Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Jacket!

Over the last three weeks I have been looking extensively for a Buell leather jacket to go with my new 1125R. There were several on eBay that I was bidding on, but the demand must be high as they went for very high prices...and there was one I lost virtually in the last minute of the auction.

Then, one night last week I was checking online classified ads at Kijiji and to my surprise, I came across a used Vanson Buell leather jacket. I fired off an e-mail to the owner and received a very quick response. After several e-mails and many questions, we worked out a deal. The jacket arrived yesterday and I am pleased with the condition and the fit and I think it looks rather good on me...what do you think? Click on pic for a full view

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This weekend!

Well, the Canadian long weekend is almost here and that means it is once again time for our high school drag race competition! You may recall that I blogged about this last year. This is a great program and really gets high school students engaged in learning! I am not sure how many cars will be in this year's competition, but I will find out when I attend on Saturday. Here a couple of the cars from one of our high schools that will be competing. Check out the videos!

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The plan is to jump on the bike early Saturday morning and make the two hour ride to the drag track. Like last year, I am really looking forward to this event.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Good-bye “Baby Ninja” and “Hello Baby”!

Well, I did it! For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I have been very interested in purchasing a Buell 1125R. There were a couple of times where I almost had deals and they just didn’t work out and weren’t meant to be.

About a month ago, I came across a for sale ad for a new 2009 Buell 1125R. I contacted the owner and he informed me that the machine was brand new and that the only reason he was selling was because his wife is expecting. After several weeks of back and forth, two visits, we worked out a deal! Today, I took possession and went for a short cruise...I am very pleased so far and am looking forward to breaking this machine in (odometer reading – 90 kilometers or 56 miles)!

So all I have to say to the new Buell 1125R is “Hello Baby”!


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