Well I'm relieved. Got a new rear tire....and that annoying grinding/rubbing/vibration thing......went away.
I was absolutely convinced it was a bearing. Then I was convinced it was the shaft drive, Then I was convinced it was something in the transmission. Went with a D404 on the rear. spent the weekend making sure it wasn't slick. It aint
no worrd on the old silver kat yet. Not that I expect one. If I had to guess that thing is in parts headed for somewhere else, Or tossed in a ditch on some back road in the middle of nowhere. It is my sincere hope, that the leaking gas causes a fire sometime soon for the thieves. C'est la vie.
I'm due for my 7500 service too. blech. dangit. maybe i can get it done this payday. I hope so. I spose i could ride the thing down to dads and bum his torque wrench and feller gauges.
Leaves are changing...houses are being looked at..... before long i'll have to go sweep the snow offa the truck in the mornings. I don't mind riding in the real cold. I don't even mind if it flurries a little. I'm staying off the bike when it really starts snowing though.
Jen came within a whisker of buying a gz250 this last weekend. Even made me take a used one they had out for a spin. Fun little ride. Would need a little suspension work and probably something done about the seat.... Otherwise a delightful lil scoot. I'd guess a lil luggage, and maybe a shield... commuter heaven.
felt like riding a bicycle with a motor. Jen wanted it pretty bad..... Was actually walking into the place to buy it when I stopped her.
If I may ask....both the s40, and the gz250 are in the " wow they just fit category" I know the 40 has those cam chain tensioner issues, and a couple of other little quirks that aren't really bad.
What kinda oddballs does the gz have?
Prices I've seen for both, S40 ebay from xtreem zuki in ohio 3750 buy it now. 3900 over the phone, but probably talkable down to 3750.
Dealer here had a used, less than 100 miles bike that had been wrecked and repaired, 3400 Can you say Oh hell no? and a brand new with saddlebags for 3900.
*edit, stopped her because I trust that dealer to be fair almost as much as I trust politicians. I think we can find her a better deal.
It's wet and cold enough to spit the first snowflakes of the season.
Maybe next week.
Buelah skeered me. I unlocked the darling and waddled her over to the fence for my morning commute load. Checked my oil..... er .... taint nothin there! dodo! Off I ran to wally world and bought a gallon of rotella. Bout half a quart low. I think the sweety is OK, but I aint ridin her again till I change my oil. No weird noises or power loss or any of that other stuff that scares me spitless. Hopefully this weekend as I get home in the dark due to this stoopit time shift.
I've never understood the time thing. Couldn't a farmer just sleep another hour around the end of october and save the rest of us this goofball hassle?
Jen is still bikeless and going through those outlandish attention shifts about biking. One minute she's as focused as a rabid st. bernard the next she's ignoring it like a cat that's just had a bath. /shrug. I keep forgetting that other peoples brains don't work like mine does.
Sorry to hear you're so sick man! But at least you have something that cute to look forward to when you get home... Unless of course it's chewed up the Nyquil bottle!
Anyway, hope you get feeling better and have a good day!
Have owned - 2001 Suzuki Volusia
Current bike - 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
MMI Graduation date January 9th, 2009. Factory Certifications in Suzuki and Yamaha
Went to a new doc yesterday. Got all new scrips. Accuretic with hctz twice a day for the blood pressure, Chantix to get this nasty funky bastrd weed out of my lip, zoloft to keep me from freaking out in public, and in a couple of weeks....a sleep study, to reaffirm that I have sleep apnea. Which I do. I'm finally gonna get a cpap.
WoooooooooooooHooooooooooo. I am oh soooooo stoked. It's been so long since I woke up....rested. And went through a day without feeling bleary eyed and with no energy that I can't remember what the other is like. For those of you that sleep well and wake up rested....go back in time say....just 2 years. Now get woke up say....60 times an hour. Every night.
It's gonna help my blood pressure on its own too. So I'll have a lower dose of the accuretix. I'm hopin this will give me enough energy to get offa the damn couch and exercise more too. Ans zoloft..I'm a touch freaked because....Hey..i'm on damn zoloft fergoodnesssake. Talked to jen about it....she says it's a wonderful anxiety drug. Which I honestly truly need. Being out in public, around people, absolutely freaks me out. And no idea why. Just been this way all my life. Eeek A stranger! Flee!
Hey there, good to hear some Roscow...I think. Hey, I'm on the Norvasc and hctz for my b.p. Seems to work okay. They say I'm much better now...
As for having the stranger-danger heebie-jeebies? Well dang, our parents spent our entire childhoods filling us with the fear of strangers tearing our arms off and raping us with 'em, and feeding us razor blades in our Halloween candy...and then turning us loose in a world full of strangers. No wonder we're all freaked out! Gawwr!
1979 XS650F -- "Hi, My name's Nick, and I'm a Motorcyclist. I've been dry for four years." (Everybody: "Hi, Nick.")
Mines a touch beyond that. I've coped with it since I was a kid....and 99.99% of people would call it "shyness" But I'm just flat freaked out by people in meatspace. Family I haven't seen in awhile. Waiters, gas station attendants, ticket takers, random people in line waiting for stuff. Of course all the usual "shy" remedies followed...here meet this huge group of people. Hey all 488 of your cousins unexpectedly dropped by, go play with em. 27 years of that is enough.
Obviously I can cope. I manage to buy gas and the like. But it really really sucks. I'm hopin the lil blue pills make life easier. If not..then I'll just continue to cope, and work on my typing skills.
I've been riding and riding, then i go for another ride. Don't think i've moved my truck more than 15 feet in 3 months.
Got some new gadjets and pics to share with yall.
Power outlet mounted to a holding strap on my new Marsee tank bag.
Top down shot of my "custom" gadjet holders. The empty one on the bottom holds the camera.
Shot of the inside and my 10$ 1into 3+usb cig splitter.
And thats the base. (before I took the tank off to mount it somewhat correctly.)
That bag kicks much butt. 93$ closeout in newenough right now. zips on and off in just a couple of seconds. buttloads of quick easy storage, see through lid to keep the rain off, and......empty pockets.
Some pics of a trip to one of my remote offices in Union WV.
The ride down ... bleh. Interstate.
Those are all from the same spot. (The driveway to some goodyear plant I think) Not bad eh?
The civ war statue at the end of town. The hills on the left are the same ones on the right from earlier.
The old mill obviously. No idea whats up with this place, but it's on my backroads return trip to the office.
About midway between Hinton and Union WV. I stop here usually to snag a drink from the ever friendly coke machine.
That is the Dam that created the bluestone lake from the New River, Mile farther down the road the greenbrier and the New river merge. To give some idea of the ridiculous scale of this dam out in the middle of nowhere, stick out the backhoe on the right hand side of the second pic. Thats at max mechanical zoom for my camera.
The dam pics at the end are taken from a beautiful little park that I was too stupid to take pics of. I'm working on getting video of the twisties going up the hills back toward my town. Maybe this weekend.
And if by any chance you would want to see the full size pics...
Bike is in good shape. Not riding at the moment. My bp pills are screwing with my equilibrium something fierce. I'd rather not be going down the road and have to argue with my brain that "No in fact the world did Not just flip upside down and curve to the right."