Saving America with Motorcycles

Motorcycles can save America.  I know- it sounds crazy.  Every day it feels like the country is falling apart: inequality, racism, sexism, hate, anger, fear, war and conflict… and those are some big problems.  We can do our part to chip away at the insurmountable problems of our generation and effect positive change in our communities.  Motorcycles can solve congestion, decrease electrical loads and costs, and reduce carbon emissions.  We can’t do it alone, we need a little help from industry and the government, but together we can accomplish small goals with large impacts. Continue reading

Electrical problems-again

techIconSome 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 for a couple days.  It’s been in the garage ever since in varying states of disassembly.  A month of commuting by train and two weeks driving my car, a week of that on a bad rear wheel hub.

I think I finally have it fixed after I found this:

Pro top – when your Ducati starts having electrical problems, check the effing rectifier.

Ducati Monster chain and sprockets

techIconReplacing 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 some pictures of the process, hopefully this will help you feel confident enough to do it yourself.

IMG_20150418_104816 Continue reading