This Monday for whatever reason it popped into my head to check my brake light. Sure enough, my brake light was always on. Brake on, brake off, front, rear, didn't matter- always on. Who knows how long it'd been that way. Even more curious why did my brain think to check it? Intuition aside, it... Continue Reading →
As bikers, sooner or later, we're going to get stuck with a tire puncture. When you have the privilege of lane sharing, it can be even more common because cars aren't keeping that part of the road free from debris. I've used the mushroom style plugs and the sticky-rope-glue style plugs, and I find the... Continue Reading →
Almost there ... If you've been following along, my bike has been dead for a while now. After dicking around with it for several weekends, I finally gave up and resolved I was in over my head. I had to manage a ride to the shop, but handled that finally around Christmas. Good news though,... Continue Reading →
Some of you might have noticed I've been pretty scarce and posts even more scarce. I've been working through some personal stuff and on top of that my bike has been down, off and on, since the first of June. Ten days of downtime and I thought I had it fixed, but it only ran... Continue Reading →
You'd think a company that started as an electronics manufacturer would have good electronics on their motorcycle. Think again. My Pops told me something once like "Ducati has brilliant mechanical engineers, and horrible electronic engineers." Blows me away how a tiny little $15 part can completely take your bike out of commission. After a week of... Continue Reading →
Been putting off some maint and finally made time to make it happen. Egad, what a complete pain in the ass that thing is to take out.
Replacing a chain and sprockets isn't really hard, even when you're like me and don't have all the right tools. You can get it done. There's nothing magical about doing it on a dual swingarm Ducati. Process for a single-sided swingarm is different, but relatively the same. I replaced mine the other day and took... Continue Reading →