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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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went out for a 75 mile or so ride today...........was gorgeous here in south Georgia.......74 and sunny...........
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 06:40 PM
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Did the same. About 40 miles thru the hill country ne of Mesa, Az. Wanted to get a ride in before putting the bike up on the lift Monday for maintenace.
New rear tire, grease driveshaft and swingarm bearing, pull radiator to replace bad fan switch.

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it got up to 39 today so I took the opportunity to pull the rear wheel. I need a new tire and now I can order it and know I can get the wheel to the shop to mount. Not the same as riding but turning wrenches is good therapy too!
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Too cold today to ride. Was mid 30's. Put on new Arlen Ness big sucker air cleaner. Was riding Tuesday,went to 66. Spring can't get here soon enough

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The weather here in GA has been nice this winter. I've been out twice in the past week. Bring on Spring!

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Here in north central IL the weather sucks, matter a fact IL sucks I need to move. It will be about 42 tomorrow so I might take her out for a spin only because it rained today and washed most of the salt off the road. Adding new stuff to her over the winter, if I can't ride I might as well dress her up nice and get her ready for a early spring...I hope!


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I know I will get some hate mail , but it will be 75 degrees and clear tomorrow in So Cal. Going out with my son for a few hours prior to the Super Bowl, and cruise the back roads.

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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:30 AM
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Missouri has had an unusually mild winter. I mean, its not Anchorage Alaska, but we usually do have a bit of snow, and usually a lot of rain and temps below 40 for most of the 'meat' of winter.

Last fall, I dunno, around November or so? I got a storage locker (living in an apartment right now since I'll be headed elsewhere in a little over a year) together to store the bike it. Bought a can of seafoam, found some Sta-Bil, got a couple of wood blocks to keep the tires up off the concrete, and was gonna pull the battery and keep it on a tender in the house (since there's not power in the storage unit).

Haven't put it in there yet. Been riding at least once a week almost all winter. Basically, if it's above 40, I'm on the bike. But, I've been riding in above 50 weather most of the time! Basically, I have a sweatshirt under my gear for 50~65 riding, and a sweatshirt and rain liner to cut the wind for 35~50 riding. I barely use that darn liner!

So I'm soaking it up while I can. Knock on wood, but it seems like we're on the home stretch for spring. The only thing keeping me off the road will be all the rain we'll probably have. But, every dry day I'll be out there! We haven't even had snow YET! (Except for one day, it snowed over night, was melted by around noon)

Knowing the weather around here, when winters are this mild, we'll be paying for it with a HARSH spring (either winter 2.0 with tons of snow, or thunderstorms and tornadoes), or it'll come back twofold next year, haha, but I'm soaking it up while I can.

I tell ya what though, I LOVE that fuel injection I've had a couple days where it was in the low 30's in the morning but supposed to warm way up, so I've commuted with the bike (Take the back roads it's not too cold). No battery tender (no outside outlets at the apartment), one such day it had been almost two weeks since I was able to ride, and so it hadn't been started or anything in that time period, just covered up. Pull the cover off, turn the key, hit the button, rumbling along waiting for me to get my helmet and gloves on! (And wait for it to warm up first of course, haha). None of that messing around with that stupid choke or waiting ten minutes to be able to give it throttle. Love it!

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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:31 AM
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The temperature's been fine, but it's been raining for the better part of a week in SE Texas, and since I don't ride in the rain (at least not intentionally), I haven't ridden for that same week and I'm getting a bit antsy. Right now, tomorrow isn't looking too good, either.
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Originally Posted by Romans5.8 View Post
>>delete please!<<
You should be able to delete your own post. I did.
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