Archive for the 'Motorcycling' Category


Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

A am planning some spring trips and wondered what the temperature averages are for select destinations. I am a junkie but beyond “next month” the information I needed isnt’ there – or at least I cannot find it. Turning to Google I found Weatherbase which lets me find the normal mix of data (average, […]

Motorcycle Windshields

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The 10″ windshield on my Tsakayu fairing is perfectly sized until I put on a helmet. Even with lowers on the forks and engine guards the buffeting feels like someone is playing the bongos on my head at interstate speeds. After doing a lot of reading on the aerodynamics involved I grabbed a set of […]


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

About the only time I’m not found wearing boots is at work in the cooler months and at Church. So that my well over 10 year old Danner’s finally surrendered was no surprise. I’d been looking at different boots this past year anyway so what an opportunity to pick something different. I started looking specifically […]

PMS Therapy

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Saturday may not have been a terribly pretty day but it had one thing going for it, 50 degrees. As I have a laundry list of maintenance items to do before ridign season it seemed a good day to work on the head bearing. If the adjustment works I’m not taking the entire front end […]

Open Road

Thursday, December 31st, 2009


Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Winter is officially a couple days away yet and already I’m getting nostalgic… about November. Though Winter has its sunsets and other pleasantries It’s still winter I’d rather have more of this And maybe a little more of this, too… It’s going to be a long winter…

It’s October

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I’m looking at the extended 10 day forecast and there are already 30’s in the overnight lows and 40’s in the highs. So depressing….

Tire clearance

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

The rear tire on the bike continued to rub on the drive shaft cover so I finally broke down last night and decided to fix it once and for all. Jacked it up and tied it down, taped off the cover where the rub was. Then removed exhaust and rear wheel. I could see a […]

3k on the “Darkside”

Friday, August 28th, 2009

A spill over from my work life is that for most anything I try I formulate an actual test plan first and establish what the objective is, and what must happen or what indicates that the objective has been met. My testing a car tire on the back of my Honda VTX is no different. […]

New kid on the block

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Check out the new Roehr superbike, looks sharp and more importantly… fast! Wonder how it’ll stack up against a Buel 1125 or 12R.