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Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2020 by getbent57

It’s a the last week of October (2020) and the weather is starting to get a lot cooler.  So it was time to winterize my motorcycle, a Yamaha XT225. Done this so many times now it doesn’t take long.  Have a great system.  Now to sit and wait to the good weather to come back.  Most likely spend time looking at the new models.  Took a quick look at the dealer while I was pick up the oil.

Motorcycle Riding Soon

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2020 by getbent57

For the past few years in early May have been able to get out on my 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  It’s not looking so good this year.  The temperature has only gone above 10c a few times.  There has all so been lots of rain.  Would like to get it out soon because I need two tires.  As the weather gets better the motorcycle shop gets super busy.  All so with all this virus stuff going on you can’t just show up at the shop.  May be next week will be better.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2020 by getbent57

It has been along winter.  While it is official Spring now.  However Winter is still not done let.  My motorcycle withdrawal has kicked in hard.  With all that is going on and many places shut down.  Don’t think I will be able to ride even if the weather gets better.  Need to get myself a new helmet.  All so need a new back tire.  Was thinking I would get a new helmet now and then save for the new tier.  Time will tell how things play out.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2019 by getbent57

Sadly it’s that time of year again.  Time to winterizing my Yamaha XT225.  The weather was some what nice.  So had to jump at it.  Since it weather will be turning very cold soon.  Have done this so many times now it doesn’t take long.  Will not take long of the itch to get riding to kick in again.  Will be spending the winter looking at all the new  motorcycles.

Motorcycle Riding Soon

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2019 by getbent57

The weather is past April (2019) has been pretty bad.  Only had a few really nice days.  Now that it is May hoping to get my 2006 Yamaha XT 225 out and ready for the season.  Has been about seven months since I was last out for a ride.  I miss it.  I would ride all winter if I could.  But freezing to death or crashing on ice doesn’t sound fun.  Have had the motorcycle for 13 years now.  It is showing lots of wear now in spots.  Still works great thou.  Can’t see myself ever getting rid of it.  At some point would like to get a new one.  Just not in the cards at this time.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2018 by getbent57

It is all ways a sad day when I winterize my Yamaha XT225.  There weather today (October 29, 2018) was crazy warm, 18 °C.   Two day before it was only 3 °C.  This made it the prefect day to this.  It was some much easier to change the oil with having your fingers freezing off.  It will be a long six months or so before I can ride again.  In the spring will have to take it to the shop.  What them to check over all the cables and breaks.  It will 13 years old by then.  Want to make sure it is still in safe working order.

Motorcycle Soon

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2018 by getbent57

This weather this April (2018) has been pretty shitty.  It has not warmed up at all.  In past years have had my motorcycle, Yamaha XT225, out by now.  Don’t mind ridding when it is a bit cold in the mornings.  There is still lots of frost.  Which means there is some ice on the roads.   I am hoping the last week of the month to get out for the first ride of the year.  Looking forward to taking it to work again.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2017 by getbent57

Sadly it is time to winterize my Yamaha XT225.  So yesterday (November 26, 2017) what is what I did.  This past October and early November had some pretty amazing weather.  But now the fall temperature have caught up with us.  Have done this so many times now it doesn’t take too long.  The hardest part is having to wait months until I go for a ride again.  Have put a little over 1500kms on this season.  Which on par with past years.  Don’t do any big trips.  Mostly to work and the odd place around town.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

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

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgEvery month in the winter I charge up the battery for my motorcycle.  When that was going.  The motorcycle withdrawal kicked in.  Would some day like to get a new one.  Don’t think that will happen this year.  But is is fun to look at all the new ones on websites.  There is a new Ducati Scrambler out called the Desert Sled.    It it pretty slick looking.  All so the Sixty2 is nice as well.  A few months to go before I can going riding again.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2016 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgThe weather has been really good this October (2016).  However the it has started to get a bit colder.  So it is time to winterize my Yamaha XT225.  Other years have waited until November but have learned it gets to cold on the hands.  Have done is many times all ready so it doesn’t take to long.  Over the winter plan to order new air filters, spark plugs and an oil filter online.  So I can have them ready to use in the spring.