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Ray

Brought home a 2008 Kawasaki Versys

Well I just couldn’t stand it. Wasn’t selling or trading the XR quickly enough and this nice Versys came along so now I’m back up to three motorbikes. Geez. What’s the Versys like to ride? One word: fun! Happily it’s also useful and easy to ride in town, plus gets …

Tuono gone-O

I swapped the Tuono for a 2008 XR650L on April 1st. I’d had the Tuono on Craigslist for nearly two months and the only intest I’d had was the trade. I initially turned the XR’s owner away, but eventually contacted him again thinking that it would probably be easier to …

The SV is gone now, back to two bikes

On February 18, 2017, I sent the SV650 home with its new owner: to Idaho. Paid $3600 and sold it for $3000. And sold it quickly. Probably due to the fact that it was under-priced. Since then the least I’ve seen them go for is more like $3300. Still–for $300 …

So many moto-related things since March

There’s been all kinds of moto-stuff since March. Everything from Ural valve jobs to selling the DR650 to rides on the Tuono to getting an SV650 to Spoken Moto and donut Saturdays to now trying to sell the Tuono. Basically par for the course for me. The valve job was …

Thunder in the canyon

Yesterday was the day. I wasn’t sure I’d do it when I crawled out of bed. Felt like a truck hit me the night before. I’m still not sure whether the time change earlier in the week, the continued head problems, the St. Patty’s Day revelry or the intense work …

Happy birthday to me

Birthdays in Central Oregon are tough when your birthday is in January and the thing you want most of all is moto-related. Doesn’t matter if it’ a new bike, a motorbike ride or just a new moto farkle. All moto-related birthday wishes make me want to ride. And January in …

First post of Sweet ’16

It’s official…I’m posting in 2016. I know this is exciting for you, dear reader, so I’ll ask that you refrain from coming totally unglued. This is, after all, just a blog, and not a very good one at that. Sometimes you put stuff out there for the wide world and …

The Goose’s final ride

After several weeks of back and forth on Craigslist, the Guzzi went home with its new owner to Prineville today. I’d been trying to sell it since August after a ride that demonstrated to me once and for all how bad the ergonomics were for me by triggering my degenerative disk disease and …