to pick up my bike. My bike was ready the day before, but the staff went home. Today before I left work, I called ahead to make sure they would be there, and they were
I knew it was going to take some time to do my service so I dropped it off a few days earlier. I like to have the service done and ride it around for a week or two before a trip, just in case it would need another adjustment. I think I needed new coolant as it will be very hot down in Eastern Oregon. I also had the brake fluid flushed and I notice the difference right away, the lever feels more solid and not as spongy. I think heat cycles break it down, or else water gets into the system. Anyway it seems much more positive. The fork oil was also changed. I think I get less nose dive than before, but it may be my imagination.
A few weeks ago I ordered some more RAM accessories from GPSCity.ca so I could snap photos more safely whilst riding. I really dislike the idea of grabbing my camera, and snapping photos when I should be concentrating on traffic, and I noticed that many ADVriders.com use the RAM Flexmount, so I ordered one, with some other attachments
This FlexArm is like a coiled spring, not unlike a gooseneck lamp, which you can move to different angles and it stays put. I just need a rotating tripod head . I'm not sure it is going to work the way I envisioned as it is too long and vibrates.
I've also lost my parking for a few months and now park outside on the street, so I decided to purchase a bike cover
It's large enough to cover the top & side cases, and goes nearly to the ground . It gives me the feeling that it is more secure as it is away from prying eyes
I stopped by a dealer today to look at riding pants. I need to replace my tattered JR Alter Ego, which I have had for a few years and it is getting tired.
This vintage Honda had a sold sign on it. I wasn't in the mood to be taking my pants off to try them on but I like the removeable panels of the TourMaster Flex Riding Pants. The front and rear panels are removeable to reveal a full mesh pants hiding underneath. I asked about sizing and the salesperson told me that the YKK zipper factory was destroyed in the Tsunami in Japan and that all the other manufacturers are having problems producing riding gear. YKK makes the best zippers and the factory is still rebuilding . . . other than what is in stock, there will be no more stock until the Fall. It's the same story for all the other manufacturers as well.
A couple of weeks ago I was down in Richmond, on my non-riding day and was playing
around with my camera . I couldn't help but snap another photo of this blue
Lamborghini. I was just in time as the owner came out moments later and drove it away. They are usually going so fast that your photo is just a blurrrr
I noticed this big Gorilla on Sunday . . .