Friday, July 11, 2014


There's a new addition to the family, and she's a young'n. A friend of mine ( is planning on spending a year or more on the road starting soon and is in the purge process. He asked me if I might know of anyone who might be interested in a 2000 R6 with a charging problem that fell into his lap about a year ago. I thought I just might know the perfect person for it.

The short list reads something like this: Regulator might be bad, rear tire will not hold air (for more than a few days) wheels have been chromed, lots of random missing hardware and clips, it's got some weird aftermarket kill switch mounted, spikes on the fairings and handle bars, and the whole thing has been Rhino lined. But I'll be fixing all of that, and it comes with a clear title.

American GIs in pacific theater in world war two used to refer to the roundels on Japanese aircraft as meatballs. I think this one will be called Meatball.

There's a lot of potential here. I'm leaning at the moment towards freshening it up, maybe mounting some hard bags, and riding it everywhere it can take me. I've also been playing with color schemes for it:

It's all up hill from here...

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