Season is closing down - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
budoka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Island Lake Alberta Canada
Posts: 1,904
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Season is closing down

Well, the times they are a changin. While it isn't exactly fall yet, there's a bite in the air around here in the mornings. Hopped on the SP to ride into work this morning (6:45 am) and the air felt fresh and clean while suiting up in the driveway. Light mist hanging about after last nights rain showers, but temp was ok...8*c (46*f) but definitely warmer jacket time. By the time I got out to the highway, there was a full ground layer of fog, holding forward vis down to about 1/2 mile or slightly less, not the best since it`s forest rat season around here. But I figured hey, good time to test out the real skinny on my new pin-lock visor. My Arai Vector (which I never really liked in the 4 years I wore it, not enough chin bar clearance and really fogged easily, noisier than I like) bit the big one in June so I opted for a more economical HJC CL-16 cw pin-lock. So far I love this lid, it is quiet even at stupid speeds, has great clearance all the way around for my nose (chin bar) and glasses. The pin-lock just plain works. Even in the cool temps and high humidity there was barely a hint of vapor on the inside of the visor...nice! Now I can`t say the same for the condensation on the outer surface of the shield, but an occasional wipe with the leather palm clears that up nicely. So all in all a decent ride in; chilly yes, but not cold, fresh but invigorating. Not too many more morning commutes left for this year though

Duct tape can't fix stupid...but it sure helps muffle the sound
'03 SP2, '09 GL1800
budoka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
madbuyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Indy
Posts: 8,335
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
Bite your Canadian tongue.... Don't impose your two week long summers on me


This is usually when I ride a bunch. its much cooler.



The very first schoolbook that was written had God all over it. --Dave Mustaine
madbuyer is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 08:03 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry to say but I feel your pain budoka, being on the left coast gives us a bit more of a riding season but only by a couple three months.



nobody is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:12 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
buddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: qld australia
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's ok ,I will think of u it's just getting nice to ride not to hot or cold !! Just right !!! cheers Buddha
buddha is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 10:16 AM
Senior Member
 
jondog9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 8,653
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Another left-coaster here. We never even really had a winter last year, I rode year around, and kept putting off projects. Finally we had such HOT weather this summer (only for a couple weeks) that's when I finally got some maintenance done.

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

jondog9 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 01:27 PM
Moderator
 
SubSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 6,467
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jondog9 View Post
Another left-coaster here. We never even really had a winter last year, I rode year around, and kept putting off projects. Finally we had such HOT weather this summer (only for a couple weeks) that's when I finally got some maintenance done.
Same here in Florida. No past winter.
It was 85 deg F in February, and the AC's been running since then.
Currently waiting until until around November when the weather gets nice to start working on the bike.
My shop is not under air (yet), so it gets too damn hot during the summer, that and the damn mosquitoes.
Will be routing duct work so my shop area will be cooled and heated, which will go a long way towards bike projects.
SubSailor is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 04:01 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
madbuyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Indy
Posts: 8,335
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SubSailor View Post
Same here in Florida. No past winter.
It was 85 deg F in February, and the AC's been running since then.
Currently waiting until until around November when the weather gets nice to start working on the bike.
My shop is not under air (yet), so it gets too damn hot during the summer, that and the damn mosquitoes.
Will be routing duct work so my shop area will be cooled and heated, which will go a long way towards bike projects.
Temp controlled garages are a must in FL.....wow, schwetty ballzz



The very first schoolbook that was written had God all over it. --Dave Mustaine
madbuyer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome