Friday, December 14, 2007

You’ve Got to be Kidding Me

Now I Have heard just about everything, but this new product just about takes the cake. I have heard all the usual warnings about the dangers of riding motorcycles. From everyone that has a friend or relative that has been killed or injured by just looking and thinking about riding a motorcycle, to being called a organ Donar by a local law enforcement official.

But now I can add cancer to that ever growing list of worries. There is a guy out there who has written an book to promote his invention of a shielded motorcycle seat to keep your bits and pieces from becoming a slow cooked blue plate special. Man, if I don’t have enough to worry about as it is. Ths guy comes along and is telling us all that it isn’t the cell phone talking, SUV wielding, whopper eating, makeup applying driver we have to look out for. No, no, nooo, it is that we have been micro waving our genitalia and if we don’t do something fast like buy his book and seat we are all on a rocket sled to chemotherapy.
Now I guess a new never ending debate about motorcycle emf’s and their fricasseeing of our nether regions is just around the corner. What will they come up with next, I for one can hardly wait to see.

Till Next Time..................

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Six for the price of one

I just bought six tires for sixty bucks off an ad on craigslist. I hate to keep going on and on about craigslist, but I just find way too many deals there. The tires were one use take offs from the sellers KTM’s. He explained to me that they never use OEM tires. That is just fine with me because I am a notorious cheap ass and am not above the use of not only OEM tires but used tires to boot.

The tire sizes are, two 80/100-21, one 90/90-21, two 110/100-18, one 100/100-18, as luck would have it, these tires fit both of my bikes. The tires on my bikes are completely shot and I was just about to order me a couple pairs of new tires when I spotted this ad. So it’s back to craigslist to see what other deals I can find.

Till Next Time.....................

Sunday, December 2, 2007

At Least it Looks New

The XT seat had seen better days and I really wasn’t crazy about the color. I was looking into recovering it when I spotted some SEM color coat at my local paint supplier, GNE paint. I inquired as to the durability of the paint and was told it was developed by SEM for refinishing auto upholstery. And for changing the color or touching up auto carpeting, and is extremely flexible as well as being very durable.

They suggested I pick up a can of SEM’s plastic adhesion promoter along with the color I was planning on using on the seat (black). So with my billfold a few bucks lighter and a plastic sack filled with newly purchased SEM products, I set sail to try this miracle paint out for myself.

After following the instructions on the paint, I can say that I am completely satisfied with the results. The seat looks like a new seat. After throughly cleaning the surface to be painted the whole process took only about forty minutes including paint flash times. The finished product looks fantastic, time will tell on the durability side of the equation.

But if what my paint guy tells me is true, this stuff will hold up longer that the seat will. The only drawback I can see is you have to go to a auto paint outlet to buy this stuff. It isn’t sold at your local auto supply, but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Most towns have a auto paint supplier nearby. Then there is always the internet if all else fails. Check out SEM’s website for a supplier near you.

Till Next Time....................
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