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Re: put away for winter

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:09 pm



Besides, I've got it all written down
A man has a fox, a rabbit, and a head of lettuce and sits on the edge of a river. He has a small raft capable of carrying only himself and one item at a time, but without his supervision the fox will eat the rabbit, and the rabbit will eat the lettuce. How long does it take him to run a bath tub full of water when the plug is not in?


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Re: put away for winter

Post by RockportDave » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:27 pm

During the hurricane, we lost a large and small storage building so we had a driveway put in and had this building built and brought in (14’x26’). It’s 14” from the ground so I built a ramp using treated 2x8’s. It has enough room to work on the bike in the dry.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:43 pm

Just got back in the house.

Ole man winter is breathing down my neck, so, poured a gallon of RV antifreeze in the 25 gallon weed killer sprayer tank, powered up the pump and let it run until the concrete turned pink.

coiled up the power cord, and the sprayer line on the High Pressure power washer.... ( have to leave them filled with water under pressure all year) and carried it inside the attached garage....

found the two jugs of 2-4,D.. Amine weed killer concentrate, and carried them inside the garage for the winter...

pushed the lawn tractor inside the shop, and hooked up the Battery Tender, made sure the Battery Tender is plugged into the GL1800....

had to pull the Piaggio MP3 scooter out of the shop, so the lawn tractor can go inside, so it is now loaded up into the Toy Hauler garage.... need to get one more Battery Tender for it. it came from the factory with a Battery Tender charging cord installed.

so, all is well for winter here... the Suburban needs a Battery Tender also as it does not get used much... those Battery Tenders are a lot cheaper than buying new big batteries every spring.

Here is tmw's Wx report from the local prognosticator.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by brettchallenger » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:55 am

Here is tmw's Wx report from the local prognosticator.
I didn't think those figures too bad till I realised they were in Fahrenheit.

It is a bit milder in northern England:-

Today
Sunny intervals 11 °C

Tomorrow
Light rain 10 °C
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Re: put away for winter

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:03 am

Two days in a row I've woken up to 22°F (-5°C) weather and snow falling. There is salt on the roads just east of here. I think the writing is on the wall. Looks like I'll take the bike out today, get it good and hot, fill the gas, then bring it home to change the oil and put it away for the winter.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by RockportDave » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:31 am

We will get up to 65°F today, but have another front coming tomorrow which will bring the temps down in the 40’s for Tuesday. We will be back to the 60’s by the weekend and 70’s next week.
I’ll be mowing the yard and harvesting oranges this afternoon.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by Big Blue UK » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 pm

Solina Dave wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:57 pm
You can't fool me. Besides, I've got it all written down. :lol:
That made me laugh Dave, reminds me of me at times. My garage is only 8' wide but 60' long. Decide to go out for the day on Big Blue (I am retired so can do this almost every day, part of the reason Big Blue hibernates early). Move SWMBOs Land Rover from in front of the garage, uncover my car and get it out the garage, have 2 trailers for Big Blue to uncover and get out the garage, move stuff that gets put in the way, get Big Blue out, get my bike gear out. Before I don my bike gear, I have to put the trailers and my car back in the garage, once I was too bloody knackered, and put Big Blue back again. :lol:
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Re: put away for winter

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:48 am

Big Blue UK wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 pm

That made me laugh Dave, reminds me of me at times. My garage is only 8' wide but 60' long. Decide to go out for the day on Big Blue (I am retired so can do this almost every day, part of the reason Big Blue hibernates early). Move SWMBOs Land Rover from in front of the garage, uncover my car and get it out the garage, have 2 trailers for Big Blue to uncover and get out the garage, move stuff that gets put in the way, get Big Blue out, get my bike gear out. Before I don my bike gear, I have to put the trailers and my car back in the garage, once I was too bloody knackered, and put Big Blue back again. :lol:
ummm, me thinks you have the packing order list all knackered.
Big Blue should be the very last thing that goes in for the winter.....

that way, all yee need do, is open the garage door and fire her up and go.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by bigsteveswing » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:38 am

Woke up to this sh** show Saturday morning, officially 14.2 inches total by end of the day. Friday evening got the bike and sidecar moved over and covered to get wifey's car in the garage. Notice my car still out in the snow... :? Never had a garage before, now I have one and it isn't big enough :(
BTW, snowblower is still in the shed out back, it's been too wet to get it to the garage. Maybe it will dry out before it snows more... :lol:
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Re: put away for winter

Post by dtrider » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:09 pm

It was 28°F this morning, but the skys are still blue and the roads are dry so I took the 'Wing to work. I'll admit though that part of it is that right now I don't really have much of a choice. My step-son is using my car while he hunts for a replacement for his, so if I want to get to work I either take the 'Wing or my bicycle. If the snow does fly before I get my car back I'll be going pedal-powered, so I'll enjoy the 'Wing while I can.

After all, there's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate gear.

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Re: put away for winter

Post by Big Blue UK » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:09 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:48 am
ummm, me thinks you have the packing order list all knackered.
Big Blue should be the very last thing that goes in for the winter.....that way, all yee need do, is open the garage door and fire her up and go.
I am sure you meant summer, AZ, which would be and sounds easier I must admit, you possibly quite rightly, think I am normal LOL.
I grew up with 6 sisters, old man could not afford a licence, let alone a vehicle. So the garage was mine for my first bike at 16, followed by my first car I needed for work at 18. As I had to go to work in my car, I kept the bike at the back. Then I met this girl who had a car and just passed her test. We bought a house, then for the next 35 years my car and her car have been in front of each other in the garage. Every morning, both had to come out, and go away again every night, so the GoldWing stayed at the back. SWMBOs hostile takeover of the back of the garage, and trike time for me, pushed SWMBOs car out the garage because I take mine to car shows. I would rather get the car etc out of the garage, to get Big Blue out in nice weather 10 times, than get Big Blue out in the rain to get the car out.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by miner999r » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 pm

I live in Saskatchewan and we have been having double digit - Celsius temps so my bikes are put away for the winter. I am fortunate to have a nice heated garage. Plan to change the air filtre on the wing during the winter as soon as I work up the ambition and courage.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by redial » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:16 am

I will think of you Northerners, as I sun myself with temps in 25c (about 80F), i seriously think of all that white stuff, but not too long.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by offcenter » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:38 am

Well, it looks like my bike is away for the winter now, whether I like it or not.
We had 9 inches of snow here yesterday.
Holy moly! It's supposed to be around 50 to 55 degrees here at this
time of year!! This is ridiculous!!
They slathered the roads with salt yesterday. I'm done.
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Re: put away for winter

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:44 am

Holy moly! It's supposed to be around 50 to 55 degrees here at this
time of year!! This is ridiculous!!
Global warming.


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