Well done to Casey and Dovi for getting a second and third place at Assen today. It was a race that was filled with spills thanks to Simoncelli's usual antics. These antics nearly spelled disorder for another Repsol rider. Casey still leads the championship.
It appears Dani has had further surgery on hs shoulder which hopefully see his return to Motogp very soon. I am sure Dani will be givng Stoner a challenger when he returns and settles into racing again.
I have just received a set of 5mm caliper spacers from Custom Spacers for my Honda CBR1000rr. These spacers are made from top quality grade 5 Titanium and weigh just 11.4 grams each. I have yet to compare weights of the standard items but the quality is amazing. Custom Spacers do an alloy version and offer great customer service.
Here are some pictures of the latest additions to the bike. The Titanium Domed Nut replaces the standard item and saves 1.7 grams. The Fuel Tank bolts save 10.2 grams and are used to hold my Honda tank bag in place. The last one is the HRC oil cap which is drilled and no doubt is a small fraction lighter.
It appears that LCR Honda are looking at their options. So have spent £130k making a Motogp specification fireblade. Casey has already tested the 2012 1000cc replacement for the RC212V. I guess the HRC Honda team already know what a Repsol CBR1000RR already looks like.
I thought about some nice alloy filler cap by Rizoma, Yohimura or even Pro-bolt but decided to stick with the HRC Racing theme. This cost me £3.38 plus vat and has the holes for lock wiring. Its simple and no nonsense as you would expect. The HRC part number is 15611-NF4-900