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    Things to check as another new year rolls around

    Licence expirations

    Registrations

    Passport expirations

    Insurance
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    Age and condition of tires on everything...vehicles, trailers,RV's,work platforms like Mules,tractors, tillers and such. Replace them before the need so you are not surprised when you depend on them come Spring. It's amazing how quick tires degrade on seldom used equipment.

    For those with them...septic system maintenance and well houses

    Ride/walk that fenceline and fix the gaps
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    Metamucil, BENGAY, Atenolol, CVS Rewards card, Medicare Card and so on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    For those with them...septic system maintenance.....
    Just changed the Zabel Filter in the septic line.....
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    Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watchwere good to go...


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    Change the batteries in the smoke detectors.
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    Change batteries in the smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

    In the spring I change the 2032 batteries in bicycle computers, heated gear remote controllers and key fobs for the car and motorcycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powwow View Post
    Change the batteries in the smoke detectors.
    Good to check the in-service date on any detectors. 10 years is now the standard shelf life.
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    I know I am an Airhead, but new models now come with smoke detectors and CO2 detectors that need to be checked and replaced every 10 years ??????

    Keeping it simple.....Gas in tank, air in tires, map in tank bag, money in pocket and maybe a destination in mind. Last item is optional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    I know I am an Airhead, but new models now come with smoke detectors

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    It's a good thing our 1987 K75Ts didn't have smoke detectors
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    Another thing I do each January is copy new pictures, music, and important documents to a thumb drive, then store this in our safety deposit box at the bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    I know I am an Airhead, but new models now come with smoke detectors and CO2 detectors that need to be checked and replaced every 10 years ??????

    Friedle
    10 years is the lifespan now. All units are dated and are supposed to have a 10 year battery. If you heat with propane, you can get a detector for that as well. Hair spray uses propane as a delivery gas and will set a detector off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    10 years is the lifespan now. All units are dated and are supposed to have a 10 year battery.
    Ours have replaceable batteries but they still have a sticker on the back showing to replace the unit when it's 10 years old.
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    How about cleaning the fridge and toss the mayonaise and ketchup on the back of the shelf with the 2003 date on it

    Or that bottle of Bud with a born on date of 2007...prob tastes same so maybe not.

    Yeah...and change the filter you forgot was there as well as those fuzzy coils underneath
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    Remove helmet liners and handwash them in Woolite. Amazing what comes out of them... yuck.

    Clean riding boots and treat to condition and water with Nor-V-Gen.

    Clean other riding gear.

    Clean walk-in closet and prep six kitchen garbage bags of cloths to donate.
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