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Just wanted to show you where all my spare funds used to go before getting a boat.
I am active on sportbike and track day forums where I've learned that pictures are always good to share. 8)

There's a midwest-based motorcycle track day organization called Motovid.com that I work for coaching on-track and classroom instruction, and as a control rider for open track day events.
Currently I just take my street bike to the track since I've sold my race bike.

I am in the process of building my Harbor Freight boat trailer which I will share on here, but here is a Harbor Freight utility trailer that I converted into a motorcycle carrier.
I can get 30mpg with this rig! That's extra important to me since I regularly travel 150+ miles one-way to go to events.

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A closer look at the trailer:

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My old (first) Harbor Freight trailer after some upgrades:

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A previously owned race bike that I built out of a cheaply acquired totaled street bike:

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Me riding above bike during a track day:

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4 or 5 years ago:

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I have hundreds or thousands more pictures from events if anybody is interested. Been riding motorcycles for 15 years, and 8 years at the track.

I sold the race bike pictured above to buy my boat with reserves for the endless money I will certainly spend on it. :LOL2:

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good write up !! Motorcycles are great fun. No matter the venue.
Hope you like the boating scene as well.

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Very cool - so where do you come from LOL?
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very cool! Nice job on the trailer too!
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Welcome to Tinboats. I've been riding motorcycles pretty much non stop since I was 14 (will be 63 this year) but I have never ridden competitively. I use to love to hit the woods and fields on an enduro when I was younger and you didn't see "Posted" signs every 50 yards, but now days I just enjoy cruising the back roads. I bought this one new in 81 and still riding it.

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Welcome CN!!
I'm sure I've heard you a few times, since I live only a few miles from Blackhawk Farms. :D I even signed up for a track day there a few years ago, but work got in the way.. Then I sold the bike that I'd have ridden and, well, I just never felt like a dual sport on 70/30 tires was the proper thing to be pushing around a track.. I thought about signing up and wandering over for a day on my Speed Triple, but I'd be really upset with myself if I screwed it up.

Anyway, again welcome.. =D>

My current fleet:
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It says "signature" but when I sign the screen it doesn't show up online.. :wink:

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paper wrote:Welcome CN!!
I'm sure I've heard you a few times, since I live only a few miles from Blackhawk Farms. :D I even signed up for a track day there a few years ago, but work got in the way.. Then I sold the bike that I'd have ridden and, well, I just never felt like a dual sport on 70/30 tires was the proper thing to be pushing around a track.. I thought about signing up and wandering over for a day on my Speed Triple, but I'd be really upset with myself if I screwed it up.

Anyway, again welcome.. =D>

My current fleet:
Your Xmoto looks very sufficient for a track day.
Or bring your Speed Triple. Mine is stock with sport touring tires on it! I ride it just fine in any group.
Turns out I'm only a few miles from your house a few times a week in the summer then!

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I've ridden Shannonville up in Ontario, but that's been it..
The desire for a track day hasn't been around for a few years, and the xMoto was just picked up last fall.. The S3 was picked up this spring over at Baxter's in Iowa..

And as a turnabout of fair play, I was in Cazenovia on Saturday. :D I did the Rockton to Rockton to Rockton wander..

These days I typically wander at 10 or so over on my favorite county and local roads in SW Wisconsin and along the river in IA/IL/MN. I'm one of those who seldom slows for corners, other than an occasional downshift but I just don't have the desire for competition that comes with a track day. Playing hard on corners on public roads comes with the risks, but I keep myself entertained but upright.

So, nobody running Helix's at track days anymore?? :lol:
It says "signature" but when I sign the screen it doesn't show up online.. :wink:

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Actually there's a new Street Skills instructional clinic put on by Motovid at Blackhawk Farms where scooters are welcome!

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I'd take the Helix out to BHF but I'd end up ruining the track for everyone else with the tremendous power at the rear wheel.. I'm afraid for the pavement.. :lol:

On the other hand I did get to mix two favorite pastimes last night, using the 30 year old BMW to catch a nice Brook trout.. (No, I wasn't trolling with the bike :wink: )

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Fishing and riding is a good day!

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Cool to see all the great bike pics!

I still race off road motorcycles, as an amateur. I'm nearly 40 yeads old, and the the body hurts, so I no longer race an entire series. I just cherry pick the easy races. I still love riding, and always will!
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DaisyCutter wrote:Cool to see all the great bike pics!

I still race off road motorcycles, as an amateur. I'm nearly 40 yeads old, and the the body hurts, so I no longer race an entire series. I just cherry pick the easy races. I still love riding, and always will!
I've given that a try as well on a backyard track. I think motocross is a lot harder than street bikes.