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Old 04-02-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Supermoto School Bus!

I finally found the correct place to post this ride. Just signed up here and it FEELS GOOD.

Anyway, this happened a few years ago. Me and a few friends purchased a school bus from our local public school district. It worked great, passed inspection, and only had a roasted parking brake and some rust.

So, we set about doing up the wheels, as they looked kinda rough, and sweet RIMZ is a high priority on a $1000 government auction school bus.

Meanwhile our token big kid (at the time, now down 120+ pounds and on a CR250 regularly) set about wedging an air conditioner into the window, to be run via an extension cord from the trailer, towed by this Ford Explorer hitch I got at a junkyard and bolted up.

Much upside down metal drilling does not come without great sacrifice.

The parking brake had gotten quite toasty, but I got that sorted out and did a transmission rear seal while I was at it.

Meanwhile, the Lady went about making sure the 39mm FCR, new to the DRZ, was functioning properly.

Finally, we tricked her into putting up curtains to block the sun, made of those gardening cloths because they were cheap and not see-through...

Whilst I fitted a tachometer, for the purposes of racing and doing burnouts.

We logo'd the brow of the beast in honor of our engineering school mascot the UMR "Miner." Well, they did while I screwed with the engine. I am completely obscured by the hood at the moment.

The engine... well, it ran on gasoline (lots) as well as butterflies and magic.

And we got that side-dump exhaust going on for all the ladies out there. They love side dumps.

I then repaired some broken seat bolts....

Became incredibly exhausted....

Partied in the bus with the rest of the team...


Aaaaannnnddd.. after a 24 hour ride...

we were there. Corpus Christi, TX.

We got all unloaded and played on the beach on bikes for the first time!

We paddled to sea to rescue a damsel, which actually turned out to be a trash bag filled with soda bottles and a rotted sandwich. We decided we should rescue it anyway, because damsel or not, it was in distress.

Then it was time to cruize on down the beach!


Okay nevermind. We're turning around. Screw Mexico. Actually, just screw going to Mexico via the beach on street tires and with a CB750c and a FZ6 in the group. Mexico is probably great.

Back at camp, I hired a kite-enthusiast secret agent to put a GoPro on his stunt kite. Or that might just be what the big dude looks like with glasses.

And we got this glamour shot!

I then teamed up with the Lady, and engaged in a relaxing game of Throwing Sand, a tribal tradition passed to us by the natives in the area.

I was forced to retreat

and eventually surrender completely.

After we had all made peace, it was chill party drinkin' time.

And so went the daily ritual....
1.) Wake up, make huge breakfast
2.) Attempt to go to Mexico on street tires with heavy bikes
3.) Turn around and crash
4.) Buy beer and gas on the way back
5.) Throw balls of sand at anyone around
6.) Drink and eat meal #2.
"I think I need an ambulance."
"The real ambulance or the unmarked one we towed all the bikes here with? I think I can unhook the trailer faster than the other guys could get here."
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:12 AM   #3
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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Cool! Good to see a Baggy in there amongst the DRZ's and hail to the Dude on the CB750 for being on the trip with the SMs! Being a SM junkie, I am glad to see a thread with them showcased.
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