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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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Bridging the Gap: Silk Motorcycle Glove Liners

Bridging the Gap: Silk Motorcycle Glove Liners

I review the silk motorcycle glove liners made by Tour Master. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and help keep my hands warm during cooler temperatures.

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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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Ninja Wingman

Ninja Wingman

It’s been an unseasonably snowy winter out here in Virginia. While there have been a few days colder than my riding comfort threshold (25°F ambient), there has been snow and/or ice on the ground for the majority of the month. When the snow melts there is sand on the streets, so that makes motorcycling a […]

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Tourmaster Synergy heated motorcycle glove review

Tourmaster Synergy heated motorcycle glove review

I review the Synergy electric heated motorcycle gloves by Tourmaster. They provide just enough heat to get the job done, but I would be happier with the gloves for $50 less.

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Back in the saddle again

Back in the saddle again

Last weekend and tonight were important for one big reason: I’m getting back on schedule. I rode my motorcycles for the first time since Christmas break, and I did P90 for the first time in well over a week. Laziness has been my downfall. I could have ridden a few times during the weekends between […]

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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Still a little damp

Still a little damp

The first half of my ride home from Georgia was great. I was moving along at a good clip, and the sun was bright and shining. That is, until I got to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville seems to be the tipping point for bad motorcycle weather. On my trip down, my route south of Fayetteville […]

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October 2008 Georgia motorcycle trip report

October 2008 Georgia motorcycle trip report

As mentioned earlier, I spent four days on a motorcycle trip to see two of my friends outside of Savannah, Georgia. It’s almost five hundred highway miles, which winds up being between eight to nine hours depending on traffic, weather conditions, and the bike I’m on. My best time was on my first trip on […]

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Sweet canine justice

Sweet canine justice

Yesterday I rode Raider, my BMW R1150R down to Savannah, Georgia to hang out with some friends of mine. I took I-95 for most of the way. Eventually I will take a less-traveled route and enjoy myself, but I like making this trip all in one day. I have been pleasantly surprised at how courteous […]

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