My 30 Year Old Motorcycle

My 30 year old Honda CB550 motorcycle is making me nervous. Last year its electrical system wasn’t acting normal: fuses would blow every week or so. I eventually put a higher voltage (I think) in it, which seems to have solved the problem, but it made me nervous: I fear the 30 year old part will break on me while I’m traveling fast on a highway. I put the battery

My Motorcycle Is New Again

I picked my ’78 Honda 550k motorcycle today after it spent a week at the shop. It needed a new rear tire (you could see the threads), plus the shifter gasket was replaced, and standard stuff was adjusted: valves, carbs… [insert engine lingo]. It runs BEAUTIFULLY now: quieter and smoother. Having a good mechanic work on a motorcycle is like getting a new bike in the end. Irishtown Cycle did

That Honda Car Commercial

I saw this Honda commercial about a year ago, when it was posted on a lot of blogs; I was surprised I never posted it: A single cog sets off a chain reaction that sets component parts of a Honda Accord in elaborate and orchestrated motion. Quite unlike any car commercial you’ve likely seen. It’s slow, but mesmerizing. I think they faked the tires going up the ramp part.

Not Everyone Likes Harley Davidsons

Why A Harley Davidson Isn’t A Real American Motorcycle, an article from 1993 from a guy who used to like Harley Davidsons: I think I’ve finally figured out just *WHY* Harley Davidson motorcycles are so popular… Harley Davidson isn’t a motorcycle company, it is a cult religion. You don’t ride a Harley Davidson so much as you worship it. You and every other little acolyte. A Harley Davidson is a