Wednesday, July 29, 2009

some fav videos...and the death of Rivet Riders

Last year I started up an online forum, Rivet Riders. I started it up to meet fans of industrial music that also rode, in the hopes to help get me going out more again. While I met some cool people, it wasn't enough to motivate me out again LOL. One of the boards on the forum I had created was for posting moto-related and videos and photos, as well as non-moto/ adrenaline junkie videos. I'm closing down RivetRiders, and posting my favorite videos here instead. :)

Ice Racing

Christian Pfeiffer videos:

BMW promo from Erzberg Rodeo

Isle of Man TT 2007 review

BMW motorcycle safety video

urban trials riding: julien dupont

Still 2 wheels

some more adrenaline junkies...

Mountain Wingsuit

Damien Walters

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thunderbolt : July 26th, 27th

So we headed down to Millville, NJ again for 2 trackdays on Thunderbolt with Absolute.

July 26th, 2009
The first day, we were accompanied by many members of SuspectsUnlimited, as well as some SVRiders and as always some DESMOites. Met some more new people, which is always the case at a trackday! Lots of good people to be found!

These photos were taken by fellow DESMOites. Big thanks to Irene and Martin!!!

Here's one of Terry:

the others of me:

Had an awesome time, even in the hot, sticky, yucky heat... BUT at least it didn't rain as predicted the whole week prior. These two trackdays, I set out to work on passing, and feeling comfortable anywhere on the track, so it was more about playing and having fun, and less about staying "on the line". I felt very comfortable, most everywhere but tired easy!

July 27, 2009

Looked like it was going to be a wet one, but once again the weather gods were good to us!! The only rain we saw was at lunch time. The track was dry by the time the first group was called to go out! The track was almost empty compared to the previous day, and there was a nice breeze which made the day much more comfortable. Too bad we were both already exhausted from the day before.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

It's alive!!

My Monster.. reborn again.

back in March 2009 we stripped the stock wiring harness out of the bike

new mods:
2002 wiring harness ripped out and replaced with a
2000 wiring harness, with a 2001 ECU.

The regulator rectifier had to be moved from the rear of the bike to the front due to the different year wiring harness used.

we fabbed a tray for the rear electronics

Shock sock, I don't run a mud guard, so hopefully this will help my rear shock to stay a little healthier.
KOSO gauges were installed

Bit o' BMW bling! BIG THANKS to all the guys at Brooklyn Machine Works for helping!

They welded tabs for the regulator rectifier, as well as welded my relocated rear coil mount.

Also lots of suggestion, and moral support!!!!!!! Big thanks to Joe for allowing us to keep the bike in his shop for so many months and allowing full use of it!

Headers wrapped
the British gas mask was replaced with a smaller Canadian gas mask...