Category: Rambling

  • More riding in 2023

    More riding in 2023

    The old guy I saw in the mirror the other day told me I’d better get to spending more time on the motorbikes while I still can. While my sister cringes at the thought, I believe riding is quite safe provided you take precautions like wearing a helmet and other protection gear. I’m not “all…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Back to stock gearing, and RC cone installed

    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…

  • New rubber

    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…

  • Hit 12000 miles.

    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!