Today is Labor day here in the US. Yay! The final component to my attempted Kawasaki Vulcan S "tourer" conversion, an Airhawk REV-B Cruiser Large seat cushion arrived today. I'm reading that Covid numbers are headed in the right direction, although the holiday weekend was sure to bring out moronic revelers who will assuredly push the numbers in the wrong direction once again. Talked to a good friend on the phone who just bought another used motorcycle. I'm jealous, and yes,
I'd been motorcycle camping before, but never motorcycle fishing. So when the forecast called for a high of only 88-degrees for today, I thought it was a good a time to load up the Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 and give it a try. I hit up a private lake, about 30 miles from the hacienda, which was known to hold some decent bass a number of years ago, but hasn't been fished in quite a while, so what could be pulled out of the 96 acre "tank" was a mystery. To add a little excitement, a
Living the dream, a man is riding a motorcycle down the Pacific Coast Highway. Suddenly, clouds start to form overhead and he pulls over. Out of nowhere he hears a booming voice from above: "My son, you have lived a life of virtue, and I am proud of you. Ask anything of me and I will grant it."
Astounded, the man thinks a minute then says: "Well I wish I could ride my bike to Hawaii. I wish there was a bridge from California so I could ride there."
There was a pause and t
For almost three years I've been attempting to turn my Kawasaki Vulcan S into a long(er) range touring bike. Engine guard with highway pegs, floorboards, Corbin seat, rider backrest, rear fender rack, GPS, hard bags and a tank bag have all been installed and are doing an admirable job. There's just one fly in the ointment however. About 50% of the time on rides of 35 miles plus, the ol' butt just goes numb. A bit painful really. I'll be sending the Corbin seat in shortly fo
Today was a good day. I'm making steady progress readying for the Big Ride to Kansas and parts unknown. I discovered the Evel Knievel and two motorcycle museums that are a definite must-visit, and a few other places I need to research a bit more. Thinking now about doing a bit more Ozark riding that I had originally planned, but we'll see. As I'm unable to get the Corbin seat modified before I depart I ended up ordering an Airhawk cushion for the Vulcan S. Got a REV-B Cruise
I've long wanted a Triumph Thunderbird LT. Last month I found a "very affordable" Triumph Thunderbird LT. Excellent condition. Priced at $5,500 and $1,500 under retail book value. Local. The bike is everything I want. Super comfortable riding position and seat, great power, ABS brakes, configured for touring, low miles, and 100 lbs. lighter than anything else in its class. After a month of wishing I could afford the thing decided to pull the trigger and then immediately put
The predecessor to this upcoming YouTube video is doing okay (okay for my lil' ol' channel anyhow) with about 90 views a day, so I thought I'd toss up another in the near future. The five stars of the show should be: 1) Motorcycle chain brush 2) Rear fender or seat bungee-style cargo net 3) Blind spot mirrors 4) Protective gel tank pad 5) Motorcycle chain brushbungee-style cargo net All five are readily available and are under $10. If you've ideas for future must-haves under
I've often wondered why many American motorcycle owners (read Harley owners) disparage all foreign made two-wheelers with British bikes being the primary exception. What is it about British-made bikes that evade your typical Harley rider's wrath, while the bikes constantly sit in their cross-hairs? They do have class, panache and even some "style," but don't some other bikes have these as well? Over a Mexican Coke and breakfast taco, this topic came up about a year ago befor
My beard hovers around twelve millimeters in length. I know this because my trimmer attachment reads 12mm. When trimming my beard this attachment is in place. When trimming my neckline, etc., it's removed, leaving the un-governed hair-mowing blades to do their thing. As I trim my neckline more frequently than trimming my beard, the attachment is often left off the trimmer. Many times I've thought how funny it would be if I grabbed the attachment-less trimmer (before completel
Ahh... The smell of that little pine tree shaped air-freshener. You know, the one that reminds you you're riding in a beater or you should have stopped smoking years ago? Famous for inhabiting convenience store check-outs, our little *ahem* fresh-smelling friends are billed as having an effective half-life of seven weeks swinging from a rear-view mirror. In a scene straight out of "Repo Man," I was gassing up the Vulcan S a few days ago and discovered a treasure trove of thes