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On Two Wheels Again

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

My Dream Sports-Tourer?

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

Perspective changes

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

Holidays are Over

Well, the holidays are finally over, family obligations have been met,and  my schedule is settling back down. I guess it’s back to motorcycle blogging again.


Blogging has been on hiatus lately, due to the press of my schedule.  I’m setting up a new business, among other things, and so recreational blogging has had to take a back seat.  I’m sure I will be back to blogging again very soon, but things are a… Continue reading

But it’s a dry heat!

The ambient air temperature on my ride home was 109°F according to the thermometer on my FJR this afternoon.  My commute home felt like I was riding through a blow drier. I’ve had more fun rides, believe me.

I’m exhausted

In the past three days, I’ve had to work 14 hours a day on a video project I was assigned.  It’s been a nightmare.  I’m punchy from lack of sleep.  Thank goodness, the weekend’s over, and I can go back to a normal workday tomorrow.

Back to the Old Grind…

Vacation is over, so it’s back to our regularly scheduled motoblogging.

This vacation was a cruise to Mexico. I mention this because it was interesting to see the differences in the motorcycling communities in other countries.

Mexico is definitely NOT a sportbike or cruiser environment.  I saw exactly one… Continue reading

It’s that time again…

Blogging has been light so far this week.  Alas, it’s gonna get a lot lighter over the next week, as I take a vacation cruise.  I’ll be returning to motorcycle blogging after Labor Day.  I may sill blog some over the next day or two, but if not, you’ll know why.

Puppies Prevent Blogging

Jebus Cripes.  The 10 puppies we’ve been taking care of have essentially killed my private life.  That’s why my blogging has disappeared for the past 6 weeks.

First, it was hand-feeding every two hours.  Then it was constant poo-cleaning, and pee-mopping.  Between work, running my… Continue reading

Why the Light Blogging?

Well, two reasons are responsible for my shameful blog output since the holidays.  One is that my business has picked up quite a lot and I’m just slammed with work.  The other is that my Cane Corso, Contessa, dropped a litter of 10 puppies.

Unless you’ve done… Continue reading

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