I was out this afternoon for a short ride from my home near Kamloops on my newly restored Z1B. Today was the fourth ride...still working out a few rebuild errors. That's another one in my Avatar.
You guys in Kamloops must have just been through the same brutal 5 weeks as we have. In 30 years we've never had it so cold for so long, so an early spring is very welcome around here. Now if they could just do something about all of the sand/gravel still on the roads!
Weather here was warm up until January, then cooler until this week. We have had similar temps to yours so I thought I would get this bike out on the road to see how it performs. I've been working the kinks out after roughly 2 and a half years of restoration. Just minor stuff....loose bolts, speedo cable etc. Yesterday I had to replace the oil pan gasket that was torn during installation. Where exactly are you located?
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.
We are pining for the Rockies but will have to wait a few months, B.C. looks beautiful so do your bikes!
It's thawing out here in the Midwest too, I was able to burn up a tank of 3 month old gas and have a nice trouble free loop around the Illinois River, Utica to Morris.
A lot of bikes out yesterday, rainy today
78 KZ1000 A2A
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Another beautiful day...mid 60s. It's that perfect time after they've swept the roads of the winter gravel that passes for sand and before the bugs are splatting your visor!
Lake Windermere is in the background.
Back in the saddle and loving it! KZ1000A1
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