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Bryan's Blog - September 2009

Archive for September 2009

Bike Klub Gets Bilked

Friday, September 25, 2009
Post Tags: Bike Klub, Marc Mazzerole, Mazz, Bernice MacNaughton Bike Klub

Honda Gold Wing One, Deer Zero

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Fortunately for my brother-in-law, Honda's Gold Wing is one tough motorcycle. Just ask the deer.
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Post Tags: Honda, Gold Wing, Honda motorcycles

Ben Spies Reportedly Headed to MotoGP

Friday, September 18, 2009
Post Tags: Ben Spies, Yamaha factory rider, World Superbike, MotoGP

New Meaning to Naked Motorcycle

Thursday, September 17, 2009
I’m all about the feel of wind rushing by when riding a motorcycle, but a rider in Florida took things a bit too far. Apparently a man from Ocala, Florida, was arrested for riding naked on his motorcycle. Not a stitch of clothing on. Not even socks.   Seems like the 45-year-old suspect had a few too many beers and not enough wings at the local Hooters restaurant. The guy blew .178 on the ol’ Breathalyzer, well over the state’s .08 limit. But where the hell are his clothes?
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Post Tags: naked motorcycle, naked motorcyclist, man riding naked on motorcycle

Special Edition Elvis Presley Harley For Sale

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Elvis and Harley-Davidson. The pairs' history will forever be intertwined. But $50K for an Elvis tribute bike? I'd take his old panhead, anyday. Okay. Elvis may have left the building, but his legacy lives on.
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Post Tags: Elvis Presley, Elvis bike, Elvis 1956 Model KH, Vegas Elvis Harley Street Glide

Patrick Swayze, Motorcyclist and Actor, Dies

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Everybody knows Patrick Swayze was an actor, but few knew that he loved to ride motorcycles as well.  Actor Patrick Swayze died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. He was 57. Too damn young to be dying. What a lot of people probably didn’t know was that Mr.
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Post Tags: Patrick Swayze, motorcyclist, Point Break, Road House, actor

John Hopkins' World Superbike Season Done?

Thursday, September 10, 2009
'You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.
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Post Tags: John Hopkins, MotoGP, World Superbike, motorcycle road racer

Honda's Automatic Dual Clutch in Action

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Curious as to how Honda’s automatic dual clutch transmission works and sounds? Check out the video below to see the sequence a rider takes to roll through the gears, then check out how it smoothes out the ride in comparison to a motorcycle with a manually-operated clutch. Seems a little strange watching the rider run through the gears in full auto mode without his left hand and foot moving.
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Post Tags: Honda Motorcycles, Honda Automatic Dual Clutch, Honda Dual Clutch, Auto Clutch for Sportbikes

Icon's Speed Cretin Tackles Wall of Death

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I remember owning this card, along with a stack of other cool Odd Rods bubblegum cards. Something tells me the guys who work at Icon collected them, too.
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Post Tags: Icon Helmets, Speed Cretin, Wall of Death, Icon
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