I am an ordinary guy who enjoys riding motorcycles. I love riding all makes and models. I love short rides, long rides, and multi-day road trips. I post reviews about motorcycle gear, motorcycles, roads, restaurants, sights, gadgets and more. The Motorcycle Facts,Trivia and History page has a lot of good info. Be safe and enjoy the ride, Oz.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I have posted a review on my V Star 1100 and I posted when the V Star hit 100,000 miles.  I now want to announce that the very reliable, ridable, maneuverable machine has been replaced.

After a lot of looking and research I am now riding a Yamaha Royal Star Venture. I looked at almost every bagger out there.  One of the big factors in my decision is that the Venture comes with a 5 year unlimited miles warranty.  That is hard to turn down, especially considering how much I ride.

I picked up the bike Saturday May 22, 2010 from Motion CycleSports and I am looking forward to riding it for 100,000+ miles.
I got up early Sunday morning and went riding prior to attending church.  I stopped on CO 331 aka Woodlawn Road on the east side of McKinney and took these pictures of my bike.
Needless to say I am pretty excited and I am really enjoying the Venture.  Later on when I get 10,000+ miles on the bike I will post my thoughts and impressions.  In the mean time I am riding every chance I get.


  1. Congratulations on your new ride. You must be excited to get out and ride it as much as you can. It is a good looking bike and I look forward to hearing about your adventures on it.

  2. Gary, Thanks. I am looking forward to some good riding. Road today in an escort for the traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial. It is a great ride. I will love it on the big trip to Yellowstone this summer.

  3. Wow. 100,000 miles is some serious riding. When do you get a chance to blog?

    Anyway congrats on the new machine. Sure looks nice. I hope it treats you as well as the last one for the next 100k.

  4. I am blessed with some quality time for riding and I get to ride a lot to work. I am an assistant principal so I get a lot of time in summer. I hope to get well over 100,000 on this new bike.

  5. Looks real nice. Like the paint on it. Ain't new so cool!

  6. Webster you are right, new is so cool. I was looking preowned, but things just worked out for the new one. Glad that I have the 5 year warranty.

  7. I love the new Yamaha Venture, good luck and many miles on it ;-)
    I still can't believe you did over 100K on the other, I wish I had the time and money to travel the west, the scenery is just beautiful.
    I will be getting a new bike next year and I can't decide on a Vulcan Voyager, Yamaha or a Harley. Harley's too expensive. Decisions ;-)
    Keep up the blogging :-)