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What did you do with your bike today?

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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 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.)
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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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.
Road up the coast highway (A1A) to St, Augustine for lunch. On the way back we saw a bunch of people on the bridge over the river looking and pointing so we stopped. It was a pod of about 7 Manatee just lounging on the surface. Pretty cool!

I think they're called a pod. A gang. Herd. Whatever.
That's always a good find, a good and unexpected museum.
They are called a club, I think. If they are wearing 1% patches and/or 3-piece rockers you know for sure.

And according to the American Manatee Association THOSE kind give the other 99% of marine mammals a bad name.
I'd love to see the Kettenkraftrad. I've only ever seen pictures of them and never actually seen one close up.

There's a lot of other stuff I'd like to see there too, of course.
Yesterday I took the CB for a ride and discovered that when running down an on-ramp, if I wind it up hard it makes an absolutely glorious sound, and that brief instant I blip off the throttle to shift... I can't describe it, but it sounds like it's spitting fire and anger out of the pipes.

I don't think I can sell this bike! :eek:
Somebody's in love.^^^^^:D
I got a P0562 engine code while riding this afternoon. Joy.
Low battery voltage. Check your battery for charge and load test it. Then check your charging system output.
The battery is getting old. I'm hoping that's the issue. When I cleared the code, it came back once so far. I'm keeping it on a tender at night until I get the time to swap it out.

Today I rode to a local high school to yell at people in the parking lot again.
That's the code for low battery voltage, and often what you get when the battery is starting to die out. If that's the only code you have that's likely the problem.

When it's the charging system you'll often also get other codes such as an over/under voltage line code or similar. Make sure you check all 4 areas on the diagnostic function on the speedo.
That's the only code in all the areas. The rest said "nonE".
Probably just the battery getting elderly then, or something's draining it. Check it and the charging system though.
Rode to Cocoa Beach for lunch, then went to Port Canaveral to look at a few cruise ships. (They are HUGE, and pretty ugly as far as ship design goes.) Wandered around the Indian River Lagoon area and meandered towards home stopping at a few on the water Tiki bars. Met some friends at the Iron Horse here for dinner. Came home and napped.
It's posts like these that are really reinforcing my decision to move to Florida this winter.
It's not all fun and games, my friend. I got a sunburn on my arms, it was hot, and Mrs. Eye almost ran over a dead alligator. Right there on US 1! Plus, in the winter, you'll have to wear long sleeves and on many days, even a jacket.
My friend, I say this with all the respect in the world...Screw you :D.
Yeah, here ya go....

Merritt Island

One of the springs

Ponce Inlet, right down from my inlaws' house.

Ponce again.

Blue Springs. A couple of dangerous, wild Manatees in the foreground. (forewater?)
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Very nice Eye, except for those killer Manatees.
Yeah, you have to keep an eye on them, that's for sure. I actually was taking the picture of the huge honkin' alligator sleeping on the far bank there and didn't see the Manatees right away.
Looks hot, humid and buggy. Also looks like it rains a lot.

No thanks. Would rather have hot, dry and no bugs. Also would like to have some nice mountains a few miles away.

... Oh yeah, I've got that here! Lucky me. :thumbsup:
I'd rather have hot and humid on my 3 mile ride to the beach then hot and dry and miles and miles of LA. :D

I can't brag too much though. We're getting almost as bad as Los Angeles. I think we had a murder a couple of years ago!
That is an awesome pic!

They could clean up the junked car parts though. Get with the whole "green" thing.
What did I do today?

Rode about 20 miles to pick up Critter's friend. Split up so we could cover all our bases. Critters friend actual showed up my base so we headed out to Critter's base. Decided to show Critter's friend the improper way to take off from a hill.

Snatched up Critter and rode to WV. Got lost, which is fun on a bike. Headed back to the MD via a short trip through VA. Reached my county and took a scenic route through the county seat which was fun. Got lost again but found way home. Waved Critter goodbye and took a two hour power nap. Woke up and rode to Starbucks for a coffee. A 180 mile day on the big.
Hold up.......Critter has friends??
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