The Path Less Traveled

Welcome to my blog! I'm committing this space to my adventures with motorcycles and activities related with them. This will include all sorts of stories about repairing them, going on trips, learning different riding techniques, meeting other riders, etc. In other words, a general dumping ground for whatever strikes me. Hope you enjoy the read.


I Feel Dirty

Posted 01-18-2010 at 08:12 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)
Updated 01-18-2010 at 09:31 AM by Gamuru

...and that's a good thing!

That's right, boys and girls, yours truly got himself a new-to-him '88 KLR650. I picked it up for $1,200. Wasn't it just a short week ago I was saying I wanted a dual sport? And BLAM!! One comes and hunts me down. Cheap, too.

A friend of a customer just happened to be selling his, so I snatched it up. When I went to look at her, I about fell...
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Stinking Badges

Posted 08-21-2009 at 01:23 PM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)
Updated 08-21-2009 at 01:36 PM by Gamuru

An eternity ago, I sanded down and repainted my wife's gas tank and side covers. Part of the project was to change the stock Yamaha badges from gold to chrome to better match her new paint color. After several attempts, I finally found a chrome sticky-back tape that worked well for adhering to the badges.

Well, today, I finally finished the last badge and get 'em all put back on the bike. I took a step back and admired the new look it gave her bike. The chrome really looks much better...
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Got Her Pegged

Posted 04-06-2009 at 07:49 PM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)
Updated 04-07-2009 at 06:36 AM by Gamuru

Here a little while ago I wrote about taking a bit of a spill after I slipped on some gravel on the side of Highway 9 in Bryant. During that minor mishap, I managed to snap off the right-hand highway peg off my poor bike. Ever since I've been riding around with just the left-hand highway peg and the nub from the broken one. It served both as a reminder to keep an eye out for sand and gravel and for me to buy a new set....
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