November 12, 2013
By Wes Siler –
Shopping for a new bike? You’re in luck. You can now get a better bike than ever, cheaper than ever, with better performance. Here’s 2014′s best motorcycle bargains. Continue reading
I wish I had the time to write such smart articles that many can relate too. This one for sure we all can….HELMET HEAD/HAIR.
I attend many meetings, provide many educational in services and have to arrive at my destination looking somewhat “professional”. Cheryl has short hair that takes her 2 seconds to fix when she gets to work. Me? My hair is fine and turns into crazy hair after I pull my Shoei off. I use buffs, LDComfort helmet liner etc. And some days my hair is acceptable and for some reason other days, not so much. In the end many of the office colleagues have learned to accept me and my unpredictable hair style for what it is….and most others, well? I just explain. When I can I will try and wet it and dry it at the site I arrive but that is not always possible.
Here is a pic of me that Cheryl took after riding the Dalton Highway. I am slightly embarrassed to post this but you have to see what a helmet can do to ones hair…it is hysterical. Click more to see…;-) Continue reading
I like this guys approach to practicality and riding…but I like the electronics and extras…;-)
Some will agree with me and some will barge in against me, and this is somehow natural after I openly ask: don’t you all think there’s too much electronics in the new motorcycles? Continue reading
This seems like a great idea…practical for bringing along on a bike? I think so…take a look at this smart gadget. What do you think?
You can add a kettle and grill too. Small enough and light enough for bike travel?
Hmmmm…I would just take my 1200 to AltRider and have them install them ;-)….good instructional video though.
Sounds like a lot of work…heck we will keep riding…365/year….but we are lucky that way.
September 23, 2013
By Tim Watson
It may seem like summer’s barely over, but, if you live somewhere that gets seriously cold, then it’s time to start thinking about putting your bike away for winter. Here’s how to prep your motorcycle for winter storage. Continue reading
Initially we had a deal with a company to make an install video and review the PDM60. But because I could not make good on my promise the deal sort of fell though. Went another route, bought two that we did not have to review and mine, Leslie will be installed by the dealer. Cheryl has little time to play with installations on our bikes but will hopefully be able to install the PDM60 on her bike after mine is done. Good thing about two exact bikes being in our garage…you can see or practice on one and then make good on the other.
I am sooooo drawn to this bike for some reason!
Humans are addicted to all kinds of things. The usual suspects are cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs. Then you have people who are addicted to objects like motorcycles – you tend to find a lot of them here at ‘Pipeburn Anonymous’. They collect all kinds of bikes and they crave anything motorcycle. Then you have people who are obsessed with certain brands of bikes. Continue reading
I came to a stop behind Thermos on the dusty trail. He had both of his gloved hands over his head. He was clapping. Just ahead of him, in the middle of a small stream was Keith. His bike was submerged, up to both cylinder heads, in brown water. The rear of the bike was down a bit deeper, nearly past the rear fender. The back tire was spinning, but he was going nowhere. With the rotating tire and frothing exhaust bubbles, the dark water roiled like an uninviting jacuzzi . I leaped from my bike in an instant. I knew what I had to. I knew I had to do it fast, too.
I grabbed my camera and took a picture.
This was what I’d been waiting for all day. Up to that point, we’d been having a dusty ride over some lovely back roads on the Oxford County and New Hampshire line. We’d spent a peaceful night camping on the shores of Virginia Lake in Stoneham. Nothing had gone wrong. That makes a pleasant enough day, but it’s no good for pictures and video. You need drama for that and here, at last, we had some.
Scott, who had made it through the mire, had a rope pull with him. John had some rubber boots. Tim took his boots and pants off. Between them, with help from Vinny, they pulled the bike out. Thermos rode his rig right through, on a slightly different trajectory, without a problem. John, however, found another hole and his bike stalled out in the water. I headed for the water a bit too fast. I made it across, but got soaked in the process.
Keith gets a sinking feeling.
We own the skid plate and kick stand enlarger,,,top quality and great customer service…need I say more!
I think these type of shops are awesome and hope to use them if needed one day. Just thought their video about how they got started and their philosophy was worthy of a BLOG post! Do you have one of these where you live?
Motomethod is a full repair shop, for nearly all makes and models of motorcycles, old or new. Whether you need a tune up, a new tire, an engine rebuild or if it’s your own project bike…we can help.
Motomethod is one of the first in the industry to allow you, the rider, to come in and ‘rent a bay’ and repair your own bike, or learn how. We provide the space, tools and resources…so come on down and do it yourself !
We also offer memberships for added value, which includes bike pick up, discounts on labour rates, parts and storage, and access to the DIY facilities. Be a part of the community! Continue reading
Day one of our deck building project was yesterday….only taken us 9 years to get motivated to actually finish the backyard. We will be building 3 decks in the end….well, Cheryl will. I am the laborer, mule and runner. Cheryl has a way to do things and I find if you get out of her way and help when she asks, all is good. We have a lot to do in a short period of time…but we hope to get her done.
To give you an idea of what we are capable of doing together, we landscaped our entire backyard in 2004 and built this garden literally by hand and wheel barrel. We could not get a Bob Cat in the back after the houses were built. There are hundreds of senior Allan Blocks in the 1300 sq Ft garden, hundreds of Junior blocks, 7 retaining walls, irrigation system and we planted all the plants as well.