Some fun updates!

By: Kevin JohnsonDec 30, 2019

Oh hello there, sorry for my absence recently, things have been…how you say…”busy.”  BUT don’t fret, I’m back with all of the updates to keep the ones of readers here up to speed with the happenings.  So let’s jump right in, shall we?

I suppose first and most importantly we should talk about why I’ve been away for so long with no new posts.  No, I did not get arrested (although our dog sitter did, mother fucker), but instead I got some new bling.  That’s right, Alexa and I headed down to Puerto Vallarta with about 45 friends and family and got married!  8 days on a beach in Mexico was just what the doctor ordered, except now I’m feeling like my body is rejecting even the idea of any more alcohol.  We came back from the trip where we drank heavily to head to a party at my friend Dan’s house just a few days later where I again had a few too many.  Followed by four Christmases – I’m pretty sure my liver has died.

While down in Mexico we stayed at the Hard Rock, and on display they had Gilby Clarke’s 1941 knucklehead which was pretty sweet!  They definitely weren’t going to let me ride it though, drunk Kevin made sure to ask.  But that got me thinking, maybe I do need another loud bar hopper?  Or maybe I just need to calm down since Bob just gifted me another bike that’s going to take up some of my time.

Currently sitting in my mom’s extra garage, soon to come home is a pretty nice 1974 Yamaha DT250.  Pretty soon I’ll be building myself a motorcycle workbench so I can get this sweet old lady off the ground and torn down to get back into good running order.  I’m still kicking some ideas around about how to rebuild the bike, but I think it’ll honestly look best in it’s stock enduro configuration, so that’s probably what will happen.  Stay tuned for more updates as I have them.

If you remember back to about a month ago I picked up a 2006 Triumph Scrambler.  Well I decided I wanted the Arrow exhaust for it but couldn’t find ANY for sale in the states…or even remotely close.  In fact the only one that was available when I started searching was in Hungary.  It took some time to get here since customs decided they were going to hold onto it for me for two and a half weeks, but it finally arrived while I was in Mexico.  This past weekend I figured it was time to put the rascal on the bike and wow, what a difference!  I haven’t been able to go on any rides yet due to snow and ice covering all of the roads, but the bike no longer sounds like a sewing machine!  I doubt it’s doing much in the way of a power boost yet since I haven’t done the air box mod, but that’s next on the radar.  More air in, more air out, change out the carb jets, and it’ll be fully tuned and ready for summer!

Well, I think that’s everything that you’ve missed in my lack of recent updates.  2019 has been a pretty kick ass year full of epic rides, new bikes, and a wedding!  I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings, so see you all next year!

Kevin Johnson
Kevin was destined to ride motorcycles from a young age since bikes are a family pastime.  Only recently did Kevin become an internet motorcycle influencer and change the lives of no one while blogging about his exploits, both on and off the road.  He is currently (and constantly) thinking about the next places two wheels might take him, much to the dismay of his wife, so stay tuned for what's to come!