December 04, 2016
Of Bike and Snow
I have not ridden the bike since 10/16/16. Yesterday I was going to take it out for a quick spin to Henniker and back. That would accomplish a couple of things; fill the gas tank, get oil circulating thru the engine and clutch, and charge up the battery.
Naturally it started snowing as I pulled it out of the garage into the driveway. I decided that Mother Nature did not intend for me to ride so let the bike warm up and charge in the driveway then shut it down and backed it back into the garage.
If you look closely there are a couple of snow flakes on the seat. It was hard getting a picture since the engine had already warmed the seat up somewhat before I thought to get pictures.
Guess it is time to arrange for the dealer to come pick it up for winter storage :(
I'm a bit surprised that your bike wasn't already in storage. Nice shot of the tiny, corn snow - when I enbiggened the photo.
Posted by: Cop Car at Dec 4, 2016 2:06:01 PM
Last year I put the bike in storage 11/15 and I was so bummed when people were riding even on Christmas because the autumn was so warm. This autumn has been more on the average side for temps, but I figured I would hold out until it was obvious that I would get no riding in for a while.
Last year I had to drop off the bike when I could get a ride home from the dealer. This year I'll have the dealer pick up the bike as I'll have to go for the top-tier storage package that includes a much reduced price for the 5,000 mile service plus free pick/up delivery.
Posted by: bogie at Dec 4, 2016 5:39:54 PM