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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Speaking of tires…

The rear tire on my FJR1300, well scrubbed, but with an adequate safety margin

The rear tire on my FJR1300, well scrubbed, but with an adequate safety margin

…I’ve noticed something odd when I go to the shop with my FJR.  That’s my rear tire over there.  Now, that’s not an extreme-to-the-edge wear pattern, although it does reflect some peg scraping. … Continue reading

This is odd

Here’s a picture of an Erik Buell Racing 1190RR. As we all know, the 1190 is a pure race bike, designed solely for the track, and destined to never, ever be ridden on the street.

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Erik Buell Racing 1190RR, inexplicably fitted out with turn signals and license plate holder.

That’s… Continue reading

iBike?

BMW iPhone App

BMW iPhone App

BMW always touts their 200,ooo-mile reliability (final drive issues notwithstanding).  But sometimes, even the most reliable bike has a problem.  And if you’re in a small town in the middle of nowhere–especially on a bike where dealers who can service it are few and far… Continue reading

ATK is almost ready for the showroom

I’ve received some new pictures of the ATK-badged cruiser and Sportbike that the Utah-based company is getting ready to put on the showroom floors of some select Harley-Davidson dealers.

ATK Cruiser

ATK Cruiser

ATK Sportbike

ATK Sportbike

Both of the bikes will come in 250cc and 650cc configurations.

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Bashing Harley

Look, I have no animosity towards Harley-Davidson.  But funny is funny, and this video below…well, that’s just some funny stuff, there. Obviously, the Buell fans still feel a little miffed.

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