World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Apr 2015
I Ride: 2015 30th anniversary ZX-6R
[QUOTE=Phill636;1401730]Hi all been riding bikes since I was 17 now 60 no comments. Last few years been riding zxr750's had quite a few.
After a major operation decided I needed a change of bike a lighter one.
This bike came up at the right price 2005 636 so brought it only rode a couple times so far but glad I brought it should of brought one long ago.
The bike has a good respray in black, full akropovic race exhaust, power commander III Remapped with custom map fueling is spot on.
New ebc contour disks pads new tyres chain and sprockets k&n air filter and numerous other tasty bits.
Welcome Phil, we are glad to count you amongst us. I'm in my mid-50's and ride all day - only all day, if you count several consecutive days at 8-hr/day.
I think I have a natural wonder/wander lust... I simply am driven to see 'what's around the next corner.' I've grew up in a mountain/prairie rural environment and so am endowed with a fair amount of physical endurance (though if merely looking at me, one might not come to that conclusion); and I've always had a strong will-power as well as a determined mind. My aikido training has empowered me to stay acutely focused, and I simply don't give in.
I have become emphatically aware that my endurance is not what it once was - in years past I could ride 10-12 hours a day with limited stopping... for weeks at a time. This past summer ('16) I had to deal with heat stroke for the first time in my life whilst riding in Lassen Nat'l Pk (CA). Now, I reign it in at 8-hrs.
To be totally honest, I've spent a wee pence or two altering the ergonomics of my steed to accommodate my ageing body. New saddle (& I had that further remodelled), adjustable clip-ons,adjustable rear-sets, double bubble windscreen, are to name a few. Riding is my drug of choice! It's a sickness, I know.