It's been some time since I posted anything on this blog.... I'm having a blast on the KTM, and recently took it the 12 hours south to Hastings for a Trackaddix track day. Wilson and I made the trip together.
In the end, did another 30 laps on Sunday, but at least went a second quicker -- 1:45:3 -- quicker than I went on the zx7r when I was there last, and less than a second off of the ex650 I spent a lot of time and money on. I am confident that I can go faster. I was starting to get to the limits of the rear shock, but the forks held up fine. In all, one of the best trackday trips, if not the best, I've done. A great facility, a good organization, and a great trip. Even a 70km tailwind on the way home saved some gas money. Hooray!
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Going to be doing some modding, to make the bike more comfortable and to attempt the impossible -- create a bike that I can ride on the track and then the street without pounding my kidneys into dust. First impressions is that the suspension is set up soft, so it's at least comfortable on 90% of the roads I ride. The bars were swapped out, as I didn't like the bend -- they hiked my elbows up like I was a supercrosser. The engine is pretty sweet, still gently breaking it it, but it seems pretty peppy, can easily go on the highway, and returned 58mpg. There are lots of cool bolt-ons for these bikes, so stay tuned. Goal is to have it broken in (as in 2000km) by the June trackday, so I can take it out with a clear conscience. 750km in and a month to go -- better get on it!