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Author Topic: $&#%R& winter be over all ready  (Read 3685 times)

Bankerdanny

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$&#%R& winter be over all ready
« on: March 20, 2008, 03:56:20 PM »
I have a new seat for my Enfield, I should get the chrome fenders I won on ebay next week. But here in Chicago they are predicting up to 7" of mixed rain/snow Friday.

At this rate it will be June. Where's that global warming that everyone is whining about?  >:(
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 07:51:25 PM »
This is the winter that just won't go away. I hope you got out on your bike today! I'm also in Chicago, and this should be the last decent day for a while.

Oh yeah, and happy Spring!  ::)

As far as global warming, don't worry, I'm sure this summer will be mighty hot.
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 08:04:44 PM »
I hear you on that, Up here in michigan im ready for the snow to be gone.   

Bankerdanny

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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 08:06:34 PM »
Alas no, I have some maintenance to do before I can get it out. My kick start is slipping bad and I need to install the new pawl I bought.

I have some other parts too: heavy duty clutch springs, 18-tooth sprocket, 4-speed shift bushings, etc. Probably a solid weekend of work including an oil change and valve adjustments. However, I don't have a garage, so I need sunshine and 50+ temps.

It will probably be April before I get a chance to get the work done and start riding.
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 04:44:38 AM »
Nice and Sunny here in Hawaii, temperatures in the high 70's.  Just thought I'd rub it in since I have no other RE's to ride with here.  Great rides but lonely.
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008, 04:55:15 AM »
    Nice there now, but I was there last December when the big storm hit Maui. And we were staying in Kihei. The water ran down Haleakula and flooded eveything.We lost power for two days and were stranded.The water was a good 4 feet deep on the main street through Kihei.You couldn't walk anywhere because it was so deep, and there was thick red mud everywhere. The water was running so fast on the street in front of the condo we stayed at that the cars that tried to get through stalled of course.People strung ropes across the street (which was just like a river) so the occupants of the car wouldn't get washed down the street and out to sea.There was a small drainage ditch next to the condo, which turned into a river and we watched the banks eroding away making the little ditch maybe 10-15 times as wide as it was.We arrived on a Monday, and it rained that night, but the big storm hit the next day. We'll never forget that trip.The damage to the upcountry area on the slopes of the volcanoe was pretty bad.Rodes washed out;trees uprooted and washed away to block roads etc.They had to send a water truck up there with potable water for the residents.

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Bankerdanny

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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008, 02:11:07 PM »
Nice and Sunny here in Hawaii, temperatures in the high 70's.  Just thought I'd rub it in since I have no other RE's to ride with here.  Great rides but lonely.

Don't take this too personal, but bite me!   ;)

It's windy and snowing in Chicago this morning. We are under a winter snow warning and could get up to 8" of snow. >:(
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008, 02:26:38 PM »
ts snowing like crazy here in wis.  yesterday i started the norton just so it could run a bit
 its to muddy to get to the highway. mud season here now. the enfield sits waiting for the blue kreem for the new exhaust.my whole shippment is held up because of out of stock 19 tooth sproket. so let it snow.
bankerdanny when did you get your 18 tooth sproket  maybe they allcame in at the same time. they were all out of stock when i ordered a few weeks ago.
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008, 03:18:34 PM »
I got it last Fall. I have been accumulating parts since last Sept. I installed a few (electronic ingnition, ace bars, and the 7" halogen headlamp conversion) but have been hoarding others.
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008, 04:47:50 PM »
The weather here in Tucson is perfect for riding! Sunny and warm ...

Too bad my bike is out of commission, waiting for new steel lug caps to replace the aluminum one I just broke...

grrrrr...

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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2008, 05:51:31 PM »
Just been out on the Honda VTR as I need to run it occasionally as the Bullet is getting the lions share of riding use at present. Nice sunny day but a cold very strong wind a blowin'.
Well it was fine 'till the sky turned black very quickly and then I was being hit with small hailstones and sleet!
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008, 06:27:51 PM »
Nice and Sunny here in Hawaii, temperatures in the high 70's.  Just thought I'd rub it in since I have no other RE's to ride with here.  Great rides but lonely.



It's windy and snowing in Chicago this morning. We are under a winter snow warning and could get up to 8" of snow. >:(
It looks like Michigan will miss this storm coming from your direction, at least in the Saginaw, Flint area. No bets on the one big storm we always get in April though. It is a calm ,windless, sunless 22 degrees here in Birch Run, Michigan.    Hutch
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008, 06:29:41 PM by hutch »
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2008, 07:46:32 PM »
Might have missed you Hutch, but it got us in Muskegon..........global warming is what its all about.......coldest winter and most snow in a long time.    Bullet waits behind snow drift in shed.  I agree with the expelitives.............d

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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008, 08:20:53 PM »
DaveG297, Glad someone besides me knows that global warming means more snow across the north and more huricanes in the south. It is from the fresh water melting at the poles and putting more moisture in the air, and taking the salt content of the oceans down from the ice (fresh water). Yeah we lucked out over here in my area of the state. I only have small spots of snow left in the yard, but it is still cold here at 22 degrees. Hutch
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008, 08:23:28 PM by hutch »
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Re: $&#%R& winter be over all ready
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2008, 12:25:49 AM »
*groan* - This morning near Detroit was somewhat cold, but the ground was all clear,and my dirt road was fairly dry-now there must be four inches of snow on the ground,and still coming down hard :'(  I have plowed waaay too much of this stuff this year-I have not had to put the battery charger on my 8N once this winter.
   I stopped in a local BMW motorcycle dealership today to pick up a balaclava,and look at the gear and stuff. Those bikes,if you can call them that,look to be from a totally different planet than the ones I am used to ::) I like my bullet better.
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