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Cabin Fever

Postby portugeezer » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:34 pm



So we have had over 4 feet of snow in northern Illinois. More days below zero than I can count. So I sit on my bike and make engine noises with my mouth until I have to wipe it off yet again! How do you cure cabin fever?



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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:07 pm

portugeezer wrote:So we have had over 4 feet of snow in northern Illinois. More days below zero than I can count. So I sit on my bike and make engine noises with my mouth until I have to wipe it off yet again! How do you cure cabin fever?


Here's the answer:

Cabin fever cure
Cabin fever cure

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby louisjo » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:45 pm

I know how you feel. I live in Alberta, Canada, and it has been miserable here since last fall. I was in the garage the other day, and I lifted the cover off my GL1500, and checked the battery tender, etc....
All of a sudden I heard a loud whining noise that startled me, and I got scared that something was wrong with my bike. Then, I realized it was coming from me. LoL

I can't wait to get in the saddle this spring, and make up for some lost miles last year. I only got about 6,500 miles clocked last year. Gotta do better than that.

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby jobe05 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:12 pm

I was able to ride mine today..........

About 20 feet when I pulled it back in the garage.........

It's killing me!!! It been so cold here. I hate riding when it's still freezing temps at night and 45 to 50 during the day. There are areas on some back roads that just don't thaw that quickly. I found black ice once, don't ever wish to go looking for more. I'll air on the side of safety and wait it out.......

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:11 am

I sit on my couch with my helmet on , a fan blowing in my face and ride videos I shot last year on the big screen. 8-)
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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby silverado6x6 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:55 am

Thats hilarious, I am sitting in my "man cave" an 18x24 room that has a ceiling from 8 on up to 12 feet, its all cedar paneling, in floor hydronic heating, walls are over 10 inches thick of my design of multiple layers of insulfoam and fiberglass, suspended ceiling, lets just say its a massively insulated room for my LONG Alaska winter, I have a widescreen HDTV, hundreds of Bluray movies, Direct TV, all my collections of HO trains, diecast cars, trucks, ship models etc.
Right behind my recliner is my 95 Yamaha Virago 750, it came in through a special 4 foot wide outside door I built. In the next room which was my hot tub room but this winter I drained the tub and flipped it on its side and pulled in the 95 Goldwing. Our long Alaska winters are terrible.

I swear I am building a chock/stand that I can park at least the Virago into that has this spring suspension so I can bounce or even tilt side to side a small amount, better yet build it so its like one of the kiddy rides and it goes back and forth, up and down...

For added realism ya gotta have a leaf blower and all your dead bug collections from under that patio bug shocker from the last summer, and as you sit atop your bike you get a dose of bugs every now and again from a 60mph wind in your face. For added realism soak in green/yellow Jellow the night before.
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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby rottiman » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:46 am

silverado6x6 wrote:Thats hilarious, I am sitting in my "man cave" an 18x24 room that has a ceiling from 8 on up to 12 feet, its all cedar paneling, in floor hydronic heating, walls are over 10 inches thick of my design of multiple layers of insulfoam and fiberglass, suspended ceiling, lets just say its a massively insulated room for my LONG Alaska winter, I have a widescreen HDTV, hundreds of Bluray movies, Direct TV, all my collections of HO trains, diecast cars, trucks, ship models etc.
Right behind my recliner is my 95 Yamaha Virago 750, it came in through a special 4 foot wide outside door I built. In the next room which was my hot tub room but this winter I drained the tub and flipped it on its side and pulled in the 95 Goldwing. Our long Alaska winters are terrible.

I swear I am building a chock/stand that I can park at least the Virago into that has this spring suspension so I can bounce or even tilt side to side a small amount, better yet build it so its like one of the kiddy rides and it goes back and forth, up and down...

For added realism ya gotta have a leaf blower and all your dead bug collections from under that patio bug shocker from the last summer, and as you sit atop your bike you get a dose of bugs every now and again from a 60mph wind in your face. For added realism soak in green/yellow Jellow the night before.


You truly do have "CABIN FEVER"....................LOL

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby Rumbo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:46 am

Here in NC we finally had a nice day Saturday when it wasn't raining or artic vortexting.Took the wing out for a little 100 mile ride in the country. Seems like a tease now, made cabin fever worst.

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby Cindy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:09 am

I too am suffering cabin fever, BUT when the temp got up to 53 - 54 degrees (in the sun), the DH went riding (too cold for me). He came back happy the rest of the day-----but he got grumpy the next day and has been Oscar the Grouch ever since. (Sorry Oscar) I should have never encouraged him to take that ride--next time I will keep my big mouth shut. Only 40 days till Spring. Sigh.

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby seelyark1 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:10 am

And here it is 56 degrees, and I can't ride the bike today because I have to take a load to the land fill. Oh well' there's allways tomorrow. Hate these cold days :twisted: :twisted: 8-) :twisted: This makes 4 days this winter that I didn't get to ride. Drat! Maybe this afternoon.
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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby Cindy » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:51 am

ONLY 37 days to Spring. WHOOOHOOO! Hey, I gotta have something to look forward to! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby erikwillke » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:36 pm

I, too, live in Illinois and it's been absolutely miserable. My riding weather starts around 30F with dry roads. I haven't seen one of those in a few months except the one day when I was able to buy the wing and rider her home. That was a very happy day for me indeed.

I am so ready for 30F+ days.
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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby MNAspencade » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:54 pm

Living in northern MN can be a bit tough to winter through for a MC rider. We have set a record this year for the most consecutive nights below zero. Without a heated garage I spend alot of time cruising the forums planning upcoming repairs to my newly aquired Aspencade. Have the list of repairs started - carb rebuild, new mirrors, timing belts, Dash display..... And of course thinking of where to head out to ride :D Having the temps reach into the double digits for a day is such a tease. Can't wait to get out on the road.

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby offcenter » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:32 pm

Here in northern New Jersey it is snowing like hell. I went out earlier and ran my garden tractor/plow around to try to keep the driveway open. As fast as I plowed it, it got covered up again!! Haven't seen a town snowplow in hours! They're probably all at the bar having a beer.
This has been the worst winter I remember in a loooong time!
(sigh) Time to go out and plow the driveway again before it gets so deep that the tractor won't push it. :(
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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby jhngardner367 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:04 am

You guys think it's bad ? You have bad weather to blame.
I have a lot of repairs to do,before I can (will ) ride!
:cry: :cry: :cry:
I'm busier than a one-legged cat,in a sandbox !
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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby Cindy » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:57 am

Ok folks, its 20 days till SPRING! I am trying hard to hang in there!

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Re: Cabin Fever

Postby redbug » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:15 pm

Yepper, ice, snow, and cold has us southern boys down too. We have had ,oh, 6 or 8 days of good riding weather since January( above 50) but plug in the electrics and go on. If you are riding down Oklahoma way, K&N Yamaha is sponsoring a Passport Oklahoma 2014,Getting your kicks on Route 66. You travel on the old highway 66 (the mother road) stopping at different check points. Motorcycle museums, old gas stations, even the blue whale. Fifty check points that stretch from the Kansas border to the Texas state line. Little history ..K&N is the oldest Yamaha shop in the USA, and the N in the K&N is Norm of the K&N air filters. Ken &Norm. So call Lucy (Norms wife, she is so nice) at918-446-6657 and she will fix you up with a book. You have all year to finish this or what you can do in the allotted time you have. Route 66 is a great piece of history and if you get a chance to see or ride on some the original highway it will be a great memory. The tour Book is only Ten Dollars. Tell Lucy that ,Huggie sent ya. ( that's a code) .Now lets ride....


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