SOAR 2024 Round 1

Stu

The first chance to try out the new bike was SOAR practice weekend. Sadly the Saturday was a washout but we got a good few sessions in on the Sunday. The bike was hard to start and running rough at first, in the first practice session it didn’t even rev […]

2005 CBR600RR B Bike Upgrade

Stu

Well I didn’t have the money from selling the red #1 CBR600RR for very long! Admittedly I started looking as soon as the deal was done. I figured I might as well stick with Hondas for some commonality of parts but if I saw a deal on a newer R6, […]

SOAR Rounds 6 and 7, 30 Sept – 1 Oct 2023

Stu

The final rounds of the season! Ugh Zoe and I went up on Wednesday evening and after some remote working on Thursday, we got a canopy and the tent up and registered for the weekend. Friday Practice Danny very kindly installed two new tires for me, a Pirelli front and […]

SOAR Round 5, 9-10 September 2023

Stu

Took the blue bike back to Denny who found that a valve shim had fallen off during assembly – that was causing the misfire. There were a few leaks around the thermostat again and a couple of other minor things but he got it rebuilt ready for me to pick […]

SOAR Round 4, 25-27 August 2023

Stu

After the blue bike ran hot and lost coolant last round, I ordered a head gasket from Denny at the local store, TSR who was amazing and put the order through even though he was on vacation! Danny (and Dex) helped me get the engine out and then Rian had […]

SOAR Round 3, 28-30 July 2023

Stu

Modified layout – it’s short but I quite like the longer turn 1 on this layout. The KSR practice day was on Monday this time so Josh and I did the SOAR Friday practice instead – it’s better value for money now that it’s a full day since they cancelled […]

SOAR Round 2 24, 25 June 2023

Stu

Reverse Alien layout, this is the only time we do reverse direction so I put the Pirelli scrub on the rear to try – it’s not supposed to be flipped so this is the only chance to really wear the left side. Thursday KSR track day We met Rick in […]

Nelson Ledges Track Day June

Stu

My good pal Danny was going racing with WERA at Nelson Ledges in Ohio and was kind enough to let me tag along to do the Fasttrax track day on the Friday before. Sadly the weather forecast was not good for the track day and I didn’t want to bother […]

SOAR Round 1 27, 28 May 2023

Stu

Technical layout Friday Practice Continuing with the new stiffer suspension settings, as usual I felt slow in the first session of the day and was happy to follow Josh around for the first few laps as he seemed to be pretty confident. It started picking up as the sessions went […]