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Oh and here is my rig. E91 3 series, Execuhitch and a Kendon SLR fold-up trailer (these are great, folds up onto casters and slides up against the wall. Dont let anyone tell you that you need a truck. People in Europe tow boats with cars, a puny little sportbike and a naked trailer weighs less than a few dudes and some luggage.

I fit my overnight bag, tool box, a box fan, 10x10 pop-up, Yeti, all my riding gear and TWO stands (the Bursig and the FG rear stands) and still have the passenger seat free. A little better organization and Ill have room for a 2000w generator (so I dont have to rely on renting power or a buddy for juice).

Car doesnt do shit on the way. Done a 4 hour trip with no evidence that Im hauling save for taking a little longer to get to 80 than usual and the occasional "click" from the slight play from the hitch to the ball when going over a big bump (well that and the bike looking like a murderous OWL staring in the back window).



Looks like you could reach out and touch your neighbor too.
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So got a few pics from this past weekend, back at Talladega GP. I tested up to the next group so yay I get to drill holes in screws and safety wire my bike. But now I get faster people to try and keep up with. Also finally got to use my pucks, kept freaking me out though as Im not used to it.

Gonna break until end of Sept or early October. Too fucking hot. Was 96 with a heat index of 107. Tire was working a bit too hard.













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Townhomes. I live in the city and anything with 4 exterior walls that doesnt come with a dead crackhead in it is starting at $600k. Shit, my two-story 3 bedroom (2200sqft) is going for $300k, the new 3 story ones are $500k+. Although this one is perfect for me, communal spaces are on the ground floor and the garage is actually LARGER than the 3 levels. Oh, and Im only responsible for "walls in." No exterior maintenance, no landscaping. All done by HOA. So I get to travel a lot and all I have to worry about is the dog.

The rest of CoL in Altanta isnt bad, especially given the wages, but housing is fucking HIGH. Rents are even worse, my ex moved into 725sqft for ~$1200
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Do you still have the MV?
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Yeah, just IMPOSSIBLE to get parts for and am paranoid of crashing it at the track so I got the Ducati for this purpose. Now the MV is just living room art in the winter and a bike night, mountain (medium speed) run bike.

IF I sell it, which is unlikely, its probably going back to Kansas to be with my dad to make more room in my garage. Im not big on selling bikes because I put miles on them and they are only worth 6-7k at most, not enough to really make a change in my life.
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Yeah, just IMPOSSIBLE to get parts for and am paranoid of crashing it at the track so I got the Ducati for this purpose. Now the MV is just living room art in the winter and a bike night, mountain (medium speed) run bike.

IF I sell it, which is unlikely, its probably going back to Kansas to be with my dad to make more room in my garage. Im not big on selling bikes because I put miles on them and they are only worth 6-7k at most, not enough to really make a change in my life.
I'm not a realy big euro bike guy, didn't those have carbon fiber panels/fairings?
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Some do, mine does. But its more form over function, the Ducati, despite all of the unobtanium, is actually lighter. The carbon is like maybe 1 lb lighter than ALL of the plastics. The alum/magnesium on the chassis maybe saves 18lbs total on the entire chassis. What all of that money really got you was better machining and molding for style.

The only thing I really miss when riding are the forged wheels. Im keeping my eye out for a cherry used set to throw track rubber on. A set of light wheels is EASILY the best modification for your $$$$ you can do to a bike. Its even more important than a car. With a light set of wheels its like having 15% more braking, 15% more power and 50% more turn-in.

If you ever get to saddle one up definitely do. It might convert you. Its a 4 banger, but its an EXTREME one. It makes this sound in the intake that has an odd effect on you, it almost mocks you at low revs. But of all of the bikes I have ridden the saddle, tank and pegs are the closest to PERFECT Ive ever ridden, including the ducati. I was so locked in that I could do the Team America secret signal mid corner because my knee was immobile in the tank. Great position for the track, miserable for street riding.

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Unfortunately, I’ll be out of the squid game for the foreseeable future. By the time I’m able to get back on one, we’ll be all electric.
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Back to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. One of my favorite places, if youre ever passing through def check the museum. They just repaved the track, its smooth as silk (not that it was ever bad).



Gotta work on upper body position now. Not crossed up but there is at least another 5-6 inches to give in the torso area.
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