Further Adventures of Senor X

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
From the desk of John Burns:
Senor X did not start out with any advantages inlife. Come to think of it, it was only three years oldwhen I acquired it from some disappearedperson's storage shed, in Oregon, and it wasalready covered in corrosion and neglect. I spent alot of good hours whipping it into shape, cleaningoff the mung or at least disguising it with WD-40,and it wound up being a nice little bike, completewith a professionally-built motor with headwork,hot White Bros cam, high-compression piston,Race Tech forkage, etc. Lately, I'd meant to placeit with a loving home, but never got around to it.For about a second, I even considered abandoningit for the Motorcyclist crew to trip over and remember me by, but then I went ahead and threwit on the truck.

It took me by surprise, then, to see Mini's and Calvin's expressions when I dragged thebedraggled thing into the MO cave. 1986 doesn't seem long ago at all to me, but Mini was ninewhen Yamaha imported the SRX and Calvin was eight. They'd never seen one before (andeven if they had it would've scarcely resembled my SRX). They thought it was some sort of oldNorton or something. That is RAD dude.

I gave the kickstarter a couple of kicks, something felt more resistant than usual...

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