I'm stoked, I pick up the bike Saturday morning from the dealer..
When I went to look at it last week, the temps outside were in the low 20s. She started sluggishly, not that it wanted to start at all. In fact, she sputtered and died numerous times. I figure with less than 8000 miles on the clock, it's sat, a lot. I do remember the bike even when running tip top, is a cold nature d beast. The fuel is probably bad and the carbs could be gummed up a bit. I really don't want to ride it until I've given it a good, thorough going over mechanically. In fact, I'm going to roll 'er up into the back of my truck and drive the two home. Also, it's going to be 7 degrees this morning. Not that I've never ridden when it was that cold, just that there's no sense in riding a poorly running bike. Just not fun.
I'm looking forward to pulling and tearing down the carbs, I almost feel that it's a prerequisite when getting one of these back on the road after sitting so long. I've got to look at the output of the VR. Going to open it and move it anyway. Lots of fun stuff to do before Spring. Man I miss riding.
Last week we got our new 10'x16' shed. My wife, son and I have outfitted it with interior and exterior lighting, sub panel, outlets, insulation, work bench and shelves. I now have a place to work on stuff besides the kitchen table. I'm looking forward to working on both bikes and someday, getting the '03 torn down to get to the water pump bearing. I can picture a VN750 engine on the kitchen table. Honey, could you pass the salt? Not sure the Mrs. could though, hence the delay in repairs to the '03.
Anyway, I'll post up some pics of both bikes when I get the '06 home.
Yeah, I can be a bit long winded, sorry.