Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Inspiration

Back in september 2014, while looking for a new project I spotted this tweaked first gen GSXR 750 on a well-known classified site.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 Assen TT

Does tickets to attends the Assen TT sound like a good enough birthday present for you ? It does it for me in a way no other has in the last 10 years. And I'm including the presents made to myself in the list.

So ! Friday we headed to Assen to attend the MotoGP round. We rode there 2 up on the R11S to cover the 400-ish kilometers to the track. Then Yesterday we made the remaining 30 kilometers and parked the bike among thousands others.




The view from our bench located at the end of the start/finish straight, perfectly placed to observe every single crash happening in the first corner.



We had a great time there watching the races, no to mention seeing Zarko and Rossi on top. And those nice wristbands will bring up memories when taken out from our dedicated souvenir box. What's more to a new life ?




Got, then gone, then bought, then gone again

This is the sad story of this P3 ZX7R. It came one day and worked like hell, then left with its owner a couple of months after. He called 4 months later with huge money issues asking if I wanted it. I bought it and could only keep it for 3 months, having my own "balance" problems.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

That special relationship

Yeah, that's what I stumbled across a bit more than a year ago now. I would recommend anyone to build one ...
Credits Performance Bikes magazine
That pic always reminds me of you, "special relationship".

Monday, June 22, 2015

6000 miles tag

While away from this place, I kept on shooting some pics of what's been happening in my motorcycle life. For instance, this one is back in may 2014 when the R11S broke the 6000 miles tag. 6000 miles since rebuild, that is.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Returning soon

After months of trying to get through tough times, I decided now would be a great time for a come back over here ... Well to be honest, some of you decided this for me asking when I would update this place again and that feels even better.

No far promise, but I'll try to push news and photos around.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Keep the postman busy

The postman's been sweating the hell out these days delivering part boxes to either my personal mailbox, work address or even my parent's home ...

Some Honda steering stem caps and washer for 929 CBR forks (plus a pen goodie, yoohoo !)

ZX7R fork seals (plus a keychain goodie, yoohoo !)

A spare ZX7R subframe that will serve as a racing seat unit support, hence it's going to be cut

A ZX10R lower fork clamp to start the mocking up front ends job with a fork swap as a target

Projects are still a bit stuck for now, but parts keep on coming, so there's no reason they linger for too long any more apart from a significant one : me having no sort of time to work on the bikes.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Racing battery

One of the easiest and quickest way to pull some weight off a motorcycle, as well as put a whole in your wallet, is to install a lightweight battery. There has been one in order for a month and it made it to the garage's door last week.

A standard ZX7R battery, say a Yuasa YT12B, weighs a heavy 4.09kg. The Racing Batteries RB240400 is as light as 1.05kg, which makes a full 3.04kg gain once installed.

Of course the tiny battery does not have the same dimensions as the standard one, causing a short head scratching moment during the installation process in order to attach it properly. Of course, there are some maintenance instructions that you should follow thoroughly so you don't damage the LiFePO4 battery permanently. But it's still an easy mod for a huge saving.

Now, to the pics. I put a well-known toy next to the RB240400 so everyone can figure out how small is this battery.


Racing Batteries recommend the use of a specific charger and suggest you get an Optimate Lithium battery tender. You can buy one direct from them.


The whole set came in what is certainly the worst packaged box that made its way to the garage last year.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Winter's hot track days

Forget the cold and windy winter and head south for a warm sunny trackday weekend. Some famous UK trackday promoters do offer a wide range of "European tracks" events, some taking place in Spain on their wide and fast MotoGP-approved tracks like Valencia, Jerez or Aragon.

So if you're track mule's ready to be waken early from its winter storage and if you've already recovered from last year's late high fat rate celebrations, then maybe one the following link might be of interest somehow :
Of course there are some others around the place and most offer complete packages with flights and accommodations for the rider and hauling for his bike.

No Limits Trackdays' offering