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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Pulled the VS650 out of the garage, checked the tires, and it started right up on the first spin. Took it for a quick ride about a mile.

Temps in the 60s this afternoon after work, suppose to be 50 tomorrow morning and 65 after work.

Riding in Feb is very unusual in Upstate NY!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 07:23 PM
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KCW wow! From upstate NY myself but in CT right now. Be careful of sand and salt that stays until 2-3 good down pours of rain. That is encouraging just the same! Maybe we will have an early Spring!! Ride safe and enjoy~YammyV
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Had mine out saturday here in PA. Roads weren't too bad tho i stuck to mostly main roads. She's now back under the tarp but i left windshield and seat on incase weather stays nice.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 08:07 PM
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Tomorrow here, near 70, however next ten days shows seven with of them with rain. Upper 30s at night, guess the 950t will stay in storage a little longer.


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I've put in around 500 miles so far this year in Ohio. We were out all day last Saturday, it was sunny and upper 60s all day.

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Unusually warm and sunny here yesterday and today (10C or 50F) and I have to say I was tempted. For all you southerners that's downright balmy in Canada for Feb. If not for the 3 feet of snow we got last week I might have pulled her out for little spin. Salt and potential for icy spots are a little scary and the melting snow makes the roads wet. Probably best she stays tucked away for a while longer.
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Tomorrow here, near 70, however next ten days shows seven with of them with rain. Upper 30s at night, guess the 950t will stay in storage a little longer.


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Aaaah Punkin I feel for ya. Wanna trade places for a bit? Wouldn't mind RIDING in the rain just about now . You'd get used to the four and a half feet of snow we have here up in the Great White North eh.
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Wow Corsair, thought by now the snow had let up on you some by now.


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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 09:09 PM
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Went on a ride today with my son. Rode the back roads about 125 miles round trip. Starting to bond with my new 1300 tourer. I've put 350 miles on it since I got it two weeks ago. Weather here in MD is breaking records (in a good way for this southern boy). Supposed to be in the mid-high 70s tomorrow so I'll probably put another hundred or so miles on here. I need to really get a feel for the bike before rolling thunder in a couple of months.
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Two days out in a row here in Mass. I know my bike is covered in salty sand. I will wash and dry tomorrow. Supposed to get cold again.

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