Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dead Battery

Call it Murphy's Law, fate, bad luck, or misfortune but after the battery tender post, my battery died.  There was a nice break in the weather one morning and I decided to ride.  Got geared up, unplugged the batter tender, got on, pushed the starter and VOILA, DEAD BATTERY!  YAAAARGGGGG!!.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Freeze Yer Buns Ride 2013

Sunday marked the January 2013 Freeze Yer Buns Ride for the Fort Worth HOG Chapter!  As most Texans will tell you, "You never know what the weather will do in Texas"!  And that is not a mis-statement!  When we should be bundled up with frozen fingers and icy breath, Texas threw its sudden surprise giving us a beautiful riding day in the high 60's.  The ride was planned with freezing or near freezing tempuratures in mind and was kept short for that reason.  Wind chills can tear you down pretty quickly so the ride was only a couple hours today.  Winter landscapes without greenery (or snow) was the focus of the local ride.  We had about 40 bikes on this one and I would presume that was due to the great weather.  No complaints from anyone though.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Holiday Downtime

As the title states, for me at least this is my yearly downtime.  With Christmas, New Years, Birthdays, and chilly weather, I just dont get much riding in.  I dont like the cold and wont ride when its under about 45 degrees. 9 months out of the year I ride 110 miles a day just for my commute to work and back. Then add in any Chapter events on evenings and weekends and I can quite easily put in 1000 miles a week.  Since this is my first Harley it will be interesting to see how well the bike holds up mechanically to putting that kind of mileage on it. Everyone in my Chapter tells me the 103 is a great engine and should easily run 100k miles without any major issues if any. Barring routine maintenance of course.  I havent performed any engine mods outside of the V & H monster rounds.  I prefer to ride it stock and avoid some of the issues Ive seen that other members have from doing performance upgrades.  I need long term reliability, not a mean modded machine.

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