2011-07-09

Dee let's it all hang off...

I had done some work on my bike in preparation for my vacation, a trip on the Trans Labrador Highway, but I had no idea what the tank range was going to be after the carb mod so I needed a long run in excess of 400 kilometres to test the range. I strapped a gas can on the back of the bike, filled both the tank and the gas can, and my friend Dee and I set off for the 507 to find out when I was going to hit reserve...

Full to Reserve: 300km
Reserve to Empty: 350km
5 litre refill: 389km before Reserve again
Reserve to Empty: 439km 
So the total range while carrying a 5litre gas can is 439km on an unloaded bike.
Mission success, but now the plan is to install an aftermarket exhaust and to move the KLX needle from 3rd clip from the top to 2nd clip from the top to see if I conserve even more fuel without trading too much power. The extra weight and gravel road will rob me of the full range of 439.

Dee was riding her 2004 Suzuki Katana 750 "Sapphire" and was challenging herself with hanging off and picking a racing line. She had a blast, and if she gets any faster at it, I'm going to need to get back on the Bandit in order to reel her in. ;)





D experiments with body steering
Raspberry Coconut goodness!


Oops, when you stop to take a picture, make sure you're not in a sand box. Be nice, and share your toys.











She said it seemed so much further over... :D







She knows how to make smoked pulled pork and brisket, along with home brewed iced tea, then my dreams are crushed when I find out she's both pregnant and happily married. Just my luck. :(


Oops. We think a bar end may be at Flynn's Turn

Not impressed with missing bits. :(

















She worked very hard on the shot above. Third time and an assplant  is the charm.



Blackberry


Camera











She's dead empty now at 352km

Does she have a hunting license?

I made up in quality what I lack in quantity.






5 comments:

Snakelady said...

Love the job you did on this... so many profile pics in there... thanks again for an awesome day... with NO OPP!!! :D

Raftnn said...

Some awesome pics there mate, looks like a great day out on the bike. SOme of the roads look a bit streight though, is it like that there a lot?

Awesome stuff.

wobblycat said...

Hmm... giving me ideas for the next waterfall/wing run :) You have some great shots in there.

Raftnn -- I doubt it's easy taking shots while riding the twisty bits. But we have to ride at least an hour to get to the fun roads from Toronto. :( But once you're there, the scenery is great and the roads are fun.

MSP said...

How on earth do you get such great shots on the highway?! In the photos I've seen of your bike I've never seen a camera mount on the front or back... are they just really well hidden?

Rotten Ronnie said...

I attach a point and shoot camera to the handle bars with a neck strap and take shots with my clutch hand when possible.