Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:49 am

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:49 am linkquote
Harbinger wrote:
znomit wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
znomit wrote:
waspmike wrote:
30 C here today. Say 31 for tomorrow.
I feel your pain brother. How horrible!
Maybe some of our North American friends could post you some snow?
Here you go. -17 C here this morning.
See? You pricks have heaps of snow you're not sharing with your suffering sweltering scooter cousins.

How selfish!

What can I say? I'm Canadian and have to live up to the reputation of us being pricks

However if you want some I have plenty. I'll toss it in a cooler and ship it your way.
Request znomit for your next year's secret Santa. 8)
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:20 am

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:20 am linkquote
Heat wave a comin'!

60 degree swing..... time to fix my snowblower for the next round, wash cars (might be a bit of congestion at the carwash... ).

Then on to the rest of winter...
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:23 am

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:23 am linkquote
In probably the most bizarre temperature change...

As a kid I remember Wichita Falls, Texas being 91F one day, and 31F the next.

Got to love those plains cold fronts.
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:56 am

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:56 am linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Heat wave a comin'!

60 degree swing..... time to fix my snowblower for the next round, wash cars (might be a bit of congestion at the carwash... ).

Then on to the rest of winter...
Yeah we're getting up to above zero c tomorrow. Can't wait to get back out on one of the bikes! Tried today but WAY too slick still and about -15 C. Not the cold so much as I thought I was going to get an epileptic seizure from watching the ASR kick in while I had to correct for a front wheel slip. Sure gets the adrenaline going!
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:05 am

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:05 am linkquote
Jet Peddler wrote:
I'd complain, but it's 59F outside now, with a forecast high for today of 65F.

Oh yeah, it's overcast. Darn.

Rant over.
Would monsieur like a mallet to drive the stake a little deeper in to those of us not so fortunate as to live in Texas? It's only wafer thin.

Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:11 am

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:11 am linkquote
Sure!

And be sure to ask for the mallet back when it's 107F here and 72F in Toronto this August.
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:15 am

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:15 am linkquote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Oh yeah, it's overcast. Darn.

.
No that's good. Overcast means the damned groundhog won't see it's shadow....
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:42 am

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:42 am linkquote
It's been in the teens here. I have had some luck on the last 2 Sundays of high 30's. I have used those days to test ride my newly re-assembled Beverly that I crashed in May of 2018. Getting it ready for the Las Vegas High Rollers rally at the end of Feb. Also testing out my heavier cold weather gear I am slowly adding to my collection. Fingers still getting cold after about an hour. I need to look into those mitt things or heated gloves. I have always had a cold fingers issue though.


My re-assembled Beverly with some Steampunk flair





Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:13 am

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:13 am linkquote
gr8shotz00 wrote:
It's been in the teens here. I have had some luck on the last 2 Sundays of high 30's. I have used those days to test ride my newly re-assembled Beverly that I crashed in May of 2018. Getting it ready for the Las Vegas High Rollers rally at the end of Feb. Also testing out my heavier cold weather gear I am slowly adding to my collection. Fingers still getting cold after about an hour. I need to look into those mitt things or heated gloves. I have always had a cold fingers issue though.
Get heated Grips for the Beverly, they are better than any mitts/heated gloves you can use. I have them on my GTS and have tucano muffs as well. The last few days the temps here have been between 12F and 22F and I rode with no gloves on.
The new ones have the controls on the grip itself making it easier.
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:18 am

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:18 am linkquote
KABarash wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Oh yeah, it's overcast. Darn.

.
No that's good. Overcast means the damned groundhog won't see it's shadow....
Good point.
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:01 pm

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Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:01 pm linkquote
Bumping for all you Grumpy Old Gits shivering up north.

Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:03 pm

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Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:03 pm linkquote
Yayy! Thanks, znomit!

Weird year. Always something to whinge about, but this year, its been so warm, that riding is easily possible. The problem is that there's still salt and sand on the roads from the mild icing we've had, so it's not too enticing.

Expecting a bunch of rain this weekend, so should the warm trend continue, I still might get the bug....

Still plenty of other things to be grumpy about, anyway.
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:29 am

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:29 am linkquote
Days are finally getting longer again. It's a start.
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:53 am

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:53 am linkquote
It's the day before New Year's Eve, it's almost 70F outside and sunny. I'm sitting indoors waiting on contractors to finish replacing some windows that kicked the bucket. Thirty minutes after they pull away...I'm going to put some miles towards breaking in the new Bonnie.
I just hope they finish before sunset. Tonight's low is in the upper 30's.
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:09 pm

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:09 pm linkquote
Thanks Znomit for thinking about us

The same whine here - too warm.
A bit of snow coming... then going.... then coming etc.

Cross country skiing is my mental balancer in winter, but I'm yet to see enough snow for that.

On the positive side: no shoveling needed yet
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:58 pm

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Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:58 pm linkquote
Bit wet this morning so took my winter jacket. Had to unzip the winter lining as I was roasting at lunchtime.
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:53 pm

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Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:53 pm linkquote
A month later and...WOW the temperature dropped! Mornings are semi-regularly sub-freezing with highs in that awkward range where I almost don't need the winter layers. Too warm with them, too cold without them.

I guess my topic-related whine is that the seasons are...abrupt these days. Definitely a difference from when I first started riding. My body and my routine doesn't have a chance to acclimate before the weather jumps to the other end of the thermometer, which makes the car a much more appealing option. There's a lot of days where I'm not able to resist taking the easier option. One of my New Years resolutions is to rebuild my willpower. Indecisive temperatures are making me really work for it!
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:07 pm

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Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:07 pm linkquote
Been a generally unusually mild winter this year, but gloomy as hell. Can't complain about the cold, but wondering if we'll ever see the sun.

On the plus side, it wasn't pitch black outside when I left work tonight, so things are looking up.
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:58 am

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:58 am linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Been a generally unusually mild winter this year, but gloomy as hell. Can't complain about the cold, but wondering if we'll ever see the sun.

On the plus side, it wasn't pitch black outside when I left work tonight, so things are looking up.
Same here. It's almost February in Toronto and motorbikes are a pretty common sight out on the roads. Usually it's just me and one maybe 2 other freaks but not this year. I think I've only had to use my heated gear 4 times so far.
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:21 am

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:21 am linkquote
... I only move on a scooter above 24 ° C ... When I read that you go on a scooter with freezing temperatures I think you are alien creatures ...
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:29 am

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:29 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
... I only move on a scooter above 24 ° C ... When I read that you go on a scooter with freezing temperatures I think you are alien creatures ...
In all honestly it really isn't that bad. Not much different than being out in the weather on foot which is something you have to do in the big city anyway. You do have to make sure you are covered head to toe including the neck but that's about it. Up to about -5C you don't even really need to worry about any special gear beyond typical cold weather motorcycle gear. Colder than that and then yeah you are looking at some heated gear and a balaclava etc.
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:59 pm

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:59 pm linkquote
The Mocker wrote:
I've been riding but a number of rear wheel skids in this wet weather over the past week have made me realize I need a fresh rear tire stat! Until then, I'm grounded
I have been so desperate to do anything involving my scooters, that I did a Winter detail of my GS, getting it ready for Rides of March this year.

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:22 pm linkquote
Nicely done, Gabriel25!
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:47 am

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Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:47 am linkquote
I thought all GS had the ignition key ...
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:58 am

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Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:58 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
I thought all GS had the ignition key ...
For the GS150, you are correct. They all have an ignition key, but for the GS160's they made them in both AC and DC ignition systems, so some don't have ignition keys on the headset (only the column lock key, and glovebox key). And this is not just a U.S. market thing. There is a roundtail GS160 for sale on facebook right now that has no ignition key. Different markets received differing setups.
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:23 am

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Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:23 am linkquote
Gabriel25 wrote:
Attila wrote:
I thought all GS had the ignition key ...
For the GS150, you are correct. They all have an ignition key, but for the GS160's they made them in both AC and DC ignition systems, so some don't have ignition keys on the headset (only the column lock key, and glovebox key). And this is not just a U.S. market thing. There is a roundtail GS160 for sale on facebook right now that has no ignition key. Different markets received differing setups.
I imagined .. yes, the beauty of attending non-italian forums gives the opportunity to see similar but not identical models for reasons related to approvals or importer choices.
I asked why i am a hobby restorer, mainly italian motorcycles from the 50s and 60s but sometimes a few scooters (Vespa and Lambretta) happen but i prefer motorcycles ... they are more interesting.
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:12 pm

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Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:12 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
Gabriel25 wrote:
Attila wrote:
I thought all GS had the ignition key ...
For the GS150, you are correct. They all have an ignition key, but for the GS160's they made them in both AC and DC ignition systems, so some don't have ignition keys on the headset (only the column lock key, and glovebox key). And this is not just a U.S. market thing. There is a roundtail GS160 for sale on facebook right now that has no ignition key. Different markets received differing setups.
I imagined .. yes, the beauty of attending non-italian forums gives the opportunity to see similar but not identical models for reasons related to approvals or importer choices.
I asked why i am a hobby restorer, mainly italian motorcycles from the 50s and 60s but sometimes a few scooters (Vespa and Lambretta) happen but i prefer motorcycles ... they are more interesting.
I like both scooters and motorcycles but tend to lean towards the scooters as they fit my riding needs and style, especially the vintage Italian ones. How can you argue with the beauty of the lines on a well preserved Vespa like this one here, not that the same cannot be said for a similar motorcycle? That is the what is most wonderful in the end, and that is that you can ride what you like, and if you can afford it, own a bit of both scooters and motorcycles.



Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:05 am

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Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:05 am linkquote
Just a couple of vintage motorcycles and a car (under restoration) that i never talk about but since we are there ...
It is a Lancia Beta coupè 2000 cc Volumex (with standard volumetric compressor)

Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:05 am

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Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:05 am linkquote
You gotta love Canada. Yes, that is the patio open at a Mexican restaurant in Toronto in Feb.



Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:06 am

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Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:06 am linkquote
That structure needs to be painted again ...
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:22 am

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Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:22 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
That structure needs to be painted again ...
I'm pretty sure it is designed to look distressed.
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:42 am

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:42 am linkquote
I guess this is the new cheering you up thread for me.

Anyway Peaky Blinders... How did I miss that show for so long? It's an amazing show and on Netflix here and the US I believe. BBC over in the UK. The acting and music are amazing and the post WW1 time period fascinating. I'm a big history buff and they do a great job of mixing in historic reality and fiction.

We're getting a cold snap over here, have to go find my heated gear before taking off today. Glad I charged the batteries up recently.
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:10 am

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:10 am linkquote
HB, which bike are you taking?

Tomorrow is supposed to be in the sixties. 💟

My GTS 250 winter project is almost done. Just have to put back in the glove box. I'm stoked and will most definitely go for several rides this weekend myself.

Have fun,

Max
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:12 am

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:12 am linkquote
I just have this overwhelming feeling. I am at peace with the world. Just sitting here sipping on my cappuccino and contemplating the beauty and kindness out there as I eat yet another chocolate cookie.

Happy Valentine everyone.

Max



Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:39 am

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:39 am linkquote
Max6200 wrote:
HB, which bike are you taking?

Say it with a picture.

Tomorrow is supposed to be in the sixties. 💟

Same here. All week actually.

My GTS 250 winter project is almost done. Just have to put back in the glove box. I'm stoked and will most definitely go for several rides this weekend myself.

Have fun,

Max
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Sat May 30, 2020 2:46 am linkquote
How come I don't have a thermometer?



Sat May 30, 2020 5:08 am

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Sat May 30, 2020 5:08 am linkquote
Sigh. Looking at the pic I posted in Feb. That was in the "before" time here. I'd take freezing temps and snow if it meant I could go to a pub , have a pint, some food and watch some sport on TV.
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:07 pm linkquote
Harbinger wrote:
Sigh. Looking at the pic I posted in Feb. That was in the "before" time here. I'd take freezing temps and snow if it meant I could go to a pub , have a pint, some food and watch some sport on TV.
Hmmm... we are just now entering the 'green zone' and riding season... until soon it's over again. No, I would not change ours to freezing temps and a pint. Not even with some sport on telly.


No social distancing issues in our countryside cafe closeby.

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Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:56 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8202
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8202
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:56 pm linkquote
Bump.

Have noticed a distinct lack of whinging from you northerners.
Don't hold back!



Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:13 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 7003
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 7003
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:13 pm linkquote
Oh, I guess I was waiting until mid-winter to start.

So yeah, there's snow on the ground and no riding for me.
Thanks for the reminder....
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