Posts by Chris

Changing of the Guard (Kawasaki Versys for BMW Rockster)

Well, it’s happened again… I sold my BMW Rockster and picked up something new; a 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT. I met with the guy at a friend’s local motorcycle repair shop (Streetscenes Moto Garage) and got come help loading it into the back of his pickup truck. Wait, didn’t you just get it?…

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2 Day Trip Hood River Canyon Road and Wind River Road

Introduction I had two days free before some bad weather was due to roll in as well as the upcoming short road trip I am planning with sexy wife. The quickly formed; ride somewhere, spend the night and ride back. In an effort to pack in as many good roads as possible, I decided to…

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Three Day Ride Omak-Grand Coulee Dam-Republic

Just needed to get away The weather around home lately has been overcast and the temperature has been up and down so much I have no idea what to wear on any given day. So I started to look up weather reports. Day 1 Tacoma to Omak, WA I chose to head north to ride…

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Triumph Bonneville Shocks Review (Tec Shocks)

http://www.caferacerpodcast.com/podpress_trac/web/1330/0/Episode93oftheCafeRacerPodcast.mp3 BACKGROUND I, like a lot of people want to improve the ride quality of my Triumph Bonneville. In my case it’s the Mag wheeled SE model from 2011. The stock shocks aren’t completely horrible and you can have a pretty good time riding it as is. They seem to handle faster/harder riding pretty well,…

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BMW ABS Removal ( Servo-ectomy ) r1150r Rockster

Introduction This post is about my experience with my 2004 BMW r1150r Rockster (with ABS) and the decision to remove the ABS Servo unit. I’ve owned the bike for a year and a bit – I’ve ridden just over 16,000 miles. I bought it used and have ridden many long days and multiple day rides focusing…

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