Credits: Music by Andre Louis
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Robin’s Activities …
- We’re still slowly winterizing (and repairing or updating) our flock.
- The Bandit needs some love as she’s just hit the 50k mark, 47k of which belong to me!
- Ordered a GPS speedometer with a built in tach that I designed myself over at SpeedHut.com
Travis’s Activities …
- Furnace broke … fixed.
- For the CB1000 “Big One”, I might repaint the tank and even reshape the seat.
- Checked and adjusted the valve clearances on the Suzuki DRZ.
Updated Site Features and Developments
We just posted our year end review for 2016. Despite the negatives, it was a fun year in motorcycling. Robin covered 15k miles total and met a lot of new friends along the way.
Robin’s in the process of building a guided motorcycle tour engine whereby he and a select group of experienced motorcyclists will be able to lead pre-paid, vacation type motorcycle getaways. A bonus to this is that third party (meaning non-riding obsession guides) will be able to post their own guided tours on the site … for a fee 😉
… and of course there’s the constant creation and remedy of code bugs on the server which (in the long run) makes things more solid and reliable.
Guest Interview: Rich Shiedlak
This is Rich Shiedlak, a land-speed record aficionado who’s spent countless hours building a dry-lake-ready Suzuki and a beastly one at that. Rich keeps under the radar pretty well. If you’d like to learn more, google around (you’ll find him here and there).
James Clark writes: “After installing Vololights, calibrating and programming them for touring sensitivity, everything works as I like but after turning the motorcycle off and then restarting, I have to re-program the Vololights for touring sensitivity. Have you found that Vololights always start in default sensitivity?”
The short answer is no. They shouldn’t be doing that. Vololights are an excellent product but there’s still room for improvement.
Their under-seat module might be the better way to go due to a rear fender’s tendency to shake. Travis went so far as to remove the circuit board and install custom LEDs with a relay (so it flashes), all of which is brake-lever-activated. You may have things wired incorrectly, perhaps creating a short or overload somewhere which is effecting the internal settings.
Follow the wires. Check your connections. Reach out to the manufacturer via warranty.
Please feel free to email your questions and concerns or call (224) 358-3010
This Week’s Mess A La Moto
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Rotella T6 fully synthetic has a new “sport” bottle, which is much faster than the latter. All of it’s basic ingredients are the same. The only difference is it now comes with 100% more blue.
Infento is the world’s first real-constructible rides for children. Much like a giant erector set, they allow parents/kids to engineer pedal vehicles. Good stuff.
Plastidip isn’t a sound solution to repairing cracks in your motorcycle’s plastics. For that, there’s Bondic. Bondic is a plastic “welding” solution … a liquid adhesive which hardens under UV rays.
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Tune in next time for more discussion on all things specific to sport touring or universal to motorcycling as a whole as well as an interview with Becky Kitto, a motorcycle enthusiast who works for Engelhart Motorsports and organizes events centered around women motorcyclists.
Safe travels, everyone!