Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

End of Season Track Day

The last day of riding season had to come around sometime. We were fortunate to have such a great final day at MACtrack! Jackson was able to borrow a pair of leathers and ride Mk. 4 on the track for the first time. We also had the chance to get some very useful information on the tires we should be using. The Dunlop racing slicks we had been using were just too hard of a compound for our lightweight bike to keep warm, so we experimented with a set of DOT approved tires and a pair of rain tires (donated by one of the awesome supermoto guys we've gotten to know this year!). The rain tires ended up being the best gripping tire we have ever used, and made a significant improvement in the bike's ability to handle cornering at high speeds. Learning all of this before the end of the season will be critical for the upcoming "build season" for the next race bike (more details to come).

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sorting Out Problems the Old Fashioned Way

The Race bike also does double-duty as a commuter in the off season. Great way to find out the problems in the long-term. Like wheel bearing failures from crushed axle supports.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Website Address

The team website has a new address,, and the bike now has homemade vinyl decals for it. Special thanks to Don at Tekbots for letting us use their stencil cutter!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Refuel video, and Horn Rapids Trackday update

We are finally done with our REFUEL video, and had an excellent trackday at Horn Rapids in the tri-city area of WA. Long drive to get there, but very worth it. Lots of folks there to race with, and MK.4 performed flawlessly despite the 105+ degree heat. A last minute suspension adjustment helped chase keep it shiny side up the entire day, breaking a 6 trackday crashing spree.

Here are some pictures from Horn Rapids:

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Monday, July 1, 2013