Got the shiny track princess up on her stand. Even though this track season sucked with 3 rain days, we did have one great day where she got to stretch her legs. At least she got enough miles this year to warrant another top end. And her other side. And one more of her getting ridden. And so it was a fun summer. Great friends. Fun at the track. Learned a lot. But winter is here now. Yes, skiing is fun but winter motorcycle projects can be fun too. A great way to wait out for powder days...and a great way to blow cash...:tard: Summer on the CRF450X was also tons of fun. So much fun that I don't got any off-road pics. But it did make it to Pacific wearing new wheels and rubber. It was damn near perfect for the two rain days that actually ran. So I guess this is more of a place holder for now. I've nestled the two bikes next to each other and threw a blanket over them. I left the radio on smooth jazz and a bottle of red wine on the work bench. I even went as far as to take the upper off the 125...I know, it's a little forward but I have to make this happen. I'm headed on a ski trip tomorrow night so these two have the rest of the week to get to know each other. They've got a lot in common. Both were engineered by Honda. Both went to the track this summer. Both like new rubber. Etc. Maybe they'll fall in love and put this: Into: Or it's all just wishful thinking. Right now I'm in the planning and feasibility phase. I know it can be done but for me the price has to be right...and it's not gonna be cheap. I get to partner with Richard Wascher to engineer the fitment. He's excited and believes that anything can be done if we throw enough money at it. I'm gonna try to prevent that from happening. My other complete bike is at his shop getting the front forks tweaked back properly. He's also got my spare frame. Starting next week the CRF will get torn down and measurements will begin. The spare frame will have the front engine mount spars removed and the area beefed up. Once we get that far, Richard and I will have "the talk" to establish a budget and what realistically must be done to get the project rolling. I'll try to keep up with the pictures of the build and it's progress if anyone is interested. For me I'm just hoping for a fun track bike. For Jared, an Open Singles cheater bike. Who knows...with the electrical system, it may even be possible to register it as a homemade motorcycle. Wish me luck!