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, […]
A few months back I decided it was time to plan a trip. And so I did. Well, actually “we” planned a trip. I called Mulley and bounced my idea off him. I think it was the next day I made a phone call and everything was planned. From then on it was just a matter […]
David Haynes (WRBS) has been talking about the Davis Ferry since the first time I met him over a year ago. From the first time we talked about it, I expressed an interest – I always enjoy unique and interesting rides and destinations. I believe there are only 3 ferries left operating in Alabama. The […]