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1989 Yamaha FZR600 for $2200 – Is this my old bike?

1989 Yamaha FZR600 on Corvallis Craigslist for $2200:It couldn’t be right?  This bike is exactly like my first bike, seen here in the scanned archives: I originally bought mine 10 or 11 years ago for $2300, which was one of the most irresponsible financial decisions of my youth. And also one of the most fun and rewarding. And this one actually has both mirrors! Mine was owned by […]

Automotive Ramblings

Motoczysz: A New Sportbike Manufacturer in Oregon

You never know who you’re going to sit next to on the plane. And since Ed had hooked the three of us up with first class tickets for our recent Vegas trip (left up $550 :D, you rock Ed! ), I was unexpectedly treated to sit next to Michael Czysz, owner of Motoczysz. When I […]

Automotive Personal and Family Ramblings

Porsche 911 Adventure: “So what are you doing this weekend?”

Disclaimer: If you have no love for fine sportscars, this isn’t your post. Innocent enough question usually, but Paul had been contemplating taking his Uncle’s Porsche 911SC off his hands for the past week when he heard it was for sale. Paul was confused as to what to do, stating that it was irresponsible and […]

Automotive Motorcycles On The Job Personal and Family

A Dream Realized: 1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Replica in My Garage!

When I first started getting into bikes in the early 90’s, i did a lot of research. It’s in my nature really and no wonder I love the internet so much! But before the internet, I went to the Corvallis Public Library and Linn-Benton Community College Library, which both had great collections of motorcycle magazines. […]

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A Visit to the Barber Motorsports Museum: Sportbike Nirvana

If you should find yourself even within 500 miles of Birmingham, make an effort to get to Barber Motorsports Park. In addition to hosting the likes of AMA Superbike, NHRA drag racing, Grand-Am road racing, WERA, and two vintage weekends, they also feature a museum of rare sport bikes. The on site museum is packed […]