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Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2021 by getbent57

It has been far too long since I have given my 2006 Yamaha XT225, a wash and wax.  The weather today (August 2, 2020) was really nice.  Not too hot and very little bugs out.  After giving it a good cleaning and applying the wax.  The sky started to get cloudy.  Wanted to ride around a bit to warm up the chain, to put on new chain lube.  But it stated to rain a little.  So going to have to wait until tomorrow.  This is why I didn’t take any pictures like I do for this type of blog post.

New Motorcycle Helmet Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2021 by getbent57

LS2_Stream_Helmet.pngA week or so ago picked up a new motorcycle helmet.  It is the LS2 Stream.   This is the best helmet I have every owned.  Mined you have only owned two others that were on the lower end of the price point.  Not saying this one is a high end.  Just looks and feels higher end compared to those ones.  The feature I am liking the most is the built in flip down sun visor.  This works awesome.  I wear glasses, so not have to stop and put sun glasses on is the best.  Haven’t worn it on a long trip yet or in very hot weather.  But I am sure it will work out fine.

New Motorcycle Helmet

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2021 by getbent57

LS2_Stream_HelmetHave talked about it long enough.  Finely got around to get myself a new motorcycle helmet today (June 7, 2021).  The shop is now open to let customers in.  They didn’t have a big selection of different colours, 90% were black.  Was hoping to get one that stood out a bit so I will be less likely to be run over.  Tried on six different full face helmets.  A few didn’t fit right, too tight or loose.  Another I couldn’t get my glasses on.  Then a guy pointed to one that has a flip down sun visor built in.  Tired it and it fit great.  That is the one I bought.  It is the LS2 Stream, in matte black.  This would be my third helmet and think it might to the best one.  Time will tell once I get so use our of it.

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First Ride Of 2021

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2021 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgAm late getting to my first ride of the year (2021) on my 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  Most years have gotten going in May.  Not so much this year for a few reasons.  The weather was part of it.  But the main reason is I need a new helmet.  However everything was closed so I couldn’t get one.  That being said.  It is way to nice out now so couldn’t wait any longer.  Took  a good look over it and checked the tire presser.   The tires themselves are bran new last year.  But the battery in and it fired up on the second push of the button.  Went for a quick ride to see if everything felt right.  Which it did.   Going to start taking it to work.  Things now are starting to open up so hopefully I can get a new helmet this week coming.

 

Motorcycle Sparkplugs

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2021 by getbent57

Motorcycle_Sparkplug.jpgIf you have every stopped by this blog.  You might know that I ride a 2006 Yamaha XT225.  Every year I put a new sparkplug in it.  Many years ago but a bunch and gaped them.  That way I would be good to go every spring.  Well I ran out.  So I had t get some more.  Ended up buying four.  Thinking now I should have bought more.  Just might go back and more.  Now that’s now.  It’s time to look at getting a new helmet.

Motorcycle Soon

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2021 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgAm hoping to get my motorcycle out soon.  We did have a few nice days in a row in late March.  But that is what we call fake Spring.  But now we are into April so thinking we might not  (for the most part) get one more big snow storm.  Made a post all ready about needing a new helmet.  Plan to get one soon-ish.  As well I need to get this years plate sticker.  The I will be good to go.  Last year got two new tires.  That took weeks to sort out.  So lost a lot of riding time.  Hoping to get more in this year.

Need New Motorcycle Helmet

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2021 by getbent57

Spring is official here but just waiting for the weather to caught up.  So that means it will be time soo to get the motorcycle out.  With that I need to get myself a new helmet.  They say you should get one every five years.  Well the one I have now a Bell Arrow Eddie is a bit older than that.  So may plan is to get one early April.  Just got to find out if the motorcycle shops will allow me to try some one.  Will be back with an update at some point.

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 Trouble Another Update

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

It took a week and more phone calls but I have a new “new” back tier for my 2006 Yamaha XT225 (Yesterday June 25, 2020).  Two weeks ago at a new set put on.  Days later while returning from work the bike could not get up to speed and was super loud.  Turns out back tire was too big.  Causing it to rub again the suspension. Many phones call later they came and got my bike.  Saying the will order a new tire.  A week goes by.  Give them a call to see what going on.  They forgot about it.  First the guy said the tire wasn’t there and he would look into.  He called back said it was.   Then the guy gave me a speech about how there are down people in the shop.  Have been hearing that story every time I need to get something done.  Later that day he called back saying it was on and it how much it would cost.  I reminded him that last week you said it wouldn’t cost any thing.  Gave me another speech about how this tire costs a lot more money.  He wasn’t going to charge me labour and he had to change different departments money.  To makes the long story shorter got him down to $39.00.  I hate dealing with them.  Not going to buy anything from them again.

Motorcycle Trouble Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2020 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about having some trouble with my new tires on my 2006 Yamaha XT225.  The back one is too big and was rubbing.  Got hold of the shop and told then what had happened.  They agreed to get the motorcycle and put the right sized tire on it. They would call then next morning to setup up a time.   That didn’t happen, so I called them.  They said, “someone would be there with in the hour.’’  Three hours go by and know one showed up.  So called back.  The guy on the phone said, he didn’t know they sent the trailer out of town to do a trade.  He would send someone else  over.  About an hour later that person showed up. As he was loading the bike onto the trailer.  Asked him if I should call again later to see if it would be ready.  He said, “He will get someone to call me.”   The shop closes at 5pm and now it’s 4:30.  Once again I call the shop.  They guy said, “I was just about to call you.”  Tunes out the have to order me a new tire.  This happened on Thursday (June 18, 2020).  This new tire might be in the shop Tuesday or Wednesday.  Once it’s there and put on they will call me.  We shall see.  On the good note they are not going to charge me any more money.