2016-11-05

It’s okay, when it’s in a three-way… Ninja BATTLE!

Last weekend I once again headed out to our favorite (see cheap) test track to see how three different generations of Kawasaki’s small Ninja compared and to see how the changes had improved it. First up was a 2001 Ninja EX250.  This bike has been in production in one form or another since the early 1980s and is a staple for motorcycle newbies.  Because of a higher compression engine, this bike is actually faster of the two 250cc ninjas.  This…

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My bad GROM chan…

Well it’s been a while, but a few months ago I got a chance to put my Honda Grom on the track again.  I think I did pretty good, but I am definitely TOO fat for the suspension.  I basically bottomed out on every bump of the Little 99 kart track. The first thing that anyone on the Grom forums say, is to replace the tires.  And I really should of heeded their advice!  I went into one of the…

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Thanks Thill, you ruined my onsie!

105…  That was not my top speed, it wasn’t even my fastest time.  It was the air temperature on Saturday July 30th, 2016 in Willows California.  I guess I should be grateful, weather.com originally projected temps to reach 109 degrees that day.  Luckily we prepared for the heat by bringing two big coolers full of ice and bottled water.  That really helped with the heat. But the weather did not affect turn out at all, at the morning riders meeting…

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