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Offline berniebee

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First ride of the year?
« on: October 28, 2012, 09:24:55 PM »
So who has ridden their 500 this year? Who is going to be first?
I know it won't be me because :
A: I still don't have an assembled bike.
B: The snow pile on each side of my driveway is up to my waist!

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Re: First ride of the year?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 09:25:29 PM »
Not me either, today there is still eight inches of snow but the roads are almost free of ice.
But the temperature is still low, sub zero most of the time exept midday in the sun.
And the 500 is not asembled.

However, when it get a little warmer i'm gonna ride my 78' 650.
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Re: First ride of the year?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 09:25:59 PM »
I wanted to yesterday. We had 65 degrees and sunshine! But, alas, my bike is without oil or filter, and I don't think I want to ride it with no oil. It'll be a few weeks, yet.

I did get to fly my airplane for awhile, which is at least as fun as a bike.
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Re: First ride of the year?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 09:26:30 PM »
I have been out on my FJ about five times so far. The XS spirit is with the FJ though. The FJ's battery gave up the ghost this year, when I pulled it off the battery tender, it was almost dead. I have a two unit battery tender and keep the other charger on my XS battery. I popped it in the FJ and it started the bike like it was new. I am relocating the XS battery anyway and plan on switching to one of the new gel units so I can slip into the palce I have planned for it. A normal wet cell  would leak out. Like Bernie, I have a way to go before my XS is road ready, hopefully sometime in July.
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Offline xs500driver

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Re: First ride of the year?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 09:28:42 PM »
I made the first trip on my bike the third day of this month..... A bit too cold really but sunny and I couldn't resist it  :D . I hope this year the summer will be better than the average dutch summer and I will be able to ride it some more than the poor 1000mls from last year :-[

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Re: First ride of the year?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 09:29:44 PM »
I've been (not bin, can't believe how I spell sometimes...) out a few days already, though hopefully others have been out by now (referring to last post date) I just about forgot how awesome my bike goes!


*Love that picture! Dude is sitting Straight up!