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End of Season

Postby Brad`s 2nd time » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:10 pm

Well Oct. 15th. came way to fast "Sadie" is parked for the season 23,400 klks. no issues ,toured Vancouver Island ,the BC interior, the Kootaney Hwys. and Mountain passes and commuted for 6 months Castlegar- Balfour 143 klks a day. She needs some TLC ,brake work ,fork seal and some valve seals but all in all a great season ,feels good to be back on two wheels . My wifes Silverwing traveled 11,000 klks and got a lot of compliments we did a toy run and a bike rodeo ,eve won a prize. Thanks Honda ,Todd, and the open road see you next season.
Sadie on the west coast of  Vancouver Island
Sadie on the west coast of Vancouver Island
My wifes GL500 Silverwing ,nice ride
My wifes GL500 Silverwing ,nice ride

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Re: End of Season

Postby NVSB4 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:36 am

As they say, when one ends, another starts.
Yesterday was the first day in Texas, for quite some time that it wasn't above the mid 90's.
Looking forward to a good ride with the group today as should only reach around 80.
Here we might get below 40 only a couple of days a year, so with a good heavy coat, I'm ready to ride.
So much better than when it's showing 106 and feels like 113 that we had less than 2 months ago.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!


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Re: End of Season

Postby Harp » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:51 am

It's starting to get chilly here in Ohio, but no snow yet. I'll continue to ride as long as it stays above 40 or so. This round the Mrs. insisted on the heated seats. Handgrips are heated as well and I have a vent that sends warm air to legs. I put on flannel lined jeans, liner in my leather, wear several layers. I'll keep riding as long as the white stuff stays away. Don't think I can pick it up if I drop due to snow or salt. Hoping to ride well into December this year. Then again, it is Ohio. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: End of Season

Postby Harp » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:42 pm

Shortly after i posted the previous item, it began to sleet & snow on the east side of Cleveland. Might be a long winter once again. So much for El Nino. :cry:

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Re: End of Season

Postby themainviking » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:23 am

That day began yesterday, when the Highway Plow Trucks spread salt on the roads to counter the dropped temps. Got all the way down to -3C (about 27F) . WTF are they thinking. We also got some snow and at -3 it will remain till tomorrow when it goes up to +10 (close to 50F). Again WTF are they thinking throwing salt down when the temps are forecasted to remain above freezing for another couple of weeks anyway. This is the time of year that major depression sets in, till I can reconcile myself to winter. End of whiney rant on my part, :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: End of Season

Postby Mag » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:00 am

Rain here in the NW states....though we can still ride, it is a messy one....will probably park it in the next couple of weeks, have some bike projects to schedule up ;)

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Re: End of Season

Postby Solina Dave » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:36 pm

Just over 19,000 kms. this season so far. Just over six months. A lot of great rides including a 2 week, 7700 km. ride west to Montana, and down to South Dakota, before heading back to Ontario. i hope to get 2 or 3 more weeks of riding, at least. The cold, I can dress for, as long as it isn't too windy. It's definitely out of the question when there's icy roads, or questionable weather forecasts. Oh well, it was great while it lasted.
By the way. Did I ever mention that I have absolutely no use for winter?

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Re: End of Season

Postby koyote » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:11 pm

It is raining a bit today, and this past weekend. Had my first rain ride on the "new" SEI. It's actually a bit tougher with that massive windscreen I can't look over as easily. The rainx plastic formula may or may not have helped a lot.

Wife skipped the ride to work today (then again, mondays are her most unpredictable day for getting off work at any reasonable hour).

Probably the end of daily commute season, but I'll keep riding every chance I get. Got all the warmer gear out.

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Re: End of Season

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:50 pm

with last weeks cold spell in mind I went out and installed the harness so I can use my electric gloves and jacket liner on the mighty ST1300. I'm going to have to order and install a garbing wire harness for the 1500 wing soon
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Re: End of Season

Postby Iaustin » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:03 pm

Was nice weekend here for a couple nice rides, have to make time on the nice days never know when it's going to get nasty now.bright side is going to Cozumel Mexico at beginning of November got my hd electric glide booked for cruising around island in sun,catch a little more rays and warmth of sunshine
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