Your Sport Touring Motorbike Fix

Feb 7, 2022CommentShare

Number 28 (P2)

Listen in as Maggie Dean chats with Madison area superbike racer Sam Kok about all things track. Music by Otis McDonald. Download our feed here.

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The Gist

Robin is readying for the 2022 motorcycle tour season. Travis has an eggnog recipe that'll sedate a small horse. Tim is officially married!

Maggie Dean picks up where her interview with Sam Kok left off. Sam, a road racer from Madison Wisconsin, shares details about obtaining a motorcycle race license along with tales from his 2021 season. He also hints at a new interest in trail riding to keep his two-wheeled experience fresh.

There weren't any listener questions this round, so we hope you'll reach out with a challenge!

Announce, Acknowledge & Correct

Wanna see everything we do to record a podcast? There's a lot of configuration and fiddling involved beforehand. Let's not even get into what Robin faces during production / post-production.

Guest Interview

Sam Kok #28

In a previous episode, Sam Kok introduces us to the world of motorcycle racing via his early 2021 season. With the entire year in tow, he now explains what anyone interested in obtaining their race license might expect. One specific event stands tall in his memory, where he shared both his bike and the race course with a friend.

Updated Site Features And Developments

Robin has two mountains to climb (members area stuff) followed by a handful of foothills. We think it'll take anywhere between one month and thirty-seven years to finish, give or take. Stay tuned.

Model Focus

Triumph Tiger 660

Continuing Triumph's undeniable success with with their 3-cylinder platform, the balanced tuning of their new Tiger 660 proves to be flawlessly smooth. Slap on a pair of Showa 41mm upside down separate function cartridge forks and you've got 150mm of seriously absorbent wheel travel. This, folks, is a forgiving street machine.

Kit We're "Blatantly Pushing You To Buy"

New Kit

Ohlins YA 419 Shock Absorber (Street/Roadracing Ya 419 Ya 419)

All Ohlins shock absorbers are developed from the knowledge and experience of top factory race teams around the world. Superior construction, superior materials and superior engineering skills give you the best-quality shock on the market. Shock body is precision-drawn steel with aluminum shock reservoir; race shocks feature lightweight, high-strength aluminum shock bodies. Stainless steel braided PTFE hose used with all remote reservoir shocks. Springs are chrome silicone

Listener Questions

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Did We Miss Anything?

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