Fine de­tail

Classic Dirtbike - - Cheney Victor -

There is a say­ing ‘the dif­fer­ence is in the de­tail’ and look­ing over Roger’s bike there has cer­tainly been some at­ten­tion to the finer points of the build. The rea­son for this be­came clear when we got a chance to chat to Mick Ben­nett, who built it and he ad­mit­ted to be­ing a per­fec­tion­ist.

Mick sourced a num­ber of smaller parts that make any­one look­ing at the bike nod in ap­pre­ci­a­tion or, in my case, take pics of these bits so you can nod in ap­pre­ci­a­tion. Do these lit­tle touches make the bike go any bet­ter? It is an ar­guable point, as it means the owner feels good about the bike and this has an ef­fect on per­for­mance, but the sub­lim­i­nal sug­ges­tion is care in one area means care in an­other, so al­ready the op­po­si­tion is be­ing psyched out.

A rub­ber guide such as this from Joe Maxwell Engi­neer­ing – JME – pre­vents the frame from be­ing dam­aged and gives the chain an eas­ier life. Sourc­ing a 90 de­gree an­gled grom­met such as this routes the ca­ble closer to the en­gine and looks ti­dier. This neat filler grom­met came from BSA spe­cial­ist C and D Au­tos, it’s a lot nicer-look­ing than the bit of al­loy plate in the CDB edi­tor’s B40 en­gine at this point. With vi­bra­tion be­ing the en­emy, the weapon is rub­ber mount­ings and flex­i­bil­ity – these mud­guards don’t split.

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