Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Cycles

Cycles


Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

Spring Cleaning…

Some of my bikes are more than 40 years old now - which is a long time in human and machine terms. And yet, they all still function as new. Unlike me. Well, with...

Things Unseen…

The hand of Uncle - which aways wields a gun - distorts our lives in so many ways it's impossible to catalog them all. There are the things we're forced to have...

When Seconds Count, a Cop is Just Minutes Away

Last night was another object lesson in the uselessness of cops for other than random tax collecting and general harassment. Traveling home on the Blue Ridge Parkway - where it seems there...

Your Bike… and Winter

Machinery that doesn't get used for a long time often doesn't work when you need to use it. Motorcycles fall into this category. Unless you're one of the lucky ones who...

It’s Alive… For The Moment!

Cue Borat voice... great success! The '80 Hardley appears to be functional. Possibly, ridable. Probably for not very long. But, still. I gimped the electrics to a state of "well, it works" ......

Fat Buzz Cut Hero Assaults Motorcyclist

Here's another example of someone who hadn't harmed anyone being harmed because he "might." A motorcyclist riding faster than the law allows was pursued by a stereotypically bloated, buzzcut Oregon state cop (driving...

Hardley Able

Well, the pig runs again. Briefly. Now that the starter issue has been fixed, the regulator is billowing smoke - god knows why. It didn't before. But mechanical issues are secondary only to...

Some Motorcycle Pros… and Cons

If you're thinking about buying a bike, there's a lot to think about. One thing to think about is that bikes - like cars - vary in type and function. But bikes differ...

When Clovers Kill (Or Try To)

You may have seen the video. A guy on motorcycle, girlfriend riding along, blitzes by some cars. Well, he tried to. An aging psychopath in the lead car by the name of...

This Pig of a Bike

I'm tapping out. This POS AMF-era Hardley Ableson (1980 Sportster) has beaten me. I publicly concede defeat. The bitch will not start. Well, the shitty electric start system will not turn the engine...
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