By Richard Vohsing One ongoing issue that I still had to face with my FZ was the leaking forks. I had already done a rebuild on them, and yet nothing I tried seemed to stop the gushing flow of fluid every time I compressed the fork. It wasn’t THAT bad, but it was still concerning.
By Richard Vohsing With my trackday over, and the FZ down two cylinders, I trudged my way home with my tail between my legs. The trackday had actually been great fun – I set a new personal best on the GSXR, but I couldn’t escape the shadow that the FZ cast upon the weekend, and
By Richard Vohnsing Saga Part One So, there I was, astride a new-to-me and freshly modified motorcycle, sailing around one of the most daunting tracks on the west coast. I had stepped down a group as to not upset the racers trying to set lap-times, and I was running a set of unwarmed street
By Richard Vohsing So, you’ve just rebuilt and modified an old bike and now you need to take it through its paces and make sure everything is working correctly. Smart people would probably idle up and down their street or maybe run some drills in a local parking lot to test everything out, stopping
By Richard Vohsing It’s finally time. After seemingly endless minutes of waiting, my Amazon orders have finally arrived, my calendar is clear, and my boss thinks I’m sick. In other words, it’s time to get dirty. First up is a set of Vortex rearsets. I know, I know, this is supposed to be a commuter
By Richard Vohsing I have learned many harsh lessons over the years – getting a haircut from fantastic sams, confusing yellow snow for frozen lemonade, etc. The harshest lesson I have learned however has been an ongoing lesson – something that has been learned through years of experience rather than a one-time. This may
By Richard Vohsing Fully spelled out, NASCAR stands for “National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing” which I find to be highly ironic – not a single car on the track during a NASCAR race has anything to do with its production counterpart. Hell, the “Toyota Camry” has a freaking 5.9 litre V8.
By Richard Vohsing I started my new bike search in the same way any proper enthusiast would – browsing Craigslist during a conference call at work. My laptop screen quickly became a collage of motorcycles dancing to the background music of TPS reports and lame buzzwords like “synergy” and “ideation” and “dammit Richard
By Richard Vohsing I can remember it like it was just last week. Okay maybe it was just last week, but that’s besides the point. Let me set the scene: There I was, astride my trusty iron steed, enjoying a beautiful morning. The sun was out, the birds were singing their song, traffic was