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Negative 6! REALLY!?

You guys know what's awesome? When you head out to the garage just to start the bike when it's negative 6 degrees. Then, after you rev it bit, your gas light comes on. Now you have to ride to the gas station because you don't want to store it empty. Forget this happening a day earlier when it was 40 degrees - lets wait till it's less than zero. Just my luck, I'll tell ya. Apparently she really can be a "Meanie!" LOL!!!!
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Another good reason to keep a 5 gallon fuel can, heavily spiked with Seafoam, on hand.

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Wow -6*, Sorry LP, and I thought I was brave today when I rode 28mi in 52* weather...lol...
Anyway the bike hadn't been rode in over 3 wks., so I finished up getting the new bags on and stirred the oil a bit... I have do a 2 gal. can in the shed, and after a stop and a buck 50 of gas I topped it off to sit till another 50s day, which is not in the 7 day forcast...lol...
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Yet another reason to make a gas station the last stop before home. Shiver! Hope you wore LOTS of sweaters.

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-25 here in the great state of Maine! That is without the wind chill. I don't mind the cold but when your nose sticks shut on your 1st inhale outside it is time to stay in. lol I didn't even look at my sleds. haha

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Yea, Old Dog, you were probably riding about the time I was at work here in Bama looking up at the sun saying 'Man I should be riding". I'm jealous as hell.
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Yeah...we have had cold crappy weather here since Christmas, about a foot of accumulated snow, and the roads suck so bad I have not been out in 8 weeks on the bike. A record for me. Just has not been like this since I was a kid, last 7-8 years the winter here has always had a "break" of nice fairly warm weather... (like mid 50's).

Actually had to break down and get another battery charger (gave the other one away to the guy that bought my Vulcan.) The FJR has a rather big MF battery, but after 8 weeks in unheated garage I thought it be a good idea to spring for a battery maintainer.

Hopefully the precip will stay off and I'll find a nice sunny 38 degree day to get the bike out.

Tank was filled and Sea Foamed when I parked it last. And no more mice seem to want to make my ride a winter home.....................


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Riding at minus 6*F, and you didn`t even have Carrie there to help warm you up with a 45 minute shower when you got home.
Dang, you must be hot blooded! I know you aren`t packing enough insulation to be that impervious to cold.

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Yea, Old Dog, you were probably riding about the time I was at work here in Bama looking up at the sun saying 'Man I should be riding". I'm jealous as hell.
Well it really wasn't that much of a ride I only went 28 mi., just didn't dress well enough to ride much, not even long johns, just a jacket & chaps so I got a bit cool, but I did enjoy...lol...
Just enough to top off the battery and to stir & heat the oil up to operating temp. ...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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The condo assoc. doesn't allow gas stored in any garages. I can understand that though. I really didn't think I was THAT low at the end of my last ride. I had all my gear on, that's for sure. Sammy left me military grade long-johns - tops and bottoms and 3 of each. Not sure what they're made of but they deflect everything! Apart from that, it was neoprene, heated gloves, thick leather jacket and of course, full face. Fortunately the gas station is only a block away. I pull up and the attendant says 2 words to me, "You're CRAZY!" LOL!!!!

Actually Hoss, Carrie was there and I asked her if she wanted to hop on. She seriously considered it a while before declining. I come walking back in and shake off the cold. She goes, "Who do ya love?" "What?" I ask. "Come on dude, who do ya love?!" She points to the raging fire she built in the fireplace. Gotta love Carrie.
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