ok this is my blog so I can rant, bitch and moan and there isn't anything you can do about it. Today I decided to take my bike for a ride. I would have gone yesterday but after getting it all ready to go I find that the battery is dead. So I had to go today. I rode about 15mi and it dies on me. The battery has gone dead again. So I push it about 2-3 blocks to a good hill. I put it in 2nd gear and pull the clutch. It gets to 10mph and I let it go and off I go. I come to a stop light and this dumb bitch in front of me dicks around and it dies on me. This time there is no hill to push it down so I push it about 3-4 blocks and coast onto the side walk so IM out of the road.
I start to take my helmet off and one of the city cops sees me and decides to check things out. Now IM pissed cause I just let my insurance cancle. but to my suprise he doesent ask for insurance. and i dont get a ticket. he does make me move it to a parking lot of an insurance company(kind of funny right) i go inside and they let me use the phone and i call for a ride. while im waiting i find the problem( well at least one of the problems) the buddy i got the bike from did a shit job at connecting the new stator and the wires have corroded and one is broke. so i spend the rest of this nice day solidering the wires (i found alot of things he done half ass) together. and by the time i got it done and the battery charged it was getting late and i had to park it for the night. so maybe tommarow ill get some ridding in who knows.
Monday, April 04, 2005
my 1982 yamaha vision
This is my first bike. I got it from a friend of mine who i traded a playstation 2 and some games even up for it. these bikes are somewhat rare from what i can tell. the vision was ahead of its time when it came out in 82 and production was stoped in 83 for the u.s. model. those that do still ride the visions have come to address the many falts with it but still keep them because of the joy we get from them when we crack open the throttle and feel the power of the shaft driven v-twin let loose and soor down the road.
Some of the modifactions i have done to my vision is painting the tank, swaping the stock turn signals for a set off a 2004 katana 750, i plan on getting another set for the front soon, as well as adding heated grips to it soon. i also plan on finishing painting the front fender and side covers