to sit this one out. We’ll get this bike back together. CSD3 is coming up soon!
As soon as Dean Lonskey (track photographer) is done with post processing I’ll share more about the class. See you then!