Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fredericton Motorcycle Club Toy Run

I usually don't take part in large motorcycle rides as I do not enjoy riding in large groups. I do however support the Fredericton Motorcycle Club Toy Run as it raises money for the local hospital and supports the breakfast program at a high school in our school district (my employer).

Here are a few pics from today's toy run...click on pictures for a full view.





There were several bikes that caught my eye on the toy run. This Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic caught my attention...it has been somewhat customized and has a very unique look. The custom V-Star is driven by a young man that I taught in high school about 10 years ago.



This 1946 Harley Davidson garnered a lot of attention as well. It is a daily rider that many enjoyed looking at.





I had a brief conversation with the owner's partner and she explained the history behind the old '46. Here's a short video clip of the owner starting the '46!

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Finally, it was nice to spend some time with my '02 V-Star 1100 Classic...I have been neglecting her a bit since I purchased the '09 Buell 1125R. She worked well and purred like a kitten! Here she is and notice that I am modeling my very cool Hellcat Customs t-shirt.



Until next time, keep the right hand cranked and ride safe!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What to do on a rainy day?

Rain, rain, go away! Well, no riding this weekend. We had torrential rains yesterday and today it has been raining off and on with no signs of clearing. Since I did not feel like riding in the rain, I decided to spend some time working on my 2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic...I have not been spending much time with the Cruiser due to the Buell 1125R purchase.

Today’s job consisted of cleaning, polishing and installation of new parts. Several weeks back I ordered a Mustang tank cover and last evening I purchased a set of OEM passenger floor boards.

The tank cover was a relatively easy install; remove the passenger, rider seat and the speedometer cover and reverse the steps. I am very pleased with the look.



The OEM passenger floor boards were another story. When I went to install them, I noticed something fishy; the mounting hardware did not appear to match up. After examining the mounting hardware closely, I noticed that floorboards were incorrectly attached to the mounting hardware...they were backwards. Once I figured this out, it was an easy fix, remove a clip and post and reverse the floorboards...problem solved.





Here's hoping for some nice weather as I tend to spend too much money when it rains! Until next time, ride safe...