First motorcycle ride of the season in thawing Ohio

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  1. InkStained

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    A motorcycle ride, finally. Only 11 miles, and I felt every inch (ambient air temperature was likely in the mid-40s). But it was my first ride since mid-December.

    Here, all you Harley owners can mock my Honda. I'm so happy right now, I don't care.

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    I took my F6B out yesterday for a couple hours after a few weeks of hibernation. I'm getting ready for a 5 day trip to Big Bend in a couple weeks.
     
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    otaypanky Gold Supporting Member

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    Two wheels is fun, no matter what the brand. Just watch that gravel, it's especially bad just coming out of winter
     
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    Yeah, and the potholes are bad, too. And people stare at you when you're on motorized two wheels when it's only 44 degrees ...
     
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    I meant to add that anyone who mocks the brand of bike you ride isn't a real rider anyway. More show than go usually.

    Having owned both Harley and Honda bikes over the years I'll say they both have advantages and disadvantages. It's all about getting out there and riding regardless of brand. :aok
     
  7. Totally Bored

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    I would never mock your Honda. I've had quite a few.

    Can't wait for my 1st ride of the season. It won't be long I hope.:dunno

    Here she is all pissed just waiting :bonk

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  8. 84superchamp

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    congrats I.S., still waiting here. there were 4 bikes at the monthly meeting yesterday but still lots of snow on the ground, keeping the temps down. i'm hoping for a ride by wednesday but gotta drain & refill gas tank. it's time to sadly think of all the winter scooter work we wanted to do but didn't.
    i'll avoid officially knocking any kind of rider here. it's all good.
     
  9. NormH3

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    Nothing wrong with Hondas. Is that a Rebel?
     
  10. Shreve

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    No mock, No mock.

    I dig anything from mini bikes to a Boss Hoss. :aok

    Still too wet/wintery in MD. Soon. Glad you had fun!
     
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    might be a good time to ask: any of you put winterizer or some kind of additive in your tank? i just drain the old & add new.
     
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    Sta-Bil for me.
     
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    Stabilizer for me 2. I'm to lazy to drain the tank although that would be the best way I would think :dunno
     
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    I used to spend quite a bit it time prepping my bikes for winter. Now it's a full tank, add
    sta-bil, plug in battery tender, cover. Wait for spring.
     
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    Yes indeed. 2009 CMX 250. Air-cooled, carbureted parallel twin.


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    Sea foam, and I fill up near the end of the last ride of the season. Check tire pressure, and like another poster here, I use a battery tender. Other than an oil change, that's all I do.


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    65 degrees minimum for me.
     
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    Got the Black Pearl (VTX1800C) out yesterday for a short ride and to refill the tank with 100% gas. We have a Sunoco close by and I love how much better the bike runs with that gas, as well as not worrying as much about the stupid ethanol.
     
  19. georgestrings

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    I've only ridden Harleys, Triumphs, and BSAs - and I agree 100% with the above...


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    Nice bikes but was never comfortable for me because my legs are a bit long. Have been keeping an eye out for a decent 600VLX.
     

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