I don't know where the time is going. I've been busy for the past month or so. I'm so far behind I don't know where to start and when the weather co-operates I leave it all behind and go for a ride. We have to make hay while the sun shines for soon we will be into the cooler weather. Rainy season is coming.
Misfortunes all started a couple of months ago. First my tooth broke, then my roof decided it need replacing and I would have preferred to purchase one of these
instead of for the repairs. Every time I look up at my roof I imagine that I am riding my new bike. I'm not fussy, could be a Thruxton or Street Triple. I love the sound of a screaming triple engine.
A quick glance of the cockpit reveals that Triumph decided to install the Tach as standard equipment.
Climate change has made our summers warmer than usual. Being on the Wet Coast of Canada we are subjected to the cool breezes of the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures along the coast are generally much cooler than inland. There is often more than 10c degrees difference in temperatures so riding with full riding gear has not been pleasant. A few weekends ago it was another hot day so I decided it would be more pleasant to visit an independant dealer whom specializes in Beemers .
Just look at the classic lines of the "R" type bike. There is just something magical at looking at these works of art from the past which seem more suited to be displayed in a museum rather than being exposed to the elements one encounters on the road.
it's so titillating to see these huge jugs hanging off each side .
Here is the dash of the bike parked to the right. This one has a Tach
I think the cylinders are so photogenic, unlike the utilitatian "K" models
this bike also has a Tach
and a shaft drive
I am not a mechanic but I asked what maintenance had to be performed on this shaft and they said that you had to lube the output shaft every 15K miles, and also the splines, I think. He said they charge $250. to do this service.
they did have a few bikes for sale which I believe were consignment bikes. There is no warranty on consignments but I would imagine that they had been serviced regularly by this reputable dealer. They had an R80/7 , an R65LS and a R100RT . All were affordable but today I was just looking.
Not that I am going to be making any rash decisions . I know, it starts with a look, then you have to touch one and now I have an urge to sit on a few . If only I lived closer to West Chester, PA. There is a nice K75 which is hardly ever ridden. I am sure the owner wouldn't even miss it if one night I decided to roll it out of the garage without him knowing
They are also an Ural dealer. If I lived closer to Centennial, CO I would consider purchasing one but it has to be Redleg approved and modified first
They also sell new Royal Enfields.
most of you will probably not know that Yellow is my favourite colour (not necessarily PINK). On the other side of the showroom this caught my eye.
it was like a sports car and also sported a shaft drive. I wanted to try it on for size but it was on the center stand and I didn't wish to roll it off in case it fell the wrong way.
but I put myself in hover mode and leaned over as if I was riding just to feel the sensation of the wind in my face .
From the rider's seat you can see the huge jugs jutting out the sides. It makes me smile
Am am growing an affection for Airheads, they are so erotic looking, err . . . I mean exotic looking
(More JUG porn)
At the last BBQ bike night, I noticed this R80G/S PD
I am trying to find the phone number for BMW Anonymous. It can't be happening. It started with a photo, then I touched one and now I want to sit on one. Please help . . .
I can't keep my eyes off their JUGS