Nomads John Fulcher Memorial Trial Results :: Oct 2018

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The 25th running of the John Fulcher Memorial Trial took place in Constantia on 14th October 2018. The weather was somewhat windy with loud cracking noises from the pine trees causing a bit  of concern. The wind fortunately abated during the day and the trial got underway after the traditional moments silence with fourteen entries.

How do you avoid spark plug failure during a trial?

  1. Never leave your bike's fuel tap on when you are not riding.  This is especially important for the journey to a trial - the vibrations cause fuel to leak into the cylinder and wet the plug, and it becomes difficult or even impossible to start the bike.
  2. Use a new spark plug at the trial.  Nothing beats the ease of starting, the reluctance to stall, and the pure performance of a new spark plug.  Since plugs are about R35 each, it is worth it to have a new one every monthly trial.  One strategy is to fit a new plug for the trial, then swap it out