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New Motorcycle Tires

Posted in Arizona, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycle Tires, Motorcycles, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ on July 18, 2017 by DRF

In preparation for my upcoming 4000+ mile trip, I decided to have a new set of tires installed.  My old tires probably would have lasted another 2,000 miles or so, but I don’t want to have to stop somewhere along the trip and have it done.  My father told me a long time ago, he always made sure he kept good tires on his car since they’re so important.  Motorcycles even more so with only 2 wheels!


For anyone in the Phoenix, AZ area, I recommend this place, “Mototire“.  This is the second time I’ve used them.  Fast and friendly service.


I had an appointment at 9:00 am, and the tires were installed in about 45 minutes.  I had the original tires put back on, Dunlap.  Same tires I would have got at the dealer, except about $50 cheaper.  Plus as a bonus, Dunlap has a $50 rebate going on right now on the purchase and install of a set.


A whole lot of tread going on here!


This was parked out front!


Here’s the business card for Mototire.  This is NOT a paid endorsement or anything like that, I’m just sharing the information for the business that in my opinion provides a good service at a fair price.

Goldfield Ghost Town

Posted in Apache Junction AZ, Arizona, Ghost Town, Gold Field Ghost Town AZ, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Phoenix, Superstition Mountains AZ with tags , , , , on April 17, 2016 by DRF

Goldfield Ghost Town.  Location: 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119.

Located East of Phoenix, AZ.  A nice relaxing place to walk around and take in the sights of the old Ghost Town.  After my walk around town, I sat on the patio with a nice cold drink and enjoyed a fantastic view of the Superstition Mountains.  I’ve been here several times and will definitely go back.












Superstition Mountain Museum

Posted in Apache Junction AZ, Arizona, Motorcycles, Mountains, Old Buildings, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, Scenic View, Wagon with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2016 by DRF

I took a ride over to the Superstition Mountain Museum.  They’re located to the east of Phoenix, AZ in the east valley, close to Apache Junction.  A nice place with a great view of the Superstition Mountains.

I won’t go into detail about this place, if you’re interested, just click on the link in the fist paragraph to see their website.

Here’s a few photos:





















Phoenix Bikefest 2014 – 1st Annual Event

Posted in Arizona, Custom Bike, Custom Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, HOG, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, Tri-Glide with tags , , on April 5, 2014 by DRF

The Phoenix area Harley-Davidson dealers have put together the 1st Annual PhoenixBike Fest this year next to the Wildhorse Pass Hotel & Casino. Here’s a few photos I took today (April 5, 2014). SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Harley-Davidson’s trailer with the new 2014 motorcycles. This is main reason I went here today to take a Demo Ride on a new Tri-Glide. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the bike I was able to ride, a blue Tri-Glide.   After watching a short video, I got to ride it for about 10-15 minutes.  It definitely rides different than a 2 wheel motorcycle.  I like it. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAPhoenix BikeFest 2014.  A lot of riders arrived through this large tent for everyone to see. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThere sure were a lot of people here today. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAAnd lots of motorcycles. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAAnd even more motorcycles! SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAA perfect day in Arizona for a motorcycle ride.

Solarimpulse Arrives in Phoenix AZ May 4, 2013

Posted in Aircraft, Airports, Arizona, Motorcycles, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2013 by DRF





IMG_3246This may not be my typical motorcycle blog entry, however I did ride my motorcycle to see this!

I was fortunate enough to get a ticket to view the Solarimpulse aircraft at the Phoenix International Airport yesterday.

The Solarimpulse is attempting to fly across the USA using solar power only.  This is the 1st leg of the journey that began in San Francisco.  It arrived early Saturday morning on May 4th, 2013.  Next stop will be Texas.  It’s a lot bigger than I first imagined it would be.  The wingspan is a wide as an airliner.  It’s so wide I wasn’t able to get a photo of the entire aircraft inside this temporary hanger they had set up.

My photos don’t do this amazing aircraft justice.   Click on the link below to see the official website.

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