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I eat, breathe, sleep, and live motorcycles. Problem is, I can't ride in this extra cold weather we are experiencing here in SE Texas. I have already changed oil in both bikes, and changed the clutch and brake levers on my Harley Electra Glide. I have read almost every thread on this forum, and the Harley Forum, that interests me and some that don't. Just curious as to what bike related things others do when the weather has you parked?
 

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I hear you on the winter bike blues.... it's been two months since I had any wind therapy and I'm strongly considering moving south by next winter..... to combat a bit of the depression I've been buying bike parts to add once it's not below freezing in the garage. First up was the easiest add-on a quadlock phone mount. Yet to complete in no particular order is fog lights, heated grips, king tour pack (still needs painting so that'll need to wait until much warmer.), I've devised a power system for case that will charge up any electronics I want and automatically shut off if the battery gets to low(Only have the the parts for this still need to design and 3d print a housing).

It needs to warm up before I have more work to do on the bike than patience to do it all.

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@safetyart06 I do feel for you and normally I would pick on you for not riding. But, since your name here has the word safety in it and because your roads are actually iced over, I won't this time.

I grew up at the top of Texas in Gray county and remember every winter as cold, bitter cold. We rode fence on a Honda 100 and didn't give it no neverminded. Granted, a bike with dirt tires in the snow was not as big of a deal as a street bike with street tires.

I have had to drive twice this week to work here in northern Virginia and that is crap to me. That makes five days this winter so far. I don't ride on icy roads but the cold is not a big deal for me. If the bike starts, I ride.

Basically, I have no advice to offer for the few days you can't ride down there. Maybe take up bike art in some form... 😎
 

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We have 23 acres that keeps us busy, I’m still working part time, and we have 3 dogs and 3 cats, so I have plenty of things to do, lol.
Still cleaning up from our garage fire, but the bikes were not damaged. I’ve had to make a list of everything we lost in the fire even down to a bottle of wax.
I never realized how much you accumulate!



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I’m changing out the fuel pump on my 2007 650 V Star, already cleaned out the carbs and replaced fuel lines. Keeping an eye on the weather reports for 60 degree days, at least! I think I’ve still got another couple of months to go.
 

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@safetyart06 I do feel for you and normally I would pick on you for not riding. But, since your name here has the word safety in it and because your roads are actually iced over, I won't this time.

I grew up at the top of Texas in Gray county and remember every winter as cold, bitter cold. We rode fence on a Honda 100 and didn't give it no neverminded. Granted, a bike with dirt tires in the snow was not as big of a deal as a street bike with street tires.

I have had to drive twice this week to work here in northern Virginia and that is crap to me. That makes five days this winter so far. I don't ride on icy roads but the cold is not a big deal for me. If the bike starts, I ride.

Basically, I have no advice to offer for the few days you can't ride down there. Maybe take up bike art in some form... 😎
Safety is in my name because I am a safety manager for an electrical contractor. I sometimes don't practice what I preach.

We have 23 acres that keeps us busy, I’m still working part time, and we have 3 dogs and 3 cats, so I have plenty of things to do, lol.
Still cleaning up from our garage fire, but the bikes were not damaged. I’ve had to make a list of everything we lost in the fire even down to a bottle of wax.
I never realized how much you accumulate!



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Sorry to hear about the fire. Glad no motorcycles were injured or killed.
 

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Safety is in my name because I am a safety manager for an electrical contractor. I sometimes don't practice what I preach.
La la la, who is this? Prank caller, prank caller...

Who can't say things like that on line brother... :ROFLMAO:
 

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They are sitting and I am waiting. I check now and then to make sure the tender's are on. Spring will make it here at some point. Boredom forced me to buy a new guitar to help wait it out.
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In answer to the original question: PORN. Yamaha Motorsports/ motorcycles for sale near me/ motorcycle shops going out of business/ ect.

 

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They are sitting and I am waiting.
I feel your pain Scootersage. Hopefully we will have an early spring. I saw a group of about 20 robins before all the snow arrived which is unusual and I taking that as a positive sign. Just need to get rid of the road salt!
 
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