Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Got around to building myself up a full suspension bike.
Tore down my other bikes to build it up, but it was time that I get something proper to ride for the big jumps. I went into this with full intentions of building a straight ahead FS bike, but it got weird.
27.5x3.7" tire on a 45mm rim up front and a 29x2.5" on a 50mm rim on the rear
Other than that its your standard 2016 Fuel EX.
Way more important than my bike, is this bitchin' video that just came out.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Met Dan and Patrick at Rocky Glen off road park in Rockford, lovely warm day in early April. Unload our motorcycles and gear up, all good. Five minutes later I was capsized in aproximately four feet of muddy water, bike was submerged up to the head light. It took all three of us to pull it our from the swampy muck. Sorry no pictures of this shit show, as we were all standing in water at the time! After a bunch of kicking and swearing and draining and tipping upside down and standing on rear wheel, Dan towed me back to our cars, it was puking out water and I was done for the day.
Jury is out if I destroyed the bike yet, I have been draining it for the past day and have on order all new filters, spark plug, etc. I have been told kerosine works well to kick it thru, as does gas.
I also managed to sever a gas line between the tank and petcock removing the tank and sprayed two gallons of fresh gas all over me, and my basement, a real shit show.
https://youtu.be/F2Z3J4unIikI really am grateful, and quite lucky Patrick and Dan were there! I did completely ruin their day of riding (It's $25.00 to ride there) however. I owe 'em big time.
Posted by tom @ 20:26