Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
Oh, Mother Nature is SUCH a tease
This weekend, ~50 degrees with good amounts of sun. Saw a happy dude on a bright yellow Goldwing ramble on past my driveway. Watching the rest of the snow piles along my driveway drop in height quickly each day. Mostly matted down grass now except for the remaining snow piles.
I spent a good chunk of the weekend in the garage tending to the awakening of one DL650 VStrom.
Lowering links- check.
Lower front end- check.
Install 16t sprocket- check.
Chain maintenance- check.
Air in tires- check.
General once-over of bike- check.
Install battery- check.
Hit starter button and VROOM! on the first tap of the button, just like it had never spent 4-months under cover.
Now we in the south half of MN get to watch as Momma Nature dumps 2-6" or more of wet, sloppy, heavy snow on us starting tomorrow. This will be okay, because it will be sunny and 50 again by mid-week and all that rapid melt will carry away the winter salt film, but if the road crews drop fresh salt on this snowfall, I... I... I just can't say I'll be able to take responsibility for my actions. (Pheeeeeew, deep breath. In a few weeks I'll be mowing the lawn.)
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
"With the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit happiness comes responsibility, to yourself and others. With responsibility comes accountability. Without responsibility, without accountability, we cannot and will not be a free and civilized society."
-Me, Steve T.