Hella Lights for the GS

Hella Lights on the GS

You can go a couple of ways with “hella.” You could go the way the young people use the word or you could simply accept this as the brand name. I think I’m going to ride the fence on this one and say that the Hella lights on the GS […]

Rally Ready!

Rally time is here and Otus is Rally Ready. In spite of everything we’ve been through together this old bike remains in amazingly good shape. All the fluids are great so all I really did was do some cleaning. Shelter is packed, sleep gear is packed, battery-powered gear has been […]

Givi, not Luftmeister, Top Case

Something unexpected happened today. I got an email from the seller of the Luftmeister top case. He told me the hasp on the case was broken and asked if I still wanted it. I asked for a refund and he gave me a refund. I knew he didn’t have a […]

Luftmeister Top Case

I finally committed to a replacement Luftmeister case for Otus. My Luftmeister case was a casualty of my accident and was replaced with a Givi top case. While the Givi case was really nice, it was also the top case for my R1150R. When the R1150R was traded for the […]

Airhead Revival

Airhead Revival

Slowly but surely I’m making progress on the Project Bike – the 1982 R100 RT. I decided to start from the back of the bike and work my way forward. I started by removing and disposing of the Luftmeister top case. The previous owner had a motorcycle riding friend get […]

BMW R100 RT – Reise-Tourer

The RT - Featured

I love my Airhead. People who know me know this. I try not to talk too much about Otus but sometimes I can’t help myself. I’ve also come to understand that a 42 year old motorcycle, like a veteran ball player, needs some time off during the season. With these […]

At The Ace Cafe Orlando

The Flag @ The Ace Cafe Orlando

After visiting The Ace Cafe London just a few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to find myself in Orlando and got to visit The Ace Cafe Orlando. While both cafes are cool each in their own right, The Ace Cafe London is steeped in tradition where The Ace Cafe […]

Shake Down Ride – the GS

Air & Oil - Featured

The GS was ready to come off the lift so we went for a shake down ride! An Airhead friend near Vinland, KS spent minutes planning our impromptu ride. The weather was glorious (60 degrees in January – this kind of weather confuses me when it comes to global warming…) […]

Installing a Jesse Top Case

Jesse Top Case - Featured

Installing a Jesse Top Case isn’t difficult, but the complete lack of instructions means you have to think about how you’re going to make it happen. There were a couple of challenges for me with this installation. The first issue is the baggage porter (the official term for the luggage […]

Strix 2.0?

Strix 2.0 - Featured

I’m happy and sad to announce that I am planning on trading Strix for a 1995 R1100 Gelände Sport – a GS! Strix is a wonderful motorcycle but I cannot get  comfortable riding him long distances. I’ve lowered the pegs and added a seat cushion but he still just isn’t […]