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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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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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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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Givi E55 Maxia hard motorcycle luggage review

Givi E55 Maxia hard motorcycle luggage review

I install the Givi E55 hard motorcycle luggage top case on my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. It’s a monster.

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Say hello to Apollo: 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A first impressions

Say hello to Apollo: 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A first impressions

I just got home from work, so I am not going to spend a whole lot of time on this post — because I should be out breaking in Apollo, my brand new 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. The “Feej,” as it is known by the owner community, is a sport touring bike: meant to go long […]

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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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