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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.

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.


New Air Filter

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

It has been a few years since I have put a new air filter in my 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  Put a new one back in May 2013.  So it was long over due for a new one.  Went to the local motorcycle shop to order one.  Had to order an after market one.  Which is fine.  Does the same job.  Thought it would take a few to get here.  But got it in a few days.  Even with Canada Day in the mix.  The one I got is from the company UNI Filter.  You can see some pictures of the new and old one below.


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.


Motorcycle Sparkplugs

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on April 14, 2017 by getbent57

Motorcycle_SparkplugThe weather is starring to get better now.  So looking forward to getting my 2006 Yamaha XT225 our for a ride.  Last fall when I put it way.  Said to myself, must order some new sparkplugs and an air filter over the winter.  Well, forgot all about it.  Instead of going to the dealer.  Decided to look on  Since I get a battery off there last year.  Only need one sparkplug for the motorcycle.  However have to change it every year.  So plan to order a bunch to have.

After looking on Amazon from different sellers.  Seen that they wanted way too much money for for just one sparkplug.  One seller wanted $14.00 for one.  Then looked a Canadian motorcycle parts site.  They had the one I need at not a bad price.  The catch was they wanted $22.00 for shipping.  The next day called a few local car parts stores.  One place had what I was looking for.   Bought four of them.  Which cost me a bit under $20.00.  So, shopping online is not all way cheaper.  Now just need to get a new air filter.