Yamaha FZR 600 suspension: How well can this motorcycle handle?

The other day I was thinking about the Yamaha FZR 600 suspension, as I rode to a work gig, knowing that I would have to return, late at night, on the treacherous course called the Long Island Expressway.  I have ridden this road many times before – and it is always nasty, but this ride would be after a long day of work, in the dark, with limited visibility for the numerous potholes and bumps that riddle this strip of thoroughfare….  Read More …

Motorcycle Safety: How safe do you want to be?

Cheesy mirror on the Yamaha FZR 600

Like most motorcycle owners, I like my ride to look good.  It is a reflection of my personality, and I want it to reflect who I am, and what I’m about.  The problem is, there are times when decisions about the look of the bike, stand opposed to the best choices for motorcycle safety…   Read More …

Custom Honda CB 750: tanks and engines…

Engine up on the Harbor Freight engine lift...

Jarred has been toiling away on his Custom Honda CB 750, with a ton of cutting and welding up parts for the frame.  On a trip out to Harbor Freight awhile ago, we picked up an engine stand – which Jarred quickly modified to be able to hold the Honda engine by the motor mounts.  With a full 360 degree rotation, this makes things much easier for wrenching, cleaning and painting. Read More …