New Material!

02/26/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Video/Vlogging

MikeyI 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 MY PEEPS!! IT'S A BIKER W/ A CAMCORDER!!" or can I? :P

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

02/23/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence

Mikey10,300 mi.

Drive chain tightened & rear brake pedal freeplay adjusted.

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Altercation with a cager.

02/21/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting

MikeyThis 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 out for me. This particular incident, the driver of the car KNEW I was in the lane next to him. We had been playing "leap frog" on the road for a while, ie, I'm going a constant speed and he's speeding up to pass, then he drops down, and then I pass him... yeah you know the type.

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Yay! New Boots!

02/19/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Misc

MikeyI 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 velcro.

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Sticky Shifter - Oh noes!

02/19/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence

MikeyOn 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 synopsis of how this affects me. Motorcycles are manual transmission. My gearbox has the following gear pattern. 1-N-2-3-4-5. The way that you switch gears is to pull in the clutch (left hand) and then use your left foot and go either up or down depending on what you are doing (higher gears = faster top speed, lower gears = lower speed).

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