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    Another new bike!

    Bikes NC700X Rambling

    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 be a nightmare to get repaired if something happened off the beaten path. The CB550 is probably the most suited, but with tube tires and…

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  • Gear Riding

    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…

  • CB550K Parts

    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…

  • CBR250R 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…

  • Riding

    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…

  • Riding

    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…

  • Rambling

    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,…

  • CBR250R Repair

    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…

  • CBR250R

    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…

  • Bikes CBR250R

    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…

  • Riding

    First ride this year!

    Very nice day for Ohio in February…  almost 80 degrees and sunny. Changed the oil & filter, filled up with some fresh gasoline and off for some back-road touring of…