Archive for Parked Motorcycle Syndrome

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2020 by getbent57

It has been along winter.  While it is official Spring now.  However Winter is still not done let.  My motorcycle withdrawal has kicked in hard.  With all that is going on and many places shut down.  Don’t think I will be able to ride even if the weather gets better.  Need to get myself a new helmet.  All so need a new back tire.  Was thinking I would get a new helmet now and then save for the new tier.  Time will tell how things play out.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2017 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgEvery month in the winter I charge up the battery for my motorcycle.  When that was going.  The motorcycle withdrawal kicked in.  Would some day like to get a new one.  Don’t think that will happen this year.  But is is fun to look at all the new ones on websites.  There is a new Ducati Scrambler out called the Desert Sled.    It it pretty slick looking.  All so the Sixty2 is nice as well.  A few months to go before I can going riding again.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2016 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgThe motorcycle withdrawal has kicked in big time.  We are now into March (2016) so I know the nice weather is coming.  Last year didn’t get to ride until May.  Hoping this year will be able to regular ride in April.  Time will tell.  This year all so marks the tenth year owning my Yamaha XT225.  Doesn’t feel like ten years.  Not sure if or when I will be a new one.  There are lots out there I like.  Just can’t buy them were I live.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgIt is spring and motorcycle withdrawal is getting worst.  These past few days the was very spring like.  So close to get my motorcycle out for a spin.  The only thing is there is still a large amount of snow in the way of the shed.  It is all most waits high in spots.  Might just get desperate to start digging a path.  Last year when I took it out for the first spin of the year forgot to taken any video.  Will be doing that this year.  Just don’t know when.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgWell motorcycle withdrawal has set in very early this year.  Spent part of my day off looking at all the new models coming out for 2014.   Still eye balling the BMW G 650 GS.  Really like the look of the all black version.  I like dual purpose motorcycles.  How ever there is one sport bike that caught my eye.  It is from Yamaha called FZ-09.   Think it is very cool looking.  While I can’t see myself buying a motorcycle like this these.  How ever if I could only chose between naked motorcycles this one would be it.  The all black versions with the blue wheels is pretty slick.  Posted a picture below so you can get a better look at it.


Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2013 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgIt has and is a long winter.  Have had motorcycle withdrawal pretty bad the last few weeks.  It has gotten so bad I have been having dreams about motorcycles.   Spring is all most here.   The time moves a head this coming weekend.   So I am hoping the weather will start getting warmer.  My plan for this year is to get my motorcycle into the shop early.   Before it gets too busy there.  The end of March early April would be nice.   The reason to take to the shop is,  my motorcycle a Yamaha XT225 is seven years old.  So would like them to check all the cables, breaks and what not.  All so the inspection is up this year in May.

Robbie Maddison’s AIR.CRAFT

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by getbent57

Air.CraftThe motorcycle withdrawal has been kicking in pretty hard the past few days.  Even having dreams about motorcycles.   A few days ago DC SHOES Film put out a cool motorcycle video.  Didn’t see it until yesterday.   So now I have to share it with you because it is so awesome.  It is called Robbie Maddison’s AIR.CRAFT.  It is very similar to the Ken Block Gymkhana videos.  Has the same cool slow down bits,  big stunts and sweeping camera movements.  Check it out below or click the link and then watch it in HD.  This helps with the withdrawal a bit.  Can’t wait for Spring.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2012 by getbent57

KTM690EnduroR Got a bad case of PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome).  Have been looking at all the new models coming out.  Was reading an article on the KTM 690 Duke.  Really like the look of it.  Has a cool super-moto style.  Of course it is not available here in Canada.  Got looking at what we can get at the Canadian KTM website.   They have a lot of nice looking bikes.  Mostly MX motorcycles but they have a few dual propose ones.  What I really like about them is they are one cylinder.  The one that caught my eye was the 690 Enduro R.   Still like the BMW G650GS but have to say the KTM is cooler looking.  Winter is all most over *fingers crossed*.  Can’t wait to get out again.