Everyone loves a tight rear end
When your bike was new, it gave you crisp, lightning fast response and great handling. After a few seasons of high performance pleasure, your machine probably isn’t as tight as she was when new. The bearings in your chassis take a pounding when you ride and racetrack use shags them even faster than street duty. Since the wear we are talking about is in the thousandths of an inch, the looseness that results occurs slowly. The fact is that you probably don’t even realize what you’ve lost.
February has been a strenuous month here at TrackdayMag.com. The Chicago area location of our offices was recently buried beneath one of the heaviest snowfalls in the city's history. The white stuff added one more complication to an already frenzied schedule.
We highside the Silverstone clean over a tire wall
Too many damn lions! That’s about the only complaint we could come up with regarding BKS’s Silverstone suit, which has eleven lion-head logos on it; thirteen if you count the ones on the included knee pucks. Raise that number to seventeen if you count the ones on the gloves that come as part of the package deal. Sure, the English Lion is a centuries-old symbol rich in tradition, but c’mon guys; we get it already.
Think YOU”VE had trouble living down a crash?
An acceleration darkie. It takes talent to make one. It takes an exceptionally special individual to make one six feet long their first time EVER in the seat of a motorcycle. Did I mention that the ejection launch mirrored the best efforts of Superman? The landing was pretty special, too. Think Wile E. Coyote and you'll be close. Sudden STOP. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200....
None of us would consider wearing half a suit at the track but that’s exactly what we do when riding on the street. How often have you made do with a riding jactet and jeans when taking your bike for a cruise in the country? Really, this is only going to present a problem if you fall, right? Since we can’t predict when we’ll crash, Alpinestars has come up with a solution.