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Long Overdue $200 Miata Update Long Overdue $200 Miata Update

I realized over the weekend that I havent’t made a $200 miata update in almost a year. And after seeing how nice AestheticsInMotion’s car is in person at the oppo meet, I decided to finally post an update on my pile.

Aprilia Ownership: Day Two (with video)  Aprilia Ownership: Day Two (with video) 

Did some more work on the RS last night. I’m pretty sure the idle issue is fuel, but just to check all the boxes I went in and confirmed that everything else on the engine is operating correctly. Compression is at 110psi, which seemed low to me, but according to the forums is exactly where this motor should be. I also…

Aprilia Ownership, Day 1 Aprilia Ownership, Day 1

I started troubleshooting the idle issue the bike has been having. Basically, you have to keep the idle above 3000rpm otherwise it’ll stall out (for reference, correct idle setting is 1100rpm). Pretty obvious given that the bike sat for about a decade, that the problem is somewhere in the fuel system. Figured I’d…

Impulse buy of the weekend: Italian Sportbike Edition Impulse buy of the weekend: Italian Sportbike Edition

Yet another motorcycle appears to have come to my house and adopted me as it’s owner. And this one is fancy! And Italian! And rare!

I didn't ever make a racecar post I didn't ever make a racecar post

Around this time last year one of my coworkers approached me and asked if I’d be interested in starting up a Lemons team. Within a few weeks we’d rounded up about three more and set about trying to find a car. We all had different requirements, some wanted reliability, easy to find spares, robust aftermarket support.…

The best motorcycle display ever The best motorcycle display ever

This place had freaking Groms hanging from the ceiling.

A new project begins A new project begins

A few months ago a friend of mine mentioned that he was looking to sell a few of his shop cars so he could make room for newer platforms. I had been in love with a certain yellow s2000 of his since I’d first seen it, so I asked about it. He gave back a number that was WAY lower than I expected, so a few weeks ago I…

New project coming in Saturday. New project coming in Saturday.

Super excited, been wanting to pick one up for a while, and this particular one has always been my favorite.

This thing is freaking adorable.  This thing is freaking adorable. 

Buddy who just picked up that Z50 brought it over to do some troubleshooting. I had no idea they were so tiny

A friend just bought this A friend just bought this

I am supremely jealous. It’s in the back of a mighty max for those that don’t know, it’s not exactly a large truck.

Car Spotting, rolling in the $200 Miata edition Car Spotting, rolling in the $200 Miata edition

Found a group of obvious car enthusiasts when I went out for food, naturally I took the first open spot I could find.

Truck Opinions Truck Opinions

I’ve been toying with the idea of picking up a beater truck as a replacement for the BMW. Owning 3 cars when my primary mode of transportation is a motorcycle feels a little silly and the BMW doesn’t get driven all that much. I need something with a little more carrying capacity (for those that do not know, the E39…

When you waste a bunch of time troubleshooting a non-issue When you waste a bunch of time troubleshooting a non-issue

I spent last night working on my new garage sale Honda Aero. I was able to get it to run, but the starter, headlight, and dash lights were not working. I solved the starter issue pretty easily, dirty button plus improperly pinned connector on the wiring harness.

I didn't need or particularly want another bike... I didn't need or particularly want another bike...

But yeah, I couldn’t pass this up. I lasted about 3 months since the sale of my last Aero. It’s a little more expensive than my last one was, but it’s a better year with more performance parts available.

250 Miles on a 50cc Scooter 250 Miles on a 50cc Scooter

Ever have one of those days where you wake up and decide to do something you know is stupid? I had one of those days on Saturday when I called a few of my riding buddies with “Hey, I’ve got nothing going on. Let’s take the 50cc bikes to the coast” After assuring them multiple times that I was serious, we met up, set…

Street Triple R, Initial Impressions Street Triple R, Initial Impressions

So after my post last week, I was jonesing for a Street Triple really bad. I couldn’t get over how it felt like a perfect SV, only with power and refinement. I went out and bought this low mileage (2100 miles !?!) 2014 Street Triple R on Sunday.

They match! They match!

Picked up the yet to be named replacement for deathtrap (my SV650). Bigger write-up tomorrow, I just thought this photo was entertaining

I think I'm done with the SV650 I think I'm done with the SV650

I’ve had my SV for a long time now, and it’s always been my favorite street bike. I’ve been on a ton of demo rides, but every time I got back on the SV, I still felt satisfied. All the other bikes I’d been cross shopping were either too heavy, or too powerful (for reasonable road use), too uncomfortable, or too…

Took the beater Miata to cars and coffee Took the beater Miata to cars and coffee

Think the Bentley owners were a little surprised that it got more attention.

A few days ago... A few days ago...

I found a cheap Honda Ruckus on the internet

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