Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: St. Louis MO
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Beautiful day in St. Louis.
Well it got real warm here today, sun was shining all day for the first time in a long time. It started with the ice storms we had, lots of gray days and lots of fog for that last couple of weeks.
Got out today and rode from around 9:30 in the morning until just before dark. Stayed off any highways, and kept it to around town. Had a bit of a mishap, in that my chrome radiator grill came off some unknown reason, I did check everything on the bike when I got it, went through and tightened everything up. I checked that when I changed the oil. Am going to take a look at that today and see why it came off. My riding buddy behind me disappeared so I waited for a bit at a stop sign in a residential area, and when he didn't show up I went back and there he sat holding my grill and waiting on me. It was a pretty curvy section of streets, so it didn't take long to lose him in my mirrors. Other than some scratches on the grill, the day was perfect. So glad he was behind me, and saw it, also really glad we were in a 20 mph zone and it didn't fly into anyone or anything.
We both got to know our new bikes, (he just got his too) a 95 Yamaha V twin. 1100. Virago. only 8000 miles on it.
Got close to 70 here and put about 150 miles on her. Stopped and got lunch along the way. I also discovered that if I pull the choke out a bit, it runs perfect (pipes put on the bike without being jetted). It gives it just enough additional fuel to run without any missing.
Had a ball, hope you all got some riding in too.