• Mid Summer Grind

    Today was quite motorcycle oriented, but I’m not complaining. In the morning, I prepped and repainted the mid fairings… for the 5th time. The first 3 times, I used a different type of paint which was hard to lay a smooth finish, and I was never happy with it. For the fourth time, I actually […]

    No responses August 6, 2011
  • Wiring My Escape

    With the SharkSkinz taken off and tucked away, the next task on the list was a big one: wiring. I don’t like to openly admit things, but I will here. When I have an idea and a project to accomplish, I lunge headlong into it, thinking of little else other than its completion. In this […]

    No responses July 31, 2011
  • Metamorphosis

    Approximately 3 months ago, I had my third and latest track day. In the time period up until now, I have not even touched my bike. With the Miata finally done and out of the way, I can refocus back on my favorite thing. First, let’s recap briefly on that track day, which I never […]

    2 responses July 31, 2011
  • Brakes Re-re-re-redux

    About a week ago, I came home through the garage and gave the front brakes a glance, on a whim. At that moment, I noticed a small pool of fluid around the front right caliper’s banjo bolt. This particular connection had given me trouble in the past, and my method of torquing it to GUTENTIGHT […]

    One response April 16, 2011
  • Cobwebbed

    I’ve been half tempted to buy back an OEM license plate holder and taillight so I can make the 600RR somewhat street legal. Probably won’t do it, because I’m still not a huge fan of street riding, but I could at least keep in form. I’m not sure if I even know how to ride a bike […]

    No responses March 14, 2011
  • Glassing

    On my SharkSkinz tail piece, the main, flat area where you sit seemed to be a weak point. I’m sure the fiberglass is strong enough to not split in half, but it does flex. Better safe than sorry, so I decided to lay down 2 sheets of fiberglass for reinforcement. Before: During: After: Hopefully this […]

    2 responses January 30, 2011
  • Laying in Wait

    It seems like an eternity since I sat on this thing. Yesterday, I decided to plug the battery back in and reinstall the tail for a quick ride around the neighborhood. Had a blast just doing that, and quickly remembered how incredibly awesome it is to ride this bike. The front brake problems just doesn’t […]

    No responses January 23, 2011
  • Seat Pad

    Similar to the ordeal I went through with the 600RR’s front brakes, figuring out the foam seat was a major pain. You’d think something as simple as a piece of foam would be easy. Since my bike has a Superbike style tail, you can’t use the stock seats. Instead you use a closed-cell foam pad […]

    One response January 20, 2011
  • Woodcraft Frame Sliders

    When I bought the 600RR, it came with a set of no-cut frame sliders installed. The design of such sliders is inherently faulty. Given the track focus of Woodcraft products, I’ve decided to go with their sliders, which yield a number of advantages: Solid puck, rather than hollow (48% more sliding area) Low profile puck 2-Piece […]

    No responses January 1, 2011
  • GBRacing Case Covers

    On a rainy Christmas Day with not a whole lot to do, I decided to throw on a pair of case covers I had laying around. I started by taking off the lower fairing, as well as draining the oil. The oil I ran before was slightly too thick, this time around I’m going to […]

    No responses December 25, 2010
  • Brembo GP Radial

    It’s been a while since I’ve done anything in the garage. With Winter in effect, there are a few things I can take care of on the 600RR before the next season. After the last trackday, the brake feel turned into a sloppy mess. Upon inspection, there was a strange clicking sound as the lever […]

    No responses December 22, 2010
  • Trackday Funday

    I hit the road yesterday morning at 4AM with a rather rough night’s sleep for a trackday with Pacific Track Time. Trying to go to bed at 7PM when your body is used to going to bed at 1AM doesn’t work so well. Regardless, I was much better prepared this time than my first time […]

    2 responses November 7, 2010