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What did you do with your bike today?

Me and my lady went for a nice ride on the Street Glide to a nice restaurant in Evansville, Ind. It has been a beautiful day.
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I installed a new petcock on my CL360. If I had the proper fuel lines I'd have gotten a nice ride instead of a sputtering run around the parking lot.
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Took the rear wheel off, so I can take it to get a new new tire this week.

My 3rd puncture this year.
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Nothing.

I did move two of them around a bit so I could slide a cooler full of fish in between them. (I'll be filleting in the morning.)
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Grouper maybe??? My mouth is watering...

Absolutely Beautiful Riding weather here yesterday and today. Daughter called yesterday morning & said she wanted to put a roof over her deck & would dad & I help....other daughter & son in law were trying to put up a garage door opener & couldn't figure out how.......I got to look at the bikes every time I had to go into the garage to get a tool to take to one or the other's house. Both projects are now done. Chance of rain tomorrow and Tuesday.....

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Washed it, put tire dressing on the new bags, and went for a 15 mile run this afternoon. Shame it rained all morning, would have had a group ride for about a hundred miles..

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Took the bar end mirrors off and tried to get the factory bar weights to fit in the Superbike bars with the bar end mirrors.
I finally found something sort of wrong on the new CB1100. With the Superbike bars/bar end mirrors mounted there is a barely perceptible high speed buzz in the bars that numbs the hands after 90 min or so of riding.
I put the stock mirrors and weights back and went out for two hours and no problem.
The bar end mirrors just won't fit with the stock bar weights installed. I think I may look for a different set of mirrors.
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Rained here yesterday. Pulled my sissy bar out so the husband can put on for me today
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Yesterday I rode it home from Saratoga, NY to NH.. dodging rain clouds most of the way.
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Other than stare longingly and lovingly at it... nothing.

I am waiting on one muffler clamp and four gaskets so I can mount my slipons.

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I used it for errands, about 75 miles worth....makes errands much more fun.

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I ran outta gas and had to walk a mile, buy a gas can and gas, then walk back to the bike. No fuel gauge and I'd forgotten that I needed to go straight to the nearby ethanol-free gas station before I did anything else.
Then, I had no way of getting the gas can back, so I left it on the curb in front of some guy's yard, rushed home to get a bungee, then went back to get the can.

Then, I rode about half an hour to my brother's pad, and nobody was home, so I rode back through neighborhoods I'd never seen before and found some pretty neat little areas.
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Road the Street Glide to and from work. What a nice ride. When I was younger I said that I would rather get a convertible before buying one of those old guy bikes. I guess I got old. I've been missing a lot of great rides.
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I always reset my trip meter when I fill up, so I have some idea of how much gas I have.
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Welp... had I bothered to check, I would have discovered that the slip-on Cobra mufflers I got for my Max do not use gaskets like the stock exhaust does, so since the clamp came in today, I was able to get the new (to me) exhaust mounted. Sounds decent enough. Looks AWESOME! Lost maybe 20hp.

Gonna have to get a new set of headers that will help bring that lost power back

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Kissed it good-bye and drove to work in the rain.
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I put 155 miles on my Buell XB9S today. Nothing special just a ride to/from work.

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Welp... had I bothered to check, I would have discovered that the slip-on Cobra mufflers I got for my Max do not use gaskets like the stock exhaust does, so since the clamp came in today, I was able to get the new (to me) exhaust mounted. Sounds decent enough. Looks AWESOME! Lost maybe 20hp.

Gonna have to get a new set of headers that will help bring that lost power back
You might have to get it remapped or rejet if you have carbs.
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Gave mine an oil change went for a short ride then gave it a spruce up...
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Left work early (I'm retiring next month and already starting to act like I'm retired) and went for an hour and a half, 75 mile ride in southern Wisconsin with my wife. The countryside is so green and lush right now it is truly beautiful, even to an old city boy like me.

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I always reset my trip meter when I fill up, so I have some idea of how much gas I have.
I should have filled the bike when I got it, but I could actually see and hear a little gas in the tank, so I figured I was good for 20 miles or so.
Filling up after riding, I don't think I'll have that issue again. I'd hope not, anyway - I'm getting around 80mpg.
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Took the bar end mirrors off and tried to get the factory bar weights to fit in the Superbike bars with the bar end mirrors.
I finally found something sort of wrong on the new CB1100. With the Superbike bars/bar end mirrors mounted there is a barely perceptible high speed buzz in the bars that numbs the hands after 90 min or so of riding.
I put the stock mirrors and weights back and went out for two hours and no problem.
The bar end mirrors just won't fit with the stock bar weights installed. I think I may look for a different set of mirrors.
It would be cheaper to put some bb's in the bar to absorb the vibs.
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Road the Bonny to the funeral home to make arrangements for my mother who died yesterday. Now to go for a long ride to remember who she was. She hasn't known me for a long time because of Alzheimer.
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I'm very sorry for your loss.

There's no words I can offer that will ease your grief, but I know what you're going through.

Thanks for sharing the picture. Very cool. That is, I think, a 1957 FLH.

(Edit: 1956 FL. I was typing too fast.)

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Thank you very much Eye. Her suffering if over. She had a very good life and taught me to do the same. I think your right about the bike. I grew up on the back of dads Harleys. That picture was taken in 1960. He had so many different ones. Like father like son I guess.
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That's reason enough to celebrate her life, no?

It would take a real Panhead expert to say for sure, but I know that paint scheme with those tank panels was available in 1956 and MAYBE 1957, but no other years. (I've got a 1956 FLH.) The more I think about it the more I think it's an FLE, but again, I'm not 100% sure. Your Dad must have added the cabbage cutter rear bumper, which was a Harley accessory, and looks VERY cool, then and now. Great picture.
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That is a great picVery sorry for your loss.Thoughts to you and your family.
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Johnny, my prayers are with you and your family. As Eye said, nothing I can say will ease your pain. Remember the good times you had with her, they will continue to grow more precious to you.
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Johnny, As has been said, sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. Take care my friend.

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Gave my bike a good wash and wax, then I installed a power port so I can recharge my cell. phone during long roadtrips. Then I installed a cruise control, which will also be useful on long roadtrips.

6 days until we leave for Sturgis, 550 miles each way!
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You might have to get it remapped or rejet if you have carbs.
Will definitely be doin that. On Friday morning, I will be getting her on the dyno to check the power band and A/F mixture. From that, I should be able to tell what jets I need to go with, and possibly the needle positions as well.

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Road the Bonny to the funeral home to make arrangements for my mother who died yesterday. Now to go for a long ride to remember who she was. She hasn't known me for a long time because of Alzheimer.
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I want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Life is a relay. Mom has past the baton and now she can rest as we all will one day. Again thanks to everyone.
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Today... I rode her.

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Sympathies on your loss.
My mother in law also suffered several years with a form of Dementia, that was the reason we relocated from MA down to WV to care for her rather than a facility. There is some consolation in knowing that they are no longer lost and are at rest.
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It would be cheaper to put some bb's in the bar to absorb the vibs.
Yeah, I tried rigging some things up and even found a set of VR750 weights that someone said fixed a similar issue on his bike but didn't quite do it.
Mirrors from MC Superstore came today.
Rain started as soon as I opened the garage door!
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I took a 9 yr old out for a 3 hr tour.
My friends daughter has been bugging me for a ride, so since i put my back rest on for a trip i put the foot pegs and a seat pad on for her,
She now wants a dirt bike. Tonight the seatpad and pegs come off!
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Rode to work, as usual. It's a nice commute, about 25 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains. The road I live on is a "designated scenic byway" and the Parkway is 15 minutes from my house.
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I was going to get my Ducati's safety inspection done this morning, but as I walked out the door, the heavens opened and issued forth a deluge the likes of which I haven't seen in a few weeks. So I had to take the truck to a local high school to try to appeal my daughter's transfer, then drive into work. I have never driven on a major interstate and had to voluntarily drive under 55 mph until today. Hopefully things clear up this evening so I can get the inspection done.
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Put the saddle bags on and ran a few errands around town. Next I will do some cleaning on her.

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