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 … Read more

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.

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Back to stock gearing, and RC cone installed

After searching hi & low, I’ve found some of the original parts for the CB 550. I was mostly interested in finding the 17 tooth front sprocket for the bike.  The 15 tooth sprocket used to drag race is not too bad for in town riding, but it just doesn’t cut it out on the … Read more

New rubber

Ordered tires, tubes, and rim strips from BikerBandit.  On recommendation from over at THE SINGLE OVERHEAD CAM FOUR OWNERS CLUB, I purchased Shinko 712’s. Installed the front yesterday and the rear today.  It’s been on again, off again rain the past couple of days, but tomorrow promises to be sunny and warm.  A perfect day to … Read more

Hit 12000 miles.

Bike is back on the road after 29 years of sitting in Pop’s garage.  Odometer clicked over 12000 miles today! 234 miles traveled since I got it running.  More parts coming soon.  So far, so good!

Welcome to my motorcycle journal…

I started riding almost 50 years ago when I was just 13.  As I recall, Pop brought home a mini-bike and after having it about a week, he loaded me and the bike up and we went to the Honda dealer. For some reason Pop wasn’t happy with the mini-bike and decided we needed a … Read more