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Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2018 by getbent57

It has been has been way too long since I gave my motorcycle, 2006 Yamaha XT225, a wash and wax (September 17, 2018).  This summer was really hot with very little rain.  Didn’t want to waste the water.  Every year before the Cape Breton Bike Rally I would give it a good wash/wax.  Not this year.  There is about a week left in September.  So time is time is getting close to having to put it way for the year.  Made it to about two weeks into October last year.  Well see what this year brings.

  

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2017 by getbent57

We are into the second week of October (2017).  So time is running out on days I have to ride my motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha XT225.  Was my day off and the weather wasn’t too bad, around 13°C.  Decided it to give my bike one last wash and wax for the year.  Am hoping to get the the end of October before it gets too cold to  ride.  Time will tell.

  

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2017 by getbent57

Has been far too long since I gave my motorcycle a 2006 Yamaha XT225 a wash and wax.  The weather has been super nice.  All so got home early from work (Aug 3, 2017).  It was the right time to do it.  The 2017 Cape Breton Rally is this weekend.  It will be nice and shinny when I got check out the events.

  

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2016 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgHas been may months since I have giving my motorcycle, Yamaha XT225, a wash and wax.   Today (September 16, 2016) the weather was really nice.  So far this month the all around weather as been super great.  Not sure how much long that will last.  Hoping to the end of October before I have to put it was for the year.  This might be the last time I get clean it up.

  

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2015 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgThe weather was super nice today (September 29, 2015) around 26°C.  Was off work as well so had to take advantage and wash my Yamaha XT225.   Haven’t washed it since June.  Mind you it wasn’t too dirty.  Didn’t get stuck in any big rain storms this year (so far).  All so decided  it was time for a wash because yesterday getting ready to leave work seen that a bird had diarrhea all over the seat.  At first It looked like someone spilt coffee.   Was pretty gross.  Got some handy wipes from work.  Which got most of it off.  Not sure how long this nice weather will last.  But hoping until the end of October.  However think that is wishful thinking.   If I could ride my motorcycle all year I would.

 

 

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2015 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgHas been far to long since I have my Yamaha XT225 a good wash and wax.  Think the last time was in October  2014.  The weather was very nice today (June 28, 2015) and the bugs were not bad.  Well they found me when I was all most finished.  Have about about 514km so far this year.  That is mostly going back and forth to work.

 

 

Flat Tire

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2014 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgYesterday (October 23, 2014) while riding my Yamaha XT225 home from work.  Just got off the highway.  Going down the road the motorcycle started to feel like there was some thing wrong.  First though it was the front tire.  Slowed down a bit.  One of the turns was going up.  So slowed down some more.  Dropped three gears, made the right turn.  Then gave a bit of gas once the turn was done.  The back tire kick out all most making me crash.  Put my foot out to stop myself from falling.

Got off the bike to see what hell was going on.  Seen that the back tire was loosing air.   Slowly limped the motorcycle home.  Check the tire over to see there was a nail or some type of metal sticking out of it.   Was too late to call the motorcycle shop.  Called them first thing in the morning.

Filled the tire up with air.  Had my father follow behind me with the air compressor.  Pulled over three time to fill it with air.  It’s a bit scary riding with a tire going flat while it was raining super heavy .  Made it to the shop.  A few hours later got a call from them saying it was fix.  They put a new tube in the tire.  When I got there to pay and take the motorcycle home.  He showed me the piece of metal what was in the tire.  It was about three inches long.  Should have kept to share a picture of it.  This has been my first flat tire.  Hope it doesn’t happen again.