Thursday, March 11, 2010

Power Commander

Installed a Power Commander on my bike last Thursday and have been wanting to give it a good run ever since. I never got a chance to because I spent Saturday loading it on a trailer. So besides riding home from work after installing the commander, my bike has just sat there waiting on me. One year ago I installed Vance and Hines Big shots staggered (really like the way it sounds), then I installed a better air filter for flow, but this caused a little back fire. So for the last year I have been saving my pennies and living with the back fire.

I went on a ride today along with my son in tow. And I am happy to say the back fire is gone. The weather was a little cool out but no matter. We only got to ride for 45min at hwy speeds and I could really feel the difference. It ran absolutely great. It’s too early to tell if I am saving any gas.

Looks like Saturday will be a good day to ride. So I will find a sitter and take my wife for a ride with a few friends. The plan is to go to the Crawfish Shack, how we get there is open. By car it would take one hour, but I’m sure we can find a longer route. If all goes well I should have some pictures to post next week.

Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Well I did it, but don’t know why

So I took a friends and mine bike to a rally this weekend in a trailer. I spent 1hr going to get the trailer, 30min loading my bike and strapping it down just right. When my friend showed up it took over an hour to get his loaded so they wouldn’t be banging into each other. As we take off I see my bikes front end move. Checked the straps and somehow one came loose, no problem no damage. Fixed it and went on our way. Five miles or so I see my friend’s bike moving we pull over and one of his straps is broken. We managed to make it an auto parts store grabbed another strap and got going. So now we are about two hours behind where I wanted to be. When we arrived and checked in, we started looking for a place to unload.

I found a nice place to park and started to un-strap the bikes. As we started I was looking around and noticed all of the action was not very far from where we were and decided to walk over and see what was going on. We could always come back later to get the bikes. Well needless to say that never happened. Yep went to a bike rally and never used our bikes.

The rally wasn’t all that but we still managed to have a good time. I would say there were maybe a thousand people in attendance.

Sputnik, One true briker, Fights for our rights. If this man says he will do something you can believe it!!!

Dirt drag racing.

A few chicks giving it a try.

And of course HOT women... Well Duh!!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Going to do the unthinkable

Yep never thought I would. I am going to a rally on Sat. with a friend. Texas Independence Day Rally in Groesbeck. I will be umm err trailering my bike there. There I said it, though I don’t feel better. The ride will only be 3hrs but unfortunately I will not be staying the night, so instead of taking a chance with the deer, armadillo’s and other such night creators for the ride home. I feel it best to take my truck. I have never been to this rally before and am very anxious to see what it will be like.

That’s all I have for now. If all goes well I will have lots of pictures to post on Monday.

Here is the link if anyone wants to go.