Monday, April 18, 2011

The Edge

“But with the throttle screwed on there is only the barest margin and no room for mistakes. It has to be done right . . and thats when the strange music starts, when you stretch your luck so far that the fear becomes exhilaration and vibrates along your arms. You can barely see a hundred; the tears blow back so fast that they vaporize before they get to your ears. The only sounds are the wind and the dull roar floating back from the mufflers. You watch the white line and try to lean with it . . . howling through a turn to the right, then to the left and down the long hill to Pacifica . . . letting off now, watching for cops, but only until the next dark stretch and another few seconds on the edge . . . The Edge . . . ”

– Hunter S. Thompson, Hells Angels A Strange and Terrible Saga.

Born Free Show 2010

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It's Better In The Wind Grand Canyon

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Grimy plugz

These came off the thruxton and they were not that old. Yeah, I was running a bit rich...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

EFI bizness...

Been slammed the last few days and as a result I haven't been able to post much. Got a little free time this morning so I spent it over at Cycle Pro getting the map on my Thruxton adjusted. Because of the Predator pipes KTB and I installed, I had to get it remapped at the Triumph dealer. Turns out they did a less then stellar job and because of the weak map I was running, my bike was running very rich. Yaman did me a solid, hooked it up to the computer and made some adjustments to the map. Its running a whole hell of a lot better as a result.

Taking it back in a few weeks and we're going to put it on the dyno. Once we do that Yaman will make a few adjustments and hopefully the thruxton will finally be running at 100%.

Thanks for the help Yaman! Really appreciate it.

'79 BMW R100 Blitz Street Tracker

This thing is lovely! more here