End of the 2022 Adventure Tour


Time for Mike to head home to Rapid City, blerg. It rained hard early in the morning and there was talk of skipping the ride over Buffalo pass in favor of taking the highway. But after breakfast it seemed manageable so we geared up and hit the trail. The conditions were better than expected and soon we were over the…

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Installing the SDS Aero Sealed Induction Tube Kit


I performed the Savvy Induction leak test last month and everything was looking good but I decided to be proactive and upgrade my induction tube flanges. Vic Syracuse recommends replacing the induction gaskets at 300 hours and seeing as I’m at 220 the time seemed right. SDS Aero out of Canada has a great kit the replaced the crappy paper…

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Finally, balancing the propellor


With the paint on and my local mechanic finally harassed enough to squeeze me into his busy schedule, it was propellor balancing day! I took a quick flight to warm everything up and then removed the cowling. After John got his equipment setup we made the first run to see how far off it would be, I was a bit…

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Hahn’s Peak Lake Catching


Whelp I will admit I had zero hopes of catching any fish and when my step-father asked if I had a smaller cooler I rolled my eyes. But nevertheless looking for a nice day outside I was game for some fishing. Once we got setup and threw our lines out I fell into the typical cast, reel, repeat with no…

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