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Made it to Bonneville Speedway Made it to Bonneville Speedway

I feel like I’m on another planet, hard packed salt in every direction for miles.

A crashed Ninja 300 appears A crashed Ninja 300 appears

Apparently, I just obtained a Ninja 300. This one belonged to a friend for a while as their first bike until in ended up on it’s side in a ditch. From there, it sat in the back of a garage for a while waiting to get fixed. The owner ended up buying a Moto Guzzi earlier this year so I expect the Ninja dropped down into…

Two Weeks and counting until Bonneville Two Weeks and counting until Bonneville

It’s just over two weeks now until my road trip through the Southwest. I’ve spent the last two weeks getting to know the VTX from a riding perspective, and getting it up to date on maintenance.

I put my Grom on a dyno I put my Grom on a dyno

A local small displacement specialty shop was doing a dyno day Saturday, so I decided to bring the Grom.

1 month until my Bonneville speed week trip.   1 month until my Bonneville speed week trip.  

A few friends and I decided earlier this year that it would be fun to do a motorcycle trip from Portland down to Bonneville to watch the top speed racing. We’re now within the 1 month mark so preparations have begun in earnest.

Happy 4th Oppo Happy 4th Oppo

Made my Miata patriotic.

$200 Miata, used oil analysis $200 Miata, used oil analysis

Decided it would be good for a laugh to send the oil from the $200 miata in for a blackstone analysis. Since I’ve been seeing slightly low oil pressure (and an issue where I had no oil pressure under breaking a for a while), I figured it would be a less than stellar report. Got it back today.

Shop Update: No more working under Jackstands! Shop Update: No more working under Jackstands!

Finally had some time this weekend to finalize the installation of my lift. It’s been a few months process with the concrete work that was required and an issue I had with the first batch of epoxy anchors not setting up properly. But last night I finally got a car up in the air!

Score of the night Score of the night

Picked up an old parts washer for the shop. Don’t know much about it besides that it seems to be from the mid 70s and the price was right (free) 

Just take all my money Honda Just take all my money Honda

TIL not only is Honda bringing the Monkey Bike to the US, but also an updated Super Cub.

$200 Miata, now with more parts $200 Miata, now with more parts

A local race shop put out a feeler Tuesday on facebook looking for a stock 1.6 Miata exhaust manifold. Apparently, they are in the process of converting an old track Miata into a spec car and couldn’t find a stock manifold from their normal sources on short notice (race is tomorrow, I believe). A friend tagged me in…

Long Overdue $200 Miata Update Long Overdue $200 Miata Update

I realized over the weekend that I havent’t made a $200 miata update in almost a year. And after seeing how nice AestheticsInMotion’s car is in person at the oppo meet, I decided to finally post an update on my pile.

Aprilia Ownership: Day Two (with video)  Aprilia Ownership: Day Two (with video) 

Did some more work on the RS last night. I’m pretty sure the idle issue is fuel, but just to check all the boxes I went in and confirmed that everything else on the engine is operating correctly. Compression is at 110psi, which seemed low to me, but according to the forums is exactly where this motor should be. I also…

Aprilia Ownership, Day 1 Aprilia Ownership, Day 1

I started troubleshooting the idle issue the bike has been having. Basically, you have to keep the idle above 3000rpm otherwise it’ll stall out (for reference, correct idle setting is 1100rpm). Pretty obvious given that the bike sat for about a decade, that the problem is somewhere in the fuel system. Figured I’d…

Impulse buy of the weekend: Italian Sportbike Edition Impulse buy of the weekend: Italian Sportbike Edition

Yet another motorcycle appears to have come to my house and adopted me as it’s owner. And this one is fancy! And Italian! And rare!

I didn't ever make a racecar post I didn't ever make a racecar post

Around this time last year one of my coworkers approached me and asked if I’d be interested in starting up a Lemons team. Within a few weeks we’d rounded up about three more and set about trying to find a car. We all had different requirements, some wanted reliability, easy to find spares, robust aftermarket support.…

The best motorcycle display ever The best motorcycle display ever

This place had freaking Groms hanging from the ceiling.

A new project begins A new project begins

A few months ago a friend of mine mentioned that he was looking to sell a few of his shop cars so he could make room for newer platforms. I had been in love with a certain yellow s2000 of his since I’d first seen it, so I asked about it. He gave back a number that was WAY lower than I expected, so a few weeks ago I…

New project coming in Saturday. New project coming in Saturday.

Super excited, been wanting to pick one up for a while, and this particular one has always been my favorite.

This thing is freaking adorable.  This thing is freaking adorable. 

Buddy who just picked up that Z50 brought it over to do some troubleshooting. I had no idea they were so tiny

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