Onboard A Yamaha XJ 550 at the last round of the season.
2 lessons learned here :- 1. Keep an eye on the lights at the start - not the flag man.
2. Don't get oil on your boots - it makes you miss gears!
Onboard Honda MT125R at Mallory park CRMC meeting 27.03.11
Onboard with Wayne Hickman in the 1st combined post classic 125,clubman 350
singles and 350 goldstars race.
Although the race was red flagged due to the accident at the chicane,the
race was declared a result with the leading rider at the time Ian Steltner
(Ducati 340) taking the overall win in style!
Honda MT125R VS Ducati 340 CRMC Mallory Park 27.03.11
Screeming 2 stroke VS thumping 4 stroke in the 2nd combined post classic
125,350 clubman and 350 goldstars race.
Onboard with Wayne Hickman (Honda) with Ian Steltner (Ducati)
Split by only 0.03 seconds across the finish line in favour of the Ducati.
Overall winner was Mark Handley (Honda RSW 125)
Wildcat Mountain ride on a customized '82 Yamaha XJ 550 Maxim (Part 2 of 2)
This is the main reason for a 400+ mile ride through Wildcat State Park in
North/Western Wisconsin. It had been drizzling so the roads were wet, the
bke was overloaded, and this was my first time on the mountain. So no knee
dragging, rip roaring adventure here. Just a normal but really fun ride...
til right after we got out of the park. Then it was 5 hours of riding in
the rain. It was cool for the first 3 and a half hours. Then it sucked. The
last 45 minutes were miserable. It rained (like pouring rain) the whole
Xj 550 Knieschleifen + "Freefall" :D
bissel kniegeschliffen mitter alten Y XJ 550 ... allerdings funtt das heute
besser mit kombi als mit textilhose ... allerdings: ES FUNKTIONIERT DOCH !
und das ohne dicken Knieschliefer
Yamaha XJ 550 Maxim 1983
This bike had been sat unused for 6 years, after stripping and cleaning the
carbs I got her to run, the carbs still need setting up correctly
(balancing + more cleaning) but she runs ok for now. Things left to do for
sweet running are; Valves shimmed, carbs balanced, colour tune. She has had
new plugs/air filter/oil+filter. Specs:- 528cc YICS, 55hp 112mph she can
cruise comfortable at 70mph and returns around 48mpg, she's just ratty
enough to ride, any shinier and I could'nt ride her!!