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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

back in the day

there was a day, a great day, where i was being paid to do this. Back in the Hot Rod Harley magazine days, Kenny Buchanon wanted to illustrate how changing the wheels on your bike made it handle better. we came up with the idea of renting the Streets of Willow (at willow springs) and using his 1200 sportster. We started with the stco 19 and 16 inch wheels and i went out and rode his bike as hard and as fast as I could. Then he installed a set of 19 and 18 inch wheels and I repeated the actions. finally we put a pair of 18-inch wheels on the bike and I was definitely faster. I will have to dig out the lap times one day, but this was an awesome day. what a great memory to have....