Saturday, February 26, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The upper came with bolt-on winglets -- in order to deflect air away from your hands. However, these have small gaps where they are bolted on, and so I think they might be aerodynamically "dirty". They are easily removed for comparison sake. What do you think? The RHS (facing camera) has the winglet removed; the opposite still has it bolted on -- I can't see air flowing through that gap or over the smiles smoothly at all!
Of course, the most difficult part of the process will be putting it all away until next fall. I've committed to leaving the supermono be this year in order to focus on the new carburetor, the front forks, the slick tires, and the LWGP class itself. The bodywork and new seat confirguration, as well as the reingineered rear shock will have to wait!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Not much going on at this end. For the 650, a new rear hugger has gone on the versys swingarm, in order to keep the crud and crap from fouling up the penske shock. Bought on eBay, came from Greece of all places. Black for now, will likely paint it the lurid key lime green when I get a chance/when the weather improves. Ranged between -41C and -1 in this past week alone. No wonder our roads are so poor -- that can't be good for the concrete. Back down to -20 this week.