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Motorcycle Inspection 2022

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2022 by getbent57

Now that the weather has gotten much better and have had my 2006 Yamaha XT 225 for the first ride of the year (2022).  Now I need to get it inspected.  This needs to be done every two years.  At one point in time, it was every year.  When I called the shop, was thinking  I would have to wait weeks.  Was happy to find out it wouldn’t be that bad.  They said any time this week is good.  So I book it for the Tuesday (today May 24)  because that is my day off.  However the boss changed the schedule.  So know I need to head there on my break an hope I get back in time.  [Update] got there in back to work pretty quickly.

First Ride Of 2022

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2022 by getbent57

The weather is really starting to improve now.  So I was able to get my 2006 Yamaha XT 225 our for the first ride of 2022 (May 10).  Check everything over like I normally do.  The tires all ways loose presser over the winter, but not by much.  Put the battery in, pressed the button.  It fired up right way.  Checked the lights and brakes.  Everything seemed fine, so went for a short ride.  I felt a bit rusty but that will pass.  Now I need to book an appointment for an inspection.

Motorcycle Soon

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2022 by getbent57

Am hoping to get my motorcycle out soon.  First I need to get my plate sticker.  Plan to get that next week.  All so need to get it inspected this year as well.  However the weather is the biggest thing.  While it is official Spring now but not really.  I call it fake Spring.  Some days it looks nice though a window, until you go out side.  Then there are days that are nice enough but end up at work or doing something else.  Am hoping by the end of the month it will worth going for a ride.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2021 by getbent57

We have been getting lots of great weather this October (2021).  But sadly it is time to winterize my Motorcycle a, (Yamaha XT225).  Can remember in some past years would wait to long to do this.  Then it would be very cold on the hands.  This time it was about 8c out so not bad at all.  Have done this so many time it didn’t take long.  Maybe about an hour.  One thing I do need to do, over the winter order myself a new air filter.  Didn’t take a look at the old one yet but just know it will be really dirty.

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.

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 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.

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.

Bugs And Motorcycles

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2020 by getbent57

If you ride a motorcycle you will get hit will all kinds of stuff, mostly bugs.  Think I have been hit with them all now after today.  Riding home I get hit right in the throat with this big black bug.  Didn’t know was it was.  Until I got home and looked in a bike mirror to see it was still stuck to me and some what alive.  That did freak me out a little.  But whatever I now have a story to tell with some pictures.  Which you can see below.

 

 

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.