919 Track Days Chronicles
Using stock pegs and levers ?
Ever seen the old LDH submitted photo showing the nicely ground rear brake lever from scratching ?
I look at the stock shift and brake levers on my bike, they look "out" and "low" to me, some of the "low" being my own setup to get things where I like it.
I now think it wise to bend them in as much as you can. Compound bending will be needed in order to end with a pedal that is square to the bike. Until last night at a Track Afternoon, I had never touched a lever, just the left hand peg.
I had a bit of an "almost" last night.
Cold day, cold pavement, no sun, no tire heat to speak of. Right hand low speed 2nd gear turn. Throttle cracked, maybe just leading a bit, not hard on the gas, that is for sure. Rear step out, bike flopped over some more without my asking, instantaneous grind, some chassis unsettling, then the rear came back in and all was well.
Got back to the pits.
Did my usual inter session inspection.
The rear brake lever was bent out, and back ! Big time !
Never seen that before.
Did a quick bend back repair with a 15 inch adjustable wrench.