Monday, November 24, 2014

KTM 500 EXC 2015 Valve Check

This was a very simple Procedure. Although I do not have a service manual, the video link below and previous experience made this a very simple procedure.

All clearances in my case were within spec. I changed out the oil and filter after reassembly. Ready to ride!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Arkansas Motorcycle Ride- Changing Leaves Tour

Friday: Out for a dual sport ride on some gnarly trails!!

Saturday & Sunday: Street Ride- Potential Route includes: Hot Springs National Park, Mt Magazine, and Push Mountain Road! Should be a great ride with plenty of miles of beautiful scenery!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Riding Exploits- Jessie's finally back on the trail!


Jessie was out on the trails all day Saturday. She improved 100% over the course of the day and it really helped to get her out on some very easy trails that were not intimidating at all!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Dual Sport Ride- TARKC 2014- Northwest Arkansas

 Below are some of shots from the October Fall 2014 TARKC (Trail Adventure Riders of Kansas City) Fall Ride. It was a wonderful time with a great group of guys!! We rode from Turner Bend (off of 23hwy north of Ozark) to Clarksville, AR and all around the surrounding area. I can't wait to get back and do it again!!

More photos taken by another rider on the trail: Photos by James B.

Super Moto Convert

Well, the tires ate mounted and the wheels are ready to be installed! Can't wait to try out the super moto world later this weekend!

Using the Vapor speedometer since the stock won't work worth these wheels and then re-jetting to 25 155 from 25 160 top see if I can eliminate the deceleration pop currently in the system. Next, it's braided brake lines and a new clutch lever then we are ready to rock!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Track Day Photos and Session Data

Last session of the day

It has been a great couple weekends of track days! I learned a ton and came a long way in just the three days. I can't wait until next time!! The photos above are from Hastings, NE (Motorsports Park Hastings) and the videos should be up pretty soon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park Photos

Rocky Mountain National Park Backpacking Vacation

So long FZ-1!

I thought I was pretty certain about replacing the v-strom with an FZ-1 in the near future but then: !!!!!!!!


2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Spied!

New streetfighter standard seen testing in U.S.

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Sporting a California plate and looking production-ready, this new Suzuki looks set to expand our favorite class of motorcycles – sporting nakeds – bikes that include the KTM Super Duke R,BMW S1000RKawasaki Z1000 and Ducati’s Monsters.
Sporting a tubular handlebar instead of clip-ons and therefore the more humane ergonomics that define the class, it would appear that the new S is powered by the previous, slightly less oversquare version of the mighty 999cc GSX-R four-cylinder that ran from 2005 to 2008 – a good choice if the goal is beefier midrange torque at the expense of a little top-end horsepower.
All the basic building blocks are there, including triple-disc brakes with Brembo calipers on the inverted fork, along with wheel-speed sensors which reveal ABS is at least an option. The currentV-Strom 1000 includes a traction-control system, so Suzuki has the technology to include TC on this model.
Speaking of the V-Strom, Suzuki traditionally undercuts the competition price-wise, so we expect this one to be the Naked Bike for the Masses!, and to sell for at least a couple g’s less than the current model, $13,899 GSX-R1000. We’ll guess an $11,999 MSRP to match the Kawi Z1000.
Look for more to come from Suzuki: At the same time it applied for the GSX-S name, it also registered the GSX-F nomenclature. Maybe some kind of new Katana in the works?