My late start to the 2022 riding season received a further delay when one of the fork seals on my 2008 Yamaha FJR 1300 started leaking on my first ride of the year. The fork rebuild proved to be one of the most frustrating and haphazard maintenance tasks I’ve tackled, but I came away from the experience with more confidence in my mechanical abilities than ever before.
With how hot it got this summer in Cleveland, Ohio, I finally found the motivation to buy a floor fan for my garage/workshop. After doing some research, I settled on Harbor Freight Tools’ Central Machinery 20 in. High Velocity Floor Fan, and I’m very pleased with my purchase.
My history with the Iron Butt Association’s SaddleSore 1000 is a bit spotty, but I finally had a mostly problem-free experience doing a 1,000 miles in 24 hours ride on July 8.
Several of the big box home improvement stores offer a version of a horizontal eight-gallon air compressor at a reasonable price. My recent purchase of one such compressor got me started on researching just how much I could do with it – without spending a fortune on tools.
After publishing the first and second stories in my Moto Friends series, I realized I was remiss in not mentioning several people who are more than worthy of inclusion. Joe Hansen I met Joe at the 2018 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship. I was covering the event for my full-time job and Joe was hired…… Continue reading More Moto Friends
This is the second half of my story about friends I’ve made through motorcycling.
During the time I worked at Iron Pony Motorsports, I saw bunch of people that I’d met through motorcycling and hadn’t spent time with since before the pandemic. That set of experiences made me realize how much motorcycling has enriched my life through the many friends and acquaintances I’ve made through it.
For my first several motorcycle tours, packing for the trip was an event unto itself. When I began doing overnight motorcycle trips regularly, I developed a method to simplify the packing process that saves time and reduces pre-trip stress.
For some, motorcycling is best practiced by hopping on a bike and leaving the driveway without a destination in mind. For those of us with full-time jobs, significant others, side hustles and the like, a little planning can help you get the most out of a riding season. For me, planning the next riding season…… Continue reading How I Plan a Riding Season
The 2021 riding season didn’t pan out the way I’d hoped, but this was year I got back on track with road riding.