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Going stir Crazy....

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:01 pm



Man,,,, I'm going freakin nuts sitting inside this house... I gotta get out and ride my motorcycle man... this is crazy.... I don't complain much but when a guy has to wait it out to ride, it's painful.... I wanta ride...death....I'm not sure if I can hold out for 2 more months..... :D I want warm air....Come on spring...



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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:31 pm

Dont feel bad Martin I still have a new motorcycle lift table in the crate on the back of my truck. Its been to dam cold to put it together plus now we have 8 inches of snow. Im hoping it will warm up so I can get some things done on both bikes. Hang in there it will be sprig before you know it.---------------------------Hal
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby golden highway » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:53 pm

You live in Kansas right? It is going to 47 tomorrow and I see 50+ degree weather coming up. That is good riding weather. Get some thermal underwear a nice warm jacket, ski gloves and go for it. You will find this is great riding weather. All the roads you traveled all summer look completely different this time of year. You will see things you never seen before. I think I might actually like riding time of year more than hot days. I love traveling through the summer home areas along the rivers and lakes. They are like deserted and again you see way more and I have even found roads I didn't know were there

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Happytrails » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:29 pm

Was mighty cold in garage today. Looks like warmer days ahead.
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Solina Dave » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:05 am

golden highway wrote:All the roads you traveled all summer look completely different this time of year. You will see things you never seen before. I think I might actually like riding time of year more than hot days. I love traveling through the summer home areas along the rivers and lakes. They are like deserted and again you see way more and I have even found roads I didn't know were there


That's true. Living up here in "The Great White North" there's a relatively short period of time between the late fall, and the time when you have to finally put the bike into hibernation for the winter. I like riding at that time of the year. One reason is because it's cooler than it is in the summer, and another reason is, all the leaves are off the trees. That lets you see the contours of the land much easier, and the landscape features are far more visible. Also, when the leaves are off the trees, you can see much further into that landscape than when the trees are thick with leaves. It tends to make everything look bigger.

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Mag » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:05 am

Talked to a friend of mine telling him that the garage is not insulated, and this 45 degree weather is also the same in the garage.....mechanic gloves can not keep me warm enough....so what does he say? "You know you can pick up one of those little buildings at Home Depot for about $1500, insulated, and I will help hook the electrical up and you can have heat....park your bike and work on it.....

Damn, the guy is not wrong, though I would be $2500 in the whole when all is said and done....LET ME WRITE A CHECK!

By the way, I got the bug too, blue sky was out yesterday for about 2 hours, weather up to 55 approx, that is riding weather, I tell you.

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby golden highway » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:54 am

I bought one of those disc heaters and the darn thing heats my two car garage good enough to work without gloves after a few hours I have to turn the thing down. I have had other heaters the with the same wattage that wouldn't do much to heat it. It even heats the garage faster than my karosene heater. I picked it up at Walmart cheap to get though a camping trip when the furnace in my rv went out.

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Happytrails » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:39 am

golden highway wrote:I bought one of those disc heaters and the darn thing heats my two car garage good enough to work without gloves after a few hours I have to turn the thing down. I have had other heaters the with the same wattage that wouldn't do much to heat it. It even heats the garage faster than my karosene heater. I picked it up at Walmart cheap to get though a camping trip when the furnace in my rv went out.


Wouldn't mind a little heat in the garage for these colder days. Checked Wallyworld online and these cost $80? Right now I'm just workin on a halogen light that throws off a little heat. Bright light in fact it blinds me all the time. Its probably just user error. :D
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby ka4yqi » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:40 pm

Little Beaver, I know what you mean going stir crazy. I been cooped up since Dec 18 with a left hip replacement. They would not even let me drive till last week. I been going a few places since, but there is the wing just setting. I been cleaning and doing things that dont have to stand much, but wanting to throw the leg over and fire it up. Got the Dr tomorrow so maybe good things coming.

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby mweddy@gmail.com » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:20 pm

People often ask me how I can stand to live in a place like California. Well, sometimes the politics are extremely frustrating, but it was nice enough to go for a ride on my motorcycle today. 48 degrees, but sunny. That's why I like it here. Last year, when we had no snow, and it didn't rain much, I put over 4000 miles on the Goldwing during the Winter.

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Happytrails » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:27 pm

Spent time doing taxes. And also researching a Sena issue I was having. Very time consuming. Days are getting longer and forecast is for warmer temps :D
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:02 pm

Definitely getting crazier. Seem to be thinking about the Wing constantly. Wishing my new shop manual would get here. What I need/want to do to it. Where I'm going to go on it. Just on and on and on.....
Trying not to talk about it too much with the family. I know they're tired of hearing about it.
Temps are coming up a little and with the space heater, it won't be to cold in the shop.
Shopping on the net for ...everything. Its cabin fever, stir crazy and insanity all rolled into one. Come on spring!
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:28 am

Happytrails wrote:
golden highway wrote:I bought one of those disc heaters and the darn thing heats my two car garage good enough to work without gloves after a few hours I have to turn the thing down. I have had other heaters the with the same wattage that wouldn't do much to heat it. It even heats the garage faster than my karosene heater. I picked it up at Walmart cheap to get though a camping trip when the furnace in my rv went out.


Wouldn't mind a little heat in the garage for these colder days. Checked Wallyworld online and these cost $80? Right now I'm just workin on a halogen light that throws off a little heat. Bright light in fact it blinds me all the time. Its probably just user error. :D


I have a vent-free heater in my garage plumbed into my natural gas line. It heats up the garage very warm, great for working in winter:


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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:00 pm

well after watching the news I don't feel so bad now, others have it way way worse than I have it,, snowed in and such,,, uggggg :shock: gonna be 55 degrees here by the end of the week.... Come on Spring...I'll take the heat over the cold any day of the week...

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Happytrails » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:08 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Happytrails wrote:
golden highway wrote:I bought one of those disc heaters and the darn thing heats my two car garage good enough to work without gloves after a few hours I have to turn the thing down. I have had other heaters the with the same wattage that wouldn't do much to heat it. It even heats the garage faster than my karosene heater. I picked it up at Walmart cheap to get though a camping trip when the furnace in my rv went out.


Wouldn't mind a little heat in the garage for these colder days. Checked Wallyworld online and these cost $80? Right now I'm just workin on a halogen light that throws off a little heat. Bright light in fact it blinds me all the time. Its probably just user error. :D


I have a vent-free heater in my garage plumbed into my natural gas line. It heats up the garage very warm, great for working in winter:

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Wow thats a nice one. Does it rest on the floor or ceiling hung?
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Hoosier Jack » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:34 am

Even though I have family and friends in Florida, there is no temporary relief in sight for the winter blues. I do have a heated garage, TV and a beer fridge, and a bike in pieces.



So I am not that anxious for spring as some may be. A second bad motor has given me the chance to do a lot of things that I wanted to do. Completely rebuilt the brakes with new stainless lines, MC kits, caliper kits, reservoir. New stator and clutch. But there are still a lot of parts to get back on it.



The last motor suffered a hydro lock and I suspect that the floats got stuck and let gas into the cylinder. Something knocked down low and inspired me to never leave the petcock on ON again. So, another carb cleaning and a look at the floats. I wouldn't mind someone close stopping by and help me set the timing belts and valve clearance. Never been able to do it properly. Maybe someone else needs something to do that lives close. I have beer and Terre Haute has a couple good steak houses.



So, I have a lot to do yet. All this time I am restoring a 76 Aermacchi Harley SS250 and it is it's own kind of fun.



I want it to warm up, but I am content as of now getting ready for it.

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:10 am

[quote="Happytrails"Wow thats a nice one. Does it rest on the floor or ceiling hung?[/quote]

Neither. It hangs on the wall. It has a fan built into it that circulates air when it gets up to temperature, and the heat it radiates directly is substantial. I also hung a box fan up on the ceiling, pointing down. This is used to mix and circulate the warm air around the garage - otherwise it gets up to 80 degrees at the ceiling while down at the floor it stays at 50 degrees.

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Pam » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:55 pm

Walked by the wing in the shed today. Battery tender is still tending. Best I can guess is maybe 3 more months. But hey its still light at 5:30

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby julimike54 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:42 pm

Wish y'all could be here.... 75 today 72 Sunday. Sunday going riding!
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:54 pm

It's gonna be 60 today, the bike is coming out man.... I can hear the revs of motorcycles in and about today... I have gotten more done outside in the last two days I swear.... It's nice....I'll take 60 degrees for now,,75 sounds so much better though... :D

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:09 pm

get out and hit the road beav, I would but there is a cold breeze and it was only 46º until a few hours ago
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby golden highway » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:13 pm

Rode today and we are planning few hundred mile ride tomorrow. So far we have 5 people going but I am sure that will increase by the time we leave :D

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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby Happytrails » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:58 pm

Was a balmy 29f degrees a couple days ago and saw someone on what looked like a 650 adventure bike. There was a pretty wicked wind that day too. Roads had a bit of snow, there were some icey patches and lots and lots of salt on the ground.

Today was about 50f degrees and a couple harleys road thru the neighborhood. Still lots and lots of salt down. It makes a crunching noise as cars ride down the street. Need a few days of rain before that stuff washes away.
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby FM-USA » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:10 am

littlebeaver wrote:well after watching the news I don't feel so bad now, others have it way way worse than I have it,, snowed in and such,,, uggggg :shock: gonna be 55 degrees here by the end of the week.... Come on Spring...I'll take the heat over the cold any day of the week...

Well Bev, if you got away from that PC of yours, put on some clothes (kuz y'r nek'd), 40*F isn't so bad.
Although YOU might need a jacket. :roll:
It's hanging around 38-40 here and I'm sweat'n!
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Re: Going stir Crazy....

Postby golden highway » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:22 am

Happytrails wrote:Was a balmy 29f degrees a couple days ago and saw someone on what looked like a 650 adventure bike. There was a pretty wicked wind that day too. Roads had a bit of snow, there were some icey patches and lots and lots of salt on the ground.

Today was about 50f degrees and a couple harleys road thru the neighborhood. Still lots and lots of salt down. It makes a crunching noise as cars ride down the street. Need a few days of rain before that stuff washes away.


They still using cinders on the roads up there? If so I fully understand. They can be like ice when you are on a motorcycle not to mention the flying debris




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