New Ride In The Stable

Back in 2011 I bought my first Harley Davidson motorcycle. Before that I’d never been a huge fan of Harley but there was always one bike that my eyes lingered on a bit longer when I saw it. That bike is the Road Glide. I picked up a 2007 and have really enjoyed riding it the last 3 years. Last year Harley announced there would be no 2014 model year for the Road Glide. I was more than a little pissed off until I found out the reasons behind it. They took the year to completely redesign the bike from …

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The New Ride

For those that don’t follow me on FB and/or Twitter, back on Memorial Day I added a new pony to the stable. I bought a Harley (insert gasps and various snide comments here, I’ll wait….) Since I sold my Jeep in February I’ve been a single motorcycle kind of guy. The entire time I’ve been worried about what I would do if my current bike broke down or I attempted to make upgrades over a weekend and didn’t get things buttoned back up before work time. I knew that I didn’t want to go back to 4 wheels, I’m actually …

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Paint Project

If you know me, you know I don’t like chrome…at all…I took my windshield apart a while back and had it powdercoated black. I loved the look but since I had no place to keep my bike UV rays faded the paint really quickly and it looked worse than it did when it was chrome. Last week I ripped it apart again and tried something different this time. Instead of using paint I picked up some truckbed liner. For those unfamiliar it’s a textured paint that hardens and should withstand the abuses that a truckbed sees. It’s also fairly UV …

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More Space!!

In November of this year I’ll have had my bike for 3 years. Throughout that entire time I’ve had space issues with the stock saddlebags. It had always been more of an inconvenience and really only affected me during camping trips on the bike. When I sold my Jeep a could of months ago I ran into some issues I hadn’t really thought about…Grocery buying, secure storage, etc..After much thought I decided to drop the bucks to get some high quality hard bags that are lockable. I ended up getting the Corbin FleetLiner Saddlebags. I finally got them installed today …

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I Hate Rust

Now that I’m 100% two wheels I’ve had some rust on my bike that’s been bothering the hell out of me everytime I ride. I thought the pieces were just shitty chrome covers but turns out they’re not actually covers..I decided I would sand the rust off with some 200 grit sandpaper and the hit it with some bed liner paint..Think Rhino Lining for truck beds..It’s textured and drys to a really hard finish. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Rusty and Nasty Sanded and not so rusty Taped off ready for paint The finished product

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Not Such An Angry Post

So, the last post was made while I was in a pretty bad mood. I thought about deleting it but it is what it is. In other news I’m coming up on two weeks on 2 wheels. So far I’ve ridden home in a *really* bad thunderstorm and had some very, very cold mornings but overall it’s been good. I’ve run into some limitations with being 2 wheels only. Grocery store runs suck. I can only shop for a couple of days at a time. I’m looking into a few ways to get around this including buying dry goods from …

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Taking the Time

If you don’t know that I’m a huge Sons of Anarchy fan then you should really crawl out of the hole you’ve been living in. On Tuesday nights at 10pm my world stops and I sit down to watch this wonderfully crafted masterpiece. The creator/writer/producer is a man by the name of Kurt Sutter. If you been watching FX network for a while you may have heard of him as he was one of the writers for The Shield, which was formerly on FX. In his latest blog post Mr. Sutter points to an article on why most network scripted …

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Buell Shuts Down

Erik Buell announces the shutdown I have to say I’m not really surprised by this…Seems HD has always hamstrung what “innovations” Buell could make..I think if they turned him loose and throw some money into developing a new engine they could have a have a bike to contend with the imports…But, that’s not going to happen now…Such a shame…Way to go MoCo..

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I Want, I Want, I Want, I Want!!

I’ve never been a real fan of bikes like those built by OCC. Don’t get me wrong they are awesome machines and I’ve seen one in person and they truly are art..But I don’t want to pay that much for a bike that I’d honestly be afraid to take out.. I found a site a few years back after the Discovery show “Biker Build-off” when they had a British bike builder named Russell Mitchell. He owns Exile Cycles. As he said on one of the shows he said to a guy that he could have any color bike as long …

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