Saturday, June 3, 2017

Summer has arrived!

Looks like it's about time to start planning a trip!   94° today.   

Friday, May 12, 2017


Doing some thorough chain maintenance today. Pulled the front sprocket cover and cleaned out all the gunk. Cleaned the chain and sprockets with kerosene, per the manufacturer's recommendation. Took a few good closeups to see how the chain and sprockets are holding up after 20,000 miles. Looks pretty good.  I don't think they need replacing. I've used DuPont Teflon "Chain Saver" since I bought the bike 4 years ago. Seems to do the job. I like it because it goes on as a clear watery liquid and dries to a whiteish film. Lubricates well and since it's dry, it doesn't collect dirt and doesn't fling off, getting on the bike, or me     Ordered a new rear tire too today, Bridgestone 150/70, the OEM tire. Costs more, but I don't skimp on tires.       

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Death Valley

Just out for a nice ride....     In Death Valley, Minnesota!!!     Apparently it's been a long hard winter!!!      

Monday, April 17, 2017

Long time in the saddle

Beautiful weather, soooooooo.... Just turned 20,000 miles on the V-Strom!!!  
  Also, experimenting with a new travel camera, Sony a6000. Getting ready for some travlin' this summer.