Jon Railton Newsletter – 23/05/2013

Testing Oulton Park 26th April 2013

Following difficulties at the Thruxton round of the Pirelli National Superstock championship a further test at Oulton Park was arranged to sort out the handling. The test day began cold but improved throughout the day. Oulton always needed different settings which were used for the first three sessions. A stronger spring was tried for the remaining sessions which appeared to improve the handling although lap times did not improve which was put down to a worn rear tyre.

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Ho Chi Mission Complete

After 3000 km, three countries and a significant amount of mechanics, my Ho Chi Mission is finally over. The Pink Panther and I set sail from Hanoi seven weeks ago and clunked south over the Annamite Mountains into Laos, Cambodia and finally, Saigon. Despite my efforts, it turns out that 25 year old Honda C90 mopeds really aren’t built for mud, deep sand, rocks, mountains, rivers and jungle. In the space of three weeks, the poor bike had to have three engine rebuilds, and took to chewing through cam chains like candyfloss.

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NEW Motorbike range from WD-40

WD-40, whose Multi-Use Product has been used to maintain and repair motorcycles for generations, has developed a motorbike-specific range of high performance solutions under the WD-40 Specialist brand for those more demanding jobs around the motorcycle where there is a  specific requirement.  The new range covers all the most important areas of motorcycle maintenance from cleaning and lubricating through to protecting the motorcycle.

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