January 19, 2018
Somebody's got to do it. Thankfully we have Otto, who wasn't afraid to be the first to crash the bike.
If you watch the video you can see it bucking in the rear, and the ergonomics aren't perfect. We knew this going in but wanted to test anyway. The first version of the forks built by Race Tech were just too low, and the longer springs we had custom-wound were too tall (our fault). So we tested with the Race Tech set-up. The forks work great but we need to get that front end up a couple inches and buy a couple more inches of travel. Once that is corrected, the rear can be fine-tuned. The Elka shocks are fantastic and allow for tons of adjustment.
"Physics, man, this thing is just too heavy and it's gonna suck no matter how hard you try..."
Sometimes I hate the desert. Then it throws a couple days of this at me and I'm into it again...
You ever take it off any sweet jumps? Yeah, Otto did. Barely.
Whether it's a BMX bike or a stupid Sportster, Moeller gets after it!
Westy is our ringer. This old former three-wheeler is gonna have a blast in Baja.
I'm the fattest and oldest, but feel like I'll be able to hold my own. Note the Fox V-1 visor bolts right up to our Lane Splitter helmet. Hmmm...