Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting, Group Rides, Maintainence, Misc, Video/Vlogging

Speedometer fixed, mirrors swapped out, and left front turn signal fixed. 6-16-08

06/16/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Today I went over to my dad's house and used his floor jack to get the Vulcan's front end off the ground. We swapped out the speedometer housing, packed it with grease, and took a little grinder to some metal that was rather rough and sharp. The speed… more »
 

Bled Brakes and Centerstand installed.

06/10/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
I manage to bleed the brakes with Sarah's help. Afterall, it is a two person job. It went fairly smoothly. I also was able to install the centerstand that I ordered on eBay. The only trouble I had with that, was the spring. I had to shove 20 pennie… more »
 

Three hours of work on just two rusty screws.

06/08/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
If there is ever a test of patience in this world, I definitely found it. My friend Stevo was bored so he decided to come over and with his help, I'd be able to bleed my brake fluid (it takes two people). Well, needless to say, that night we never eve… more »
 

I am the proud owner of a '95 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

05/29/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
On Friday, May 23rd I purchased a used Kawasaki Vulcan 750. Later that night I rode it home without any incident. I put in it my garage as there are several things that will need to be looked at before I can commute or even ride it around. The… more »
 

Slipping Clutch

04/24/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
On Sunday, April 6th, I took my motorcycle to my mechanic to fix my slipping clutch that I have been struggling with for a few weeks now. The wife deemed it unsafe so I can't argue against that. It is the 24th now and I am still waiting for my bike to… more »
 

15,455 mi

12/03/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain adjusted. There was just a little more slack than I would have liked in the chain. It's great not having to adjust my chain all the time. I also changed my oil. I've got two cheap parts that I need to order. My lens on the front of the rebel… more »
 

14,400mi

10/05/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
My front tire was replaced with a Pirelli Rt 66 tire (3.0x18"). I got the tire online at tiresunlimited.com. I also replaced the chain and sprockets all together for putting the tire on, new chain, and the front and rear sprockets it cost me $105.00… more »
 

Big maintainence on the way!

09/17/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
At 13,000 miles I had performed more maintainence on the bike. I replaced my worn out brake pads and bled my brake fluid. I've got nice clear brake fluid now and my bike stops a lot quicker now than when I had my worn out pads. They squeek now though… more »
 

Maintainence 12,033mi

07/31/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain tightened, bike cleaned, tire pressure adjusted, and oil changed. more »
 

Forks repaired

05/31/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
My front forks have been repaired finally after a full month of waiting. It really was a month, I only wish I was exaggerating my previous statement. So, I will soon be back on the road with all the other motorcyclists I've been seeing lately. Whee! more »
 

Forks! Not the kind you eat with!

04/29/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
The reason for the lack of posts and videos lately is because my front fork seal has been the thorn in my side so to speak. more »
 

Fiancee rides my motorcycle. o.O!

04/03/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc, Video/Vlogging
Click on the title to see the 8 minute video in the dusk/night-time of my fiancee riding around in a high school parking lot. She did a really great job of cruising around in the parking lot and she was mostly in first and second gear. more »
 

Chain tightened: 11,347mi

04/03/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Tightened up my chain, there was quite a bit of slack in it. more »
 

Not just another random biker.....

03/30/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
So there I was, on my way to work. I spotted you out of the corner of my eye as you were about to merge onto Interstate 20. I didn't know it was you at that particular moment.... more »
 

THEY DID IT TO ME AGAIN!! AGAIN!!! *ROAR!!!*

03/28/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
Augusta State University TICKETED MY MOTORCYCLE AGAIN! This is the 3rd time this school year. I am getting MAD! All is explained within the video. more »
 

Chain Lube 11,149 mi

03/27/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
Chain Lube 11,149 mi. Added 3 videos today to youtube: 1) Why I recommend the MSF course for motorcyclists. 2) My helmet camera setup. 3) How to lubricate the chain on a honda rebel. more »
 

Not exactly motorcycle related..

03/19/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
I updated my blog software to the latest version. If you happen to notice anything weird, please drop me a line: more »
 

Oil change: 10,610mi

03/06/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence, Video/Vlogging
Oil Changed. Videos: Oil change part one and oil change part 2 more »
 

Where to find my videos

02/28/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Video/Vlogging
This is where you can find my videos. http://www.youtube.com/skel3tor1 more »
 

New Rear Tire @ 10,400 mi. Chain Lube @ 10,502mi

02/28/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Got my new tire on my rear wheel. It's a pirelli tire. They didn't have any dunlops but after reading reviews on this tire, it's actually supposed to be pretty awesome. So that's okay. Scrubbed the tire in that evening with a trip to Wrens. Also d… more »
 

New Material!

02/26/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Video/Vlogging
I will now be running around on my bike with a 2gb sandisk memory card which will hold 80 minutes worth of video. Now now, what does video have to do with motorcycles? I mean, it's not like I can strap a camcorder on my head and be like, "HEY WHATS UP… more »
 

10,300 mi maint. New tire soon, drive chain tightened, rear brake freeplay adjusted.

02/23/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
10,300 mi. Drive chain tightened & rear brake pedal freeplay adjusted. more »
 

Altercation with a cager.

02/21/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
This happened about a week ago and I'm going to go ahead and write about this now. I have had many incidences in the past with people who don't see me and they try to merge into my lane. I can somewhat forgive that, because they aren't really looking… more »
 

Yay! New Boots!

02/19/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc
I purchased some Joe Rocket boots off of eBay. They retail for over a hundred bucks and yours truly snagged them for half that, including the shipping! /flex! <3 the reflective strips too! They're super tough velcro w/ zippers inside of the velcr… more »
 

Sticky Shifter - Oh noes!

02/19/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
On my way up to the university this morning, I was about 2-3 miles from campus and my shifter started to stick in the downshift position. I was like, what the crap?! For those who may not know why this is an issue, I will go ahead and give a brief syn… more »
 

I love kids. "IT'S A MOTORCYCLE!!!"

02/13/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
There are special moments while on my motorcycle that you just can't get in a car. Cruising out of my neighborhood on my way to work today, I suddenly hear, "IT'S A MOTORCYCLE!!!!!!". I look over, and sure enough there's about 3-4 kids in a yard and t… more »
 

Augusta State University tickets my motorcycle, again.

02/13/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
As we all may know, yours truly is a college student. The local uni here has motorcycle only spots on campus that is reserved for bikers. This is a good thing as generally speaking, most of the spots are pretty close to where I have class. Now, last s… more »
 

9,956 mi. Air Filter & chain lube.

02/13/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
9,956 mi. Air filter replaced with a nice clean one. Also lubed up my chain with chain wax. Tire pressure is good to go as well. Bike is still running good. I think I'm noticing slightly better performance, but then again it might just be in my hea… more »
 

Helmet Lock, Whee!!

01/17/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
I finally have a helmet lock on my bike again. Now I can lock my helmet to my bike instead of walking around everywhere with it. YAY!!!! more »
 

Chain tightened & lubricated. 9,250mi

01/11/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Tightened & Lubricated. 9,250mi. Also purchased a new helmet lock since mine had fell off on the road somewhere a few months ago. heh. more »
 

Funny Kawasaki Ninja Commercial

01/06/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
http://videos.streetfire.net/video/1dcd2309-930e-4314-9910-986800ec42cb.htm more »
 

Mr. Gaping Abyss who lies in wait....

01/06/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
There's a red light near my place of employment that is a pretty busy intersection regardless of what time of day or night it is. Well a few days ago we were unable to make right hand turns via the turn lane as it was completely ripped up by about 3-4… more »
 

People not caring about the police or truckers

01/06/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I'm cruising to work this afternoon. It's very nice outside, sunny, slightly cool breeze and it's in the middle of winter. I love living in the south as compared to the north. Hawaii takes the cake for the best weather though. Anway, back on topic! more »
 

People trying to prove something....?

12/07/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I don't know whats up with people who think they need to prove something whenever they see some dude on a motorcycle.... more »
 

Chain lube at 8,700mi

12/05/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain lube @ 8,700 mi. Surprisingly, I forgot to add the last time I did this. :/ more »
 

Dad's bike to get new tires

12/05/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
Dad's Honda Magna that sits in his garage while he's in Arizona on another Magna will be taken up to Street and Trail by yours truly to have the front and rear tires replaced. more »
 

Rattle Rattle :(

12/05/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
I'm almost approaching 9,000 miles on the bike. It's amazing how many miles I accrue a month on my two wheels. Anywho, as the title may suggest I've been hearing a rattle for a little while, mostly when my speed decelerates and it has been making me r… more »
 

Helmet Camera, thoughts?

12/05/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc
In the upcoming relatively near future I'd like to see myself with some gadgets. more »
 

It's been a while.

11/16/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
Sorry for not posting in here very much the last few weeks. I've been a very busy individual lately. I can't recall any tard moments I may have seen aside from a minivan taking a turn and pulling a 3 point turn on a double yellow right after an inters… more »
 

Idiots who can't park!

10/30/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I'm getting tired of seeing cagers who think they are so special they either A) Park their whole vehicle intentionally across multiple parking spots because they think their vehicle is just sooo cool that it would just be like, "OMG SOMEONE SCRATCHED… more »
 

Oil Change 7,500 mi

10/30/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Oil Change 7,500 mi. more »
 

Winter Riding Gear Acquisition

10/25/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
Well, I'm still riding around in 30 degree tempatures on the freeway and such. One of these days I'll see if I can find a windchill calculator just for grins. Anywho, my chaps help out bunches so the only few things to fix are my neck area and hands. more »
 

You know you are in the south when.....

10/24/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
You stop in to fill up your gas tank and then you see someone pull in on this.... more »
 

Chain Lube @ 7,043 mi

10/23/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Lube @ 7,043 mi more »
 

*Shivers*

10/02/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
Well it definitely isn't summer anymore. The mornings are refreshingly cool if you are walking around outside but dang if I don't freeze my butt off on the way to class/work in the mornings now. So, I've had enough. more »
 

Almost hit, yet again.

10/02/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
It's night time, I'm cruising along on my way home from the fiancee's and I come up to the Washington Rd/Old Evans Rd intersection. more »
 

One of those tard moments, like locking your keys in the car....

09/20/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc
While I am safe from the title of this blog post, I am not safe from my own self when it comes to observing the keys that are in my bike. So I was running around with my lawn mower and such as it's been on the fritz and anywho.... more »
 

A Campus Parking Citation? What?!

09/19/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
So there I was on friday. Coming out of class and walking up to my bike with Sarah in tow. What is this piece of paper attached to my seat? Was it a note from Sarah? Nope. It was a parking citation! Failure to display current decal (even though it'… more »
 

An unexpected passenger

09/19/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I normally warm up my bike with the choke on outside in the mornings and go back in and gear up as it takes a few moments. Well, as I was leaving my street I glanced down at the base of my windshield and what I saw made me laugh. more »
 

What is that sound?! OH MY! It's coming from the motorcycle that I almost ran into!

09/19/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I'd like to start this out by stating that as a cager I rarely use my horn. I believe I've used my horn less than 5 times in 7 years of driving. Now, in less than 2 months, I have used my motorcycle horn TWICE. more »
 

Chain Lube @ 5,975mi

09/19/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Lube @ 5,975mi more »
 

Woo V65 Magna

09/08/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
For those who may or may not know, my dad is the one who got me into riding motorcycles. He had a late 90s or early 2000s Honda Magna. At one point he had 4. Now he's just down to two and they are the old school early 1980s v65 Magna's. He's got one… more »
 

Haha!!!

09/06/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
Chalk this up to another reason to ride a motorcycle for daily commuting purposes. Intersections. more »
 

Chain Lube @ 5,307 mi

09/03/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain lube performed @ 5,307 mi. more »
 

Scary Moment.

09/03/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I am always alert on my bike. It's one of the only times I am fully focused on my current task. Scan, identify possible hazard, predict possiblities, always have an escape plan, and keep track of where people are on the road in proximity to you becaus… more »
 

I should be in advertising.

08/28/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc
There's a contest on my forums right now for showing off some photoshop skills so I took a few minutes and whipped this up. It's just something that you have to laugh at because you know it's impossible. Perhaps I should be in advertising? more »
 

A lesson regarding stowing items in pockets.

08/27/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
This morning I perform my pre-ride check to make sure I have everything. I'm only going to work so I need to have my badge and my muffies. Muffies go over my headphones to cushion them. more »
 

Would you like a T-Bone or a side-swipe w/ your daily commute?

08/25/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I'm always faced with dealing with other people on the road. I'm not just talking about your tailgaters or little old grannie who is driving 5-10 miles below the speed limit hunched over her wheel. I'm going to explain what happened to me today. more »
 

I <3 Motorcycle Only Spots!

08/23/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
It's a change of pace to be waking up and going to school. I remember how competitive it is acquiring a parking space is at ASU. This is confirmed by listening to Sarah tell me how it took her 7 minutes to find a spot today and she ended up being lat… more »
 

Motorcyle running perfect now.

08/22/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Monday I took the liberty to reread my service manual. I picked it up for roughly $20.00 USD on eBay. There were two things that were wrong with my bike that I managed to fix on monday. more »
 

I'm going to get some gas....

08/18/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
Give a mouse a cookie and he'll want some milk... or so I've learned recently from a children's book I never read as a kid. Sarah thinks I've had a deprived childhood. more »
 

Chain Lube @ 4,739 mi

08/18/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Lube @ 4,739 mi. more »
 

The Wrens Run

08/14/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Group Rides
Woo Hoo! My first group ride. I went down to Huddle House in Harlem, where I would meet everyone at 8:30am. more »
 

Night Time

08/12/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
This is what I look like at night. Except, the helmet is actually sitting on the seat so it would not normally be that low. What would you be thinking if you saw a motorcycle like this at night with such a goofy smiley on the back of the helmet? more »
 

Engine Crash Guard Installed on my Honda Rebel, woo hoo

08/12/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc
Woot! I got my Engine Crash guard bars from Hong Kong the other day and I've been itching to get them installed. more »
 

Georgia law needs to get with the program.

08/09/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
Apparently Alabama and South Carolina both allow a motorcyclist to run a red light intentionally if the light does not change for the rider. more »
 

Maintainence Day

08/08/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Tuesday being my days off I decided that I'd go ahead and do some maintainence on my bike. Odometer reading: 4,090. more »
 

Motorcycle Cops Do Wave, Woo Hoo!

08/07/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
I was on my way to work this A.M when a county cop riding a bike came out of nowhere. It was after Gate 1 so he had to have made a left and made it up to me. I saw him about half a mile back. more »
 

Update

08/07/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc
I hit 1,000 miles today since I've owned the bike. Some more of my internet orders have been arriving. more »
 

Visiting Sarah @ Work

07/28/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
So I'm off today, there's really nothing to do around the house except maybe watch Scrubs but I'm not in the mood to just sit around.....afterall, there's a bike in my garage just waiting to be taken out. more »
 

My day off

07/26/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
Tuesday was my day off. I slept in til about 10ish. It's sad that I think of 10 a.m as sleeping in now but that's how things go when you get adjusted to a certain schedule. more »
 

It's raining, it's pouring..and this young man is riding!

07/25/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle
So I rode to work for both parts of my split. I had a 50% chance of getting rained on with the scattered showers. So I figured, I'll take my chances. Worst thing that happens is I get wet. more »
 

VVVRRRROOOMMMMMM

07/24/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting
Aw Jeah! Vrroooom! I am now the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Rebel. It's a motorcycle. more »
 
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