Friday, March 29, 2013

Bikers who can't trip traffic lights might get to run them | Legislature | The Bellingham Herald

This now in Washington state. Click here for a link to another piece I wrote up about similar laws closer to home.

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Turkey: World’s Most Expensive Motorcycle Is A Chopper from Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News

Hmmm...I guess money can't buy looks.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NC bill would make helmets optional for motorcyclists | News - WCTI NewsChannel 12

It looks like NC is getting ready to take the plunge...

If it passes, I'll only need to wear a helmet in GA on my way to FL.

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Most Reliable Motorcycles - Consumer Reports

Spoiler alert: Japanese motorcycles have fewer problems than Harley or BMW. No surprises there.

More importantly, the web posting has some good tips on keeping up with preventive maintenance and the importance of properly inflated tires...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bikers celebrate disgraceful ageing | Bay of Plenty Times

I'm too lazy to check to see if New Zealand continues to hold the record for highest per captia motorcyclists anywhere in the world. But even if not true, this article from the Bay of Plenty Times (an NZ newspaper site) shows the Kiwis still know how to enjoy themselves. Good on ya mate.

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Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Paintings By Reed White

A cool site. Check it out. Painter Reed White turning motorcycles into art.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

More Miles From Dunlop's 2nd-Gen American Elite Tires - News

These tires will be sized for a number of Harley models, but the trend towards increased mileage for motorcycle tires is a good thing.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

1982 Honda CX500 custom motorcycle

I really like this minimalist Honda CX500 pretending to be a Moto Guzzi cafe racer.

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Suzuki Powers into Daytona Bike Week - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

Hmmm....I previously posted an article that said Suzuki was filing Chapter 11, but now I'm beginning to think that was the car division of Suzuki rather than the motorcycle division. Thank goodness!

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Subaru Recalling 47,000 Vehicles That Could Start Themselves -

It's starting...machines are becoming sentient!

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Famous Men and Their Motorcycles | The Art of Manliness

“A skittish motorbike with a touch of blood in it is better than all the riding animals on earth, because of its logical extension of our faculties, and the hint, the provocation, to excess conferred by its honeyed untiring smoothness.” -TE Lawrence

An interesting article...
(That's T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, on his custom-made Brough Superior.)

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