Monday, February 22, 2010

An Urban Zebra

With the MX bike on the southern leg of its victory tour, the lowered bike got a chance to run in October…with the old seat, no front fairing and Mark driving. It was supposed to be a great chance to shake out the new Digatron data acquisition system and try running an aftermarket pipe and carb set. It turned out to be sort of a rough weekend.

While we have come to expect rain, two days worth of headwinds were something new and kept our speeds below May’s 125 + record run. We kept at it though and scored enough points for Mark to finish sixth in the ECTA Motorcycle Season Championship. It was the same all weekend. Track, impound, fuel trailer, return to the pre-stage line….do not stop at the pit.

The Digatron worked great. It is really cool to watch the exhaust temp out of the corner of one eye, while following the white line with the other! It also keeps the riders from telling motor stories to Stewart!

The zebra paint scheme started with DoldGuy at He helped out the cause with our fourth KX5 frame and when it came out of the UPS box it was spray bombed white. So we let loose with two more rattle cans and added a few stripes.

Video of the action from the 2009 summer season is on it’s way. Remember…if you can’t catch um, you can’t stop um!

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