Category: Motorcycles

Bent steering damper

I don’t have a good picture of this one since the problem is pretty hard to see… but in the crash, one thing that happened is the rod on my steering damper bent. I got the damper after I wrote off the ’07 bike...

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Baby On Board

Tim from Lowside Towing was at my house today packing up my baby, Matilda, to go to the shop to get all fixed up. Yesterday I met up with my insurance adjuster for him to drop off a check for all of the repairs on her. At this...

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CRASH

Riding home from work, as I always do… someone pulled out in front of me from a stop sign without paying attention to the fact that there’s another vehicle, me, that’s already occupying the chunk of road they...

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BMW Convention (almost)

There’s something about programmers and BMW motorcycles it seems… I was at work yesterday and lo and behold, there was four (including my own, furthest away from me) of various variants of BMWs. Three of the four are...

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Left turns!

Last week I wrote about the left turn signal that suddenly became inoperable on my bike. I ordered replacement switches from DigiKey and they came in today. The thing with this assembly (and I forgot to take pictures of the...

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Switchgear

Earlier this week I notice that when I was turning left my left turn signal wasn’t blinking. No. I’m not like the typical BMW rider — or BMW driver — I use my turn signals. It seems that what happened is...

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Snow Riding

Riding a motorcyle on a snowy highway on the first leg of my summer late spring) trip to Utah this year. I managed to break the camera shortly after the last clip so I was a bit dejected about the project. I pulled it up tonight...

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Milestones

(this was written yesterday, but apparently, I didn’t hit “post” hard enough.) So today is my birthday… My bike, however, had an even bigger milestone today! 30,000 miles on the clock. Both me and Matilda...

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Engineering Madness

I have a set of crash bars on my bike in case Matilda decides to take a nap. They protect the engine from having a sudden coming together with terra firma. They work great and I’ve certainly tested them a few times. This...

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