Loving the race skins, had them all off in under five minutes. Putting the fat boy RaceTech springs in the forks, reinstalled the Öhlins shock which I just had serviced and re-sprung, and just need to have the slicks swapped with the new Dunlop Q3s and then I’m finally ready for the track.
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Ah… the bikes are enjoying the sunshine during National Clean & Organize Your Garage Day! Got everything sorted out and the bikes are happily all situated in their new spots. Tomorrow, I’m hoping get them all washed up and ready or the season. Anxious to spend more time riding both on the street and the track this year.
Who’s with me?
Well, Ol’ Yeller is officially retired. Just added a new bike to the stable, a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R750. This thing is set up for the track, with more gadgets and gizmos that I know what to do with. It’s light, fast and is going to take a while to get used to but I can’t wait to get this thing out on the track and see what we can do together.
I can’t believe it’s been nearly eight months since my last track day. Can’t wait to get out there again and take some corners with some good friends. Ol’ Yeller is ready and willing and I’m looking forward to getting the old dog back on the track.
Let’s Ride Track Days
Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Only two days before Friendship Ride 2016. Get the bikes out, clean ’em up, and let’s roll. The smoke from neighboring fires is pretty low this year and the temps should be great for another awesome ride. BBQ to follow as usual. Hoping to see you all on Saturday!
What a great day! Weather was great, roads were pretty clear and my Kobe burger was excellent. We met at Oakbucks, hung out a little longer than we should have. Got to Sonora at the busy lunch hour, but we found some seats at the bar. The road back was a bit sketchy after the sun heated up all the tar snakes that caltrans had left on the Little Dragon. For the first time since I can remember, I slipped on numerous patches sometimes sending me way off line. I simple reduction in throttle and much more concentration on my lines proved enough to enjoy the rest of our travels. Another great day with good friends.
The Diamondback Grill
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve taken Ol’ Yeller out for a street ride. My tummy’s been rumbling for some sweet Kobe beef so tomorrow it’s off to one of our favorite destinations, The Diamondback Grill in Sonora, CA. The bike has a couple track days under its belt so a bath was certainly on order. All washed up and a quick system check has proven that this old dog is clean and running better than ever. Looking forward to spending some time with my old friend on some of our favorite roads. Now, get out and ride.
The Diamondback Grill
Well, the day I though would never come, did. The Runt is off to its new home. Although not the fastest, sleekest, or fanciest bike, I sure enjoyed our time together. There is much to be said about riding such a light bike. So much different than the bigger bikes I’ve grown accustom too. This thing was such fun to ride, I will truly miss our trips together.
Picked up these from MotoMummy.com. They had an incredible sale on the Battlax Hypersport S21 tires. I’ve been running the BT-S20 on Ol’ Yeller for a while now, and love how they perform on both the street and track. So I figured the updated triple compound rear might be just what I’m looking for when it comes to good street performance for the Repsol. Well, the wait is over, Moto Mummy had these delivered to my door in just a few days. Looks like it’s time to give the Repsol some much needed TLC and get it ready to thoroughly enjoy the new riding season.