I promised pics of the "garage". here they are, better late than never:
No work updates on the 450, still need to get a new crankcase. I'm still slacking on my mechanics class but I'll catch up soon, it's winter. There isn't much else to do. Man, I wish my bike ran and had some ice racing tires. It would be kick ass to ride to work in all this unplowed snow. I wouldn't cry if I had a Ural Gear-Up, cruise to work on that bad boy w/it's 2wheel drive and Russian Camo. One day I'll own one, I don't care if they top out at 60mph and are very touchy bikes. Worth every penny in my book. But I don't have enough pennies for a new $6k motorcycle, I don't even have enough for a crankcase. After Christmas, I'll be picking one up and getting to work on the 450.
Still trying to decide on a helmet and I think I'm gonna go with the Simpson GS3-MX. I know it's a DS helmet and it's not the best for pure street riding but it has a good rating and looks badass. Going with the white shell, amber lens and maybe a clear for night riding. Anyone have experience with amber shields at night? I know the color can enhance vision in low light, I used the same color goggles for paintball. Why am I asking people questions? I don't think anyone reads this. Do me a favor, if you've stumbled across this page and for some reason, keep reading it, drop me a comment. Even if no one replies, I'll still continue to write in there so I can save my friends from hearing about my bike 24-7.