XR650R. Six years and still in love…

My Big Red Pig outlasted 5 other motorcycles, and it is the oldest motorcycle in my garage right now. Six years in, and this bike still puts a smile on my face. I am going to take my piggeh on a trip to Northern California later this month. I just cannot wait. Each blog post should have a picture. Here is a crappy one…

IMG_20170611_200733741

Husqvarna TX300 Mods and Update

IMG_20170610_105357103_HDR1

I took the TX300 out for a spin yesterday. I am blown away by how well it ran and how much fun it is to ride this bike.

Thanks to the JD jetting kit I installed, the TX300 had smooth linear power throughout the rev range. I don’t get any more gas overflow because I routed the overflow hose according to James Dean’s recommendation and adjusted the float height (this, along with the jetting resulted in great mileage).

IMG_20170610_100818170

I also added a RK-Tek head, a FMF factory fatty pipe and a Boyesen carbon-tech reed petals. I don’t know the contribution level of each mod as I didn’t have time to test them individually.

Other mods include:
1) Samco radiator hoses
2) TM designworks skip plate with a Obie link guard
3) TM designworks chain guide and rear caliper/disc guard
4) Bulletproof designs radiator guards
5) Acerbis front disc guard
6) FMF Husqvarna Turbinecore 2.1 silencer
7) Polisport plastic swingarm protectors
8) Enduro Engineering clutch slave cylinder guard
9) Bulletproof designs billet swingarm guard

IMG_20170610_100924779_HDR

Husqvarna TX300

IMG_20170408_162652687_HDR.jpg

This is my third Husqvarna motorcycle. I’ve owned Husqvarna motorcycles from both the Castiglioni era and the BMW era and they were good bikes. Screw that… Welcome to the new age. A counter-balanced two stroke motor makes sense… and KTM decides to knock it out of the park and relocate the starter motor… I cannot complain. Best motorcycle I’ve ever ridden. Period. And I own this bike. It will probably take me a few months to comprehend what is going on with my motorcycle situation.

The stock jetting on the TX300 is horrible, but this motorcycle handles so good it compensates for the shitty factory jetting.

Time to work on the carburetor and get this motorcycle running right.

P.S. : The YZ450FX is gone and I am glad to be back on a two stroke.

New bikes and updates

20160423_123027

A Yamaha YZ450FX and a Montesa Cota 4RT replaced the Husqvarnas.

20160228_172830.jpg

I started racing district 37! Sadly, the racing season has been cut short because of a hairline fracture on my right heel bone. Transferring trials skills (if any) to a dirt bike is no easy task, and I found out the hard way.