2021 SOAR Racing Round 5

Stu

That’s me on 73 BTW! I’ve fallen behind with updating the site again so I’ll jump to round 5 while it’s fresh in my memory and then go back to 3 and 4 later. I got good starts in my qualifying races and managed to finish in the top 10 […]

2021 SOAR Racing Round 3

Stu

Last weekend we went up to MotoPark and my middle guy, Jake was out practicing a set of 3 jumps that he liked. When he decided to finish off the lap and go back to the paddock he forgot about a new nasty jump and massively over shot it to […]

2021 SOAR Racing Round 2

Stu

After doing the track day and then helping me last round, Josh got the bug and signed up to do race school on Friday practice so he could get his race license for this round! He found a race prepped 2003 SV650 pretty much ready to roll, sold his street […]

2021 SOAR Racing Round 1

Stu

First race for me since 1998! I was anxious and nervous for pretty much the whole weekend apart from when I was on the bike. Friday was a KSR track day and Josh came to that on his road SV650, we were running the Screaming Alien layout in reverse (CCW). […]

CBR600RR Rebuilt!

Stu

Next on the ‘to do’ list – the belly pan. I picked this one up from Milton with a couple of other damaged parts, it’s in better shape than the one I had but the same mount tab on the left is broken! The guy that gave me it said […]

CBR600RR Rebuild 7

Stu

We left off with waiting for the paint on the upper fairing to dry before removing the masking tape … again. This time it came out great so I got on with making a white number plate. I wasn’t sure whether to put the plate off to one side as […]

CBR600RR Rebuild 6

Stu

I’ve been making slow progress with the rebuild, mainly painting the fairing and it’s been a bit frustrating so I haven’t felt much like posting – I realize now that was a mistake and it would have been better to document the stuff that didn’t work out. On the plus […]

CBR600RR Rebuild 5

Stu

There’s not a lot of room in the trailer for painting the wheels and I wanted to be able to rotate them and preferably be able to get to both sides while painting rather than do one side and then turn it over. I found a tube in the garage […]

CBR600RR Rebuild 4

Stu

I took a little break from posting due to some personal issues, I still made a bit of progress and am starting to get back on track. For a start I got a great deal on a mint set of fairings. They also came with a tank cover and seat […]

CBR600RR Rebuild 3

Stu

The pace has dropped off a bit this week, partly due to waiting on fork seals and the rest just not feeling into it. Still, I came through at the end of the week with thanks to my little guy for helping me get the exhaust back on. The midpipe […]