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The FrankenMonster Has a New Home

All good things come to an end. My time with the amazing bike that is the FrankenMonster has ended. She has found a new owner that will cherish her and keep her on the road for a little longer at … Continue reading

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Wife’s Bike Fixed: details on what broke

I picked up the Wife’s bike this week. It is running good thanks as always to the guys at Nichols Sportbike. Turns out it was the RPM sensor which when it dies stops working when it gets too hot. So … Continue reading

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Stuck on the Side of the Road: For Four Hours

My brother lived out one of my nightmares on Tuesday and I couldn’t think of a way to help him in time. Making it a nightmare of my own. The Suzuki SV650 went kerplunk. Looks like he threw a piston, … Continue reading

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Good Thing I Have Three in the Garage

A week and a half ago I couldn’t get my bike into Neutral, and therefore couldn’t start it and ride it to work. I was really annoyed that morning and because of how long I spent messing around with my … Continue reading

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FrankenMonster Service: 7,500 miles and valves still in spec!

I got the FrankenMonster back from the shop on Saturday and it’s running as good as ever. I got a nice surprise since it was a little cheaper than they quoted since the valves were still in spec and the … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Overload?

Sometimes I wonder, if it is possible to have too much of motorcycles in your life… I ride them as well as reading and writing about them nearly every single day. Some days it’s hard to do the writing bit … Continue reading

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In Memory of: Passing of a Mentor

We all have them. The people who shaped us into the motorcyclists we are today. I know when I first started riding I was like a sponge, eager for every last nugget of anything to do with motorcycles. I’m not … Continue reading

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