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Familiarity breeds … familiarity.

Familiarity breeds … familiarity.

New things that sparkle can lose their luster with time. I have experienced this first-hand among many things. Friendships, movies, jobs, electronic doodads, cars. Once the Honeymoon phase was over for something I started to see its flaws. Sometimes I just became used to something, and the gee-whiz faded into “ho hum.” But sometimes, just […]

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Cylon raider back on patrol

Cylon raider back on patrol

I had to ground Cylon after riding my rear tire bald. He’s been upgraded to flight status after nearly a month of being out of commission, and I didn’t realize how much I missed riding until I got him back today. Tags: fz6

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I guess I have been riding a fair amount.

I guess I have been riding a fair amount.

So, I was checking out my motorcycle today and noticed this on the back tire: Tags: fz6

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Happy (belated) birthday, Cylon!

Happy (belated) birthday, Cylon!

Two years and two weeks ago an almost completely novice and very nervous DrFaulken brought home Cylon, my brand-new 2005 Yamaha FZ6. I survived a guy stepping out in front of me and highway traffic my first day and have never looked back. I’ve said this to a few of you in person, but motorcycling […]

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Peg leg

Peg leg

Almost every motorcycle has special nubs on the rider footpegs. These feelers are made out of metal, and have a round ball at the bottom. The purpose of the feeler is to let you know when you are leaning the bike too far. Really advanced riders unscrew the feelers so they can push the limit […]

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GIVI PL351 side case rack installation instructions

GIVI PL351 side case rack installation instructions

After installing the GIVI FZ351 top rack I installed the side racks required to carry my saddlebags. The side rack was in some ways easier than the top rack (all of the pieces fit without the use of a mallet, for example), but in some ways more frustrating. The clips that hold the turn signals […]

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How to Install Memory Foam In a 2005 Yamaha FZ6 Motorcycle Seat

How to Install Memory Foam In a 2005 Yamaha FZ6 Motorcycle Seat

I install some memory foam in my 2005 Yamaha FZ6 seat to save my butt from going numb.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CYLON!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CYLON!

Well, I’m three days late, but I know he’ll forgive me because we were out riding. I’ve owned my FZ6 for a year now, and despite all the warnings of concerned riders, friends, mothers, Arsians, and naysayers everywhere I have yet to drop the bike or get in a wreck. I’ve put almost 8,000 miles […]

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How to Install a GIVI Side Case Bracket on a 2005 Yamaha FZ6

How to Install a GIVI Side Case Bracket on a 2005 Yamaha FZ6

Introduction This tutorial deals with installing the PL351 GIVI side case rack onto a 2005 Yamaha FZ6. These instructions should also suffice for 2004 and 2006 models, as they seem to be identical except for color variations. These instructions are not a substitute for the official GIVI instructions. They should be used as a supplement. […]

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Miata
By September 14, 20060 Comments Read More →

Miata

No, not the Mazda car of the same name, but the same feeling: miata is a Japanese expression of the union between horse and rider. I’m going to need a whole lotta miata when I make my trip up to central New York in less than two weeks. It’s a projected ten hours or more […]

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