I've started many projects and finished few. My goals for this new venture, or possibly adventure, are few and modest at this time. I recently purchased a Honda CBR250R and I'll try to chronicle what happens as I try to relearn motorcycle riding skills after having not ridden regularly since about 1970. I hope to do a modest amount of traveling or touring, with my first venture planned for the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. I invite you to follow along if you're so inclined.
Also, I'm going to be posting rants, if you will, about religion, politics, so-called complimentary and alternative medicine in addition to anything else that comes along that I find interesting. Please excuse how the format of this blog/website. Though I have many blogs, I'm a neophyte at best in how to properly design them.

Snap of the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Skyline Drive (Virginia), OK, I fess-up, taken on a trip with my Miata.

A Little Information About the Bike I'm Buying

  Here’s a poorly-done snap of my bike languishing in the showroom. I think the color is referred to as tricolor. Yes, red, white, and blue. Also, colors from last year, red and black are still available. I would have preferred black and Henry had a black one but it has ABS, which I didn’t want. So, tricolor, it is.
  Some folks name their cars and motorcycles. Up to this point I haven’t; however, I think the perfect name would be Scout. I had a pup many years ago who I named Scout. She was a perfect pup and companion. Also, there’s Scout from the movie To Kill A Mockingbird. But, for the moment no name.
  A little about the bike. It has a single cylinder, water-cooled engine of less than 30 horsepower. Maximum RPM, I think is 10,500. Weight with fuel and ready-to-go is 357 pounds and according to the owner’s manual, you can haul 366 pounds. There seem to be quite a few folks on the forums who own these bikes and weigh over 200 pounds. Mentioned elsewhere, the mileage should be about 70 miles per gallon on regular fuel. And, I guess that’s about that for the bike.

1 comment:

  1. Yay, George.... another adventure. I'll be watching for more. I'm putting this blog on my list, so you better update it pal.



Outside the dealership....

Outside the dealership....
Yes, taking delivery of my new bike, May 17, 2012. The Marsee tank bag fits nicely. It's the strap-on type and you can get to the gas filler by unsnapping two of the straps. It is not in the way; however, it does expand upwards. My rainsuit is strapped to the seat.

OK, I promise to keep snaps of me to a minimum.

OK, I promise to keep snaps of me to a minimum.
Yeah, I know. I look pretty old. Actually, I'm only 25, the years have been tough and they've taken their toll.

Ortlieb Large Dry Bag (Rack-Pack)

Ortlieb Large Dry Bag (Rack-Pack)

I was on the verge of placing an order with Aerostich for Ortlieb saddlebags and decided to see how this bag would work. It’s the large Ortlieb dry bag. It cavernous and holds a whopping 2990 cubic inches. And, no it’s not filled to capacity, I just stuffed it with some clothes. The bungees I happened to have, though if I decide to use this as shown, I’m going to order six ROC straps. The only things that I can think of that I’ll be packing that are damageable or breakable are my netbook and two small cameras. The cameras I can put in the tank bag and the netbook I can wrap in clothes. I know one thing, if I do decide to use this bag I’m going to have to do some stretching exercises, as I will surely not be able to throw my leg over this. Yes, definitely a step-through situation.