Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - RaeJean

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See RaeJean on her 2006 Yamaha 650. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Annual De-lurker day.

You know who you are, You anonymous readers who never comment.

Leave me a comment with you name if you are guilty, or even if you are not!

Beautiful Laverda close-up.

A nice "muscular" Laverda shot.

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Triumph Gold Flake Scrambler

This beauty has been picked up by a few different biker blogs already but I'm so taken by it that I'm going to post her here too. Big shoutout to RocketGarage and Motochimp

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ducati SPOrts Bikes Wallpapers

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Stunt Rider Bubba Blackwell was busy, So I filled in for him.

Disclaimer: Obviously a Hoax!

passing time

I seem to have mellowed a bit more with each passing year. Maybe I'm getting older, and a bit wiser. Life sure seems better viewing it as an optimist, rather than living life through the eyes of a pessimist. With the arrival of winter each year, I realize I have to put the bike away for the season, but this only brings up a new season of thrills and beauty to come. I have come to accept that to live in Minnesota you have to learn to Love ALL 4 seasons. If you don't 3-4 months out of the year, you could potentially find yourself pretty miserable. Winter is just a thing we have to deal with. I've learned the more I go at it with this kind of attitude, the less the snow and cold seems to bother me. I love to ice fish. I love and appreciate the beauty of winter landscapes. I love snow on Christmas, and I like to snowmobile and downhill ski once in a while.

I don't ski wussy hills like the one pictured below, but had to take a picture of the run's sign while I was on my way to the double black diamond runs.

How could you pass up a name like Harley's Hollow?

Keep smiling. Spring isn't too far away.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Joe "The Redneck Dominican"

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Joe on his 1982 Suzuki GS1100GL. Again, there are no women winners this week. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Zev 7000 watt Electric Motorcycle

Zev's newest electric motorcycle 7000 Watts of High Power!

Reviewed by Gizmag!!

We have the world's fastest and most powerful PRODUCTION electric motorycle!
14.6 KW launch or standing start power!
We have had it with all of the claims by various companies that they have the fastest production bike around. We tell them to bring their street legal production bike and bring their betting money. There can be only one “fastest” production electric motorcycle or E-bike in the world!

The ZEV7000 will run 113 kph / 70 mph speeds. Take it out on the Interstate highway and run. Customers have run this bike at full throttle for over 20 miles. Acceleration was this bikes main design factor. Punch the shift button for the power boost into second and you can feel the front wheel get light.
Faster than any of the advertised speeds of any other electric motor scooter (advertisements which may or may not be true). Compare to the advertised specifications listed on other company web sites and brochures. Faster than the $10,000 or the $8,700 Vectrix scooter. Save $2,000 and get better performance with ZEV. Faster than any other production electric motorcycle!

• At least 10 mph Faster than the Vectrix VX-1E and faster with more range than the more expensive $10,500 Vectrix VX-1.

• The ZEV has an 84% higher continuous rating power than the 3.8 KW Vectrix.

Faster with 17% more range than the 1908 more expensive $9,950 Zero S.

• Just as fast as the Brammo Enertia Bike, but the ZEV has 41% more range.

Faster than any Chinese gasoline motor scooter tested in actual comparison tests.

41% more range than the $10,000 Vectrix. (based on advertised specifications)

41% more range than the best of the Chinese built electric scooters claim to be capable of. (based on advertised claims that may or may not be real)

More hill climbing ability than any other electric motor scooter on the market with the standard motor. (Even more hill climbing ability is available in the 7000 Alpine with a special torque motor offering over 300 Nm of peak torque-at the expense of some speed)

Lighter than the heavy Vectrix by 205 lbs.

Best warranty in the industry. Two years!

Speed -113 kph / 70 mph

Range - depends upon terrain, weather, load. Our range is measured on flat land on standard day conditions.
at 50 mph - 62 miles or  99.7793 km
at 45 mph - 70 miles or  112.654 km
at 28 mph - 83 miles or 133.575 km

96 Volt peak power battery pack. 84 Volt nominal. 3.84 W battery capacity. 28 batteries, 40 Ah Thunder Sky. Revolutionary BMS (Battery Management System) built into the connectors between the batteries.
Energy saving 3 speed “Electronic Transmission”
Regenerative braking.

Longer wheelbase than a Vectrix for high speed handling.

Battery pack set down in the frame as low as possible to put the bike mass at the axle. Only 6.5 inches from the ground to the battery box bottom.

Production bikes have Sport bike gas shocks for the best handling and ride. Fully adjustable!

Curb Weight - 294 lbs / 134 kg
Gross Weight - 759 lbs / 345kg

This bike is assembled in the USA with a US VIN number and USA printed Certificates of Origin. There are no registration problems like may occur with the Chinese L Vin Series bikes. The ZEV is fully compliant with all EPA and DOT rules and regulations.

There are now Federal Tax credits available to US residents and many states have incentives ON TOP of this Federal Tax credit.  The Colorado Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit will apply a savings of up to $6,000 to your chosen electric motorcycle, to which you can add another 10 percent credit from the federal government.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Classic Motorcycle Insurance Rates

As long as you care about things that you own it is wise to get insurance for it. If you have a car, then you go out and get car insurance. Moving out and buying your own house, then you get house insurance. The very same goes for your motorcycle. When you get a motorcycle you go out and get a motorcycle insurance, not only is it a legal requirement but this way you will be able to get a refund if something happens.

A lot of people know that the insurance companies earn a lot of money by betting on the odds for how likely you are to get into an accident or any trouble. No matter what, in almost all cases the insurance company will earn money on you. They always set the premiums higher on the level than originally has been paid out.

As long as you pay your premiums the insurance company can give you classic motorcycle insurance that pretty much guarantees the safety of your bike. It is true that in the long run you will pay more to the insurance company than what they will pay you if you happen to get into an accident, but just think of how much you would have to pay if you got into an accident, you'd have to pay for your bike, you have to pay for your medical bills and if it was your fault you might have to pay for the other part is that the accident.

In one example you can think of it as a medical insurance. You know that you pay a lot of money but that gives you the opportunity to sleep safe and sound at night because you know that if something happens you're protected. You won't have to pay as much as if you didn't have insurance.

If you get classic motorcycle insurance they will probably don't accept the risk that you can wreck your motorcycle completely and get it replaced but because you pay them so much money and all other people the are ensured with them pay them so much money and because there's a small chance you will wreck your bike they can afford it.

So what you want to do is make sure that you get insurance that offers deductibles. That is how much money you paid whenever some sort of damage occur. That is a great tip on how you can control how much you will en up paying.

If you take a look at your home or car insurance you'll realize that motorcycle insurance is quite cheap. Ask yourself this question, "how much should my deductibles be"

If you want sample of classic motorcycle insurance rates then you should read this. Imagine that your premium ranges from $500-$1000. The best investment you motorcycle this is the range.

Most of the times the insurance company will drop their rates by up to 25% so it will only cost $500 just in case an accident happens. Let's say your premium is $1000 and the damage to your bike will cost you $5000 then your cost will only be $1000, your insurance will cover the rest of the money. You see how much money would've saved? No imagine that you didn't have insurance, you would have to pay the whole amount yourself.