RoadRUNNER Project Bike: 1984 Honda Shadow VT700C

Jun 25, 2014 View Comments by

Touring on a Tiny Budget Motorcycling can be an extremely expensive hobby, and in a media world obsessed with the latest, greatest, and newest products, it can certainly seem like you need to be a well-heeled member of the gentry before you can turn to a life on two wheels. Fortunately, that’s not the case. […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Budget Project Bike

May 17, 2014 View Comments by

Here are the criteria we started with when we set out to choose RoadRUNNER’s next project bike. Cheap, as in $1,000 or less. Running, it had to be able to be ridden before we sank any money or time into it. No title issues. Ready to go on tour with minimal investment. And that’s pretty […]

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Failure To Communicate

Feb 09, 2014 View Comments by

A few years ago I sold my 2003 Honda Nighthawk 750 on eBay. I sold it to a man from Ohio who was to pay cash and was driving his van (cause for concern #1) to my home in Pennsylvania to pick it up on a ferociously hot summer day. As our meeting time came […]

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So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?

Jan 08, 2014 View Comments by

We know where we want to finish, with the bike sold and money in our pocket, or maybe the bank. One word: Advertise! At no time in memory has it been easier to do so, with the computer we can run off our own color flyers to post in every Laundromat, motorcycle garage, coffee shop, […]

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Used Motorcycles: The Swap Meet Queens

May 22, 2013 View Comments by

If there is a hierarchy of used motorcycles, then the swap meet queen must be at the bottom of the list, just before landfill/junk yard. To be honest, I have been known to “feed” at this end of the food chain now and then, which is my way of saying “been there, done that.” The […]

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The Hunt: Buying a Bike Off Craigslist

Nov 03, 2012 View Comments by

Shopping for a new bike can be a whole lot of fun, but actually buying one can turn into a nightmare. For many of us, going to a dealership to look at brand new (or almost new) bikes just isn’t financially an option, so to get what we’re looking for we’re forced to turn to […]

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A Few Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Jun 30, 2012 View Comments by

A month or so ago, the time had come to purchase a new bike. Since I wasn’t looking for anything new, the daily scanning of Craigslist began. It didn’t take me long to find what I was looking for: a cheap, reliable, and fun highway cruiser in the form of a 2002 Honda Shadow 750. […]

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I Love Craigslist

Apr 03, 2012 View Comments by

A day without Craigslist is like a day without sunshine. It’s a veritable treasure hunt every time you log on, no matter what city you’re in. Just today, I found a ’69 Triumph Trident with spare parts, and it’s less than 20 miles away. Unfortunately, our state’s draconian vehicle inspection laws dictate that replacing a […]

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