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August 7, 2011

Removing Honda Transalp Rear Wheel


I’ve not ridden all year due to health issues. Mike borrowed the Transalp and picked up a nail. Oops! And we’re going to northern California in about 10 days.

The Avon Gripsters have lots of tread, so no need to replace the rubber. We just needed to pull the rear tire so we can take it in to get the tube changed. I’d never done this before. On any bike!



November 27, 2010

F150 Heater Core Replacement (1992)

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Mike is halfway through replacing the heater core in our 1992 F150 (extended cab, 4×4). I thought I’d post with the resources we used for this labor-intensive but parts-inexpensive repair job. Note: he did not have to remove the dash; he’s done everything through the glove box.


August 13, 2010

Coming to A Stop: Tips For New Riders

This tip is specifically for inseam-challenged riders but is valuable to anyone getting accustomed to two wheels.