I finally got out for a short ride yesterday here in Northern Ontario.
After getting the bikes, a Wee and Honda XR, out of storage and prepped for the road I only had time to venture about 10km on the Wee. Here are some observations...
After being stored since Nov. the Wee fired up after maybe a second of cranking and idled happily as if I'd ridden it just yesterday. Amazing.
The carbureted XR took a bit of cranking before it started and I had to adjust the choke a couple of times to keep it from stalling but it too didn't give any trouble.
After returning from my test ride on the Wee, I felt the rear brake dragging.
The pedal linkage seemed a bit stiff so I worked it up and down a few times and then it seemed fine. Watch out for that.
I discovered that my nearly-new Tourance rear tire had a rusty 1" nail in it. :mad: It had held its air until now so I yanked it out to see how the Ride-On tire sealant would work and the Tourance totally deflated. Maybe Ride-on works better if the tire is rotating? Anyway, I'm not very impressed with it right now. The nail was located towards the center of the tire so it should have been right in the band of Ride-on goo.
We're getting hit with about 20 cm. of snow today so the riding is over for a while. Oh well, I guess I can get my tire fixed and not miss out on any riding.