This past Monday (Memorial Day) I attended a track event at my local race track - Heartland Park Topeka. The track had been closed for a few years but finally reopened with a freshly repaved surface.
Does a project car ever stop being a project? Does an old 300ZX Twin Turbo ever stop breaking down? Can you actually enjoy owning one?
Out of all the wearable components on a motorcycle, I would wager a bet that the most overlooked system is the bike’s suspension.
One year ago I had the urge to buy an old four-wheel-drive Toyota Pickup. The boxiness of the body, the square stance of the off-road suspension, the no-frills interior, and the perceived reliability of an old Toyota all come together to create an irresistible combination. I think a lot of us share a similar desire…
The exhaust system on your motorcycle takes one hell of a beating. Rust, dents, scratches, and general weathering will leave it looking like scrap. However, if your exhaust is made of stainless steel, you may be in luck. I’m going to show you some procedures on how to turn back the clock on this critical, yet often…
I have always dreaded pulling old oil seals and pressing in new ones. That was, until I bought this:
I may have bought a thing.
It was one of those scorching-hot May afternoons when the air conditioning might as well just give up; where a slight breeze is the only solace from the molasses-thick humidity. It seemed far-fetched at the time, but tucked away in an unsuspecting backwoods Missouri lake house resided a four-wheeled curiosity. After…
It’s nearly impossible to keep your car’s paint looking perfect when you use it every day. It seems no matter what you do, highway debris, parking lot mayhem, and the sun’s UV rays do their fair share of damage to your pride and joy. Nothing short of a trip to a professional’s paint booth seems like a viable solution…
There are few motorcycles that capture beauty and speed so naturally like the Tamburini-designed Ducati superbikes. These Italian thoroughbreds have it all: under seat exhaust pipes, a single-sided swing arm, quad cams, a pretty face and a gorgeous profile. There is no acquired taste needed – they look stunning the…
The Lexus LS 400 has garnered acclaim for being one of the most durable, maintenance-free, high-mileage-conquering luxobarges out there. These merits are predominantly well earned. However, what nobody seems to mention are two maintenance nightmares that can bring the car to its knees. I’m going to explain these…
Gather ‘round everyone. Make yourself comfortable because this one is going to take a minute.
Appliance. It’s a word typically associated with large square objects that plug into the wall. They are machines that perform tasks tirelessly, and do so without ever throwing a fit. That is, until they do throw a fit.
I can’t get enough of 90's sportbikes. Big bodywork and carbureted power delivery; they are raw, quick, and mean. I finally got a hold of one of my favorite 90's-era bikes - the ZX-7R.
This day had been a long time coming. I’m sure that a lot of you riders out there can relate.
The Repsol-themed Honda superbikes are some of the most flashy and gorgeous motorcycles around. I’ve always wanted to get my hands on one since the first time I saw it back in the mid-2000s. Well, it finally happened. Here’s my review of the 2005 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol edition.
If you were to ask a stranger on the street to name a motorcycle, the most common answer would probably be Harley Davidson. But I predict that the second most popular answer would be Ninja.
Scoring a great deal off of Craigslist is such a wonderful feeling. However, it’s the addiction to that feeling that can blindly lead you into trouble.
Owning a Ducati is a terrible experience. That’s why it’s so special.
A best friend. A trusty steed. Your favorite vehicle.