Category / Yamaha

  • They are at the intersection often. Homeless folks, holding signs indicating their needs. It’s challenging to know if those folks are really in need and one wonders if given money, will they use it for drugs or alcohol or something that just perpetuates their dire situation. This motorcyclist chooses to feed the homeless – one [...]

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  • For people who ride to and from work, the 2015 Yamaha FZ-09 may be a good option. I bought my FZ-09 in March 2016 and in just 4 months have logged over 7,000 miles. The main drawback for commuters on the FZ-09 is how the seat tends to push the rider forward which causes some [...]

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  • There is something universally recognizable with the Kenny Roberts-style Yamaha yellow paint scheme. When I had the opportunity to purchase a 2015 Yellow Yamaha FZ-09 I pictured those Kenny Roberts racing motorcycles that had the tell-tale yellow, white and black moniker. The strange part of the FZ-09 is the gap between the top of the [...]

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  • 43,000 miles! That’s the number of miles that was on my 2012 Yamaha FZ6R when I decided it was time to buy a new motorcycle. I did not want to trade in the FZ6R because I had transformed it into a pretty cool streetfighter, but that’s a lot of motorcycle miles so the decision was [...]

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  • From “Forty-Two Reasons Why I Must Have a Motorcycle…Honey” by R. Lowell Hakes. Read MotorcycleMelee’s review on this book.     Click on the book image below to purchase at Amazon.com.  

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  • This is a review of the Nelson-Rigg Sport 40 Saddle Bags that I bought from RevZilla in March 2015. Overall: I recommend these motorcycle saddlebags if you’re looking for small, effective, sleek-looking external storage. My review:

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  • 24 November 2014 - rick

    Orange is the New Cafe Cool

    Surfing through Facebook has its benefits and here’s one. #OrangeIsTheNewCafeCool This completely cool orange, black and white Yamaha RD 350 looks mean and gnarly — even in its less-than-aggressive orange garb. What’s your take? Found here

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  • Cato Håkonsen and his Yamaha Yellow Café Fun — 1985 Yamaha XJ900 Cafe Racer. Meet Cato Håkonsen and his 1985 Yamaha XJ 900 – you won’t recognize this bike though (but you’ll sure want to ride it)! For Cato Håkonsen, this is not his first

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  • Here’s the metamorphosis of my 2012 Yamaha FZ6R from the stock sport bike to the Streetfighter. After a nearly 5-month hiatus from riding a bike (I traded in my cafe racer style 2011 Triumph Bonneville on a mini cooper) I had to get back on 2 wheels. I searched for a reasonably priced used bike [...]

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