Review the Tape, Evaluate, Improve

With the first track day of the year under my belt it’s now time to start looking at what I could have done better and make the next track day an even bigger success.   This will be done over the next month or so and I will use pictures, video, and even tire inspection to figure out what I could have done better.   Much like a football team reviews tape and prepares for their next game.

Here at EXAIR we offer a service which is similar to this style of review.  The EXAIR Efficiency Lab will let you send in your blowoff device and we will run it through the paces to find an intelligent compressed air product that will perform better than the previous method.  This is a free service that we offer to any and all customers.  Not only will we tell you what your unit is consuming and possibly costing you to operate but we will show you which of our products will perform the same and how much air and money you will save.   The best part is it’s all for free.

If you have an application that you are trying to improve, let us know and we’ll get you the information to send a test piece in to the EXAIR Efficiency Lab.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

Weekend Warriors

I know everyone has that list (that hangs somewhere in your house or in your head) of things that need to get done.  Something that has jumped to the top of my list to get done this weekend is installing an electronic brake controller on my brother’s 2009 Chevy Silverado.  Along with race prepping the bike for the final track day of the year.  (It’s ok if you cry.  It’s a sad time of year when we don’t get to ride anymore.)

While I am no stranger to electronics in vehicles through my experience as a MECP Installer, I am always a little hesitant to deal with the electronics which handle the brakes for the vehicle.  So I checked out all the installation instructions and wiring diagrams and found an easy “How To” video that will help me to install the unit.

Then once the unit is installed I will have to test drive with the race trailer empty just to ensure the trailer brakes are in fact working and something like below doesn’t happen.

As long as everything is good then next weekend my friends and I will be on our last trip to Putnam for the year and we will hopefully all be coming back with our MCRA Race License.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

It’s Still Winter :(

In case you haven’t realized it lately it is still Winter.  Here in Cincinnati, OH we see all four seasons at their best.  We get the Spring showers, heat and humidity in the Summer, nice crisp Fall mornings, and even the snow and ice in Winter.  Now, I understand there are places that receive a considerable amount more snow than us each year but, I don’t think I would want to live where they see snow as often as Bigfoot.  I am however, ready to be done with what is in the picture below.

This picture was taken around 3:00 PM EST yesterday, 1/20/2011.  It then continued to snow through the evening and drop to single digits so ice formed everywhere.

This Winter has turned into a rather long one for me.  It seems every time I step foot into my garage my motorcycle starts to taunt me.  It’s currently sitting up on two race stands with a full tank of gas and battery charger just waiting for the ground to thaw.  Unfortunately I don’t see that happening anytime soon. What I want is in the video below.

I want to be back on the track in weather that is just warm enough the tires are nice and sticky and the bikes are sucking in the cool air then shooting it out as hot exhaust fumes.

So this is my statement to Mother Nature, Jack Frost, or anyone else in charge of this white, cold, crippling powder.

Please go away soon.   While I do love getting snow, I want to ride.  At least give me 50 degrees and clear roads.  That’s all I ask.  But not before this weekend, I still have to take the little one for her first sled ride.

Sincerely,

Brian Farno
Application Engineer, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Cool Dad
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
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2008 SV650 w/ too many upgrades to list.