Dale Franks

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

Letting it Out a Bit

Now that I have more than 500 miles on my Sporty, I’ve started to let the Dogs of War slip out a little bit. I took her over 60MPH for the first time today.

On the way to work, I kept taking her up to 65MPH, then dropping the throttle… Continue reading

Buyer’s Remorse Resolved

I went to the dealership this afternoon after work. I looked at a lot of bikes. And when I did, I realized that, for the money, the 1200C is really all the bike I need. I’m not gonna make highway trips. I’m really only going to use it around town,… Continue reading

Buyer’s Remorse

I love my sporty, but when I went into the dealership today for a quick trip, I took another look at the Dynas. Man, the more I think about it, the more I wish I’d bought one. Or, more precisely, wish I could’ve bought one. I had enough money to… Continue reading

Road King Irks Me

So, I’m driving through Temecula, CA, today, going to my mom’s house to celebrate my grandmother’s 89th birthday.

Since I got the bike on Monday, I’ve put about 450 miles on it, so I’m about halfway through the break-in period.

I stop at a light, and a guy in a… Continue reading

Mother Doesn’t Freak Out

Well, I rode up to my Mom’s house in Menifee, and surprisingly, she didn’t freak out about the bike. Oh, she wasn’t happy, to be sure, but I guess she figures she can’t really do anything about it. Which she can’t. So there’s no need to have a cow.

I… Continue reading

I’m Street-Legal

I must say, the MSF people are really on the ball. Today, I got my completion certificate in the mail. After work, I went over to the DMV, and got the full M1 endorsement to my driver’s license. I may now ride at any time, on any public road, and… Continue reading

Tomorrow’s the Big Day

I get to take my first daily commute ride tomorrow. Since I got the bike on Monday, I’ve been on it for about 4 hours, and gone through one tank of gas. Yesterday, I met up with a friend from work, and we drove off to Temecula for, of all… Continue reading

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