This is what happens when your told you drive like an old lady. Riding in Modjeska canyon Orange County. Borrowed my buddy's FJ1200 for a beautiful ride. He followed (as best he could) on his DR250 with a video camera strapped to his helmet!
Suzuki DR250 First Ride
This is the first ride since I got it running - cleaned rust out of the
tank, sorted out the wiring problem, by passed the bad side stand switch,
and rebuilt the carb.
This was just a slow ride to make sure it did not fall apart or leave me
DR650 and DR250 Riding with Adrian pt.3
I have been trying for some time to get some friends to buy dual sport
bikes to go riding with me. Happy to say that everyone who has ridden Daisy
(the DR250) has purchased a bike.
I initially decided to grab a second bike in the hope that I could entice
more people. I grabbed this 20 year old DR250 with low miles and replaced a
few things so that it rides like new.
Adrian is riding along today as we explore one of the old spots to go
riding that is unfortunately being built out with new homes. It was fairly
muddy and slick, and it being Adrian's first time, we had to go pretty
slow. I think once he warmed up to the bike and felt more comfortable he
was able to pick things up a bit. We crossed a cement bayou, conquered a
downed tree, ducked under a low bridge, and got stuck in the mud-- well, I
got stuck in the mud. As usual.
Regarding the DRiGSO thing that will appear in the last episode, I am
making a new channel that will be under the name of DRiGSO. I know. It
sounds weird. I'll explain eventually.
FJ1200 Sidecar Ride
Recently, I was given the chance to ride in a "sports-sidecar" attached to
an FJ1200 on a closed-course. I'm usually driving, so I don't get the
chance to play monkey often. It was fun!
Riding a 2006 Katana 600
Borrowed a friends Katana 600 to do some riding through Live Oak Canyon.
Hit top speed through the turns around 95 MPH. My friend followed me with
his camera on his FJ1200.
Stuart Wheeler fj1200 v Fireblade
Stuart Wheeler on a 1988 yamaha fj1200 versus a 2008 Honda fireblade.
Fj1200 lead the way until the last 10 meters, nearly 20 years seperate the
bikes but on the strip the older bike showed the way.
XE-Ryder Yamaha FJ1200S MODS Video Clip from 1990
Surprisingly after all this time, I found a copy of the video clips from
some filming done of my 1986 Yamaha FJ1200S sometime in 1990. This clip had
a listing of the mods done to this motorcycle set on a nice slow-motion
clip of a wheelie I did - note you can see my boot come forward and shift
into second gear in the background!