Cylinder Leak Test

After the valve clearance test, I wanted to test the compressibility of the motor. A standard compression tester can do this, but I think a cylinder leakdown test is more accurate. In order to do this test the bike has to be at operating temperature, […]

Valve Clearance Check

Seeing as the motor on this used (new-to-me) bike has 150 hours on her, and the KTM service schedule recommends a piston at 135hrs, it’s kinda overdue a piston. Before we actually get to installing the new piston though, we’ll do some checking on the […]

USA 2019

So this all started out very innocent. I had some time off work, and I started looking at flights, not really expecting to find anything decent, because, well, just because. There’s not been a lot out there lately that caught my eye. But then, out […]

Arai MX-V

First of all, I LOVE this helmet. It saved my life. But, I have a small gripe. A feature I don’t like on an otherwise exceptionally good helmet. The vents detach way too easily. To clarify, I really really do love this helmet. It’s comfortable […]