Category Archives: my motorcycles

Motorcycle Bingo

Here’s the card, in case you want to play. Some of these statements are really interesting; to me. The “Have more than 200,000 lifetime miles” question, for example. Several times in the last 20 years I’ve tried to add up … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: Kawasaki KL250 Super Sherpa

Back to Basics All Rights Reserved © 2008 Thomas W. Day When I got back from Alaska, I’d had enough of riding a touring bike on dirt roads. Going upside down and backwards at 50mph with 500 pounds of motorcycle … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: Suzuki V-Strom 650

Me and Wee All Rights Reserved © 2007 Thomas W. Day The concise, well-edited, more politically correct version of this article can be found at the Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly website: http://www.mnmotorcycle.com/mmm/pages/2007/96/review96.htm Sport bikes, including the “standard” SV650, are for kids … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: Pure Polaris Electric Scooter

And Now for Something Really Different An absolutely valid rap “against” the bikes I usually ride is that nobody ever looks at my ride and I rarely hear “wow! what a cool looking bike.”  If that bothered me, the Pure … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1999 Suzuki SV650

Learn more about this bike The SV and I have had a recent and occasionally scary life together. My first experience on the bike practically exposed me to the entire assortment of nasty Midwestern weather. I picked the bike up, … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1989 Honda VTR250

I bought this bike in the spring of 1999, after I’d decided against popping $6k for a new Suzuki SV650. I can only say good things about the VTR. It constantly amazes me that Americans don’t consider small bikes like … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1992 Yamaha TDM 850

Learn (a lot) more about this bike The TDM and I had a long and profitable love affair. The above picture is of my bike on the way back from Steamboat Springs, CO. Sorry the clarity is so mediocre. This … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1983 Yamaha XTZ550 Vision

Learn more about this bike Like the ’82, this Vision was a great bike. For some reason, the ’83 Vision didn’t sell at all in CA until 1985. Once they left the showroom floors, you couldn’t find one, anywhere. I … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1986 Yamaha XT350 Enduro

Learn more here Again, a bike for which I’ve had to steal a picture. This pic is pretty much exactly what my XT looked like, dead stock. However, if I’d have found a 2000 XT it wouldn’t have mattered. Other … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1986 Kawasaki KLR 600

If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can learn more about the KLR600. You might be able to tell from all the non-stock stuff on this bike that I really wanted the KLR to be my personal statement about motorcycling. … Continue reading

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