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post #41 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thursday Bike NIghts- Iron Horse Hotel, and then at Fuel Cafe- both of these have a Motorcycle Theme.

Everything from one off Harleys, to all types of Beemers, Moto Guzzi's, vintage bikes like one of my favorites, a Kawi triple 750cc 2 stroke. Also several V4 Panigales, Aprilia RSV4, etc., etc.

Last night- my 26 y/o Niece visiting from Nanjing China was with me as backpack.


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Bike looks sharp but I think you can get a great shine/finish with simple furniture polish like Endust.


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Bike looks sharp but I think you can get a great shine/finish with simple furniture polish like Endust.


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Agreed! When I rode and raced road bikes (bicycles)-
That's what we used! Furniture polish.
That Turtle wax stuff seems somewhat similar as well.

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Last week picked up a new (to me) pair of Sidi boots, got 'em of a seller from the 13x forum. This pic was after a coat of Mink Oil.
The fit perfectly, and zip over my leathers well too. I had to go for a ride when I got them. Plenty of feedback from the shifter to my feet in these.
I really like them. I already had an ankle high pair of riding boots.


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Your last pair wasn't Sexy enough for you?

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No, they just weren't Seaxy enough for me.

I actually sold those where I got 'em- on CL

Picked these up for a good deal, Low $.

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Recent Bike Night at the Iron Horse Hotel- Milwaukee

There were a few sprinkles- so I put it under the 'Bike Port'

They have at least 30 of these spaces



And, a few days before that, one of my good friends won this 1st place trophy
at the drags at the Milwaukee Mile Racetrack. They were having 300ft drag.
He runs his stock motor Busa, with a PC3, dual megaphones, it's slammed a bit, and he straps the fromt end for the drag races also


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Today it was sunny and 53F! for a high- I had to get some 2 wheeled therapy!

I decided to ride Bike #2.0 today! My last few rides have been on the resurrected #1.0, and I wanted to see if #2 felt as fast and felt as though it was handling like #1.0 had fest since the cosmetic rebuild.

For me lately, if it wasn't for back luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all!
I was concerned that my north facing driveway still had Ice on it, but really wanted to go for a ride, and didn't want to screw the pooch
So I made a path over the ice today to get my bike out of the garage.


I Know some of you (all?) are thinking, just glide over the ice until you hit the pavement? See above about my luck lately

#2.0 actually seemed to run as well wheelie power, handling etc. and #1.0. B/C I hadn't rode #2.0 in a while, it seemed like it didn't run as well as #1.0- but now I think it does.

Anyways, I met up with my friend on the Busa, and we had a nice ride.

From today's ride


I made it back up the driveway NP.
Now for the Dallas Cowboy Game tonight!

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Last week picked up a new (to me) pair of Sidi boots, got 'em of a seller from the 13x forum. This pic was after a coat of Mink Oil.
The fit perfectly, and zip over my leathers well too. I had to go for a ride when I got them. Plenty of feedback from the shifter to my feet in these.
I really like them. I already had an ankle high pair of riding boots.

Well, I wore these several times, and now they're up for sale again.

I happened on these off of local CL a few days ago. Although they say the same size, the APS fit much better, and are a bit newer as well.


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Today it was sunny and 53F! for a high- I had to get some 2 wheeled therapy!

I decided to ride Bike #2.0 today! My last few rides have been on the resurrected #1.0, and I wanted to see if #2 felt as fast and felt as though it was handling like #1.0 had fest since the cosmetic rebuild.

For me lately, if it wasn't for back luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all!
I was concerned that my north facing driveway still had Ice on it, but really wanted to go for a ride, and didn't want to screw the pooch
So I made a path over the ice today to get my bike out of the garage.


I Know some of you (all?) are thinking, just glide over the ice until you hit the pavement? See above about my luck lately

#2.0 actually seemed to run as well wheelie power, handling etc. and #1.0. B/C I hadn't rode #2.0 in a while, it seemed like it didn't run as well as #1.0- but now I think it does.

Anyways, I met up with my friend on the Busa, and we had a nice ride.

From today's ride


I made it back up the driveway NP.
Now for the Dallas Cowboy Game tonight!
Well, I rode this one again today for a bit. I'm replying to the last time I rode this one- my #2.0.

I've been riding #1.0 since I got it rebuilt and finished- FINALLY!!
I have left #1.0 standard shift pattern- and actually had to 'remember' that a little on the latest rides.

It was nice to get back on #2.0 and use the GP shift again.
I'm really getting used to and liking the clutchless shifting to a bigger gear-by just giving it a tap.
Also smoother for me now when getting on it/hard accelerations too.
Now that I've ridden both while fresh a day or two apart- I'll have to say they are fairly identical in ride.
I've been trying to sell one of them, and now have decided to sell #1.0, even know I feel is it worth about $800-1000 less.

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I'm down to this one, #2.0 since 3/26/19, when I sold #1.0 LiterBike, and putting lots of country miles on it.

Today, and the last few weeks I rode with a newer friend on his ZX10R on some new roads for me w/in 50 miles from my home.

First off- I'm kind of excited, and have to say-
I OUT ACCELERATED HIM twice today!
He has a '04 ZX10R in really nice condition. Similar minor mods- He has a PC, and a mid pipe and aftermarket exhaust too.
He said he had re-sprocketed it some as well.
I thought after the first time I pulled a few lengths on him from 2nd- thru 4th, that maybe he wasn't hitting it?
So a short time later, on a country road, etc. we did it again 2nd gear roll on, I came pulled just past him in 2nd, opened up more of a gap in 3rd, 4th and then eased it off.
As we were splitting up at a stop light to each go home, he mentioned that he thought the difference was my GP shifting.
I think My bike just out pulls his.

We hit some good twistys, new ones for me too.

Before we matched 'em up some though, we switched rides for about 10 country road miles.
It was funny 'cz he had trouble getting used to my GP shifting, and I was shocked that I actually was also having trouble on his standard shift pattern! It was OK though.

He sat on mine first, and immediately shouted 'it's so damn thin!'
His did feel like a was riding a huge water buffalo compared to mine too.

His had less vibration- as in none! Mine seems to have a small amount.
His mirrors are never fuzzy.
My mirrors have some fussiness too.

His bike turned in effortlessly for sure.
He even mentioned that mine wanted to go in a straight line more, but did get turned in.

He mentioned I should sinc my carbs, and will take away some hesitation- I never noticed it and still don't.
He said he as the tool to sinc the carbs and we'll try it on my bike soon.
He mentioned he had thought his pulled better, but once mine hit the mid/higher R's, it pulled well.- (we tested that theory! )

We each felt more comfortable back on our own bikes too. Go figure!

I'm glad I got a short ride on his 04 ZX10R- a nice bike for sure!

That's Tony on my bike. Solid character he is.



The right side at a beverage stop



~ 120 mile in a few hours, weather was great, high 70's.

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Today saw a new set of knee grip pads going on,



and,

I pretty sure the previous owner also used the rear brake alot, like a Harley style rider, cz the little I apply the rear, it was down to no pad left.

My buddy on the ZX10R gave me some Sumo brand pads.
Super easy install, and good to go!

I'm going to my friends Diner near me tomorrow morning, for the 7 a.m. live showing of the MotoGp, then for a spirited ride with some of the gearheads that will also be there.

I remember on one of my threads, I was contemplating keeping the other- crashed/rebuilt K5, and would have kept it if THIS #2 bike would have sold first.
Now, as someone on that thread suggested, I'm glad I sold that one and kept this one! This one's running/handling great these days.

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Went on an Awesome ride yesterday with the friend on his ZX10 and I.

A few weeks ago, they have repaved many/most of our favorite country twisties with asphalt. Really nice smooth hilly corners now.
The temp was in the 60's, so I didn't roast in my full suit.

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This is my favorite 'intown' set of corners.
It's open, safe, smooth, etc. It borders the Airport here in Milwaukee.
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