Suzuki GSXR Race Bike spotted in Vermont

The Suzuki GSXR, decked out in full race clothes...

The Suzuki GSXR, decked out in full race clothes…

We see plenty of Suzuki GSXR here in New York City, but this one looked special to us.  The addition of a full rear race fairing made this one stand out – and the fact that it was located in the small town of Hardwick, VT made it even more special… Read More …

Yamaha FZR 600 Mods: Sanding…and more sanding

...so annoying!

If you thought putting the primer on was a pain in the ass, wait until you get to the sanding.  The most difficult part of dealing with these fairings is that there is NO STRAIGHT SURFACE!  Every article you read stresses the point of spraying straight onto the surface.  Of course, the fairings of a sportbike have more curves than your favorite pin-up girl… Read More …

Removing Fairing Decals: What a pain in the…

Decals off one piece...

We don’t work on a lot of modern bikes here in the garage, so this procedure was new to me, because it seems all modern bikes have decals of some sort, and if you are looking to paint your bike, their removal is necessary.  I had read a few tricks-N-tips articles online about the removal of these vinyl pieces, and all of them made it seem like a fairly easy, routine procedure.  Boy, were they wrong! Read More …

Over the hills and thru the woods on a 76 horsepower sleigh…

Holiday Ride 2011

Well, it’s not the type of sleigh you envision when you think of the classic Christmas poem, but this year I headed to the family holidays on the 1993 Yamaha FZR 600.  Lately, I haven’t been messing with the GoPro Hero camera too much, but decided this might be the right time to find some good mounting spots on the FZR… Read More …