Wednesday, October 24, 2012

simple is good and solved is better

I raced for Suzuki back in my day, but I loved my BMW from the late 1990’s. BMW raced them quite successfully.
See the lineage?

But the racing Beemers of that era had a problem. The cylinder heads stuck out too much.

This wasn’t an issue when tire adhesion sucked.

But by the 90’s tires had gotten so sticky that the lean could grind the head right down into the tarmac. I grounded mine several times. 

What to do? 
Just slice it off in the shop 
and put a little grey, teardrop patch on it.

Problem solved. :-)

A typical day at the office:

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