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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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In a way I wanted to cry.

Well Geoff was right in putting his bike away for the season & I had high hopes of some warmer days in October only it was COLD like it is now around middle of November.

The two bikes sat there fully tanked up & ready to go in middle of Sept. Still to-day I poured in the fuel stabalizer, fired up the engine of each bike which were a bit reluctant as they had sat since around mid-September, but they did fire up then I let them warm up properly & took them on a 20 Klick ride to get the above mix into the bikes carbs & fuel injection systems.

Had lowered the tyre pressure a bit as the pavement had no snow on it, but close to being icy as they were wet & temp well into freezing.

If the roads had not been like above I would have gone out for 2-3 hr spin, but no the bikes are into hibernation & THAT hurt due to a miserable Autumn bar the 1/2 month of September & right through October> Not a happy m/cist I must admit.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 04:14 PM
 
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We had a rare, cool but beautiful day here today. Hubby & I took advantage & stayed out for 4 hours. It may well be the last.... Snow is called for tomorrow....
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Smitty,

Why don't you be a snowbird and migrate south during the winter months? That way you can ride your bike and eat it too! (err... well, not literally, but you know what I mean )

Enjoy the snow!
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gotta love sunny San Diego where you can ride just about all year
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Wow, Smitty, I was half expecting to read about an accident based entirely on the post heading!

We had several days of warm weather, truly out of the ordinary, but its damned cold now, and snow's predicted for today. I hear and understand the issues

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*puts second coat of wax on snowboard*


Next day thats not too shitty i'm gonna put mine away too.

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-13-2003, 05:39 PM
 
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Smitty, if I was not expecting a friend from the phillipenes sp? in a few days I'd offer my spare bedroom as a getaway for some winter riding, I must admit that I do not know your pain on this one.

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2003, 09:54 AM
 
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I hear ya on that one. I recently got a K&N air filter and D&D slipon but it's been too cold so I never bothered to install them. I will be making that my weekend project though. I might even go as far as preparing it to be put away for the winter. Aside from fuel stabilizer and lowering tire pressure, can anyone tell me what else should be done?
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I lowered the try pressure for the short run like form 36pos down to 32 for that chance of a bit better traction (due to cold weather, cold pavement, & even some icy spots) as I was going max of 15 or 20 Klicks & not faster then 70KPH. When back & about to be put away I upped the tyres to normal.

A bit later on I will remove both batteries & take them into a part of the house that is around 55 to 60F ALONG with a Battery Tender for the rest of the season. Said cooler room is also so my gun powders will not drop in quality or reloads. Must be something like 40 lbs of powder in there amongst different types.

That is it. Come Spring I simply check the batteries, pop them back into the bike, hook them up, check tyre pressures, hit the starter buttons & once wamed up I am back to riding again.
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