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Robin’s Activities …
- De-winterized + swapped tires on the Bandit
- First ride for 2017! Rode to Waterford (feelin’ old and outta shape)
- Hawk GT parts are back from paint. All it needs is a speedometer install
- Took the wife to visit mom/pops in Arizona (no MSF dirt course in Phoenix?)
Travis’s Activities …
- The Big One (Honda CB1000) paint work is lookin’ good
- Relocated top case mount, easing the subframe leverage
- New gloves! Dig the Aerostich Competition Ropers
- Brewed beer with the best of ’em
Updated Site Features and Developments
Every podcast episode now has it’s own interactive web page like the one you’re viewing right now. Comments are enabled. Have at it!
Everything was working fine with maintenance. Well, that is with the exception of actually being able to add a maintenance task! The problem came from the same issue as our weather page and is working/remedied.
Our Instagram account is live! There’s no real direction to it. Just pics of this or that or both.
Coming Soon: You’ll be able to voice-record your tips, tricks, tutorials and stories directly into your web browser. We’ll then transcribe the audio into a published article! Video submissions are also welcome, for which we’ll write supporting text (great if you monetize on AdSense).
Guest Interview: Stephen Christena
This month’s interview features Stephen Christena, a skilled craftsman who’s degree in metal sculpture led to the successful and highly rated Arc Academy welding school in Chicago, Illinois. If you enjoy his segment on our podcast (and we know you will), check out his book, Learn to Weld, available in both hard cover and digital versions. Then do yourself a favor and signup up for one of his classes (or check out their video courses).
“Abby” of Chicago, Illinois asks: What price should I sell my 2012 Ducati Monster 796 for if I want to sell it fast without taking a big loss?
Our response: First, find a dealership you’re comfortable working with and get their trade-in value on the bike. That figure marks your rock bottom “last resort” should you not get any bites. Next, collect eight more price figures via three specific sources …
Now enter each figure you’ve collected onto a separate line and use this calculator to average them against one another. The resulting number is worth considering, the lowest value being your “floor”. We’re confident it’ll get snatched up either by a collector or a respectful buyer.
Please feel free to email your questions and concerns or call (224) 358-3010
This Week’s Mess A La Moto
… brought to you by The Super-Slick, Ultra-Badass Motorcycle Mega-Posse (of Incredible Power)
Two words: CUTOFF SWITCH …
Watch all four cycles of this motor fire in slow motion!
This bike tries not to fall down …
Ten degree temps can’t stop nobody from ridin’
Lastly, Gimme! This needs to be on my garage wall.
Again, we’re looking for sponsors for this podcast! Sponsors are given three focused mentions at the start, middle and end of their designated episode. Their contributions are put towards bettering the program’s content and recording equipment. If you’re not in need of advertising but are willing to donate regardless, it’s worth noting that we’re always accepting contributions via paypal.
Tune in next time for more discussion on all things specific to sport touring or universal to motorcycling as a whole as well as interviews between Margaret Dean (Robin’s wife) and Laurel Burleson (Travis’s wife). Travis and I will be hiding for the duration. Likely in a nearby dive bar.
Safe travels, everyone!