Author: ballpc

  • Carb clean & rebuild

    Carb clean & rebuild

    I finally decided to put the stock air filter box and stock air filter back on the bike. Back in the 80’s, when we were drag racing this bike, lots of the stock items where replaced by items better suited to racing. Those days are now over. Since I had to remove the carbs to […]

  • Could not pass it up…

    Could not pass it up…

    Every so often I check Craig’s List for bikes. My thought is, I’ll sell the CBR250R and find a nice Rebel 250. Well, when I checked a few days ago, this Yamaha Seca Turbo caught my eye. It’s not something I’d normally be interested in, but after reading the ad, I just had to inquire. […]

  • Another new bike!

    Another new bike!

    I thought between my three bikes I had one to cover any occasion.  I was wrong.  LOL  I’m looking to do some longer trips this year and none of my bikes are really up to that task. The CBR250R is loads of fun, but sport bikes can become quite uncomfortable on long trips. The CBX would […]

  • Some new gear

    Some new gear

    When I got the bike out of 29 years of storage last year, I just drug out my old riding gear.  As the new riding season is quickly approaching, I treated myself to some new stuff!

  • CB550 Dash Lights

    CB550 Dash Lights

    Well I have looked high and low to try and find the dash light harness for my ’74 CB 550.  I removed the harness back when I was drag racing the bike and had hoped I would find the parts with my other stash of stock parts…..  no such luck.

  • Pirelli Sport Demon Tires

    Pirelli Sport Demon Tires

    I was thinking I’d wait until next year to replace the tires on the CBR250R, but I had some other items I wanted to purchase and the tires came at a very good price…..

  • Experienced Rider Skills Training

    Experienced Rider Skills Training

    Labor Day 2018 saw me and 11 other bikers taking the Ohio Department of Public Safety BRS-2 (Experienced Rider Skills) training course. It was a very informative All-Day course, and at only $50, quite a bargain too! Highly recommended!  If your state offers such training,it’s well worth the effort to improve your skills, and course completion […]

  • Almost a hood ornament…..

    Almost a hood ornament…..

    One the way home from a quick trip into town today, I had the bad luck of having the driver of a full sized pickup truck pull out of a side street right in front of me.  For a split second it looked like I was bound to end up a hood ornament for the […]

  • Squeezing the fuel

    Squeezing the fuel

    I’ve put almost 2000 miles on the CBR250R in the last month and boy is it easy on gas! With a mix of open road, commuting, and in town riding, it’s averaging right at 75 MPG.

  • New parts for the CBR250R

    New parts for the CBR250R

    Well the items I thought were going to be the first problem areas might not be problems at all, but after a couple weeks on the bike, I have found several other items that do need attention.

  • A new bike in the garage…..

    A new bike in the garage…..

    Well, good fortune has smiled on me this week.  The owner of the CBR250R sent me a text with a counter offer of $1900.  I replied, I’d split the difference and give him $1850.  After a couple days, he text me to make arrangements for me to come and get the bike!

  • Looked at a 2012 CBR 250R

    Looked at a 2012 CBR 250R

    It might  just be spring fever, but I’ve been looking at bikes lately.  Today, I rode up to Bellefountaine, Ohio to look at a Honda CBR 250R. The bike had low mileage and was in great condition.  It had been sitting for the past couple of years and the owner had just installed a new […]