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Gas Man
12-05-2010, 08:01 AM
The white flying stuff is in flight and on it's way.

Well we all know that the temps dropped the heck out right after turkey day.

My father in law has gotten solid snow fall the past 2 weekends up near Mancelona. He just got another 10" this weekend. The other day we had our first dusting.

So with mornings like today at 22* on my way to work, and highs not clearing above freezing...

It is time... once again. I will have the bike given it's last wash of the year. Bringing it back into work today to do in the heated garage. Wash, clay, wax, seafoam. Then back to the house for oil change.

I sad...

Mike_Bishop
12-05-2010, 09:41 AM
Yesterday here in Indy we got a inch of snow. Monday they say temp 10 low 21 for the high.

Mad Dog
12-05-2010, 11:36 AM
I here ya Chris. We just got 3 feet last Wed. into Thursday. Salt everywhere. I'm done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCsK9VLCggY&feature=player_embedded

SportstersPaul
12-06-2010, 01:58 AM
Got a good ride in today but the snow was light and not a lot of accumulation, gotta watch out for them slick spots, and make sure to warm up the tires.

Gas Man
12-06-2010, 12:37 PM
Now it's high about 27-30 and no thanks to that. Plus this week I start night shift again and no way I'll be riding around at 2, 3, 4 am and shit when it's 14* out.

So I wrangled Cave into the project for his bike's benifit. If I don't he'll never do it. I swear I'm his only motivation at times! :D

We left the house, got to the gas station to add seafoam & top off the tanks. Then rode to my work where we commenced washing the bikes in the heated garage and nice warm water.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/2KX%20Winterize%20N%20Mod/2010EOYService008.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/2KX%20Winterize%20N%20Mod/2010EOYService009.jpg

We washed, clay bar, and waxed both of them.

Then take a 115mph jaunt down the highway, to flush the seafoamed gas thru the system and get the ole bikes warm. Back to my house for simotaneous oil changes.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/2KX%20Winterize%20N%20Mod/2010EOYService016.jpg

Each bike runs 4qrts in the motor, 1qrt 6oz in the primary, and 1 qrt in the trans. However, when I run the oil scavenger (to flush the motor & oil pump with fresh oil) it takes another 1.5 qrts to do that. So basically 8qrts per bike. You end up with a pile!!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/2KX%20Winterize%20N%20Mod/2010EOYService022.jpg

Many hours later both bikes are done, Cave's at his house and mine all tucked in for her winter nap.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods/2KX%20Winterize%20N%20Mod/2010EOYService033.jpg

Now all buttoned up.. both bikes. Plus they learned how to share space with the wife's car.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/2010EOYService034.jpg

Stay tuned for the start of the modifications for the ultra... nothing too much, but I can't let the Nightster get all the attention.

Outlaw
12-06-2010, 12:56 PM
Hey Gas....nice pics of the winter storage prep. I am surprised that you aren't into snowmobiling??

This guy has some awesome vids of mountain sledding.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjTwbFjI58&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Mudpuppy
12-06-2010, 02:15 PM
snowmobiling is awesome.. i wish i had more time and money to be able to do it..

Gas Man
12-08-2010, 04:14 PM
Hey Gas....nice pics of the winter storage prep. I am surprised that you aren't into snowmobiling??

This guy has some awesome vids of mountain sledding.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjTwbFjI58&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL


snowmobiling is awesome.. i wish i had more time and money to be able to do it..

I'm in the same boat as Mud. I don't have that type of time, nor money. Let's face it, I live south of Detroit. I would have to go up north to run a snow mobile. That being said, I could keep it at my father in laws, being he lives in snowmobile heaven up north, in Alba, Mi.

Gas Man
12-08-2010, 04:15 PM
Oh and man did I choose my time PERFECTLY. 2 days later we had snow on the ground and salt on most of the roads. It sucks but I got all the time I could.

SportstersPaul
12-08-2010, 05:22 PM
If this snow thing keeps up I may have to fab up a ski for the front of mine, damnnnn.