Jump to content
  • entries
    122
  • comments
    563
  • views
    275339

About this blog

Miguel's Journal

Entries in this blog

The road to Troutdale

The road to Troutdale

Veefalo at Grand Tetons I have been planning to do this ride for as long as it has been posted in the major events forum. I had to work though till the last minute, a 12 hour shift 7pm to 7am. I got home and put my stuff away, and laid my head down on the bed for an hour and a half and woke up a little refreshed, enough to ride. I put on my leathers and headed toward Denver. Up hwy 105 at Monument and into Golden I rode my way over to Golden Gate Canyon. Dissapointed that the t

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Two Days On The Western Slope

Two Days On The Western Slope

Is that a vfr1200? why yes it is! I have been riding by the Black Canyon all summer - right on past it along hwy 50 going to other places, Utah for instance. I could see it from across the canyon winding along the mesa side in all its glory. I just had to get over there and ride it on the veefalo just once this summer its my favorite road of all time - hwy 92 Black Canyon Of The Gunnison. I got up early, my sister was in town with her family and their scout troops up from Santa Fe

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Secret Roads

Secret Roads

Veefalo on hwy 9 I needed a much deserved ride Monday, and solo so no deciding, or waiting, or compromising just how I wanted to ride. I wanted to just go and go and go all day. So I got up, put on my leathers and headed for this secret road my friend Sfarson took the fast group on during the summer summit. I suppose its no longer a secret but in fact a part of the vfrd lore now that its been an official "summer summit route" but I don't care its a Colorado Paved road I haven't

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

From: Veefalo Mods

From: Veefalo Mods

Spent Last Night working on the bike So Baileyrock was kind enough to remove the Ohlins Shock off the Old Girl and send it to me a few weeks back, I had hopes that it would fit since it seemed it mounted the same as the older 5th and 6th Gen bikes. The only concern was clearance and if it needed to be modded for length? To my surprise the OEM shock is the same free length and size as the 5th Gen Ohlins I had on the old girl. It was a simple bolt up job! I only had to remove the

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Banner Days In Mexican Hat

Banner Days In Mexican Hat

Me and the Veefalo ready for the Million Dollar Highway So My Buddy Scott from work, better known as LDSRIDER here on the forum, says he is taking vacation to go visit family in Arizona. He really really wanted to ride his C14 down there instead of the usual minivan thing. So he tried is best to convice the wife that its safe to ride alone - but shes not buying it and so he enlists me to ride with him, if just for part of the way. So I agree! I ride a part of the way to Utah and Back. Mexic

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

From: Veefalo in Colorado

From: Veefalo in Colorado

I got a pm from Reddog congratulating me about the new bike, and then it turned into a question of just when the hell would be out riding again. Usually Bill and I go out for a day long fathers day ride to the Black Canyon, my favorite road of all time. We usually drag a couple of noobs with us - noobs to the road not to motorcycling so they can see how fantastic it is. At the end you find a new rider - tires freshly scrubbed edge to edge and hand shaking from the all out adrenaline of riding al

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

From: HS's Buffalo Roundup In Oklahoma

From: HS's Buffalo Roundup In Oklahoma

Two Horsepower next to 172 hp Lunch at the Dogbar in Cuchara CO I just got home about 4pm after riding 300 miles of New Mexico and Southern Colorado on my brand spaking new vfr1200f - I am pooped, 300 miles yesterday of slab and no throttle lock I had one sore right hand by the end of the day! I am so stoked about this bike, its hardly become real to me, its like I am stil riding the old girl sometimes but then I roll on the throttle and its so quiet I cant hear it, but boy I can feel it. G

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Colorado gets Invaded by the Pennsylvania Dutch

Colorado gets Invaded by the Pennsylvania Dutch

Well I dont know if they are Dutch or not but they are from Pennsylvania for sure, I was minding my own business (making the forum not work as I tried to install my gallery post tool) when I get a pm from CCVFR. From what I have learned most of the orginal settlers of Pennsylvania were actually of German Decent than Dutch and that the phrase "Pennsylvania Dutch" is a misnomer of Duetch meaning German not Dutch. Anybody who knows me knows I can not refuse an offer like that to be Colorado'

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

A Final Accounting

A Final Accounting

Garden Of The Gods Pikes Peak So I am mostly done, since it seems that this paint job is a never ending time of fixing drips, scratches, redoing messups and well there are plenty of mess ups to fix yet. However the bike is back together and running after a bout with not starting and replacing parts. So I figure I put about 120 man hours into it this winter here is the final accounting Replaced fork oil Replaced fork seals Replaced wheels Powdercoated wheels

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Miguel vs Orange Peel

Miguel vs Orange Peel

Tank with graphics and white stripe So I put the color on today, sanded the color smooth, then applied graphics and shot the clear coat. 2 coats of clear is what the instuctions called for. I had a ton of color left over, so I put it back into the can. It not catalyzed so it should keep for touch ups and whatnot. Well whatnot for sure as in redo! I am going to redo the left fairing and the front fender. I was in the shed almost done with the clear coat when all of a sudden a huge gust

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Making Progress

Making Progress

Ohlins reinstalled, powdercoated pieces installed worked overnight to reassemble the bike I spent most the night and last night istalling new bearing on the swingarm and beginning the reinstall of all the parts. I installed the swingarm last night and rebuilt Ohlins shock, put the subframe into position and put in the plastic undertray. I had to make some repairs to the undertray since it had alot of holes drilled in it over the years for various parts. I filled them all in and smoothed it

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Just how much does top gear cost these days?

Just how much does top gear cost these days?

All dressed up and no bike to ride Yea you can say I went all crazy, as if Paris Hilton were to suddenly become a serious motorcycle sport tour rider! Scratch that I wont have no usless mexican rat dog yapping away with its head sticking out of the top box, I said serious sport tour rider! Yea I got my overtime sorted and worked some extra hours, and a generous tax refund resulted in some new gear for this year. I retired the old stich, sold it actually to a fellow rider I know from work, h

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

I am in deep now!

I am in deep now!

OMG I am in deep now everytime I take somthing off I find somthing else wrong I keep delving into this bike deeper and deeper and finding all sorts of problems, I know my rear brake has been dragging so I decided to get some new parts and rebuild it. It was a mess, the rubber seals were hard as rocks, and the bellows covering the slider pins were torn and the pins were covered in caked on brake dust not sliding at all. rear brake rebuild replaced the seals, pads, bleeders, cleaned

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

Wow I need motivation!~

Stator cover Repair - Cleaned up the etched in dirt with a power tool and a wire brush attachment I have started a laundry list of items that I need to fix on the bike! First of which was a paint job, but getting motivated to do it has not be a priority as of late. I guess I am more of a plan it type of guy. I have been putting off some pain in the arse repairs for years now. I snapped off an exhaust stud years ago and have not gotten around to fixing it. This year I am going to do it. I

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

Preperations are made!

Yep, I am keeping her! I ordered a few items to freshen up the old girl for another great season of motorcycle riding. 2 sets of ebc hh pads for the front 1 set of honda pads for the rear complete with anti heat transfer asbestos pad 2 sets of honda fork seals and dust covers 2 bottles of race tech US1 fork oil, I tried other 5w oil this stuff seems to work better for my race tech valves 1 D.I.D. 530VM X'ring Chain & Steel Sprocket Kit - HONDA VFR 800F1 98-01 1 - Front Sprocket Si

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

What a season!

The old girl in front of Bent's Old Fort Seems I haven't made a blog entry in months, I just haven't done anything bloggable since riding with some guys from work. I take day rides still to places I have gone more times than I have digits on my hands and feet, so it seems redundant to blog about it. However recent changes in the website (this one vfrd) and its members have sent me into a mood of self examination, perhaps doubt, perhaps giddy anticipation, and always cautious about future outc

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

Aint Nothing But An Atmel Thing - Or - Riding With Guys From Work

Skyline Drive Ryan and Jason above Canon City I have been riding with a guy from work lately a young fellow who recently purchased a used CBR 600 - that was in need of some work. He was riding it with a race take off front tire and a decent Bridgestone rear. I dont often ride with guys who ride other bikes but Ryan seemed like he had the natural ability to ride well. Which after 3 rides he does. I took him along on my annual 500 mile ride to the Black Canyon a few months back and he did we

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

The Vfrd Summer Summit Ride

The Kansas Crew Lined up in front of Pikes Peak Crystal Creek Reservoir It was a year in the planning, planning done by committe of which I was only involved in as the official route guide. In that I really must thank Didit, Radar, and Volsfan for thier work in getting this thing put together - the lions share done by Didit of course. I knew when I stood up and asked the Candians at the Kootenay Hootenany if they would be willing to ride to Colorado for a national meet sombody would jump on i

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

I Went Out For An Expensive Ride

MT EVANS I took a look on the internet for the weather this break, I call it that since I don't get weekends off. Sunday 70% chance of rain, Monday 30% chance, Tuesday 80% chance of rain. Well thats a no brainer go for a ride today or get wet. 30% chance of rain means that your going to get rained on but only for 30% of the day! I stood outside my shed and pondered which bike to take, the XR or the VFR? I wish I had taken the XR now since the VFR would get me a nice fat ticket going up Ute pass

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

The Long Ride Home

Kootenay National Park Calagary Crew fall in behind me It occurs to me I never posted the second half of my trip to Canada from 2008? Sheer tiredness prevented me from finishing it up last year, so many picture so many stories. Stories I can't remember anymore, but I still have the pictures, the wonderful ride pictures from that trip home. If you bear with me I will show you the best of the best pictures, and try to remember the good things that happened on the road. It all was part of the Koo

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

How To Sabotage A Road Trip

First you begin by leaving the day before the Fourth of July weekend which in of itself is idiotic, then you forget to check the weather forecast (not that it mattered since It was raining everywhere) then you pick a place to camp that has the worst weather off all. Not a bad plan if your looking to make your riding adventure a joke. I did that and found I was scratching my head wondering "why in the world are all these RV's out and about" I had never seen so much traffic on hwy 50 going to Sali

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

The Back Way To Silverton

This is my first real ride on the XR650r this season, having only ridden it to and from work a few times and once to the movies it has been languishing in the bike shed all winter. I had recently outfitted it with a Turbo City Sequoia Rack and some Tourmaster bags it was ready for some touring. I saw an opportunity to also attach a plate for my mini givi top bag and so I installed a plate last October. I had been having fits with it for the 3 years I have had her, always out of tune, broken subf

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

Radar Comes To Colorado

Radar with his brand new VTEC Sun Honda in Thornton Colorado Radar flew into Denver Monday Morning to pick up a Brand new wine colored VTEC he bought from Sun Honda in the Denver Area, he said coming here and buying his new bike saved him 3 Grand Canadian Dollars. He did the math and it was cheaper, much cheaper to guy in the USA. I PM'ed him and told him that I would make the trip up there to Denver to meet up with him and ride a bit the rest of the day. I rolled into the Dealership about 11

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

 

An Early Fathers Day Ride

It all started like this... I PM Reddog..."any thoughs on a fathersday ride"? This ride is somthing that Bill and I have been doing for the past 4 years now and this year it was a bit of a Cluster *&&^ to get it going. He writes back that he has things to do and perhaps we can do it on such and such a date, and I write back "no how about such and such", and he writes back "nope cant do that". Then I write back "well what about this weekend?" and he says OK. The of course then I change it

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Texasmac 2009 The Meet

Texasmac 2009 The Meet

After arriving in Nashville three days of over 500 miles each on the bike had played me out, worn out and sore, I couldnt even muster the energy to go for some Chow. Still stuffed from the pizza I ate 3 hours ago in Erin TN I just sat in Baileyrocks massaging chair. I told him I was having a strange vibration in the front tire when the speed hit 50 mph and so later that night we rolled my bike onto his bike lift and removed the front tire and spun it on a stand to see if it was out of balance. N

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.