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End of season

Post by bungie4 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:00 pm

Battery is out, gas seafoamed, full tank, Russell of in the house. Done, finito end of season.

71897 - 59518 = 12379km / 7691 mi.

Man, this bike is lucky it gets my yaya's off, because I'm sure not riding it enough.
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Re: End of season

Post by Redfish » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:28 pm

1. That is more miles than the average Harley in my area will EVER see. I am not joking or in any way insulting those bikes or their owners. I am simply saying that your (our) idea of worthwhile usage is vastly different from what others may think.

2. What is this "End of Season" thing? It's 71F and raining here. I will probably ride to work tomorrow in rain gear just because.
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Re: End of season

Post by Pterodactyl » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:46 pm

I’m sitting at 17,500 miles so far this year. About 2,000 on the FJR and the rest on the GSA. Still hoping for some decent riding days.
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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:04 pm

It's harder for me to tell yearly mileage, as I'm always getting ready for a ride and only rarely putting the tender on the battery.

That being said, unless I'm taking a trip across the continent, my miles are down from up north. Playgrounds are much closer than they used to be.
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Re: End of season

Post by extrememarine » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:06 pm

1 - FYRFH + FYW.

2 - There were many upsides to moving back to Michigan - being stationed less than a day or 2 drive from family, being close to help take care of aging parents, leaving the event you help organize annually for a brother's wedding, and many more.

The minute I got the orders to 1stBn, 24th Marines, I knew my 15k-20k miles per year days were over. I even dropped to one motorcycle for a few years.

The battery tender is plugged in, gas treatment in and winter project list drafted...
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Battery is out, gas seafoamed, full tank, Russell of in the house. Done, finito end of season.

71897 - 59518 = 12379km / 7691 mi.

Man, this bike is lucky it gets my yaya's off, because I'm sure not riding it enough.
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Re: End of season

Post by rbentnail » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:09 pm

I too have parked mine, due some to weather and other a left hip I posted about elsewhere. And I've been drafting a winter maintenance list as I always do, adding an item here and there.
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Re: End of season

Post by Redfish » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:17 pm

extrememarine wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:06 pm
1 - FYRFH + FYW.
I suppose it is just a matter of interpretation but I actually appreciate the F You.

I think F You means that you want me to get F'ed which means you want me to get laid and Getting Laid is really one of the nicest things that could happen to me. I am going to go find Mrs. Redfish and let her know this right now and hopefully things will work out for me.

One of my co-workers lives about midway between Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta Canada. He rides a nice little Triumph Street Triple to work almost every day, he is the only "biker" that rides more often than I do. He says he loves our Louisiana roads and he really loves our Louisiana weather.

"You guys can ride all year. You just don't know how good you've got it." He was at home two weeks ago and rode one day at -2Celsius. He was sweating riding home here this past week at 80ish F.

And Wayne my friend? I may turn my heated grips to medium in the morning since it is supposed to be in the low 60F range.
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Re: End of season

Post by extrememarine » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:32 pm

Maybe instead of using this time (aka - Winter) pestering Mrs. Redfish, you could spend some time on that DR so you're prepared for WV next year.
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Then again - never mind - go pester Mrs Redfish - Jim & I will enjoy the entertainment when you get to WV...

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extrememarine wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:06 pm
1 - FYRFH + FYW.
I suppose it is just a matter of interpretation but I actually appreciate the F You.

I think F You means that you want me to get F'ed which means you want me to get laid and Getting Laid is really one of the nicest things that could happen to me. I am going to go find Mrs. Redfish and let her know this right now and hopefully things will work out for me.

One of my co-workers lives about midway between Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta Canada. He rides a nice little Triumph Street Triple to work almost every day, he is the only "biker" that rides more often than I do. He says he loves our Louisiana roads and he really loves our Louisiana weather.

"You guys can ride all year. You just don't know how good you've got it." He was at home two weeks ago and rode one day at -2Celsius. He was sweating riding home here this past week at 80ish F.

And Wayne my friend? I may turn my heated grips to medium in the morning since it is supposed to be in the low 60F range.
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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 pm

When I bought my FJR in October of 03, I kept riding when I could. Jan 1, 2004, since I had it off of work and it was sunny and dry, I rode 400 miles...never mind that it was low 40s to mid 30s when I came home from Wisconsin in the dark with my leather jacket and fingerless gloves. That's the insanity talking of being off bikes for 20 years.

I rode yesterday in the 40s and 50s, with my electric glove liners and heated insulated jacket under my other layers. Rode all of 128 miles and took 5 1/2hours to do it. I am not ashamed. No, not ashamed at all.
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Re: End of season

Post by John d » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:10 pm

Being in the southern part of Ontario Canada, I never know how winter will go, so I never put it away. I don't mind the salt. My '08 owes me nothing. Some years I might have to wait 7-8 weeks to get a ride in, other years less, however, I will put Stabil in starting in mid to late December, just in case.

In the spring, after the salt is all washed away, I give it the yearly fully completely wash. I should take pictures at those points.

Fortunately, the FJR is mostly bulletproof, and doesn't need any serious down time for winter maintenance, ever.
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Re: End of season

Post by raYzerman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:20 pm

I don't really put it away either, but I won't ride in slushy salt, has to be dry. Made the mistake once and had to spend an entire day removing brakes, etc. and cleaning them up.
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Re: End of season

Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:44 pm

I chat regularly with a coworker who rides that lives in Dublin Ireland. One interesting thing that most, including myself, don't think about with Europe is how freaking far north they are. Gibraltar on the far southern tip of Spain is pretty well lined up with maybe Nashville. Dublin is further north than Edmonton. However, thanks to being on the coast their summers aren't very hot and their winters aren't very cold. They had a freak winter last year where Dublin got snow. But the weather is always always always crap. 50's with light rain is good riding weather there. Yuck! He makes me happy to live where I do because I'll be riding tomorrow and it'll be nippy in the morning at 50F but 76F and sunny in the afternoon. I'll think of all the poor bikes on battery tenders tomorrow.
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Re: End of season

Post by bungie4 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:58 am

gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:44 pm
I chat regularly with a coworker who rides that lives in Dublin Ireland. One interesting thing that most, including myself, don't think about with Europe is how freaking far north they are. Gibraltar on the far southern tip of Spain is pretty well lined up with maybe Nashville. Dublin is further north than Edmonton.
Interesting tidbit. JohnD's neck of the woods, is actually below the North California state line - what a difference 300 miles makes. As much as I hate this armpit town, its still about even with Ottawa as far as latitude goes. Their a bunch of major cities that are farther north than this burg.

I saw a job listing in Sarnia... <rubs chin> 1 minute from the border... 5 hours from SEO.... <schwing!>
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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:25 am

bungie4 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:58 am
gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:44 pm
I chat regularly with a coworker who rides that lives in Dublin Ireland. One interesting thing that most, including myself, don't think about with Europe is how freaking far north they are. Gibraltar on the far southern tip of Spain is pretty well lined up with maybe Nashville. Dublin is further north than Edmonton.
Interesting tidbit. JohnD's neck of the woods, is actually below the North California state line - what a difference 300 miles makes. As much as I hate this armpit town, its still about even with Ottawa as far as latitude goes. Their a bunch of major cities that are farther north than this burg.

I saw a job listing in Sarnia... <rubs chin> 1 minute from the border... 5 hours from SEO.... <schwing!>
Shoot. If yer gonna move away from her family...don't go halfway, go all the way. I will welcome you to the south...even if others grumble.
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Re: End of season

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:42 am

I saw an unusually high number of bikes out yesterday in my neck of the wood and realized it was likely the last ride of the year for many of those folks. I'd be willing to bet the vast majority were stopping and filling up on the way home to add sta-bil or seafoam to their tanks then plug in battery tenders and say goodbye to them until Spring. I have to laugh because finally at this time of year the pirates finally start waving at me on my FJR where the rest of the year they tend to ignore me. My ride in this morning sucked, 46 degrees in a steady rain but I try to ride year round. Shade over 22k so far this year on the FJR.
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Re: End of season

Post by CollingsBob » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:28 am

I got a little more than 17,000km’s this year, not bad for 5 months of riding. Battery Tend’r is hooked up, seafoam in the tank, tires anointed with the sweat from a virgin to ward off the evil spirits. Side note..I had to travel nearly 1500km’s to find a virgin.
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Re: End of season

Post by Geezer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:04 am

I don't winterize until the snow comes and the roads are salted. Once that happens I put my motorcycles and summer car in the garage until after the first good rain in spring washes the salt off the roads. They use so much salt on the roads around here that it doesn't take long to ruin a vehicle.
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Re: End of season

Post by Harald » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:44 pm
I chat regularly with a coworker who rides that lives in Dublin Ireland. However, thanks to being on the coast their summers aren't very hot and their winters aren't very cold.
The coastal influence is key to year 'round riding. We have that affect here in the Seattle/Tacoma area and as long as you don't mind a little rain you can ride virtually all year long. I don't know how many miles I ride each year, but 136,000 miles divided by 11 years on my 07 FJR equals an average of a little over 1000 miles each month.

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Re: End of season

Post by bungie4 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:46 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:25 am
bungie4 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:58 am
gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:44 pm
I chat regularly with a coworker who rides that lives in Dublin Ireland. One interesting thing that most, including myself, don't think about with Europe is how freaking far north they are. Gibraltar on the far southern tip of Spain is pretty well lined up with maybe Nashville. Dublin is further north than Edmonton.
Interesting tidbit. JohnD's neck of the woods, is actually below the North California state line - what a difference 300 miles makes. As much as I hate this armpit town, its still about even with Ottawa as far as latitude goes. Their a bunch of major cities that are farther north than this burg.

I saw a job listing in Sarnia... <rubs chin> 1 minute from the border... 5 hours from SEO.... <schwing!>
Shoot. If yer gonna move away from her family...don't go halfway, go all the way. I will welcome you to the south...even if others grumble.
I need to be a refugee or claim political asylum to get in. Normal working people with in-demand skills are now persona non-grata in the United States.

Doesn't mean i can't can't spend 6m less a day down there. I'm thinking Winters in Arizona sound good.
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Re: End of season

Post by bungie4 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:48 pm

Geezer wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:04 am
I don't winterize until the snow comes and the roads are salted. Once that happens I put my motorcycles and summer car in the garage until after the first good rain in spring washes the salt off the roads. They use so much salt on the roads around here that it doesn't take long to ruin a vehicle.
Exactly the same on both thoughts up here. Plus running your vehicles at -30 is really hard on them.

Heh hehe heh, i said hard on.
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