Friday, September 25, 2009

Yesterday, A's vs. Texas Rangers, I met wonderful Audra G. who was celebrating her birthday with friends and her twin brother. It was a great game, and Happy Birthday Audra!
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The Chris Carr piloted BUB Seven is now the fastest motorcycle in the world, completing a record-breaking run at the Bonneville Salt Flats this afternoon with a 362.742 entry speed, 367.809mph mile, 367.953mph kilometer and 372.534mph exit speed. All that with a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, 500bhp V4. The previous record was 360.913mph, set by Team Ack Attack last year.Update: the official two-way average is 367.382mph. That has to be reviewed and what not, but it's pretty safe to say we have a new record.via
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Motorcycle Maintenance

Well, here we are again, on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 and I've dropped off my Honda Blackbird at Berkeley Honda for an updated service and to find out what that annoying "clunk" is when riding. I found out yesterday that after 23,000 miles, it's time for a valve adjustment (needed at 16K) and I need a new chain, and the carbs apparently need to be synchronized. So, it's in Berkeley. I have the Ducati PS1000LE here at home this week, along with the Buell White Lightning which now has 2010 tags on the plate.

I drove out to move the Concours from Tonya's garage to Mom's garage yesterday, and dropped off the Kawasaki in the garage so I could bring home the white Buell. I need to burn some of the old gasoline from several of the motorcycles, so it's going to be riding out to Mom's on one motorcycle and riding home on another to get the fluids moving, burn old gasoline, and keep the batteries charged. There's the RC61, the Buell S-1, the Hailwood, and the Storz Sportster that are at the top of the list. Hopefully, the Blackbird will be back in good shape soon.

I'll be at work tonight at Dick's, and tomorrow night too. Lots going on the rest of September, and October is Halloween preparation all month.

Keep in touch,


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Well, here I am, on the Bonneville Salt Flats this September during the 6th Annual International Motorcycle Speed Trials by Bub. I brought my Suzuki GSX1100G with me to ride on the salt, and it was covered from front to back with salt by the end of the first day. Oh well, that's what SaltAway is for I guess... It was a great week, although it was hot weather, very long days starting well before dawn, and ot was fun and interesting. I learned many things this year, as I have in years past.
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Leslie Porterfield at the awards party at the Rainbow Casino and Hotel on Thursday after completion of the 6th Annual International Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Speedway. Leslie rode her motorcycle 240 MPH during the event.
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Andy Sills and Erin Hunter at the awards party after the last day of competition at the 6th Annual International Motorcycle Speeed Trials by Bub at the Bonneville Salt Flats. We were at the Rainbow Hotel and Casino, and it was a marvelous party. Both Andy and Erin are accomplished landspeed racers, and they are promoting SheEMoto, Erin's trademark and brand. Congratulations to them both!
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