Blogging is hard.

Well, huh, I said I’d blog every day and that lasted what, 2 days? I
was actually working and then having a life yesterday, though, so I say
I’m still OK.

But now I need to think of something to write today. Crap.

Let’s see, what’s going on….

I ordered new forks for the Beemer, after reading repeated accounts of
failures on the pre-2003 model forks. Paranoia? Maybe, but just the
fork lowers weren’t prohibitively expensive for me and it’ll be worth
the peace of mind. When the lowers come in, I’ll post pics and will
write more about this decision (see how I’m giving myself topics for
later in the “blog every day” month? Nice, huh?).

The DRZ needs a valve adjustment and a new seat. Peter’s been doing
quite a lot of touring on it since the Superhawk is currently down with
a bad voltage regulator; the DRZ’s stock seat isn’t as comfy as a custom
Rick Mayer. Go figure. I’m tempted to just bring the DRZ to Rick as
well; we’ve both loved all of his seats.

I think that’s about it. There’s lots of hockey this week (tomorrow,
Monday, and Tuesday), so expect a few days of hockey blather. 😉

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3 Responses to Blogging is hard.

  1. Ken haylock says:

    Methinks you shouldn’t be paying for the new fork castings, nor having to fit them yourself (or paying somebody else to fit them). BMW should be doing a global recall.
    Interesting statistic: If you add up the total number of Ford Explorer/Firestone Tyre rollover incidents, and casualties, and divide it by the number of vehicles, then do the same with the number of incidents and casualties already known about and documented on Advrider for early US F650GS & Dakar front forks, then you would have been approximately 25% safer from an incident with the Explorer/Firestone combo! And I guess Advrider only represents the tip of the F650GS fork fracture iceberg, so the reality must be even more starkly significant.
    Consider that after the Explorer thing, according to my reading, the NHTSA was under the cosh for not acting properly and promptly, and that there were new laws introduced to enable prosecution of executives of car makers (and presumably bike makers) who didn’t fully disclose failures anywhere in the world that they knew about to the NHTSA or who decided not to recall a dangerous product because it was cheaper to settle a few lawsuits, complete with long jail sentences, I’d say that one way or another, if the victims keep the public & press pressure up, and persuade very new victim they discover to file an NHTSA report, BMW will have to step up.
    Indeed, given what is at stake for them, they may want to do it before the NHTSA officially wakes up and investigates them! Senior executives tend to dislike jails time. And then there are the punitive damages that they will surely be exposed to as well…

  2. Red says:

    I’ve seen one of Rick Mayer’s seats on a GS Adventure and I’ve got to say it’s one of the most gorgeous ones I’ve ever seen. Spendy though, no?

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