More about the Maintenance

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The front tire I had installed has made my cornering feel more stable. I didn’t realize that the tire was that bad since it didn’t look that bad. I guess bike tires are… Continue reading

Readying for the trip…

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I’m now up to about 1500 miles on the little Ninja. I like the bike’s handling, find it a bit underpowered, and I’m enjoying the gas mileage. Basically it’s exactly what I was… Continue reading

Getting the bike ready

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I took the bike back to the shop to figure out what the oil leak was. It turns out they put too much oil in the bike when they did the maintaince last… Continue reading

The Oil Spots Part II

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I can’t find where the oil spots are coming from and no I haven’t taken the bike back to the shop. I’ve only rode it about 300 miles since the spots started to… Continue reading

Oil Spots

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Well after having my bike serviced there are oil spots appearing where I park my bike. I’ll have to take it back to the shop to see what might have happened. Let’s just… Continue reading

Putting some teeth into this epic ride.

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I ran to Rose Kawasaki on lunch today and picked up a new front sprocket. It has 15 teeth instead of the factory 14, and it is supposed to lower highway RPMs by… Continue reading

Planning and More Planning.

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This is going to be one meticulously over-planned route. Ray and I started off with Google Maps, then clicked to “avoid highways” to get an idea. Then we set up a custom Google… Continue reading

The Break-In Procedure is Complete.

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Well, the little Ninja is properly broken in now and is doing just fine. I exhibited much self-restraint and avoiding rolling on the throttle too hard or too often while she was new,… Continue reading

Casey’s bike search ended.

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Since we decided to take this trip Casey kept on giving me hell about riding the little 250. I told him about all the riders that participate in the Iron Butt Rally where… Continue reading

The adventure begins.

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There are those times in life when you sit down and say to yourself, what exactly was I thinking? This might be one of those times. I’m not quite sure why Ray and… Continue reading