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    al from chgo burbs lilredroadster's Avatar
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    It started up !

    I thought I would see if my bike, a 2004 R1150R, would turn over yesterday and VROOM VROOM !!! , it started like it had been running all the time. It had been just parked in the garage (with a battery tender) since early November.
    I added a few pounds of air and now it is ready to go!
    All thats needed now is a warm day! SOON, PLEASE!!!!!!!
    Al From Chgo Burbs
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    They all do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilredroadster View Post
    I thought I would see if my bike, a 2004 R1150R, would turn over yesterday and VROOM VROOM !!! , it started like it had been running all the time. It had been just parked in the garage (with a battery tender) since early November.
    I added a few pounds of air and now it is ready to go!
    All thats needed now is a warm day! SOON, PLEASE!!!!!!!
    I did the same thing last Tuesday with the same results...
    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
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    The CLC started up last week and I took a nice ride. Did the same thing with the airhead on Thursday. Had to add 5-8 lbs of air to all of the tires.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    Happy for you, sad for us

    Lilred,

    So, as I depressingly look out my window watching the snowman poop, once again, descend unabated onto my driveway here in IL, I'm happy for you that the bike roared to life.

    However, being that you are probably no more than 30 miles from me as the Canadian Goose flies, your joy will be short-lived. I do not want to be the bearer of bad news, but the weather, "STILL SUCKS," here in our little patch of tundra. I feel like taking a flame thrower and aiming it towards the sky. I would do so, but am worried about my neighbors reaction, as they already scuttle away whenever I appear on the street. Perhaps my last attempt at riding during the winter, attaching a 20 lb propane cylinder and torpedo heater to the front tire and forks, did not end well, especially for that green Prius stopped at the intersection, but at least I gave it the old college try and had fun doing it.

    Anyway, my wife says my poor hygiene and mental attitude can be attributed to cabin fever. I told my imaginary bartender friend what the missus said, and he says I should discipline my family as he gestures towards the axe. I'm taking his counsel under advisement.

    Sorry, I did not mean to hijack the thread when I started this post, it just spewed out. Oh-oh, got to go as the very big men carrying the white jacket with long arms and leather straps have found me again.............

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    Keep your eye on the boiler Daedalus, she creeps a bit.
    Mike Marr
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    My 94 RS does that each spring. Ever since I have used a Battery Tender for the last six years, I don't even take the battery out, no reason to do that. I just plug it in and let it rest till spring. Fires right up like I rode it two days ago. Good that your bike does the same. C'mon spring!!!!

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    What's all this nonsense about not riding since last November? Go ahead...just ask me why I live in Texas...make my day

    Sorry... couldn't resist.

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    Why do you live in Texas?

    Why do you live in Texas Motopero?? I know why I do!!! "Honey are you taking the truck to work??" asks dear wife. "Are the roads icy? If they aren't I am gonna ride!!" replies I.
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    Lilred - Glad to hear that your bike has cabin fever and wants to giddy up and go

    Daedalus - Keep running from them big bad men with the white coats. We know you can out run em'

    Ahh Texas, I had to drive the truck today and I know I hear soft crying and sniffling when I passed my bike. About broke my heart.

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    All my exes live in Texas, but they haven't run me from home, either. No way! I have ridden every week this year, and love it. The four season's we have here are December, January, February and Summer.

    Course, it does get a little toasty in summer...

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