I figure, at 51, that it’s darn well time for me to make my presence known on the internet. I’ve been working with computers and the internet for over 30 years, and in all that time I’ve never seen fit to have my own website. Well, that’s all gonna change.
I recently purchased a new 2009 Yamaha V Star 1300 motorcycle (well, yeah, it’s a year old, but it only had 7 miles on it when I bought it – most of which I put on during my test drive…) After doing some research on the bike, I discovered two excellent forums for V Star 1300 owners. The first is the _V Star 1300 Riders_ forum on Delphiforums.com, and the second is 1300tourer.com. Both of these sites offer excellent content and great people (many of the same people are on both).
One type of section both of these forums have is a section on modifying (modding) various portions of the motorcycle to improve performance, gas mileage, appearance, etc. These mods have inspired me to make all sorts of modifications of my own, many identical to those on the sites, many slightly different. After posting several of my own modifications to these sites, I was asked if I had a website that I could put them on so people could review them AFTER they fall off the “current” forum listings and become old news.
With that in mind, I contacted my son-in-law who has his own website (http://theios.net) and asked him what a good option might be for posting this information. This site is the result.
As far as the site name is concerned, I often go by the name BakaNeko or BakaNeko59 on various forums, game sites, etc. This, loosely translated from Japanese, means idiot (or stupid) cat. I have had numerous cats in my lifetime, and I can say without fear of reprisal that they have ALL acted stupid at some point or another. (I can say this without fear, cuz none of my cats can read yet – and unless this site is still around when the evil feline empire rises up and takes over the planet, I think I’m safe). Since BakaNeko.net was taken, and BakaNekoRider.net seemed a little long, I settled on BakaRider.net. I realize this means I’m a stupid rider, but hopefully only in title and not in actions.
I will be posting not only information on my V Star modifications, but may include pointers to other sites, rants about various things, info on my rides, personal views, and who knows what else. If I feel I need an outlet for speaking my piece, this site should work out nicely.
So thanks for taking the time to look me up, and thanks for coming along for the ride.
BakaNeko – Sep. 14, 2010