How common is this kind of setup?
Last week, a headlight went out on the S70. I went to check the bulb and discovered that the reflector inside the lamp assembly was loose and pivoting. Probably damaged from the deer strike in December.
Took advantage of the rain last night that washed away all the road salt, and used the opportunity to fiddle with the throttle stop position on the truck, in the hopes of fixing the TPS/idling/surging/transmission hunting issues. Good news, it worked! Perfectly smooth driving in both stop/go city and 70mph highway.…
Found an unmarked trail about a mile from my house and decided to see where it went. After a couple hundred yards of rocky single track through a moderately wooded area, it opened up to a power line access trail.
Dunlop D606s, allegedly the gold standard for dual sport with heavy emphasis on off-road traction. We’ll see how they perform compared to the 11 year old original Bridgestones that these are replacing.
A fully rigid, 1200cc, 45 horsepower monster of a motorcycle from 1930, that has been repaired mechanically but otherwise unrestored. Love it.
Found this DOTS (S for sidewalk in this case), never even heard of a Suzuki FA50 before. It was very tiny, smaller than an adult bicycle, and looked like a lot of fun. The wheels are 14" for size reference.
When you can have this behemoth instead? Basically a naked GL1500 Gold Wing.
It was pretty entertaining, though the constant ragging on the worthlessness of the Chevy was a bit droll (a 1.0l Fiat Panda 4x4 beating a 454 Silverado in a roll race handily stretches suspension of disbelief to me).
..err... three actually.
‘96 F-350 crew cab dually with 460 big block, for $1k? Probably worth that in scrap metal.
Just rode this little guy home, it was really hard to find a notary open on New Years Day. 2008 Yamaha WR250R. 40 miles on a 55mph highway, and it doesn’t like to go much over 65 with the aftermarket shallow cog that’s on it.
Ready to drive and inspect with just a replacement wiper motor. $7k? I’ll take this over a 3500 Bro Truck Duramax.
Last night around 7pm, I hit a deer in the Volvo. Stupid thing was just chilling in the road right behind a hill crest, completely hidden from view. This road is a 45mph zone but I was only doing 35 because genre savvy. Yet I STILL hit the bastard, probably around 25 after I slammed on the brakes a moment before…
For $16k, this thing is worth the asking just for the chassis and drivetrain. Looks in reasonable shape to live in too, costs about as much as a year of rent in a lot of big cities. I’d be all over it if I had a place to park it.
We start off with a strangely specific section of frame cut out of a mid-90s F-250. Moving on...
For anyone wanting a compact lithium-ion jump box, I was recently sent this Suaoki U18 to review by a manufacturer representative. Thought I’d put it through its paces to determine if it’s worth the asking price of $90, or about $72 after a 20% off coupon available now on amazon.
It comes in this great little case…
Came across this while riding my bicycle to the D&L trail the other day. It was so clean I just had to stop and take a photo. Cleanest 1980s S10 I’ve seen in the past decade at least. It had an automatic, sadly. But it has “Durango” written under the S10 badge, must have been some kind of trim package.
The new Hot Wheels casting vs the Tomica Limited Vintage Neo from last year, direct photo comparison. This is after I used the hot water trick to mostly-straighten the wing on the HW casting.