Cold and windy today so I might as well work on the bike in her shade cover. It's warming up a little so I'll run into town. I changed my shift lever back to the one I had on there for 20 years. The new one I bought from Z1E looked great but I couldn't get one notch down because of the pawl holding the kick stand spring. I'd miss shifts as a result.
I don't care what it looks like. I don't miss shift with it.
These people were playing cat and mouse with me for 5 miles. When I could pass, the van and car would speed up, then they would slow down again. They thought they had me again, I don't think so.
Saw it was clear and went for it. By by.
The car followed me all the way into town. All butt hurt.
Without a doubt in the world all they do is revenue raising - does absolutely nothing for road safety - can you see them putting fine money back into the roads. They go on about "speed kills" here - well rarely it might but it is the shocking state of roads in this country that kill - will compile a short video of them and post as soon as i can.
What was the speed limit along there Steve ?
"It's 55." The slow birds do 35-45. Arrogant people. There is a law about impeding traffic but it is rarely enforced. Our SO will, if nothing else, pull them over and read them them "riot act". Sometimes even pull their licence if they're over 70 and not sharp. I love that. I'd love to see one of those "land yachts" being hauled away by a big rig wrecker. Our roads will only be fixed if enough people are killed on them or it's time to apply for more grant money. Starts in May and ends in June. If they don't spend it all, they won't get as much the next fiscal year. Another racket.
Had to drop Bossie off at the sitter. Cold as hell and my daughter wanted me to take the truck. Turns out she wanted to use my tools. Building a office. Oh well, a working turky day. It's 4:10 PM and into the low 40's. Yeah, it's cold.
Just a short clip of my old rumble truck. Windy as hell and noisier than on my bike. I need to tighten old Bertha up too. Weather stripping and paint. Had Bossie in the back and got followed by a cop. 69 Ford with a 75 Kawasaki Z1 in the back. He'd come up one side then the other then tool off. Like a trip back in time.
worse than snot, keep it off your machines, Aluminum otr truck radiators turn to powder. You will be peddling like Fred Flintstone. State uses it like gravy here.Dont get it in your eyes pullin wrenches.
No wonder the trucks had bladders in them.
Bertha is a work horse. Did a movie set for BFB at Desert Center. They didn't want me to drive the 60 miles each way every day in my old truck so they rented me a new F 250. I put my three tool boxes on it and it crouched. Had to rent a trailer for materials.
Glad I brought my truck. Snow on the hills where I'd have to ride through just to get down the hill. Brrrr. Also I found a camper 1/2 way to my house. It's free and looks to be in good shape. It is a monster though. Kitchen, bath room, heater, A/c, etc. With my new grand child coming in a month, I'll need a place to hang out up here. It'll be better than hanging out in the garage. Can't smoke in the house. We all smoke in the garage. Summer you fight flies, winter I'm bundled up like a Eskimo.
Zephyrrider wrote: Those fellas knew nothing about bikes - sounded like the break down didnt even know it was a CBR 1000 and looked "SO GRATEFUL" that you took the time to stop for them.The stealer ships just love that sort - are they not interested in learning anything about their transport.
They looked extremely interested when you told them you had a Z 1000
Couple of harleys have stopped for over the years didnt want my help cause i was on a (far superior as far i was concerned) Jap bike - found out later on the battery terminals had come loose and they were too dumb to check.
stealerships I thought those repsols were top of the line honda products though???
and yeah, if your bike is older than say 10 yrs, young people aint interested