some guy at VC crashed T 2 on a honda 350 and ground his case down, synthetic oil went everywhere, caused 1 hour delay. Meeting in media center, Marhan and what's her-name got into a discussion about the fact that "someone" I do not think it was clear who they were talking about, whether it was the uscra or NHIS, was going to contemplate banning synthetic due to the time required to clean it up vs dino oil. So they said IF you are going to run synthetic, you should contemplate case guards, and they are contemplating if the outlaw synthetic, then if you DO run it, you HAVE to have case guards. But this is all in the air . . . there is no change in the "rules" as yet . . . .
Jim Marhan mentioned it in the riders meeting at least Saturday morning, if not both days. He said the track was considering a ban on bikes using synthetic unless they had casegards. A catalogue item for modern race bikes it seems.
I wasn't sure if they were just trying to scare us into triple checking the oil tightness of our bikes.
Oh yeah...by the way...I only use dyno oil now...yep, that's the ticket....bring out the portable oil analysis lab and prove me wrong.
If certain bikes do have problems losing oil from engine covers in a crash...guards might be reasonable. Heavy duty engine covers are required by many modern race clubs.
I still say I'd like to do a blind test...I'll lay out five different types of oil...a corner worker can try to tell me the difference. NHIS seems to be the only track in the entire world that has a problem with synthetic...which is run in about 99% of all the race vehicles in the world.
Frank camelhairy machined me a husky case for my 350 alternator side. It looks cool and is strong as hell.. BTW it was a 350 that oiled the track... some guy from canada... I oiled turn 3 in a similar fashion a year or two ago...not so fun.
besides the alternator case on the cb's are total crap... kinda like die cast... very brittle
Might be as simple as adding sliders to various areas, I have teflon sliders on the pegs, clip-ons etc. Shouldn't be too hard to come up with a bolt on guard for 350's, or even just an extended slider in that area. OEM front peg mount would probably be a good place to start.
How much for the 300 pound italian guard that evil suggests? Given that 7 pounds equates to 1 horse power, (that is what i heard), I'd be going backwards.... I probably couldn't afford that italian anyway....
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You can takes the cases off and drill 2 wholes from the inside out. Take 1/4 inch aluminum bar stock and drill and tap the wholes to match. Put o-rings on the bolts and run them from the inside out and now when you crash you can remove the bar stock with out ruining the bolt head. I run the on the R6. Its held up for a few crashes.