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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-12-2017, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Took a ride yesterday.....pulled out in the morning at 26 degrees F, rolled back in later in the afternoon, the temp had made it all the way up to 36. I had intended to make make it to Point Judith, RI for some seafood on the ocean but turned the ride into a spin around eastern CT because it was just too damn cold to be fun.
Anyway, that ride will wrap it up for this riding season... The weather looks like crap around here heading into December and the snow has already started in my favorite riding areas. So, as much as I don't want to, I'm going to winterize later today and put the XC up until next spring

On a good note this was one of the best seasons I've had on the bike I managed to ride just over 11,000 awesome miles this season touring NE, NY and Canada, including a week of running around Nova Scotia .... With the addition of the Madstad, winglets and Corbin seat I got the bike to be the most comfortable and pleasurable to ride than its ever been, finally no buffeting or heat issues to deal with either... Of course special thanks to @broggyr and @roboots21 for help adding cams this year.....The cams (and a great tuning) got the 106 to where it should be power wise and I luv it

Time to head into the deep-dark .... See ya on the other side

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Great for you...sounds like an awesome ride....I to managed 17000 miles this year and the snow on the ground has my face in a frown LOL still haven't put her to bed yet...hoping for one more ride....!!!

Keep warm and the darkness does end!! LOL

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Dang..... it's just too early to park it! I feel your pain...have a good winter thinking about all the great riding you will do next season

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Time for another round of winter work. Probably have to take my starter out again and re-grease that damn bearing, and I have a new stereo to install.



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I'll be putting mine up.....NOT!
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I did a Veteran's Day run yesterday, solo. Flags flying everywhere. It was in the 60's with a light wind. Made the rounds of the places I hang out at. Benny finally got his old shovel back together and running. Todd mounted a passenger back rest and luggage rack on his 05 standard. Just pretty much a normal Saturday around here. We don't put our scooter up for the winter here. There will be plenty of nice days to ride through the winter. We have taken trips and camped in January. Road down to the Mexican Boarder in February. The only direction I would ever move is further South. I like mild winters. We do get snow and freezing rain. But generally is gone in a few days.

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11,000 and 17,000 are very good numbers especially in the colder states. Now that I am retired I plan on getting up into those numbers. For you guys who get to those numbers that work and have a family I say good for you but don't know how you do it.

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I'll be putting mine up.....NOT!
My brother lives just outside Atlanta and he rides all year on the ,ah,(wing)

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Yeah I'm down for the season too. I'm in one of the few places in Canada where you can ride year round but I HAAAATE riding in the rain.

Not as many miles as usual this year because I couldn't ride for a couple of months but managed to get out pretty much as often as I wanted.

As for the bike it'll get cleaned up and covered in the next week or so. It's in a garage in mild temperatures so I don't have the winterization process to go through that I did on the cold side of the Rockies.

The only things the bike needed this year was air in the tires twice and a minor tuneup on the battery. It groaned a couple of times but it's now back to 100%. And that damned gas tank needed attention far too often.

All in all it was a pretty good year. PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) will kick in soon but at least here I count it in weeks, not months.

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Yea, I hate "put away" day every year..... but it something that's got to be done. I won't be on it again until some time in March. Then its really late April before regular rides and tours can start up again.

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