Archive for the Maintenance Category

A must have

Posted in Biker Culture, Cool Stuff, Maintenance, Motorcycles, Rides, Riding, Vehicles with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by AnakAmaGuro

I think this beauty should be present every time the pack rides out.
Hauling gas, tools, and just about anything and everything one might need in case of a breakdown or what not.
I sure would love one in my garage. 8)

 

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Sick Bay

Posted in Maintenance, Motorcycles with tags , on July 4, 2011 by AnakAmaGuro

I wonder if there’s a biker out there who has never experienced this? 😕

Kendra and I never made it home together yesterday from the breakfast ride. She kept choking and stalling. 3 of my riding brothers stopped with me at a gas station to exhaust all possible alternatives to get back on the road. Still she wouldn’t budge. 😦

On the brighter side of things, however, she’s in capable hands now. Left her at Lon’s to get her well deserved “spa” break.
hopefully, next week, we could go ripping through the streets again.

It’s only been a day and I already miss her – dearly. 😥

 

Bells, No Whistles.

Posted in Accessories, Good Read, Maintenance, Motorcycles, Riding with tags , , , , , , , on June 6, 2011 by AnakAmaGuro

Guardian BellLegend has it that there are motorcycle gremlins (AKA: Evil Road Spirits) that LOVE to ride, but they are also mischievous little devils and they cause all sorts of problems for you while you are riding. Road gremlins leave obstacles in your path- old mufflers, pieces of rubber, boxes and things like that.

Some say they are responsible for that old lady in the minivan not seeing you and cutting you off in traffic. Or, you may be having trouble shifting smoothly, your battery goes dead, your turn signal suddenly refuses to work, an oil spill appears out of nowhere, etc – you get the idea.

Those little gremlins look for trouble and try to steer your bike towards it. Road gremlins hope to make a biker crash so they can rejoice over their little acts of evil.

Once you get a bell on your scoot – it wards off these attacks from the little gremlins, not allowing any more to get onto your bike. If you already have some gremlins riding with you, they will get trapped in the hollow of the bell, and the constant ringing will drive them insane – causing them to lose their grip and fall to the roadway.
It is said that potholes are formed by the energy of gremlins that fall from the bell. Sort of like a “gremlin grave”.
 
When you purchase a motorcycle bell and place it on your bike, it offers protection. If you receive the gremlin bell as a gift – the powerful magic of the bell is doubled. When you place it on your bike, you want it to be low to the ground, but not so low it will catch on obstacles and come off. Place it as forward as possible, so that the road gremlins will jump away when they first see you.

No matter if you believe in road gremlins or not, a road bell and regular preventive maintenance goes a long way to keep you feeling safe and secure.

Wallet Killer

Posted in Food, Maintenance, Motorcycles, Parts with tags , , , on May 31, 2011 by AnakAmaGuro

Had my front tire changed this morning.

And I don’t even use a wallet.

Then, off to Chades Tapsilog in downtown Manila.

Made me feel better. 🙂

She's a Fighter

Posted in DIY, Maintenance, Motorcycles, Riding with tags , , , , on June 19, 2010 by AnakAmaGuro
Blown Fuse

Stalled - Electrical Issues

Time Machine

Posted in Gear, Maintenance, Motorcycles, Parts with tags , , on April 15, 2010 by AnakAmaGuro

It’s been a while since my last entry. In between this and the last one, a lot has happened in my daily adventures with Marishka.

March was really the start of it. My LTO papers were officially released on the 3rd of that month. I got my building parking slot and sticker on the 8th, started taking Marishka to work on the 9th.

March 20 – her starter coils (is that what you call it?) burned out. Couldn’t ride her home.

March 21 (morning) – Bought new coils for Marishka, brought her back to life. To think it was just one night; I missed her scream.

March 21 (noon) – Got my sissy bar bag.

March 21 (afternoon) – Got an oil change.

March 29 to 30 – Burned midnight oil; cleaned up Marishka’s wirings. It still looks like a bowl of spaghetti, only, it has shrinkable tubes, connectors and color coded wires in the electric box.

March 30 – Got transferred to the night shift. Riding at night is beautiful.

March 31 – New brake fluid. The old batch still works, I just want Marishka to feel special.

Note to self: Brake Fluid and Paint Job – they don’t go well together.

April 6 – Had pipes and sissy bar buffed and polished. Beautiful.

April 9 – Saw and took photos of a chopped Motorstar. It was clean and lean. West Eagle seat, mono shock, long swing arm, ergo, long drive chain, nice brake light.

April 13 – The old handle bar broke. Right smack on the welds. The left arm came off. So off to the metal shop I go. My good buddy Mike went with me and we had the tube cut, bent and drilled. Marishka now has a “baby silverback”.

I still want z-bars. I hope I could have one made.

Here are some of the other things I have on my to do list for Marishka:

– New stainless steel pipes

– A spare Sissy Bar.

– Another Sissy Bar bag.

– A new seat.

– Get parts chromed.

– Sringer Front Ends.

– Suicide Shifter

– New Paint Job (I’ll keep the same color scheme)

– New Air Cleaners or a a Spike Cover

– Mirrors

– A bigger Bike.

I have been following this blog and I have become a fan. I hope I get to meet the owner of the blog and hopefully hang out with his pack.

I’ll post photos, when I can.