Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Category: Motorcycles

Honda Nighthawk

The Weekend Ballad of the Oil Drain Plug

Nearly everything went well for my holiday weekend. Nearly everything with the exception of my automobiles. For the 4th, Ellie and I spent the afternoon with a friend of mine from college and then in the evening we had dinner at Ellie’s parents’ place. All was normal. On Saturday, we went to my parents for a […]

Kawasaki KZ650

Today, I only have one motorcycle because today, I finally sold the 1978 Kawasaki KZ650 I bought a few years back with the intention of getting it running. It’s a good feeling because I felt guilty in recent years for not having the time to work on it. [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-jWkahrW_rC4/TjBOACYN4OI/AAAAAAAABoM/BATtbnGtX0I/s144-c-o/%25255BUNSET%25255D.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/111197070419838127380/MyProject?authkey=Gv1sRgCK-_meOF1IC-OQ#5634088896385900770″ caption=”1978 Kawasaki KZ650″ type=”image” […]

August Updates

I’m terrible at posting this month an it hurts me in my inner bits. I’m working on a couple of goals like I did in November 2011. I want to commit myself to writing every day for a month, for example. I think that would be good. However, I want to do one of the […]

Terrible Customer Service

I love my motorcycle. I really do and I think that I’ve made that clear over the years. You’ve heard stories and seen pictures. If you’ve never been sick of my love for my motorcycle, you must never have really had a chance to get to know me. The problem is, however, that motorcycles can […]

Rehabbing the Nighthawk

Motorcycles are a blessing and a curse for me. A blessing because the allow me to feel free. I can open the throttle and feel the wind all around me. I can see the ground racing past me. Death and life surround me while I’m on my bike. It’s thrilling and I wouldn’t trade the […]

January, What Happened?

January has been busy to the point where even when I have time to write, I don’t because I’m exhausted. Work, and commuting to and from work each day, really takes a lot out of me. There’s not much else to say in that area except I can describe my job by quoting Tom Smykowski […]

Life in a day

YouTube asked its users to partake in a project recently, I did. Ridley Scott is producing and Kevin MacDonald is directing a film that features only footage shot on July 24th, 2010. They reached out to YouTube users to lend a hand by uploading what they did that day. Here is my video:

Read the manual last

I came home this weekend to do a little more work on the Kawasaki. It’s been a learning experience since the other one went down a thousand miles from home. I can confidently say that I can tear down a KZ650 engine and put it back together. The only problem? I can’t get it running […]

Adventure dog

This is the third part of the three part series about ‘Road Trip: 2010’. This part of the story is a cautionary tale. I was without a motorcycle and more than a thousand miles from home. I needed a way to get back in time for work. The way I saw it, I had three […]

Relaxation me

This is the second part of the three part series about ‘Road Trip: 2010’. What would you do in my situation? I mean seriously think about it. I’m a thousand miles away from home with a motorcycle that won’t run without a great deal of work and money. I could have easily dropped the bike […]