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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Lucifer called...

...he wants his weather back.

98 today with 90 percent humidity - heat index is 109...for real!?!? There's a problem when I'm nervous about taking the liquid AND air cooled fuel injected bike for a ride. It might have cooling mechanisms but I don't know that they can handle riding in an oven. Last time I came home and parked it in the air conditioned garage the fan ran for a couple minutes after shut down and it was only 85 and humid. Is it ok to ride an FI bike in a freekin' bowl a soup?
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 11:04 AM
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Ive been riding my carb'd bike in this soup with little excitement.

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Lol in work today its 115* 100* humidity... Then I get to go home.

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What, you never watched Easy Rider? You couldn't ride off into the desert on a motorcycle famous for burning the rear cylinder (panhead), trusting there will be a gas pump when your peanut tank gets low? What 60 mi to a tankful?

I just don't know about this younger bunch.
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frequently in that temp range here in floriduh where I live, ride my vn without issues on a daily basis.

only thing that gets hot, is the rider..
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We get 115 to 125 degrees and the last time I took the bike out it did alright.

I usually only do short runs to work and back, but I did take a 2 hour ride in high temp heat a couple weeks ago. The bike didn't seem to heat up that much and I still haven't given it the season's radiator flush and coolant/thermostat swap.

Oh and that was all in city riding. I'm sure the open road would be better for the bike's cooling system.

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The only time my bike runs hot is when my girl gets on it.

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Originally Posted by Mike DeAngelo View Post
The only time my bike runs hot is when my girl gets on it.
what the bike gets all flustered to have a hottie on it

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Sucks getting old but it beats not getting old.

i got my helmet but it sure makes licking the windows a chore

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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 08:32 PM
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Well it seems lucifer has his weather back now, was 38 here in eastern Florida last night. My banana trees, tomato and hobenero plants met their maker.

Is it ironic that this post was my 666th post?

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Lucifer called, he said I could have my ex-wife back, said she was too much trouble.

asked that I take my old Chihuahua back too, claimed that he can't get the damn thing housebroken either.

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