Near 70 in Illinois in Feb.

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by coopernicus, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    Riding today. A rare day in Feb with temps near 70. Happy Happy Happy!!!
     
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  2. Jack Klarich

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    Watch for sand on the roads, clean the bike good after your ride:)
     
  3. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Got up to 55 here,but too much salt on the roads to ride!
     
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  4. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    Oh yeah forgot about the sand. thanks Jack!
     
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  5. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    still need a good rain,but soon.
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    73 last friday, been in the high 50's to mid to high 60's here in the Denver area for the last 2 weeks.:)
     
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  7. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    Did 185 miles yesterday. Big dose of therapy. I feel content. I do need to clean the bike now...thanks Jack. Got home and changed oil and filter and tranny fluid. Did the primary earlier when I put the heavy clutch spring in. Can't wait to ride when things get green. Jeff, I think I'm gonna have to move to your area....lol. Not really, I can't stand snow!
     
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  8. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    What's nice about here, when it snows it melts in a couple days. I see bikes running around year long.
    Another + they don't use salt out here and very little sand.
     
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  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm with Hartoo... too much salt on the roads here. I saw a bunch of riders out yesterday, temps in the low 70's, tempting, but the roads are still white here in southern OH.
     
  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have ruined a few bikes in the past by using them on the road here in winter too much salt and sand had to rebuild the front suspension on a Motto Guzzi every spring with new stanchions as they had rusted and pitted on the working area well after the second time I fitted gaiters to the front forks had lots of other work to do after winter roads

    Brian