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The Mysterious Disappearance of a Givi E55 Top Case Cover

The Mysterious Disappearance of a Givi E55 Top Case Cover

Over four years ago I wrote about the enormous Givi E55 top case I run on my 2009 FJR 1300. It’s carried tons of cargo all over the country, and enables me to commute to work. Yesterday I noticed that the top shiny plastic cover of the top case was missing. I have no idea […]

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Anticipating Lane Incursions

Anticipating Lane Incursions

I demonstrate how situational awareness and the principles of the OODA loop (observe, orient, decide, act) helped me avoid an incident on my motorcycle — and many others.

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Everything is Epic on a Motorcycle

Everything is Epic on a Motorcycle

I used to ride my motorcycle everywhere. I didn’t own a car for the last year and a half I lived in Virginia, and before that I hardly drove my MazdaSpeed 3. Since moving to Minnesota my riding has declined, to the point where I haven’t ridden my Yamaha FJR1300 since October of 2012. One […]

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Five Years of Motorcycling

Five Years of Motorcycling

Last Saturday marked my fifth year of riding a motorcycle. Riding is something that I had wanted to do for a very long time. I either lived in an area that would be statistically more dangerous to start riding in (Washington D.C. metro, for example), or didn’t have enough money to spend on a motorcycle […]

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Real Time Industries Reflective Stickers for Yamaha FJR Saddlebags Review
By September 16, 20103 Comments Read More →

Real Time Industries Reflective Stickers for Yamaha FJR Saddlebags Review

I normally try to blend in, but safe motorcycle riding involves being seen. These retroreflective custom-cut high visibility stickers made by Real Time Industries go a long way to increasing visibility from the rear of my Yamaha FJR 1300.

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Tybee Island Ars Technica Meet Part 1

Tybee Island Ars Technica Meet Part 1

Our trip started at 8:45 Friday morning when we headed out for our friends’s house in Tybee Island, Georgia. As usual, Sedagive? was an excellent motorcycle passenger and the 500 mile ride passed by without incident. Here are some photos and thoughts from the first few days of our trip. Tags: ars technica, fjr1300a, tybee […]

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I Log 10,000 Miles on my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

I Log 10,000 Miles on my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

Ten months ago I purchased Apollo, my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. Ten thousand miles later, I have a few thoughts on what has been an almost perfect motorcycle for me. Tags: fjr1300a, winter miles, yamaha

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Getting My Wings Back

Getting My Wings Back

I rode my motorcycle to work for eight consecutive months last year. I was hoping to ride a little later into the season last year and start a little earlier this year. My 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A is more suited for all-year riding, thanks to its full faring and tall, adjustable windshield. Unfortunately we had some […]

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Shadowing my past
By September 14, 20091 Comments Read More →

Shadowing my past

I sold my first motorcycle, a 2005 Yamaha FZ6, to my friend and co-worker Rocky almost a month ago. He has ridden it to work a fair amount, and it is nice to see Cylon in the parking lot. On Saturday, Rocky asked if I wanted to accompany him to Charlottesville. He needed to get […]

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Apollo has a drip

Apollo has a drip

Went riding with Tomax and Left Turn today. We made our last stop for some coffee, and Left Turn of them says “what’s that leaking on your bike?” Uh oh. There is some sort of oil (or oil-like) fluid seeping around one of the hoses on my bike. The leak is very very slow, and […]

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