Monday, June 27, 2011

Quick note about my Oil change write up.

I just got an email from a reader of my site. A simple email that said:

I just read your oil change on the Harley evolution motor. Just wanted to say thanks for the detail you put into it and the pictures really helped out.


No thanks to you for stopping by and learning a bit about your Harley and taking the time to send me a quick email. No this will inspire em to write some more articles and put them in the information section. For anyone who missed the oil change article check it out here.
Here is the oil filter you will need to do your oil change.

My Harley Evo Motor Oil Change Article

Friday, May 13, 2011

I just fired up the Fat Boy for the season.

I got the old girl out of the shed and charged up the Battery, and zoom zoom, potato, potato, the sweet sounds of the Harley exhaust came rumbling to life. Winter around here puts a nice coat of sleepy dust on the bikes and leaves them raring to roll. Well I got a safety inspection, paid the man the licensing money and Whammo We are on the road. The miles on the old girl are 59400 to start the season. I did get a chance to ride all the way across town and back last night. Nice night for a freeway roll. I burned the carbon out of the old Haley 80 cubic inch evolution motor with that season opening 50 mile ride. I was also lucky enough to drive her to work today. I did have a bit of a slow starting problem this morning. I guess I struggle to get this old bike to start on the first touch of the starter continues. I was also coughing a bit on hard acceleration from a stop. I don't think it's lean, I think it is a bit rich in the carburetor now. Well anyway in the back of my mind I may need a engine rebuild. The thing does run great once I get it started. It like to pull and go fast on the freeway. I almost forget how great that bike is to ride, when It sits for the winter. I fit inside the saddle and around the bars very well on the old FLSTF. Man I love that bike, I think I might go for a spin at lunch.

Friday, April 1, 2011

"Game On" The king is back on the Road.

Today is a fantastic day, Sunny and warm in the 70's for April 1st and we are in luck. We are also back in the saddle again and getting 45 Mile Per Gallon on the good ole Harley Road King. Man that first sensation of the Summer is great O-70 in 3 gears and one long hard twist of the throttle as I passed that stupid little car to get up to speed on the Highway. I wanted to make a note that the King has 11,400 miles on it. So this is where I start riding for the season. I plan to rack up some big miles this year. Last year was a minimal riding season for me, so I need to make it up, and put down some serious tread. I will also need a new tire soon so I might as well burn up the old one before the state says I must get it replaced.

This weekend I need to put a clean new shine on the bike, so if the weather holds I'll make the King feel like a real king. I'll also check all the fluids and brakes and give it a quick once over.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Early Spring Harley Ride coming Soon

I am ready the bike is ready, the weather is just about ready. I gotta get eh scooter out and burn up some gas. The crazy up and down of one warm day and three days of snow is making this spring a mess. Maybe one of these would help as I am stuck driving the Truck and paying 4 bucks a gallon for diesel.

No, maybe not I think I just need to Ride!!!!!!!!!1

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Early Spring Harley Ride.

Today is March 24th it was snowing this morning and now looks bright and clean and warm out the window. I know it is not warm, but it looks like it.

I know I am once again talking about the weather in SLC. I guess this is as much a place for me to track when I start and stop riding each year as it is an interesting bit of SLC riding information. I know I could ride a lot more, just tough out the weather and go, but I choose to wait. I m not sure if this is reflection on getting older or being lazy or both I have seen lots of Big Bike hitting the road already this year. Which is Awesome, and now that gas and Diesel prices are once again way to high on a false premise I must start to ride the bike and save some cash and wear and tear on my Truck. I think I will go home and fire the bike up and put some fresh gas in it after burn some in the sun.