So after the first ride after suspension repair, I noticed a hole in the radiator, which I ignored too long and blew the head gasket. After repairing the radiator, I also ignored a few signs – discolored water in the radiator, until I noticed water in the oil – game over. I needed a head gasket. So after a month of struggling with parts, and head removal, I finally was able to swap out the thin, Teflon-coated aluminum membrane that separates the head from the block.
I love the video below because it illustrates well the two extremes of adventure motorcycles and gear. The whole idea of having a perfect bike for adventure is ludicrous, and hopefully after watching, you will agree. From my experience, there so often seems to be a reluctance to ride without proper tools (bike, gear, tents, […]
Many times have I ridden the backroads around Tellico, coming an going to somewhere else – beyond. Always on the way to the mountains, or coming back – Tellico always seemed to be the “portal” to another space – the mountains of Tennessee, or North Carolina. I had always heard the dirt around the area […]
In my time as a motorcyclist, I have taken a handful of cross country trips. I am not an expert by any means but I am completely comfortable packing a bag and leaving out for over a week or more with no reservations. On my last trip, as I didn’t organize or plan it, things […]