I Sold My Bike

Aug 19, 2014 View Comments by

After all my advice in a previous blog “So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?,” I ended up having to wholesale mine to a dealer. Lost some money, but I was able to get the bank off my back with a few bucks to spare. There were no “separation issues”; I was glad to see […]

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American Road Trip: Too Young to Ride a Gold Wing?

Aug 13, 2014 View Comments by

It’s true. Sarah and I aren’t Honda’s typical target market for the Gold Wing. We’re both in our twenties. Does that mean we can’t enjoy the luxury of the Gold Wing? I’m very lucky to have access to all types of bikes, and I have ridden a wide variety of motorcycles. So I know what […]

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Sarah & Flo’s American Road Trip

Aug 08, 2014 View Comments by

When I first met Sarah six years ago, we instantly bonded over stories of travel and all of the places we wanted to see. Yet, just like most peoples’ lives, busy schedules got in the way and before we knew it, time passed, having never checked off any “must see” items. For me the past […]

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2015 Honda CB300F: The Baby CBR Gets Naked

Jul 14, 2014 View Comments by

Honda continues its all-out drive to lure new and younger riders into the sport with their latest model, the CB300F. As you could probably infer from its name, the CB300F is a naked version of the recently announced CBR300R, which takes the place of the previous CBR250R at the bottom of Honda’s street going lineup. […]

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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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Weekend for Two: Staunton, Virginia

Jun 23, 2014 View Comments by

Small-town Southern Charm Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton, VA, is a cultural crossroads offering a weekend of art, history, and motorcycling. The city is home to the American Shakespeare Center, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and the Museum of American Frontier Culture. Staunton’s quaint downtown features many buildings dating to the […]

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Weekend for Two: Paso Robles, California

Jun 21, 2014 View Comments by

Wine Country Adventure When you head on tour with your special someone, you aren’t just looking for nice roads and pretty views; you’re on the hunt for a place where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy some quality time together. That’s just what you’ll find in Paso Robles, CA. Conveniently located midway between San Francisco […]

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Weekend for Two: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Jun 15, 2014 View Comments by

Mountain Riding and Relaxation Known as “The Little Switzerland of America,” Eureka Springs, AR, offers the perfect escape for couples looking for a romantic getaway to another time. The town gets its name, and much of its history, from a nearby spring that was reputed to hold special healing powers. When word spread about the […]

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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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Roadsmith Trike’s Ultimate Open House

May 12, 2014 View Comments by

After 42 years in business, Roadsmith Trikes is holding their first ever open house. The event will take place at Roadsmith’s factory in White Bear Lake, MN where they manufacture 18 different trike conversion kits for Honda, Harley-Davidson, Victory, and Indian motorcycles. The open house, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on […]

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2014 Gold Wing Road Rider’s Association Annual Wing Ding

May 05, 2014 View Comments by

Since 1979 the Gold Wing Road Riders Association has been holding their annual Wing Ding gathering at various cities across the country. This year the event, which is expected to draw around 13,000 Gold Wing riders, will be held in Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison. Fans of Honda’s venerable touring machine will enjoy four days […]

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Motorcycle Sport Touring Association to Give Away FZ-09

Apr 30, 2014 View Comments by

Growing out of a small Honda Sabre and Magna owners club, the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association has become a multi-brand organization for sport touring enthusiasts. The club, which espouses safety, fun, camaraderie, and riding skill improvement, holds a National Rally every year. 2014’s event will take place in Rapid City, SD, June 8th through 11th. […]

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2015 Honda NM4: Welcome to the Future

Apr 03, 2014 View Comments by

Well, we don’t have hoverboards yet, but soon we’ll have another new Honda (a small consolation). One way or another Big Red seems intent on dragging the motorcycle world into the future (there may or may not be kicking and/or screaming involved). Enter the NM4 with its futuristic, Bat Mobile like lines, fuel-efficient engine, and […]

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Consumer Reports on Motorcycle Reliability

Feb 21, 2014 View Comments by

They’ve reported on everything from cars to TVs to baby strollers and now they’ve turned their attention to motorcycles. Last year Consumer Reports conducted a massive customer satisfaction survey of the owners of the top five OEMs in the U.S.: Honda, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, BMW, and Kawasaki. The report (focusing on bikes model year 2009 through […]

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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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