I’m at  BAMF MOTO in Portland and gotta say this is one of the coolest motorcycle shops I’ve ever been in! Jim E. James is a great guy to work with for the best deal in town! He’s the guy that got my very hard  to get ahold of Aria XD4 sand colored Flare Helmet.

17165bf5-dd73-41ea-b944-98a71f3f67ceJames was able to grab one right off the container from Japan. He can get pretty much anything. (except Klim)  James is also a custom leather designer that hand stitches all his creations, something he learned from his father.  When you are in Portland,  the shop is right off Hawthorn and 20th. If not,  give him a call at 1-888-302-9620 and he can usually drop ship whatever you need from wherever you are at. (He delivered that helmet to me while I was in Denver waiting for my van to be built.) thank you James for the great deal and personal service!



Road trip!

Had a great 12 day road trip throughout the south! Visiting old friends and new as I made my way through Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee,Alabama, Mississippi and a little bit of Texas. The hike to the highest point in Louisiana was treacherous 🙄😳 but the best was the music recording studio in Muscle Shoals Alabama, so much history was made in that little room!


Another 1990 750cc Super Tenere in the USA!

A few days ago, I passed through Canton Mississippi  to meet up with Ninke Westra. He owns one of the very few early model Yamaha Super Teneres that were never imported into the US. It’s a 1990 750cc Super Tenere.  He’s a native from The Netherlands that brought it over  recently when he and his American wife Nikki moved back into her hometown. Because the bike is more that 25 years old, it’s a lot easier to get the required import documents . He said though, it was still a few hour process to get the plates from the Mississippi Dept of Motor  Vehicles. It looks like I’ll be back in Mississippi when the bike is out of the shop for the throttle recall.   This would be the second 1990 750 Super Tenere I’ve gotten to ride with😏