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This SUCKS!!! I want to go riding SOOOOOOOO bad. But I do know why I bought the bike this early. It's so that when those rare warm days come around, I can go ride it enough so that it's already properly broken in when spring arrives. :lol:
 

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That's what it looked like the day after I got mine home and what it still looks like. Although, the snow is melting and it's supposed to be a balmy 37 degrees out today. :lol:
 

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i hear ya captain....i bought mine towards the end of the riding season. i only got to ride it enough to put 113 miles on it !. :bash: now it sits until spring .its driving me :screwy: .all i wanna do is ride and i cant because its too dang cold and snowing out. god i wished i lived where it was warm all the time :disapp: but all i know is when it gets warmer out , every where i go i will be rideing to get there :thumbs:
 

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We never did accuse you of being too bright Captain - just kidding..

I know it sucks. I bought my first street bike about 7 years ago - well not quite all street - it was an enduro I bought to ride on street or dirt. So I get it in like September and ride it a few times. Then in February the following year the sun is shining, etc. so I think what the hell (I am fiending like a mfr by then). So I go home at lunch and fire it up. I ride back to work (about 15 miles) - after about 2 miles I think wtf was I thinking? It was like 20 that day. So I get like 1 block from work and I stop at a stop sign - I was so cold I fell over. Here I am laying in the snow thinking I am an idiot. So I get to work and I am so cold that it took all 6 hours left in my work day to warm up. I rode it home with 2 sets of welding gloves and a regular pair of gloves and although I couldn't squeeze the brake or clutch too much I was a little warmer. Didn't ride again that year until well after 50 degrees.
 

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I have a solution for all you off season buyers... Bring your bikes to me and I'll break them in for you so that when the riding season returns to your area... it ready for you... (With a full tank of gas, with my compliments) Free of charge... :dthumb:


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Yeah, hopefully you got a better deal this time of yr.....

And you can spend the next couple months bolting on the mods... :thumbs:
 

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All you have to do is load your bike in your truck/trailer and come on down...Capt., you could be here in about 13-14 hours. You're about 2 hours north of Evansville, right? Take the parkway down to Hop-Town, get on 24 and go to Nashville!! you take 65 south from there, Stop in Huntsville and get Shan...You are welcome to come and ride a little!!
 

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Captain Morgan said:
This SUCKS!!! I want to go riding SOOOOOOOO bad. But I do know why I bought the bike this early. It's so that when those rare warm days come around, I can go ride it enough so that it's already properly broken in when spring arrives. :lol:
Here's something I read in Motorcyclist about engine break-in. The testers are told not to red-line a new bike until at least three digits are on the odometer, but that rarely happens. The article described oil rings, piston skirts, and piston bores, but here are their four rules:
1. Follow the owner's manual for break-in.
2. Never, ever, zing a cold engine up to high revs.
3. Avoid lengthy warm-up; just gentle riding until it's warm.
4. Give yourself time to get accustomed to your new bike.
 

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Just ride it when there is no ice on the raod. That will get you set for the day till you can really take it out in the spring and open it up. Once again...congrats on the new bike. :dthumb:
 

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Hey you guys...capt & pickle...

did they at least bring the bikes to you???
 

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I took a trailer to the dealer to pick mine up. The roads had been dry for about a week, but the weather was getting ready to get nasty again so I went late Friday night to get it, instead of waiting until Saturday or Sunday. The roads were still decent when I got home Friday night, but by the time I got everything unloaded from the truck, it was about 1:30 am, freezing cold and I was tired from helping a friend move furniture all day. Since both cold and lack of sleep will affect riding ability, I decided to just park the bike in the garage instead of taking a chance on dumping it because I was tired and on new tires, etc.
 

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The testers are told not to red-line a new bike until at least three digits are on the odometer...1. Follow the owner's manual for break-in.
Well, since my owner's manual says to avoid prolonged periods above 7K RPM for the first 600 and above 9K for the remaining 400 of the first 1000, I figure that about covers the redline comment. But yeah, I knew about 3 of those 4 rules, didn't know about avoiding lengthy warmup. But what do they consider "lengthy"?
 

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Captain Morgan said:
Well, since my owner's manual says to avoid prolonged periods above 7K RPM for the first 600 and above 9K for the remaining 400 of the first 1000, I figure that about covers the redline comment. But yeah, I knew about 3 of those 4 rules, didn't know about avoiding lengthy warmup. But what do they consider "lengthy"?
After I put my gloves on, I ride off right away then turn the choke off. I think that having the choke on is what they consider bad because the extra gas washes the important oil off the cylinder walls.

Since you have a trailer, why not take the bike to where the roads are clear. We had 5 inches of snow on the roads this morning and after the sun bearing down, it's almost all gone. Time for you to visit the relatives in Florida again.
 

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Captain Morgan said:
I took a trailer to the dealer to pick mine up. The roads had been dry for about a week, but the weather was getting ready to get nasty again so I went late Friday night to get it, instead of waiting until Saturday or Sunday.
So put it back on the trailer and point the truck SOUTH!!! You can be here in time for bisquits and gravy and grits!!! :dthumb:
 

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Believe me, if I had no reason to be up here, I'd head south in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, I have school and work. It's hard enough going back to school full time when you're 30, but it sucks even more when you have a full time job. :lol:
 

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pickle.of.doom said:
I hear ya man... This is the day I brought mine home last winter:
what is that i cant tell by the pic ????? looks good
 

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Low said:
I have a solution for all you off season buyers... Bring your bikes to me and I'll break them in for you so that when the riding season returns to your area... it ready for you... (With a full tank of gas, with my compliments) Free of charge... :dthumb:


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same here but buy your own dam gas :dthumb:
 
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