Well, I’ve decided that I’m getting tired of riding with little earbuds to listen to my iPod or my XM unit. I either have to make the volume so loud I can’t hear the bike, or so soft, I can’t hear any bass. And it makes me feel like I’m… Continue reading
So, I’m at Biggs Harley getting the bling I talk about below installed, and I check out the motor clothes department. They are offering some really nice discounts in the motor clothes, like 45% off of leather jackets.
I decided to look for some boots for the OL. They had… Continue reading
Finally, after a two-week wait, my Kuryakin ISO Mini-Boards arrived. I took off early from work, and headed over to the dealership to have them installed. Also, after I ordered the mini-boards, I picked up the ISO grips as well, after seeing a lot of people say good things about… Continue reading
I’m really starting to hate the rain. It’s been raining for the last week here in Southern California, and I haven’t been able to ride my bike for 10 days now. I hope I haven’t forgotten how.
The poor bike has just been sitting in the garage, lonely and ignored.… Continue reading
Wow. hard to believe it’s been more than a month since I’ve posted a blog entry. Holidays were busy, I guess.
Anyway, I’ve ordered a new little upgrade for the bike. Kuryakyn ISO Wing Miniboards to replace the rider footpegs. They’re about 5″ long at the widest point on both… Continue reading
I spent about a half hour talking to a local motorcycle cop about his new ride, a BMW R1200 RT-P. It’s the new bike that all the departments here in California are switching to for their Mary units. He just raved about it.
Well, I’ve never actually seen one up… Continue reading
Being a member of the Harley Davidson forums, I see a lot of people in the various HD forums making a lot of complaints about their bikes. Now, some complaints are good ones. “I just got a new bike, and the farble shaft was incorrectly aligned,” or “I was just… Continue reading
Now that I’ve had several post-Stage I days of riding the Sporty, I have to say that it doesn’t feel like the same bike I bought in July.
It pulls hard in every gear. Grab a handful of throttle and it wants to dump you off the back. It just… Continue reading
When I decided to get back into biking, I joined the Harley Davidson forums. It’s about the biggest, unofficial forum for Harley’s around. It’s generally full of good people, and good information
But, now, I’m remembering why I left the Usenet/forums/discussion groups world a few years ago. because on… Continue reading
When the bike was stock, it sounded like it was puffing hard when I pushed it just a little bit. The engine/exhaust sounds were really high… Continue reading
Out here in California, I see these long, braided leather things hanging off handlebars. I’ve always wondered what they were. I thought they were just some sort of silly decoration, but I had no idea what, if anything, they were supposed to signify. I’ve scoffed at them as just some… Continue reading
Tonight, we went and got a helmet for Chris, and when we got home, we took our first two-up ride. It wasn’t a very long one, only about 40 minutes, but it was fun. We did both some city driving, as well as a stretch on the freeway.
Chris liked… Continue reading
There’s a first test ride report here.
They’ve redesigned the suspension, frame, gas tank, changed the tires, moved the gauges… Continue reading
Well, it cost me almost $3,000 for parts and labor, but I’ve added all the mods I wanted to add for the Sporty. Here she is:
I added all the new stuff in one fell swoop. First, I did a complete Stage I engine upgrade. I added the Screamin’ Eagle… Continue reading