Credits: Music by Andre Louis
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Robin’s Activities …
- Added independent mirror mounts for Y-axis adjustment on wife’s 2016 Street Triple R.
- Slowly piecing back together the Hawk GT.
- Worked up the gumption to clean my Bandit’s light housing (using an oven).
- Took a heat gun to my Bandit windscreen.
- Enjoyed beers at Travitron’s garage night!
Travis’s Activities …
- The Big One (Honda CB1000) is getting a tank repaint.
- New jacket! Dig the Tourmaster Lawndale.
- Jeff came over and we did oil and brake work.
Updated Site Features and Developments
We fixed another weather page bug whereby the page kept reloading over and over again. Also, the hours were really weird due to a bug with timezone offsets. I needed to compensate for the server being in Los Angeles when comparing temperatures from our weather resource API.
We’ve added a login/logout link to the primary site navigation under members.
Probably the biggest update would be our decision to start sharing site profits in hopes of convincing fellow sport touring motorcycle enthusiasts to write about riding, i.e. submit new post content. Assuming we decide to publish your article, you keep 2/3 of your earnings. That’s 2/3 of your affiliate commissions, 2/3 of your map sales and 2/3 of your percentage authorship in relation to our most recent inline advertising income (namely Adsense).
- Five Reasons You Should Take The A.R.C.
- Short Riders Unite! (Industry Versus Inseam)
- Motorcycle Tires: Michelin Pilot Road Series
- Silencing Your Motorbike’s Plastic Parts
- SR-555 (Ohio’s Triple Nickel) POIs
- We Didn’t Start The Fire (And Kept It Going)
- Liberating Your Motorcycle Mirrors
- Garage For Rent: Motorcycle Workspace
- Compact First-Aid, Trauma and Rescue Kits
Guest Interview: Becky Kitto
Becky Kitto (also pictured above) is a motorcycle enthusiast who works for Engelhart Motorsports and has been organizing events centered around women motorcyclists. Feel free to visit Becky in the used vehicles building at Engelhart Motorsports in Madison, Wisconsin. Say hello or get that new shiny ride.
Our response: Be patient and stare at your bike. Eventually you’ll see that solution that’s not only “perfect” but a creative talking piece as well. The fixes we thought of involve either a double ball mount or stealthily sneaking things in under the plastics using GoPro adhesive mounts.
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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Episodes of Top Gear are moving to Amazon. This is one of those scenarios where a winter flu or head cold might be in order. Grab the remote and a pile of blankets, hit the couch and binge watch.
The new Street Triple (and likely Speed Triple, I’d imagine) for 2017 is a 765 instead of 675cc. It has a new display that’s color-adjustable, adjustable riding modes, adjustable suspension and an optional shorty seat if you prefer. Good stuff …
Polaris shut down the Victory brand! Victory was a solid, metric-minded cruiser with a prospectively positive future. Motus said they may try to get Victory dealers to let them fill the Victory void.
There’s going to be a C.H.I.P.s movie. Thank you, Dax Shepard (director) and Michael Pena. The bikes are the silver screen stars.
KTM Factory Dakar as a sport tourer? Travis says yes. Just goes to show … it’s all a frame of mind.
Buell is once again closing down operations. Maybe Polaris could get Erik Buell on board? It’d be great to see an American sport bike lineup!
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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 Stephen Christena, one of the owner/proprietor and creative minds behind the ARC Academy school for welding.
Safe travels, everyone!