Well, this past weekend was Daytona. Special this year in that the TPL crew were back down there, helping out with Jake Zemke (who led at one point and then retired) and new AMA rider Jordan Imrie. The press whined about the cold temps (not freezing, but still not ideal for fast laps) while up here in the Great White North I saw this out the front of the house.
With not much to do on the bike (while I still have some tweaks in order, they can wait until warmer weather) I set about working on some shop items. With the new rear shock, there is a likelihood I will need to play with the ride height. Obviously the rear end needs to be suspended, but not by a typical swingarm lift. And with the Arrow exhaust (and most under-engine systems for that matter) the task of jacking up the rear necessitates removing part of the exhaust system. A simpler and easier solution involved some 1" square tubing from Canadian Tire, and a section of leftover 1 1/4" tubing. The round stock is 4130, but it was an off-cut, so I didn't feel too badly about using it on this project.