Tag Archives: Motorcycle

Why Do You Ride a Motorcycle?

Everyone rides for different reasons. For me it’s the adventure, the challenge, and the solitude. Why do you ride a motorcycle? Continue reading

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Ride Every Day: Reflections on 270 Days in the Saddle

“…I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.”   Endless Winter With snow spitting from the sky just days ago, I began thinking … Continue reading

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Triumph Scrambler Project: Stage 3 Upgrades

It’s been a while since I did an in-depth update on the status of Rosie the Scrambler. Things have fell by the wayside considering my workload at the “day job”, trying to document the Dirtster Project, and getting ready for … Continue reading

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March Moto Madness: Scrambler Adventures

Friday, March 23rd 02:54 AM I woke to the sound of my own teeth chattering. I’m not entirely sure when and for how long I actually slept. Hands exhausted from holding my sleeping bag closed with a death grip, I … Continue reading

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Triumph Scrambler Project: Removing the California Evaporative Loss Control System

While in the process of installing the stage 3 upgrades to the Triumph Scrambler project (more on that soon), I suddenly found the “Charcoal Canister” under the swingarm to be problematic. I suspected that the black cylinder hanging off the … Continue reading

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Choosing Your First Motorcycle: Questions to Consider

A couple days back I caught this write-up from Chris Cope where a prospective rider “wrote-in” asking for advice about purchasing a given bike as a first motorcycle. That article, combined with a series of other works from Lemmy and … Continue reading

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Harley Dirtster Project: Planning

Way back in the days of Lola the Speedmaster, my buddy Jeff told me that he wanted to convert a Harley Davidson Sportster into a dirt bike. Having not yet been bit by the off-road bug, and being the (arguably) … Continue reading

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What’s a Good Motorcycle “Day Ride”?

I’m starting to feel like a good day’s ride is ten miles and not two feet further. While things have been a shade easier, Mother Nature really hasn’t let up since my recent recount of winter weather. As painful as it … Continue reading

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What do you want from Harley-Davidson?

Early this week I caught this news snippet regarding Harley-Davidson’s announcement about the closure of the Kansas City manufacturing plant. That news, while tragic, is unfortunately not particularly surprising after so many recent articles have been written about declining sales … Continue reading

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Ride Every Day: Reflections On 180 Days in the Saddle

Tuesday, July 25th, 10:46 PM After hours of farting around in the headlight bowl, I successfully spliced over a burnt connection and Rosie the Scrambler fired to life. Having sat out the previous day, the riding streak was reborn. Wednesday, … Continue reading

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