I have decided that my weekends are not exciting enough and will be racing with the BHR this year on the Seeley. For those that are interested, I will blog my progress here, warts and all. I attended the Mallory test day last Friday just to get an idea of how a couple of changes I had made to the bike were going to perform, I have changed the fork springs for some lighter ones and fitted a full fairing and figured I should try them out before I arrive at my first ever race meet. Just as well because test days are cheaper than race days. Due to a cockup with the noise test I missed my first session and snuck out with the next group, don't know what they were but they didn't seem to be that fast so by the third lap I was with the guy at the front and on the top straight decided to go past him and push on a bit to test the new springs. I had just closed the throttle for Gerard's and there was a strange crunchy scrapey noise (technical description for the wife) and when I got back on the throttle somebody had stolen my sparks. This is my solution to getting sparks to the plugs. And this is how that solution decided I was only doing 4 laps of Mallory for £105, Bugger. Ah well lesson learned, the redesign will have weight added to the other side of the trigger bump for balance instead of holes in the bump. I have a couple of circular blanks on order to remake the plate, I have ordered a couple of pickups from the Czech Republic and two new belts because the bit that made a bid for freedom managed to cut the belt. It let go at about 7000 rpm, I wonder how much the bump weighed at those revs! and what its speed was when it left the plate, might look into some kind of a guard. For anyone that can work that stuff out, the bit that broke off weighed 17 grams and left the edge of a 4" circle at 7000rpm. If I get the bits in time, my first meeting will be at Mallory April 13/14th and my transponder will show up in the Mylaps webpage race number 123, so you can see how slow I am going, oh, and a big kiss and a like to the first piss take from the 961 crowd re my bike reliability.