Sunday, October 30, 2011

Three-Up on a Ural

3-up on ural

Can your motorcycle do this? Nope. Didn’t think so. We were three up on the Ural this weekend. Nope, that isn’t my wife on the back either. We had some guests who drove up from the south to brave the cold Minnesota fall weather at 55F.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Motorcycle First Thursday

First Thursday - October 2011

Last week was First Thursday at Dulono’s in Minneapolis. It was the first time I’ve been there since July. The weather was perfect which drew larger than average crowds for this time of year. October didn’t disappoint as there was lots of interesting bikes to look at.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Taking the GS out to Play

GS at the Lake

My R1150GS is finally fixed and back in action after several months of messing around with delays fixing the brakes. It all started with a leaky brake line, then a stuck banjo bolt, and finally I broke a fastener on the caliper and had to replace it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Solution to the Tiny Mistake


Previously, I had posted how I broke the bleed cylinder off the right front caliper on my 2001 BMW R1150GS. I tried many things to solve the problem as I didn’t want to buy a new caliper for $400 from BMW. It’s good to have friends!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

BigTrip2011 - Day 16 - Chicago to Minneapolis

BigTrip2011 - Day 16 - Chicago to Minneapolis

I was shocked to realize I hadn’t written this post yet. The final day of my “BigTrip” from earlier this year – Chicago to Minneapolis: August 13, 2011. My original plan was to ride from Chicago to Milwaukee along Lake Michigan like I did in 2010, but I received a call from my wife and changed my plans.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Trip to the Beach

Empty Beach

I was feeling a bit cooped up, and it was beautiful outside. I put on my gear and walked into the garage. Which one to ride? Decisions, decisions.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Tires!

new winter tires

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The air is getting cooler. The leaves are changing colors. The Ural is coming out of hibernation which can only mean that snow is just around the corner.