thanks! that q3 has more life in it than it looks like in the photo. Our first round of the 2023 season is late April and I anticipate it being cold in New Hampshire. Figured I'd hedge my bets and throw a q3 on for Friday practice. If the weather somehow smiles upon us I'll get fresh slicks for race day. Figure day one of the season I'll be getting my feet back into it and coming up to pace slowly, no need to add cold slicks to the equation.Looks very clean. Nicely cooked rear as well!!
Love your colorway so much. You killed it.Another day home without a ride due to rain or at least the threat of rain. 😞
But I did install some new rh and lh panels to replace those that were badly scratched up or broke from the crash. 🙌😍
Got my color scheme back and managed to ceramic coat the bike as well for easier clean up from trailering her or general road grime.
Added some nice Mishimoto lug nuts for the Stinger trailer and like the look of it. 😁
I can't keep anything stock not even the darned trailer. 😂🤦🏻😉
More rain tomorrow and Thursday so back to work on the car while I wait for nice weather to come along. 🤞
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great outcome to a bad experience. Having a relationship with a trusted mechanic or service department is really valuable.Well, I “solved” my oil overfill issue: I got another oil change. The dealership, of course, didn’t want to help. The service manager’s tone immediately defensive and combative immediately. I, on the other hand, wasn’t hostile at all. They said they’d fix it with another oil change—for $250. That made me hostile.
So, since I live in a condo and we get fined for working with vehicle fluids beyond adding windshield wiper fluid or topping off oil, I hit the Motul website and searched for a shop in my area. Found one with Motul 7100 (first dealership doesn’t offer it) barely more than five miles away from me. Stellar reviews, in-depth but simple online scheduling system. Within 30 minutes their service department texted me with a quote and set up my dropoff.
Turns out it’s a family-owned dealership that, like a lot of dealers in Nevada, is leaning heavily into UTVs, side-by-sides, and dirt bikes. But they had a decent selection of Kawi sport bikes, some KTM Dukes, a few Gixxers, a ‘Busa because I think dealers are required by law to have at least one, a big-ass Boulevard, and some other nice stuff.
Sales guy chatted with me when I went to look at the ZX-10R KRT, ZX-6R, and 2023 400 KRT. Zero sales attempt, chatted bikes and cars, asked him about the next bike I’m considering, got some great feedback, and that was that. Oil change was $90 and they do inspections after any service. Sold.
First dealership lost my business for good. I’ll be servicing my N400 at, and buying my next bike from, this family dealership.
Oh for the sake of Pete!!!! Went out in the garage this morning and my "other" bike doesn't want to share with my Ninja!! -sigh-55 degrees and I snuck out and rode my "other" bike today. And my Ninja was waiting for me when I got home. I thought I would never hear the end of it but she said it was OK to share.