Goodbye California

I miss lane splitting. And that’s about it.

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I live in AZ now and the time it takes to get to the nearest riding area is 25 mins instead of 2 and a half hours. I like it here already.

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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.

Star Vmax 2014…

When I saw the launch videos of this motorcycle back in 2008, I fell in love with it. I thought I’d never end up owning it, because it was/is pretty expensive. But here I am, 6 years later, with a brand new 2014 Vmax.

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I don’t think I’ll ever be able to own a Singer 911 😛

Piggeh progress

Engine is almost done… and I have a rolling chassis 🙂

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I had the crankshaft rebuilt with a Falicon knife-edge connecting rod. The head got stainless steel Kibblewhite valves, Kibblewhite springs and titanium retainers driven by a stage 1 Hotcam. The clutch basket you see is a Hinson housing a Barnett clutch plates and springs setup. The Piggeh is going to be a supermoto, wearing Excels and running Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs.

Yoshimura Replica – Heart Transplant

I decided to swap in a Bandit 1250 motor into the GS750 frame. I still have the GS1000 motor with a big port intake, but I will rebuild that motor later. For now, my goal is to keep the motorcycle under 400 lbs and tune the engine to churn out 100 lb-ft of torque.

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I will be running an in-line fuel pump with a fuel pressure regulator, so I don’t have to mess around with the GS750 gas tank. The Bandit 1250 fuel pump seems to be problematic from what I’ve read in several forums, and expensive too.

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