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What did you do to your wing today?

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Indianawantsme

Weathermen lied again. Supposed to be 40F.   At 1pm it was 34F today when i got the nerve to try and get the Wing out.  Temp went all the way up to 37F at 4pm.  Felt really good to ride!!!!!!! Wasn't cold to me heated seats and grips and jacket.      People looked at me and some waved.   

 

I would still be sitting there if i would have a m/c tire on it.   The pic shows my Snow Control digging a path coming back in the opposite direction of the way i went out.  I tried to go slow but the only way i got anywhere was to give it some throttle and let it dig.  

 

 The frosty looking grass going uphill on the right had ice on the blades and was a frozen pond of water.  On the way OUT  i had to go to the left of it and barely see a shadow of my tire tracks.  I put the front wheel on the ice when i came out the door and there was no traction. I had to back up into the doorway and cut sharply to the left to avoid that ice.    All uphill when i go toward the house. 

 

I couldn't come back in the way i went out and get the correct angle to make it through the door without getting my front wheel on that ice or hit worse mush with the front tire.  The ice was closer to the door when i left  but the sun hit it somewhat while i was gone.

 

It seems the stumble is there a little yet but only a few seconds.  Ridiculous after this second reflash. Mine is just going to have it a little i guess.

Need more restarts and warmups  to see if it gets worse.  

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Mountain Rider

The day finally came, couldn't wait any longer!  Pulled the radiator, timing belt covers, and replaced the timing belts and hoses.  The timing (no pun intended) could not have been better.  The right timing belt had a bit of slack in it, enough to put the timing mark almost a full tooth out on that side.  I believe these were the original Honda belts.  I got everything lined up and marked, removed the old belts, and tucked the new Gates belts in place, correcting the timing mark on the right side.  Took the wrench and turned the engine over three times by hand, checking the timing marks after each rotation, then turned on the kill switch and rotated it with the starter.........very nice.  Turned the kill switch to run and hit the starter, she fired right up and ran smooth as a kitten. 

 

Tomorrow evening I'll get the fairing badges changed, and if DHL extracts their heads, my brake light modulator installed.  The windshield garnish gets a bit of polish work with 2000 grit wet or dry, followed by the buffer and some polish.  A new badge gets added to that, and then she gets installed.

 

THINK SPRING!!!!!!!!

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NC Aspenwing

Dave I've been thinking Spring but It seems

we are stuck In Monsoon season!

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Mountain Rider

Larry, I feel your pain. We've seen a bunch of mild weather, to the point that a few brave souls have been breaking out the bikes for short rides. This is why getting the Aspy done has become a priority, I want to get out there. Then today, I woke up to snow. The weather just picks you up so it can beat you back down. 🤔

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brianinpa

Yesterday I worked on it a little and then I saw that the temp was 47 degrees so it was time to go for a ride!  I know it's been a long cold winter...  All the bending and twisting while working on it has me feeling like I spent a few hours in the gym.

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Halfling

Temp is up to nearly 50* and no rain, so the cover is off and I'm going for a ride! :59fb607672645_SmileyToothSM:

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Halfling

Just got back from a nice ride in the country! Temps in the mid 50s, the sun peeking in and out...good ride...77 miles on the clock. Stopped for gas about a mile from the house, 6.4 gallons!!! oops!

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AZgl1800

thought I would go take a ride, then looked at the temp.... 24*

nah, stay home

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Monkeytrucker

Took the front wheel off the Big Red and thought about just setting in the back seat of the gold wing and head to the tire store.  34 years of set and they with their big equipment almost did not break the beads.  So after consultation the supreme household commander who said "NO WAY you are going to put that tire on my seat!"  So I took Frankentruck.  Glad I did.  There is a section about 150' long where the road is soup.  Our dumb donkey road commissioner cannot seem to be able to drain a little low spot on top of a hill.  There is a oil field casing where the oil field guys drive in and it is plugged up.  I have half a notion to go up there some night and hook the winch line on it and pull it out of the ground.  It only has about 4" of dirt over it.  Maybe then that swamp would drain.  Other than that spot the traffic has the gravel pushed down and it is smooth in the tracks.  Maybe tomorrow!

 

motor cycle GIF by Dan Blaushild

 

Did not know there was a photo of me riding.

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