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Road Glide: fast idle with ‘fly by wire’ throttle

My 2011 Road Glide is my ‘baby’, and when something starts behaving a bit odd I generally notice it fairly quickly. Twice now, once last fall and again just this past week, my bike has suddenly started idling at over 2,200 RPM. The normal idle is about 1,200 RPM, and the high idle revs make […]

2013 motorcycle road trip #2: The Three Brothers

I was going through some draft posts on my blog and came across an outline for an account of a motorcycle road trip from back in 2013.  It was originally written shortly after the event and, although it is in bullet form and rather sparse on detail, it does account for some events I had […]

2015 Motorcycle road trip: An Unexpected Journey

Life is full of surprises: some good, some not so good.  I don’t deal well with surprises, but to counter that I’ve adopted a ‘seize control’ mentality that sometimes kicks in and gets me past the unexpected.  My motorcycle road trip for 2015 is essentially a case history of that adaptation of mine, and I’m not […]

2014 motorcycle road trip: Yellowstone

I set out in June of 2014 (June 28, to be precise) to meet up with my brother Colin for the second of our ‘annual’ motorcycle road trips. The plan was simple: go to Yellowstone Park, and see what is to be seen. A very rough map of the sites we visited (if not the […]

A Cornucopia of crash caps…what I’ve learned about noggin protection

Everyone who rides a motorcycle should wear a helmet. I am sure some people will disagree, and that is their right. But, and I mean no insult, wearing no helmet at all is foolhardy. I might even say going lidless is stupid. But hey, stupid is a choice sometimes too: and it is true that […]

Looking for things to make us go: Road Glide performance upgrades

I decided in December of 2013 that 2014 would be the year I upgraded the performance of my 2011 Harley Davidson Road Glide. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with my bike’s get up and go. But after over 65,000 kilometres of riding, I felt I knew better what I wanted when I rolled on the […]

Motorcycle road trip 2013: Sturgis, New Mexico, Grand Canyon, Vegas, and aliens

Back in August of 2013 I set out on what would be my longest motorcycle road trip up to that point in time. Apparently it was so big that it has taken me nearly two years to even start documenting it 😉

That’s a little bit of an exaggeration- I did post a few things […]

Installing the throttle boss on Avon Harley Davidson grips…

Avon sells some fairly decent grips and accessories for motorbikes. I liked the feel of the Air Cushion grips, but bought them before they had the option of a throttle boss. Recently, Avon started selling the throttle boss separately, and I ordered one on-line. Unfortunately, it wasn’t at obvious how to install the thing…

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Motorcycle Road Trip 2012 #2: the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island

I was lucky to be able to enjoy a second “significant” motorcycle road trip this year. My brother Colin and his son, Troy, came out to the coast from Alberta on their motorbikes. Colin had previously ridden up the Sunshine coast and wanted to share that with us, and it sounded fantastic to me. I […]