David's Web Site

Motorcycle - Traveling and Touring

Alaska Motorcycle Odyssey 1990 An epic motorcycle travel adventure documented with many pictures and commentary.

Alaska Motorcycle Odyssey 2012 A similar motorcycle adventure trip made 22 years later.

Vacation Trip 2001 A three week trip spent touring and visiting two of the country's largest bluegrass festivals.

Vacation Trip 2006 A multi-week trip that had to be significantly modified due to problems. Traveled as far west as Colorado and as far north as Nova Scotia.

Deals Gap Trip 2007 A weekend trip to the infamous Dragon.

Amish Rally Trip 2010 A vacation trip to the HTTA 2010 Amish Rally near West Milton, Pennsylvania.

Motorcycle Touring Notes How I prepare for an extended motorcycle trip and take care of common living needs while on the road.

Motorcycle - Technical

Motorcycle Electrical Troubleshooting A brief introduction to common failures and troubleshooting techniques, with an emphasis on the Honda CX/GL models.

Alternator Stator Failure and Repair Discussion of stator failures experienced and corrective actions. Includes recommended vendors for stator rewinding service.

Voltage Monitor A brief review of battery voltage monitors and the monitoring solution I've selected.

Main Fuse Modification A modification to replace the Silverwing's main fusible link with a modern automotive ATC fuse and fuseholder.

Hotwiring the Silverwing How to operate the Silverwing without using the ignition switch.

CX/GL 500/650 Electric Fan Upgrades Radiator electric fan upgrades for the 500 and 650 bikes.

GL500 Fork Braces Aftermarket fork braces to prevent front end wobble.

Motorcycle Assembly Photos A collection of photos taken of Silverwings in various stages of disassembly and refurbishment.

Engine Dolly For easier Honda CX/GL engine removal and installation.

Motorcycle - Miscellaneous

Silverwing Introduction Includes text and photos describing the motorcycle prepared specifically for the 2006 extended vacation trip.

Project Bike 2009 A motorcycle conversion and restoration project undertaken in 2009.

Ham Radio

Field Day 2011 Operating the Field Day event in 2011.

Georgia QSO Party The annual Georgia QSO Party event.

Passive LC Audio Filter A homemade high-performance filter project.

USB Radio Interface A compact and feature-rich USB radio interface.

K2 Miscellaneous Accessory Board A multi-function accessory board for the Elecraft K2 transceiver.

IC-735 VFO Encoder Repair Replacement of the VFO Encoder board in the Icom IC-735 transceiver.

Motorola External Speaker A surplus 2-way radio speaker for the ham station.

CwTicker A Windows application to display decoded Morse code text from CwGet in ticker-tape style.

A Homebrew 20M QRP CW Transceiver From 1984 How it was done back in the day.

QSL Cards from Excel Spreadsheet Use a spreadsheet to create and print custom QSL cards.

Log sheets from Excel Spreadsheet Use a spreadsheet to create and print custom log sheets.

The Farm

The Farm