Monday, February 13, 2017


... gear upgrades. Need a 3/4 helmet with a hinged faceshield, ala Fulmer AF-655 (my go-to from the past), rain gear,etc. The borrowed brain bucket is DOT, but the wind is killin' my ears. WHAT?  And the $2 safety glasses keep most of the wind out of my eyes, but not all. Yeah, we gotta fix that.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday, September 10, 2016


First scooter ride since November, 2014. First scooter ride in Washington. 2003 Honda Ruckus. Yes, I'm a heart patient, and I ride.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016


New battery, check.

Upside down. It was gummy.

The slow jet is still clogged even after soaking overnight in SeaFoam.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Times, They Are a-Changin'

Hey, there's now a PCX 150 in white, like my Wanda!  And I was asleep this year in scooter news (pretty much), so not sure if this is a 2015 or '16, but they've changed some of the design, as well. Lookit the right of that photo above. TURN INDICATORS that aren't bug pods!

Honda changed the headlamp cover a bit, too, and again -- NO BUG PODS -- I reckon the integrated the turn indicators to fall in line with the rest of the world's version of the PCX. I personally like the starker angles of Wanda's headlamp cover, but this is a vast visual improvement over the Burgman-samey Forza front-end. Why they didn't do something like this on the Forza boggles my pointy haidbone.

A better shot of the rear turn indicators. Don't like the tail lamp cover as much as the old one, either.

I was shocked to see a DN-01 in person, but wasn't shocked when the owner offered to sell it to me for 50% off list. That'd still be $8K, but man, what a load of white elephant dung this  sucker must be on his floor. I'm thinking it'd be a great motopickle for moi, but I understand why only one one person at this dealership took it out for a 3-mile test ride, and said, "Nuh-uh." 680cc fuel-injected v-twin that is supposed to be tame (but still 100MPH+), non-CVT automatic transmission, no storage... but look at it. Just look. Holy Batman, Batman.

Sorry for the poor lighting and equally-crappy camera in my Moto E.