Monday, August 20, 2012

MANIGALE Desktop Wallpapers: Dudes and Ducatis

OK, we've all seen the Hot Chicks on Bikes photos. Sure we have. Lots of 'em. So why on earth would a photographer try to mimic those arguably classy photos with DUDES instead of hotties? Why, indeed...

I give you the MANIGALE Desktop Wallpapers: Dudes and Ducatis. (See if you can spot the differences in these two photos.)

You've been warned...

AND THAT'S A WRAP! Make sure you stop over to look at the original seDUCATIve photos at (purely for comparison purposes, of course).

Saturday, August 11, 2012

What now? Musings on adding a bike to the stable

With the BMW gone, I am left with one measley bike to ride. Just one. A tiny little 2294 cc minibike known as the Triumph Rocket III.

OK, hyperbole aside, I really am looking to buy another bike...either an addition to or instead of my Rocket. I do enjoy my Triumph and I can ride that anywhere for the immediate and distant future if I don't find another steed.

There are so many motorcyles to consider, so many options. New, used, sport, touring, sport touring, cruiser, American, Japanese.

Holy cow, there are some decisions to make. I know, I know...this is something every one of us riders has done: Researched, selected and bought a bike.

I have narrowed the search to 2 or 3 wheels (as the CanAm Spyder is not out of the question). That's about it so far.

I would like to continue the long distance riding, but I want a bike with "soul" that I can take on a long day ride or to work.

Here are some bikes I'm thinking about, in no particular order:

Harley Ultra Classic (or the Road Glide/Street Glide)

Can Am Spyder

Kawasaki Voyager

Honda Valkyrie

Yamaha FJR1300 (I like this bike)

Kawasaki KLR650 (just something to have "on the side")

Triumph Rocket Standard

(The Goldwing, AKA: HondaMinium, has been left off the list for now.)

Your input and opinions are requested and valued!

The research begins..

Thursday, August 2, 2012

SOLD: my 2004 R1150GS

UPDATE 2: SOLD to ADV Rider Matt/Motoree from the big town of West Covina (not to be confused with the much smaller and less interesting "East" Covina. He now has 3 BMW GS's to play with... I've received questions about the accessories and will list them shortly. Whadaya want?

UPDATE: Looks like I sold it to a BMW enthusiast from the OC. He already has a "couple" so why not add a GS to the stable? He's picking it up this weekend. I will be selling some of the accessories (Jesse Bags/mounts, Touratech stuff, Corbin saddle, fuse panel, etc.). Thanks for your input. I ended up selling it (vs. fixing/keeping it) so I can get another bike. Be safe out there, fellas.

Here's the SDAR link:


While I would still like to trade my GS for a Sport Touring bike, I am offering my 2004 BMW R1150GS for sale, as-is, for $2800.

It has a clear title, looks great (is not banged up) and runs perfectly; it just needs something in the transmission/gearbox fixed.

Before I buy and install a used/rebuilt tranny, I am offering my bike to someone who wants it at a pretty good price.

More info and photos available if you're interested.

Here is the related ADV Rider thread: