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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:11 am

So, yesterday morning I got up with the intention of riding in. It was going to be cold but we had above freezing temperatures the previous afternoon combined with sunshine meaning that even with the subzero temperatures in the morning, the roads should be ice free. The weather service was correct in their prediction and it was 25F as I prepared to head off to work.

Big difference in gear prep for 25F vs 35F. I can't just don the electrics and go to work, a bit of extra layering is required. I put on my long johns, jeans, socks, then put on my electric liners, and a sweatshirt over the top of them to hold in the heat to keep it from bleeding out. Then my jacket and overpants. I tossed my work shirt in my backpack and headed out.

Or did I?

Sigh, my work shirt was sitting on my bed next to where I'd been packing my bag. So I arrived to work without a shirt to change into. I thought about a quick Wally World run but no time as we had our team meeting first thing. So I spent the better part of the morning sweating to death wearing my long john top and a sweatshirt over the top of it acting like I was cold until I could find an excuse to duck out. But I got to ride to work and the weather was really nice for the ride home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
An oddity of insurance in NH -- a motorcycle which is ridden ~ 6 months a year has a full 1 year insurance plan, a car which can be driven all year has a 6 month plan.
They do the same in Ontario. Your bike is insured for 12mo even though it can only be ridden 6, this is to amortize the cost to make it palatable. God help if you try to game the system by canceling in the fall. No insurance company will touch you the following years.

Its telling when you sell the bike and cancel your insurance, the amortization is not evenly distributed, sell in the non-riding season and you'll only get a very small percentage back as a refund. FUCKING BULLSHIT. Why? If you sell during riding season, you will get the same bullshit line and the amount back and non-riding season.

The game is rigged.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:25 pm

bungie4 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 pm
ionbeam wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
An oddity of insurance in NH -- a motorcycle which is ridden ~ 6 months a year has a full 1 year insurance plan, a car which can be driven all year has a 6 month plan.
They do the same in Ontario. Your bike is insured for 12mo even though it can only be ridden 6, this is to amortize the cost to make it palatable. God help if you try to game the system by canceling in the fall. No insurance company will touch you the following years.

Its telling when you sell the bike and cancel your insurance, the amortization is not evenly distributed, sell in the non-riding season and you'll only get a very small percentage back as a refund. FUCKING BULLSHIT. Why? If you sell during riding season, you will get the same bullshit line and the amount back and non-riding season.

The game is rigged.
My bike is insured for 12 months...and I usually get out all 12 of those months.


...and buy the way, I left my bike home today.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:33 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:25 pm
bungie4 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 pm
ionbeam wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
An oddity of insurance in NH -- a motorcycle which is ridden ~ 6 months a year has a full 1 year insurance plan, a car which can be driven all year has a 6 month plan.
They do the same in Ontario. Your bike is insured for 12mo even though it can only be ridden 6, this is to amortize the cost to make it palatable. God help if you try to game the system by canceling in the fall. No insurance company will touch you the following years.

Its telling when you sell the bike and cancel your insurance, the amortization is not evenly distributed, sell in the non-riding season and you'll only get a very small percentage back as a refund. FUCKING BULLSHIT. Why? If you sell during riding season, you will get the same bullshit line and the amount back and non-riding season.

The game is rigged.
My bike is insured for 12 months...and I usually get out all 12 of those months.


...and buy the way, I left my bike home today.
I saw my bike last weekend in the shed. Right where I left it last October. (Go ahead, count your fingers Wheatness... thats 6 months ago).
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:00 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:25 pm
bungie4 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 pm
ionbeam wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
An oddity of insurance in NH -- a motorcycle which is ridden ~ 6 months a year has a full 1 year insurance plan, a car which can be driven all year has a 6 month plan.
They do the same in Ontario. Your bike is insured for 12mo even though it can only be ridden 6, this is to amortize the cost to make it palatable. God help if you try to game the system by canceling in the fall. No insurance company will touch you the following years.

Its telling when you sell the bike and cancel your insurance, the amortization is not evenly distributed, sell in the non-riding season and you'll only get a very small percentage back as a refund. FUCKING BULLSHIT. Why? If you sell during riding season, you will get the same bullshit line and the amount back and non-riding season.

The game is rigged.
My bike is insured for 12 months...and I usually get out all 12 of those months.


...and BY the way, I left my bike home today.
Dick.

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Laying around the house...amazed that a '13 just rolled up to my door.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:08 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:00 pm
El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:25 pm
bungie4 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 pm


They do the same in Ontario. Your bike is insured for 12mo even though it can only be ridden 6, this is to amortize the cost to make it palatable. God help if you try to game the system by canceling in the fall. No insurance company will touch you the following years.

Its telling when you sell the bike and cancel your insurance, the amortization is not evenly distributed, sell in the non-riding season and you'll only get a very small percentage back as a refund. FUCKING BULLSHIT. Why? If you sell during riding season, you will get the same bullshit line and the amount back and non-riding season.

The game is rigged.
My bike is insured for 12 months...and I usually get out all 12 of those months.


...and BY the way, I left my bike home today.
Dick.

:mrgreen:
Nazi Dick... :finger:
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:59 am

I left two days this week in 23F temps, spent almost all day out in those temps, and then rode home in the lower 40’s. I’m ready for summer.
gixxerjasen wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:11 am
So, yesterday morning I got up with the intention of riding in. It was going to be cold but we had above freezing temperatures the previous afternoon combined with sunshine meaning that even with the subzero temperatures in the morning, the roads should be ice free. The weather service was correct in their prediction and it was 25F as I prepared to head off to work.

Big difference in gear prep for 25F vs 35F. I can't just don the electrics and go to work, a bit of extra layering is required. I put on my long johns, jeans, socks, then put on my electric liners, and a sweatshirt over the top of them to hold in the heat to keep it from bleeding out. Then my jacket and overpants. I tossed my work shirt in my backpack and headed out.

Or did I?

Sigh, my work shirt was sitting on my bed next to where I'd been packing my bag. So I arrived to work without a shirt to change into. I thought about a quick Wally World run but no time as we had our team meeting first thing. So I spent the better part of the morning sweating to death wearing my long john top and a sweatshirt over the top of it acting like I was cold until I could find an excuse to duck out. But I got to ride to work and the weather was really nice for the ride home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:42 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:59 am
I left two days this week in 23F temps, spent almost all day out in those temps, and then rode home in the lower 40’s. I’m ready for summer.
25F for me on Wednesday with a high of around 40F that day. Friday, working from home, it was 75F at noon. I took the GSX-S1000 out for a spanking on my lunch break since it's mostly been sitting. Much better than sitting in front of the TV eating leftovers.
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Post by Redfish » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:00 pm

I rode mine today. It got awfully cold close to the Mississippi River. All that snowmelt has cooled the river water greatly. It was down to 67F alongside the levee today!

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Post by bill lumberg » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:41 am

Rode it in 45F rain to the airport. Makes getting back that much better.
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Post by LKLD » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:21 am

El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:08 pm
wheatonFJR wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:00 pm
El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:25 pm


My bike is insured for 12 months...and I usually get out all 12 of those months.


...and BY the way, I left my bike home today.
Dick.

:mrgreen:
Nazi Dick... :finger:
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Post by LKLD » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:22 pm

Wife and I rode the grove roads today, and the orange blossoms were giving off that sweet smell of nectar! Got up to 300' of elevation too! :lol:
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Post by bill lumberg » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:32 pm

I have been amazingly, unusually, alarmingly slammed at work. Nothing but commutes for a while now. In a couple of weeks, it will slow a bit. I’m going try to follow behind jwilly or the wheatness on a ride or two. Along with some solo runs trying to retrace our Black Friday steps, and generally trying to get lost in the mountains and let the gps pull me back out.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:26 am

Rode it to work today...Woohooo!!!
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Post by BkerChuck » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:55 am

After the longest non riding period I've had for almost 3 years I managed to get out Saturday, Sunday, and ride to work this morning. Saturday I headed south to start gathering points for the Team Strange States of Confusion Grand Tour. First stop was slightly north of Baltimore, MD at Morgan State University.
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Followed by a trip across town to Coppin State.

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Sunday was a quick lunch trip north to Moose's LZ bar and grill near Fort Indiantown Gap, PA for some points in a FB group tour I got invited to join, RTE/USA. Cool concept of visiting a list of places to eat your way around the country.

This morning, back to work. Day 3 consecutive riding.....677 more to go to catch up to where I'd been.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:23 am

...and rode it to work again. just a little chilly this morning, but this afternoon is looking much better...

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Post by BkerChuck » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:34 am

Yesterday afternoon was so nice I finally gave mine a well deserved bath when I got home. It was nice and clean when I rode it to work this morning.
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Post by ionbeam » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:32 am

Day 120 -- again I walked past my motorcycle without riding it. Snow, ice and salt since November. Yesterday it got warm enough that the snow banks along the roads melted a bit, then overnight it got cold enough that it turned to ice across all the roads. This morning I heard car horns honking every few minutes which was unusual. The side road I live off of makes a T intersection with the main road. As people were coming to the stop sign at the end of the side road they just kept on going because the side road had black ice and they just slid out into the oncoming traffic. HONK. Black ice ≠ good motorcycle riding.

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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 am

^^^^
Sorry to hear that Alan. Get healed up quickly and get down to your southern home away from home...
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Post by Uncle Hud » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:32 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am
Walked past my FJR again this morning on my way to work ...
Walked up to my FJR again this morning, and sat on it all the way to work.

Love and kisses to all y'all in the frozen tundra of North America. In two months, you'll be happy as clams in the mud, while I'll be sweating before I even get her backed out of the garage. 8-)
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