Philosophy and Motorcycles

Philosophy and motorcycles are two of my favorite things in life. This blog will be bits of wisdom gleaned from a misspent youth and an adventurous dotage. People who like/love wisdom or motorcycles, classic or modern versions of either, are welcome to visit and comment.

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Location: Wisconsin, United States

I have been married to the same lovely woman for decades. We have one son, two cats, and live in rural Wisconsin, USA. I ride and rebuild motorcycles, and I am semi-retired. Favorite bikes are Yamaha XS650, FJ1200 and Ducati 900SS. My wife is a home care nurse. I am a Myers-Briggs INTP. She is ESFJ. Our son works at the Apple store in downtown SF and is teaching English as a second language in San Francisco, no grandchildren.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


"To be at speed is living. Everything else is just waiting." Sterling Moss The DS7 is done except for headlight. I found one but it isn't here yet. I wanted a new one rather than original because I don't want a dead light when the bulb is 6 1/4". I'd never find one on the road. sells an original size halogen light. Expensive but better than a breakdown. Also the DS7 has no space for a tool kit. A friend has a little Honda 125 with a small cylindrical metal tube attached near the right rear turn signal. I modified an old road flare tube and fastened it to the fender support rail. It looks ok except for the hose clamps holding it. I don't want to weld any tabs onto a vintage bike so I will live with the ugly hose clamps. At least I have enough space to carry basics. Snow here today. Another good day to be in the shop. Six months of building toys and making love. Ah the joys of living in the north. If I were in a gentle clime I would probably be out riding or some such thing.


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