hello fellow BMW riders. I figured I would start a build/my adventures thread to share with all of you, because who doesn't like reading about an idiot that thinks he knows what he is doing.
first off, here is a little about me.... I am a 37 year old father of one 7 year old boy, I was born and raised and still currently live in Olympia Washington, up in great PNW. As you will notice my user name, its a nickname that stuck from high school and its pretty fitting, I'm a 6'8 goof that has a lack of coordination, or use to at least. being as tall as I am i don't fit on or in anything that comfortably so you might be seeing a post from time to time that references my height and the struggles of being this tall and wanting to go fast on a bike.
I have been riding some sort of motorized vehicle since i was 4. my first street bike was a Honda cbr954 that I had for about 8 years and did a lot mountain adventures and track days on. I took a short break from riding after my son was born because i just didn't have the time to enjoy it. this past summer i bought a 2008 cbr1000rr and got back to riding, something I missed very much. my goal was to mainly stick to the track, the roads these days are just full of idiots and i don't find it as fun anymore. did 2 tracks days last year before I had an oopps and high sided myself which ended my season early in August with a wrist injury.
fast forward a couple months and even though i hadn't logged that much time on the cbr i knew I wanted something a little more. so in November I came across a 2012 s1krr at the local dealer and decided to pull the trigger.
on a side note, right before xmas I traded the cbr for a 2015 crf450r that the previous owner plated and made into an enduro, which is great because now I have a bike to go ride in the dirt with my boy, who i got a xr70 for xmas.
ok, on to the real reason you are reading this thread..... I present to you my project
the day i rode her home...
the bike came with a AR shorty exhaust and a motion pro throttle. I some how was able to also get a new zero gravity corsa windscreen in the purchase deal, so kinda excited about that (even if the first one they ordered was damaged