So, I’ve tooled around town on the new bike. Some initial impressions below. But first, a walkaround video and some pics.
I’m keeping it very sedate while I’m breaking it in, so I haven’t pushed the engine more than a little bit. But even a little bit of pushing and… Continue reading
Yeah, I haven’t posted for 6 months. Mainly it’s because I’ve been really busy with other things. That seems to be my standard MO with this site. Post a lot for 6 months, then sort of move on to other things. Then, eventually, come back.
Well, I have a reason… Continue reading
After a tough month of a slammed schedule, I’m finally getting some room to come up for air.
If I was to tell you how packed my schedule has been this week, you’d be so bored you’d want to slit your own throat. So I won’t. But I do have time to take note of a few things.
The ATK/Hyosung GT650R I’ve been evaluating for ATK is doing… Continue reading
I’m not sure that the guys at North County House of Motorcycle;s came up with a permanent fix for my FJR’s electrical problem. I was in a parking lot this afternoon when I lost all electrical power. Fuses and battery are OK, so the problem is elsewhere. So, NCHM is… Continue reading
The Kindle e-book Version of my book, Slackernomics: Basic Economics for People Who Think Economics is Boring,is now available on Amazon’s Kindle store here.
THE BLUE AND THE GRAY
This theme was inspired by the first studio shots ever released of the Motus MST-01 sport-tourer. It also has the vertical menu system on the sidebar, instead of the horizontal one in the header.
I’m happy to announce that sometime tomorrow my book, Slackernomics, will be available on Kindle at the Amazon store for the low, low price of $3. For those who don’t know, Slackernomics is a book on basic economics for people who think economics is boring. Instead of a bunch… Continue reading
The day started out very badly. In my way in to work this morning, I stopped at Albertson’s for some snacks for the day. This Albertsons is located on the main way in to the military installation where I work. On one side of the road, it’s… Continue reading
I’ve pretty much decided what bike I want for a used 2nd bike. That’s it right over there on the left.
I want the 2009 Buell 1125R, in Arctic White, with the blue screen and wheels. I don’t want the 2010, with ugly “R” on… Continue reading
I’ve decided I need a smaller, funner motorcycle to go along with my big, fun, FJR. I’d like something that’s sporty and fun, but commute-y. I don’t want to spend a lot of money, so I’m thinking about used bikes that I can scour Craig’s List for a good deal… Continue reading
I finally got the FJR back from the service department and North County House of Motorcycles today. It turns out that it was a grounding problem in the electrical system. They found four bad grounds in the main wiring harness. Rather than replace the wiring harness, they… Continue reading
This last weekend’s crushing disappointment over having my offer for that 2005 ZZR1200 rejected and my jotting down of some motorcycle perspectives came at about the same time. Because, in considering the ZZR, I’ve been thinking about the bike I really want to have.
If I could have a dream… Continue reading
It’s funny how your perspectives change over time. I’ve noticed those changes taking place in the motorcycles I regard as desirable. That’s not an inconsequential thing for me, since I ride a motorcycle as my primary means of transportation. Whatever I get is not something that I’m going to… Continue reading
Yesterday, when I was picking up a prescription at the drive-through window at my pharmacy, my FJR died. The engine quit, and everything went dead except for the instrument panel, where every light came on, and the fuel level LCD started flashing. Turning the motor off and taking the key… Continue reading