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  1. Bubs360

    Bubs' Bikes

    Just finished my first trail session on the CT70 yesterday. Despite massive mud pits, it handled it like a CHAMP! Glad mine is no show / investment piece! Definitely not a bike for those who shun attention, I get asked about it every time I stop - oftentimes folks from older generations...
  2. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: 2013 Focus ST

    $700 for 15mph over the speed limit? That's one of the most asinine and ridiculous penalties for a minor traffic infraction that I've ever heard. Shame that the officer didn't cite the numptie driving slowly in the passing lane instead. Fantastic car though, I've been in love with the STs...
  3. Bubs360

    Bubs' Bikes

    Absolutely! Just earlier, I friend of mine stopped in before we headed out for the day - he's never, ever been on a motorcycle before but with some instruction he was able to get it going pretty good! Then I can't resist to take it around myself and give it a go at around 1:20 in. I also took it...
  4. Bubs360

    Bubs' Bikes

    A long day at work got me home just in time to throw the license plate on the CT70, half-ass the old mirror off my Speed Triple, cross my fingers and go on the maiden voyage. It handled a 35-mile loop like a champ! It's pretty slow, of course, and I have some more bugs to work out but I'd be...
  5. Bubs360

    Bubs' Bikes

    I got home from work to find that the speedometer drive gear arrived for my CT70. Had the front wheel off, part installed and wheel reinstalled in under five minutes. Speedometer is now completely functional! Now I just need to make a bracket for it. Took it for an inaugural ride around the...
  6. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: Ride Long and Prosper

    These are really neat bikes. All of the cool stuff about V-Twins and "Harley" style bikes without falling apart all the time! Shame about what happened with the old Triumph, but congratulations on the new bike!
  7. Bubs360

    Bubs' Bikes

    What a gorgeous day to tackle projects. Managed to track down not only an aftermarket 6-volt tail / brake light, but also a license plate / taillight bracket that work for the CT70. The light gets running voltage, but I need to figure out the brake sensor wiring. It's there, and the sensor...
  8. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: '79 BMW E21 323i... with a 4L inline 6 for good measure.

    That car is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. Excellent work and nice photography too!
  9. Bubs360

    Bubs' Bikes

    I've seen enough bike threads here in "Post Your Car" that I finally don't feel weird doing it myself. :mrgreen: Currently I have two motorcycles - I've been riding since I was barely old enough to walk and had my motorcycle license right when I turned 16. Since then I've owned a variety of...
  10. Bubs360

    The Helmet Thread

    Shark Raw Helmet update: What a fantatic helmet. Great visibility and the wind-protection of a full-face, although again it isn't a true full-face which is my one problem with it. I'm a skilled, alert and defensive rider but you never know what will happen on the road. Shark seems to be...
  11. Bubs360

    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    After years of on-and-off passively / actively searching for a Honda CT70, I finally found one last week! As you know, they're tricky to acquire as they get snapped up FAST as investment pieces by people that want to flip them for profit. I simply wanted one to fix up and use for fun around town...
  12. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: I've Gone Full British! Triumph Sprint 900

    Ah, that's a shame about the sprag clutch. For that repair cost, I don't blame you for letting it go through. Excited to see what bike you end up with next!
  13. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: Multi-Motorsport / Daily Driver B13 SE-R (and B14 SE-R DD / Ice Racer)

    Saturday's race day was AWESOME! Gravel tires have completely transformed my view of loose-surface racing - Raven is nimble enough as it has been with snow tires, these Gravel tires are a whole different level of grip and control. The Modified FWD RallyCross class in my SCCA Region is extremely...
  14. Bubs360

    The Helmet Thread

    Without the goggles and face plate it's a 3/4 helmet, so it's almost like a modular helmet. I debated for a while about the fact that it isn't a true full-face, but decided that it's still 100% safer than my outdated HJC that's been dropped a thousand times. Forgetting the gloves that day...
  15. Bubs360

    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    HA! Couldn't have said it better myself. --------------- Speed Triple's back on the road as of last week, rolled it out of where I had it stored, popped the battery in, checked the oil and tire pressures, it immediately fired right up and I was able to ride it right home. I have a garage now...
  16. Bubs360

    The Helmet Thread

    After seven years and being dropped (and therefore most likely rendered unsafe) way more times than it ever should have been, I finally retired my HJC helmet and bought a new Shark Raw helmet, which I intend to take much better care of this time around. So far, I love it! The fit is perfect and...
  17. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: Multi-Motorsport / Daily Driver B13 SE-R (and B14 SE-R DD / Ice Racer)

    Final preparations for Raven's return to racing this weekend. Infusion of Redline MT-90 gear oil and satisfying test-drive with silky-smooth shifting. Installed the skid plate and fire extinguisher, and test-fitted the Gravel tires for kicks. Looks good - I could get used to the look (and...
  18. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: Multi-Motorsport / Daily Driver B13 SE-R (and B14 SE-R DD / Ice Racer)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQCn2QkeR-U&hd=1 Back on solid ground! Nothing much more satisfying than taking the car you've been working on all winter, driving it straight out of the garage on an hour-long drive with zero issues or drama of any kind. Although having a valid AAA card nestled...
  19. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: Multi-Motorsport / Daily Driver B13 SE-R (and B14 SE-R DD / Ice Racer)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enxt1RO3P-U She lives! It's nice to see that the vibrations actually aren't too bad from the solid motor mounts, and even better to see zero engine / drivetrain movement! Doing some final adjustments and it will be time to drop back down onto the ground and get...
  20. Bubs360

    Ownership Verified: Multi-Motorsport / Daily Driver B13 SE-R (and B14 SE-R DD / Ice Racer)

    Yay! Another solid polyurethane motor mount installed - one more "difficult" one (need to drop the crossmember) and one easy one and the car will be ready for a lot more abuse. These mounts are much better than the notoriously weak stock mounts, completely eliminating engine / transaxle movement...
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