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First Ride Of 2019

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

Had the most perfect day (May 5, 2019) for the first ride of the year.  My motorcycle is a, 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  Have gotten it ready some many times it doesn’t take long.  The tire pressure was a bit low in both but that happens every year.  Got the battery in quick and had it fired up in the third starter push.  It ran great.  Checked everything over and seemed fine.  Do have to get it inspected this year.  Will get them to go over it really good.  Just hope the weather stays some what fine.  Want to start taking it to work.

 

First Ride Of 2018

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2018 by getbent57

The past few week the weather has been getting a warmer.  So it is time to get my motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  The only thing is on my days off have been raining.  So this past Wednesday (May 2, 2018) right after supper got it out and ready.  Have done this so may time now it doesn’t take long. The tire pressure for both tires was down.  But that happens every year.   Got the battery in pretty quickly.  Checked very thing over.  Pushed the button and it fired on the second go.  Went for a shot ride.  Everything seemed to be fine.  Now I can start taking it to work.

 

First Ride Of 2017

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2017 by getbent57

Say this every time.  But have been looking forward to the first motorcycle ride of the year for very long time.  Well, technically it was yesterday (April 27, 2017).  Had the day off.  Then there was the weather.  A beautiful day out.  Was around 20°C.  Which it a lot warm them most year.  No, the temperature will not stay.  But hope it doesn’t get too cold. Want to start taking it to work.  The motorcycle worked great.  Nothing felt our of place or wrong.  It will be eleven years old this May.  Have had next to no trouble with it.  Do have to get a inspection.  So when they do that it find out if there is any problems.  Looking forward to another season of riding.

 

First Ride Of 2016

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

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgHave been waiting for this day for what seems like forever.  The weather has been getting nicer. slowly.  Not that it was very warm about 7 °C.  However the sun was out with little to know clouds.  Checked everything over.  The tire pressure for both was only down a few pounds.  Which is not bad for sitting all winter.  Put the battery and turned the key to test the lights.  Then pushed the start button.  It fired in about four seconds with the choke only half way.  Went for about a half hour ride.  The wind picked up so got a bit cold.  Wasn’t rusty at all.  Every run, worked and felt great.  Can’t wait to start taking it to work again.  Hopefully the weather will not turn to shit again.

 

First Ride Of 2015

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2015 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgGot to go for my first motorcycle ride of 2015.  Was hoping to have gotten to do that last month but the weather has been very shitty.  Damp and cold.  How ever today (May 2, 2015) it was a bit cool.  But felt like a real spring day.  Was about 10 °C.  Much better than the 4 and 5 we have been getting.  The motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha XT 225 fired right up on the second push of the button.  Not sure how long I was gone but it felt good to be able to go for a ride again.  Did take a long my GoPro.  So check back later for a little bit of video.  Took some pictures (below).  Like to compare odometer readings from year to year.

 

 

First Ride Of 2014

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2014 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgHave been waiting which seems like a very long time to get my motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha XT 225 out for the first ride of the year.  Past years I got out for the first ride in March or April.  This year how ever it was May 9, 2014.  The weather has been pretty crappy in April so I had to wait.  This year it took me three tries to get the bike started.  Once it got started it worked like a charm.  It was about 14 °C out with not much wind.  Felt good to go for a 30 minute ride.  Just hope the weather stays nice so I can start taking it to work.

  

Motorcycle Inspection

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2013 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgThe rules for motorcycle inspection have changed here a few years back.  It used to be every year but know it every two years.  So this year it needed to be done.  Now that the weather is starting to get nice.  Got thinking better get my motorcycle a 2006 Yamaha XT 225 in for a inspection at the beginning of month before everyone decides to take their bike to shop.  So a few days back book an appointment for today.  All so asked them to look  the bike over to see if there is anything that might be wrong with it.  Since it will be seven years old.  Turns out every thing is fine.  Did order a new air filter since when we changed the oil in the fall it didn’t look that great.  That should be in next week.  Think I will have to get a new front tire next year.  Now I can’t wait for the weather to get a bit warmer.

First Ride Of 2013

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2013 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgHave been waiting for this day for many weeks now.  Got my 2006 Yamaha XT 225 out (April 21, 2013) for the first ride of the year.  This is much later than past years.  Have learn to wait a bit long to get it out.  In the past years I would get it out then the weather would turn to shit again.  About 11am today it was about 13 degrees celsius.  Got thinking is this is a good day get the motorcycle out.  Said to myself, “I’ll wait to after lunch”.  That was a mistake.  By then the wind picked up and the temperature dropped to about 5 degrees celsius.

Still I had to take it out for a spin.  First I check the pressure in the tires.  They were only down by a few PSI.  Put the battery back in.  Looked the bike over every think looks good.  Pulled the choke out, pushed the ignition.  It didn’t fire the first try.  Pushed it again.  The bike took to life.  Let it run for a bit while I check out to make sure all the lights were working.  Every thing was good to go.  Only went for a short spin because the wind made it very cold.  How ever it was great to go of a spin again.  Had no troubles at all.  It felt like I never stopped riding for months.

   

First Ride Of 2012 Video

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by getbent57

Two days ago I got my 2006 Yamaha XT 225 motorcycle out for the first ride of 2012 (March 30).  Posted some pictures that day, post > here.  Well all so that day I took along my GoPro.  While I only went on a short ride since I didn’t dress right for the weather.  It was about 2 degrees Celsius.  Think I came up with an interesting video.  Give it a watch, let me know what you think.  Like past videos uploaded it to YouTube and Vimeo.  The song used is Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People (Butch Clancy Remix).  You can hear/download it > here.

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First Ride Of 2012

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2012 by getbent57

It felt good to get my 2006 Yamaha XT 225 motorcycle out for the first ride of 2012 (March 30).   The weather wasn’t too bad.  A bit cold, around 2c.  The sky was blue but most important there was no wind.  The bike fired up the first shot.  A little over a week ago we had some crazy weather for two days.  It was around 20c.  Lots of motorcycles were out those days.  Wanted to get mine out but knew better.  The following days the weather was super cold.  Think spring is here now (fingers crossed).  Looking forward to getting out for my rides and taking it to work.   As well as the pictures (below) took some video as well.  Not sure it turned out.  Only went for a short ride because I got cold.  Will see what can be done with the footage.