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Good Enough to Buy Twice
Posted Monday, June 30, 2008

The SV650 is a motorcycle that is so good it has been purchased THREE (3) times by the two writers of this fine publication....
 
2008 CBR1000RR (Plus my Experience on an earlier Model)
Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

"In 2008 Honda reinforces a long-standing legacy of creating breathtaking breakthroughs in the liter bike class. The all-new CBR1000RR establishes a higher standard for weight reduction and compact, centralized mass to produce the pinnacle of sportbike performance and rideability." Allen: I bet you're wondering, why post about a motorcycle (maybe not)? We at 62mph like to review all thing motorized. I'd put a post about a go-ped if it could do 200 mph, but mostly because both Austin and I ride. This is a gorgeous motorcycle. I picked the color for the picture that I liked but there are many options including a black/ metallic gray combo that will cost you extra because only 500 are going to be produced. I can only imagine that this bike like its predecessor packs some serious...
 
Want To Ride?
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Interested in learning to ride? Well, it is one of the greatest pleasures that I have found. I started on the first model year of this motorcycle. It is a...Suzuki GS500 and it is one of the best beginner motorcycles out there. I had just graduated high school and was looking for an adventure so I decided that I would do motorcycle school. Which is the best way to start to ride because they teach you everything you need to know from how to operate the bike, avoid accidents, proper braking and if you get good at riding they have a stunt course as well. When you're done with your eduaction from the school they give you a certificate for your motorcycle endorsement and WHAM, BAM, thank you MAAM, you're good to go. Not to mention, you get to screw up their equipment so you don't have...
 
Want To Ride? (Alternative Version)
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Allen posted about how great his bike was and all of that. I decided that rather than commenting on what he had to say, I could say the same thing only much different. I have always had a fondness for motorcycles, though I had never really ridden one until I was just turning 21. I did have a 50cc Italian scooter, but it didn't even have a clutch so I don't really count it as a proper motorcycle. (Though I did love it and would like to fix it up one of these days) My problem was that I didn't have the slightest clue about how a motorcycle functioned. I found out from Allen that there was a class, and we had gotten a bit of money for Christmas, so I took the MSF class. MSF was great. If you are thinking about riding, I would highly recommend it. Many people think it isn't necessary,...
 
In The Niche - Motorcycles
Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

If you have been following any of the blogs up to this point you know I'm very particular about what I like. It doesn't mean that I don't like other motorcycles or cars that don't meet particular requirements. For instance, I really like the Mini Cooper even though it is front wheel drive it is rated in my top ten out of all the cars I have driven. It is that I have high regard for vehicles that meet my stringent requirements. In other words they are perfect for me. I thought I would write this one on some motorcycles that I find meet my requirements. First off is the best motorcycle that I have ever ridden. The Suzuki SV650. This bike is the most versatile, under rated and all around great bike on the planet. They make everything for them. I'm not joking about that either....
 
My Grown-Up Christmas List
Posted Monday, December 24, 2007

I was thinking on my way to work about what I would like to have if money was never an issue. Since it is the season for gifts we figured Austin and would write our Christmas lists out and explain why we want what we want. I believe most of the stuff on my list pertains to vehicles, speed or various things having to do with elements of this site. Allen: 1. A Red Rider Double Pump Action BB gun. Why? Duh, haven't you seen A Christmas Story? Besides I can shoot out tires on Austin's Sentra. And no, won't shoot my eye out. (Austin: I grew up with one of these. Good luck killing a bird with it. It's hard.) I'm not trying to kill a bird, just shoot out your tires... 2. This one is a triple whammy. A monster truck, Lotus Exige, and Toyota Prius. The Toyota Prius is for my sister...
 
Its Good to "B-King"
Posted Friday, December 28, 2007

Suzuki is leading the way in the new street motorcycles that it is releasing for 2008, and it has one of the most versatile line-ups in the industry. One of the newest additions is the "B-King" a naked sport/standard motorcycle that takes the crown on two fronts. The first is speed. This motorcycle has been built with the legendary Hayabusa 1340cc engine. Making this the fastest, naked bike on the planet. The engine has been re-tuned slightly so as not to take away from the Hayabusa's title of fastest production motorcycle. In addition to the engine, the "King" is equipped with typical Hayabusa components like inverted front forks, adjustable rear suspension, and front and rear disc brakes making it not very light at 520 lbs, dry. Another thing that is not so light is the...
 
My New Project: Honda CL360
Posted Friday, January 16, 2009

One of my good friends moved away almost a year ago and gave me a motorcycle. As our conversation progressed over the phone about the motorcycle, I asked what it is was. "It's a Honda CL360 street bike." "What is that?" My brain was running at full throttle when a poof of smoke rose from my ear. I had never heard of it. "It is just a little street bike; you have to know about a 1975 CL360. You know about almost everything else." He said. "First off, I don't know about every motorcycle ever produced. I can hardly tell you about the different types of Harley Davidson and much less any thing older than 1989." "Are you interested in it or not?" He said. "Heck yeah!" A free motorcycle who couldn't pass that up. The day arrived, when I picked it up with a trailer. Apparently...
 
How To Buy a Used Car
Posted Monday, December 8, 2008

I often look at new car prices and my guts start wrenching. $30,000 here, $60,000 there, $12,000 for a Chevy Aveo. I can't help but wonder, "seriously?" Why buy new when the price of the car is going to depreciate as much as 30% when driving it off of the lot? Then you have to pay for maintenance, tires, full insurance (cause it's new), and what  other accessories you need to have while you're paying it off. The simple solution is buy used. Keep in Mind The question you have to ask first when buying a used vehicle is what do you have budgeted for a vehicle? Keep in mind $1,000 is a minimum that you should have in reserve for repairs on the car the day after you purchase it, for any used car of any age. If can only spend around $5,000 then you should consider looking at cars costing...
 
Garage: 1992 Mazda Miata MX-5
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008

[caption id="attachment_332" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Miata MX5"][/caption] Shortly after the sale of the second (and sometimes first) love of my life the SV650, I was left with a horrible dilemma. What am I going to do without a second vehicle? My wife was nine months pregnant and was due literally ANY day. ANY day. Many people go through a period of time during moments when there just doesn't seem to be that much mental clarity. Sometimes it is after their kids go away to college, or sometimes it is when they are about to have kids. I did what any man going through one of these times does...I bought a Miata. That at least is what my wife tells me. I would rather say that the Miata is one of the single best handling cars to drive stock and as a result is likely one...