May 2009

This is a shot I took today while doing a bit of corner working. I think it does a great job of conveying the urgency corner workers can feel in a pinch.

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This video certainly earns artistic merit. Excellent work!


I needed a tank bag for my 2006 Yamaha R6 that wouldn’t mess my paint up, would carry all my small items for traveling, and would stay on when traveling at a “brisk” rate. I read some pretty good reviews around so I went for it. Here are my findings.

1. Good solid construction as is typical for Joe Rocket.

2. Sticks to the bike just fine at 140+ since it is behind the wind screen. I don’t have a double bubble screen.

3. Holds plenty of my crap. I can fit a surprising amount in it.

4. Comes with a water proof cover. I had to use this once and it worked great. The water just beads up and falls off.

5. Comes with a handle so you can carry it with you, rather than donating it to your local thief.

6. It has three pockets. One for a cell/gps, one close to the rider for wallet and sunglasses, and the main compartment which I could easily fit a large Nalgene water bottle, medium sized book, beanie, large camera, and small bag of tools.

7. There is a rubber coating between the magnates and the tank that prevents scratching as long as the surfaces are clean.

8. Looks great!

If I were to complain about one thing it would be that it needs more little pockets. Having individual compartments for stuff would be nice but by no means is a problem.

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The Joe Rocket Manta Tank Bag fits on my 2006 Yamaha R6 brilliantly. I purchased mine from tobefast.com for about 55 bucks.

It’s called watchthatpage.com. I love it because I get an email every morning (or whenever I want) updating me on any changes to certain keyword searches I usually do on Craigslist.

For example, I scrutinize the motorcycle listings regularly but I hate sifting through all the crap. Sooo I just copied and pasted the URL of that specific search into my watchthatpage.com account and every morning I get a nifty little email that contains all the new GSXRs, R6s, R1s, CBRs, etc, etc.

Example: http://spokane.craigslist.org/search/mcy?query=gsxr&minAsk=min&maxAsk=

This gets pasted into my watchthatpage.com “pages”.

The service is free and you can use if for all sorts of sites. I hope it works well for you!

Any questions? Please comment!