1976 Honda CB550 Four, with 18,000 miles. It’s gorgeous, and making me think about learning how to ride.
If you’re wondering if the weird thing that seems to be going on with the engine is going on, well, it is.
Pictured is the bike I rode today. A 1200 Sportster. My mom bought it and is getting back into riding after a 20 year hiatus. She didn’t feel comfortable driving it the 45 min back so I did the honors.
Scooter weather is finally really here. I haven’t had a chance to ride it since I got it ready for the season nearly two months ago. Today I took it on a small grocery store again. It felt good to get back on this silly thing again.
I returned yesterday from a 5 day and 2150 mile motorcycle camping trip to the Ozark Mountains. Rather than re-post everything here, I’ll just provide the link to the ride report I did over on advrider.com if you’re interested.
Thought I’d share a video from my first motorcycle track day! Come stare at my butt for eleven whole minutes! I took a two class at Mid-Ohio sports car course and I can’t recommend it enough!
Raleigh Talus 2.
Rather than buying some cheap car to run in replacement of my Fiat 500, I decided to buy another bike. It’s a 2017 Suzuki SV650. (background, I got rid of my Royal Enfield earlier this year and have been pining for another bike sooooo muchhhhh)
So, my wife gets to drive her new F-150, and I get to join the motorcycle…
I’m hooked, first motorcycle trackday was amazing!
Planning a trip to the Ozarks on my VTX over Memorial Day. Anybody have tips on where to ride, what to see, or what to eat while I’m down there?
Fresh from Ebay and lovingly wrapped in an extra small Abercrombie & Fitch sweater! What could it be!?!?
Watch it online on YouTube below.
After a good six months plus, I finally got to take the scooter for a ride tonight!
Work sucks. It’s been a hellishly busy and stressful couple of months at work, and it’s not getting better any time soon. Since I’ve been absent for a while, in lieu of my regular shitposting about Dogmeat and overpowered station wagons, here’s some long overdue impressions about this:
I brought home Ruby, my 2007 Suzuki SV650, exactly one year ago! It really is a wonderful jack-of-all-trades motorcycle. I’ve already signed up for a track day and working on a return to the Tail of the Dragon. I’m also of thinking about exploring the upper peninsula of Michigan. Just need to figure out where to go…
It’s interesting. Daft Punk-ish.
Heavily modified Honda Helix - custom streamlined bodywork, tweaks to the riding position, taller gearing to enable lower engine RPM at high speeds. Craig Vetter claims 80-90 mpg at 70 mph (and that might be into a 30 mph headwind), with better results from Kawasaki Ninja 250s with similar fairings.
A few months ago I wrote about my father’s bike, a 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 LTD. That story got some views, so I thought an update would be fun.