Derick

  1. My first motocamping trip

    Earlier in 2016, I purchased my goldwing, and my Time Out motorcycle camper. I spent a fair amount of time cleaning the camper, rewiring the trailer, and getting the tent repaired so this past weekend it was time to take her for her first run under my ownership! So prepped to go, we depart headed for Plymouth IN to crash at a Holiday Inn Express for the night. Sounds dumb I know, but it was just way to get a few hours north after working hours.

    Here's the SS Goldwing ready to depart; ...
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  2. My Goldwing Adventure....2016

    I've been thinking for awhile that I'd like to have a goldwing. 9 years of funeral escorts has turned me on to the raw reliability of these machines. So, about 2 weeks ago I started really looking seriously for one. I started looking at a 93 1500 just south of Indy. I took a look, I assume it ran well, what wing doesnt? The battery was shot, and he couldnt start it at the moment I looked at it, but it was rough. Many years of lackadaisical use, cracks on almost all of the lenses, and not much in ...

    Updated 03-09-2016 at 11:59 AM by Derick

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  3. My Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000 Log

    Writing this up for future reference.

    July 6, 2014

    To whom it may concern,

    Greetings, Please find attached my application for the SaddleSore 1000. I have attached the receipts, a copy of the exact route taken via MyTracks from google, and this document with the zoomed in map shots of the stops.

    I kept my log real time during the ride and my handwriting is far from great so here is the data in typed form:

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    Updated 07-14-2014 at 10:20 PM by Derick

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  4. My chronicles: The return to riding part IV - The connie returns to glory

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    The concours is about 95% back to glory. Everything is reattached and there a few smaller issues that need to be addressed (maybe).

    I received the seat back last week and it looks great. The local shop did it for $175 and I think it looks as good as it did when it came off the line from corbin. Everything is buttoned up and there is a few screws missing for the fairing, but I'll get that taken care of courtesy of ace hardware.

    After the ...
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  5. My chronicles: The return to riding part III - Success...ish!

    Over last weekend I had made a run to my storage unit, and there on the floor laid a little white baggie wrapped in tape right where the motorcycle was parked. Could it be?! YES!!! It was my missing bolts! Ecstatic as a little boy at christmas I ran home to bolt the fairing on. A buddy had come over to do some welding on my mower for me, and as he did that, I started putting the fairing back on. I retired from that task for a moment to help him, and continued the next day to find that I had damn ...
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