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Old 12-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #8056
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"Final" isn't in my vocabulary.
I plan on riding the DRZ all winter long. It might have to be moved to the basement to make starting it a little bit easier, but if we don't get snow like we did two years ago, the yellow machine will run all year long
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #8057
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i plan on riding the drz all winter long. It might have to be moved to the basement to make starting it a little bit easier, but if we don't get snow like we did two years ago, the yellow machine will run all year long
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #8058
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My DR is ready and willing. Rode a lot last winter.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #8059
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My speedo is broken. My odometer will read the same in April as it does today whether I ride or not. No matter, though; a few years ago I made a point of riding all winter, i.e., I rode at least once in every month. I even got in a couple of pretty decent rides, but even so I'd bet the total milage was less than 200.

Even in a nice year, riding in the winter isn't all that much fun after the novelty wears off or the sun goes down.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #8060
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My meaning was that I don't winterize my bikes. I may not ride them all that much in the winter, but they're ready to go. I think a heated garage is part of that.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #8061
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Yeah, probably doesn't hurt.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:51 AM   #8062
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My meaning was that I don't winterize my bikes. I may not ride them all that much in the winter, but they're ready to go. I think a heated garage is part of that.
I change the oil and put fuel stabiliser in. That's about the extent of it. All my bikes are on battery tenders all the time they are in the garage anyway. The KLR is the only bike I'm prepared to let out on the salty roads, so the others stay put for the duration. And I don't often take the KLR out either. And since it needs new tyres, it's not likely to come out until spring. But if one of those rare, not too freezing ass cold days comes along, I might take it out. Maybe.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:36 AM   #8063
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Who turned on the snow machine??
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #8064
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Wish the KLR wasnt broken... I would have to go for a snow ride for fun.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:18 AM   #8065
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Wet heavy snow reminds me of my childhood in upstate NY.

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #8066
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Wet, heavy snow reminds me to fix the snow plow.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #8067
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Pretty good. Lot-o-hipsters there, but it is Nordeast.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #8068
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You should probably do that. In other procrastination news, I finally reinstalled the Jeep's front driveshaft yesterday. Mother Nature--bring it, bitch.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #8069
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Are you going to get stuck in your driveway again?

My nice neighbour just came and plowed my drive for me. My little snow plow is just for clean up, but still - it needs to actually be working in order to do that.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #8070
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I think the situation calls for the snow-thrower machine later on.
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