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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 11:21 AM
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3 days ago it was 58 here and sunny , 2 days ago we got 18" of snow , yesterday it was 7 degrees . If you dont like the weather in NE , just wait a minute ....
Ha!...This was taken Wednesday when it was 55 & sunny, from roughly the same spot on the porch as the pic above was then from this morning....My buddy stopped by to tease(torture) me about taking a ride.(my panels are still out at the paint shop and my ins. to off) Kind of crazy....no?
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NAB...Go ahead, taunt us now and we'll taunt you when its in the 70s to 80s here and way above triple digit temps there. And we are riding along the Pacific shore, or in the mountains, or along the Columbia River, or to Hells Canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon. Life is full of trade-offs and compromises.

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Another heatwave predicted here today. And I'm about to get the Kawasaki GPZ900R out for our club ride.
It's water cooled with a manual fan and a new ally radiator so should be ok.
Took the Vic out last night after sundown, rode all the winding backroads working the gears hoping for some miracle....
Nice ride but when I gunned it and got up on the cams I felt it rev out real quick hmmmmm.
Found a straight answer hit it in 4the and yeah sure enough the Barnett Scorpion is slipping under big torque.
Gonna have to go to heavier springs,
Anyway it can stay in the shade at home today and I'll ride the old warhorse Kwaka.
Rang Kevinx, who confirmed my down-shifting worries are most probably the shifter ratchet and that yeah I'm gonna need to go stronger on the clutch springs to tame the beast.
Ok the roads calling, where's my sunblock?
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Road mine for a bit today, it was 50F and cloudy but for this time of year you take what you can get here. Have almost 40 miles on the new sled. Could be a month again for all I know before I can ride again.

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Rode mine on a road today (sorry HenryT, I couldn't resist) since our incessant rains stopped this am. The rodes, er roads were dry by early afternoon and temps were in the high 40s. The new fork oil and new tapered bearings made the steering feel lighter and more surefooted. Gonna do a longer ride tomorrow. Life is good!
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Rode mine on a road today (sorry HenryT, I couldn't resist) since our incessant rains stopped this am. The rodes, er roads were dry by early afternoon and temps were in the high 40s. The new fork oil and new tapered bearings made the steering feel lighter and more surefooted. Gonna do a longer ride tomorrow. Life is good!
And that's the magic of doing front end maintenance. It degrades so slowly it's not even noticeable by us mere mortals. I'm sure the Pro's can tell but when that fluid is changed and any slop is taken out of the neck assembly or conversely if it was too tight then adjusted right; the difference can feel like night and day.
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The high temperature was 91 yesterday. Unbelievable in February around here. It broke the record of 85 in 1916 by 6 degrees. I guess it's from all the hot air coming out of the democrats mouths. But anyway it was great riding. Today the high will be in the mid 50's with Monday and Tuesday in the mid 30's. Back in the mid 70's by the weekend.

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Currently 27F here but supposed to hit 50-55. Thinking about changing my oil and getting in a quick jaunt. I just don't like all the gravel on the roads at stop signs and lights. Roads have been pretty dry for a bit. I am just dying to ride. On a high note I got my throttle body adapter and fuel lines. Just waiting to purchase my intake and set up a tune.
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High winds and lake-effect snow (bands of accumulation) here in PA. I honestly don't understand why people live and die here in the rust belt area. I guess the draw to be near family and good friends supersedes all toil & toll it takes on one's mind & body, homes & vehicles. Best I can do is an occasional engine start to get parts moving & lubed. I will be lucky to get a short ride or two in during late April (while wearing extra clothing at that!).
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