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My headlite burnt out. :>(

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  1. JuzdSdewe
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    Took a short cruise (out for dinner w/mama), this afternoon. Noticed after pulling up behind a minivan that I didn't SEE the headlite in the reflection of its ass end. Hmmmmmmmmmm.
    Got home tonite (thank gawd it was still daylight), and actually LOOKED. Yep, no low beam. Pushed the button. High beams ok.
    Bummer. Thought that sylvania silverstar would last longer then THAT.
    Oh well. Ordered another one off the internet.
    (should keep a spare I guess)............

    BTW, we werent the ONLY freezebabies out riding today. Ran into at least 40 other non posers out riding in todays skanky weather. (warmer then yesterdays 200+ mile cruise, but FELT colder).......(not as much sun).

    BTW, it was a HIGH of 56 saturday, and 60 today.

  2. MorkKW
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    Hey, Stevo!

    Me, too. My light (high beam) burnt out 2 weeks ago, with my low beam still being okay, but rarely do I use that low beam (only at night). There were no H4STs to be found here in KW and I needed one the following day. Sooooo, I quickly went to my Yammy dealer and got the H4. They quickly replaced the burnt out bulb (at no charge) and I was right back in business that same day - yea! Life IS good. : )

    Enjoy your week.
    Morg

  3. SdeweinFL
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    Steve, you are a better man than I, riding in cold weather like that! My wife and I froze our tushes off coming home last nigh in the low 70's. If you are going to keep it up, I hope you plan to invest in heated pants, shirt and gloves! You AND your wife could end up seriously frigid! Brrr......

    BTW, how long did you guys get out of your H4ST bulbs? Sounds like they maybe need to be ordered in pairs?

  4. JuzdSdewe
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    Heated pants/gloves/coats?...........Pshhhhaswwwwww. WE don't need no stinkin' heated stuff.
    Just layer up heavy.
    No, in all seriousness, I think we're pretty much done for the season.
    Granted, come spring, when it's like above 30, I'll probably HAVE the battery in the bike, and if the salt and show and ICE are off the road, I'll probably venture out, but it's in the fall that the cold really feels , well, uh, cold.

    As far as the headlite, I installed it just after I got the bike last september.
    So mileage wise, it's lasted 16,000 miles. Riding season being what it is, it could've been more.

    I washed the bike THOROUGHLY tonite, (took the windshield off and bucks lowers for more access to those easy to stash bugs/debris areas), and scrubbed like a madman. Now I can start taking stuff apart and cleaning/polishing/waxing...........Damm, this is gonna be a long OFF season.

  5. SdeweinFL
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    Heated pants/gloves/coats?...........Pshhhhaswwwwww. WE don't need no stinkin' heated stuff. Just layer up heavy. No, in all seriousness, I think we're pretty much done for the season. Granted, come spring, when it's like above 30, I'll probably HAVE the battery in the bike, and if the salt and show and ICE are off the road, I'll probably venture out, but it's in the fall that the cold really feels , well, uh, cold. As far as the headlite, I installed it just after I got the bike last september. So mileage wise, it's lasted 16,000 miles. Riding season being what it is, it could've been more. I washed the bike THOROUGHLY tonite, (took the windshield off and bucks lowers for more access to those easy to stash bugs/debris areas), and scrubbed like a madman. Now I can start taking stuff apart and cleaning/polishing/waxing...........Damm, this is gonna be a long OFF season.
    Well, I guess you could tear the motor down and rebuild it... Hey, Steve! You can CHROME the INSIDE of the engine! It would make it slipperier, longer wearing, and YOU would know how purty it was on the inside! It would be the next-best thing to painting it Liquid Silver as far as making it go faster!

    During thw winter, while it is too dangerous to ride, and while you are re-building the motor, you can have your wife push you around while you sit on the bike. Given your comments on another thread (Ahem), you seem well-equipped to make putt-putt engine noises all on your own! Maybe you can sell it to Momma as part of a cardio-vascular exercise plan.

  6. JuzdSdewe
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    Ahhhh, yes, but Steve, you've forgotten about my NEW bike that's scheduled to arrive this tuesday.
    It's small enough I can ride IT in THE garage, (whilst making putt putt sounds).

    The shwinn stingray I bought off ebay!

    (first I gotta take it all apart , clean/regrease the bearing, do alot of detailing, etc, etc, etc.).
    (it'll keep my mind occupied for a little while anyway).............

  7. cfinn1187
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    JuzdSdewe, yeah what happened to the forcast for sat of 67? Wife and I also put on 250 on saturday coming from Maple Lake MN over to Taylors Falls, down to Hastings, and home. We left at 10am and it was only 43. I'm afraid the party is over as well.

  8. SdeweinFL
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    Ahhhh, yes, but Steve, you've forgotten about my NEW bike that's scheduled to arrive this tuesday. It's small enough I can ride IT in THE garage, (whilst making putt putt sounds). The shwinn stingray I bought off ebay! (first I gotta take it all apart , clean/regrease the bearing, do alot of detailing, etc, etc, etc.). (it'll keep my mind occupied for a little while anyway).............
    You gonna chrome the Schwinn?

    In all seriousness, please be careful if you ride it in the snow! It would be ironic, but NOT funny if you got hurt riding a bicycle!

  9. Driwetapisnezz
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    I don't know...depending on if someone posted the crash on UTube and if our pal Steve was only wounded in his pride, it might be a helluva lotta fun to watch.

  10. SdeweinFL
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    I don't know...depending on if someone posted the crash on UTube and if our pal Steve was only wounded in his pride, it might be a helluva lotta fun to watch.
    Oh, unkindest wound that slips its dart into our pride!

  11. meche
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    I had silverstars on my car. Liked them until they burnt out three months later. Bought some cheapo GE's that have been fine since then. In their defense, Sylvania did accept the return without a receipt and gave me a choice of a new set of silverstars or 2 sets of a cheaper light. It'll be a while before I give the silverstars another try. Besides, my stealership told me they aren't compatible with bias ply tires....

  12. JuzdSdewe
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    Well, then why did mine burn out so soon? I've got the metzler radial on the rear..................

  13. zumnckuj
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    Hummm think we need a recall ... my high beam is out ... paid $8.95 fum the dealer.... isnt dat high man ???

  14. MechWarrior
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    ahhhhh feels good to live in southern california.. where riding season.. wait a minute we dont have a riding season because we ride year round hahahaha
    sorry had to rub it in.. hey plenty of empty houses around if you guys wanna move on down

  15. chaser38
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    All you cold weather riders have my seasonal sympathies. How do you do it? Or do without it...

    Sweet Dreams,

  16. bolxc5
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    All you cold weather riders have my seasonal sympathies. How do you do it? Or do without it...Sweet Dreams,
    Well for me when the 1300 goes into hibernation the Ski-Doo comes out to play.

  17. 9Sdarz
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    Us cold weather riders take up other hobbies in the winter like spending some up close and personal time with the wife I usually end up taking my bike out early anyway, last year I took it out in March when temps were in the 30's.

  18. JuzdSdewe
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    Yep, after being balls deep (and deeper), in snow for so long, the first 30 degree day when the roads aren't STILL covered in snow/ice/SALT/shit, I have mine out too. 30 feels like 80 around then.

  19. meche
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    Us cold weather riders take up other hobbies in the winter like spending some up close and personal time with the wife I usually end up taking my bike out early anyway, last year I took it out in March when temps were in the 30's.
    Pansy, I was out in mid-Feb's warm snap this year. Of course, I don't have a wife to be up close and personal with.

    I like to think the cold weather makes us appreciate our warm riding days all the more. So, really, you fair weather riders are the ones to be pitied.

  20. JuzdSdewe
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    Ahh, I dunno. I pity US. I mean, IF I lived in a beautiful (ride all year), area like Morg, Steve, and the others, I'd probably have my 1300 worn out by now, and have had to purchase another one to replace it.

    As far as enjoying the ON season more, again, THIS season pretty much sucked up here. I can only think of maybe 2 weekends that were actually HOT riding. Other then that, it was jacket weather.

    The year before, was SO hot for SO long, and it seemed EVERY weekend and every nite after work were great for riding weather.

    Just have to try and survive this winter crap, and pray for better weather next season...........(at least the bike's clean).............for now..............

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