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Motorcycle Quote of the Day

The twisties – not the superslabs -separate the riders from the squids.

Motorcycle Quote of the Day

“Catching a yellow-jacket in your shirt at seventy miles per hour can double your vocabulary.”

~Author Unknown

Quote of the Day

Bikes don’t leak oil, they mark their territory. ~Author Unknown

Bar End Mirrors

Anyone got any good recommendations for bar end mirrors?

1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer

SDIM2226

My new toy! Picked it up Tuesday, drove it home in the pouring rain. Bought it off Craigslist, and it’s in great shape!

SDIM2242

SDIM2236

Yamaha Fazer
Photo courtesy of Krugerin50

Custom Honda CX500 – Slingshot Cycles

ebay pic cx500

ebay pic cx500

Built by Slingshot Cycles in Virginia, this CX500 was a pretty radical bike given what they started with. If you don’t know, these Hondas are pretty odd. Water cooled, shafty, slow, ugly. But as you can see, it turned out great!

They swapped the Custom tank for a Standard model tank. Modified the exhaust, changed the jets, put on some clip ons and made a bump seat from a CB360 fuel tank. Then they shot it with some bright ass red and clear.

Slingshot Cycles FB page

1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer

1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer from Lance Watts on Vimeo.

Great restoration on a very cool bike. Actually, I found one myself, and I’ll be picking it up on Tuesday. Have a great weekend, folks!

Motorcycle Quote of the Day

“Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.”
— Hunter S. Thompson

Motorcycle Quote

“That’s all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel.” ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I’m currently reading Zen and Now, which is a book about a guy that recreated Pirsig’s trip, and his travels and thoughts. I must read the real thing next, I haven’t read Zen and the Art, but I must. I’ve heard it’s an iconic book, less about motorcycles, and more about life.

What are you reading?

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Escapism

Escapism from barry munsterteiger on Vimeo.

Escapism – The state of having wandering and imaginative thoughts in order to remove one’s self from reality.

Ducati Rider Portraits

Ducati Rider Portraits - Artist Reception, Sunnyvale Gallery from Wayne Serrano on Vimeo.

The video showcases subjects talking about the experience of being photographed and sharing reactions to being seen on ‘The Wall’ of Ducati Rider Portraits, larger than life.

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Photos by Wayne Serrano

Captain America and Harley-Davidson

How Harley-Davidson came to design the Captain America motorcycle on Autoblog

“Meant to be a modern interpretation of H-D’s classic WLA military motorcycles, Captain America’s custom machine started life as a stock Harley-Davidson Cross Bones model. Fitting, as the Cross Bones, with its spring-mounted solo saddle and springer fork, is arguably the most period-correct platform in H-D’s current line from which to begin.”

Enter to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a Captain America contest

Ducati Sport 1000S – Lady in Red

Red

Beautiful red Ducati with a half fairing.

Photo thanks to Dave

2012 Triumph Street Triple R – Acceleration

Tronix102 on Youtube takes his new Street Triple R out for a spin, filmed with his GoPro HD. Beautiful bike, and quick!

Triumph – Jesse Carmody

Awesome photo by Jesse Carmody