I spent last night working on my new garage sale Honda Aero. I was able to get it to run, but the starter, headlight, and dash lights were not working. I solved the starter issue pretty easily, dirty button plus improperly pinned connector on the wiring harness.
But yeah, I couldn’t pass this up. I lasted about 3 months since the sale of my last Aero. It’s a little more expensive than my last one was, but it’s a better year with more performance parts available.
Ever have one of those days where you wake up and decide to do something you know is stupid? I had one of those days on Saturday when I called a few of my riding buddies with “Hey, I’ve got nothing going on. Let’s take the 50cc bikes to the coast” After assuring them multiple times that I was serious, we met up, set…
So after my post last week, I was jonesing for a Street Triple really bad. I couldn’t get over how it felt like a perfect SV, only with power and refinement. I went out and bought this low mileage (2100 miles !?!) 2014 Street Triple R on Sunday.
Picked up the yet to be named replacement for deathtrap (my SV650). Bigger write-up tomorrow, I just thought this photo was entertaining
I’ve had my SV for a long time now, and it’s always been my favorite street bike. I’ve been on a ton of demo rides, but every time I got back on the SV, I still felt satisfied. All the other bikes I’d been cross shopping were either too heavy, or too powerful (for reasonable road use), too uncomfortable, or too…
Think the Bentley owners were a little surprised that it got more attention.
I found a cheap Honda Ruckus on the internet
Actually like it a lot more in person, way more subtle than it looks in pics
Finally got around to putting handlebars bars back on the SV. I found myself not riding it much due to the discomfort of the super low GSXR clip ons I’ve had on ever since I did the fork swap.
Now is the part of my day where I find out it is within budget but agonize over whether or not it is $8000 better than Partygirl.
My little ‘85 Honda Aero is off to a new owner and new adventures. I realized as I was signing over the title that I’ve owned this longer than any of my other bikes, longer than I’ve owned any single bike. I’m going to miss this goofy little thing.
I woke up yesterday morning to a post on my local motorcycle Facebook page about a suspiciously low price Grom. Still having some cash left over from the sale of my Triumph and curiosity/skepticism regarding what all the Grom hype was about, I made the trek an hour and a half north to pick up this little guy.
You will be missed, thank you for your service.
Today I sold the Triumph and threw some of that money into this little guy.
Bought a wider set of RPF1s in preparation for the increased power I’ll be putting down. Decision was purely driven by function, but I was not expecting them to be so much better looking! In the picture below, the wheel in front is a 17x7.5 +48 and is what I was running previously on all four corners and the one in…
I am excited, I’m sure some stuff needs servicing, but the package looks far more complete that I expected.
Spent last night fixing things just to pass tech for an autocross today. Wanted to see if she’d hold together before I think about taking her on track.
TL/DR The other day I started mocking up all my turbo components for the FR-S. (Spare motors are awesome BTW)