Joined TLW on 12/31/2021 Started my motorcycle journey on a Yamaha FZR600 then gravitated to dirt bikes and into the wonderful and exciting world of dirt bike flat track and motor cross racing. My first being a Suzuki RM125 followed by a Yamaha YZ125.
The days of being carefree!
After an extended break, I recommenced my motorcycle journey with a Yamaha YZF R3. Progressively regaining my confidence i modified with Slip on exhaust, Woodcraft rearsets, Clipons, Yamaha R6 throttle body, fender eliminator and TST industries goodies. Soon enough I yearned more power!!
.....then came the Honda CBR600RR. One of the smoothest bike I've ridden, amazing throttle response and a total blast. Not being able to leave things alone I once again modified to my liking with Yoshimura exhaust, GIPro Shift indicator, TST industries Barends, FP Racing Levers, Galfer Stainless Braided Front/Rear Brakelines, T-Rex Sliders, Spools T-Rex Fork slider, T-Rex Rear swing arm slider Vortex Rearset - Gp shift, TST industries integrated Brake light, TST industries Flush Mount Signals, TST industries Fender Eliminator, Front fork Springs, Rear Suspension Spring, Zero Gravity Double Bubble WindScreen, DunlopQ3+ tires TST Axle Blocks. Suspension tuned by Triple T Suspension.
Having the urge to do track days resulted in the building of a Kawasaki ZX6RR, and that's all it was! A build that sat in the garage as responsibilities took precedence.
Next up was the Yamaha FZ09, the real Hooligan!! The mods were extensive and a hooligan it was indeed. I think I did everything possible to this bike and thoroughly enjoyed flogging it. It was probably a good compromise between a dirt bike and a street bike. Upgrades: Ohlins rear adjustable suspensions and springs, Andreani front adjustable suspension, Stainless steel brake lines, Brembo master cylinder upgrade, ASV Brake/clutch lever, Gilles tooling handlebar clamp, Rizoma handle bar, Steering Damper, Racing brake pads front rear, VCyclenut ECU flash, Block off plates, Rearsets, Full Black Widow stainless exhaust system, Ermax radiator guard, Power Bronze belly pan, Sargeant seat, Shogun frame sliders, Puig fork and swing arm sliders, MRA windshield, HID headlights, DunlopQ3 plus tires, Stompgrip tank gripper pads, One Design tank protector pad, Vortex Keyless Gascap, Double USB outlet, CRG Bar end mirrors, TST integrated tail light, Fender eliminator, Powerbronze rear fender. I wrenched on everything with the exception of the front springs install and ECU flash.
....and finally the BMW S1000R. Haven't done very much - EvoTech Radiator/oil cooler guard, CRG barend mirrors & Rhino Barends, Moto Dynamics fender eliminator, Pillion cover, Front Signal, TST integrated tail light, Akrapovic Slip-on
exhaust, Metzeller 9RR tires. Suspension tuned by Dave Moss & Triple T Suspension.
I love wrenching on the bikes and probably guilty of not riding enough. Looking forward to changing that, now that I'm a part of this wonderful group!
My other passion is Cycling, and have done quite a few charity rides in 2021 - Bike MS, Firecracker and Hincapie Granfondo, so if anyone in the group is an active cyclist I'd love to get together!