Archive for January, 2006

If octane is good, is more better?

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments by

Have you ever taken your baby to the gas station and decided to treat her? (I’m talking about the bike, of course.) So you pull up to the pumps and go for the highest octane you can get. After all, nothing’s too good for your bike, or is it? What’s special about higher octane fuel? […]

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The Benefits of Becoming a Scooter Commuter

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments by

Back When Gas was 25 Cents A GallonAs a youngster I remember our car’s glove box held a little book in which my father dutifully tracked the gas mileage. Although gas only cost about 25 cents a gallon then, gas mileage was discussed among family and friends with an intensity that bordered on religious fervor. […]

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At the Sign of the Wolf

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments by

When I started out in motorcycling, my second bike was a BMW 1100 GS. And since it’s routine, simply a matter of good form to do so here in Austria, I mounted a Remus Racing exhaust on it. What a sound! Before the Remus Company began developing and producing high-end vehicular components in the Styrian […]

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Not Your Typical BMW Emporium

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments by

The San Francisco Bay area is unique in many respects. One that readily registers in a motorcyclist’s mind is that, for all its urban congestion – three major cities and a dozen smaller ones surround the bay, there are still amazing amounts of quiet, crowd-free, winding roads. Perfect for a Sunday ride and most of […]

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