Wednesday, March 13, 2019


 Turns out 40 degree temps are enough to get me thinking about riding again. I'm not talking about actually pulling a bike out of the living room and fighting the crappy roads and cold weather but I am thinking I ought to start piecing that sportster back together. It will serve before the roads are clear enough of salt residue to break out the Ultra.

 Its not a great pic but it clearly shows that the bike is missing a headlight and turn signals. I'm gonna need that to be legal. The headlight vibrated and cracked its metal shell into an unserviceable piece of scrap. The bike didn't see much if any road time last year so a carb cleaning is also in order. And lets not forget that I still haven't painted the fuel tank. Now that I'm writing this stuff down I think I also need a clutch cable.
 So there you have it. I'm thinking about fixing a bike. Not really news, is it?



  1. It sounds like a short, straightforward list (except possibly deciding when the gas tank is done) and there is a clear goal. 40° to 60° is almost perfect temperature for riding.

  2. Well maybe I'm getting old (I am), but still, 40° is way too cold and above 60° Is perfect for me, but then again, I don't have a fairing/windscreen or heated grips/gloves/vest setup on the bike.

  3. I'm ok but not thrilled with the 40 part of the equation. The road conditions are my real concern. I agree with bundling up with all the gear in cool weather is better than battling the heat.

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    1. I checked out your blog and noticed your bike offers a little protection from the elements. How warm does it have to get for you to be comfortable on a ride lasting more than a half hour or so?