It’s news that I’ve shared in a lot of other outlets, but I’ve neglected to post it here. My impulse is to try to write up something long and expansive on the why and where for, but it’s not really necessary. The story is this: my wife got a great job in Chicago, and I’m - Read More -
The iconic motor. The iconic bike. The iconic brand. Gorgeous.
Saw this wine-colored little sprinter in the parking ramp yesterday. There’s something charmingly simple about a Honda ST1300. It’s unassuming, but I bet it’s a rocket. I’ve ridden Goldwings both old and new and they’re way more fun than they ought to be. I can only imagine how quick and nimble the smaller, lighter ST1300 - Read More -
In our initial repair session with my 1974 Honda CB450 Supersport, Jeff and I were confident (if incorrect) that the engine had avoided disaster during it’s timing chain misadventures. Good compression and correct cam timing meant we were that much closer to getting the old pony running. In a follow-up session, we’d sorted out the - Read More -
Chances are, you haven’t heard of Kevin Smith’s penultimate film Red State, which was released on DVD, Netflix, etc. yesterday. That, assuming you’ve even heard of Kevin Smith. Best known for what are affectionately known as the “Jay & Bob” movies, Smith got his start shooting the now iconic Clerks on a lark, for less - Read More -
On day two of resurrecting my 1981 Honda CB750 Custom, things were going well. The carbs were cleaned out, rebuilt and bench tested. Though I’d already done most of the work myself, by the end of our previous session Jeff, my Moto Dojo sensei, had turned me loose completely on the CB750.
It was late May when Jeff and I first investigated the internal engine health of my 1974 Honda CB450 Supersport resuscitation project. Good compression readings had us confident that the internals of the engine were probably okay. The bike was far from ready to run, though. The carburetors needed to be rebuilt. Parts of the - Read More -
All the things that can be said about the passing of the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have been said at this point. I couldn’t begin to summarize his legacy like Stephen Fry does so brilliantly in this essay, or pay a better aggregated tribute than Wired or Fast Company or a dozen other tech sites - Read More -