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What five motorcycles would I like to own in 2019

Very few motorcycles have caught my attention lately. The ones that do call my attention are the ones that are breaking old molds, venturing in new terrain, such as the Indian FTR 1200, inspired on flat track racing bikes.  This … Continue reading

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My 1967 Jeepster Commando

I’ve been looking for a while for the ideal vehicle for running my weekend, in town errands during the summer.  I thought about a scrambler type of motorcycle, but I’ve settled for classic 4×4’s.  They are perfect vehicles to drive … Continue reading

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2018 Updates

If you are one of the few regular readers of this blog you must be wondering what happened to my posts, as we now reach almost one year without a new post. I don’t have an answer, except that I … Continue reading

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If I had to have only one motorcycle, what would it be? (reflections on a trip to the coast)

Today, September 17th, as I’m finalizing this post, it is raining outside.  This is the first real rainfall since June, marking the end of summer in the south Willamette valley.  This post describes a motorcycle ride I’ve taken back in … Continue reading

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Going to the middle of nowhere! (A Motorcycle to have a beer with!)

I know, sentences should not end with prepositions. Would you prefer if it read “a motorcycle with whom to have a beer?” No, right?  And second, I know motorcycles are inane objects, and hence have no “soul” and no capacity … Continue reading

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A Perfect Motorcycling Sunday (The 2017 Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists Corvallis Show and Swap Meet)

I’ve been researching and writing about motorcycles for years and I’m still a newbie when it comes to general motorcycle knowledge and history.  Last weekend was perfect to remind me of how much I don’t know about motorcycles when I … Continue reading

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KTM 790 R and Yamaha T7 / 700XTZ Ténéré: Are Hardcore, Adventure-Rally Motorcycles Finally Coming to Market?

Are you ready to acquire, right off the showroom floor, a light weight, twin-cylinder, hardcore adventure motorcycle? Something that you can take on a long adventure ride but which you can also engage on a rally-style ride if you so … Continue reading

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Death Valley 2017 Edition – Getting to California

Traveling with a trailer was a new adventure for me, and I learned many things about RV’ing on this five-day trip. However, in preparing for it there was only one question that kept coming back and again, which really worried … Continue reading

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Death Valley 2017 Edition – Part 2 – Getting stuff ready for the trip

I worked on three main items to get ready for this year’s trip to the Death Valley:  got a trailer and prepared it for the trip; performed a couple of upgrades on the Honda; and a couple of upgrades on … Continue reading

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Forget about motorcycles!

Forget about motorcycles, let’s do something else for mechanical entertainment. It is not an April fool’s joke, neither a permanent decision.  It reflects, however, the need to get my lawn mower ready for the grass growing season. And why not … Continue reading

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