ElegantCode

A software blog

9 Apr
2004

How about a Honda Nighthawk?

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I have been thinking about what bike would be a good starter for my wife and I think I am inclining toward the tried and true Honda Nighthawk 750. Boring, I know, but it seems like a trusty machine to get your feet wet on and something I can use for commuting without muttering, “Hurry […]

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4 Apr
2004

My Wife is a Biker Chick

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My wife, Eleanor, just passed her motorcycle safety course with flying colors. I started with this program when I got a bike and so she signed up this year. The Idaho STAR program is really great for new bikers and I am really proud of her. She came home and got on my XT500 and rode around […]

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4 Apr
2004

Bat-Pac for my XT500

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My Bat-Pac from Bat-Pac.com came in the mail yesterday and I installed it in all of about 5 minutes last night. This product is intended to replace the need for a battery in a kick-start motorcycle application, at the same time providing a more stable electrical current to your electronics. The unit provides all functions […]

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2 Apr
2004

Pluck

I have faithfully used NewsGator for awhile now. Hey, I even bought it! What it taught me was that I spend more time looking at RSS feeds when they are readily available in my apps that I have open all of the time. In the case of NewsGator, it integrates nicely with Outlook. Now here’s […]

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1 Apr
2004

XT500 Electrical Issues

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I have a 1977 Yamaha XT500E that I am currently riding in-between big bikes and I have been driven CRAZY by the performance of the electrical system. I have to charge the battery every night, and that is a real pain. So, I just ordered one of these battery eliminators. I am rather excited to see […]

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