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post #51 of 59 Old 03-28-2019, 08:14 AM
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Oh yeah! Back in the saddle here. Still keeping to the lower elevations, though. I suspect it's still winter up in the Berkshires!
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Yeah i was just in the mountains in vermont last weekend. Had a foot of snow sat morning, then came home to mass sunday and it was 60 and sunny

Its time i stop babying my first new bike and ride in the salt. My last bike i didnt care. My FIL says his last Harley got killed by the salt, something about the chrome. I suspect the strom is a little more rugged, but i dont know.

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Yeah i was just in the mountains in vermont last weekend. Had a foot of snow sat morning, then came home to mass sunday and it was 60 and sunny

Its time i stop babying my first new bike and ride in the salt. My last bike i didnt care. My FIL says his last Harley got killed by the salt, something about the chrome. I suspect the strom is a little more rugged, but i dont know.
I do wait till the salt is pretty much washed off the roadways. Not concerned so much about the appearance of the bike, but moreso concerned about all those little electrical connections in the interior that salt dust can find it's way into. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's my gut feeling. Roadways are pretty much clean here in the lower elevations.
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The salt up here is brutal. I lost my headlights a couple years ago from a corroded wiring harness. I usually wait until after the first good rain before taking her out! I think we may have seen our last snow...so hopefully that rain is next! We still have plenty of snow north of Lewiston.


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Sorry but a different and confused interpretation of the term putting her to sleep. In Australia you put your pet dog, cat, horse or other pet to sleep (euthanize) when it is too old and sick to go on living, I was very curious how you did that to a motorcycle! I realize now you meant to put your bike into hibernation not terminate it. We don't have to do that here, we just don't ride quite as often during the peaks of summer or winter.
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I was out in February when we had a nice dry day.

My regiment is similar to the OP, except nothing comes off, and she stays ready and by the garage door for any sunny day.

I wired in a SAE plug for the Tender into my EB 3 circuit harness. Easy to plug in when the bike is going to sit for a couple of weeks.

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I was out in February when we had a nice dry day.

My regiment is similar to the OP, except nothing comes off, and she stays ready and by the garage door for any sunny day.

I wired in a SAE plug for the Tender into my EB 3 circuit harness. Easy to plug in when the bike is going to sit for a couple of weeks.
I take off the luggage so the bike will fit in the garage with two cars. I decided to take the seat off this past winter at the suggestion of somebody on this forum that the area under the seat is very inviting to mice to set up a household. And as we all know, mice can wreak havoc with wiring. I also put down dryer sheets throughout the bike - repels mice; and set traps - went unsprung throughout the winter.
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We say that here, too, for euthanasia. "Hibernation" might be a more suitable metaphor.

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"Put her to sleep" could also suggest deep sedation or general anesthesia. In this particular case it meant, taking off luggage and seat, filling the gas tank with good gas and stabilizer, oil change, tires put to oem pressures, place dryer sheets, set mouse traps. BUT!!! She's awake now, Baby. And we're RIDING! WoooHooooooo
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