Tuesday, August 21, 2012The whole 1170-mile trip was great. The V-Strom is much more comfortable than the Bonneville was. The luggage works much better. Even the gas mileage was higher (~55mpg average). In short, this bike is going to see quite a few more happy miles in the coming years.
Friday, July 20, 2012Some of you know that beyond beer and coding, I'm also an active woodworker. In this post, I'm excited to share the completion of my most recent project. Approximately 18 months after buying the first lumber, I'm now sleeping in in my hand-made hard maple sleigh bed.
Monday, July 9, 2012
I spent all week questioning my review of that Kawasaki Versys I wrote about last time. I scoured the web for other riders' reviews, and mostly found things that confirmed my thoughts. But in the process, another bike was repeatedly mentioned as a point of comparison: Suzuki's DL650 V-Strom.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
It's summer, and that means riding … as long as your bike is up for it. As with last summer, June is proving to be a frustrating month. It's oil again this year, but this time the pump is fine; it's just that it's pumping some of the oil into my air box, instead of returning it to the sump. It's manageable as long as I keep an eye on the remaining level, and empty out the box before it soaks the filter, until I can get some time at the shop (a week from now). But, that adds up to a desire to search for a bike that's a little less … cantankerous.