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JC Whitney motorcycle hard case review

JC Whitney motorcycle hard case review

I install and review the JC Whitney knock-off of the Givi E360 hard cases.

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Raider assigned to new basestar

Raider assigned to new basestar

Nearly seven months after acquiring a 2004 BMW R1150R motorcycle, I’ve reassigned “Raider” to a new home. I was always put in a tough position: if I rode the BMW, my FZ6 sat idle. If I rode the FZ6, the BMW was left waiting in the driveway. My Honda is a project / scoot around […]

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2004 Yamaha FZ6 touring screen review

2004 Yamaha FZ6 touring screen review

Yes, my most exciting and rewarding times on a motorcycle are blasting around twisty corners and challenging myself to make a perfect turn. However, the vast majority of my “saddle time” is spent on the highway. Bull’s-eying womprats in Begger’s Canyon back home — I mean, passing tractor trailers on I-95 — can kick up […]

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Tomax and Xamot

Tomax and Xamot

It makes me happy to commute to work on a motorcycle instead of driving my car. Well, let’s say it makes me happier. However, when you spend five to six hours a week navigating highway traffic, sometimes the last thing you want to do is hop back on a bike during the weekend. It is […]

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What do you do with your step-son’s motorcycle?

What do you do with your step-son’s motorcycle?

Ride the shit out of it!! My step-father was in town for part of the holiday, and we got a chance to ride in the 70°F weather. He rode Cylon, my 2005 Yamaha FZ6 for awhile, I was on Raider, my 2004 BMW R1150R. We switched later in the day, and he definitely preferred the […]

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My riding to work streak is broken.
By September 25, 20080 Comments Read More →

My riding to work streak is broken.

I never thought I would be this disappointed to drive my Mazdaspeed3, but it’s true. I have to break my motorcycling streak in order to take Kaylee in for a 12,000 mile service. The streak was 39 work days in a row, almost two months of working! I don’t know what’s more impressive: riding to […]

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Motorcycle personality test

Motorcycle personality test

Everyone loves quizzes, and this one should be fun for most of my Gibberish readers. Most of you ride, or are the types of people who would ride. So, give the motorcycle personality test on Hello Quizzy a shot. Thanks to segue00 on the FZ6 sportbikes.net forum for linking this over the weekend. I was: […]

Hanna: rock me like a hurricane?

Hanna: rock me like a hurricane?

Today will be the twenty-third day in a row I ride my motorcycle to work. Not a bad streak, eh? There’s only one problem: tropical storm Hanna is expected to hit my area sometime this evening. With weather prediction being as flaky as it is, that could mean it could show up early while I […]

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Sunday ride: bikes on a boat

Sunday ride: bikes on a boat

Meeting a friend for a cup of coffee turns into over two hundred miles by motorcycle … and ferry.

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Well, that was cold.

Well, that was cold.

Just got back from riding around a bit and visiting my friends Bond and Donut. I was zipped up in my lined textile jacket, lined textile pants, Sidi waterproof boots, and my trusty Held Ninja gloves. I cruised the twenty-some miles up the highway to see them. It was a little chilly on the way […]

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