Some people are just so motivated and this is for sure one creative HOME!
What a creative idea! Joanne Ussary bought a used Boeing 727. She paid $2,000.00 for the plane. It cost $4,000.00 to move and $24,000.00 to renovate. But not bad for a $30,000.00 investment… The stairs open with a garage door remote and one of the bathrooms is still intact. There is a personal Jacuzzi in the cockpit. The Boeing home is featured as part of a collection of creative conversions. It has a spectacular view!
October 17 2013
Today was a great day to ride to AltRider. Why? It was not raining, cool enough to turn on a little heat, traffic wasn’t too bad, the AltRider gang were extremely friendly and helpful and I got to test out the ESA on the “infamous” I-5 from the border to Seattle.
AltRider WEBSITE go HERE
Just like what we had on our BMW 650′s Cheryl installed her permanent temperature controller today. Instead of installing the built-in port she decided to go with the plug just hanging outside the faring as you will see in the pictures.
Centre fairing had to come off
Cheryl has done this two times before tonight…most would cringe drilling a hole into the plastic but it really looks neat and tidy in the end…when we sell the bikes this comes with it… Continue reading
There are few things that when you buy new bikes that you must have as repeat farkles (accessories). We have a few that we will use again and again as long as we ride DS bikes.
Fork seal protectors for one…the owner says use sunscreen on the outside…sounds weird but makes sense. Keeps them from fading and every once in a while you take them off…wash them and use a little WD40 0n the inside and you are good to go. A lot of riders forget their fork seals when kiting out their bikes. When off-road little pieces for crud get in there and can make a day of fun riding into a nightmare if one of your seals blow.
Exciting day for Cheryl as she got the paperwork done on her new F800GS. Me, Leslie being conservative looks at our garage and thinks….”HOLY, we need to get rid of some bikes!” Have a look!
As usual all pics can be click for LARGER sizes.
Very hard to concentrate this week on work. We have a BIG garage sale coming up this weekend and we need to take some things off my bike, get it cleaned up and listed. Cheryl also wants to see if our Jesse Luggage Mounts fit on her 800. So far our BMW hand guards seem to NOT fit so we may have to modify them. Touratech are not ready for this bike yet regarding hand guards so something has changed. Continue reading
Self-fusing silicone tape Easy to remove Leaves no residue Stretches 300% Withstands a temperature range of -65F to 500F Insulates 8,000 volts per layer Waterproof Resists UV, oil, salt and corrosive chemicals 20 mil x 1 inch wide x 10 ft roll
Most motorcycles use cables to connect the twist grip to the carb(s) or throttle bodies; many also use cables for the clutch, cold-start control, and even brakes. Servicing these critical components is fairly simple and prevents problems later. Maintenance intervals vary, and bikes ridden in dust, sand, or mud need extra maintenance. It’s good to at least perform a thorough control service annually; check the owner’s manual for recommendations. Continue reading
For More Info on all this stuff go to Powerlet Equipped
I got a message from one our readers on FB and he asked about how we charged our phones while on our trip riding the Triumph Tigers. The answer is really easy and I thought I would share what works for us and perhaps might assist anyone looking for a charge while out on the road.
Both the BMW and Triumph bikes have a stock powerlet plug, looks like this
This socket mounts on the top of a panel providing a low clearance installation. Unlike cigarette sockets these Powersport Standard Connectors are smaller in size, rated at 15 amps. Continue reading
Thanks Jackie for this link!
Last December 2011 Cheryl & I surprised my parents with a quick visit to NY for an after Christmas and my mother’s 75th birthday present. That was a once in a lifetime even we believe. Now, watch this very well done video where two son’s surprise their father by restoring his old Norton. This video is amazing in more ways than one and well worth watching the entire thing. It’s like an entire movie in 12 mins. Great editing, great production and most of all such a display of LOVE!
This is a story about how my brother and I stole our father’s 1969 Norton Commando, had it restored and then gave it back to him for Christmas. He had no idea.
Bill Dragoo with Adventure Rider Magazine shows us how to quickly change a rear tire of a 2008 BMW R1200GS motorcycle using trailside tools.
Another great review from POINT OF VIEW CAMERAS who sells in the USA, UK and of course Canada. This time they compare the iPhone 4S, Contour Roam and GoPro2. you be judge I know which one I think looks best….do you?
Great job Mark!
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