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post #1 of 9 Old Jan 2nd, 2011, 10:25 am Thread Starter
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Nothing is broken, farkles are installed, bike is clean, what should I do?

The recent thread on LT reliability brought to mind my day yesterday. I was done installing some new stuff (iPhone charger and isolation circuit, RADAR detector on a custom bracket), so I found myself...lost. Most of the day was gone and I couldn't think of a ride I wanted to do in 40 degree weather, so I walked around the bike repeatedly. What to do. I grabbed the polishing rags and Zaino ultra finish and wiped it down once more. Sprayed the black stuff with Meguiar's exterior trim detailer. Got down on the ground and cleaned the brake goo off the wheels with heavy duty cleaner, then put the Zaino finish on them.

So now what. Walk around some more. Stare. Admire. Polish one tiny spot I missed.

Now what.

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i fully agree it about -5 C here snow in driveway. finished my maintence & goodie install.
even cleaned the shop need weather to change.so i can take her out for a test ride.

is it spring yet
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Re: Nothing is broken, farkles are installed, bike is clean, what should I do?

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The recent thread on LT reliability brought to mind my day yesterday. I was done installing some new stuff (iPhone charger and isolation circuit, RADAR detector on a custom bracket), so I found myself...lost. Most of the day was gone and I couldn't think of a ride I wanted to do in 40 degree weather, so I walked around the bike repeatedly. What to do. I grabbed the polishing rags and Zaino ultra finish and wiped it down once more. Sprayed the black stuff with Meguiar's exterior trim detailer. Got down on the ground and cleaned the brake goo off the wheels with heavy duty cleaner, then put the Zaino finish on them.

So now what. Walk around some more. Stare. Admire. Polish one tiny spot I missed.

Now what.
40 aint cold ... gear up and go for a ride.
I was out this morning for a few miles @ 35 degrees .

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Re: Nothing is broken, farkles are installed, bike is clean, what should I do?

40 degrees isn't that cold. Turn on the heated seats and grips and find out how much fun you can have on the LT.

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Re: Nothing is broken, farkles are installed, bike is clean, what should I do?

Take up 'Fly-tying' and wait it out..................



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18 degrees this morning riding to Church and back, about 30 miles. YeeHaa.

Mine could use some polishing, but then I'd have cold fingers......it'll wait. LOL

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Due to heart health, the Dr says not to ride under 40 degree air temp. Ugh! Now it is harder to get my 18000 miles a year in just in the summer. Guess that stopped my 20 degree rides now.
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40 aint cold ... gear up and go for a ride.
I was out this morning for a few miles @ 35 degrees .
+1! Do what Steve said: Ride it! 40' ain't cold, just cool. We rode yesterday in the lower 30's and had a great ride. That is what heated gear or layering is all about. Plus ya got the heated grips and seat!

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Re: Nothing is broken, farkles are installed, bike is clean, what should I do?

Did about 200 miles today with temps 32F - 35F. Feel great now. We've got a bank holiday tomorrow so maybe same again. Been out 3 times in the last week and very happy to do so after being snowbound from the 26th November.
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post #9 of 9 Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 8:55 am Thread Starter
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Re: Nothing is broken, farkles are installed, bike is clean, what should I do?

I should clarify that 40 won't stop me, however all the rides that I'd really like to do involve climbing altitude where it has just snowed. The local rides aren't as interesting, at least they weren't for the current mood.

I ended up flying RC planes with the boy and then just riding to some errands in town. Playing with the new detector and getting the new HID headlight adjusted right.

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