Tag Archives: Scrambler

Bonneville to Scrambler in 145 Easy Steps: Part 2 (of 3).

If you’re a regular follower of this blog you may have read Part 1 of this trilogy, and if you’re not, I recommend you go back and read that before continuing here. The main reason for that request is the … Continue reading

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Are Scramblers Just a Fad?

Two years ago last July, I made the jump to a “new” motorcycle, something I thought would become the best pathway to new adventures, be it on-road or off. Conventional wisdom suggests that the portly Triumph Bonneville, dressed in throw-back … Continue reading

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Ride Your Motorcycle Every Day: Reflections on 365 Days in the Saddle

“While not inevitable, between work, the fact I only own one motorcycle, and the impending weather in the coming weeks, failure this year is pretty likely. Despite that… it belongs on the Moto Bucket List, whether I make it this … Continue reading

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Ducati Scrambler: First Impressions of the 1100 Sport and 800 Cafe Racer

My Buddy Andy recently took a spin on two of Ducati’s hot new Scramblers. Check out his first impressions of these new Red Headed Italian Supermodels. 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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Triumph Scrambler Project: Off-road Rally Planning

Per my recent comments about plans for 2018, I am chomping at the bit to take off-road riding up another notch next year. I full well expected to spend more time in Shawnee State Forest and Red River Gorge this … Continue reading

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Goals for 2018: Updating the Moto Bucket List

It’s that time of the year again, Thanksgiving was just two weeks back and Christmas will be here before you know it. This is that time of year that the snowflakes start falling and I start planning for next year’s … Continue reading

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Red River Scramble: Where to Ride

The Red River Scramble “Meetup” is just a few days away now. Per my comments, I’ll be at Miguel’s Pizza Saturday morning (7/22/17) for breakfast, from there I’ll direct folks to the type of riding they’re looking for, and I expect … Continue reading

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Triumph Scrambler Project: Stage 2 Upgrades

Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire After wearing out the Shinko 705 rear tire last fall, I decided to upgrade to the Heidenau K60 Scout. My initial plan was to outfit the bike to ride gravel and dirt throughout the winter … Continue reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show: Chicago Highlights

This is my fourth year attending the Progressive International Motorcycle show and 2nd in Chicago. This year, a buddy of mine that has since moved away wanted to try to catch a show, so we met up in Indy for … Continue reading

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