From: tim900 .....--... Re: End case protectors
on 31/01/2008 at 08:46 AM
Thanks Terry , but I can only agree to disagree .With a dozen employees engaged in metal fabrication , I am well acquainted with Safety , Duty of Care and the principles of OH&S.
I emphasise the point that under this rule we are going to expect our Scrutineers to inspect and approve home-made end covers / plates . The intent of these protectors is to enhance safety , it is my contention that sub-standard fitment will compromise safety .
I operate an engineering company , specialising in aluminium fabrication , and often perform bike repairs / component manufacture for our local racers. I am struggling with the methodolgy that will enable end plates and covers to be attached that will not compromise existing end covers and the attachment thereof .
As an aside , how are the scrutineers going to determine that aftermarket covers are the same thickness or greater than OEM - drill a hole in them ?
Finally , the sport may lose a COC / Steward ( with 40 odd RR meetings experience - all oil free ! ), as I cannot enforce a ruling that I feel is fundamentally flawed .
Time to resurrect my race bike ( Two-stroke of course !)
Thanks for your time /comments
Then Tim you need to speak with M.A yourself, you have asked me questions that I have tried to answer to the best of my ability given the limited knowledge that I have but the fact is I'm a promoter not a scrutineer or an official. So it might be best to speak with the powers that be rather then debate the issue with me given your expert knowledge.
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