Etikettarkiv: suzuki

Blood, sweat and oil

BadassBikeFive hours of intense wrenching and what do I have to show for it? Not that much really, but still closer to my goal: getting my CBR 600 to pass the Swedish MOT inspection. Today I took a few small steps towards that goal and a pretty giant leap backwards. The net worth is still a forward motion though… Fortsätt läsa Blood, sweat and oil

Suzuki – not that bad

SuzukiAnother unproductive weekend, at least when it comes to bikes. I am feeling a bit tired after having been ill for a while (bronchitis), so I haven’t really had the urge to wrench. Besides, I’m waiting for parts to finish the Honda so I can enjoy the autumn rides under the red, orange and yellow canopy that is about to enter the stage.  Fortsätt läsa Suzuki – not that bad

Lindstrands Lizard, Berglund limited edition: First look

11402999_10153034536650922_3765784577274544415_nWhat a day! First it was “take your bike to work”-day, or at least I rode the bike to work. Great opening. In the evening I did some shopping and got my hands on some Lindstrands gear, more specifically the enduro pants Lindstrand Lizard, Berglund limited edition, and the gloves Lindstrands Flex. I was going for the Comet gloves but opted for the somewhat more expensive Flex due to their palm sliders given the recent turn of events (my hands still hurt from the accident).  After that it was time for some riding and trying out the gear… Fortsätt läsa Lindstrands Lizard, Berglund limited edition: First look

Illusions and dreams

551336_10151406865775922_941367290_nIs the inherent awesomeness of motorcycles enough to sell them? Sometimes I feel that the big brands believe that is the case. And it might be, I don’t know, but I do feel that most of the advertising about bikes, gear and even riding is made by custom shops, retailers and aficionados like myself. It might be Sweden being a small market, but I hardly ever see any cool ads on tv, online or even in print. In motorcycle press and on the websites you’ll find it but other than that, there is a void to be filled… Fortsätt läsa Illusions and dreams

Dirty dreams

10402457_10152479459793037_8176054410541199151_nA rainy day in the end of October might not sound like the best conditions for some great riding, at least not when that rainy day happens to be in Sweden, but today was a surprise. It started out with a test ride of an old GSX 750 that ended up in the possession of my brother (congratulations to buying your first bike, bro’). It was in decent shape and actually a fun ride, much more fun than I expected. Feeling happy but not having saturated my need for speed, I decided to take my KTM for a ride. Fortsätt läsa Dirty dreams