A Sad Day Indeed!

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by dankisdea, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. dankisdea

    dankisdea Member

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    Being new to the HD world i discovered a new kind of saddness yesterday. I had to get my new to me Road King ready for the winter storage.(since i am a fair weather rider) Then i realized that i wouldn't ride again till the sun decides to bless the great state of Oregon again. A sad day indead! I did however get to detail the bike before covering it for the winter. So that did bring a smile to my face! Even though it took me 4 hours to do. (i am a little anal about my bike) I stripped all the wax off with dawn dishsoap, went over the paint twice with meguires fine cut polish, once with swirl remover 2.0, then put a coat of glaze and finally 2 coats of yellow wax. Now with stabile and fuel drier in the tank and the battery tender hooked up the bike is buckled down for the winter. I think i shed a tear or two as i buckled the bike cover. A sad day indead!
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    So many HD riders feel your pain!:( Lets all bow our heads and pray for a early spring.:D
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    My bikes are all tucked up in the sheds and I am fully into autumn mode getting my garden ground ready for the winter and spring and have no plans for the bikes this winter but I will say hello to them as I am in and out of the sheds for tools etc

    Brian
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    1 more reason I moved to Florida, I could not stand the winter lay up, tho I had been known to ride in the snow:D
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    But remember, you will be like a kid on Christmas when that Spring day arrives and you can uncover the steed and go for the first ride of the season.......:newsmile01:
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    First ride in spring is always a special event can be as early as mid march or as late as early june although 2 bikes get inspection in late april can be great weather or really miserable just have to wait and see what happens

    Brian
     
  7. Amish Hawg

    Amish Hawg Active Member Contributor

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    If we're lucky down here, we park them for a month (prep time for March). I couldn't imagine putting her to bed for 2 or 3 months.

    I feel your pain:shock
     
  8. atm33

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    Could be a couple more nice days yet. I'm gonna wait a couple weeks...
     
  9. lorne

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    hey Jack since they feel so good clean their bikes...might be a good idea to volunteer our bike to get cleaned by them. since you dont have time to clean your as you are always riding....oops inside voice :p


    honestly i feel your pain i lived in Alberta and B.C. for many years...
     
  10. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    NONE of this stuff for me... :newsmile078:

    Mine stays ready for the Moment it gets 68 to 75 out... Can't remember When I put mine away? Winter? winter?........OH Winter....:small3d026:

    Comes for a few days when Santa comes along Right?......:p

    I DON't Think I do actually Put the Bike UP even then...:shock

    Kinda like Jack over in Florida, ALWAYS a sunny day close by...:newsmile01: but even a little better here. :D

    sorry, I just Had to rub that in a little... It took Many years of Work to retire down here in Gods Harley Land...

    So. East Az. at 4400 feet is really a nice Biker place to live... Some time a little :small3d011: But I get over that...

    signed....BUBBIE