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I have a strange fantasy and need your help. Can somone take these wheels.

Garage is getting a little full.  Garage is getting a little full. 

There are now five motorcycles plus the 3 wheeler. The XS650 is temporary at least as I’m helping a friend sell it because he’s moving to Florida and can’t take it with him. Still, more room would be nice, which is why I’m putting a storage shed in the back yard. We’ll see how long it takes to fill that space back up.…

Milestone achieved!  Milestone achieved! 

Sorta blurry photo because don’t stare at your phone when driving.

I bought a thing! I bought a thing!

A 2006 Yamaha Roadstar Warrior thing.

Ready for summer / A history of my first bike and the transformations it's made.  Ready for summer / A history of my first bike and the transformations it's made. 

After a cold winter of work my bike is ready for the season.

No more cares left to give.  No more cares left to give. 

I’ve reached the point with my 924 where I no longer have any fucks left to give. The more I dig into the car, the more problems I find, worn mechanical parts, multiple cosmetic issues, and the big one, rust. The outside doesn’t look to bad, but don’t let it fool you, there is bubbling starting in the corners of the…

How right does the right way have to be really?  How right does the right way have to be really? 

Even though I don’t post often, I’ve shown off my 924 here before, what I haven’t told you are all of the problems that it has. Looking back, I should have noticed them, but I got caught up in the dream of a $1300 (definitely paid too much) Porsche, and didn’t give it a thorough look over in the dimly lit garage where…

Oppo pets, sad news/fun news.  Oppo pets, sad news/fun news. 

2016 was not a good year for me when it came to animals, early in the year we lost our 18-19 year old cat Oliver, just due to old age.

Harley out lives another one, Victory is dead.  Harley out lives another one, Victory is dead. 

This morning, to my astonishment, my co-worker informed me that today, Victory Motorcycles has ceased production on all new motorcycles. May we all pour one out for Victory, their presence may not have been strong, but they offered a very compelling alternative to the Motor Co, and IMO had the best chance of anyone to…

Somebody buy this, now.  Somebody buy this, now. 

Looks really rough, but aren’t these pretty hard to find?

My analysis as to why new pickup lettering tailgates are ugly, and old ones are cool.  My analysis as to why new pickup lettering tailgates are ugly, and old ones are cool. 

Every time the new Ram or Ford lettering tailgates show up there are a slew of comments about how it they are extremely tacky, and ugly. However, pickup manufactures have been pressing their name in the tailgate since the beginning of pickups. So why are these ugly?

Never trust your own work.  Never trust your own work. 

A week ago I posted about my riding trip in the Black Hills of South Dakota getting cut a little short due to a machine that didn’t want to cooperate. You can read about it here if you want;

Barely made it off the trailer.  Barely made it off the trailer. 

Last week I posted about having to do a very quick engine rebuild on my ATC200x in order to go riding in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my dad. Well I did it! I got it rebuilt, painted, and running. A bit of tuning and the only thing I wasn’t %100 ok with was the idle, but it was good enough to go riding. A…

Piston ring gap, I have a lot of it.  Piston ring gap, I have a lot of it. 

Short back story. I bought my three wheeler about three years ago, in relatively unknown, but running condition. It’s supposedly an ‘83 Honda ATC 200x, but nearly every part has been modified or replaced from a different machine, so it’s a Frankenstein trike. The engine in it is an ATC 185s engine, with pull start and…

Unpopular opinion: Trikes are cool.  Unpopular opinion: Trikes are cool. 

Not sure what it is about trikes, but I’ve always liked them, from 3 wheelers all the way up to big Goldwing and Harley touring trikes. I understand some of the distaste, and how some view it as the worst of both worlds, ie. you loose the fun and sensation of leaning and balance of a motorcycle, while not getting the…

Ford Frustration Ford Frustration

This weekend was a frustrating one, more so for my dad, because it’s his truck, but still frustrating for everyone involved. Dad has a 2009 F-150, with the final year of the 3 valve 5.4 Triton V8. It’s been a trusty truck, hauling our boat and gear 12 hours north to Canada for fishing trips for years, pulling a…

Corvettes, Corvettes everywhere...  Corvettes, Corvettes everywhere... 

This past Wednesday was Hot Summer Nights in my local-big-town, which is an all Corvette show where they take over down town Sioux Falls, with food vendors, and several live bands. Hot Summer Nights always follows the Wednesday after Hot Harley Nights, which is a four day event of bikes (all kinds of them, not purely…

May I present to you....  May I present to you.... 

The cleanest GMC Jimmy, In The World...

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