Husqvarna TX300

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This is my third Husqvarna motorcycle. I have owned Husqvarna motorcycles from both the Castiglioni era and the BMW era. This KTM era Husqvarna is the best motorcycle I have ever ridden. The 2008 YZ125 with the KYB SSS suspension is going to end up second on the list now. 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

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

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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.

Legacy Moto

My good ol’ HG-5 served me well, so my next Aero in brown front quarter horsehide sounds logical. My complaints about the HG-5 ? none. Well, considering that I purchased it when I was suffering from flight jacket fever, I have nothing to point a finger at. However, it is not suited for motorcycling due to the lack of a bi-swing back, zipper sleeves and enough length in the sleeves to make sure they don’t ride up during cold Iowan mornings.

So, I ordered the perfect non-armored motorcycle jacket for in-town riding, formal party wear (yeah whatever… I am not going to wear a suit or a fucking sportscoat) and everything in between. Brown front quarter horsehide (I don’t ride a pose-mobile like most other harley riders in town, so I don’t need a uniform), OD stitching, Scottish tartan lining, corduroy pockets and the best looking motorcycle jacket Aero makes…

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Born to Run

Shin splints forced me to quit running two years ago. I thought it was the concrete sidewalks, because I never had the problem of shin splints during my teens, when I ran everyday on a clay track. This book suggests that there is something wrong with the way I run; toe pointed upwards, landing on my heel every stride.

I don’t read books, but this book kept me occupied for the better part of a day, and I was nearly half way through the same day. This book is as entertaining as it is informative; so far, at least. I’d say that it is an excellent read, especially for runners discouraged by constant injuries or people who just want to get out there and start running.