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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm

^^^as long as you can get to southern Utah from there, yer good. Steve, you bringing her family with you on those "vacations"?
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Re: End of season

Post by SLK50 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:56 pm

Salt on roads signals the end of riding season for me.
Way too corrosive to make it worth riding.
Two bikes are already winterized with fuel stabilizer, etc.
I keep the third bike ready to ride till the salt gets used
then it’s off to slumberland as well.
Then the wait till spring rains begins.
Let’s hope it’s a shorter wait this time.

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Re: End of season

Post by Uncle Hud » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:11 pm

Sincere sympathies for those with the Seasonal Affliction. Not kidding, man.
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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:15 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:11 pm
Sincere sympathies for those with the Seasonal Affliction. Not kidding, man.
Screw that.

Nobody sent ME sympathy cards from 2003 to 2014.

If they want good weather, they can move where it's warmer...including becoming an American citizen if it means that much to them. :D
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Re: End of season

Post by danh600 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:42 pm

I guess there is some advantage to living in FL. There are very few days it's too cold to ride. Ice and snow never happen. Now wet and cold does happen a few days a year.

Funny thing winter is riding season for me. At least for longer day rides. We start off in the morning and often ride into the late afternoon. During the summer you have to be up at day break and head home by around noon. We tend to go on longer rides once the weather get's milder.

Our long trips happen in the late summer or fall, but that is because of my work schedule.
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Re: End of season

Post by Steel_Gin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:40 pm

Put mine away a little over a week ago. Run two tanks of ethanol free gas then add Fuel Med at the last fill up. Ten plus mile ride home should flushed the untreated fuel out of the system. Change the oil while it's still warm and rear diff fluid as well. Put it in the corner, battery tender, top off the tank with treated ethanol free gas and sadly put the cover on for six months. :| This is always the saddest time of year for me, always wish I could have ridden one more day and more miles. :(
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Re: End of season

Post by gixxerjasen » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:59 pm

deang wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Put mine away a little over a week ago. Run two tanks of ethanol free gas then add Fuel Med at the last fill up. Ten plus mile ride home should flushed the untreated fuel out of the system. Change the oil while it's still warm and rear diff fluid as well. Put it in the corner, battery tender, top off the tank with treated ethanol free gas and sadly put the cover on for six months. :| This is always the saddest time of year for me, always wish I could have ridden one more day and more miles. :(
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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:10 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:59 pm
deang wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Put mine away a little over a week ago. Run two tanks of ethanol free gas then add Fuel Med at the last fill up. Ten plus mile ride home should flushed the untreated fuel out of the system. Change the oil while it's still warm and rear diff fluid as well. Put it in the corner, battery tender, top off the tank with treated ethanol free gas and sadly put the cover on for six months. :| This is always the saddest time of year for me, always wish I could have ridden one more day and more miles. :(
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The sad northern motorcyclists' yearly lament. I remember that feeling well.
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Re: End of season

Post by Hppants » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 am

It does kind of read like a loyal pet dog is sitting patiently looking at its owner, realizing that one more walk in the park is not possible.
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Re: End of season

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:47 am

...and that's why I rode to work today. Suppose to turn to shit tomorrow

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Re: End of season

Post by bungie4 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:41 am

They're calling for 15cm (about 6") of the white shit tomorrow. At least its finally gonna stop raining. :/
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Re: End of season

Post by blind squirrel » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am

bungie4 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:41 am
They're calling for 15cm (about 6") of the white shit tomorrow. At least its finally gonna stop raining. :/
Do you prefer snow over rain?

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Re: End of season

Post by Uncle Hud » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:06 am

bungie4 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:41 am
They're calling for 15cm (about 6") of the white shit tomorrow. At least its finally gonna stop raining. :/
Whew; thanks for the unit conversion. I thought you meant 15 cubic meters. Hell, six inches means SKI TIME!
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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:07 am

blind squirrel wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am
bungie4 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:41 am
They're calling for 15cm (about 6") of the white shit tomorrow. At least its finally gonna stop raining. :/
Do you prefer snow over rain?
I prefer snow over freezing rain any day. Rode 16 miles in 4 inches of snow in OK City to get to work, December 1980.
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Re: End of season

Post by bungie4 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:21 pm

blind squirrel wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am
bungie4 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:41 am
They're calling for 15cm (about 6") of the white shit tomorrow. At least its finally gonna stop raining. :/
Do you prefer snow over rain?
Sarcasm recognition isn't your strong suit is it :D
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Re: End of season

Post by bungie4 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:28 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:06 am
bungie4 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:41 am
They're calling for 15cm (about 6") of the white shit tomorrow. At least its finally gonna stop raining. :/
Whew; thanks for the unit conversion. I thought you meant 15 cubic meters. Hell, six inches means SKI TIME!
Crash course in metric.

You know how big a millimeter is right?
Well a cm (centimeter) is 10 of those.
a dm (decimeter -uncommon to see) is 10 of those.
a m (meter) is 10 dm's.
a DM (DecaMeter - again rare to see) is 10 meters
a HM (HectoMeter - again, rare to see), is a 10 DM's.
and finally
a KM (KiloMeter) is 10 Hectometers.

Notice something? Their all factors of 10. So if you want to convert something, you only need move the decimal left or right. Metric is only a pain in the ass when you try to convert everything to 'standard'... .(Nice thing about standards, theirs so many to choose from).

Fuck, even I can do that! Now how many leagues (nautical) in a furlong?
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Re: End of season

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:55 pm

Hud's supposedly an engineer. If he was educated properly at his low rent Jow-Juh skool, he would have had many assignments in SI units.
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Re: End of season

Post by Uncle Hud » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:34 pm

Owned a small engineering company in Tampa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Our very first job was for a roadway contractor, converting Florida DOT's metric plans into feet and inches because the contractor's construction and surveying equipment wasn't set up for meters.

Thanks, Bungie4; but all I know about millimeters is that they're really small. My international skills include:

2.54 cm per inch,
100 kmh is probably OK outside the city, and
how to order a beer in French, German, and Spanish.
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Re: End of season

Post by bungie4 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:46 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:34 pm
2.54 cm per inch,
100 kmh is probably OK outside the city, and
how to order a beer in French, German, and Spanish.
He's got this. I'll just add that 21C is comfy.
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Re: End of season

Post by blind squirrel » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:10 pm

bungie4 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:46 pm
I'll just add that 21C is comfy.
Is that the metric size for your jock cup?
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