Texas X Riders

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: [1] 2

Author Topic: Weather  (Read 208 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

paffap

  • Tejano
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
Weather
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:24:33 AM »

I'm craving some better weekend weather so I can get some saddle time in. These quick trips around the neighborhood are kind of like watching "skinamax", better than nothing but not really satisfying.
Logged

xcaliber

  • Board
  • Elvis
  • ******
  • Posts: 4976
Re: Weather
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 08:35:09 AM »

trying to put a good spin on it, maybe we will have a great wildflower crop this year. Haven't had my bike out of the garage in a month.
Logged
It's all just part of the adventure!

capt_dave

  • Rider
  • **
  • Posts: 38
  • 2002 1800c Jersey Village Texas (NW Houston)
Re: Weather
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 08:59:11 AM »

Gary you would be surprised at how many times in January  I watched the short video of you riding my bike last fall. Just seeing the bike and listening to the exhaust tone was satisfying.
Logged
If you want to be happy for a day, drink.
If you want to be happy for a year, marry.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime, ride a motorcycle.

matap

  • Board
  • Master of Monumental Proportions
  • ******
  • Posts: 3810
  • "Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -J.R.
Re: Weather
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 09:56:31 AM »

I have only taken the bike out once this month so far and January I bet I took it out only 2 times.  I too am ready for some better weather at least minus the rain part
Logged
"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" - Jerry Reed

SteveS

  • Regular Advanced
  • Texas X Rider OverLord
  • *
  • Posts: 1158
  • 2006 VTX 1300R,2005 GL 1800,2013 Goldwing Trike
Re: Weather
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 11:10:10 AM »

 :t :t :t :t :t :t :t
 :bikerider: :bikerider: :bikerider: :bikerider: :bikerider: :bikerider:
 :goldwing: :goldwing: :goldwing: :goldwing: :goldwing:
Logged

MRVTX

  • Texas X Rider OverLord
  • ******
  • Posts: 3055
  • Magnolia, TX
    • What I do...
Re: Weather
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 09:40:33 PM »

Sadly, I have a blown head gasket to deal with, and this time of year is just too busy for me to even dig into it.  I'll get it done eventually.   :violin:  :violin:
Logged

Rocket67

  • Texas X Rider OverLord
  • ******
  • Posts: 2147
  • Dances Wtih Deer
Re: Weather
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 07:43:46 AM »

Yes, this weather is depressing. 
Logged
-Scott
2014 FLHX

matap

  • Board
  • Master of Monumental Proportions
  • ******
  • Posts: 3810
  • "Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -J.R.
Re: Weather
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 09:31:44 AM »

Sunday isn't looking bad for a decent ride. 
Logged
"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" - Jerry Reed

matap

  • Board
  • Master of Monumental Proportions
  • ******
  • Posts: 3810
  • "Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -J.R.
Re: Weather
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 11:42:13 AM »

Sunday isn't looking bad for a decent ride.

actually...never mind.  looks like the weekend is gonna be crap again.
Logged
"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" - Jerry Reed

Chad

  • Board
  • Elvis
  • ******
  • Posts: 5742
  • M G, TX.
Re: Weather
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 07:43:02 PM »

Yes, this weather is depressing.
Well crap Jason!! How did this happen. Water pump go out abd didn't know it did?
Logged
Riding FAT BETTY  F6B :)
RIP Torque Dec.18,1975-Apr.29,2009

xcaliber

  • Board
  • Elvis
  • ******
  • Posts: 4976
Re: Weather
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 07:46:34 AM »

Sadly, I have a blown head gasket to deal with, and this time of year is just too busy for me to even dig into it.  I'll get it done eventually.   :violin:  :violin:

after only 100,000 miles, dang unreliable Honda. :stickpoke:
Logged
It's all just part of the adventure!

MRVTX

  • Texas X Rider OverLord
  • ******
  • Posts: 3055
  • Magnolia, TX
    • What I do...
Re: Weather
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 05:06:42 PM »

Yes, this weather is depressing.
Well crap Jason!! How did this happen. Water pump go out abd didn't know it did?

Actually, I had been having problems with the cooling system.  My temp light started to come on and the coolant overflow tank was getting full and not being sucked back up to the radiator after the engine was cool.  So I blindly replaced all of the cooling components, including the water pump and some other items just for preventive maintenance.  So when everything was put back together, I rode for a few days and that temp light came back on.  Checked the overflow tank and had the same symptom, but no leaks again.  I was also noticing that when I took off the radiator cap, the system was under pressure.  So more research had me test the coolant in the system for hydrocarbons, which were present.  So the head gasket leak is actually exhaust gases getting into the cooling system, building up pressure, and causing the coolant to stay in the overflow tank.  Yay me!

after only 100,000 miles, dang unreliable Honda. :stickpoke:

I know, right?  Except that there are others that have way more miles than I do and haven't had head gasket issues.  Oh well...
Logged

matap

  • Board
  • Master of Monumental Proportions
  • ******
  • Posts: 3810
  • "Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -J.R.
Re: Weather
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 09:11:20 AM »

Yes, this weather is depressing.
Well crap Jason!! How did this happen. Water pump go out abd didn't know it did?

Actually, I had been having problems with the cooling system.  My temp light started to come on and the coolant overflow tank was getting full and not being sucked back up to the radiator after the engine was cool.  So I blindly replaced all of the cooling components, including the water pump and some other items just for preventive maintenance.  So when everything was put back together, I rode for a few days and that temp light came back on.  Checked the overflow tank and had the same symptom, but no leaks again.  I was also noticing that when I took off the radiator cap, the system was under pressure.  So more research had me test the coolant in the system for hydrocarbons, which were present.  So the head gasket leak is actually exhaust gases getting into the cooling system, building up pressure, and causing the coolant to stay in the overflow tank.  Yay me!

after only 100,000 miles, dang unreliable Honda. :stickpoke:

I know, right?  Except that there are others that have way more miles than I do and haven't had head gasket issues.  Oh well...

If you don't use it you lose it.
Logged
"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" - Jerry Reed

MRVTX

  • Texas X Rider OverLord
  • ******
  • Posts: 3055
  • Magnolia, TX
    • What I do...
Re: Weather
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 09:41:53 PM »

If you don't use it you lose it.

My problem is probably from overuse.  Up until this issue, I was riding it every chance I got.
Logged

Rocket67

  • Texas X Rider OverLord
  • ******
  • Posts: 2147
  • Dances Wtih Deer
Re: Weather
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 10:45:56 AM »

after only 100,000 miles, dang unreliable Honda. :stickpoke:

One of the reasons I own a Harley....no water pump.  If a head gasket it leaking you just take it to the car wash a couple of times a month. 
Logged
-Scott
2014 FLHX
Pages: [1] 2
 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal