Dale Franks

I write stuff. A lot of it is about cars and motorcycles.

Still No Bike

Yeah, it’s still in the shop.

On Friday, they replaced the oil pump, then ran the engine for a while, and set it on some cardboard to be sure it didn’t leak. Unfortunately it was still leaking. So they had to crack her open again, and this time found a… Continue reading

No Bike

For a couple of days, it’s back to the truck for me. I noticed the bike had developed an oil leak, So I called to see if I could get it into the shop.

Biggs Harley couldn’t schedule an appointment for me until 12 September. I called San Diego Harley,… Continue reading

Ride Like a Pro DVD

I got the Ride Like a Pro IV DVD a few days ago, and watched it that evening. It’s a pretty good instructional DVD.

First, though, a negative point. Cops are not funny. If they were, we’d pay them to make us laugh. That isn’t what we pay them to… Continue reading

Turn, Turn, Turn

Well, it’s been nine days since I made an entry, here, thanks to the press of other business. I suppose I should catch everyone up.

After dropping the bike, then having to wait a few days to heal up a bit before getting back on, I found that I was… Continue reading

Back in the Saddle!

My arm felt well enough to ride the bike today. It still twinges a little bit when I twist my wrist in a certain way, but other than that, I can grip the clutch level with no problem, and steer the bike properly. It felt great to take the bike… Continue reading

A Jones Worse than China White

My wrist is in a brace still from my fall Friday, so I had to drive the truck to work today.

Hated it.

I can’t wait to get back on the bike and ride. Once you get bitten by this motorcycle bug, it really grabs ahold of you.

Dropped It

Well, I guess it had to happen sometime. I dropped the bike, and sprained my wrist in the process.

I was in a parking lot–again–and was turning into a parking space at a very slow speed. Too slow, i guess, because, without any warning, the bike just low-sided me. My… Continue reading

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