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Offline Bruiser

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Winterized motorcycling
« on: February 21, 2017, 04:32:20 am »
Had a friend griping last week about not being able to ride due to weather. She said she had a new meaning for PMS ..."Parked Motorcycle Syndrome" :))
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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 06:25:23 am »
I think there is a bunch of us suffering from that. Snow in the forecast for tomorrow......  :??:  I'm picking up a new tire mounted on the rear 900 wheel tomorrow. Maybe a little tinkering in the garage will help.
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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 12:04:42 am »
Ha! Weathermen missed one. No snow 40 degrees. Too much road yark not washed off yet to ride. The shop wasn't even done with the tire for the 900. But it was a nice day with more coming.
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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 11:19:38 am »
With the recent burst of warm weather in WI I've put on hundreds of miles since Saturday.

In fact, I have a 350mi round trip setup for today to run around to remote offices and install wireless controllers. Should get up to almost 70 today   :)  :motonoises: :nananana:

Sadly it won't last and snow is in the for cast for later this week.  :'(

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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 11:27:16 pm »
These kind of stories are exactly why I retired and moved to an area with year around riding. I've done over 1200 miles in the last 14 days but I've been inspired by my new flash. Summer is a struggle though when it starts bouncing off 100* every day for a couple months.
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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 11:39:44 pm »
Unfortunately, even when the temperatures get up there, I can't go for a ride.  I live on a private dirt road here in Maine that stays covered in ice most of winter and it's a 2/3 mile ride from my house to the town road which has lots of sand on it...

The other crappy thing is that when the temperatures get up there, the snow gets lousy for snowmobiling.  Went out Monday for the hardest 90 mile ride on a sled ever!  My shoulders and upper arms were beat from steering though 4" of slush.  Although there's still LOTS of snow, the forecast is for mid/nigh 40s for the next 10 days.

This is the worst time of the year when I can't use bikes, ATVs or sleds...  Now when I go out to the garage and shed, I get clinically depressed to see all my toys just setting there...
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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 01:08:30 pm »
I prefer it arond 50-60 that way i can wear my heavy bike jacket.And dont have to worry bout slick tar in the Corners

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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 01:55:46 pm »
Ha, only 5 days to spring!

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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 06:54:12 pm »
Ha, only 5 days to spring!

So True ^^^

But the forecast for the next 10 days here in MI is only showing highs in the 30's - most days.

That and since we got SNOW this week they spread a lot of salt - that still didn't keep some people from sliding and crashing
because they forgot how to drive with 2-3 inches of snow.

So we need a few good rains before I will consider it riding season here.

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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 09:01:37 pm »
Spring!  Yeah, right!  Somewhere...  Got 20'" of snow with 30" drifts yesterday.  Fell in my driveway early this morning and broke my nose!  Really kind of embarrassing so I have to come up with a good story before I go to work tomorrow.  I'm sure folks on this forum will be able to assist,,,
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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 01:12:33 am »
I have to come up with a good story before I go to work tomorrow.  I'm sure folks on this forum will be able to assist,,,

You were riding your bike up and down the driveway to test Steve's EVO flash and check your ABS rear brake after draining and bleeding to be sure yours would not lock up. It is a hard job but to insure you're summer riding fun, you took it on. A slight mishap occurred and you laid the bike down in a snowbank. No damage to the bike but you hit your snow shovel while falling off the bike and broke your nose. Who would not believe that?
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Re: Winterized motorcycling
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 02:50:06 am »
Closer than you think to what really happened...  I actually did break my nose when I slipped on snow in my driveway and planted my face on the handle of the big snow scoop I was using this morning.

Not today but I did ride up/down my driveway when I got Steve's EVO flashed ECU back - my paved driveway was clear (but not the dirt road I live on) a couple weeks ago but fortunately that was without incident...
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