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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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I finally dropped a motorcycle – Gravity 1, Raider 0

I finally dropped a motorcycle – Gravity 1, Raider 0

Well, after over three years of motorcycling, I finally dropped a bike. My R1150R doesn’t have a choke, but it has an ignition helper doo-dad that is used to help the motorcycle start on cold days like today. You pull that doo-dad up and start the bike. I always leave my bikes in first gear […]

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By your command: My 2004 BMW R1150R
By September 29, 200812 Comments Read More →

By your command: My 2004 BMW R1150R

I traded in my 2002 BMW K1200LTE touring bike for a 2004 BMW R1150R roadster. Part beauty, part brawn, this might be a near-perfect bike for me. First impressions inside.

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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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IMC BHS10 headset intercom system for a 2002 BMW K1200 LT reviewed

IMC BHS10 headset intercom system for a 2002 BMW K1200 LT reviewed

I try out the IMC BHS10 intercom system for my 2002 BMW K1200 LT motorcycle after being told by a retailer that it was compatible for my bike. They were wrong.

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I got blown.

I got blown.

Around. On my trip, that is. After waffling on whether or not to take my motorcycle, and if I should wear my textile or leather gear, I wound up jumping on my bike in the rain and heading down to Savannah, Georgia for the weekend. I’ve said this before: good gear, and the right gear, […]

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The Incredible Shrinking Raptor

The Incredible Shrinking Raptor

A 900-pound motorcycle seems a little smaller every time DrFaulken takes a ride.

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Raptor vs Flying Rat

Raptor vs Flying Rat

DrFaulken and his BMW K 1200 LT motorcycle take on pigeon guts in a winner-take-all highway battle royale.

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Help me name my new motorcycle

Help me name my new motorcycle

I named my FZ6 “Cylon” after the one-eyed, emotionless killing machines from Battlestar Galactica. Now that I have my BMW K1200LT I need to name it. I’d like to keep with the BSG theme, and as such have two ideas for a name. Tags: k1200

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The two-wheeled couch.

The two-wheeled couch.

I love, love, love Cylon, my FZ6. He’s a great all purpose sport standard, with an upright seating position but sportbike handling and technology. Despite being good at everything, there are just a few things he isn’t great at. I took a few 1000+ mile trips last year, and while I didn’t have a problem […]

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