Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bikes I’ve Owned and Loved (a lot or a little): 1986 Yamaha XT350 Enduro

Learn more here Again, a bike for which I’ve had to steal a picture. This pic is for a 2000 XT, which is not even a little bit different than the 1986. Just replace, in your mind, the blue bits … Continue reading

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The Dominoes Are Falling?

Only a short while after Polaris announced the Victory Motorcycles are goners, Eric Buell Racing gives up, again. In their January 28 press release, the company said, “The company, which is the sequel to Buell Motorcycle Co. that Harley-Davidson Inc. … Continue reading

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Losing the Travel Thing

All my life, “getting away” has been a theme. I grew up in western Kansas and anyone with any sense at all wants to escape that hell hole as fast as possible. I got started with a lifetime of “camping” … Continue reading

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Bikes I’ve Owned and Loved (a lot or a little): 1982 Yamaha XTZ550 Vision

Learn more about this bike The Yamaha Vision was a great bike, for me. The picture above isn’t really of the bike I owned. I snagged this picture from the Yamaha Vision Users webpage, because I never, ever, took a … Continue reading

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Who’s Surprised?

Polaris dropped a big #2 on the cruiser market this week with their announcement that Victory is a has-been. “Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations. Polaris … Continue reading

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Who’s Surprised?

Polaris dropped a big #2 on the cruiser market this week with their announcement that Victory is a has-been. “Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations. Polaris … Continue reading

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Bikes I’ve Owned and Loved (a lot or a little): 1975-76 OSSA dirt bikes

For two years in the mid-70’s, I ran a microscopic dirt bike shop out of my garage, code name “Dirt Shop.” My wife hated the name because she was constantly receiving packages at our home addressed to the Dirt Shop.  … Continue reading

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