Monday, April 30, 2012

Support Tee's

As some of you know I took a little spill on my bike and damaged some cosmetics so I need a little help to get'er back on the road.
For the rest of May I'm keeping the intro offer $20.00 shipped and $15.00 pick up for all Booter T's.


Click the beer cap "store" link on the right to help a brother out!


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

1971 Triumph T100 Project For Sale

I picked this up from a buddy, but some unexpected stuff came up like a coyote jumping in front of me on a corner with gravel and crashing my other bike so I dont have the time, will or money to finish it off...

If your interested, it comes with all the stock parts you see in the pic and a bunch of extras:
New Pre Unit rear drum for freeway speeds
New Electronic Ignition
New sparx
Nos Rear Shocks - perfect condition
2 sets of triple trees (one chrome and one stock black)
New Alloy Engine mounts
New throttle cable
New exhaust flanges
New upgraded coils
New engine to frame bolts
Bates seat
More stuff but its escaping me right now...
Engine runs like a champ, Im selling as a basket because I really dont have the time to put it all back together properly but will reassemble as a roller. The tank is different!

3.5k obo






Thursday, April 26, 2012

Beer of the Day

Racer 5 IPA® 
One of my go to Session IPA's - lovely!
American India Pale Ale
ABV: 7.0% IBU: 75+ Color: Golden
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.
There's a trophy in every glass.
12oz. 6 pack | 12 oz. 12 pack | 22oz. | keg

Racer 5 IPA

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD
Snaked this from 365beers.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beer of the Day

Since we are so excited over here at Beer Booters for the races this weekend I decided to keep the whole week dedicated to Racing, so of the beer that was fueled by the passion from the track will also have to be acknowledged....

Ale Smith Speedway Stout

A HUGE Imperial Stout that weighs in at an impressive 12% ABV! As if that’s not enough, we added pounds of coffee for a little extra kick. Our special-edition Brewer’s Reserve Speedway Stout, which is aged in Bourbon barrels, has been rated the #1 BEST BEER IN THE WORLD at ratebeer.com. It was also featured on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” in a segment on the best dark beers in America.

Qualities

Jet Black, with an off-white head. Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Clean and crisp, full- bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel. You won't fool your taste buds - this beer is HUGE!

Awards

Multiple awards, including Silver in its category at the California State Fair, and Brewer's Choice and People's Choice at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival, World Beer Championships Platinum.

Vital Statistics

ABV Original Gravity
12.0% 1.111

Rise Above

Looks like some of my boyz had fun parading around in their girl bikes - wish I could have made it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beerbooters CB350RR Specs:

This is my first love when it comes to racing. There is not a bolt, plug, screw, wire, inch of paint or other chunk of metal that I have not taken apart and massaged into race form with my own two mitts. Last year I was the fastest rookie on the track, I could not keep touch with the lead pack in stock form but I am no longer in stock form and REALLY looking forward to testing my metal against the big boys this coming weekend. I started off with lap times of 2:12.00 and ended up in the 1:54.300 Range by the end of the race last year. Let's hope I can keep up that kind of improvement.
Hope to see you at the track!!!
ENGINE STATS:
·         BoreTech 67.5 Pistons (max Legal Limit)12.5:1 Compression Ratio, low tension rings, tool steel wrist pins, deep cut valve pockets.
·         Bore Tech/Probe Engineering, Programmable Electronic Ignition.
·         Dyna Mini 3 OHM coils
·         Megacycle X5 Cam
·         KA Performance Cam Chain Slip Tensioner
·         Mukuni VM32’s w/Velocity Stacks
·         Custom 2 to 1 Exhaust, No Baffles
·         Kick-start Shaft and gears removed.
SUSPENSION:
·         Works Performance Gassers 31.25”
·         CB550 Front Forks.
·         CBR600 Rearsets

OTHER MISC STUFF
·         Avon VM22 Front, VM23 Rear Race Compound Tires (awesome!)
·         Airtech Streamlining CB350 2 to 1 Belly Pan
·         Airtech Streamlining Small Cutlass Café’ Seat
·         Airtech Streamlining Clip-on’s
·         CR500 18x2.15 (max legal width) Aluminum Rims Front & Rear.
·         Magura Levers
·         Zero Loss, Lithium Polymer Battery System






MotoClassica!!!!

You're not going to the MotoClassica? Are you kidding me? This is like the Disneyland & a Strip Club for Vintage Race bikes rolled into one!

Take a look at last years Gallery from The Garage Comapany.
http://yoshisgarage.com/corsa-motoclassica

Song of the Day - El Secondhand - The Last Song

This song came on this morning on my way to work.  I like this song so much...I just had to share it. They are a great East Coast band...that doesn't fall in the traditional East Coast sound.

I'm not sure if El Secondhand is still around...last time I saw them live was with Tiltwheel around 5 years ago.

If you are a fan of Jawbreaker...you should check these guys out.
Press play on the media player below to hear the last song from the CD "Crack and Divide"!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Beerbooters NT650RR Specs

Here she is, the Beerbooters, Airtech NT650 ready for action at the Corsa Motoclassica. She is only primered waiting on my Blue and Champagne Gold colors but primer will have to do for the race. I'm so excited I can't even contain myself. Here the specs.

 
ENGINE STATS:
  • 82mm (700cc) wiseco pistons, stock cams with custom slotted sprockets ~ timed within 0.5 deg of factory spec.
  • heads milled .020"
  • stage 2 porting by SW AirFlow Services (Shane Weeks <http://swairflowservices.com/>)
  • new 1mm oversized valves, fresh lapping, new guides, sealsvalve clearances set (.006 intake/.008 exhaust)
  • 225+ lbs cranking compression (matched front/rear) ~ DO NOT RUN ANYTHING LESS THAN 100 OCTANE GAS
  • fresh motul 3000 dinosaur oil
  • honda magna radiator
  • heavily modified stock carburetors with HRC slides and needles (primary 45, mains 160), custom billet bellmouths
SUSPENSION:
  • Honda F2 front end with RaceTech internals
  • stock F2/Nissin brakes,  Motul RBF600 dot 4 (non synthetic) brake fluid
  • Fox Twin Clicker Shock
  • TBR rear sets
OTHER MISC STUFF
  • stock electric fuel pump, i suggest switching to mikuni dual vacuum pump (stock sv650 works well), or run gravity like we do
  • Brand new DOT Race Michelin
  • 3.5" front F2 wheel (120 width tires), 5" stock rear wheel (160 width)
  • rc30 style race tail.
  • Airtech RC30 Race Fairing
  • hiperform chain roller

Song of the Day - Pegboy - My Youth

Naked Raygun has to be one of the best, yet underrated punk bands out of the 80s. If you ever get a chance to pick up the "Vanilla Blue" lp...do yourself a favorite and grab it. Even better yet, pick it up and send it to me. I have since lost my copy!

So...why am I talking about Naked Raygun...oh yeah, it's because in the early 90s, the guitarist and his younger brother formed, in my opinion, and even better band than Naked Raygun...Pegboy. This one is off of their LP "Three Chord Monte"...but you can also find it on the must have full length CD, "Strong Reaction". Do yourself a favor and download...or if you ask me nicely, I can send you a copy. Every song on the CD is great.

Watch the video...as you'll see, they used some decent bike pics on their show fliers.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Japanese BMW Custom

I was going to copy and paste a really nice bike off of bike exif today but then I remembered seeing this bike on the web and thought, wow - I can steal this for my really cool bad ass web blogger while my kid takes a nap - I am fucking bad ass but this bike maybe even badd-ass,er...eh, I need a beer!






Stole these pics from because I like them and have no ideas today because Im tired and....

New Site Sponsor - TRUE BEER

I was contacted by Brian Fernald, Founder of True Beer a few weeks back asking if he could sponsor our site. As many of you know we give out Beer Boot trophies and are well known for indulging our favorite beverages in these boots as well, so how could I resist.

I have ordered from this company in the past and have always received A-1 service and quick shipping to boot, get it! Anyhow, I truly believe if this guy is willing to sponsor a group that takes pride in the awesomeness of stupidity then he must be an alright dude, so welcome aboard Brian!
I look forward to using the True Beer Beer Boots for future kick ass trophies, chug-a-lugs and head smashers - Support those who support us...






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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Some Kinds of Genius Cannot be Measured




In an era where many calculations previously compiled in a riders head have been replaced by onboard computers, this man turns the digital noise down...why? To be FASTER!!!
Take a look at a recent article below where Casey tries to explain what few, maybe a handful of racers truly understand. Let alone have the Stones to do.











One of the great pleasures in watching Casey Stoner ride a MotoGP machine is the controlled way in which he manages to slide the bike through the corners. In an era when the spectacular slides once so beloved by fans have been tamed by electronic intervention, Stoner has managed to convince his engineers to limit the electronics sufficiently to give him enough control to slide the bike to help get it turned.
His ability has fascinated both fans and journalists around the world, and many have tried to get him to explain how he does it, but Stoner himself has always found it very hard to say exactly what he is doing. At Qatar, a group of journalists - including MotoMatters.com - pressed the Repsol Honda rider again to explain exactly where and when he chooses to slide the rear, and what benefits it provides. Though he protested it was hard - "It's really difficult to explain, so many people have asked me," he said - he went on to talk at length about what he does and why.
The most important distinction to make, Stoner emphasized, was between sliding the bike under control and finding it sliding when you hadn't planned to. "Normally, when you're sliding the bike under control, it means you're in control of it," Stoner said. "It means that you're mentally doing it on purpose, you're not just going into a corner and it's starting to slide." But it was not something that works everywhere. "It's something that only works in certain corners in this type of racing, it doesn't work in all the corners. When it does work, sometimes it can be a bit scary; you can go into the corner, and if you make a small mistake when you are sliding, the finish of it can be a catastrophe. When your heart beats really hard is when you slide when you don't really want to," he explained
The key to sliding a bike was confidence, Stoner told us. "It's basically about confidence going into the corner, knowing exactly what you're doing, what the bike's doing and then having the will to either go into the corner harder or get on the gas harder to try and break the rear." That was not without risks, however: "Most of the time when you break the rear it means you're going to highside. So there's a fine point between breaking it and keeping it, and breaking it and ending up flying through the air."
So how do you know when to try to slide the rear and when not to, Stoner was asked. "It's really difficult to explain," Stoner responded. "You know when you can and when you can't and not many riders are able to do it and to do it well, especially to be faster. Anyone can slide a bike, but to slide and be fastest is something more complex, to try to minimize the amount of spin."
One of the reasons explaining how he slid the rear was so difficult is because there was not a single method to achieve it, and each corner required a different approach, Stoner explained. "It's more or less impossible [to give one answer], because every situation is different, every corner you must slide through is different to the others," Stoner said. "The system to make the bike slide is completely different. Sometimes you have to really go in, push the front hard, and close the gas to make the front want to turn, then the rear will come round more easily, as you get the weight off the rear. Then another time, you have to go into the corner and basically slowly break it away, though if you break it away too quickly, it's just going to want to highside," Stoner said. "It's not just like, you go into a corner and you slide, it's very, very different."
What was the most important part of the process? "The process for me is commitment. In Turn 3 at Valencia, Turn 3 at Phillip Island, it's the same sort of commitment," Stoner said. "You have to go into the corner with a lot of aggression - both corners are very similar, both of them are left handers, medium fast left. You have to go in there a lot harder, weight the front, take the weight off the rear, and then get on the gas very quickly, but to a certain point that it doesn't want to come around too quick. But you have to get on the gas quicker to break the rear, because there's a lot of grip in these two points, it doesn't want to come around. Valencia there's a lot of grip, in Phillip Island, you're in 5th gear, there's not a lot of power in 5th, so you have to really push it hard to make it break away, and then from that point you need to keep the corner speed. If you slide and you're sliding too much, then you're losing all your corner speed. If you're sliding and not sliding enough, then the grip will come back and when the grip comes back, you'll push the front and fold it. It's really difficult to explain."
Was this a conscious process, or something he did intuitively? Stoner was emphatic: "You have to consciously do it," he said. "Some corners call for picking the bike up and driving it out hard, but these couple of corners in particular, Turn 3 at Phillip Island and Turn 3 at Valencia, these are corners that after the left, there's a right that you have to get it back for. So most people go through there, roll through the corner, and they're rolling going wide and they have to get back for the next one. While I'm sliding it, keeping it tight, keeping the corner speed, and then I'm already ready for the right. That's how I use that corner."
Was that similar to Turn 3 at Sepang, Stoner was asked, a corner where he - and many other MotoGP riders - are noted for sliding the rear round? He disagreed. "Turn 3 in Sepang is completely different," Stoner said. "Because you're carrying corner speed on the side, the bike immediately wants to spin, and you can spin all the way to the kerb on the way out. But you're losing that drive for up the hill, so basically it will start to come round, it comes round a lot slower, but you want it to come round a little bit, so that when it's pointing in the right direction, you can pick the bike up and drive across the kerb." In the end, this was an illustration of how you needed to tailor your approach for each different corner. "There's different techniques to different corners and when they should be used, depending on grip levels, and a lot of different things. Unfortunately, most of the time these days, sliding is not the fastest way, there's only some corners where it can still work."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RIP Keith Moore


Yesterday around 11 am Keith Moore of Moore's Cycle Center passed away of an apparent heart attack at his shop in Anaheim Ca.
Many of my friends are very fond of Keith Moore, knowing him as a Triumph Guru as sorts, always willing to help and give his knowledge for nothing in return except the love of the Triumph motorcycle. I was fortunate to talk with Keith Moore a few times on the phone but unfortunate to never have the privilege to meet him in person. All I can say is this guy was a top notch human being and I bid him a safe travel, may you rest in peace.

Wu liang guan to his family and friends...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012