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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.

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2018 by getbent57

It has been has been way too long since I gave my motorcycle, 2006 Yamaha XT225, a wash and wax (September 17, 2018).  This summer was really hot with very little rain.  Didn’t want to waste the water.  Every year before the Cape Breton Bike Rally I would give it a good wash/wax.  Not this year.  There is about a week left in September.  So time is time is getting close to having to put it way for the year.  Made it to about two weeks into October last year.  Well see what this year brings.

  

2018 Yamaha XT 250

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2018 by getbent57

2018_Yamaha_XT_250Have not been to the local motorcycle shop since last fall.  While in there took around at all the new motorcycles.  One caught my eye because it is pretty much the the one I own, a 2006 Yamaha XT 225, just a lot newer.  It was the 2018 mode of Yamaha’s XT 250.  The 250 replaced the 225 years ago.  A lot has changed over the years with them and yet some stayed the same.  The 2018 has a very nice colour on it.  It all most looks like sand.  Much different than past modes.  Which are most blue and white.  Very much like the look of it.

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.

 

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.