Category: Motorcycles

Motorcycling in the land of the rising sun.  How to tune your bike and have a blast.

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Asa Run

So, the other day, a Sunday and my first day off in over a week, I participated in an Interesting aspect of Japanese biker culture.  It’s called the 朝ラン, or Asa run. Asa being...

7 Hour Solo

I had a true day off last Friday. (Wife at work & kids at school) so I went for a 7 hour solo ride up to a little island in northern Nagasaki prefecture called...

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Spa Naoiri #1

Spa Naoiri – first track day Yesterday, I went to my first track day. The track is called Spa Naoiri and is located in Oita, Japan. (The prefecture in the upper right of the...

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Spa Naoiri #2

2nd Track Day So, last Sunday we had our second track day at SPA Naoiri. Great fun and the weather stayed dry for us until we were finished. Kind of the same deal as...

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Battlax BT-39’s

After a little over 10,000km on my bike, and right before my 3rd track day, I’m told my slip signs are showing.  Oh, well – how embarrassing.  Didn’t even know I was wearing a...

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Red – My Yamaha SRV250

So, I’d like to introduce you to Red, my Yamaha SRV250.  This old timer was my first bike and helped me fall in love with the wind in my face and the adrenaline in...

Using a Dynojet Autotune with a PCV

This is a How-To for using the Dynojet Autotune for your Power Commander V (PCV) that is adapted from an old post on the Yamaha Road Star Raider Motorcycle Forum by Capt_Zoom. One thing...

I don’t want a pickle…

I don’t want a pickle, I just wanna ride on my motorcycle… This has been a crap riding season.  With my light rebuild eating into the early spring rides, then the early onset of...